Netroots Wrap-Up: The Best Of Social

Netroots Nations is the largest gathering of digitally-driven progressives in the US, with visitors from across the country and around the world. This year’s event was in Detroit, and in addition to the BSD team, we sent three up-and-coming organizers to participate in the action. They joined protests against the Detroit water shut-offs, heard from movement leaders like Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren, and met a lot of incredible people in a series of BSD-led panels. Netroots has always been a great way to connect with activists, campaigners, bloggers, and people who want to better this country. And after three days on the ground, we’re already looking forward to next year in Phoenix.

Below, a round-up of some of our favorite social posts from #NN14.

Joe Biden was as inspiring and awesome as usual.

Elizabeth Warren shared her insights during a wonderful talk.


Our own Matthew McGregor was doubly star-struck.

In addition to women in tech, there were interesting conversations around Silicon Valley opening its doors to the LGBT community.

A very small activist got her start on the conference circuit.

We were reminded how crucial women have always been in the labor movement.

Howard Dean sat down with our CEO Joe Rospars. They discovered they have a lot in common.

The Detroit water shut-offs were top-of-mind.

MSNBC shared this great post-conference write-up.

And a fair amount of attendees struggled with the transition back to real life.