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Daily Archives: July 16th, 2015

Netroots Nation 2016 to be held in St. Louis, Missouri from July 14th-17th

Excerpt: The eleventh gath­er­ing of Net­roots Nation, tak­ing place ten years after the very first Year­lyKos, will be held July 14th-17th in St. Louis, Mis­souri, the con­ven­tion’s exec­u­tive direc­tor Raven Brooks announced a few min­utes ago. NN 2016 will hap­pen just a few days ahead of the Repub­li­can Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land, Ohio, which runs from […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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The Progressive Christian Movement You Never Knew You Needed to Organize

Excerpt: It’s the last pan­el of the day at Net­roots Nation, but ener­gy still seems high. We start out the pan­el with a video by the Rev­erend William Bar­ber, who was unable to make it to the con­ven­tion because of a court case. In this video he talks about the need for a rhetoric of moral­i­ty, […]
Written by:Patrick
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A new fifty state strategy: Reversing the Democratic collapse in the states

Excerpt: Wel­come to our con­tin­u­ing live cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation in Phoenix, Ari­zona. This after­noon, NPI Pres­i­dent Robert Cruick­shank is lead­ing a pan­el dis­cus­sion about the col­lapse of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty in the states and the need for a new fifty-state strat­e­gy to rebuild the par­ty’s strength in state­hous­es from Alas­ka to Flori­da. Here’s the premise […]
Written by:Rennie Sawade
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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NN15 Panel: People Power: Energy, Electricity, & Climate Justice

Excerpt: Dirty fos­sil fuel util­i­ties are oppos­ing pro­gres­sive change, rais­ing rates and killing the plan­et, but peo­ple across the coun­try, led by youth and First Nations activism, are tak­ing back pow­er. Cli­mate hawks and eco­nom­ic jus­tice activists are work­ing togeth­er to make our pow­er grid and pol­i­tics clean­er, and fight­ing for more afford­able and equi­table ener­gy […]
Written by:Rennie Sawade
Categories:Live Coverage, Technology, World Commmunity
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Netroots Nation Panel: Student Debt Crisis

Excerpt: This pan­el dis­cuss­es the issues around stu­dent debt. The pan­elists are Robert Cruick­shank, Natalia Abrams, Melis­sa Byrne, Angela Peo­ples and Kay­la Wing­ber­muehle. Some of the main issues: Wealth trans­fer prob­lem. Wealthy stu­dents can afford col­lege, not go into debt, and not have to work a part-time job, so they can con­cen­trate more in class­es, do bet­ter, […]
Written by:Rennie Sawade
Categories:Civil Liberties, Economic Security, Education, Live Coverage
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