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  • Open to Whatever Comes Next

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  • Wellstone at #Fight4AFuture

    When over 120 young organizers in the movement to stop gun violence met in Chicago over a recent weekend, it was a time to come together, to envision a path forward, and gain new skills to win progress down that path.

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  • Joining the Battle with UTLA

    “We’re in the middle of a battle here,” began Alex Caputo-Pearl, the President of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) to a group of a few dozen staff of America’s second-largest teachers union local.  “It’s going to get more intense. That’s why it’s so important that Wellstone’s here: we’ll win with concrete strategies for mapping out schools to support members as they step up and become leaders.” 
     
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  • A year later

    Like many recent college graduates with a Liberal Arts degree, Murphy Guinane ended up in retail, “Not by choice!” they explained. But the job market was tough. 

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  • From 3M to Campaign Management

    In 2011, Gene Nichols was newly-retired from his 32 year career in the healthcare division at 3M. His path to an active political life in retirement had begun just a few years earlier. In 2008, while volunteering on the Obama campaign, he met a fellow volunteer that recruited him to get involved with TakeAction MN, a partner organization of ours and a national model for state-based progressive advocacy. From there, Gene met a Wellstone Action trainer who encouraged him to go to a Camp Wellstone.

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  • Our Party at PhlatPhile in LA: Top Five Things You Missed

    Recently, I helped plan a big party for Wellstone at an awesome gallery in LA. We packed the space with over 50 friends, old and new. Since not everyone could make it to LA, or battle the traffic, here’s a recap of the top five things you missed. 
     
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  • Road Map to Victory

    Newly-elected Maryland Delegate Cory McCray will readily admit he wasn’t always a perfect voter. “I didn’t start voting until George W Bush was in office. If you looked me up in the VAN file, I’d be in trouble!” But as a small business owner in charge of several rental properties, the more his business grew, the more he began to see how politics was a part of everything.

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