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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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Netroots Nation 2021 Update

If you haven't heard yet, this year's big Netroots convention, which sprang out of this humble blog in 2006, has been moved from Washington D.C. to your house. It's a three-day virtual "at-home-aganza" (thank you, pandemic) that starts October 7th—just three weeks from today. Register here.

Virtually everything that makes the convention one of the wonders of the modern world is still scheduled, including blue-ribbon panels, practical training sessions, A-list keynoters, and, yes, even Adam B's legendary Pub Quiz. Below the fold we've got an endorphin-tickling list of what we know so far.


Netroots Nation 2021: What We Know So Far

★ Over 60 panels and training sessions are set to go. Among them: a panel on expanding SCOTUS to protect abortion rights featuring Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and a conversation on threats to voting rights with state Secretaries of State Shenna Bellows (ME), Jena Griswold (CO), Denise Merrill (CT) and Jocelyn Benson (MI).

★ Some of the keynoters were announced this week, and they include Sen. Tina Smith, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Wisconsin Lt. Gov and Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. More will be announced soon.

★ We’re working on a pre-convention C&J meetup via Zoom. We did one last year and it was a hoot.

★ Adam B's annual Pub Quiz is happening Thursday, October 7, at 7pm ET. You can form your own team or join an existing one. Details via the app when you register.

★ Everyone who registers gets an official NN21 T-shirt.

★ You can check out the full list of panels here, and also the FAQ page on Virtual NN21 here.

To secure your online access to the event and the app just click here and register.

★ You can also follow Netroots Nation on Twitter here and on evil Facebook here.

★ ← This……..is a star, baby, a star!!!

C&J will keep you in the loop as more speakers and events are announced.

And now, our feature presentation…


Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, September 23, 2021

Note: Oh no!!! I forgot that I signed up to teach a crisis management class on Thursday mornings and I'm late! What'll I do??? WHAT'LL I DO?????!!!

By the Numbers:

Days 'til Halloween: 38

Days 'til the Little Falls Cheese Festival in New York: 9

Effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine when followed up with a booster shot: 94%

Support for the Democrats' $3.5 trillion climate/health care/child care reconciliation bill among Americans polled by Fox News: 56%

Percent in the same Fox poll who support a mask mandate for students and teachers, and a vaccine mandate for teachers, respectively: 67%,........

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