Join us to Celebrate 25 Years of WellstoneIt's been 25 years since Paul Wellstone's unlikely Senate race sparked a national movement. Today, alongside our 70,000 alumni from across the country, we're practicing a politics that improves people's lives. We call it the Wellstone Way, and we're just getting started.
The Wellstone Impact
Founded to carry forward the work of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, we arm progressives with the strategies and skills to win. We develop political leaders. We strengthen movement organizations. We ignite change.Learn more about our impact
What Can Wellstone Do for Me?
I want to make progressive change by:Running for public office Working on a political campaign Working on a ballot initiative Organizing my community, coalition, nonprofit, or network
I most want to win progressive change:With my union On my college campus or with my youth-serving organization In Indian Country As an advocate for ending domestic violence and sexual assault With my nonprofit organization or coalition As an activist/organizer in my community
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Camp Wellstone is the program for you. We teach future candidates the nuts and bolts of running – and winning – a progressive campaign. Think of this as Candidate School 101!
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Camp Wellstone is the program for you. We teach campaign staff the nuts and bolts of running – and winning – a progressive campaign. Think of it as Campaign School 101!
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Camp Wellstone is the program for you. We teach community organizers the nuts and bolts of winning progressive change on community-based issues. We believe that the only way to build progressive power is in partnership with others –not by ourselves. So if you’re connected to a group of people who want to make real change on a particular issue in your community, Camp Wellstone’s the place for you.
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Our Movement-Building Project may be the program for you. This intensive, partnership-based work is designed to build powerful, long-term movements that create progressive change.
Advanced Campaign Management School
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Advanced Campaign Management School may be the program for you. This intensive training, usually offered every odd year, runs on an application-only basis and is designed to hone the skills of those who have previous significant campaign leadership experience.
Labor Training Program
Thank you for your interest in Wellstone Action! Our Labor Training Program may be right for you. Using customized curricula, we partner with labor organizations across the country that are committed to organizing and developing new leaders and moving a progressive, pro-worker agenda.
Campus Camp Wellstone
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Campus Camp Wellstone may be the program for you. This weekend training teaches students and youth movement leaders how to run – and win – on the issues that matter most. We focus, in particular, on campus and community organizing, young voter engagement, and other customized trainings.
Native American Leadership Program
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Our Native American Leadership program may be right for you. Our all-Native training team provides culturally relevant curricula, usually in partnership with tribes, on leadership development and civic engagement, as well as technical support to create a pipeline of Native leaders ready to assume key leadership positions in our communities.
Sheila Wellstone Institute
Thanks for your interest in Wellstone Action! Our Sheila Wellstone Institute may be right for you. We continue Sheila’s legacy to end violence in families by building power and visibility to ensure that ending violence against women is a national priority.