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February 27, 2007

Camp Wellstone Training

Can't say enough about how useful Camp Wellstone is for folks wanting to run for office, help in a campaign or work on an issue.  Progressive Majority is again sponsoring Camp Wellstone in Seattle.  It is coming right up (March 9-11) and I urge you to sign up if you want to become more involved in taking this country back.  It is filling up quickly! It is a great place for meeting other activists and future candidates. 

Two years ago when I attended, along with Goldy, Andrew, Noemie, Brian and a slew of other bloggers who didn't even know each other at the time, we saw the very beginnings of the campaigns of Eric Oemig and Darcy Burner.  Quite energizing. Here are the descriptions of the three tracks from which to choose:

Candidate Track - This track covers the fundamentals of campaigns, including fundraising, field organizing, campaign plan and budget writing, volunteer recruitment, GOTV, and media relations. (Please email Kristina Logsdon at Progressive Majority if you would like a slot in the candidate track.)

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

Citizen Activism Track - This track presents ideas and tactics needed to strengthen issue-based organizing. It develops 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.

The training will be held in Seattle and begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and conclude at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. A nominal fee of $100 helps cover the cost of meals during the training. However, Wellstone Action does offer a $50 rate for students, low income or unemployed participants.

Posted by Lynn Allen on February 27, 2007 at 01:24 PM in Taking Action | Permalink

Comments

I'll be there. It's part of my New Year's Resolution to become more politically active in addition to the terse diary comments I make at Kos & Company.

Posted by: episty | Mar 4, 2007 11:43:58 AM

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