"If you are committed to making non-violent change, then politics has to be at the very center of your organizing. That's just how it is. And if you want to win, you'll find no better partner than the trainers, thinkers and organizers at Wellstone Action. Personally, I find winning preferable to the alternative, and our long-term partnership with Wellstone has helped us build the independent political organization and power that we believe is essential to saving this country that we love."
Dan Cantor, Executive Director, Working Families Party
“Wellstone Action embodies the spirit, progressive politics and commitment to grassroots social change of the late Senator Paul and Sheila Wellstone. SEIU has partnered with Wellstone Action since it was founded. Whether it’s training our members to organize or run for elected office, training our leaders and staff to run effective grassroots campaigns, or providing the skills and strategies for emerging leaders to build power to moveour shared progressive agenda, Wellstone Action is hands down the “go to” training center in the Progressive movement. No one does it better.”
-Jon Youngdahl, Chief of Staff, SEIU
“Wellstone Action has been an invaluable partner - reliable, tenacious, trustworthy and respected. Their ability to get things done under pressure and provide sound critique and leadership has been essential to increasing the overall power and profile of our work. We depend upon highly skilled and well-respected partners, and Wellstone Action is at the very top of their field.”
- Rudy Lopez, National Field Director - Politics, Center for Community Change
“We couldn’t have grown and evolved without Wellstone Action’s sophisticated thinking. Everything we’re hoping to build – our vision of immigrants standing side by side with other low-income communities of color saying this is what we believe, and this is how we’re going to exercise our power – Wellstone Action has given us the tools to be faster, sharper, smarter, successful.”
- Aparna Shah, Managing Director, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote