Congratulations to NN speakers who won!

Since the first convention, candidates and electeds have participated in a big way.  And I use the words participate intentionally, because it isn’t that we’ve just seen them speak or been talked to at Neroots Nation. No, even the highest office holders come to participate and engage with attendees. If you’ve been to one of our conferences, you’ve probably walked the hallway with Senators, mayors, governors and members of Congress. It’s part of what makes Netroots Nation special—that electeds and candidates come to listen, not just speak.

So a big congratulations to past Netroots Nation speakers who won on Election Day 2012:

President Barack Obama, Tammy Baldwin (WI-SEN), Sherrod Brown (OH-SEN), Ben Cardin (MD-SEN), Martin Heinrich (NM-SEN), Mazie Hirono (HI-SEN), Amy Klobuchar (MN-SEN), Elizabeth Warren (MA-SEN), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI-SEN), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Judy Chu (CA-32), David Cicilline (RI-01), Lloyd Doggett (TX-25), Donna Edwards (MD-04), Keith Ellison (MN-05), John Garamendi (CA-10), Joe Garcia (FL-26), Alan Grayson (FL-09), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Jim Langevin (RI-02), Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Jared Polis (CO-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23).

If you haven’t already registered for Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose, do it today—you never know who you’ll run into!

NN12 Highlights Archive

Check out these videos and highlights from Netroots Nation 2012 panels and keynotes.

THURSDAY, 6/7

9:00am – 10:15am

10:30am – 11:45am

3pm – 4:15pm

4:30pm – 5:45pm

7:00am – 9:00pm

FRIDAY, 6/8

10:30am – 11:45am

12:00pm – 1:15pm

3:00pm – 4:15pm

4:30pm – 5:45pm

SATURDAY, 6/9

9:00am – 10:15am

10:30am – 11:45am

12:00pm – 1:15pm

1:30pm – 2:45pm

3:00pm – 4:15pm

4:30pm – 6:00pm

NN12 Day of Service

On Sunday, 6/10, Netroots Nation attendees gave back to the Providence community by volunteering to clean-up historic Roger Williams Park. The event was a partnership with Clean Water Action and Save the Bay, and was attended by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. Jim Langevin, Rep. David Cicilline and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.

After the clean-up, attendees the state-of-the-art Save the Bay facility overlooking Narragansett Bay.

Keynote Video Clips

Netroots Nation 2012 may be over, but you can relive the fun by checking out these keynote video clips.

Thursday: Opening keynote featuring Eric Schneiderman

Friday: 2012 and the War on (and for) Women

Saturday: Austerity No More: An Economy for the 99%

Saturday: Criminal Justice in America

Saturday: Closing Keynote with Van Jones and Benjamin Jealous

Closing Keynote with Van Jones

Netroots Nation 2012 wrapped up with an energizing and inspiring keynote featuring Van Jones.

Closing keynote with Van Jones

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The evening kicked off with the hilarious Elon James White.
Nice. @elonjames is crushing right now @ #nn12 keynote. We’re not worthy! #p2Mike Nellis
"We don’t need facts, we need to work on some goddamn propaganda." @elonjames #nn12Raven Brooks
Next, David Cicilline took the stage.
"there’s a sense that those in Washington either don’t care or don’t understand what Americans are going through." @davidcicilline #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
@davidcicilline Corporate spending in politics isn’t about ideology. It’s a business transaction to increase revenue. #NN12 @Netroots_NationTDL
"We need to make sure the most powerful voice in Washington belongs to the American people." @davidcicilline #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
Then Chuck Rocha, Executive Director of The American Worker, Latino Project spoke.
Tweets cannot do justice to "Mexican Redneck" @ChuckRocha’s accent as he tells #nn12 to take our country back!Jesse Bacon
@ChrisRocha is hilarious! "More people claimed to have seen Bigfoot than committed voter fraud" #NN12 closing. He’s awesomeAmber Washington
#NN12 Chuck Rocha: More people saw Big Foot in Texas (66) than accused of voter fraud (38) #usw #p2 #1uUSW Blogger
Arshad Hasan from Democracy for America spoke about the Netroots Nation community and how important it is to support Netroots Nation financially.
"drawing strength is one of the most important part of our community. We have connected w each other n meaningful way" @arshadhasan #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
Next, President Obama addressed Netroots Nation via video.
President Obama Addresses Netroots Nation 2012netrootsnationvideo
President @BarackObama addresses @Netroots_Nation & stresses importance of job growth and the affordable care act #nn12 #nn12lgbtThe Task Force
.@BarackObama – "And as long as you’re willing to keep up that fight, I’ll be right there with you." #NN12Josh Peterson
Rhode Island State Rep. Teresa Tanzi urged the audience to keep working for progress.
An inspiring progressive politician from Rhode Island. Hell yes! @ Netroots Nation 2012 (#nn12) http://instagr.am/p/LqxQXwpx_7/Lizandra
Then Governor Howard Dean spoke.
Gov. Dean brings up the know nothing party and says "make the #GOP caused this recession." @GovHowardDean #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
Howard Dean says Tea Party and the "Hate Wing" of the Republican Party are dying out. #NN12Josh Peterson
"Pretty soon the Republican party is going to realize you can’t make a country better by hating some of the ppl in it" @govhowarddean #NN12PolicyLink
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse thanked everyone for coming to Providence.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Thank you for coming to Providence @Netroots_Nation #NN12 #waterfirePlanned Parenthood
President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin T. Jealous spoke next.
@benjealous gets the #nn12 crowd fired up with the chant "fired up – ready to go."DemocracyForAmerica
"If we hoped that we were in the early days of a post-racial nation, from Troy Davis to Trayvon – we are not there yet!" @BenJealous #nn12 Shanelle Matthews
@benjealous says if @NAACP could end racial profiling alone they would have done it. We need all of you. #endrp2012 #NN12Linda Sarsour
"it is our duty To build a nation that empowers our children." @benjealous quoting Frederick Douglas #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
Ben Jealous talks about racial profiling. I can’t help thinking about our sons, as a tear falls. #NN12Karran Harper Royal
"By standing up together, against all the lies… that is the way we hasten the future together" @BenJealous #NN12Adam Robbins
Finally, activist and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream Van Jones took the stage.
Now speaking #nn12 is @VanJones68 "some people died for change. Some of us want to give up in the face of a bad tweet" http://lockerz.com/s/215858547Kenya Wheeler
Van reminds us that we lost Wisconsin because we sat on the sidelines. Very true… #NN12Prune Juice Media
"when we do our minimum and they do our maximum, how do we expect to win." @vanjones68 #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
"We like this president but we are not in love with him like we used to be! We went from having a crush to being crushed" @vanjones68 #nn12valentinasweet
.@VanJones68: "When the Tea Party gets power they use it to decimate us," decapitating the unions. #NN12Sharoney
Van Jones: "The EPA has probably saved more lives in the last 30 years than the Justice Department." #nn12 #fbTalia Whyte
Van Jones: This election is about fear; they fear us, we should be terrified of them. #nn12avri
GOP and Tea Party wouldn’t pass even their own bills right now; hurting American ppl for own gain, to win re-election @VanJones68 #nn12Denise
@VanJones68 – we’re far too interested in bipartisanship and need to stop it. The other side is QUITE partisan. #nn12Dr. Goddess
"You have to have a President willing to be moved. And you have to have a movement willing to do the moving." @VanJones68 #nn12 #p2Raven Brooks
Two tasks: stop tea party in november & win the budget ballot in Dec. @VanJones68 #nn12jeanne mccann
@VanJones68: America is not broke, and we’re a better country than this. #NN12Sharoney
"we do not have the right to sit in this room & feel sorry or ourselves. Somebody has got 2 stand up. We can do better. @vanjones68 #nn12DemocracyForAmerica
"Somebody has got to stand up! What better place than here? What better time than now?" — @VanJones68 #NN12Rebuild the Dream
The event ended with the announcement that Netroots Nation 2013 will be in California!
We’re going to San Jose, CA June 20-23 for #nn13! Register now: http://bit.ly/LIXIKB #nn12 We can’t wait! #p2Netroots_Nation

Recap: Sat Panels

Check out these links to today’s panels, updated with highlights.

10:30am – 11:45am

1:30pm – 2:45pm

3:00pm – 4:15pm

Recap: Criminal Justice in America

In case you missed it, here’s what happened during this afternoon’s keynote, Criminal Justice in America.

Watch live streaming video from fstv1 at livestream.com

Criminal Justice in America

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The keynote kicked off with an energizing performance by Jasiri X
@jasiri_x performing at #nn12 #fb http://twitpic.com/9ukddpTalia Whyte
I know, right? “@spedwybabs: Solo proud of @jasiri_x and his amazing talent rockin the #nn12 stage”Netroots_Nation
Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange moderated a panel focused on the country’s current criminal justice policies and how we can change them for the better. Panelists included Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center, and Jakada Imani, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center.
They spoke about unfair sentencing.
"Fair Sentencing Act passed in 2010 finally lessoned disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine" – Austin-Hillery #nn12Rania Khalek
Upcoming supreme court case will decide whether new sentencing law will apply to those sentenced before it. – Austin-Hillery #nn12Rania Khalek
They also spoke about the general lack of concern for criminal justice, and how this is an essential part of democracy.
"There is a general lack of concern in this country for issues of criminal justice. This is a democracy!" + Nicole Austin-Hillery #nn12 Shanelle Matthews
Y should u care about racial disparities? We are a democracy. We all rise and fall together. #NN12Linda Sarsour
Trayvon Martin was an important moment, but we should be sharing stories about people of color more.
"You’ve gotta tell stories of pple that msm doesn’t talk about. We never see stories of missing people of color." – Austin-Hillery #nn12Rania Khalek
"Trayvon martin was a moment.These moments happen EVERYDAY.PAY ATTENTION 2the small moments.Dont wait 4them 2become BIG moments." #NN125th Elament
The US spends an extreme amount of money incarcerating people, when they could be paying for education.
"We spent $174 Billion a year incarcerating people in America, mostly for petty offenses." – @jakada_imani #nn12Raven Brooks
#CA spends $200,000 to lock up a young person, but we only spend $8,000 to educate a student! #nn12Californians4Justice
"Books not bars! Schools not jails! @jakada_imani @ellabakercenter #nn12 Shanelle Matthews
Progressives need to change the narrative of race and crime in the US – this issue impacts all of us.
"There’s a hidden narrative of race and crime and punishment that progressives suffer under in this country" #NN12NPI
"Black folks are talking about criminal justice. But this isn’t black pple’s problem, this is America’s problem." – @rashadrobinson #nn12Rania Khalek
Why is race an issue? We all have an implicit bias.
Nicole AustinHIllery: We all have implicit bias. Go to Harvard’s website, take implicit bias test We don’t all see this as our problem #nn12Alison Fairbrother
Implicit Association TestIt is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understan…
Nicole Austin-Hillery making important point right now about the impact of unconscious bias and subtle racism in the media. #nn12Elizabeth
The panelists spoke about what they would like to ask of Barack Obama.
It is not okay for ppl to profit off of others pain- @jakada_imani on the need to close privately run detention centers #nn12Sarah Audelo
It’s cool for #Obama to start talking about mass incarceration & race but what’s better is to have the white man VP Biden do it. #NN12Linda Sarsour
We need a new narrative that includes white people.
"We need a new narrative around race in this country that includes white people." – @jakada_imani #nn12Raven Brooks
"When you can have a conversation about basic fairness, people get it (race)." – @jakada_imani #nn12 #p2Raven Brooks
"Most Americans don’t wanna live in a country where you go to jail or get off scott free bc of color of skin" – @jakada_imani #nn12Rania Khalek
When people go to prison, they are disassociated from their communities.
"When people go to jail, they stop belonging to us. That’s my cousin, that’s my neighbor." – @jakada_imani #nn12Raven Brooks
When people go away to prison, they are disassociated from their family, their communities.=Jakada Imani #NN12Amanda Marcotte
We need to embrace our differences and speak up.
NAH: Form a beloved community by embracing our differences. They are what makes you who you are. #NN12Amanda Marcotte
We all are powerful. We all have the same right. We all have a voice. #NN12Linda Sarsour
"Embrace our differences, don’t forget I’m a tall African American woman. Be fearless and bring voices together" Nicole Austin-Hillery #nn12Raven Brooks

Recap: Fri Panels

Check out the links below for highlights from Friday’s panels.

10:30am – 11:45am

3:00pm – 4:15pm

4:30pm – 5:45pm

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