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  • WIN Number Calculator

    Everything you do during the campaign, from knocking on a door, to sending out a tweet, should be in service of reaching your win number on Election Day.

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  • Politics the Wellstone Way

    That is what Politics the Wellstone Way is about—the Wellstone model of winning elections and winning on issues, down to the nuts and bolts.

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  • Managing Phone Banks and Canvasses

    An effective phone bank or canvass depends on three key factors: good management, training and supervision.  This guide will help you organize and execute a successful phone or door canvass, with well-trained and enthusiastic volunteers.

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  • Rules and Tips for Creating and Managing Your Campaign Budget

    As the campaign manager you are CEO and CFO. Your number-one job is managing how your campaign’s scarce resources (time, people and money) are allocated and spent. 

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  • Tips for Campaigns Using Twitter

    Twitter is many things to many people: An information network and a source for breaking news, a digital communications tool, and a conversation platform between friends, colleagues, or those with similar interests.
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  • The Organizer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Strategic Planning

    The radical right’s attacks on Texans’ religious freedoms, individual liberties and public schools certainly provide more than enough fodder for outrage. Unfortunately, righteous indignation alone has never achieved a progressive victory. Rather, disciplined strategies supported by diverse tactics are necessary for raising awareness, rallying others and creating change. 

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  • Building Your Power: Organizing 101

    To fight back against the radical right we have to recognize, utilize and integrate three critical components: community organizing, electoral politics and public policy. This is how we build our power. Wellstone Action, an organization committed to working with groups nationwide to achieve progressive change, calls this approach the Wellstone Triangle:

    • Field & Organizing
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  • Student Organizing: Effective Meetings

    Here’s where the nerves may kick in: hosting your first Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter meeting. It’s the same fear that has haunted nearly all of us since our first birthday party: what if no one shows up? 

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  • Sample Campaign Plan

    Check out this sample plan that includes: strategy overview, targeting, campaign roles and responsibilities, message, field/voter contact, outreach, finance plan, timeline

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