February 2015

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  • Bring Them into the Room

    Fed up. Angry. Done. By 1990, Erik Peterson had given up on politics. The former peace movement organizer had stopped voting in protest: No one was seriously talking about race or poverty, both parties were pawns of corporate interests, all our leaders supported more militarization.

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  • **Brushes Shoulders Off**

    As 2015 gets rolling, we’re feeling pretty good here at Wellstone Action HQ. Two months in and we’ve already been to over 10 states, training over a thousand people to organize, to mobilize, and to win progressive power.
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  • "We must love each other and protect each other"

    Maybe Leila’s connection to Wellstone started seven years ago when she helped bring Campus Camp Wellstone (CCW) to her community college, De Anza, in California’s Bay Area. Or maybe the roots of that connection began to grow a great many years earlier.

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  • Changing the Rules

    Our democracy is under siege. Laws are written to disenfranchise millions and our voices go unheard. Progressives organize but are drowned out by radical billionaires. Lines are drawn to divide communities and weaken our power. Too often, our courts are politicized and fail to protect our democracy against these attacks.  

    The rules of the game are stacked against progress. And the very foundation of America’s democracy is at stake.

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  • Kicking off Alumni Engagement in 2015!

    Recently, we welcomed our newest group of alumni into the Wellstone Action family at an event after our annual Twin Cities Camp Wellstone. The newest class of campers were joined by alumni from past Camps, by a few of our Wellstone Organizing Fellows, and by many more friends and supporters. Alumni were able to network, swap stories, and share what they have been up to since their Wellstone training.

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