Camp Well­stone, the sig­na­ture train­ing offered by the orga­niz­ing genius­es at Well­stone Action, is return­ing to Seat­tle for the sixth or sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year — I’m los­ing track 🙂 — about a month from now.

The 2011 camp will take place at Seat­tle Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty on May 13th, 14th, and 15th. (SPU is actu­al­ly where it was held when I par­tic­i­pat­ed back in 2005.) Reg­is­tra­tion is open now, and rates are very rea­son­able (it’s based on abil­i­ty to pay). There are three tracks:

  • Elec­toral Cam­paigns: Tools and Tac­tics for Success
  • Cit­i­zen Activism: Grass­roots Advo­ca­cy and Organizing
  • Being a Can­di­date: How to Run and Win a Pro­gres­sive Campaign

All the tracks are excel­lent — they’re just a bit dif­fer­ent in what they cov­er. The first track is ide­al for any activist plan­ning to work on a cam­paign in the near future. The sec­ond is ide­al for activists who are engaged in work­ing on issues long-term. And the third is per­fect for any pro­gres­sive plan­ning to run for office.

Most of NPI’s staff and board have been to a Camp Well­stone, whether in Seat­tle or anoth­er city. With­out a doubt, it is the best train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty an activist can take advan­tage of. It is incred­i­bly empow­er­ing and rewarding.

We sim­ply can’t rec­om­mend it enough.

If you’re not already a Camp Well­stone alum­ni, you need to become one. We urge you to reg­is­ter today and claim your spot. Don’t miss out!

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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  1. This is real­ly a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for every­one to learn orga­niz­ing skills. Share this infor­ma­tion with any friends you know who wish to get a com­pre­hen­sive intro­duc­tion to work­ing on issues and run­ning for office.

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