I did not ever have the honor of meeting Paul or Sheila, but I must say Senator Wellstone was an inspiration to me as I began my career in public policy. When I found out there was a training program to help candidates run for office, I instantly knew there was no other campaign that I would want to model my own after than his. I ordered the book, read it from cover to cover, and flew all the way to Seattle from RI to complete the training. I even sent my campaign manager (now a candidate herself!) to a training in NY. Now, as an elected Representative, I look forward to continuing to promote progressive values through legislation at the Rhode Island State House. Through my work with Progressive States Action in revitalizing our state's Progressive Caucus, myself and other members of our caucus, hope to bring Wellstone Action to RI to help us successfully organize around, and implement progressive policies!