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Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at Netroots Nation ’15

If you’re gearing up for Netroots Nation ’15 this week, Spitfire put together a list of sessions you don’t want to miss, whether you’re presenting or attending.

How the Web was Won: The Battle for Net Neutrality
(July 17, 9-10:15a.m., Rm 226 AB)

Be sure to catch Spitfire’s Michael Khoo moderating this Friday morning session with panelists, Craig Aaron of Free Press, Malkia Cyril of Center for Media Justice, Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, Michael Scurato of National Hispanic Media Coalition and David Segal of Demand Progress. The panel will highlight lessons learned from the battle for net neutrality, which culminated in a February 2015 decision to adopt rules that will preserve the open Internet for all.

Morning Keynote: Senator Elizabeth Warren
(July 17, 10:45-11:45a.m., North Hall E)

During this keynote you’ll hear from one of the biggest progressive champions – Senator Elizabeth Warren. This is a good opportunity to live tweet any of her remarks about issues relevant to your organization. Make sure to read over our guide on live tweeting.

Presidential Town Hall
(July 18, 10:30a.m. to 12p.m.)

Hear from Democratic presidential candidates Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders during a moderated audience Q&A.

Internet Freedom Caucus: Making the Net Neutrality Win Matter in 2016
(July 17, 4:30-5:45p.m., Rm 231 B)

Our friends at Free Press will talk about seizing on the momentum from recent victories and the power of Internet organizing to make the issues the Internet cares about most matter in 2016.

Be sure to email us at digital@spitfirestrategies.com or tweet us at @SpitfireSays if you’ll be presenting so we can promote your session on Twitter!

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Caroline Gasparini

By Caroline Gasparini
Account Coordinator

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, people are feeling a lot of emotions right now, all at once. There is uncertainty in our day-to-day lives, concern over the future and fear for the health, safety and livelihood of our families, friends, neighbors and selves. It’s easy to become overwhelmed… (read more)

Putting the Stimulus Package to Work for Communities

Annabelle Gardner

By Annabelle Gardner
Director

Community-based organizations are working around the clock to support communities hard hit by COVID-19. Last week, Congress passed the largest federal stimulus package in U.S. history — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which represents an unprecedented opportunity for community-based organizations like yours to advocate for… (read more)

Communicating During a Crisis

Erin B. Hart

By Erin B. Hart
Chief Innovation Officer

Expressions of caring connect us in our shared humanity during challenging times. We are navigating similar, and very personal challenges, as we manage our lives around the spread of COVID-19. Many of Spitfire’s trusted partners are working with us to determine if they should address the pandemic and, if so,… (read more)

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