Lowrey Discusses Unemployed Netroots on MSNBC
Last night, TWI’s Annie Lowrey talked to Chris Hayes, guest host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, about the burgeoning political consciousness of unemployed Americans — what she’s termed the “unemployed netroots.”
Lowrey wrote about this phenomenon yesterday at TWI. According to her reporting, untold numbers of unemployed Americans are beginning to organize through “a system of highly trafficked, influential blogs and sites connecting the jobless and updating them, often in minute detail, about the ins and outs of Congress’ work on unemployment issues.”
“When legislators go home for the August recess, unemployed people are going to go to their rallies and ask them questions about [these issues] — and they’re doing it with union backing,” Lowrey told Hayes last night.
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