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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Daily Archives: August 3rd, 2018

LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation hears what progressive women of color are doing to lift up communities across America

Excerpt: Netroots Nation 2018's second plenary session featured speeches from Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, but the highlight was a panel discussion featuring women leaders who are working to lift up communities across America through electoral organizing and movement building.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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LIVE from New Orleans: Why avoiding talking about race is inauthentic and ineffective

Excerpt: When we don't directly address race and dog whistle messages, people know that we aren't being honest. But when we call it out and address it, we build trust and authenticity. Invoking cross-racial solidarity helps to get past people's cynicism.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Thinking and uniting across issues to protect our federal judiciary

Excerpt: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination can be blocked. At Netroots Nation, a distinguished panel of activists with expertise in opposing extremist right wing judicial nominations discussed what it will take to keep Kavanaugh off the bench and deny Trump and McConnell a victory.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: America’s housing crisis is an issue for everyone, everywhere

Excerpt: The federal government has failed to address this growing crisis in our country, and that really needs to change in order to adequately address the problem. This is an issue where progressives can and should be leading.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Live Coverage, Public Planning
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