RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZERS
“… There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change… Good public policy provides direction and an agenda for action; grassroots organizing builds a constituency for change; and electoral politics is the main way we contest for power…” – US Senator Paul Wellstone
ADVOCACY UNLEASHED: “… an online journal for nonprofit advocates. It’s the only publication of it’s kind that offers focused insights on the art of advocacy organizing.”
INSIDE THE CAVE: An In-Depth Look at the Digital, Technology, and Analytics Operations of Obama for America
JOURNAL OF NEW ORGANIZING. Organizer’s Toolbox: “For organizers, by organizers… We’re a community of organizers, and we’re committed to solving the biggest challenges that stand in the way of change. Our basic belief is simple: if people have the skills to engage others, the tools to build powerful campaigns, and a community of practice to help them learn and grow, they can win real change, make measurable improvements in people’s lives, and restore faith in our government and our democracy.”
NETROOTS NATION: “The big picture: We amplify progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Through our annual convention and other events, we strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.”
WELLSTONE ACTION: “We believe change happens when leaders and their organizations have sufficient motivation and the right knowledge and skills to seize an organizing opportunity, develop smart campaigns, and win specific outcomes. And progressive movement-building requires these campaigns and victories to also create more organizing opportunities, reorganize existing power relationships, shift the narrative frame, grow new leaders, build stronger organizations, and expand our resources. Which means that at Wellstone Action, we’re in it for the long haul.
Politics the Wellstone Way: How to Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues. Educate. Advocate. Organize. Wellstone Action.