Movement Building

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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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  • 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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  • A Professor and Organizer. Sound Familiar?

    Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, a student at Carleton College in the late 1970s, stood in the campus center, frustrated and tired. As the South Africa divestment campaign of that era morphed into a broader fight to move the college towards more ethical buying and investment policies, Nicky had spent the day being pushed around by a college administration that was skeptical of student organizers and slow to change. 

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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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  • 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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  • A Whole New Toolbox

    Put yourself in these shoes: you’re part of a vital statewide organization advocating progressive change. You fight for critical progressive policy solutions that will have an important impact on people’s lives across your state. And you want to take that fight where it leads, whether through direct action, like picketing, or through holding elected officials’ feet to the fire after bad votes.

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  • A first-of-its-kind training: BMCET

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