This 2.5 day training, running from 3-9pm Friday, 9am-6:00pm Saturday, and 9am-3:30pm Sunday, combines lectures from highly experienced trainers, stimulating exercises, and interactive simulations. We're counting on you to organize around issues that matter, help build campaigns for the future, and elect progressive candidates to office.
And, for the first time ever, we are exicted to partner with the New American Leaders Project at this training. The New American Leaders Project is the only national organization specifically focused on preparing first and second-generation immigrants for civic leadership. Nearly one in five Americans is an immigrant, and NALP belives that through civic engagement and leadership, first and second-generation immigrants can help strengthen the fabric of American democracy. NALP is offering a special training on Friday, June 22 in advance of Camp Wellstone. If this training applies to you, please indicate your interest when you register!
Camp Wellstone is divided into three tracks:
- Activist track: For people interested in citizen lobbying, issue advocacy, and community organizing, this track provides skills in how to win on issues.
- Campaign track: This track focuses on how to be an effective staff or volunteer member of a winning progressive campaign.
- Candidate track: This is for people who have made the decision to run for office (or are exploring the possibility of running in the near future).
The cost of Camp Wellstone is based on a sliding-scale based on ability to pay; we are committed to keeping this training accessible to all. If you are able to cover the full cost of your participation in this training, please do so as this will help us continue to train progressives across the country; otherwise, you choose the option that works best for you. Rates are as follows: $200, $100, or $50. This fee covers one of our books, Politics the Wellstone Way (activist track) andWinning Your Election the Wellstone Way(campaign and candidate tracks), materials, and three meals during the weekend.
The training will be held at IBEW Local 58 located at 1358 Abbot Street in Detroit, MI; participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Further details will be sent no later than two weeks in advance of the training.
For questions, contact Jen Haut-Prokop at firstname.lastname@example.org.