Netroots Nation Saturday Post June 9, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: 2012, lgbt, NN12, Providence
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So I started later this morning and attended the LGBT Caucus in room 553B. The sessions was lead by Mike Rogers, yes the same person who outed all those congressmen and staffers back in the day.
He had us start by interviewing our neighbor. I interviewed Darrel, the first openly gay delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Tennessee. Also met Rosemary, Kathleen, Brian and Jim. It was basically an ice breaker.
Also saw that Pam from Pam’s House Blend, Alvin from Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Viktor from Maybe It’s Just Me, Jeremy from Good As You, and Joe from Joe My God, in essence all the key bloggers at this caucus.
One of the things to come out of that caucus was that not many of us knew about the pre-conference for the LGBT that happened Wednesday. So Mike shared his email address and I signed on to the list.
Next up is Revitalizing State and Local Blogging – something I’m keenly interested in. After that is the closing keynote with Van Jones in Hall A/B at 4:30PM. And that winds up the Netroots conference in Providence for 2012, at least for me.
NetRoots 2012 notes June 7, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Labor, lgbt, NN12, wisconsin, womens rights
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First thing this morning I attended Taking Offense in State Elections. Representatives from AFSCME and Planned Parenthood were the primary speakers. We heard a lot about Wisconsin, and the attacks on womens health care. But we also heard about petition strategies.
During the Q&A, one person mentioned the 800lb gorilla, Citizens United. The only real answer was the general moves against CU.
Next up is Comedy for Activists: Using satire, pranks and creative video for trouble-making. This one hasn’t started yet but the room is getting packed.
The presenters are Andrew Boyd, Lee Camp, Elon James White, and Lizz Winstead. I have to say the two funniest are Winstead and White they are both very insightful and funny.
Here’s part of a brank Andrew Boyd and Lee Camp did to protest the renaming of an auditorium in the Lincoln Center for David Koch. They object to him trying to whitewash his reputation.
Next session up is the Rhode Island Caucus at 2:00PM in room 553B. Should know some people in that one.