We’re winning that future where we all do better when we all do better. We train progressive leaders to spark change and grow power. We add strategic capacity to frontline organizations and transform our movement, nationwide. We fight for progress the Wellstone Way: one candidate, one campaigner, and one organizer at a time. We’re winning immediate change that builds enduring progressive power. Here’s how:
Where Wellstone's Winning
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- Developing Public and Political Leadership in the States
- Reclaiming and Expanding Our Democracy
- Strengthening Movements for Social, Racial, Economic, and Gender Justice
- Creating Youth and Movement Leadership Pathways
- Winning Progress on Ballot Measures
- Equipping Data and Digital Practitioners
Developing Public and Political Leadership in the States
Reclaiming and Expanding Our Democracy
Strengthening Movements for Social, Racial, Economic, and Gender Justice
Creating Youth and Movement Leadership Pathways
Winning Progress on Ballot Measures
Equipping Data and Digital Practitioners
What We Do
We’re up against conservatives who will stop at nothing to weaken our power, and create an America where everyone’s on their own. So it’s not good enough to be right; we must win. And we must win in the right way, by practicing a politics that improves people’s lives – igniting immediate change through elections and campaigns; engaging with partners to make change in our communities; and building enduring progressive power. We do it in two critical ways: transforming today’s political leadership structures and strengthening movement organizations on the ground.
Over the past 14 years, we’ve...
We are rooted by our philosophy
They all go together. Electoral politics without grassroots organizing is a politics without a base. Grassroots organizing without electoral politics can be a marginal politics. And grassroots organizing and electoral politics without policy is a movement without a direction.
Senator Paul Wellstone
We are rooted in Paul and Sheila’s legacy of weaving together electoral politics, community organizing, and progressive public policy to create lasting change that improves people’s lives. It’s called the Wellstone Triangle and it anchors everything we do.