• 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 ...

  • Maria Kaefer

    Paul Wellstone made me believe in politics and politicians again. he helped me see that one could be an activist AND have power to change things. his speech of conscience against invading Iraq will always be a call to peace for me, and an example of great courage in standing for one's beliefs. Sheila Wellstone inspired me by caring so ardently about those with the least ...

  • Karen Holden

    At a time when most elected officials were "politicians" at best, out for
    themselves - and when even the Democrats have abandoned labor - Paul Wellstone was a bright beacon shing for all human and labor rights everywhere. His like comes seldom, and he is deeply missed here in Minnesota by countless who hoped one day his address might even be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Richelle Nelson

    Marcia Markuson was such an influential person to so many of us. I was lucky enough to have her as my Spanish teacher. Her smile lit up the room every single day. Not only was she an amazing teacher, she was an amazing person. No matter what the issue was, educational or not you know Profé Markuson was there for you, that is what I loved most about her...well her ...

  • James Arrell

    I was a delegate to the Minnesota state DFL convention the year Paul was endorsed. I was so inspired by Paul at the convention I decided to give him my endorsement. I am very proud that I was in the right place at the right time to part of Paul's wonderful story.

  • Joan Smiley

    Dear Wellstone family,
    I appreciated the dedicated work of Paul and Sheila to give us reason to hope in the possibility of a better future. They gave generously of themselves because of their concern for our country and future generations. I regard their legacy as motivation to give attention to problems and challenges before our nation and the environment. I miss ...

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