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  • Crystal Stands Out

    Crystal Lagrone stands out.

    In deep red Oklahoma, she’s a fiery progressive, passionately fighting to win change for her home state.

     

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  • Teacher. Camper. Donor.

    Louis Watanabe would tell you that his interest in politics has been part of his life for a long time, starting back in high school.

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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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  • 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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  • World’s Best Father’s Day Gift

    There are normal Father’s Day gifts: a nice tie, tickets to a baseball game, or a night out to a fancy restaurant. And then there’s an awesome Father’s Day gift: Camp Wellstone.

    Joe Decker, of Worthington Ohio, has always been deeply dedicated to his family and his community. From PTA, local commissions, and nonprofit boards, serving his community is a passion, and a responsibility, for Joe. Luckily, his family’s got his back, “My family has always been really sweet about supporting me, even if I had to leave dinner early.”

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  • Running for fun. Running to win.

    In 2011, Cathy Lehman found herself among peers at the Washington Conservation Voters local county chapter candidate recruitment committee meeting  (whew!) working to identifying folks who should run for office. Cathy thought she was there to help identify others, but little did she know that her peers would turn the tables, “What about you Cathy, why don’t you run?” Cathy says there were other reasons that spurred her decision to run, but being asked by her peers was the most notable.

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  • A Graduation Gift

    Camp Wellstone alumna, Megan Arsenault, first caught our attention on Twitter. Just a few days before we were kicking off our annual Madison training, Megan tweeted her excitement to be headed to the cheese head state to attend the campaign track.

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