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  • Building Your Power: Organizing 101

    To fight back against the radical right we have to recognize, utilize and integrate three critical components: community organizing, electoral politics and public policy. This is how we build our power. Wellstone Action, an organization committed to working with groups nationwide to achieve progressive change, calls this approach the Wellstone Triangle:

    • Movement Building
    • Field & Organizing
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  • Politics of Conviction

    While issues are important, voters also need to identify with a candidate’s core values – to connect with people they see as “standing for something,” even if they disagree with them on specific issues. At Wellstone Action we call this the Politics of Conviction.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Tips
  • Stump Speech Worksheet

    The candidate’s stump speech is the campaign’s core vehicle for delivering a concise, clear, and compelling message and story about the candidate and campaign.

    • Public & Political Leadership
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    • Templates
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  • Vote Deficit: Okay, Now What?

    Not every voter needs to be persuaded, since not every voter is undecided. Each campaign has a base of voters who you can count on to vote for you on Election Day.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Win Number: Okay, Now What?

    Your campaign’s win number is powerful. It’s the starting point for creating a campaign plan that makes the best use of all of your resources: time, people, and money

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Tips
  • Voter Contact Formulas and Pricing

    These  formulas for voter contact are averages and assume all volunteer labor.  The numbers in bold are for budgeting purposes; the actual number may vary depending on a number of factors – you should adjust your own budgeting accordingly.

    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Managing Phone Banks and Canvasses

    An effective phone bank or canvass depends on three key factors: good management, training and supervision.  This guide will help you organize and execute a successful phone or door canvass, with well-trained and enthusiastic volunteers.

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Field & Organizing
    • Management/Leadership
    • Samples
    • Tips
  • Tips for Campaigns Using Twitter

    Twitter is many things to many people: An information network and a source for breaking news, a digital communications tool, and a conversation platform between friends, colleagues, or those with similar interests.
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
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  • Tips for Campaigns Using Facebook

    It's one of the most used and most effective digital platforms. Using your campaign Facebook page, you can build your list, generate visibility for events and rallies, share big campaign updates, favorable articles or other campaign notes, and – of course – raise money.  

    • Movement Building
    • Public & Political Leadership
    • Communications
    • Field & Organizing
    • Fundraising
    • Tips

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