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ATLANTA, Ga.—As the Trump administration continues to wreak havoc on our nation, America’s leading annual progressive conference, Netroots Nation, will kick off early next month. The event will take place August 10-13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Confirmed speakers include former Vice President Al Gore, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), GA House Minority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, Bernice King, civil rights advocate and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s convening will bring together more than 3,000 progressive activists and leaders to share organizing strategies to resist Donald Trump’s regressive policies and discuss key issues critical to winning the 2018 midterm elections, including climate and environmental justice, civil rights, intersectional leadership and more.
With 90 panels and 60 training sessions—the most in Netroots history—this year’s conference will also promote a progressive vision that goes beyond resistance. Featured workshops and trainings include running for office, building power locally, unifying and expanding the progressive movement and more.
For more on Netroots Nation visit: http://www.netrootsnation.org/
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