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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

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08.09.2021

Netroots Nation Update: 2021 Convention Now All-Virtual

With the delta variant still doing that delta varying thing delta variants do, I can't say I disagree with the decision. The news came down Sunday:

After keeping a close eye on COVID numbers across the country, we've made the difficult decision to pivot our hybrid event—October 7-9—to totally virtual. We want Netroots Nation to be a safe and accessible event for our community—and that safety extends to your families and loved ones and those we might come in contact with at the hotel and in our travels.

But we aren't canceling. There's too much at stake for us to not come together, learn and strategize about how we can create the progressive future we all want to see. Click here to get your ticket if you haven't yet.

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The good news is that last year's all-virtual event was excellent—the panels, the training sessions, the social connections, the keynoters. We even got a sweet li’l swag box in the mail.

The organizers, who leave everything on the road to put on a great event, say that "this year's agenda may be our most powerful yet. We've got panels on expanding the Supreme Court, protecting a pregnant person's right to choose, and fighting disinformation, plus opportunities to talk about bold progressive solutions to issues like climate change and economic inequality." You can check out the agenda here.

C&J will keep you in the loop as more panels and speakers are announced. In the meantime, you can follow NN on Twitter here and on Facebook here. And click here to register for Netroots Nation and join in virtually October 7th through the 9th.

And now, our feature presentation…

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Cheers and Jeers for Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Note: Ninja Billy sees you wearing white after Labor Day. Hai!!! Judo chop!!! My work is done here.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til the start of Yom Kippur (Rosh Hashanah ends tonight): 7

Days 'til the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania: 3

Americans polled by Marist for PBS/NPR in 2002 who said domestic and international terrorism, respectively, was a more serious threat to Americans: 30%, 56%

Americans in 2021 who say domestic and international terrorism, respectively, are a more serious threat to Americans: 49%, 41%

Percent chance that the U.S. Mint's 100th Anniversary collection of the Morgan silver dollars representing the old New Orleans and Carson City Mints sold out in minutes this summer: 100%

Number of days it took to approve George Washington's slate of six nominees to the Supreme Court: 2

Age of Michael Keaton as of last Sunday: 70

Mid-week Rapture Index: 188 (including 5 climate events and 1 anti-vax Christian singer who should stick to singing). Soul Protection Factor 24 lotion is........

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