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  • Arizona at a Flashpoint

    Once again this weekend, the nation’s attention focused on Arizona. And not for a good reason.

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  • Change in the Show-Me State

    Sometimes you see change in the outcome of an election. Sometimes you see change in the thousands who gather for a rally at the steps of a state capitol. And sometimes you see change in a crowded conference room in Columbia, MO. 

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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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