AK Muckraker at The Mudflats, has been offered a scholarship opportunity to have expenses paid to the Netroots Nation Conference 2009. This year it will be held in Pittsburgh, between August 13th and 16th.
The conference has evolved, from its beginning in Las Vegas, in 2006. It was initially called YearlyKos. Last year it was changed to Netroots Nation. On the far right, it is lambasted as "Nutroots Nation." On the far left, it is nicknamed "TraitorFest," for its accommodation of right-of-centrists, lobbyists and fierce advocates of continuing Israeli expansion.
It is a wonderful, fascinating and empowering set of events, though, and AKMuckraker will be a hit there, I am sure. I'd be tempted to go, but I'm painting the whole house, repairing decks, and possibly re-roofing the shop this summer.
AKMuckraker has a post up right now that explains why AKM hopes to attend. The post gives some background on this year's event, and has a link to a place where you can vote to support AKM's scholarship chances. The bloggers with the most votes in a big pool get the stipends.
Or you can click here, and go straight to the voting site. I just voted for The Mudflats.