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New Dan Banner
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity.
EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC
to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell, vent, whatever you want...  
...this is an open thread. Nothing is off topic.
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For three days only, Netroots Nation is offering a special holiday rollback registration rate to attend our 2013 convention in San Jose, June 20-23. The rollback began yesterday and ends tomorrow, Thursday at midnight Pacific time.

This will be the lowest price available from now until the convention.

If you haven't registered click here to reserve your spot for Netroots Nation 2013 and get your special holiday rate of $245 before it goes back to $295. The price will rise as we get closer to June. This two day rate is the lowest the price will be now.

Also, consider gifting this convention registration to your favorite political wonk/activist.

Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation
If you've been to Netroots Nation before, you know what a rich experience it is -- from the non-stop partying hands-on trainings to the hair-of-the-dog mornings 70-plus panels to the chance to meet and reconnect with friends and allies from across the world.

If you haven't been, then take a look at our comment section where Kossacks around the country talk about the experience.

• • •

I've attended all seven years. Netroots Nation became the highlight of my year since 2006. I've published massive photo recaps every year that are appreciated by both those who attend and those who can't. I absolutely love meeting Kossacks for the first time in person. It's a phenomenon. Bonding with someone's words online and then finally meeting them in person is truly exhilarating. Actually, exhilarating is an understatement.

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Now, here's an incentive for the groups we've recently jump-started here. I always reserve some tables in the main ballroom where the plenary sessions are held. My SFKossacks and Native American Netroots attendees then have a point place to gather. Netroots Nation is going to extend that privilege to all the groups here at New Day. I'll make a reserved sign for each regional group and you can have a place to represent at the big speeches. So, organizers, please register to attend and encourage your members to register. The SFKossacks can attest to how convenient it is to have a chair reserved and waiting for you.

Links to all my photo diaries, (ALL PHOTO HEAVY) just click one, you'll want to attend:

2012:
Netroots Nation 12: Photo Heavy Recap - Part 2
Netroots Nation 12: Photo Heavy Recap - Part 1
Netroots Nation 2012: Cheers & Jeers Dinner

2011:
NN11: Photos from Thurs. Fri. & Sat.
NN11 Wednesday, Cheers & Jeers Dinner: REDUX
My first front paged diary, lol.
Why You Should Attend NN11 :: 200 Pics
This one is the best of collection 2006-2010

2010:
NN10: Saturday, Day 3 Photo City
NN10: Friday Day 2 Photo Jackpot!
NN10: Thursday, Day 1 Photo Diary
Annual Cheers & Jeers Dinner NN10

2009:
200+ Photos of Netroots Nation 2009

2008:
My NetrootsNation08 Recap EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY!! Um, 617 tips, kids.

2007:
My Chicago NN07 diary is MIA. I know I made one. DK4 Dog ate it??

 

Have you registered for NN13 already? Do you plan to register?

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Also, if you've attended, tell us about your experience at Netroots Nation.
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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold
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You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

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:: Event Reporting ::
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Sunday, December 9th

This is organizer papa monzano of CenTex Kossacks, for Travis County, TX and surrounding area. The county seat is Austin.

papa monzano -Photo courtesy of teknohed
papa monzano -Photo courtesy of teknohed

His first meet-up last month had four attendees. In 2005 I had events with only one other person so I don't ever downplay any size of event. I say keep building. I don't think we've given enough attention to this Austin group so today it's in the headline. For his most recent event, papa monzano reached out to folks near San Antonio and held a meet-up between them and Austin. JC Dufresne, Democratic Party Precinct Chair in Guadalupe County, TX. and president of the local progressive activist group attended along with his wife.

Mrs. JC Dufresne, JC Dufresne and teknohed
Mrs. JC Dufresne, JC Dufresne and teknohed


manoffire
manoffire and someone's significant other also attended

Please visit papa monzano's current diary and give him some love. Also note in the comments there is a discussion of a Texas state wide meet-up in the Spring. I would be glad to fly out for that. Who's with me?


:: TEXAS REPRESENT! ::
Kosmail the organizer in your area to get on board the Turn Texas Blue Train!

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Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove
This group is for Kossacks living in the Houston metro area. It will be used to post and repost Houston-related diaries, organize meet-ups, and just keep in touch in general.

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano
A kossack group for Travis County and surrounding areas dedicated to keeping Austin weird, blue and orange.

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  chancew
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I'm calling you out!
A group for Kossacks living in the DFW region to get together and support each other!

And introducing:

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid to help her organize this brand new group. (Name of group still being decided.)

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Los Angeles Kossacks: Kosmail Shockwave

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash, 23 members

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231,
Current diary: And We're Off - Pittsburgh Area Kossacks Group

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  chancew
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I'm calling you out!

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.
Okla-homies, let's get together (new regional organizing group)

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
Central Ohio Kossacks Banner
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Friday, December 14th
Holiday Dessert & COKtails

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Mozart's Bakery & Piano Cafe
2885 N. High St. • Columbus

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2.
Maybes:

 

Latest diary on this event: Central Ohio Kossacks: Meetup Photos and Save the Date for Holiday COKtails
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Saturday, December 15th
Twin Cities Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Harriet Brewing Tap Room
Address:  3036 Minnehaha Ave • Minneapolis

ORGANIZER: Send imonlylurking a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. imonlylurking
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybes:

 

Latest diary on this event: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, January 12th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Fire and Ice
One Providence Place • Providence, RI

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
3. Knockbally
4. CTLiberal
5.
Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33
4. annieli
5. Moody Loner
6. mommyp00ka
7. Littlep00ka
8. RubDMC
Latest diary: New England Kossacks - January Meet Up
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PRESIDENT'S
Monday, January 21st
Watching the 2013 Inauguration - Swearing-In, Inaugural Address, and Parade

TIME: 8:00 or 9:00 AM - Noon (TBD)
LOCATION:  Kestrel's place in Sacramento
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP

ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5. paradise50
6. norm
7.
Maybees:
mrsgoo
Latest diary: Central Valley Kossacks: Two Meet Ups in One Diary
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Tuesday, January 29th
Watching the 2013 State of the Union Address

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION:  cooper888 and gotmooned's place in Sacramento (Natomas)
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP.
ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Central Valley Kossacks: Two Meet Ups in One Diary
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send GreenMountainBoy02 a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. GreenMountainBoy02
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Northern New England Meetups in Portsmouth, NH
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

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Originally posted to DIVA on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act!, SFKossacks, Central Valley Kossacks, and Pittsburgh Area Kossacks.

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