15 years later and I still use Senator Paul Wellstone as the eminent example of what a politician should be about.
If you are committed to making non-violent change, then politics has to be at the very center of your organizing. That's just how it is. And if you want to win, you'll find no better partner than the trainers, thinkers and organizers at Wellstone Action. Personally, I find winning preferable to the alternative, and our long-term partnership with Wellstone has helped us build the independent political organization and power that we believe is essential to saving this country that we love.
Wellstone gave our candidates a renewed sense of confidence; they believe they can win, and they have the tools to win. That wouldn’t have happened without Wellstone. Wellstone harnessed their potential.