"We are progressives. When you use this word, think of what it means. We want progress. We believe in progress."
The Florida Democratic Party Netroots Coalition awards are the first annual presentations to recognize Florida progressives .
Nominations--which can be placed directly into the comment section of FPC--are accepted through Monday, October 22, followed by a compilation of the top nominees for the final vote.
Read more over at the FPC.
On a personal note...
To all of those who attempt to drag this country forward every single day--to those activists who may never be officially recognized....thank you.
Best National Blog: For blogs written by Floridians that covers primarily national politics.
Best State Blog: For blogs about statewide politics in Florida.
Best Local Blog: For blogs about city/county/regional politics in the state of Florida.
Best Media Blog: For blogs written by journalists at Florida publications.
Best Professional Blog: For blogs written by state or local political parties, candidates or party operatives in Florida.
Best Party Website: Best Florida-wide website associated with a political party or political party unit (such as a caucus or coalition).
Best Candidate Website: Anyone running for statewide or local office in Florida can win this one.
Best Local Party Website: This one is for Florida DECs, clubs or local chapters of statewide caucuses or coalitions.
Best Interest Group Website: Any Florida-based nonparty activist, charitable or grassroots group is eligible for this one.
Best Writer: Anyone whose writings is published at any of the above websites is eligible for this one.
Netroots Candidate of the Year: The Florida candidate at any level who has best incorporated the Netroots into her/his campaign and done the best job of treating Netroots activists as valid constituents and not just another group of people to exploit.
Netroots Activist of the Year: The individual who has done the most to advance the goals and activities of the progressive Netroots in the state of Florida.
Netroots Organization of the Year: The organization that has done the most to advance the goals and activities of the progressive Netroots in the state of Florida.