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June 20 - Local Coalition Political Rascals Slated to Speak at National Netroots Nation Conference

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

June 20, 2018 - Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. 

Panelists and representatives include Amanda Hollowell, Moncello Stewart, Molly Lieberman, Edy Gresham and Coco Papy. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don't Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three day conference. The group will represent Savannah at the event and help work to bring national attention to the different forms of community organizing happening on the ground, as well as how place-specific strategies are a must.

Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive political activists. For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond. 

The Political Rascals are now calling on the community for help and have launched a fundrasier to  help offsett the costs which can be found at the Send the Political Rascals Campaign here.The group is also hosting a public fundraising event, Pass the Hat for the Rascals, on Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m., featuring Laiken Love, Loop It Up painting activities and food and drink. Venue to be announced shortly. 

For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundrasier.

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