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Monthly Archives: August 2020

2020 DNC Day One: Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders kick off fully distributed convention

Excerpt: "We the People" was the theme for the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was originally supposed to take place in Milwaukee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netroots Nation brings back Elizabeth Warren and Pramila Jayapal for 2020 Friday keynote

Excerpt: Joining Warren and Jayapal were Representatives Deb Haaland, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee, who are all deeply committed to progressive change in America.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Netroots Nation featured panel discusses the Biden-Harris strategy for progressive victory

Excerpt: Staffers from Joe Biden's presidential campaign laid out the case for why progressive organizations and activists should invest in building a relationship with the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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COVID-19 Update: Many school districts plan to open for the fall in remote-only mode

Excerpt: As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, the longer-term repercussions of the nation's failure to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic are starting to become painfully apparent.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Events, Open Government, Party Politics
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Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Democratic AGs discuss taking on Trump and building equity at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Attorneys general Phil Weiser, Xavier Becerra, Keith Ellison, and Maura Healey helped kickstart the conference with a substantive panel discussion.
Written by:Tammi Laster
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Equity, climate justice, and public health go hand in hand, Netroots Nation panelists say

Excerpt: The world is grappling with a novel coronavirus pandemic while climate damage grows ever worse. Netroots Nation 2020 decided to explore how systemic inequality defines both fights.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Our Environment, World Commmunity
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first appearance together as running mates

Excerpt: The two appeared together at a live-streamed event where their speeches highlighted their respect for one another and the necessity of taking down Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington’s 2020 Top Two turnout is the highest ever; ballots still being counted

Excerpt: Remember 2008? We're seeing voter turnout now that dwarfs what we saw then, at least for the qualifying or winnowing round in the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Are Democrats ready to defend Kamala Harris from the misogyny Geraldine Ferraro faced?

Excerpt: Kamala Harris will be attacked for her competence. Have her back over the next eighty-plus days. No nastiness should be allowed to detract from those abilities recognized by Donald and Ivanka Trump as political donors in the last decade.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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It’s official: Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate

Excerpt: Harris, a former rival of Biden's for the presidential nomination, is the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to be the presumptive vice presidential nominee of a major political party. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 3rd-7th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes consisted of Senate confirmation of Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of Energy and approval of a bill banning TikTok from government owned mobile devices.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Suburbs getting bluer, rural areas getting redder, early 2020 legislative results suggest

Excerpt: The 2020 Washington Top Two election served as a vetting exercise on Tuesday night, with initial returns identifying the most endangered incumbents in the Washington State Legislature of both major political parties.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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