Archive for August, 2009

TweetProgress: Building Progressive Infrastructure on Twitter

TweetProgress is a Twitter activist project I launched with partners Jim Gilliam, Jon Pincus, and Gina Cooper. TweetProgress is a directory of progressives on Twitter meant to provide the basic infrastructure for social action on Twitter. TweetProgress aims to: To help progressives find each other and follow each other on Twitter. To encourage more progressives [...]

Honor Senator Kennedy: Pass Health Care Reform

I’m joining Gloria Feldt and thousands of other progressives in asking The Senate to pass real health care reform in honor of Ted Kennedy. In Memoriam: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” Pass real health care reform now in Ted Kennedy’s honor! Sign the [...]

It’s Temporary

UPDATE It’s happened before we planned, but is up. We will be adding features (and an actual design) over the next few days, but what can you do? Progressives are enterprising folks and started spreading the word about before it was officially launched. Read the post below to get a better idea of [...]

Time for Titus and Berkley To Take The Public Option Pledge

Titus and Berkley are not members of the Progressive Caucus but I don’t care. It’s time to choose sides. Progressives helped get them elected. We raised money for them, blogged for them, attended their events, and voted for them. 77% of Americans indicated support for a public option in today’s Survey USA poll. The results [...]

Health Care Reform: No Carrots for Nevada Democrats

There is not one Nevada Democratic legislator on this list created by ActBlue so there will be no carrots ($$) for Dina Titus or Shelley Berkley. Berkley and Titus are not progressive members of Congress “…with the guts to stand up to Big Insurance, Big Pharma and to the pressure from their own party bosses.” [...]

Netroots Nation: A Free Style Nation and Maximum Density

Photo courtesy of Glennia “I’m groovin’ with a free style nation And maximum density” “Yalla Yalla” by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros I just returned from Netroots Nation yesterday afternoon, and as I often do, I like to find a song or lyric to help me contextualize my experience or mood. And really, what better [...]

Washington Post Apologizes for MouthPiece Theater

Today, Washington Post Editor Marcus Brauchli sent the following statement to Women, Action & The Media in response to our open letter about the MouthPiece Theater video in which Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza find the idea of calling the Secretary of State a “mad bitch.” Thank you for your letter about the July 31 [...]

Baby Boomers Hate Social Networking

It’s funny that just after writing a post about slacktivism I read yet another article on how to save ourselves from social networking in the Reno News & Review. As if we haven’t seen enough of these articles in newspapers about social networking. We get it–most journalists and “real” writers think social networking threatens the [...]

MouthPiece Theater and Slacktivism

The above charming video appeared on the Washington Post yesterday. The premise was funny; lampoon the over-exposed “Beer Summit;” Obama’s effort at healing relations between Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley. But the skit went way too far when Dana Milbank said “And we won’t tell you who’s getting a bottle of ‘Mad Bitch” [...]

Health Care Reform: Calling All State Bloggers

I expect all of you to sign up. We might not be able to flip Dean Heller on health care reform–he rarely ventures outside the bounds of his GOP talking points–but we can make things uncomfortable for him and the rest of conservatives (GOP AND Democrats). It’s time for an accounting. Do our legislators work [...]