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Change in the Show-Me State

Sometimes you see change in the outcome of an election. Sometimes you see change in the thousands who gather for a rally at the steps of a state capitol. And sometimes you see change in a crowded conference room in Columbia, MO. 

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Here's What's Coming Up

Last year was big for us. We celebrated our 10th birthday by leading over 130 trainings in 29 states, preparing thousands of the nation’s top progressives to win the Wellstone Way. So I wanted to take a second to give you a quick update about what we have planned for 2014, and let you know a few ways you can stay connected with us.
 
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Empowering a Movement as Big as Texas

This might be the understatement of the year, “Texas is a big state.” Yep, Texas is big: big geographically, big population, big economy, and big by the countless numbers of cultures, communities, and traditions that make up the people of the Lone Star State.

So if you want to organize the state, to build progressive power over the long-haul, to work towards a state with elected officials who better represent the state’s quickly shifting demographics, you’ve got a big job to do.

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Live from Columbus

Earlier today, I sent out this email to update folks about what's going on at Advanced Campaign Managment School in Columbus:

Hi ,

I’ve gotta be quick about this:  I’m writing to you during a 15-minute break before diving back into today’s 13-hour agenda at our Advanced Campaign Management School (ACMS) in Columbus, Ohio.

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Top 10 Reasons that Our 10th Birthday Bash Rocked

10) We were hosted by the gorgeous Graves 601 Hotel, and celebrated in a wonderful ballroom with help from fantastic waiters, bartenders, and top notch event staff.

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Our Campus Camp Wellstone Philosophy? What’s Next.

It’s Saturday and the room’s buzzing, over 70 college students laughing, energized, and ready to go. No, we’re not talking about a bar or a club, or even the library; instead, it’s 8:30am, and students from two colleges in Northfield, Minnesota crowd into a college conference room adorned with old pictures of college presidents and dusty chalkboards. Over the next two days, students got a crash course in organizing the Wellstone Way, at Campus Camp Wellstone.

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Sheila Wellstone Institute: Bringing Leaders Together

For well over a decade, there was no greater advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities than Sheila Wellstone. Wellstone Action continues Sheila’s work through our Sheila Wellstone Institute (SWI). Through SWI, Wellstone Action builds power and engages broad community support to ensure that ending violence against women and children is a national priority. SWI trains and convenes advocates, survivors, and witnesses towards that end.

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A first-of-its-kind training: BMCET

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A Night To Celebrate in D.C.

Three United States Senators. A leading progressive organizer. The heads of major unions like SEIU, and advocacy organizations like EMILY’s List. And 150 other good friends on the rooftop of one of America’s leading unions. Last Week, Wellstone Action spent an evening at SEIU’s headquarters in D.C. celebrating 10 years of winning the Wellstone Way, and honoring two progressive leaders who inspire our movement: Senator Elizabeth Warren and Florida New Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera.

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What I Did For My Birthday

What better way to celebrate my birthday than with 60 progressives in gorgeous Bozeman, Montana?

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