On Our Way to San Jose … Hurrah!

Thank you for patiently supporting my quest to earn a scholarship to the Netroots Nation 2013 Conference – We did it!

Yesterday, I learned that I was awarded one of the merit scholarships from Democracy for America’s NN13 competition. Five scholarships were awarded based on social media votes (I finished in 12th place out of 100+ folks) and 15 additional scholarships based on merit. So hurrah!

I’ve never been to California so that’s exciting and San Jose is so green, it makes my tote bag heart hurt a little bit. But the panels are exciting and we had such a great inspirational experience in Providence for NN12 that I’m sure this will be great, too.

A session at NN12 with Zach Wahls (far left), Ian Awesome (center) and Todd Heywood (right)
A session at NN12 with Zach Wahls (far left), Ian Awesome (center) and Todd Heywood (right)

It is quite humbling to reread the messages in my FB box from people I approached for their vote – so many good wishes or strict instructions to represent and such.

Thanks to the business supporting my trip with donations of “Pittsburgh gear”

  • Ya Jagoff.com
  • The Cotton Factory
  • Commonweath Press
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pgh4Life
  • Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
  • Clique Vodka

If you’d like to get your Pittsburghesque logo in front of thousands of progressive folks, drop me a line – pghlesbian at gmail – it is a fun way to take Pittsburgh with me to the conference!

And a very special thanks to John from YaJagoff who retweeted my request for votes more than anyone else. Rest assured, I will send any jagoff sightings!