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May 09, 2006

Kick it Up a Notch - Attend Camp Wellstone

Progressive Majority again brings us the best campaign training around when they invite us to attend Camp Wellstone, an intensive, two and a half day program for those who want to build skills in campaigning and/or citizen activism.  I attended last year as did a slew of fellow bloggers and budding politicos, including Darcy Burner, now running vor Congress in the 8th CD and Eric Oemig, now running for State Senator in the 45th LD.  It was a great couple of days and a great way to jump into the progressive Democratic network around here.

This year's Camp Wellstone will be held June 16-18 at the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle.  There are three tracks you can sign up for:

Candidate. This track covers the fundamentals of campaigns, including fundraising, field organizing, campaign plan and budget writing, volunteer recruitment, GOTV, and media relations. (Please email Edie Gilliss, Progressive Majority's political director, if you would like a slot in this track.

Campaign Management. This track covers campaign fundamentals from the perspective of those who make it happen. Participants learn the skills that are essential to putting your candidate or team in the best position to win.

Citizen Activism. This track presents ideas and tactics to strengthen issue-based organizing and to develop the capacity of grassroots leaders to build a base, advocate within legislative bodies and build sustainable organizations. This track is recommended for individuals who are interested in moving a particular issue agenda forward.

Last I checked, they've still got a couple slots left but I suspect those will go quickly so get on it.

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 9, 2006 at 08:07 AM in Inside Baseball | Permalink


I am going to be there as a part of IDF.

Posted by: Jacob Metcalf | May 9, 2006 4:03:03 PM

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