The boom of drums and the shuffling of hundreds of feet echoed off the Phoenix skyscrapers near the headquarters of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on Friday afternoon as protesters chanted, "Arrest Arpaio, not the people!" The protest, which began at the Phoenix Convention Center and ended at the sheriff's ... Read More
Spurred by the idea that the success of a rally against Sheriff Joe Arpaio would be measured by how many Netroots 15 attendees participated, hundreds of progressives streamed out of the Phoenix convention center to take part Friday.
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PHOENIX – At Netroots Nation in Phoenix this year, progressive activists had many topics to discuss: the upcoming presidential election, how Democrats could win control of Congress, LGBT rights. But just one issue was front and center: immigration reform.
Each year, the conference’s organizers choose the location for the following year’s event ... Read More
Netroots Nation Conference, Immigration Laws
Activists talked about immigration laws, focusing on workplace raids and traffic stops ordered by Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They also discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants.
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PHOENIX — Inside, away from the 105-degree heat, the scene was intense: progressive activists, crying and expressing anger and disbelief, as undocumented immigrants and activists described in personal terms the grim realities of the border — skeletal remains in the desert, days without food and water, and deportation. This was ... Read More
PHOENIX — Nearly a year before Netroots Nation 2015, the largest annual gathering of progressive organizers, Netroots leaders and board members met with a small group of activists in Arizona.
Organizers for the progressive conference, which is sometimes criticized for a lack of diversity, had a clear message: They wanted ... Read More