Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How to Get The Most Out Of The Polling Data You Read About

There were a lot of good lessons to come out of the Netroots Nation panel, 'How to Get The Most Out Of The Polling Data You Read About'. Today, we present the panel in it's entirety. Our panelists are Greg Dworkin (DemFromCT), contributing editor at Daily Kos, Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report, Mark Blumenthal, editor and publisher of, Nate Silver of, and Charles Franklin, the co-developer of

Greg Dworkin was not lying when he called these men "experts." It is rare to find this much knowledge and experience with polling in one room. I hope you will take the time to watch this entire panel. Lastly, I will leave you with this brief interview we did with DemFromCT after the panel ended:

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Advocating for Reproductive Rights in the Age of Obama, Round 2

We posted a couple videos recently from the Netroots Nation panel, 'Advocating for Reproductive Rights in the Age of Obama'. Today we present round 2. Today's speakers are: Jodi Jacobson, Senior Political Editor for RH Reality Check, Joerg Dreweke, of the Guttmacher Institute, James Wagoner, the President and Executive Director of Advocates for Youth since September 1997, and Amanda Marcotte, blogger for and RH Reality Check...

I hope you enjoyed the videos. There are more Netroots Nation videos available at our NN09 page, and more are coming.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Creating Powerful Multiracial Alliances With Progressive Bloggers

These videos are from an excellent panel on Friday afternoon at Netroots Nation 09 in Pittsburgh called Stepping it Up: Creating Powerful Multiracial Alliances with Progressive Bloggers. Hosted by Will Coley, the co-founder of Aquifer Media, the panel featured Cheryl Contee, a partner at Fission Strategy and a co-founder of, Jacki Esposito, the policy coordinator at the Detention Watch Network, Kyle de Beausset, an immigrant himself who runs the blog, and Rinku Sen, the executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ARC's ColorLines Magazine.

-Cheryl Contee and Will Coley: We Are A Nation Of Immigrants

-Jacki Esposito: Immigration Issues and Statistics Go Unnoticed

Jacki Esposito: Detention Isn't Just For Illegal Border Crossers

Kyle de Beausset: Combatting 'Nativism' Online

-Kyle de Beausset: Disconnect Between Progressive & Pro Migrant Bloggers

Rinku Sen: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Might Not Be Ideal

Together, these speakers are at the center of the pro-migrant blogosphere, which is small but slowly growing. Though most immigrant blogging so far has come out of the latino blogs, all of the members of this panel are working to develop an online network for immigrants, legal and illegal. The web is especially a great forum for illegal immigrants who are unable or afraid to speak out in public for fear of detention or deportation. Online they can speak out and share their stories anonymously to an audience who cares about what happens to them. The online strategizing also works to build a community, a collective voice, who jointly can speak for those individuals who have been silenced by pressure and by force. They are fighting an uphill battle which will only get tougher once immigration reform (finally) gets to congress. But by joining together online, they are developing a diverse unified front to counteract long established anti-migrant organizations.

Please keep checking for more videos from Netroots Nation 2009 in Pittsburgh. We will have more videos from this panel up shortly. A don't forget to go to the recently redesigned for all your socially, politically, and culturally conscious media.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Four Perspectives from the Social Change Blogosphere

Recently, we posted some videos from the Netroots Nation panel 'Four Perspectives from the Social Change Blogosphere'. Today we would like to present a few more videos from this panel. So, without further ado, we present round 2...

-Edmundo Rocha on Why the Immigration Issue is Important and Why Bloggers Should be Involved

-David Bennion on the Immigration Battle on Capitol Hill Over the Last Five Years

-Prerna Lal Shares Her Personal Experience With the Struggle of Immigration

I hope you enjoy these videos. We will release a round 3 shortly. Check back at our Netroots Nation page for new videos.