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.
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
- 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!