Finding Allies at Netroots Nation

[By John Abbe]

I just found out that a friend of mine – Mark Dilley – will be at Netroots Nation this week, and is willing to promote the march there! Netroots Nation originated out of The Daily Kos, a hugely popular blog of progressive politics (organizing for “more and better Democrats, not necessarily in that order”). A few other marchers were still awake to hear the news and most are are pretty excited about it, since Netroots Nation attracts “thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists [who] come together to make new connections, hone their organizing skills, share best practices and build stronger relationships with others working on the issues they care most about.” And this attracts not a few big name politicians as well.

Late night photo opportunity at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Island

So hello to everyone there at Netroots Nation! We’ll be crossing Keystone XL’s proposed route while you gather there. Come and join us on the march! We hope to see many of you at the NYC Climate Convergence and People’s Climate March in New York City this September, and of course again in November as we march into D.C.! We encourage you do to your best to get us more House Democrats who will join the Safe Climate Caucus, and generally support policies that give us a chance to survive and thrive through the climate crisis we’ve created for ourselves.