• Don Perlgut

    I published the following tribute to Paul Wellstone in the "Australian Jewish News" (printed on November 8, 2002).

    It seems to have passed without much notice here in Australia, but one of the great progressives of American politics died on Friday October 25th. Senator Paul Wellstone, the unabashedly liberal-progressive, fiery, passionate two-term senior Jewish senator ...

  • Fred Koegel

    Paul Wellstone was my activist and political hero. I will never forget him. Sometimes when I say to myself why am I still fighting for the common good? I think.....what would Wellstone do? Stand up and fight. Love you Paul.

  • Anonymous -

    I struggle every October and it always hits me that this is the time we lost so much. Paul and Sheila are an incredible example of standing up for what is just and fair. When I door knocked a week before the crash, we were setting up the maps for the knock and Sheila Wellstone came into the room put her hand on my shoulder and thanked me for being there supporting her ...

  • Eric Willman

    Senator Paul Wellstone's doggedly determined campaign to further the progressive social, economic and political agenda has been an exemplary demonstration for me of multi-level activism and effective work for positive change. With his tragic passing it is incumbent upon we who follow to take up the torch and march on, doing all that we can in his tradition. Senator ...

  • Shane Murphy

    True public service. He was thoughtful and right. I'm either naive to think his outspoken principles did not cost the lives of himself and those around him - or cynical to think it did. I pray for the latter. Either way, he inspires me.

  • George Fairfax

    Every time that I hear a debate; every time I consider who will be our next president; every time I see the gridlock, I think of Paul Wellstone and try to find someone who comes close to his talents. We can still learn from his vision to guide us in these troubling times.


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