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Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive political activists, originally organized by readers and writers of Daily Kos, a liberal political blog.

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Watch 2 smart women 1 black 1 white talk about race in America
Panel from on climate change, racial violence, and environmental protection as social justice, recalls themes of
Fun video that captures much of his consequential presidency. President Obama addresses Netroots Nation 2016
Had they put up some Netroots Nation candidate it would still be a red state.
We went to to bring our anti-discrimination message to activists:
The true measure of a progressive star: purchaseing chocolate fountains for Netroots Nation attendees
Want to thank for leaving the comfort of the conference, to come and build with us.
Incredibly excited to announce DemAds integration with VoteBuilder at our training. https…
HeartMob won "best new product" at Netroots Nation New Tools Shout Out! Join us:
This is interesting debate that occurs when you don't have an actual workers party via
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Why the nation's largest gathering of embraced - Vox
Really enjoyed about how NetrootsNations has really begun to embrace identity politics w/ economics
The history of progressivism is also one of whitewashing& misogyny & it’s still a problem today-
Reigning Pundit's Cup champion gets a shoutout in this excellent Vox piece,
Our latest Repro-Madness episode from Netroots Nation is up! Download it on iTunes and SoundCloud
I especially love the shout out to labor history lists.
Why the nation's largest gathering of progressives embraced identity politics
This Week in Blackness, podcast/media. Creator Elon James White also leader of some kind of Netroots Nation. Imani Gandy.
Oh yeah and isn't sad. Sanders showed up for Netroots Nation annual wing-ding but Clinton didn't. Sheeet.
From grilling Obama staff at Netroots Nation for touting Lilly Ledbetter Act to slobbering at hem of Hil's pantsuit.
Two months after Netroots Nation, should Bernie Sanders be thanking Black Lives Matter? on
14b) Tia Oso—who helped shutdown events by Hillary Clinton’s rivals Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley at Netroots Nation—works
Ben Carson has just become a 2038 chairman’s pub quiz question.
No, it was at Netroots Nation, I think in Pittsburgh. So it's 6 years old, not 8. But still, they had to reach far back.
Will Houston get boycotted, after Phoenix was rewarded for AZ SB1070 with the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star game and Netroots Nation?
a lot like my face when I see Sally every year at
Its time to start BOYCOTTING States that DO NOT have LGBT Discrimination Protections and perhaps should be the one to start
And there was no misinformation about Bernie on our podcast. There is video him at NetRoots Nation.
Missed Netroots Nation but will hopefully make it to the next one. In the meantime, I'm all abo...
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Book: gun control IS constitutional: live on Kickstarter. You may like it. .
4b) took to the stage at the 2015 Netroots Nation conference and helped shut down appearance by two Democrats running for President,
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PDA "We Want Bernie" Party at La Paz Cantina in Phoenix during Netroots Nation last month.
Up next: My full interview for with from Netroots Nation
"We are activists; we comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
They had their little segregated party crashed by reality at Netroots Nation, and totally exposed their ugly insides.
If you bash Netroots Nation, as a whole, I have to assume you are a rightwing group, or a competing liberal group. If you are the latter...
Sober game. Count the white people in candidate field. Netroots Nation demonstrates disarray in base.
"This is an American problem, but the progressive space is supposed to care."
Believe the protest at Netroots Nation had no positive impact? Spend 15 secs reading this, please http:/…
Thoughts on article on the Democrats, &
WAM!NYC's We on the Freedom Side:Why I Stood Up for Black Lives at Netroots Nation |
Netroots Nation 2015 Daily via is out! Stories via
Baloch Right Council Delegation at netroots nation confernc featured in NBC s Science of Love
Does Netroots Nation only want black people to run for president now? White people automatically disqualified?
I mean I'm always up for calling out racism in supposedly progressive spaces (e.g,, netroots nation)
Finally got all of my photos from up on Flickr: All one set, but in time order.
Your study is distorted by who says "nearly 400 unarmed" ppl were killed.
Reaction by some Liberals at Netroots Nation to Black Lives Matter disappointing (VIDEO)
does a fantastic job at Netroots Nation. Thanks, Steve!
Last week, the liberal Democratic activists “Netroots Nation” held its annual convention and Bernie Sanders was...
Locking down 4th Ave Jail tomorrow at noon ahead of large protest by Netroots Nation & Puente against me & ICE agents …
"We are in a state of emergency worth shouting about." -http:/…
(I mean, was definitely about BLM, but otherwise, yeah.)
American right-wing figures are playing a huge role in the global movement against LGBT rights.
Unions were part of several panels including one on re-enfranchising people with felony convictions, most of whom...
Great read from on how took center stage at
Sanders campaign claims highest turnout yet for Netroots Nation ...
Tell me again how the protest at was destructive and ineffective.
unlimited calling, voip, phone service
"Feel the Bern!" The first piece by is a dispatch from Netroots Nation:
When Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders took the stage at Netroots Nation forum, things didn’t go exactly as planned
Equal parts excited & overwhelmed thinking about Netroots Nation next weekend. But there are too many good sessions, y'all.
Hi! I'm a young progressive in the running for a scholarship to Netroots Nation! Pls vote 4 me at !
The latest video on Sarah Palin's eponymous online network was billed as a rebuttal to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) Netroots Nation speech, but some of Palin's points were just too incoherent to follow.
Sarah Palin’s video response to Elizabeth Warren’s speech at last month’s Netroots Nation is…completely incoherent. In just 47 seconds, John McCain’s former running mate managed to completely baffle us with a rant about fast food wages, veganism, liberals, and…Purgatory. We don’t get it either. This…
My crazy amazing summer has involved 1) flying to LA to meet with Warner Bros. executives, 2) celebrating my grandfather's 85th birthday followed by my mom and her husband with me in NYC, 3) a conference on the Internet and democracy, 4) a conference on the open Internet at MIT, 5) a gathering of civic innovators in Boston, 6) the American Library Association in Las Vegas, 7) biggest progressive conference (Netroots Nation) in Detroit, and 8) the Creative Change Retreat in Sundance in Utah (activists, storytellers, philanthropists dedicated to using the arts, culture, and story for social change. After an 9) amazing "downtime" [if you can call it that] with my family in Orlando (and soon to be my gf in Orlando), it is fitting that the last big conference event of my crazy summer of conferences is 10) LeakyCon. For those of you coming, I can't wait to see you all!
We're back from Netroots Nation! A photo round-up that proves the BOTL team does, in fact, know each other, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on the main stage, the march with guest appearance by Mark Ruffalo and learning at panels. Some good stuff ahead for the show and progressive media/activism!
Netroots Nation: What we learned - Elizabeth Warren will be a factor in 2016, even if she's not on the ticket.
Elizabeth Warren is far and away the biggest celebrity at Netroots Nation
DETROIT — Their heads might be with Hillary Clinton, but their hearts are decidedly with Elizabeth Warren. As the high-profile annual confab of progressives called Netroots Nation kicked off here Thursday, it took no time for a consensus on 2016 to emerge. Interviews with more than a dozen attendees made clear the liberal base sees Clinton as...
DETROIT -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) faced an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Friday when she took the stage at Netroots Nation, with fans toting "Elizabeth Warren for President" hats and signs and chanting "Run, Liz, Run!"...
Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips t oIowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences. Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly mocked for his youth and inexperience after twelve years in Congress, including eight in the Senate. But just as the defeat of Robert Bork and the subsequent confirmation of David Souter led to the rise of the conventional wisdom that a Supreme Court nominee should be a “stealth” candidate with a minimal paper trail, the election of Barack Obama in his fourth year in ...
Friday when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at Netroots Nation, a progressive convention for online activists, she stuck her usual populist tone, arguing, "the game is rigged" in Washington against the little guy and in favor of big banks.
DETROIT — Elizabeth Warren received a thunderous reception at Netroots Nation on Friday as she pledged to fight a “rigged” system in a country of rising income inequality.The Massachusetts Democrat ascended the stage here at this annual liberal gathering to chants of “Run, Liz, Run.” Many in the audience touted “Elizabeth...
Elizabeth Warren rides wave of support at Netroots Nation via
On July 16-19, one of the most powerful political events of the year will take place in Phoenix, AZ: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference. Each year, thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists for f…
VP It's just as important to feed our people as it is to fund our military."
Netroots Nation's to-do list: Get Democrats to polls in November.
VP Joe Biden heckled at Netroots Nation 2014 but he did not miss a beat via
Thursday in Detroit, Michigan, when Vice President Joe Biden addressed “Netroots Nation,” the annual liberal conference, he heaped praise on the progressive audience, saying: “you, me, the president,” we “share a commitment…
Dear like it or not you are judged by your fruits
Americans get shot out of the sky; hours later, the president is at a fundraiser, Biden is at the Netroots Nation conferen…
VP Joe Biden Rocks Netroots By Telling Progressives The Country Needs Them Vice President Biden rocked Netroots Nation on Thursday by enumerating progressive values in order to show the activists why their country needs them. Netroots is the largest gathering of progressives in the country. “I believe that we are at an ... Read more on PoliticusUSA
Join the fun internet sensation VP as he speaks to the Netroots Nation crowd:
Watch live video of the 2014 Netroots Nation political convention below. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream View the schedule of events below. (Eastern time) Thursday, 7/17 8:00 a.m.: Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter 10:00 a.m.: AM TWiB w/ L. Joy...
Friday Panel: Marijuana Arrests: The Gateway to Mass Incarceration Marijuana arrests and mass incarceration will take center stage at Netroots Nation 2014 this week in Detroit.
Hey Netroots Nation! Check out my advanced with at NEW TIME 1:30pm on Saturday in room 330B :)
A moral crisis perpetuated by a Godless, morally bankrupt illegal alien mooselum in the WH
New on the NPI Advocate: LIVE from Detroit: Netroots Nation 2015 will be in Phoenix, Arizona next July 16th - 19th |
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why is Donny Osmond singing at Netroots
Biden courts the left at Netroots Nation by JTSTheHill
Both CPAC and Netroots Nation are nothing more than ideological circle jerks and huge wastes of time
that's the most nauseating pos I've seen all day. Weasel face
Netroots nation brings advocacy orgs together! Thank you for making happen
So what's a Netroots Nation? Didn't it happen last week in Illinois and people were swindled out of $17000?
If you want a good laugh tonight, you need to check out TL! BBQ'n Netroots Nation like a BOSS!
Joe Biden is speaking at Netroots Nation right now. Real progressives would shout him down about Gaza & deportations?
Pols, progressive activists converge on Detroit for Netroots Nation | The Plazz
Rev. Barber "It is extreme and it is immoral to cut off water for poor people in Detroit."
Rev. Barber calls for "a new fusion majority" w/"a moral agenda" to renew promise of Reconstruction. …
MT Americans get shot out of the sky; hrs later, [Obama] at a fundraiser, Biden at Netroots Nation conf
Waiting to see Joe Biden at the Netroots Nation plenary.
Purpose is here at Netroots Nation! Come visit us at booth 916 in the exhibition hall, first floor at Cobo
Good luck to all at Netroots Nation in US tomorrow 120 great sessions, UK followers can catch livefeeds:
Well, the rest of us already know that, but in order to help liberals catch up, here are 15 examples of “liberal privilege.” 1) You can commit a crime and your local newspaper usually won’t mention what party you’re in if you’re a Democrat. 2) You can be a white liberal who viciously mocks black men like Clarence Thomas, Allen West, and Ben Carson without being called a racist. 3) You can be a Communist or a radical Islamist, you can hate America or even engage in acts of terrorism and still get a job as a college professor. In fact, it probably makes it more likely you’ll be hired. 4) You can live in a mansion, fly around in private jets and consume more energy than a small town and still be taken seriously when you say we need to cut back on our lifestyles to fight global warming. 5) You can hold a conference like Netroots Nation that’s as white as any Tea Party without having people suggest that your event is somehow “racist” for not having more minorities present. 6) You can hold pro ...
No Fracking Way! The Simi Valley Democratic Club general monthly meeting is tonight, Wed., Feb. 19. Subjects include fracking and other issues impacting the environment. The guest speaker is R.L. Miller, Chair of California Democratic Party's Environmental Caucus; Climate Blogger; Speaker at Netroots Nation; founder of Climate Hawks Vote and a practitioner of law and keeper of chickens. Meeting location is Simi Valley Town Center Community Room, located at 1555 Simi Town Center Way in Simi Valley. Meet and Greet from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Club Business starts at 7:15 p.m. Where is the Community Room located? Enter the mall between Limon Latin Grill and Larsen’s Grill. Go straight back to the tower and enter through Guest Services. Take the elevator to the second floor. The Community Room is on the right.
Where there are GOP governors and legislators there is corporate sponsored legislation
Koch-owned Detroit paper is upset at for bringing income & (union) people to the city.
they should know better than to expect to be treated like people. They make lwnj blogos uncomfortable
of course! And I've met Nicole at netroots nation a couple years ago.
The GOP. Pretending to care about Detroit since July 18, 2013.
Must be the August blogging doldrums when this piece doesn't get more notice : )
Rewriting history to blame unions for Detroit’s crisis is offensive and ludicrous
Always surprisedbeing surprised by Detroit media's moves between ignoring and kicking the city.
Chris Savage shreds silly Franklin Center oped attacking liberals for conventioning in Detroit
The earlybird tier is almost sold out. Prices will go up next week to our standard rate. Register now & save:
The GOP pretending to care about Detroit.
1 week til the start of the community auction. Still time to donate an item 4 a great cause
Detroit News op-ed takes Netroots Nation as an excuse to attack unions via
You should read what has to say re: that cray cray in the about I understand why the educational ignorance industrial complex reacts like it is following the ignorant leadership. Next time you find a thief in your home with a your local school because apparently they have the answers, not! NEA Vice President: NRA, Second Amendment Supporters "Are Going to *** Posted on June 28, 2013 Speaking to all 3,000 of the assembled "progressive activists" at this year's Netroots Nation conference, National Education Association vice president Lily Eskelsen Garcia boldly declared a "prophecy" about the eternal destiny of NRA and Second Amendment supporters, and of politicians and lobbyists working to promote gun rights: "I'm not an ordained minister; I'm not a theologian, but these guys are going to *** " Wow. Going to *** for supporting the Second Amendment? That type of radical thinking might explain the very high incidence of ridiculous cases involving over-zealous school officials misinterpreting and wrongly enforcing "zero-tolerance" rul ...
During an interview on Meet the Press today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed the ongoing international manhunt for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. David Gregory played video of Pelosi getting heckled while speaking at the progressive conference Netroots Nation for attacking Snowden. Pelosi d...
In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone...
So, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was booed by progressive activists (Netroots Nation), for defending President Obama on the NSA’s surveillance programs and suggesting that leaker Edward Snowden broke the law. Now that he's playing with Putin, are you with Netroots or Nancy? Your thoughts? Let's play.
I'm a little late posting this (hey, I was busy busy busy at Netroots Nation):
Netroots Nation: Starring Jeff Merkley, with an assist from Elizabeth Warren
Congress was the highest authority here in ...
Nancy Pelosi booed at Nutroots Nation saying Snowden broke the law
Leaving Went to light rail- definite odor of urine for 4/5 blocks on 1st ave. Hope it wasn't us :) !
Hillary must win us over I like her, but how bout others w/ ideas?
Leaving on a jet plane. Thanks for the memories,
So my phone is safely back & no kale stickers were harmed. Thanks, y'all.
The labor message was strong at the Netroots Nation 2013 conference. There was a consistent message across sessions and activities, a good focus on the rise of what is being called “Alt Labor” and there were some good worker actions.
An otherwise adoring crowd of liberal activists booed and interrupted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Saturday as she defended the Obama administration
Because Nancy Pelosi got boo'd at that Libertarian convention Netroots Nation for calling Snowden a criminal
This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story was asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and...
Pelosi booed, heckled at Netroots - The House minority leader speaks to progressive activists about NSA surveillan... h…
“It's 10:30. Have you tipped your housekeepers yet? YES!
.Netroots Nation is summer camp for political nerds
The 1 in 3 Campaign is a project of Advocates for Youth. The 1 in 3 Campaign aims to break through the taboo of talking about our personal experiences with abortion. These are our stories.
Netroots Nation is probably the closest thing to summer camp I've experienced as an adult
Drug Policy Alliance: Marijuana reform ‘is not a laughing matter’ in 2013: This year at Netroots Nation, Raw S...
Robert Kuttner: Myriad Movements, Not Quite a Movement - I spent the last couple of days at Netroots Nation, and i...
News Progressives: Hillary Clinton must win us over - Politico
Who're they trying to kid? They'll drink the Kool-Aid. ==> "Progs: Hillary Clinton must win us over" - via
Politico's Schultheis Is Surprised That the Left Is 'Not as Angry at Obama as You'd Think' | NewsBusters
Using a moment to thank & for Now what's this nonsense in TX about rape kits?
no thank YOU for coming to our backyard and having the backs of our women and transgendered! See you next year
Nancy Pelosi booed, heckled at Netroots Nation 2013: via
Pelosi booed at over NSA spying. Glad progressives aren't shrugging this off just b/c it's not Bush.
I just signed a petition to Whoever is planning Karoake for We, the fans of Netroots Nation karaoke, demand a transparent process for scheduling performers. We pledge to support a fair wage for the entertainment company while rocking out to the utmost of our abilities.
Pelosi gets an earful of free speech & booed from Netroots Nation: One Netroot refers to "police state."
Nancy Pelosi booed at Netroots Nation saying Snowden broke the law
At faces backlash from audience for her comments on spying
.- "I've worked with NRA lobbyists, and they don't want to find common ground. They want to sell guns"
NAACP President offers bizarre reason for abolishing Voter ID laws: Transgenders. Written by: Francesca Chambers. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Benjamin Jealous threw out a bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. – transgenders. Yes, you read that correctly. At a Netroots Nation panel Friday on “voting rights,” Jealous argued that in addition to all the other reasons he thinks Americans shouldn’t have to show a photo ID when voting, Voter ID laws should be abolished because they put transgender Americans at a disadvantage. “As many people know, I have an adopted brother who’s transgender and he typically doesn’t dress the way he does when he hangs out in the Tenderloin when he goes to a government office,” Jealous said, referencing a notorious LGBT community in San Francisco. “And so if you show his ID you know and he would hold it up to his face, it looks like two different people.” Using that logic, transgen ...
Nancy Pelosi isn't a death eater. She's just really rich.
Photos from airplane window on flight home from Netroots Nation, touched up on iPhone.
Clinton will need to prove she’s in tune with her party's activists before she’ll have full support. v…
It’s come to this… Pelosi booed at Netroots Nation: what a face
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House Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, gestures while speaking at the 2013 Democratic Party state convention in Sacramento, Calif., April 13, 2013.
Thought you might be interested in this post on Labor and
Firing up empty chairs? Check out the ‘star-studded, packed houses' at Netroots Nation [pics]
Pelosi on We "could do" a discharge petition, but not enough votes to pass bill |
Well this is just too awesome! Netroots Nation struggles to counter effect.
Nancy Pelosi booed, heckled at Netroots Nation 2013 -
Paul Lawrance. Activist Post. Speaking on stage Saturday at the NetRoots Nation conference in San Jose,...
Photos! faces questions, criticism over NSA spying:
Flip a coin: 'Liberal activists warm to Hillary' vs. 'Progressives: Hillary must win us over' http…
Snowden escapes HK, Schumer & Rogers issue empty threats to Russia, Pelosi booed at Netroots Nation: rare day of news sourced schadenfreude
Congrats to the team for a job well done on and for connecting progressives so we make the most of our p…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration's classified surveillance of U.S. residents' phone and Internet records. The San Jose Mercury News reportsed that some of the activists attending the annual …
US Senator warned Russian president Vladimir Putin of 'serious consequences' if country woudn’t send NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden back to US.
Progressive activists, talking heads, politically savvy bloggers, elected officials, non-profits, political candidates, and a host of others found the...
Ok, This was the only time Leader Nancy Pelosi was booed. The rest of time she was cheered and applauded by huge fans, at Netroots Nation in San Jose. I'm sure in retrospect Leader Pelosi would say "Allegedly Violated the Law"
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi drew vocal backlash Saturday for her answers to questions about National Security Agency data surveillance and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
On my way home. Had a blast and I will miss everyone; leaving re-energized and with a lot of hope. Thank you to everyone involved with Netroots Nation; hopefully I'll see you in Detroit!
Democrats have a new plan for pushing climate change legislation that would severely damage the US economy: ridiculing climate change opponents. “These people have to ridiculed,” explained Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) to Netroots Nation. “They have to be run out of town rhetorically.” Dave Weigel of Sla...
The Democratic party, Saturday said via Nancy Pelosi- We will always be the party of hope never fear. She was speaking at NetRoots Nation gathering in San Jose, CA. Over the next 80 minutes she spoke lies, innuendo and struck fear and division into the crowd. In her talk, she also, single-handedly, changed the intention of American Immigration Policy. Instead of Immigration processes having the purpose of safe guarding jobs in America, keeping wages from plummeting and keeping Americans safe from those who would do us harm, Pelosi indicated, The purpose of America's Immigration is to infuse America with the new dreams and invigorate America. Oh! Really... Overall, she was successful, they left holding on to fear and loathing of the Republican party. Democrats: the party of manipulation, control and fear.
Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, trading mechanisms, portfolio management, financial contracting, and, most recently, on corporate governance and banking. Since 2010, she has been active in the policy debate on financial regulation, particularly capital regulation. She is a coauthor, with Martin Hellwig, of the book, The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
One of the most touching, repeated events of Netroots Nation 2013 was being warmly embraced by so many members of a Certain Alumni Association. It was Just Helpful to me to hear folks be so kind about Journeying Home out on my own. Hearing such wonderful wisdom Jeopardized Hopelessness in a really big way. /Just Hidding
BREAKING: The United States has revoked NSA leaker Edward Snowden's passport. Snowden is currently seeking asylum from Ecuador.
Gordon Gladstone is a good salesman. He sold me on going to the J Street National Conference and Advocacy Day in the fall. I think the "bloody Maria" and free drink ticket helped. Netroots Nation
The MOMocrats are on the road back from Netroots Nation, but felt we just had to answer the mainstream media who are reporting that Nancy Pelosi got booed yesterday. (Note that at this posting, we are not able to clean up our iPad typos on this!) (Donna)
Former Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi faced a tough Netroots Nation 2013 audience. Did she win them over at the end?
open thread and photo of C&L staffers and friends at Netroots Nation
Proud to have been 1/5 of the only panel to EVER trend nationally at Netroots Nation. Thank you to everyone who supported Ask a Sista online & off. More black lady firsts!!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) drew boos and heckling from members of the crowd at a progressive conference on Saturday while defending President Barack Obama's administration and the recently-discovered surveillance policies by the National Security Agency (NSA). (Arturo Garcia)
Headed home. What a way to end an Era. Full circle with the ones who helped make it happen! Netroots Nation 2013. HOOT! Mom's Rising and other organizations Ruby Zandra's Blue Jazz Society has partnered with online working together moving Anerica forward pledged to the President's agenda and many other causes to help improve our nation and leave it better for our children: Nice meeting the organizers behind the scenes. We appreciate you. Thanks for doing what you do! See you all next year in Detroit!
‘You suck!’: Netroots crowd boos Nancy Pelosi for calling Edward Snowden a criminal. Rep. Nancy Pelosi has a special talent for angering crowds wherever she goes; she’s a liberal, pro-choice feminist who’s under perpetual assault from Code Pink, for example. So it’s not surprising that Pelosi managed to elicit boos from the crowd of progressive bloggers at this weekend’s Netroots Nation conference. In a speech today she managed to rile the audience by calling confessed NSA leaker Edward Snowden a criminal rather than a civil rights hero, and Politico reports that at least one heckler was led out of the room.
The second day of Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal online activists underway in San Jose, kicked off with an impassioned talk on building a movement to prevent gun violence.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) gave one *** of an introduction at Netroots Nation 2013: Last night, at the Netroots Nation conference, Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
Wake Up America - by Susan Duclos It isn't often a far leftist liberal Democrat gets booed at the liberal annual conference the Netroots Nation, but it happened to Nancy Pelosi as she tried to defe...
Obama campaign / Netroots Nation afterparty event 2morrow. Hit me up 4 details! Feel free 2 lol
Thousands gathered under a blue sky to enjoy the quirky sights and sounds of the 25th anniversary of the Fremont Solstice Parade.
Just spoke with Elon White, Editor-in-Chief and Director of This Week in Blackness (at Netroots Nation. I'm way behind the curve in discovering this funny, searing, quirky internet radio programming. Check out the podcasts on iTunes.
Crazy busy day at Netroots Nation. Nancy Pelosi, rep Henry Waxman, Sen Brian Schatz, tons of environmental groups, + SEIU. now I'm off to
San Jose, Calif. -- Hillary Clinton was absent from Netroots Nation, the largest gathering of liberal activists in the country, but when talking about 2016, no one was more present on the lips of attendees here than the former secretary of state. “A lot of people are …
Says discharge petition an option, but not enough votes to pass bill
A hefty THANK YOU goes to those of you who joined us this week as well as a huge thanks to those who assisted us through your generosity this evening. Without you, none of this is possible.
Jasiri X is rocking the stage at Netroots Nation right now! Tune in to to watch. Dish Network ch. 9415 - DIRECTV ch. 348 - - ROKU
John Brougher is talking about how awful it is when people "valorize awkwardness" in his Netroots Nation talk. Should I be offended?
Netroots Nation, the leftist annual convention in San Jose (next year it’s in Detroit; can’t wait), as a “connector of impressive progressive activists.” Based on Emily... Presstitution™ exposes media corruption.
Nancy Pelosi. F**king twit. “I welcome the challenges that people pose because I think that those questions must be answered." Pelosi said. The challenges the PEOPLE pose. Nice.
At the Netroots Nation conference this weekend, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was questioned publicly about her stance on NSA spying. While she was quick to defend the program as markedly different from the warrantless wiretapping program established under President Bush, she also noted that mo...
Worker centers representing domestic and food service workers and groups like the Dancers’ Alliance and Working America, are expanding the definition of what it means to be a part of the labor movement.
First things first, the list can be found here on the Burka Blog. The list came with a few surprises, (Lon Burnam on the worst list?) and a few as expected (Tommy WIlliams and Charlie Geren on best list).
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Finally made it to Netroots Nation! Sitting in at panel on CEQA and forging a blue-green alliance. Anyone care to advise me where I should go next?
Midday open thread - Greetings from Netroots Nation in San Jose! California knows how to party. Not able to attend in person? Attend virtually! The Netroots Nation site has you covered. The United States has filed a criminal complaint for espionage against NSA leaker Snowden. Here's it is in full. Embarrassing: Yahoo went full birther, but has since corrected itself. Looks like we won't have a repeat of Martha Coakley and Scott Brown in this Massachusetts special Senat...
Off to Palo Alto to see Katie & Toby get hitched! Kudos to Raven, Mary, Nolan & Team Netroots Nation for another great conference. See you all in the Motor City next year!
I agree with Nancy Breaking: Nancy Pelosi at Netroots Nation comments on the bathroom arguments surrounding "Just put a unisex sign on the john and be over with it!"
Best of the Left 4m Edward Snowden was cheered at Netroots Nation, Nancy Peloci was booed when she said what he did was illegal. She...
"Everyone at Netroots Nation just booed Nancy Pelosi for criticizing Edward Snowden. A rare moment of non-hackery from this crowd of Democratic partisans. That was fun." From a friend.
Here's today's live broadcast schedule from Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose, California. To tune in, simply click the link for the room in which the conference session is being held. (Times are ...
The liberals/progressives at Netroots Nation have disappointed the mainstream media by refusing to buy Into their Obama is Bush narrative.
I'm at Netroots Nation 13 in San Jose. The word just came down that the next Netroots will be in Detroit next summer. They are looking for a service project to help with on the sunday.
Netroots Nation 2014: Detroit – July 17-20, 2014Netroots Nation is coming to the Motor City for Netroots Nation 2014!We’ll be in the newly renovated Cobo Center, located along the waterfront in an area that’s the hub of much of the renovation taking place in the city. And there’s a lot of that happe...
Some progressives are dismayed with the compromises and slow pace of change of the Obama presidency.
This is my last day at the Netroots Nation Conference. An amazing political conference where I'm learning from the pros about get out the vote campaigns, fundraising, and the best ways to utilize voter data to win campaigns for libraries. Our organization is getting better and better armed to win for libraries at the ballot box. - PC Sweeney
One of my favorite messages at Netroots Nation: PAY YOUR INTERNS. Listen up orgs/employers, expand your talent pool, instead of reserving it for those privileged enough to take an unpaid job! You're likely missing out on promising folks that can take your org to new heights.
At Netroots Nation the central focus on the how, and not so much the why. Everyone here knows why austerity is devastating, why women need ready access to birth control, and why blank-industrial complex is morally reprehensible. But not everyone necessarily knows how marriage equality made a comebac...
About a gazzillion friends are here at Netroots Nation. Very glad to be here, especially for the networking. Tilu has loved being across the street from the trolley, below the airport flight path, and next to a construction site. My workshop is this afternoon and then we'll split.
If you're at Netroots Nation, meet us in Room 211BD at 10:30 a.m. – Staff Attorney Linda Lye is speaking on a panel about
NN13We’re pleased to announce our Netroots Nation 2013 agenda! Below you’ll find panels, training sessions and more. Over the next several weeks we’ll be confirming and adding speakers, and assigning rooms and times. For now the session titles and descriptions are available to browse.Click here to d...
Such a pleasure to work with the legendary Dolores Huerta at Netroots Nation this morning!
I arrived at Netroots Nation yesterday at about 1 PM, and it's been like old home week. Lotsa fun running with the crowd (but I don't run quite as fast as I used to, especially at midnight...)
Thousands of the most well-known liberal bloggers are gathered in my hometown of San Jose, California this week for Netroots Nation, and I’m floating around the McEnery Convention Center to find out what’s going on. It’s not just the Silicon Valley venue that feels familiar to me, but all the faces…
If you can't pass an extreme and totally unconstitutional bill in regular session, it shouldn't be introduced, much less voted on, during a special session.
The NSA is a “rogue agency with J. Edgar capabilities on a monstrous scale with steroids.” - Former intelligence analyst, Russ Tice
Leaving Netroots Nation after a great day with fellow progressives. Thanks to EMILY's List and all of the activists for the great events.
QOTD: Netroots Nation edition --by digby Barney Frank: "Harass us, because we really do pay attention. Look at who's on the ballot, and vote for the candidate you agree with the most. The next time, you get better choices." He's talking about primaries there, folks. I've heard him say before that incumbents hate them. Too many of them don't want to have to pay attention to anyone but their rich donors. But when you give them a run for their money it focuses their minds in another direction. Toward voters... (*And yes, I know he sort of endorsed drone warfare, but that doesn't mean his advice above doesn't apply.)
Liberals rip Obama on drone policy, Gitmo at Netroots Nation conference
Ellen and I played the Pub Quiz at Netroots Nation for the 1st time. Our hastily thrown together team finished 9th which was not great but still respectable.
The eighth annual gathering of the Netroots will be held June 20–23 in San Jose, CA. Netroots Nation 2013 will include 80 panels, 40 training sessions, inspiring keynotes, film screenings and other engaging sessions designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the nation’s next generation of progressi...
No Caltrains in the early AM from SJ on weekends? Thank you Google Maps for being a *** and claiming there are. And hello $120 cab ride to SFO.
As it appears increasingly likely that Edward Snowden will seek refuge in Iceland, with a businessman already having a private plane lined up, applying for citizenship may be his best option.
Left-leaning squatters have owned the mainstream media for so long it seems they assumed they'd rightfully inherit new media as a simple birthright. Something happened along the way, though, and a ...
Barack Obama as 'Bush Lite'? Liberal activists may have their differences with the president, but for many at the Netroots Nation meeting that's going too far. Read more: Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters file
Diana M Buettner and I are somewhere in that jumble of people.having a BALL at Netroots Nation and thanks to the California Democratic Party for sponsoring the event!
"Not Another Newtown" -- great panel at Netroots Nation. A main point is that the gun lobby uses bait and switch. They change the conversation from "prevention" of the next tragedy to "preparing" for the next tragedy and their solution always involves more guns--which have to be bought and paid for, of course. The Supreme Court has solidly reaffirmed the 2nd Amendment. Liberals and the administration aren't coming after anybody's guns. BUT we need to ask "what are you going to do to prevent dangerous people from getting dangerous weapons?" Gun lobby won't answer, but will change the conversation. But we must repeat and repeat the question until it becomes obvious to everyone that they have no intention of keeping dangerous people from getting dangerous weapons--meaning weapons that shoot multiple rounds and have removable magazines. Let's ask the question and implement an answer!
The eighth annual gathering of the Netroots is being held this weekend in San Jose, California. Netroots is a gathering of far left and progressive voices to train on how to spread the liberal message of destruction to the masses.…
Are you at Netroots Nation? You don't want to miss this panel on Sat at 1:30!
I'm so happy I came to Netroots Nation! Running into new friends and old friends is sooo awesome!
Seriously, at times, the owner of this blog Monica RW (Ross-Williams) have ideas in her head which she writes down either online or otherwise and express. In this case, Independent Underground News & Talk staff was not able to attend Netroots Nation.
She mingled with a crowd at a reception sponsored by Emily's List, and gave a rousing speech (the best I've seen from her) at a candidate's forum which included other progressive icons like Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Keith Ellison.
Netroots Nation rallies to 'Raise Up America' - The Congressional Progressive Caucus is launching a campaign to highlight the need to improve pay and conditions for low-wage workers, with a lunchtime rally at Netroots Nation. Ned Resnikoff previously reported of the "Raise Up America" campaign that: “We’re going to talk about the need to increase wages,” [Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison] said. “We’re going to talk about growing inequality, the gr...
So many panels and trainings, so little time... at Netroots Nation
Follow NN13 at HomeIf you can’t make it to Netroots Nation this year, there are a number of ways you can follow along at home.STREAMING We’re streaming all of our keynote sessions and several of our panel rooms live each day during the convention. You’ll find these streams on the websites of many of...
Great sign at Netroots Nation, published by Slate's Dave Weigel ()
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Quick pics from the Netroots Nation opening night party at the Tech museum in Silicon Valley. Terrible photo of Howard Dean!
I am off to Netroots Nation in San Jose tomorrow. It is a 4 day conference of online political activists and politicians that want to meet and greet. Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Merkley Oregon Senator, Al Franken Senator from Minnesota and others interested in recruiting and keeping better Democrats in will be there. In 2008 I met all the Democratic Presidential candidates It is always interesting and fun to meet and talk with the people you know online. I am leaving my cat Paco with a catsitter and hoping for the best
How Quaint: Big Brother Demands 'Privacy' Daren Jonescu The other day, as usual, I began the day by checking for messages on the NSA notice board, aka my private e-mail account. Imagine my delight when I discovered that I had received an official invite to Netroots Nation, the annual shindig for undocumented transgender community-organizing Marxists of color. I was bummed out, however, to learn that this year's festivities, being held in San Jose, California, begin tomorrow, on June 20, while I'm still administering final exams here in Korea, so I'll have to miss out on the opening "Liquid Courage" party with Howard Dean. This four-day event, jam-packed with seminars and colloquia, includes guest appearances by an impressive list of progressive members of the United States Congress, from Pelosi and Begich to Ellison and Waxman; exclude the more moderate half of the House roster Allen West identified as communists, and the remainder, along with their senatorial counterparts, are on the schedule at Netroo . ...
I'm up at the *** crack of dawn in order to sit in a chair in the sky before arriving in San Jose, California for the purposes of attending Netroots Nation with 2,000 other progressive online activists. It's my first time ever in San Jose, so any and all recommendations are welcome -- especially if someone can point me towards a good running trail while I am there.
Don't be afraid to ask the experts at this year's Netroots Nation! Come join Josh Bolotsky Michael Crawford Matt Ortega Ericka Taylor and me for some digital content generating fun!
It's right here in our neck of the woods this year, can't wait!
no our schedule wouldn't allow us to go to this year. We went in 2011 and loved it. Have fun!
any of you going to I'm super stoked!
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From my exp the community is very organized. This is simply a tool, not a call by itself.
Any of y'all lovely people going to Would love to connect there!
Check out Jeff Merkley! Doing great work in DC and keynoting for NETROOTS NATION Conference in Bay Area next...
Are you a performing artist in Bay Area? Contact us about coming to in June!
Here's San Jose. We're gonna be there for Netroots Nation next month? Anyone of you from there? Is there anything...
Just got the word from TR. They don't need Large Marge in Moore Oklahoma. Although we wanted to help our capabilities are not required this time. We are now free to resume our plan to get to the West Coast by June 1st. We are requested to attend events with Growing Veterans, Farmer Veterans Coalitions, NetRoots Nation 13 and visit Team Rubicon Regional headquarters.
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Overview ScheduleBelow is a tentative overview schedule for Netroots Nation 2013. Keep an eye on this page as we add events as they’re confirmed. We expect to announce sessions in April 2013.Wednesday, June 19, 20138 a.m. to 6 p.m.Pre-conference events8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Fire Ops 101 Class (Registration...
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I'm now booked for the San Jose Netroots Nation San Jose. Who else is going?
Thx for the email. I WILL be at Netroots Nation and am looking forward to connecting.
Arts & Culture Come hear how creatives are forming cultural front for just immigration policy
I'm not going to Netroots Nation, but sorry to miss "satirical film screening of Atlas Shrugged." Maybe.
Arts & Culture Come hear about how creatives r forming a cultural front 4 just immigration policy.
I just voted for Jenn Studebaker in Democracy for America's Netroots Nation Scholarship Competition. Join me in supporting the strongest applicants.
The theme of this year's Netroots Nation is "What Is To Be Done?"
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Oh wow, I completely forgot Netroots Nation is actually happening NEXT MONTH in San Jose. Who's going?
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Might be speaking for my friends next month. Let's go!
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