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Category Archives: Events

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
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, 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
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Series & Special Reports
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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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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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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 One — Featured Panel: Abortion access is both a disability issue and a queer issue

Excerpt: NPI spent some time on Thursday at a panel titled Dobbs and Roe: Queer, Gender-Expansive Visions for Abortion Care, featuring an all LGBTQAI+ panel, where they discussed the broader impacts of abortion access through the lens of queerness and disability. 
Written by:Caya Berndt
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President Biden pitches plan to lower the cost of essential drugs at appearance in Auburn

Excerpt: The 46th President spoke not for the ages, but of years as a widowed parent of two little boys who could not afford childcare even as a U.S. Senator, as an aneurysm patient cared for by nurses.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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A look at President Biden’s Earth Day itinerary

Excerpt: It's not often that the President of the United States is here in our region for an occasion like Earth Day, but it's certainly fitting that he is. Here's an annotated look at his plans for the day, as announced by the White House press office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden touches down at SeaTac, beginning state’s first presidential visit in six years

Excerpt: The President's itinerary includes a DNC fundraiser, an Earth Day event in Seward Park, and an Auburn appearance at Green River College to discuss lowering costs for American families.
Written by:Medhya Goel
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