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  •  ...believe it or not... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...there are more people of color at each NN. And there are more young activists too. NN13 was "younger" than any I've attended so far.

    DailyKos has been around for 10 years.

    I talked to folks that were in there early to mid-20's. These guys were 12-16 years old a decade ago.

    And in recent years there has been a very good outreach to communities of color around the country to register to vote and go vote.

    I believe some of the reason it may seem like there aren't as many people of color as we'd like is due to this.

    Many who attend are old Democratic farts (I'm 55)...and, though no fault of our own, aren't of color (but that doesn't matter really).

    I'm certain more people of color and more young people will be attending Netroots Nation's in the future...it's all about becoming mobilized. And I was so very impressed by all that I talked with...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:39:34 AM PDT

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