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!