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  • Our Statement on the Grand Jury’s Decision in Ferguson

    We are saddened but not surprised. We are angered but not deterred. 
     
    Yesterday, a grand jury chose not to indict Michael Brown's killer, Darren Wilson. Today, the quest for justice marches on. Michael Brown was the victim of police violence, and of a justice system that has failed families of color for too long.
     
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  • From Arizona to the White House

    "What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal, that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will."
    - President Obama, 11/20/2014, announcing a series of executive actions on immigration

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  • From Student Council to Wellstone

    Emily ran for student council president, the Wellstone Way.

    She was in 6th grade, frizzy hair, not exactly part of the popular group, but determined to make a difference. So Emily got to work, circulating a newsletter, waking up early to greet all her classmates during the morning bell, talking about her ideas to improve the school. She didn't win, but it was the experience that launched her career.

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  • Stand Up, Keep Fighting

    Like you, I went to bed too late on Tuesday, November 4, struggling to make sense of the results that were rolling in.

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  • Taking Back the Ballot

    The consequences aren’t hypothetical. The cost of inaction couldn’t be more real. Voters head to the ballot box and limit who can marry, who has access to health care, whose kids deserve access to good schools.

    It may seem like ballot measures weren’t really around in Paul Wellstone’s day. But the truth is that for decades, conservatives have strategically used ballot initiatives to push their extreme agenda. To make matters worse, progressives have spent over a billion dollars playing defense – and too often, we’ve lost – or protected a status quo that just isn’t good enough. 

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  • Passionate. Empowered. Fighting for Change.

    Tracie Washington, an attorney, community organizer, and adjunct professor in New Orleans, walked into a Campus Camp Wellstone at Dillard University last year and memories came rushing back.

    Flashbacks of her four years as a student at a tiny college in Northfield, Minnesota called Carleton.

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  • Go Blue! Go Wellstone.

    Starting a campaign from scratch is never easy. It’s especially tough when you’re new to organizing, without years of experience to lean on. But knowing Wellstone’s got your back sure does help.

    This is the story of Wellstone Corps. This spring, we hired 25 emerging organizers, from former teachers to recent college grads , and we gave them an important job: hold five of the most radical conservatives in the country accountable for their actions, and win on November 4th in a way that builds community power for the long haul.

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