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, organized by the liberal Daily Kos advocacy site, 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.

You might remember Daily Kos for another reason: The site helped Democrat Jon Ossoff raise millions of dollars – and propel him to national attention – in this year’s 6th District race.

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

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