Democracy for America, the political action committee founded by Howard Dean following his 2004 campaign for president, recently held a competition to award scholarships to deserving progressive bloggers to attend Netroots Nation, the leading political convention for online progressive political activists. Prospective attendees submitted biographical profiles to the DFA website, and visitors to the site were able to vote on the applicant they felt most deserving.
The results are in, and I’m thrilled to announce that InnermostParts will be well represented at Netroots Nation in the person of our co-founder, Sahar Massachi. Sahar has earned front page recognition at Blue Mass. Group, Massachusetts leading progressive blog, and the right to rub elbows with luminaries of the progressive movement like DailyKos’s Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and MyDD’s Jerome Armstrong.
Take a look at Sahar’s application, and you’ll see how deserving of the honor he is. As a sophomore in college, his resume already includes a Academy Fellowship at the Roosevelt Institution and the directorship of the National Committee for the Draft Lawrence Lessig movement. Anyone familiar with Innermost Parts’s history knows the dedication Sahar has put into making this site function and grow and the breadth and acuity of his political knowledge. I’m honored to continue working with him to expand the progressive movement at Brandeis and beyond, and I heartily congratulate him on this achievement.