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Welcome!
<ul><li>Community organizer with farmers, students, low income people, environmentalists and workers </li></ul>Our Roots: ...
<ul><li>Igniting leadership in people and power in communities to win change in the progressive tradition of Paul and Shei...
The “greening” of America! 32,000+  trained since  2004 in  45 states;  alumni in  all 50! Over   35,000  people  trained ...
Over 800  candidates  trained; 300 alumni elected to office!
Hundreds of  organizations , thousands of  organizers   winning  progressive change!
Lesson 1:   Authentic leadership is not only the right way, but is also a winning strategy. Lessons <ul><ul><li>    Trust ...
<ul><li>Lesson 2:   </li></ul><ul><li>We need strategy and a long term perspective that looks beyond a single victory.   <...
Our Dreams Our Reality The GAP
Power The ability  to achieve  our purpose  or agenda What fills the GAP is …
The Wellstone Triangle: Our Model for Building Long-Term Power A genda G rowth P olitics Wellstone Action/with modificatio...
Building grassroots power to affect change:  Or how we begin building a  movement Advocacy Lobbying, contracts, coalitions...
Let’s Get Going!
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Politics the Wellstone Way

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Politics the Wellstone Way

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Community organizer with farmers, students, low income people, environmentalists and workers </li></ul>Our Roots: Paul Wellstone <ul><li>U.S. Senator from Minnesota: 1990 – 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>College professor for 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor and friend to thousands of people </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Igniting leadership in people and power in communities to win change in the progressive tradition of Paul and Sheila Wellstone. </li></ul>Our Mission
  4. 4. The “greening” of America! 32,000+ trained since 2004 in 45 states; alumni in all 50! Over 35,000 people trained since 2004 in 48 states; alumni in all 50!
  5. 5. Over 800 candidates trained; 300 alumni elected to office!
  6. 6. Hundreds of organizations , thousands of organizers winning progressive change!
  7. 7. Lesson 1: Authentic leadership is not only the right way, but is also a winning strategy. Lessons <ul><ul><li> Trust </li></ul></ul>Candidate (Values & experiences) Voters (Values & experiences)
  8. 8. <ul><li>Lesson 2: </li></ul><ul><li>We need strategy and a long term perspective that looks beyond a single victory. </li></ul>Lessons
  9. 9. Our Dreams Our Reality The GAP
  10. 10. Power The ability to achieve our purpose or agenda What fills the GAP is …
  11. 11. The Wellstone Triangle: Our Model for Building Long-Term Power A genda G rowth P olitics Wellstone Action/with modifications by Unions New South Wales Issue Advocacy -Development Electoral Mobilization Growth -Education- Outreach Develop New Leaders Community/Labor Organizing Builds a constituency that fights for change Electoral Politics Determines who makes decisions and holds them accountable Progressive Public Policy Provides vision, direction and agenda
  12. 12. Building grassroots power to affect change: Or how we begin building a movement Advocacy Lobbying, contracts, coalitions, issues Electoral Determining who will make the decisions Basebuilding Building capacity, commitment and infrastructure around a compelling, coherent vision and set of values Organizing Work Mobilizing Work Mobilizing Work
  13. 13. Let’s Get Going!

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