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“The Original Community Organizers”

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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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A Tea Party Trouncing in New Hampshire

Q: How do you take a 194-seat Tea Party majority and undo it in a single election?
A: You Call Us!
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Standing with Young Americans

Student debt pushes the American dream further out of our reach. Guns enter our campuses and communities with tragic results. DREAMers seek human rights and are rebuffed by partisan bickering.

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Florida New Majority: The Fight for Florida

As Goes Florida, So Goes the Nation? This isn’t a rhetorical question. For many years now, Florida has flickered brightly in that bottom corner of the map, the place to pay attention to if you want to gauge our country’s political temperature.
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Wellstone Action training with SEIU

SEIU Presidential Program: Winning for Working Families

Grounded in History
Wellstone Action has a long-standing history of forging partnerships that are designed to make a difference in the lives of working Americans.
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On the Road to Victory with Susan Allen

Minnesota State Rep. Susan Allen knows a thing or two about sticking up for what she believes in. Again and again, Rep. Allen has taken on big fights, and tough odds, and won for a bold progressive cause.

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What a Difference a Decade Makes

By now you know that we’re celebrating Camp Wellstone’s 10th birthday. It’s true, it was the late spring of 2003 that, in partnership with the good folks at Grassroots Solutions, we held our very first Camp Wellstone.

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The Decade Ahead

Ted and Amy Gavin are two of the real people behind Wellstone Action’s work in the world: splitting their time between Minnesota and Pennsylvania, leaders in the progressive movement on a national scale, and loyal supporters of a politics that will improve people’s lives, the Gavins have generously supported Wellstone’s work for half as long as we’ve been around!

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Meet Alex Morse

Meet Alex Morse. He’s a Wellstone Action alumnus. And he’s also the youngest-ever mayor in Massachusetts, and the youngest openly gay mayor in the nation. Elected to public office at age 22, Alex’s first “real job” out of college has been to serve as the mayor of his hometown, a seat he won by just a few hundred votes. How’d he do it?

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Paul Would Want It That Way

Meet Tom Sen Gupta. He believes in Wellstone Action, just as he believed in Paul and Sheila Wellstone. Tom Sen Gupta recalls Paul Wellstone from his Carleton days. His oldest daughter, Stephanie, was one of Paul’s students, and it’s she who first introduced them. “He had a deep belief in ordinary folk.”

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