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  • Celebrating Wins, the Wellstone Way

    The day or two after Election Day are always my favorite at Wellstone Action. Not to say I don’t love the excitement and heading to my polling place on Election Day, but in the days following, we track the races of our alumni to see if they won. What that typically looks like are spreadsheets full of data and lots of time spent searching results online hoping for Ws instead of Ls. I guess you have to love data like I do to truly appreciate that aspect of our work!

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  • A Whole New Toolbox

    Put yourself in these shoes: you’re part of a vital statewide organization advocating progressive change. You fight for critical progressive policy solutions that will have an important impact on people’s lives across your state. And you want to take that fight where it leads, whether through direct action, like picketing, or through holding elected officials’ feet to the fire after bad votes.

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  • Sheila Wellstone Institute: Bringing Leaders Together

    For well over a decade, there was no greater advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities than Sheila Wellstone. Wellstone Action continues Sheila’s work through our Sheila Wellstone Institute (SWI). Through SWI, Wellstone Action builds power and engages broad community support to ensure that ending violence against women and children is a national priority. SWI trains and convenes advocates, survivors, and witnesses towards that end.

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  • 11 Years Ago

    Eleven years ago today we lost Paul, Sheila, Marcia, Tom, Mary, and Will. Today we dare to work for a world worthy of their hopes and dreams, one where we all do better when we all do better. Wellstone Action turns ten this year, and we’re going to keep fighting for our country’s future because those we lost would expect nothing less from us.

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  • If You Care About Keeping Big Money Out of Politics, Keep Your Eyes on the Supreme Court

    Editor’s Note: Rock star attorney, progressive champion, and Wellstone trainer, Emma Greenman is helping lead our groundbreaking work with a national coalition tackling the critical issue of judicial independence. After last week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court about campaign finance, Emma wrote this thoughtful analysis, illustrating why it's more important than ever that we keep our eyes on the ball - and on the court. Give it a read, and then help support our work for a more fair judicial system.

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  • A first-of-its-kind training: BMCET

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  • We're Hiring: Principal, Political Leadership

     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.

    We’re the largest training center for frontline organizations, activists, progressive candidates, and campaigners in the country. Headquartered in MN, with staff and trainers anchored across the nation, we bring the hard skills and necessary strategies that help progressives build stronger organizations and run smarter campaigns to win on the issues that matter to real people.

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