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Posted by | May 24, 2012
Battleground Caucuses: Texas

Want to know more about what’s happening in battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania? Curious about key races and major ballot initiatives coming up? Come to one of these battleground...

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Posted by | April 8, 2012
COINTELPRO 2.0: Surveillance, National Security and Our Eroding Civil Liberties

Our national security infrastructure continues to evolve in ways that erode civil liberties protections built over decades. Between the continued renewals of the Patriot Act, the recent passage of the...

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Posted by | April 8, 2012
Organizing Outside the Lines: “Hard-to-Reach Communities” Winning Major Victories by Moving from Moment to Movement

What does it take to organize on and offline to change the conversation, build our base, and push real systemic and policy?  Come hear about a couple of moments that...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Winning Smarter: Using Data to Transform Elections

Vote modeling, voter targeting, consumer data, NCEC, vote scores, crosstabs. What does this all mean? This panel of data geeks will walk through common uses of data in politics and...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Promoting People of Color in the Progressive Blogosphere

This panel will address the needs, successes and obstacles to having greater participation from people of color in the blogosphere. Using the models of the Native American Netroots and Black...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue: Connecting to the Different Beats of the Latino Electorate

The Latino vote is expected to exceed 12.2 million in the 2012 elections. This diverse electorate includes those who have been here since the days of Aztlan and others who...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Communities of Color and the 2012 Presidential Election

President Obama was elected with overwhelming support from the black and brown communities in 2008. With the 2012 presidential election looming, and considering that we are no longer dealing with...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Inside the Activists’ Studio: What to Do When the Right Comes After You

When the right-wing noise machine gets started, any progressive group or individual can find themselves the target of a coordinated wave of attacks (remember ACORN?). Fighting back isn't easy—it takes...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Punditry 101: Getting Your Message On Air

Whether you’re looking to make your on-air debut or just want to hone your message, Punditry 101 will provide the tools you need. Experienced pundits and producers will explain how...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
People, Not Polar Bears: Digital Revolutions and the New Fight Against Climate Change

From epidemics of asthma to water shortages, our most vulnerable populations are disproportionately impacted by pollution and global warming—and it's time for our environmental fights to reflect this. For decades,...

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