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From the Floor: Environmentalism and Sheryl Crow

Chrisi West

Chrisi West is a Virginia delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Virginia Politics from Denver. She is from Alexandria, in Fairfax County.

It was a late night at Red Rocks last night, where music and environmentalism met with Sheryl Crow, Sugarland, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, along with speakers like Robert Kennedy Jr., our own Gov.Tim Kaine, and William McDonough, author of "Cradle to Cradle."

So after an evening enjoying Colorado's natural beauty (and some good music), the first 8:30 a.m. breakfast delegation meeting this morning was necessary, but early. Governor Mark Warner addressed the delegates at breakfast, and got everyone excited for a day of events. Apparently Virginia has prime seating for the events in the Pepsi Center, right behind Illinois!

Planning out my day of events is turning out to be more complicated than I first thought it would be. The Virginia events are, of course, listed separately from the meetings and events hosted by the National Committee and the various caucuses. At noon I plan to go to an event in the Unconventional Women series, where Sens. Barbara Boxer, Claire McCaskill and others will speak to attendees about making change while in office. After that it's back to the Pepsi Center to hear a host of speakers, including Michelle Obama, who I've never actually seen before!

But now I'm headed out to see Donna Brazile speak about elections, race and politics!

-- Chrisi West

By  |  August 25, 2008; 12:39 PM ET
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Posted by: ma264zda | August 25, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

What an exciting night! I can’t wait to hear more about the UW event “So You’re in Office … Now What?”

Posted by: AlexandriaPB | August 25, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Great reporting Chrisi!!!!!! Keep up the great work :)

Posted by: Sarah M. | August 25, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to reading all your entries Chrissi. I hope you get to meet Michelle and see Ted Kennedy tonight.

Posted by: Mike O | August 25, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Chrisi--Can wait to read what you have to say about Ted Kennedy's speech and the energy of the crowd. I'm excited you get to experience this after all your hard work (Keith, too-say hi)

Posted by: Jill M | August 25, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Chrisi: Who's censoring the blog? You in Denver? Or, somebody at WaPo in Washington?

Posted by: Vienna | August 25, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Chrisi: Check that. It was a mistake. Sorry! No censoring, that I see.

Posted by: Vienna | August 25, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey Chrisi:

I thought Michelle was amazing, cna't wait to hear your take on her and Senator Kennedy! I'd also love to hear a recap of the women's issues. Keep up the great work!

Posted by: Jen in PA | August 26, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Chrisi, a portion of this post made it to page A18 of today's print edition!

Posted by: AlexandriaPB | August 26, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I was looking for you guys last night, but was proud to see that Virginia was on the floor! How great is that! I also saw Keith standing behind John Kerry on tv when Kerry was being interviewed with CNN :-)

Posted by: Valerie Dix | August 26, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Looking forward to more of your reports! This is fun. And don't worry, we'll keep knocking on plenty of doors while you are away.

The work begins anew, the hope rises again, and the dream lives on.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | August 26, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Can't wait for the report on the "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Night" tonight..or was that last night? Thought you Dimmos were out there to pick a President. The WaPo approved this stuff for publication? Just goes to show you, the WaPo is going the way of the NYT: dinosaurville.

Posted by: Darwin_rules | August 26, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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