Several Blog for Arizona authors will join 100s of progressive activists in Phoenix this weekend for Netroots Nation 2015– Donna Gratehouse, Steve Muratore, Bob Lord, Craig McDermott, and Pamela Powers Hannley.
Each year progressive activists meet in a city “with issues”. Last year Netroots met in Detroit. Remember when Detroit had its water crisis? NN14 was there– meeting, networking, learning– and marching. NN14 participants held a massive march in Detroit for water rights.
Phoenix was a controversial choice for NN15 because of Arizona’s crAZy political reputation. In the end, progressive activists chose Phoenix because it would give NN15 the opportunity to focus on immigration reform.
Senator Elizabeth Warren will address NN15 on Friday. Presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will participate in a town hall on Saturday morning. (Sanders will speak at a seperate campaign event at the Phoenix Convention Center at 7 p.m. Saturday night.)
Watch for posts here and check out the Twitter feeds: @BlogForArizona, @P2Hannley, @AZProgressives, @DonnaDiva and others.