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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Democratic hopeful and Alaska Native Mary Peltola wins special election for U.S. House

Excerpt: The results do still have to be certified, but things look solid for Peltola. She appears destined to become the first federal official in Alaska to be elected under the state's new ranked choice voting system, which allows voters to rank candidates in the order they prefer rather than voting for just one candidate. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking about the American Dream with Abigail Disney

Excerpt: In the ninth and final installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney about her film "The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales," labor organizing, and improving the lives of the workers at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking about tech for volunteers with Samantha Boucher

Excerpt: In this eighth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Samantha Boucher, CEO and Co-Founder of Shire, a digital organizing platform, to discuss smart organizing strategies, engaging volunteers, and how to make campaign tools more accessible for the new generation of voters.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking youth activism, plants with Brian Wingbermuehle

Excerpt: In this seventh installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Brian Wingbermuehle, the youngest Democratic committee member for St. Louis County, about the challenges facing young progressive activists and protecting plants from climate damage.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Our Environment, Series & Special Reports
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking worker organizing, ALU’s future with Chris Smalls

Excerpt: In this sixth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with organizer and Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls about the unifying power of workers joining forces to bargain collectively and the future of the ALU.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking utilizing technology in organizing with Brian T. Smith

Excerpt: In this fifth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Brian T. Smith about his organization's new social network, Unified.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Patty Murray is currently the highest-rated elected official in King County, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 64% of 2022 likely King County voters surveyed said they approved of Murray's job performance, while 26% disapproved. 9% were not sure. That's a stronger showing than every other elected official we tested.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking ending felony disenfranchisement with Nicole Porter

Excerpt: In this fifth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Nicole Porter, Senior Director of Advocacy for The Sentencing Project, about restoring fundamental liberties to those with felony convictions.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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“For the benefit and enjoyment of all of the people”: Denali-inspired reflections on the necessity of conservation’s future in Alaska

Excerpt: National parks, once derided by interests bent on resource extraction, have been a huge blessing for Alaska, supporting a robust tourism sector and ensuring that wild places like Denali remain as unspoiled and breathtaking as they were in bygone eras. Yet more areas of The Last Frontier still await protection from development.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking SCOTUS reform with Sarah Lipton-Lubet

Excerpt: In this fourth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Take Back the Court Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Lipton-Lubet, about adding justices to secure abortion rights
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking smart campaign strategies with Stephanie Taylor

Excerpt: In this third installment of NPI@NN, NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, about smart strategies for Democratic campaigns in the 2022 midterms and beyond.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking abortion rights and disability justice with Cori Frazer

Excerpt: In this second installment of NPI@NN, NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with the Executive Director at the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, Cori Frazer, about the intersections of abortion rights and disability.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking media and movement history with Markos Moulitsas

Excerpt: In the inaugural installment of NPI@NN, NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos about the state of our democracy, historic right wing dominance of the fourth estate, and the upcoming midterm elections.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day 3 — Featured Panel: Post-Roe Does Not Mean Post-Abortion

Excerpt: “Every movement can be tracked back to the importance of abortion access,” said Lizz Winstead of the Abortion Access Front. This was the central theme of Saturday morning's Netroots Nation panel titled: Post-Roe Doesn’t Mean Post Abortion…If You Step Up.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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