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  • Some News, and What's Next

    Today, we’re writing to you with some big news: after nine years at Wellstone and two years as our Executive Director, Edith Sargon will be leaving her position this November. Her visionary leadership and commitment to authentic, inclusive organizing will be sorely missed, but live on in the staff, programs, and ethos of Wellstone. We’re so thankful for her many contributions to shaping this organization and our team, and look forward to seeing what she does next.

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  • Looking Ahead to RootsCamp 2018

    I’m writing today to tell you about Wellstone’s plans for RootsCamp, the annual progressive unconference. Many of you have written to me to ask how you can get involved, sponsor, or host a session. I wanted to tell you a little bit about how Wellstone is thinking about the future of RootsCamp.
     

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  • Meet the Crew at Data and Analytics Camp

    It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the first Data and Analytics Camp class of 2017! 

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    Data and Analytics Camp 2017 in Miami

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  • 2016 fair courts

    Defending Our Democracy

    Our courts have always played a crucial role in maintaining our country’s checks and balances. Judicial independence is crucial for protecting our democracy and in 2017, this is more critical than ever. 

    In 2016, outside spending by interest groups dominated judicial elections like never before. This threatens the impartiality of our nation’s court system, a balance that is crucial to our democracy. 

    Even so, Wellstone partners worked to successfully defend justices under attack in many states, including Kansas, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida.

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  • Growing our Team: Welcoming Three New PPL Staff

    We are so pleased to announce the newest members of our Public and Political Leadership Team! Martín, Britney, and Mackenzie join Mónica G. Pérez and Toria C. Boldware building local leadership across the country. (Read more about Wellstone's PPL work here)

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  • Building Progressive Power Coast to Coast

    Each week, we're confronted with another threat to our communities; last week's assault on immigrants leads painfully to this week's attack on transgender kids. We do this work of resisting, of persevering, knowing full well that it doesn't stop here: that another hateful executive order is just around the corner. 

    And we aren't going anywhere. In these first months of the new administration, Wellstone has turned toward what we already know: we can't cede power anywhere. 

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  • Data and Analytics Camp Stands with Miami

    Last Friday, when the Miami-Dade County Commission voted to collaborate with ICE and place our communities at risk, we were horrified. We believe that our public and political leaders should act to strengthen our communities, not tear them apart.

    We asked our partners on the ground how we could help. The answer: "Come to Miami." 

    Wellstone is proud to stand in solidarity with our allies and partners in Florida who are resisting this threat to our communities; however we also know the risks that come with traveling to cities with hateful, anti-immigrant policies. 

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