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 (nĕt′ro͞ots′, -ro͝ots′)
People who work for a political campaign or cause outside of established modes of political organization, especially by using the internet as a primary means of organizing and public relations.

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"On my first day, I will empower a commission in the Department of Justice to investigate crimes committed by the United States against immigrants," she said at the progressive Netroots Nation conference, The Hill reported.
Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts made those comments during a speech at the liberal Netroots Nation conference where she, Rep.
Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) speaks at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
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David Garcia spoke at the Netroots Nation conference in New Orleans this weekend, and one supporter was especially displeased that he jetted off to the conference at the last minute on a weekend when he had a series of local events already scheduled.
2-4 Netroots Nation, a project of Netroots Nation and the Netroots Foundation, will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La.
"Macaca Moments Reconsidered: Electoral Panopticon or Netroots Mobilization?" Journal of Information Technology & Politics 7 (2/3): 143-162.
The campaign raised $430,000 in less than two weeks and Bryce became a national figure overnight--speaking at Netroots Nation one week and then headlining a fundraiser in Manhattan's East Village alongside the actress Cynthia Nixon.
Armstrong J and Zuniga MM (2006) Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics.
At the Netroots Nation convention in Phoenix last July, she declared:
Since being confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters at the Netroots Nation conference in July, he has met privately with activists and published a racial justice agenda that addresses issues of economic, legal, political and physical violence against people of colour.