Van Jones Closes NN12 With Pleas to Save Nation… and Obama from Tea Party

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 12:00 pm

The ghost of the 2008 candidate Barack Obama haunted Netroots Nation 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island. He hovered over every panel — at least the 10 or so panels I attended — and pervaded the general assemblies and closing session in which Van Jones gave the final pitch for progressives not to give up.

Meeting (and Thanking) NAACP President Ben Jealous at Netroots Nation

By: Saturday June 9, 2012 1:00 pm

I was so fortunate to be able to personally thank NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous today at Netroots Nation today for his long-time leadership on marriage equality that resulted in the civil rights organization’s recent public statement for marriage equality. Thank you Ben (and the rest of the NAACP board)!

By the Rivers of Babylon: More Netroots Nation Reports

By: Friday June 8, 2012 7:20 pm

Today at the second day of Netroots Nation convention in Providence, Rhode Island, there were all kinds of panels to attend and films and presentations to watch — and they all seemed to have the same common theme: That Americans need to start working together instead of going for each others’ jugulars with red-white-and-blue tooth and claw.

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