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Category Archives: Live Coverage

Dr. Kim Schrier celebrates a close second place in 8th Congressional District contest

Excerpt: Kim Schrier is the Democratic candidate who is likely to face Dino Rossi in the November 2018 general election.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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LIVE from New Orleans: Candidates in tough races take center stage at close of NN18

Excerpt: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bill de Blasio. Randall Woodfin. Paulette Jordan. These and other candidates and elected officials made Netroots Nation 2018's closing keynote a plenary to remember.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation 2019 to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Excerpt: Next year, Netroots Nation will be heading to the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. Learn more about plans for next year's convention.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
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LIVE from New Orleans: A synopsis of films and filmmakers at Netroots Nation 2018

Excerpt: Learn about documentary films selected by Screening Liberally for viewing at Netroots Nation 2018.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Activists discuss teaming up to improve voter engagement

Excerpt: Read our recap of The Power Coalition: How Integrated Voter Engagement is Empowering Citizens in Louisiana, a panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2018.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation gets a warm welcome in the Crescent City

Excerpt: The thirteenth annual Netroots Nation Convention is in New Orleans, with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaking as part of the opening night keynote.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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LIVE from I-5: We’re on our way to Olympia to turn in signatures for Initiative 1631

Excerpt: Good morning from Interstate 5! In just a few short hours, the Yes on I-1631 coalition will be submitting petitions to qualify to the November statewide ballot a groundbreaking initiative that would put a price on pollution in Washington State and use the revenue raised to fund a just and responsible transition to a clean […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Wenatchee: Candidates address the Washington State Democratic Convention

Excerpt: Many congressional and legislative candidates have come to Wenatchee to build grassroots support for their campaigns. Read what they had to say to the 2018 Washington State Democratic Convention.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from Wenatchee: 2018 State Democratic Convention kicks off with patriotic celebration

Excerpt: The 2018 Washington State Democratic Convention is underway in Wenatchee, having opened with a celebration of the values that Democrats believe are the genius of the United States.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: The GOP is dead

Excerpt: The final panel I attended at the Crosscut Festival had the provocative title, "The GOP is dead. Long live the GOP!" The discussion was of course about the future of the Republican Party, with a focus on Washington State.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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