Wellstone Action gave me the foundation to run an effective grassroots campaign. Most importantly, it taught me that progressive candidates need to get serious about reaching new and disengaged voters.
Every legit organizer, every legit campaign manager’s claim to fame is their Wellstone credentials: I was trained by Wellstone. So when I met folks at Wellstone it was like going behind the curtain and meeting the wizard.
Wellstone brings a level of intentionality around impact, and a sophisticated understanding of the political climate in which our grantees work. They help our groups understand their role in the broader progressive ecosystem and have transformed them – through core skills training, strategy, metrics, and time-tested best practices – from making small-scale change to really commanding the margins.
Molly Schultz Hafid
Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock