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  • Honoring the Past, By Building the Future

    They organize in Cleveland and Youngstown, Columbus and Dayton, Toledo and Cincinnati. They take on issues like student debt, economic and educational justice, and the disenfranchisement of young voters. They lobby, they take direct action, they develop new movement leaders, and they win. They win real change, the Wellstone Way.

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  • Rising Together

    We’ve all had those weeks. Graduations, new jobs, ceremonies, weeks you know will change your life forever. Well, I just finished one of those weeks that I know won’t just change me, but also my community for years to come.

    It was powerful. It was inspiring. It was absolutely life affirming.

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  • Three Times, All a Charm

    Leah Olm sat on the L, riding back to her dorm at the University of Chicago after the last day of Campus Camp Wellstone in Chicago.

    She remembered the stories old customers told her years earlier during a high-school job at a bakery in Duluth, of a Senator who lifted people up, of a leader who inspired a movement.

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  • Meet the Wellstone Corps

    Meet the 25 organizers who make up the inaugural class of Wellstone Corps. These leaders spent last week in Nashville, being trained by some of the best progressive campaigners in the country. Now they’re deployed to 5 targeted states across the country to take on radical conservatives, and win progressive change the Wellstone Way. After the 2014 campaign, they’ll be plugged into a community of progressives ready to help them launch their careers in the movement.

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  • Want a New Website? Project Management Guide for Nonprofits and Campaigns

    Say it’s time for your organization to do a website redesign, or your campaign needs a new website for the campaign launch or post-primary. How do you get a beautiful new site that meets your needs, on time and on budget? Our progressive nonprofit, union and Democratic political campaign website project management guide is here for you!

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  • A Teacher, In One Sense of the Word

    Our new Program Director, Jennifer Sconyers, planned to become a teacher. “I was going to school, and working in the Springfield, IL Schools, planning to launch my career as a teacher. And then one day I realized that I loved the kids, but not the administrators,” explains Jennifer, “So I thought, ‘now what?’”

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  • A picture that tells a story

    I have to share this photo with you.

    This is what change looks like. This is what a movement growing, and innovating, and evolving looks like. This is what winning looks like.

    We’re in Nashville right now, with 25 of the country’s best emerging organizers, to kick off Wellstone Corps. Together, we’re developing the next generation of progressive leaders. Along the way, we’re training them to communicate messages that stick, and to build a volunteer program that strengthens the movement over the long-haul.

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