Netroots Nation 2015 Day 3 was a day of protests, candidate meetups, and candidate speeches that was long but very effective.
Many believe that as one person they cannot be impactful. When asked what made her run for the Georgia state senate, Tamara Johnson-Shealey said, “Watching my industry unfold, that is where my passion came from. But then watching my community, watching things happen in my state, I could not not run.”
Maureen Taylor’s message is succinct and prescient There was a gem that many missed at Netroots Nation 2014. That gem was a well-received speech by Detroit activist Maureen Taylor. I recorded her on Thursday of the event, uploaded it to YouTube, and then went on to another panel. As I recorded I remember thinking that […]
Netroots Nation 2014 attendies protested in solidarity with Detroit residents I got to the hotel just before four o’clock. The excitement that is felt just before registration was palpable. I was ready. I am in Detroit. Flying over Detroit looked like any other city. I was hoping to fly over some of the blight that […]
Detroit’s Blight Busters If one listens to the common wisdom on Detroit from the outside, one would believe the city is a lost cause. Being in Detroit with Netroots Nation 2014 told a completely different story.It was evident that that continuous spark necessary to rebuild the city is coming from within. Maybe that is why no one […]
Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has the answer to a Blue South Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is not very well known nationally. She has been on a few news segments for the traditional media but none of those appearances have garnered her national recognition commensurate with her accomplishments. It is obvious she […]