Jen Haut-Prokop

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  • Celebrating Wins, the Wellstone Way

    The day or two after Election Day are always my favorite at Wellstone Action. Not to say I don’t love the excitement and heading to my polling place on Election Day, but in the days following, we track the races of our alumni to see if they won. What that typically looks like are spreadsheets full of data and lots of time spent searching results online hoping for Ws instead of Ls. I guess you have to love data like I do to truly appreciate that aspect of our work!

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  • A first-of-its-kind training: BMCET

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  • Building a Legacy, One Training at a Time

    Matt Dannenberg will proudly tell you that it was because of a Wellstone Action training that he got hired at his current job. Back in the fall of 2009, Matt was an environmental studies major in his senior year at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He was nervous about his impending graduation, and he attended a Campus Camp Wellstone through the PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) on campus.

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  • Teacher. Camper. Donor.

    Louis Watanabe would tell you that his interest in politics has been part of his life for a long time, starting back in high school.

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  • Progressives and Cookies

    One of the truly wonderful perks about organizing Camp Wellstones across the country is that I get to meet some incredible, passionate progressives. Another perk is that sometimes those progressives bring me cookies.

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  • Running for fun. Running to win.

    In 2011, Cathy Lehman found herself among peers at the Washington Conservation Voters local county chapter candidate recruitment committee meeting  (whew!) working to identifying folks who should run for office. Cathy thought she was there to help identify others, but little did she know that her peers would turn the tables, “What about you Cathy, why don’t you run?” Cathy says there were other reasons that spurred her decision to run, but being asked by her peers was the most notable.

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  • A Graduation Gift

    Camp Wellstone alumna, Megan Arsenault, first caught our attention on Twitter. Just a few days before we were kicking off our annual Madison training, Megan tweeted her excitement to be headed to the cheese head state to attend the campaign track.

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