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  • 2016 fair courts

    Defending Our Democracy

    Our courts have always played a crucial role in maintaining our country’s checks and balances. Judicial independence is crucial for protecting our democracy and in 2017, this is more critical than ever. 

    In 2016, outside spending by interest groups dominated judicial elections like never before. This threatens the impartiality of our nation’s court system, a balance that is crucial to our democracy. 

    Even so, Wellstone partners worked to successfully defend justices under attack in many states, including Kansas, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida.

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  • Growing our Team: Welcoming Three New PPL Staff

    We are so pleased to announce the newest members of our Public and Political Leadership Team! Martín, Britney, and Mackenzie join Mónica G. Pérez and Toria C. Boldware building local leadership across the country. (Read more about Wellstone's PPL work here)

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  • Ready for New Leadership in Baltimore

    In April 2015, John Bullock and seven others made the trip from Baltimore to attend Camp Wellstone in Richmond, Virginia. That weekend, back at home, people began taking to the streets demanding justice for Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man killed in police custody. 
     
    “I saw this as a touchpoint for inequalities that were under the surface,” John says. As organizers, they asked themselves the question, “How do you show up in a moment like this?” 
     
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  • 2016 in Review: Building Power in the States

    Wellstone's work has always been about organizing and mobilizing people in the states. In 2017, now more than ever, the Wellstone Triangle is the way forward. Support Wellstone Action today.

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  • Ready for Change in Georgia

    The ripples of energy have shown up in the press all year. "Georgia is in play."  and "Georgia could go blue in 2016." 
     
    At Wellstone, we've watched with care and pride as several of our alumni lead the fight for progressive values in Georgia. 
     
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  • Equipping Digital Organizers

    As a part of our expanding Movement Technology curriculum, Wellstone was in DC this summer for two rounds of Digital Organizer School -- a four-day training designed to introduce organizers to the nuts and bolts of digital tools and organizing in a digital space.
     
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  • Spring Newsletter

    Read a message from our outgoing and incoming EDs. Check out highights from Data BootCamp and Camp Wellstone Twin Cities. Meet Aliya, our new Director of Movement Technology. Check out exciting work we have planned for summer and fall!

    Spring 2016 Newsletter

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