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.
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