Fight for an Arpaio-free AZ

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a long history of abusing power and terrorizing immigrant families in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and the metro area. A Department of Justice report affirmed that Arpaio’s office is the worst purveyor of racial profiling investigators have ever seen: from the creation of Tent City, the most inhumane jail in read on

Jose Antonio Vargas to Moderate NN15 Presidential Town Hall

We’re excited to announce that Jose Antonio Vargas will be moderating our Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix. The Town Hall will cover a full range of topics on the minds of progressive activists and organizers attending Netroots Nation. But given the focus of our convention this year, we’re thrilled to have Jose on stage to make sure immigration is part of the conversation. read on

New Tools Shootout 2015 Presenters

A few months ago we put out a call for submissions to compete in this year’s annual New Tools Shootout event at Netroots Nation. We’ve picked the competitors for this year’s event, and if you’re wondering what the next hot organizing technology will be, you won’t want to miss it. This event could provide ideas read on

The Netroots Music Project 2015!

For the last year we’ve been working on an ambitious new piece of programming called the Netroots Music Project. When progressive values are promoted in culture they become normalized. From folk songs in the ’60s to rap albums that speak out against today’s injustices, music has always been a tool of the people to make our read on

The NN15 Town Square

This year’s Town Square (aka Exhibit Hall) is like nothing you’ve seen before at Netroots Nation. Located in Hall C & D of the Phoenix Convention Center, the Town Square is packed with new and returning features that will be great for working, meeting up with friends, noshing, and getting informed and entertained. Check out read on

We’re leaving a mural behind in PHX

More than 6,000 people have lost their lives crossing the U.S.-Mexico border since 1998, and there are more than 900 unidentified bodies in Pima County alone. These lives lost are those of children, parents and loved ones—many fleeing violence at home and seeking to reunite with their families. During Netroots Nation, a group of artists read on

Ignite @ NN15 Lineup Announced

One of the best parts about Netroots Nation is hearing the unique experiences and personal stories of fellow organizers, activists and thought leaders in the movement.

That’s why we’re once again closing out the conference this year with Ignite, a full plenary session focusing on those stories. read on

The humanitarian crisis in the Arizona desert

Over the last 10 years, the number of deaths in the Arizona desert has skyrocketed. Increased militarization of our borders has done nothing to deter people from crossing; it only makes it more treacherous to do so. There’s a massive humanitarian crisis happening within the boundaries of our own country, but you can do something read on

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