Camp Wellstone: Twin Cities

Camp Wellstone is a 2 ½ day training running from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (3-9pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, and 9am-3:30pm Sunday). It is open to anyone interested in gaining practical skills in progressive political action. During Camp Wellstone, we provide focus areas based on your role in progressive organizing, each with a distinctive curriculum taught by some of the nation's leading experts in grassroots politics and organizing.

BONUS: This Camp Wellstone will include an exclusive conversation with Jeff Blodgett!

Jeff made history in Minnesota, directing both of President Obama's unprecedented campaign victories. A leader in all things political, Jeff is a seasoned campaign expert, guiding all of Paul Wellstone's campaigns and going on to found Wellstone Action, which has grown to become the premier training organization for progressives in the country.

Jeff will share the secrets of Winning the Wellstone Way, providing a peek behind the curtain into the Obama campaign's success both in Minnesota as well as nationally. We hope you'll come to the entire Camp Wellstone (registration details are below). But at the very least, you should register for this exclusive conversation with Jeff.

Registration for Camp Wellstone is now Open!

When you register, you choose from one of three tracks below and stay with that track throughout the weekend:
  • Activist Track: How to win on grassroots organizing issues -- this track is now at capacity and is closed.
  • Working on a Campaign: How to win progressive campaigns as a campaign worker or volunteer
  • Being a Candidate: How to run and win a progressive campaign, for those running for office or considering running in the future

Registration Fees

The cost to attend is your choice of registration fee of either $150 or $300. We believe in training everyone, regardless of income – so while the true cost of Camp Wellstone is actually greater than $300, we strive to keep our trainings affordable for progressive leaders at all income levels – and we look to you to decide what’s fair, based on your personal circumstances. If you have difficulty paying either of these fees, please contact Jen to discuss scholarships (please indicate which track you are interested in!). No matter the level you choose, the benefits are the same (training, customized materials, one of our books, and 3 meals during the weekend).

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

A refund, minus $15 processing fee, will be made if cancellation is requested at least one week prior to the start date of the training. All other cancellations after this time may allow for sending another individual in your place, or holding the registration fee to attend a future Camp Wellstone training.

Training Location and Details

The training will be held at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Participants are responsible for their own lodging accommodations.

Questions? Contact Jen.

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