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This post was drafted by Democracy for America's New Media Manager, Alex Showerman.
This will be my first Netroots Nation and I could not be more excited to go! Before I made the progressive movement my career and was a passionate activist in my free time, I had always wanted to go to Netroots Nation. I was drawn by the chance to attend the panels, see the big name speakers, attend the trainings, and most importantly meet fellow activists to take my involvement to the next level. Unfortunately, as a broke college student and young professional, I simply didn’t have the extra cash to go.
Here at DFA, we believe that progressive activists should not be discouraged from attending Netroots Nation because of cost, just as I was. That’s why as a major sponsor of Netroots Nation DFA will foot the bill for rising stars in the progressive movement to join us in San Jose. Developing the next generation of the progressive activists has always been a core value of DFA, and we view attending Netroots Nation as your launch pad!
Past scholars include folks who have successfully run for state office, prominent gun violence prevention activists, radio personalities, and well-known bloggers. This could be your chance to attend Netroots Nation and make the connections you need to take your activism to the next level. Here’s what you do right now:
- Apply! If you have always wanted to go to Netroots, but don’t have the spare cash, this could be your opportunity!
- Nominate somebody who you think deserves to go, they’ll be flattered.
- Most of all, vote for the activists you think are most deserving.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in San Jose!