Las Vegas may sound like a surprising destination for a contingent from Enough, but that’s where a team of us are headed this afternoon. The annual Netroots Nation conference, which draws together nearly 2,000 progressive bloggers and social media aficionados, starts tomorrow, and Enough has been gearing up to make a big impression this year. We will introduce this influential group to the work of Enough and our partners to stop and prevent genocide and mass atrocities, with the hope that they will follow international human rights issues more closely and spread the word among the masses of Americans that they reach. We’ve posted our open letter to the Netroots bloggers here.
Here’s our plan for the next few days:
Thursday – “Speaking Boldly about Progressive Foreign Policy and Electoral Politics,” an invitation-only lunch panel featuring Amy Goodman (Democracy NOW!), Faiz Shakir (Center for American Progress), Marcy Wheeler (Firedoglake), and Matt Yglesias (Think Progress). Enough’s Laura Heaton will moderate.
Friday – “Zero to Sixty: The Rapid Evolution of the Movement to End Genocide,” a panel featuring Martha Bixby (Save Darfur Coalition), Janessa Goldbeck (Genocide Intervention Network), and Enough’s John Prendergast, Omer Ismail, and Laura Heaton. The panel will be live streaming beginning at 4:30 pm PT here.
“Sudan Now: Tools to Prioritize Genocide Prevention," a post-panel breakout session with Martha Bixby, Janessa Goldbeck, and Laura Heaton, moderated by Mike Boyer (Humanity United).
Saturday – The Enough Project sponsored coffee break ahead of a keynote address by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
You can get in on the action at Netroots even if you’re nowhere near Vegas. The conference Twitter hashtag will be very active, so you can follow and participate in what’s happening using #NN10. Get involved starting now by urging conference attendees to turn out for our “Zero to Sixty” panel. Please tweet something along the lines of:
Want to learn how activists turned their niche issue into a global movement? Check out the Zero2Sixty panel on Fri at 4:30. #NN10 #genprev
We’ll be posting updates throughout the four-day event on Enough Said, so please keep checking back. You can follow the play-by-play on our team’s Twitter accounts too: @enoughproject, @jonhutson, @zbrisson, @amanda4Enough, and @laura4Enough.