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An Enduring Voice

We came together from different backgrounds and communities, different generations and experiences.  We represent very diverse cultures.  We came together in common purpose, not just to get out the vote but to lift up our neighborhoods. 

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Go Blue! Go Wellstone.

Starting a campaign from scratch is never easy. It’s especially tough when you’re new to organizing, without years of experience to lean on. But knowing Wellstone’s got your back sure does help.

This is the story of Wellstone Corps. This spring, we hired 25 emerging organizers, from former teachers to recent college grads , and we gave them an important job: hold five of the most radical conservatives in the country accountable for their actions, and win on November 4th in a way that builds community power for the long haul.

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Finding Our Voices, Living Up to Sheila’s Legacy

Twenty-four years ago, Sheila Wellstone crisscrossed Minnesota.

Her husband had just been elected to the United States Senate, and she was determined to seize the opportunity to make a difference. At the time, domestic violence was reported as a crime, without attention to prevention or solution. It garnered little public dialogue, so Sheila set out to change that.

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Winning the Wellstone Way, in South Korea

Day to day, a chunk of my job is to be a first point of contact for Wellstone. From questions about where to find resources on using Twitter for campaigns to info on the Wellstone Memorial Site in Eveleth, MN, I’m your guy. My goal is to make sure everyone, no matter where you live, has access to our tools and resources.

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The 2014 Fair Courts State Summit

Wellstone is proud to be a national partner of Justice At Stake. During their recent 2014 Fair Courts State Summit we led training workshops focused on working effectively as a coalition, elevating Fair Courts issues during election cycles, and building strategic power in this movement. Check out Justice At Stake's storify from the summit: 
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Rising Together

We’ve all had those weeks. Graduations, new jobs, ceremonies, weeks you know will change your life forever. Well, I just finished one of those weeks that I know won’t just change me, but also my community for years to come.

It was powerful. It was inspiring. It was absolutely life affirming.

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Resources to win, thanks to a little help from our friends

We’ve just launched a powerful new section of our website, an online resources library filled with helpful calculators, tip sheets, and samples for campaigns that want to run and win the Wellstone Way.

We gathered up the cutting-edge strategies and current best practices to create this toolkit for progressive across the country. And to do it, we built this library the Wellstone Way, by working with the best and brightest campaigners from all over the progressive community.

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Running Campaigns, Of All Shapes and Sizes

They run massive municipal campaigns, managing million-dollar budgets and huge staffs. They organize major community engagement events to help local sports teams better connect with their neighborhoods. 

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Upping an Alumna's Campaign Organizing Game in Kentucky

Think about Kentucky and what comes to mind? Derbies and Appalachia? Louisville and Bourbon County? Historic Civil War battles and rolling horse farms? 
 
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Arizona at a Flashpoint

Once again this weekend, the nation’s attention focused on Arizona. And not for a good reason.

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