Passionate. Empowered. Fighting for Change.

Tracie Washington, an attorney, community organizer, and adjunct professor in New Orleans, walked into a Campus Camp Wellstone at Dillard University last year and memories came rushing back.

Flashbacks of her four years as a student at a tiny college in Northfield, Minnesota called Carleton.

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Empowering a Movement as Big as Texas

This might be the understatement of the year, “Texas is a big state.” Yep, Texas is big: big geographically, big population, big economy, and big by the countless numbers of cultures, communities, and traditions that make up the people of the Lone Star State.

So if you want to organize the state, to build progressive power over the long-haul, to work towards a state with elected officials who better represent the state’s quickly shifting demographics, you’ve got a big job to do.

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A Texas As Good As Its People

Size wasn’t something that mattered to Paul Wellstone. Small but mighty was how he was often described, and Paul was never the type of guy to let the size or scope of things – from the powerful corporate interests controlling Washington to his longshot bid to become a Senator in the first place – get in the way.

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Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big fan of Friday Night Lights and its motivational mantra,  “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts.  Can’t Lose.”  

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