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  • Thank You, Marge

    Marge Boyle has been part of the Wellstone family since she started volunteering in the mailroom of Senator Wellstone's 1996 campaign. And she's been a part of Wellstone Action since the day we launched 10 years ago. If you've ever gotten a personal letter or nice note from us, it probably was thanks to Marge and the team of mailroom volunteers she's led over the past decade. This week we said goodbye to Marge as she heads off on a few road trips and begins some projects with the progressive community in the Twin Cities. 

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  • That Ah-Hah Moment

    Our trainers spend every day winning the Wellstone Way. They are campaign managers, elected officials, nonprofit executives, and highly sought-after strategists.

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  • World’s Best Father’s Day Gift

    There are normal Father’s Day gifts: a nice tie, tickets to a baseball game, or a night out to a fancy restaurant. And then there’s an awesome Father’s Day gift: Camp Wellstone.

    Joe Decker, of Worthington Ohio, has always been deeply dedicated to his family and his community. From PTA, local commissions, and nonprofit boards, serving his community is a passion, and a responsibility, for Joe. Luckily, his family’s got his back, “My family has always been really sweet about supporting me, even if I had to leave dinner early.”

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  • Strengthening Democracy

    What could be more fundamental than the right of every American to vote?

    Yet we know the goal of a fully inclusive democracy is far from our grasp. The lines at the polls are too long, voting rights are too limited, and the doors for decision makers are too often shut to the rest of us.

    Across the country, the work for a stronger democracy is championed by State Voices. They empower state networks, or “tables,” of civic engagement groups with the resources, trainings, and capacity-building skills they need to engage more Americans in our democratic process.

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  • The Changing Present

    The demographics of the United States are changing: Today, 30% of Americans identify as a minority and by 2050, we’ll be a majority-minority country.

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  • Photo credit: Daniel Yang

    “The Original Community Organizers”

                                                                                                            (Photo credit: Daniel Yang )

    The continued challenges that tribal nations face when it comes to protecting their sovereignty in relationship with the United States government were well illustrated recently as Congress debated reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Back in 1994, Sheila Wellstone helped lead the movement to pass the original version of the law. And in 2013, its reauthorization provided an opportunity to strengthen the law.

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