Sara Beth Mueller

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  • Finding Our Voices, Living Up to Sheila’s Legacy

    Twenty-four years ago, Sheila Wellstone crisscrossed Minnesota.

    Her husband had just been elected to the United States Senate, and she was determined to seize the opportunity to make a difference. At the time, domestic violence was reported as a crime, without attention to prevention or solution. It garnered little public dialogue, so Sheila set out to change that.

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  • Live from Columbus

    Earlier today, I sent out this email to update folks about what's going on at Advanced Campaign Managment School in Columbus:

    Hi ,

    I’ve gotta be quick about this:  I’m writing to you during a 15-minute break before diving back into today’s 13-hour agenda at our Advanced Campaign Management School (ACMS) in Columbus, Ohio.

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  • A Family’s Legacy

    Linda Winsor and Andrew Prokop have seen a side of Paul and Sheila that few have gotten to see – their sweaty side. “We met the Wellstones when they joined the same gym we did,” says Andrew. “And I can tell you that Paul worked as hard on the weight room floor as he did on the Senate floor!”
     
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  • A Texas As Good As Its People

    Size wasn’t something that mattered to Paul Wellstone. Small but mighty was how he was often described, and Paul was never the type of guy to let the size or scope of things – from the powerful corporate interests controlling Washington to his longshot bid to become a Senator in the first place – get in the way.

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  • Deepening the Alumni Experience

    We’re proud of Camp Wellstone because there’s no better program out there to gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a progressive changemaker. We also know that the work of progressives is only just beginning after they graduate from Camp Wellstone.

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  • Hey Progressives! It’s Time We Return Ballot Measures to Their Progressive Roots.

    For decades, conservatives have used ballot measures to push their broad agenda: starving public services, defunding and privatizing education, restricting access for women’s health, undermining voters’ rights, banning marriage equality, and gutting worker protections are just a few “successes” that conservative interests have achieved through their successful navigation of the ballot measure process over the past 40 years.

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  • Photo credit: Florida New Majority on Facebook

    Florida New Majority: The Fight for Florida

    As Goes Florida, So Goes the Nation? This isn’t a rhetorical question. For many years now, Florida has flickered brightly in that bottom corner of the map, the place to pay attention to if you want to gauge our country’s political temperature.
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