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  • 11 Years Ago

    Eleven years ago today we lost Paul, Sheila, Marcia, Tom, Mary, and Will. Today we dare to work for a world worthy of their hopes and dreams, one where we all do better when we all do better. Wellstone Action turns ten this year, and we’re going to keep fighting for our country’s future because those we lost would expect nothing less from us.

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  • Crystal Stands Out

    Crystal Lagrone stands out.

    In deep red Oklahoma, she’s a fiery progressive, passionately fighting to win change for her home state.


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  • A Life Inside the Wellstone Triangle

    At Wellstone Action we spend a lot of time talking about the Wellstone Triangle – and for good reason. The only way real, sustained, progressive change happens is when we connect grassroots organizing, electoral politics, and public policy into a movement for good.

    But here’s what you need to know: the Wellstone Triangle isn’t some hypothetical theory cooked up in an ivory tower; instead it’s the proven route for progressives who want to win lasting change.

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  • Winning in Albany, the Wellstone Way

    Across the country, Wellstone Action equips candidates with the nuts and bolts of running—and winning—a progressive campaign. And as primary results started rolling in across the Empire State on Tuesday, we saw a powerful example of winning progressive change the Wellstone Way.

    For its entire history, 74 men have led New York’s Capital City, Albany, as its mayor. But on Tuesday, Kathy Sheehan won her contentious primary, and she did it the Wellstone Way. In winning the primary, Kathy took a major step forward in becoming the city’s first female mayor.

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  • Opportunity in Adversity

    Knocked down. Beat up. Backed into a corner. So it is to be a union member in Michigan these days.

    Where once stood the motor city, the hub for working Americans to settle down and earn a fair wage to make it into the middle class, now stands a city in bankruptcy and a state in crisis. And while Michigan workers are fighting to rebound, state conservatives are standing in the way, sneaking a so-called “Right to Work” law through a lame-duck legislative session.

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  • Why I like NFL Training Camp, but Love Camp Wellstone

    Check out this great post from a Camp Wellstone Illinois alum about attending Camp just as the NFL preseason was getting underway.

    "I learned so much from them and from other participants, so this football loving-lawyer-turned-newbie-organizer wanted to share just a few of those lessons:

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  • 7 Feelings After Camp Wellstone

    So you just finished attending a Camp Wellstone and might be dealing with a few emotions. At Wellstone Action, we're here to help.

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