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PRESS RELEASE: Netroots Minnesota in Saint Paul Friday-Saturday.

November 17, 2009

< Netroots Minnesota in Saint Paul Friday-Saturday

DFL Governor candidates, New Media Activists, Progressive Politics Take Center Stage at First Netroots Minnesota Conference

Saint Paul – More than 100 Minnesota-based netroots activists will be in Saint Paul Friday and Saturday for the first ever Netroots Minnesota conference. Modeled after, and partially hosted by Netroots Nation, the conference allows participants to learn about key issues, skills for advocacy and grassroots organizing and connect with other netroots activists.

As a regional gathering of Netroots Nation, Netroots Minnesota 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. Within that campus, we strengthen community, inspire action and serve as a incubator for progressive ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.

Netroots Minnesota will also feature a DFL gubernatorial forum moderated by Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Lori Sturdevant. Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will kick off the event and Congressman Tim Walz will brief participants on the latest from Washington, D.C.

For a full list of panels and events, visit

Members of the media are allowed to attend the conference and the gubernatorial forum if they pre-register or bring their press credentials. For more information, contact Denise Cardinal of Alliance for a Better Minnesota at 612.269.9276.

WHAT: Netroots Minnesota WHERE:

Hilton Garden Inn City Center
411 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul

WHEN: Friday, November 20 – Saturday, November 21


Friday, November 20

Welcoming Speech
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

DFL Gubernatorial Forum
6-8 p.m.

Saturday November 21

Representative Tim Walz (MN-03) Congressional Briefing
12:30 p.m.


Alliance for a Better Minnesota (ABM) is a grassroots lobbying and online communications organization that works with progressive groups and working families on the issues that matter most to Minnesotans. You can find out more at


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