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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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  • 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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  • The Year Ahead

    You already know that 2016 is going to be a big year. With a critical Presidential election on the line, we know that protecting our democracy is essential at both the federal and local level – and with your help, we can make sure that all across this country, we are practicing a politics that improves people’s lives.

    Here’s what’s on tap for Wellstone in 2016:

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  • A Bold Future

    We’re proud of all we accomplished, together, in 2015 and we're looking forward to great things in 2016. This infographic is a summary of all we've accomplished in 2015.
     
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  • A Tale of Two Judges

    Hamilton County, Ohio, Judges Jerry Metz and Pat Foley began their careers on a parallel track. Both trace their interest in politics to their childhoods. They even attended the same seminary (though they didn’t know each other at the time!) and then moved on to legal work for the bulk of their careers. And both thank Wellstone for propelling their judicial campaigns.

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