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  • Robert Swiatek

    After reading Senator Wellstone's book, "The Conscience Of A Liberal: Reclaiming The Compassionate Agenda", I saw him as a true inspiration. If we had more people in Congress like him, we wouldn't be facing the problems in government we have today. I wrote about him in my book earlier this year.: "Heroes: Inspiration for all Ages". These are his quotes:
    Politics is not ...

  • Cheryl Graeve

    I had the life changing honor of traveling with Paul around Minnesota, and registering low income citizens to vote. As part of that experience, I spent an evening with Paul, Sheila, Marcia and Cesar Chavez in the Wellstone home. It deepened my commitment to service to our democracy and the life long belief that citizens acting together can change things - even when the ...

  • Priscilla Kapel

    When I read that quote you sent from Paul, I cried, and I never cry. I was there with him every moment during his campaigns, and followed and cherished his thoughts and feelings and his vision of how it can be. I never got over my grief about losing him. We lost a man who was likely to have been the president, (or even more powerful, the president's clear perceptive ...

  • Paul Mueller

    I got to know Paul as a result of being a member of our teacher's union board of directors at the national level. With quarterly visits to Washington, D.C., I had ample opportunity to visit Sen. Wellstone at his office in the Hart Building. The one thing that was so very clear to me was his ability to make every conversation about me and my world as a classroom teacher. ...

  • Bob Schleicher

    When Governor Schweitzer asked me to be his Citizens' Advocate to help the people in Montana, I dedicated my service to Senator Wellstone. Each day when I logged onto my computer, I had to type in my password: Wellstone to access it. Every day for the 8 yrs I served in that position I asked my self, what would Paul Wellstone do? It made even the most challenging cases ...

  • Pam Wetterlund

    Paul Wellstone's victory in 1990 changed my life in a multitude of ways, but to illustrate just one way, Paul made me believe that politics really can change people's lives for the better. I haven't given up on that belief even after the enormous loss and the painful void caused by that plane crash in 2002.

    When I begin to feel cynical, like the "mountains of ice ...

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