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March 6, 2012

For the PPL, By the PPL: DNC Kick-off Tonight!

By Jarvis Holliday / Full article at

Here’s your chance to meet The PPL. The PPL (pronounced “people”) is derived from the Democratic National Committee’s mantra of the September 2012 convention being “The People’s Convention.” The PPL’s Kickoff Party (independent of the DNC) is this Tuesday, March 6, at Packard Place (222 S. Church Street).

So what is The PPL? It’s an organization of logistics to secure co-working and event space in uptown Charlotte for independent and traditional media during the DNC; to host parties, press conferences, and roundtable discussions; and to showcase the creative class of Charlotte and the South. It’s a community of DNC-focused bloggers, journalists, artists, activists, and independent media producers.

And it’s run by independent journalists and social media gurus Justin Ruckman, Matthew Tyndall, and Desiree Kane, who each serve as co-directors. So, it’s for The PPL, by The PPL.

Tuesday’s event goes 6-8 p.m., is free. There’ll be a DJ playing, complimentary beer and wine served, and the first 30 people in attendance will receive a complimentary, limited-edition launch T-shirt by Ink Floyd. If you’re unable to attend, you can watch a live stream of the event at, which is where you can also go to learn more about the project.

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