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  • Empowering a Movement as Big as Texas

    This might be the understatement of the year, “Texas is a big state.” Yep, Texas is big: big geographically, big population, big economy, and big by the countless numbers of cultures, communities, and traditions that make up the people of the Lone Star State.

    So if you want to organize the state, to build progressive power over the long-haul, to work towards a state with elected officials who better represent the state’s quickly shifting demographics, you’ve got a big job to do.

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  • Governing Through a Politics of Conviction

    If you’ve attended any Wellstone Action event, you know that we empower progressives to take on tough fights and win. We travel the country, teaching progressives the hard skills that make a difference, like leading an effective one-on-one organizing conversation and creating a winning campaign plan. We also spend a lot of time talking about something more fundamental: our values, and what it means to run and win and, yes, govern, through a politics of conviction.

    What are we talking about? Meet Joe.

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  • You're the Best, Patty

    Last week, we said goodbye to Patty – after 10 years volunteering with Wellstone Action and many years of campaigning with Senator Wellstone, Patty’s going to be spending more time with her family, including a new grandchild!

    Yes, we’ll miss all the work Patty put in helping to process credit card donations. But, much more importantly, we’ll miss her joy, her positive spirit, and we’ll definitely miss her stories.

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  • Top 10 Reasons that Our 10th Birthday Bash Rocked

    10) We were hosted by the gorgeous Graves 601 Hotel, and celebrated in a wonderful ballroom with help from fantastic waiters, bartenders, and top notch event staff.

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  • Our Campus Camp Wellstone Philosophy? What’s Next.

    It’s Saturday and the room’s buzzing, over 70 college students laughing, energized, and ready to go. No, we’re not talking about a bar or a club, or even the library; instead, it’s 8:30am, and students from two colleges in Northfield, Minnesota crowd into a college conference room adorned with old pictures of college presidents and dusty chalkboards. Over the next two days, students got a crash course in organizing the Wellstone Way, at Campus Camp Wellstone.

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  • A Whole New Toolbox

    Put yourself in these shoes: you’re part of a vital statewide organization advocating progressive change. You fight for critical progressive policy solutions that will have an important impact on people’s lives across your state. And you want to take that fight where it leads, whether through direct action, like picketing, or through holding elected officials’ feet to the fire after bad votes.

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  • Sheila Wellstone Institute: Bringing Leaders Together

    For well over a decade, there was no greater advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities than Sheila Wellstone. Wellstone Action continues Sheila’s work through our Sheila Wellstone Institute (SWI). Through SWI, Wellstone Action builds power and engages broad community support to ensure that ending violence against women and children is a national priority. SWI trains and convenes advocates, survivors, and witnesses towards that end.

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