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Meet the Wellstone Corps

Meet the 25 organizers who make up the inaugural class of Wellstone Corps. These leaders spent last week in Nashville, being trained by some of the best progressive campaigners in the country. Now they’re deployed to 5 targeted states across the country to take on radical conservatives, and win progressive change the Wellstone Way. After the 2014 campaign, they’ll be plugged into a community of progressives ready to help them launch their careers in the movement.

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A picture that tells a story

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This is what change looks like. This is what a movement growing, and innovating, and evolving looks like. This is what winning looks like.

We’re in Nashville right now, with 25 of the country’s best emerging organizers, to kick off Wellstone Corps. Together, we’re developing the next generation of progressive leaders. Along the way, we’re training them to communicate messages that stick, and to build a volunteer program that strengthens the movement over the long-haul.

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Joining the League of Superheroes

For our new Senior Project Manager, Causten Rodriguez-Wollerman, life as an organizer got started early.

Working at a LGBTQ youth drop-in center, and with an antiviolence crisis line, just after high school in Colorado, a statewide organizing group approached Causten to help with a 2004 LGBT voter registration drive. “I was good at it, and it paid $10 an hour. So after the campaign, when they asked me to stay and work on racial justice issues, I suddenly could do something about all these issues that I was passionate about.”

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