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April 15, 2008

Netroots Meeting in Lowell, April 19

by at 8:28 am.

[Bumped again, last notice! Register by Thursday so we can get a last head count. We would like to have the money in hand so we can go out and buy the food. ]

Update 3/31/08: The event starts at 1pm, with lunch trays from local restaurants!

So we’re at it again. It’s been over a year since our last big BlogLeft Massachusetts event in Worcester Lowell, but hey, in some of our past literature, we’ve called ourselves “an unchained association of regional liberal bloggers.” I still like that description.

So liberal bloggers, commenters, readers, lurkers, all are invited to come. From Ryan:

It’s been a long time since we’ve all had a joint bloggers event, and it’s time to change that. On Saturday, April 19th, Lynne, Mike and I are hosting a Blog Left Massachusetts event in Lowell. It’s mainly going to be for fun, but we also have some ideas we’d like to discuss with all of you to both expand and empower the Massachusetts Blogosphere. Not only that, but we’d love to hear from all of you on your ideas.

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the spirit of civic engagement in this state, and the idea that we in the netroots are able to make a big difference, has at least been somewhat diminished. We’ve all been frustrated, and we’ve lost a few great bloggers over the past year or so. We need to discuss ways of becoming greater than the sum of our parts, and ways to attract new members - and Lynne and I have a few big ideas in those regards; we’re hoping we’re not alone. So please plan on coming.

The cost will be $10 for food and the like, and we’ve set up a Paypal account, or you could send us a check. If you want to pay by check, send me an email, lynne (at) leftinlowell.com (replace the (at) with an @) and I’ll give you the address to send it to. Include your full real name, nickname, the place you mainly blog (if any) and town. Your information will be kept confidential (not to be posted on a website). Or, you can register with Paypal, below:

Full Name
Blog Nickname

Once you register, we’ll send you the information about the gathering, including directions. This meeting will have some discussion, as we have some ideas and want others’ ideas, but as Ryan says its primary purpose is to get together and reconnect.

8 Responses to “Netroots Meeting in Lowell, April 19”

  1. afertig Says:

    Can we just give you $10 bucks once we’re there or do we need to pay in advance?

  2. Lynne Says:

    afertig: If you can, send it early. I’ll need fund to go out and buy the food trays and drinks. Email me (lynne at leftinlowell.com) and I can send you a snailmail address to send it to (if you like many don’t want to send via Paypal).

  3. Jamie Eldridge Says:


    Thanks for inviting me to this event over the weekend, and I will try to stop by. It would be great to see some of the progressive bloggers that were so helpful to me in my campaign for Congress last year. Thanks for organizing this!

    - Jamie

  4. Linda Hickey Says:


    The email address posted for directions does not work.

    Please send directions.


  5. Lynne Says:

    It should, but you do have to replace “(at)” with an @ symbol. But I got your registration and you should have gotten an email today with details. :)

  6. Susan H Says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I just sent off my payment via paypal and don’t worry about directions for Linda H , we’ll drive up together and I got them.

    Looking forward to it!


  7. Linda Says:

    I’ll bring a cake for dessert.

  8. Lynne Says:

    It’s appreciated, Linda, though not required! Hence the $10. I’ll have a couple batches of cookies for dessert as well.

    This is shaping up to be a great event, with many old friends and new folks and lots of secret special guests coming. Well, not secret but I don’t know if they prefer a low profile. Suffice to say that while the Biggest Cheeses can’t come so far as I know, a lot of their Medium Cheeses are slated to attend! :)

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