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  • Data and Analytics Camp: Suiting up for the Fight Ahead

    Friday and Saturday were a study in contrast so fierce it took my breath away. On Friday, the threats to our communities reached a viciousness and a scale many of us haven’t seen. Yet Saturday we saw a wave of new energy and support, banging on our doors, ready to be a part of the fight. 

    As organizers, it is our task to step up and meet the moment. For me, as an NOI Data Bootcamp and Bernie 2016 Data Team alum, that means harnessing data and analytics to support long term community organizing as well as electoral wins. We can do both and in this moment, we have to.

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  • Ready for New Leadership in Baltimore

    In April 2015, John Bullock and seven others made the trip from Baltimore to attend Camp Wellstone in Richmond, Virginia. That weekend, back at home, people began taking to the streets demanding justice for Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man killed in police custody. 
     
    “I saw this as a touchpoint for inequalities that were under the surface,” John says. As organizers, they asked themselves the question, “How do you show up in a moment like this?” 
     
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  • 2016 in Review: Building Power in the States

    Wellstone's work has always been about organizing and mobilizing people in the states. In 2017, now more than ever, the Wellstone Triangle is the way forward. Support Wellstone Action today.

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  • Ready for Change in Georgia

    The ripples of energy have shown up in the press all year. "Georgia is in play."  and "Georgia could go blue in 2016." 
     
    At Wellstone, we've watched with care and pride as several of our alumni lead the fight for progressive values in Georgia. 
     
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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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