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PSN and the State of the States at Netroots Nation 2011

Progressive States Network is at Netroots Nation 2011 this week, the 6th annual gathering of progressive activists, bloggers, policymakers, elected officials, and advocates taking place this year in Minneapolis, MN. Be sure to say hi if you see us here, or follow along at home via livestreams of selected panels or on Twitter by following the hashtag #NN11 (we'll be tweeting some of the highlights at @PSNwire). Here are just a few of the highlights in a great schedule of panels and sessions that feature a focus on state policy:

  • Taking Back Your State: How to Respond to Restrictive State Immigration Legislation: Join PSN's Immigration Policy Specialist Suman Raghunathan for this critical discussion of immigration policy in the states, as lawmakers turn from SB1070-copycat bills to common-sense, positive immigration legislation. (Saturday June 18th, 1:30-2:45pm CT, Room L100AB)
  • 40 Under 40: Political Rising Stars: Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a PSN board member, will speak on this panel of state legislators from across the nation, along with State Rep. Jefferson Smith (Oregon), State Rep. Ellie Hill (Montana), State Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (Nevada), and State Senator Shannon Aguarre (Montana). (Saturday June 18th, 3-4::15pm CT, Room M100FG)
  • Senator Sinema is also scheduled to deliver remarks along with Rep. Raul Grijalva (Arizona), Rep. Donna Edwards (Maryland), Rep. Keith Ellison (Minnesota) and others at the conference's closing keynote on Saturday at 5pm CT.

Other sessions with a focus on state policy include: