Faces and Places from #NN15 Day 2

In addition to the rousing reception for Elizabeth Warren, there were dozens of other activities happening at the Phoenix Convention Center in Netroots Nation. Here are some snippets…

“Demonstration without legislation ends up with frustration.”

Congressman Keith Ellison talking about his “Voters First” initiative to take back the state legislatures and Congress.

Too often, DC groups come in and think they know all the answers.”

Nich Rathod – Executive Director, State Innovation Exchange

More of Day 2 below the fold…

Taking a break for some ping-pong

People should hold on to their core convictions after they are elected … in order to build trust.”

Colorado State Senator Jessie Ulibarri


“Progressive policies influence people’s lives in a positive way.”

Melissa Mark-Viverito – Speaker of the New York City Council and representative of the second-poorest district in the city.




“I love Arizona, but sometimes we have cretins like Donald Trump show up here.”

Congressman Raul Grijalva

“We do not inherit the earth; we tend to it for our grandchildren.”
Arizona activist Carlos Garcia – organizer of today’s protest against Sheriff Arpaio.


Some of the attendees at the Environmental Caucus discussing fracking, the California drought, the upcoming Paris conference, climate change denial, and related topics


“[Arizona] is not like the impression you get on The Daily Show

Arizona State Senator and DFA-endorsed candidate Katy Hobbs


“Titles are good, but purpose is better.”

Ohio State Senator and DFA-endorsed candidate Nina Turner

“I want to invoke the name of the last great Republican president – Abraham Lincoln.”

Jamie Raskin – DFA-endorsed Candidate for U.S. Congress in Maryland’s Eight District










“Public education is a battle about the future of the city.”

Helen Gym – DFA-endorsed candidate for Philadelphia City Council




We need someone in the Senate who knows what it’s like to work for the minimum wage.”

Congresswoman and DFA-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Donna Edwards of Maryland

Comment (1)

  1. Bill Orr

    “Demonstration without legislation” is apropos.

    As an example there were many demonstrations against the NJ Transit fare hikes, but the legislature sat on its hands. An extension of that problem is that when our legislature passes bills, our governor sits on them (AC package of bills) or vetoes them (health services for women.)  


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