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  • Finding Our Voices, Living Up to Sheila’s Legacy

    Twenty-four years ago, Sheila Wellstone crisscrossed Minnesota.

    Her husband had just been elected to the United States Senate, and she was determined to seize the opportunity to make a difference. At the time, domestic violence was reported as a crime, without attention to prevention or solution. It garnered little public dialogue, so Sheila set out to change that.

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  • Winning the Wellstone Way, in South Korea

    Day to day, a chunk of my job is to be a first point of contact for Wellstone. From questions about where to find resources on using Twitter for campaigns to info on the Wellstone Memorial Site in Eveleth, MN, I’m your guy. My goal is to make sure everyone, no matter where you live, has access to our tools and resources.

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  • “We the people” – In Action

    How do you build a national movement, based in the states? And how do you build this movement so that it’s rooted in progressive values?  

    Most importantly, how do you make sure that movement is built to win? With real governing power so that politicians are accountable to people, not Wall Street?

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  • The 2014 Fair Courts State Summit

    Wellstone is proud to be a national partner of Justice At Stake. During their recent 2014 Fair Courts State Summit we led training workshops focused on working effectively as a coalition, elevating Fair Courts issues during election cycles, and building strategic power in this movement. Check out Justice At Stake's storify from the summit: 
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  • Winning in Georgia, the Wellstone Way

    Change is going to come from the states, not from DC. Progress is going to be won by building an enduring movement, state by state. Wondering how we do that? Take Georgia as an example. Take the example of Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

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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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