From Twitter to Tear Gas: MOMocrats Take Denver & the DNCC
By Sarah Granger on August 26, 2008
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Tens of thousands of people are here in Denver for the Democratic National Convention - I don't even know the actual total - but in all of those people, somehow the MOMocrats are everywhere. Press events, the convention floor, the blogger lounge, the Big Tent, meetings with tea, blogging with booze, parties with condoms, marches with Blues. I got a surprise offer for a Hall pass tonight to see Michelle Obama speak and as I approached the Pepsi Center, there were Cynematic and Sheila.
With wireless coverage not as easy to find as one might hope, Twitter from mobile phones has been essential for getting across what was actually happening - from being in the middle of demonstrators to the convention hall, we've been tweeting our fingers off. So first stop for MOMocrats coverage outside of BlogHer: http://www.twitter.com/momocrats and #momocrats. (See also: #dnc08.)
Sunday, MOMocrats rolled by Michelle Obama's hybrid (supposedly), along with picking up credentials, attending receptions, and getting settled in. Monday, MOMocrats continue to celebrate at women's events, defend free speech, and confess patriotism.
When the prime time events began in the Pepsi Center, MOMocrats were there too - on the perimeter, inside, in the blogger lounge, and seated in the rear to take it all in. It was a phenomenal night seeing Michelle Obama - and her adorable children, along with a quick video cameo by Barack Obama. More to come...
Sarah Granger is blogging the DNCC for BlogHer, covering the experience of the MOMocrats, along with representing WomenCount, The Political Voices of Women, and the Silicon Valley Moms Blog. What a week!
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