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  • Hey, Thanks CREDO Members!

    How do you win an election the Wellstone Way? Person by person, vote by vote. So, how does Wellstone Action raise money? Person by person, vote by vote.

    CREDO recently announced it will donate over $50,000 dollars to Wellstone Action. CREDO’s decision to support us wasn’t made in the backroom by a handful of organizational leaders. No, the decision was made the Wellstone Way.

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  • Job Opening: Leadership Giving Officer

    Guiding a people-centered, progressive politics. Winning on some of the most critical social justice issues of our time. That’s what we do at Wellstone Action – and we invite you to join us.
     
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  • For Hmong Farmers, By Hmong Farmers, Led By Hmong Farmers

    The conference room table at the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) was cluttered with papers, spreadsheets, and projectors. Around the table, three HAFA staffers peppered a farm service agency representative with questions about policies, strategies, and ways to connect more immigrant farmers to vital micro-loans to grow their businesses.
     
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  • That Person

    I was never going to be that person.
     
    The most senior person on staff.
     
    And yet here I am – 10 years, 1.2 million miles, and 384 trainings later – I’m that person for Wellstone Action. 
     
    Ten years ago I wasn’t even sure I wanted to work here. It was personal – I’d lost friends and comrades on the plane and nothing could bring them back. Working every day surrounded by this fact worried me. I suspect that I also feared we wouldn’t live up to Paul and Sheila’s legacy.
     
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  • A Professor and Organizer. Sound Familiar?

    Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, a student at Carleton College in the late 1970s, stood in the campus center, frustrated and tired. As the South Africa divestment campaign of that era morphed into a broader fight to move the college towards more ethical buying and investment policies, Nicky had spent the day being pushed around by a college administration that was skeptical of student organizers and slow to change. 

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  • Here's What's Coming Up

    Last year was big for us. We celebrated our 10th birthday by leading over 130 trainings in 29 states, preparing thousands of the nation’s top progressives to win the Wellstone Way. So I wanted to take a second to give you a quick update about what we have planned for 2014, and let you know a few ways you can stay connected with us.
     
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  • Empowering a Movement as Big as Texas

    This might be the understatement of the year, “Texas is a big state.” Yep, Texas is big: big geographically, big population, big economy, and big by the countless numbers of cultures, communities, and traditions that make up the people of the Lone Star State.

    So if you want to organize the state, to build progressive power over the long-haul, to work towards a state with elected officials who better represent the state’s quickly shifting demographics, you’ve got a big job to do.

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