About a month ago, we announced that Blue Nation Review was sponsoring 100 scholarships to Netroots Nation. Today, we’d like to introduce the first round of winners and tell you a few of their inspiring stories.
“I came out at the age of 15 out of frustration with bullies and subsequently started one of the first gay-straight alliances in a high school in New Orleans. I have been an activist ever since that moment, which has allowed me to learn how to use my voice to advocate for those who are continually marginalized and belittled for who they are.” —Ashton Woods read on
This week, we’re launching our annual public panel submission process, and we need your input. Each year, we ask for your help in developing and organizing the sessions you’ll attend at Netroots Nation. Your submissions help us create an inclusive agenda for our conference each year while also helping shape the national dialog for progressives in the coming months.
Our goal is to highlight the work you are doing around the country, from national campaigns to issue organizing in your home state, as well as to shine a light on things happening in our host state of Arizona.
Each year thousands of us from the Progressive Movement meet to discuss, plan, and re-energize ourselves and our organizations at the Netroots Nation convention. Organizations are eligible to purchase 2015 registrations at the lowest possible rate right now. Click here to register for the 2015 Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, Arizona, July 16-19. If read on
As you may have heard, we recently launched the Netroots Music Project to link culture change with political change and help create a soundtrack for progressive activism for the 21st century. In order to do that, we need your help sharing the news about our IndieGoGo campaign. I’m hoping you’ll help us out with a quick read on
For the last several months we’ve been working with our 2015 host committee to figure out how NN15 might look different from previous conventions. We’re excited to introduce these organizers and organizations to you in the coming months, as they’re doing heroic work every day often at great personal risk to themselves. The individuals and organizations we’re working read on
We’re diving into the music world with the launch of a new program called the Netroots Music Project. Next July, thousands of activists from across the nation will gather in Phoenix, AZ, for Netroots Nation 2015. In addition to keynotes, panels and trainings, the conference will include music as a significant part of the programming. The centerpiece of read on
Each year we hold a community online auction to support the work we do at Netroots Nation. This year’s auction is now open through Tuesday, September 23. Click here to bid now! Items up for bid include: • A 5-night stay in Tokyo • Suites at the Netroots Nation convention hotel for 2015 • Vibrant posters from the read on
We’re excited to let you know about a big win that happened today in Detroit: Control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department has been returned back to the hands of the people. Your activism, energy and help in generating media attention at Netroots Nation played a big role here. read on
Thank you to those NN14 attendees who came out to protest the immoral water shutoffs last Friday in Detroit. To those who couldn’t make it, thank you for your support from afar.
The Monday after we left town, the City of Detroit announced it was suspending shutoffs for 15 days. This is huge progress, but there is more work to be done. Local organizers continue to pressure the City of Detroit Council to stop the shutoffs and work around the clock to provide water to those who currently are without. read on
Netroots Nation received more than 1,800 media mentions last week across top national outlets, local publications and television broadcasts. Below are a few select stories.