Al Gore to headline progressive conference in Atlanta in August

Former Vice President Al Gore, in a 2009 file photo. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Get ready: An event that bills itself as the largest political convention of the year for the nation’s progressives is coming to Atlanta next month. Netroots Nation will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown starting on Aug. 10.

The lineup includes former Vice President Al Gore, civil rights advocate Bernice King and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the runner-up in this year’s race to lead the Democratic National Committee.

Also among the speakers: Former Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams, one of two leading Democrats in the hunt for Georgia’s open governor seat in 2018.

Insider’s note: This item was ripped from the Morning Jolt, which you can find here.

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Susan Avent
Susan Avent

Thank you Al Gore for attempting to bring knowledge and sanity to the sheeples of America. They are so slow to learn

Nanette Hall Vaughn
Nanette Hall Vaughn

What is the matter with you folks? Don't agree with him? Don't attend. Reading through these comments you'd think GA is full of some very close minded, unfriendly, judgmental, name calling, stereotypical, nasty people. Certainly, we're better than this.

Jeff Norton
Jeff Norton

I'm so excited that these brain trust are going to enlighten us imbeciles that I might just wet my pants.

13Directors
13Directors

You won't be missed. This event is for people who want to preserve democracy for all people not just the few. 

Susan Coppola Gill
Susan Coppola Gill

So happy to hear this hypocrite Gore will be flying in on his private jet and polluting our air,

13Directors
13Directors

Yeah its a bit hypocritical, kinda like over priced cell phones made by small fingers for nothing essentially.  

Nanette Hall Vaughn
Nanette Hall Vaughn

He flies commercial. Most likely Atlanta based Delta for this trip. Research and facts can be your friends despite what Fox news may tell you.

Wilma Jones
Wilma Jones

Must be getting desperate for speakers. Has been talking to fascist losers

Issac Reid
Issac Reid

You just have to ignore Georgians. They always show up late. It really doesn't matter anyway. Prgressive causes alwayswin eventually

Joe Daniels
Joe Daniels

go off somewhere and never return you demon

Lexa King
Lexa King

"Less than half of Georgia students scored proficient or better in math and English." From the recent AJC. I wonder how their parents would do. Especially in science.

Lexa King
Lexa King

If quoting the findings of the AJC is picking on your kids. Do you know how to read? I specifically said it was from the AJC.

Nelms Graham
Nelms Graham

Lexa King The AJC is a well known corrupt liberal newsrag that real Georgians stopped reading decades ago. Go back to your home state that you liberals trashed years ago.

Tammy Bartlett
Tammy Bartlett

These ignorant comments, lol. Why do you think global warming is a plot again? What is the intent behind it? Do you really wprship Big Oil so much? Every other indusrrialized nation is moving forward with innovation and clean, renewable energy which will create many new jobs. You are against this why?

Nanette Hall Vaughn
Nanette Hall Vaughn

I really wish someone would explain this. Even if you feel compelled to deny science the fact remains that renewable energy is the future and the direction in which technology and jobs will go. We are going to be left woefully behind. Isolationism and science denying are going to tank our economy.

Robert Bass
Robert Bass

It would be nice if the idiots who follow Gore, would just drink the Jim Jones KoolAid and do the country a favor and rot away, it's the only fix for stupid...

Brandon Paxton
Brandon Paxton

Welcome to Atlanta, a city that prides itself on being everything Georgia is not! Thank you for your environmental awareness as well.

Lexa King
Lexa King

If you don't want to be perceived as ignorant, stop saying ignorant things. Stop denying science. The earth is round, it goes around the sun (not the other way around), and global warming is real. Sea levels are rising and instead of taking action, you want to believe in conspiracy theories and ruin the planet for your grandkids while you call people names. Wow.

Greg Maddox
Greg Maddox

Lexa rides a unicorn to work, or at least her antifa rallies

Lexa King
Lexa King

Proving exactly what I said. Gee Greg, where am I wrong? Are you a flat earther?

Greg Maddox
Greg Maddox

Let's hear your sales pitch that's gonna sell us on this one. Bet all you can do is name call

Greg Maddox
Greg Maddox

Where's your proof, educate us hillbilly flat earthers

Lexa King
Lexa King

Greg, go read a book. I wouldn't waste my time trying to educate you.

13Directors
13Directors

Why are you letting .00000000000000008 of the population bother you so much, especially when they don't even vote?

Jimmy Raper
Jimmy Raper

Him just being outside pollutes the air forget the car.

Terri Parker
Terri Parker

Listen up. I did not pen this, however, I am in full accord with this: WE THE PATRIOTS of the United States call for the investigation & adjudication of Chuck Schumer, George Soros, Maxine Waters, Al Green, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and Michael Moore for disruption of government, attempted overthrow without legitimate cause of a sitting president, and the destabilization of American society and economy for criminally-motivated political and financial gain. we also seek the investigation and removal of all cair members a well know islamic threat to america, and all mosques in the united states,and any group of islam harboring terrorist,weapons,and any training camps committing crimes against the united states, and connections to helping build training camps with terroristic intents to build armies to over throw our government,they must be investigated and closed down, We also seek the investigation & adjudication of all others in acting and deep-state government as well as the corrupt "news" media-outlets complicit in these acts of fraud, slander and treason, including but not limited to Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, John Podesta, Huma Abedin, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Nancy Pelosi. These political criminals and others following the “Rules for Radicals” playbook are dividing America, delaying job growth and prosperity, and jeopardizing our national security, at the expense of our income, our savings and retirement accounts, our freedom of speech, our ability to find a job, our safety, and our FUTURE. It’s time to send the “Resistance” to Iran, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, or any country that actually has an oppressive government worth resisting. You live in America, STUPID! Stop whining and count your blessings. George Soros will lead you off a cliff, as he has done in Hungary, Ukraine, and most recently Guinea. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! SHARE, PASTE and FIGHT BACK

Nanette Hall Vaughn
Nanette Hall Vaughn

I notice your "letter" points out the oppressive governments of Russia and Saudi Arabia and states they are worth "resisting". How then can you support President Trump's wanting to lessen sanctions on Russia and selling the largest amount of arms and military equipment ever to SA?

Zain Malik
Zain Malik

AJC comments are why we need mental healthcare to be covered.

Gary Huckaby
Gary Huckaby

He needs to be up north saving the cold.

Pat Blackwell
Pat Blackwell

Al Gore has been selling Global warming for years. It causes stupidity and nothing more.

Linda Wike
Linda Wike

Stay home, Al. We don't believe your lies down here.

Carol Roberts
Carol Roberts

Good time to avoid Atlanta. So much hot air there already.

Juan Serrato
Juan Serrato

Must be running out of money to bring the global warming lies back.

Martha Barth
Martha Barth

Anyone in Warner Robins going or want to go?

Joe Fincher
Joe Fincher

Why would these out of touch people bother to come to bright red Georgia? Oh it's probably be to cold up North and taxes would be to high out West. Red State Rising

Jack O'Hanlon
Jack O'Hanlon

Hahahaha. Trump's new guy Scaramucci donated money to Gore.