The Squad And Elizabeth Warren Win Big With Progressives At Netroots Nation
Here are some highlights from the annual Netroots Nation Conference in Philadelphia.
More than 3,700 people gathered in Philadelphia July 11-13 for the Netroots Nation Conference, the largest annual conference focused on progressive politics. This year’s event drew the largest crowd yet, with people energized and focused on defeating Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Here’s what you need to know about what took place at Netroots.1. The treatment of immigrants was at the forefront of the conversation.
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Powerful speech by @JessLivMo on the concentration camps, as #NN19 attendees gather in a symbolic cage.— Lucky Tran (@luckytran) July 11, 2019'
“It will take more than symbolic action. Last time it took a war.”
We've donated, rallied, called. But we need to do more to stop this atrocity!#CloseTheCamps pic.twitter.com/bCQQioeZR3
The next day, conference attendees took part in a nationwide protest against immigrant detention centers and Trump’s attacks directed at immigrant communities.
The large crowd marching down market street with City Hall at their backs. “Whose children? Our children! Whose families? Our families!” It’s about 90 degrees with little shade but energy is high. A lot of out of towners because of #NN19 but local activists are in the front. pic.twitter.com/KScbSofMmY— Abraham Gutman🔥 (@abgutman) July 12, 2019'
One last note about the straw poll at Netroots Nation. Biden came in 10th place.— Clay Shentrup 🐝🌱🌐🏗️☢️₿ (@UtilaTheEcon) July 15, 2019'
Elizabeth Warren 84%
Bernie Sanders 57%
Kamala Harris 53%
Julián Castro 52%
Pete Buttigieg 34%
Cory Booker 26%
Kirsten Gillibrand 21%
Andrew Yang 18%
Jay Inslee 16%
Joe Biden 13%