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.
To the Netroots Nation and progressive community, a statement from former Arizona House Minority Leader John Loredo, on Phoenix being chosen as the location for Netroots Nation 2015. Loredo was was one of the influential Latino leaders who supported a boycott of Arizona after the passage of SB1070, and for subsequently ending the boycott once it had served its purpose.
We wanted to share a few quick highlights from our last day of programming: More on the Detroit water crisis In this morning’s keynote session, local activists shared more about the Detroit water crisis and the organizing happening around this critical issue. A few comments from the Twitterverse: From @RJHuf: “We can’t call this the read on
Let us tell you why we are going to Phoenix. We are going there because that’s where our voices and presence are needed right now. We’re going there because that’s where organizing power is needed right now. We’re going there because that’s where we can have the greatest impact and affect the greatest change. We as a community need to go there because we need to join those on the ground who are fighting this fight everyday. read on
Here are some of our favorite moments from Netroots Nation Day 2: Keynote with Sen. Elizabeth Warren Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up the standing-room-only crowd, calling for tougher regulations and oversight of Wall Street and making sure blue-collar families can earn a livable wage and retire with a social safety net. “Conservatives and their powerful read on
Here’s your daily wrap up as we conclude another successful first day of Netroots Nation! Please consider sharing this with those not able to join us. Here are some highlights from our first day: Keynote with Vice President Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden gave some real talk to Netroots attendees, hitting on topics including read on
For those watching from home, all major events, interviews, and more will be piped in throughout this week on our live stream. Here’s the schedule of main events.: 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 Williams 11:30 a.m.: The Shannyn read on
The Netroots Nation Town Square has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point where it has become the central gathering place when attendees are not in sessions. So, after you’ve had a chance to check out the outstanding content that the NN staff and hundreds of volunteers have developed for this year’s convention, stop read on