If you missed our announcement during Netroots Nation, I wanted to make sure you knew: We’re going to St. Louis in 2016 and plan to make racial justice a central issue to the progressive agenda.
In Phoenix, we learned how increased border militarization, the for-profit deportation system, racial profiling and criminalization and persistent economic inequality impacts all Americans, but especially people of color.
Reporters from outlets across the country attended Netroots Nation last week. Below are a few pieces from the coverage. Buzzfeed: The Biggest Gathering Of Progressives Will Be More About Latinos And Immigration Than Ever Before Buzzfeed: In Arizona, Black And White Progressives Jolted By The Harsh Lives And Stories Of Undocumented Immigrants Raw Story: Private companies read on
Netroots Nation stands in solidarity with all people seeking human rights. With today’s Town Hall, our aim was to give presidential candidates a chance to respond to the issues facing the many diverse communities represented here. Although we wish the candidates had more time to respond to the issues, what happened today is reflective of read on
I hope you were able to tune in to our live stream of Netroots Nation Day 2. If you aren’t able to watch in real time, you can still catch some of the action from Phoenix on our website and Facebook page throughout the weekend. This post highlights what you missed on Friday and what’s on tap for Saturday. read on
I hope you were able to tune in to our live stream of Netroots Nation Day 1. If you aren’t able to watch in real time, you can still catch some of the action from Phoenix on our website and Facebook page throughout the weekend. This post takes you through some of the highlights from day 1 and what’s on tap for today. read on
Netroots Nation officially kicks off today! If you aren’t able to join us in Phoenix, we hope you’ll tune in to our live stream from home and catch some of the sessions. Here’s the schedule of what’s streaming today. read on
By now you probably know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a legacy of abusing power and terrorizing immigrant families in Maricopa County. Yet even though the Department of Justice is suing Arpaio and he faces civil and criminal contempt charges for violating a court order to stop racial profiling, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah read on
LGBTQ migrants in Phoenix are at the crossroads of racist, anti-migrant, trans- and homophobic attitudes and legislation. Those in detention disproportionately face human rights abuses, yet Immigration and Customs Enforcement has demonstrated little ability or desire to create even minimally humane conditions within the detention system. Trans people are categorically misgendered, and detained LGBTQ individuals read on
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
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