The Wellstone Progressives are a political club founded in 2008 with the vision to provide a Club whose members share common ideals and progressive values. We seek to study and participate in local, state, national and international political issues in order to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites -- with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. As a grassroots Club operating inside the Democratic Party, and outside in movements for peace and justice, Wellstone Progressives are playing a key role in the growth of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party, and taking action as a group on issues that arise that affect the people. Our inside/outside strategy is guided by the belief that a lasting majority will require a revitalized Democratic Party built on firm progressive principles.
Our Namesake- Senator Paul Wellstone led various campaigns for causes he supported - on behalf of farmers, laborers, the rural poor, and the environment. In the process, Wellstone gained a reputation as a persuasive and powerful speaker who was not afraid to stand up for his beliefs. We honor his legacy and remember him in our hearts.
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