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Category Archives: Events

Transformative change comes from dialogue, not talking points, canvassing experts say

Excerpt: At Netroots Nation 2021, attendees were treated to a panel discussion on deep canvassing, which can get results that traditional canvassing methods can't. Read our recap of the discussion.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Representative Ayanna Pressley joins reproductive rights activists to discuss the necessity of expanding the Supreme Court

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Netroots Nation 2021 featured panel sponsored by Demand Justice, which brought Renee Bracey Sherman, Katie O'Connor, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Kelsey Ryland, Sonja Spoo to discuss why expanding the Supreme Court is critical for protecting reproductive rights.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Netroots Nation 2021 welcomes Tlaib, Barnes, Neguse, Granholm, McCarthy at first plenary

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the opening plenary session at Netroots Nation 2021, which featured Rashida Tlaib, Mandela Barnes, Joe Neguse, Jennifer Granholm, Gina McCarthy, and several other speakers.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Netroots Nation featured panel delves into the lasting effects of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Sarah Groh, Ted Lieu, Sarah Iddrissu, and Matthew Fuller joined Melissa Ryan for a conversation about the aftermath of the attack that Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress incited and directed against the nation's temple of democracy.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Party Politics, World Commmunity
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Netroots Nation panel looks at building long-term relationships beyond the campaign trail

Excerpt: Strategist Joe Sudbay, Representative Ricky Hurtado of North Carolina, Representative Anna Eskimani of Florida, and J.D. Scholten of Iowa discussed investing in progressive infrastructure over the long-term to secure repeat victories.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Saving democracy one vote at a time: Democratic secretaries of state review the 2020 election and look ahead to 2022

Excerpt: Jena Griswold of Colorado, Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Shenna Bellows of Maine, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan joined Daily Kos' Carolyn Fiddler discuss their role in state government as well as the current threat to democracy.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
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Travel Light! Northgate Link opens to riders in a watershed moment for mobility in Seattle

Excerpt: The inauguration of revenue service on Northgate Link marks the end of the work to deliver the original Sound Move plan approved by voters in 1996, which called for an initial light rail line running from SeaTac to Northgate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II to speak at NPI’s 2021 Virtual Spring Gala

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute team is delighted to share that one of our alumni will be the featured speaker at our April 10th, 2021 Virtual Spring Fundraising Gala.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden likes to say, “Here’s the deal.” He just used the final debate to close the deal.

Excerpt: The final presidential debate of 2020 is in the history books. Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the last showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Liveblogging the final presidential debate of 2020 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: NPI's liveblog of the October 22nd, 22020 faceoff between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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Kamala Harris dazzles in veep debate as Mike Pence tries to deny Trump regime’s atrocities

Excerpt: Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the 2020 vice presidential debate, which took place in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 7th.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Liveblogging the first presidential debate of 2020 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: NPI's liveblog of the September 29th, 2020 faceoff between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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RNC is proof that Trump sees no distinction between the federal government and himself

Excerpt: The White House and the National Park Service, which belong to the people of the United States, are being exploited to help Donald Trump's reelection effort.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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