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Opportunity in Adversity

Knocked down. Beat up. Backed into a corner. So it is to be a union member in Michigan these days.

Where once stood the motor city, the hub for working Americans to settle down and earn a fair wage to make it into the middle class, now stands a city in bankruptcy and a state in crisis. And while Michigan workers are fighting to rebound, state conservatives are standing in the way, sneaking a so-called “Right to Work” law through a lame-duck legislative session.

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Why I like NFL Training Camp, but Love Camp Wellstone

Check out this great post from a Camp Wellstone Illinois alum about attending Camp just as the NFL preseason was getting underway.

"I learned so much from them and from other participants, so this football loving-lawyer-turned-newbie-organizer wanted to share just a few of those lessons:

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Join Us in D.C.

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Deepening the Alumni Experience

We’re proud of Camp Wellstone because there’s no better program out there to gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a progressive changemaker. We also know that the work of progressives is only just beginning after they graduate from Camp Wellstone.

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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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Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big fan of Friday Night Lights and its motivational mantra,  “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts.  Can’t Lose.”  

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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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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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Jeff Blodgett on Winning the Wellstone Way: from Wellstone ’02 to Obama ’12

Nobody gets what it means to win the Wellstone way like Jeff Blodgett does. And at Camp Wellstone last Saturday, Jeff led a special session for campers and community members titled, “Winning the Wellstone Way: from Wellstone ’02 to Obama ’12.”

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Happy Birthday, Camp Wellstone

We’re kicking off something pretty special today: Camp Wellstone Twin Cities. Now, I think that every Camp Wellstone is pretty special. Where else can progressives from all walks of life get a crash course in winning the Wellstone Way?

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