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Tag Archives: Partybuilding

Harnessing the power of the Native vote: how Indigenous leaders are preparing for 2022

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of a Netroots Nation panel that explored what is being done and can be done to recruit Native Americans to run for office and turn out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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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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Tom Campion is a donor with a cause who once hosted President Obama at his home. This week, he got to introduce Joe Biden.

Excerpt: On Monday, the Democratic Party hosted an electronic fundraiser. Zumiez CEO Tom Campion, who has helped the party raise money for years, and whose philanthropy has helped defend the Arctic Refuge against drilling, had the honor of introducing President Joe Biden.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Incoming Biden-Harris team signals it will avoid repeating many of Obama’s missteps

Excerpt: At this incredibly fraught and perilous moment in American history, we don't just need steady, compassionate governance -- we need savvy, capable leadership with a respect and appreciation for history and a willingness to learn from it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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What’s next for the Republicans following Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s defeat?

Excerpt: A new administration will soon be taking office. How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory alter the trajectory of the Republican Party?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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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Let’s think + act beyond presidential politics to build a progressive agenda for America

Excerpt: In this thoughtful longread, MLK County Democratic Chair Shasti Conrad outlines a path forward for progressive activists and movement leaders following the suspension of the Sanders and Warren campaigns.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Something wicked this way comes: Meet the terrible trio the right wing is bringing to town

Excerpt: Scott Walker. Laura Ingraham. Jeanine Pirro. These are the people who will headline a series of upcoming "Annual Dinners" for Republicans and right wing groups in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Republicans elect Caleb Heimlich as successor to Susan Hutchison

Excerpt: At a meeting in Moses Lake, the Washington State Republican Party's Central Committee tapped Executive Director Caleb Heimlich to take over from Susan Hutchison as its next Chair, the WSRP announced in a tweet earlier today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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One-on-one with Tom Perez: DNC Chair talks to NPI about rebuilding the Democratic Party

Excerpt: Read a transcript of our May 2017 interview with the new Chair of the Democratic Party, who previously served as President Obama's Secretary of Labor.
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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Camp Wellstone returns to Seattle this May — don’t miss this premiere training opportunity!

Excerpt: Camp Well­stone — the sig­na­ture train­ing offered by the orga­niz­ing genius­es at Well­stone Action — will be return­ing to Seat­tle for the twelfth con­sec­u­tive year, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Edith Sar­gon tells us. The 2017 camp has been sched­uled for May 19th-21st, coin­cid­ing with the end of Fil­ing Week here in Wash­ing­ton State. It will take place in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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