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Netroots Blogger Competition

Calling All Reproductive Rights Activists: Win a Trip to Netroots Nation 2016

Are you a Texan who cares about reproductive rights, justice, and freedom in our state? Do you use social media to promote these issues?

Do you think it would be cool to have your words reach thousands of Texans across the state? Would you like to write for our blog?

And how about winning a trip to attend Netroots Nation 2016 to learn how to use technology to affect change alongside some of the brightest minds in the progressive community?

If your answer to these questions is, “YES, duh!” — we want you.

How to enter

  1. Write a blog post — an analysis, commentary, report, or story — involving an issue of reproductive health, rights, or justice in Texas.

    • Be yourself: your unique voice — who you are, where you come from, what you’ve seen and experienced — should shine through in the post.

    • Be bold: don’t be afraid to speak your mind and talk about abortion.

    • Be brief: keep your blog at 500 words or less.

  2. Write a paragraph — just a few sentences! — about why you want to go to Netroots Nation 2016.

  3. Send your blog post and paragraph to by Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Our team at Progress Texas will select three winners and be in touch by Monday, June 6, 2016. You must be at least 21 years old to enter the competition.

The prize: Netroots Nation 2016

Winners will receive a stipend to cover travel, lodging, and registration costs for the Netroots Nation conference in St. Louis, Missouri, for July 14-17, 2016. You will come away from Netroots inspired to take action and with the tools you need to effectively challenge the status quo and create change in your community.

The conference includes 90 panels, 45 training sessions, inspiring keynotes from leading progressive voices, film screenings and other engaging sessions designed to educate, stimulate, and inspire a new generation of progressive leaders.

At Netroots you will experience an unparallelled opportunity to learn how to use technology to affect change alongside some of the brightest minds in progressive politics — thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, and grassroots organizers and activists from across the country. You will learn best practices, hone your organizing skills, make valuable connections, and build relationships to grow your network to include others who work on the issues you care most about.

Visit to learn more about Netroots.