Netroots Nation Holiday Bazaar is now open! Get your delicious, interesting and cool gifts but don’t wait! the auction ends Monday, December 9!
We kicked off the morning with a plenary session on gun violence featuring panelists Lily Eskelsen Garcia of NEA, MoveOn’s Anna Galland, Mark Glaze of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Rep. Robin Kelly, CA State Senate President Pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Randi Weingarten of AFT; and moderator Jehmu Green. Click here for highlights from Not Another Newtown: Building a Movement to Prevent Gun Violence.
We also recapped a few of our panels from the day:
Visit our Facebook page to see photos of more sessions and social events from Netroots Nation in San Jose.
Democracy for America and ActBlue are proud to present the annual Netroots Nation Candidate Meet and Greet, featuring Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Keith Ellison, Councilmember Michael Tubbs, State Senator Barbara Buono and Congresswoman Robin Kelly. The event is Friday, June 21, at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss out on your chance to mingle with and hear from these progressive rock stars. Drinks sponsored by ActBlue.
Our friends at the Courage Campaign have announced that they’re throwing a party to open Netroots Nation 2013. We’re really excited about this event because it’s the first time we’ve had an official opening party. Over the years people have come in town early and done smaller happy hours or dinners with friends, but this will be different.
The event, Liquid Courage, will feature Gov. Howard Dean and will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
Make sure you book your travel and accommodations accordingly, you won’t want to miss out.
You can also RSVP here.
Congratulations to the following organizations and companies for winning free booths in this year’s Netroots Nation Community and Exhibit Hall: Move to Amend, Being Liberal, American Atheists, Young Invincibles, Emerge California and Purple Mountain Institute.
Experience what it’s like to be a first responder at this one-day fire fighting and rescue operation scheduled for June 19 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s for speakers, bloggers and media representatives attending Netroots Nation 2013 (you must be registered for Netroots Nation to participate in Fire Ops).
As political attacks on fire fighters heat up, the insights learned during Fire Ops will better prepare participants to respond to outrageous statements being made by some political leaders about fire fighters and their jobs and service to the community.
Participants will don fire fighter protective clothing (hoods and helmets, turnout coats, pants, boots), strap-on self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and go to work, fighting actual fires, working in blackout smoke conditions, extricating victims and performing emergency medical care, giving you insight into what professional fire fighters and paramedics do every day and what they need to do their job and protect our communities.
This opportunity is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), in conjunction with San Jose Fire Fighters Local 230, the San Jose Fire Department and Netroots Nation.
Is there another political activist in your family? A friend who maybe got more involved in the political dialogue during this election cycle? Why not gift them (or yourself) with a ticket to the largest progressive gathering of the year?
For three days only, we’re offering a special holiday rollback rate to attend our 2013 convention in San Jose, June 20-23.
If you’ve been to Netroots Nation before, you know what a rich experience it is—from the hands-on trainings to the 70-plus panels to the chance to meet and reconnect with friends and allies from across the world.
This limited price is valid until Thursday, December 13 at midnight Pacific time.
We’re open for business! This year’s Bazaar runs from Friday, November 30th through 10 PM Eastern Tuesday, December 4th.
The creativity of our community never ceases to amaze us – from hand-cut greeting cards to scrumptious treats based on recipes passed down from generation to generation, from hand-crafted woodwork to one-of-a-kind needlework.
So as they say, bid early and bid often!