Every legit organizer, every legit campaign manager’s claim to fame is their Wellstone credentials: I was trained by Wellstone. So when I met folks at Wellstone it was like going behind the curtain and meeting the wizard.
Wellstone gave our candidates a renewed sense of confidence; they believe they can win, and they have the tools to win. That wouldn’t have happened without Wellstone. Wellstone harnessed their potential.
Wellstone Action gave me the foundation to run an effective grassroots campaign. Most importantly, it taught me that progressive candidates need to get serious about reaching new and disengaged voters.