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  • What's New at RootsCamp

    When I took on this role as Wellstone's first Director of Movement Technology, I came from six years as a Wellstone adjunct and six years as an NOI guest trainer. I had taught  computer programming in DC and grassroots organizing in neighborhoods across the Midwest – and across those moments and 15 cumulative years as an organizer, I've watched my home movements grow, change, awaken, and reckon.

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  • Equipping Digital Organizers

    As a part of our expanding Movement Technology curriculum, Wellstone was in DC this summer for two rounds of Digital Organizer School -- a four-day training designed to introduce organizers to the nuts and bolts of digital tools and organizing in a digital space.
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  • Opting In

    I posted bail on Monday night, along with 45 other people who had come together with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis to challenge the status quo, to love each other, link arms, and sing and stand for justice for Philando and his family and all Black lives.

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  • Spring Newsletter

    Read a message from our outgoing and incoming EDs. Check out highights from Data BootCamp and Camp Wellstone Twin Cities. Meet Aliya, our new Director of Movement Technology. Check out exciting work we have planned for summer and fall!

    Spring 2016 Newsletter

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  • Nelson Rafael Roman

    People First in Holyoke

    During a presidential election year, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the big race and forget about the municipal and state races that are happening, too.
    One of the most essential ways we can create a politics that improves people’s lives is by changing who’s in charge at the local level.
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    What is RootsCamp?

    In November, Wellstone will be hosting RootsCamp -- an annual gathering of progressive organizers from across issues and around the country who learn, celebrate, and grow together.

    RootsCamp isn’t your everyday gathering; it’s an unconference. Instead of pre-set powerpoints and expert panels, participants design sessions and decide the program. The idea is to bring together progressives of all stripes as equals, and have an honest exchange of ideas. When we learn from one another, we take away new ideas, make new connections, and strengthen our work.

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  • Fighting for Fair Courts

    As the influence of corporate and special interest money in judicial campaigns grows, a robust, nimble and smart fair courts movement infrastructure is needed more than ever. The ideal of judicial independence is at the very heart of our faith in checks and balances, and increased awareness around this fight is crucial for the future of our democracy.

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