As Minnesota natives, we’re eager to host the Netroots Nation conference and we’re looking forward to showing those coastal Netroots folks what the Midwest progressive movement is all about.
Everyone needs a little “me” time though, so grassroots solutions has decided to carve out an hour during the four-day conference to bring Minnesota progressives together to discuss a variety of topics that are affecting our state.
Join Sarah Hassell and Diane Tran from grassroots solutions on Friday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. for the Minnesota Caucus – an open space discussion about Minnesota's progressive future. Converse and collaborate with fellow Minnesotans about how we can use technology to build community out-of-state and continue to grow the technology sector here in Minnesota; examine our state's existing progressive infrastructure and have a frank discussion about what's missing; reflect on the successful (and not so successful) use of technology during the 2011 legislative session; and talk about the constitutional amendments we'll see on the ballot in 2012.
There will be no PowerPoint presentations, no charts, no statistics, no panelists; just smart folks talking about cool stuff—bringing the national focus of Netroots Nation to our humble state. It will also provide a safe space for Minnesotans to get together and talk about how sick we are of people asking us if we’ve seen the movie Fargo and how our accent really isn’t an accent at all.
We hope to see you at Netroots Nation next week. If you haven’t already registered for the conference, there’s still time. Register today!