The big picture: We amplify progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Through our annual convention and other events, we strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.
The big event: The 11th annual gathering of the Netroots will be held July 14–17 in St. Louis, MO. Netroots Nation 2016 will include 90 panels, 45 training sessions, inspiring keynotes, film screenings and other engaging sessions designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the nation’s next generation of progressive leaders.
Each year, thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists come together to make new connections, hone their organizing skills, share best practices and build stronger relationships with others working on the issues they care most about. And each year, some of the brightest minds in progressive politics come to Netroots Nation to speak with—and hear from—our community…
Anybody here going to attend over the weekend?
When it comes to political conventions… I know some of you don’t have the best opinion of Twitter, but 140-character bursts of info as it happens seems quite well suited for this particular chore:
Twitter is going to livestream the Republican and Democratic National Conventions right here https://t.co/Mz0YtNBZvX
— WIRED (@WIRED) July 11, 2016
Meanwhile, Chaos Lord Trump continues to drive the permanent GOP establishment before him…
At GOP convention, "it’ll be like a hostage video of people forced on stage.” https://t.co/0wYUzbcgav
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) July 13, 2016
Trump: You really shouldn't nominate me.
RNC: That's just Trump being Trump.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 13, 2016
Kushner, Christie, Carson … Trump is a fucking dignity vampire.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 13, 2016
Trump has only taken the dignity of people who offered it up willingly, plus Jeb Bush. https://t.co/sfFjsqrlNo
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 13, 2016