CALPIRG Executive Director Emily Rusch spoke on a panel at the conference Netroots Nation about the benefits of online voter registration. Sujatha Jahagirdar with U.S. PIRG moderated the panel. Joining Emily and Sujatha were Ashley Spillane, president of Rock the Vote, and Catherine Hazelton, senior program officer with the James Irvine Foundation (a significant funder for CALPIRG Education Fund).
Netroots Nation is a political convention for progressive political activists and writers, which happens once every two years. This year's convention was in Detroit, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the keynote speaker, and dozens of TPIN staff and alumni were in attendance.