Your Tributes

  • George Fairfax

    Every time that I hear a debate; every time I consider who will be our next president; every time I see the gridlock, I think of Paul Wellstone and try to find someone who comes close to his talents. We can still learn from his vision to guide us in these troubling times.

  • Deidre Kellogg Ketroser

    Though I had volunteered in politics since my teen years, it wasn't until I met this extraordinary man, sitting in a booth by himself (a rarity) in Northfield, MN one morning, that I knew I had met my mentor. I worked on all three of his Senate campaigns, and my life has never been the same. So many lessons learned from Paul were not just political ones, but life lessons. ...

  • Marjorie Trifon

    I want to thank all connected to Wellstone Action for carrying on the ethical and spiritual legacy of Paul and Sheila. Their deaths were a huge hole in Progressive fighters for justice and equity for all our citizens. I cannot help but think how like Paul is the authentic straight-shooter that is Bernie Sanders. I honor the souls and spirit of Paul Wellstone and his ...

  • 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 ...

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