WHAT IS NETROOTS NEW YORK?
Netroots New York will bring together diverse constituencies, to the benefit of progressive politics in New York and beyond.
Specifically, we expect several hundred union staff, online and offline activists and organizers, including many bloggers who focus on city, state and national issues, thought leaders and top influencers.
All too often, these constituencies operate in separate worlds.
Netroots New York will offer high quality, specialized training in the techniques of online organizing and digital strategy, along with networking events and solid, on-the-ground experience. We know that there is a need for more of this, based on sold -out events run by Organizing 2.0 in the past. The need is especially acute in spheres where progress has been slow: community organizations serving low income populations, union staff, political operatives for city and state elected officials, nonprofit advocacy staff and concerned citizens looking for a voice. New York is the most diverse state in the union. Netroots New York will reflect this diversity.
ABOUT NETROOTS NATION
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
Through our annual convention and a series of regional salons held throughout the year, we strengthen our community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere. The last National Netroots Nation Convention was held in Minneapolis, MN in summer of 2010.
The origin of Netroots Nation is traced to a time when a tremendous and growing number of citizens gathered every day in the virtual world to raise their collective voice and proactively influence their government.
That group is broadly called the Netroots and has since grown to include progressive organizations and politicians who use new media technologies to communicate with their constituents.
ABOUT ORGANIZING 2.0
Organizing 2.0 is a New York City based group of online organizers and new media activists. We offer training, consulting and networking opportunities of particular benefit to unions, community organizing groups and nonprofits.
Founded in 2009, more than 1000 people have attended our events. The Leadership Center for the Common Good serves as a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor for some of our events. Elana Levin is the Chair and Charles Lenchner is the Executive Director of Organizing 2.0.