What I did on my summer vacation.

So, Camp Wellstone was pretty amazing. I learned so much, met some really cool people, and ate a whole lot of food. If anyone out there is interested in getting involved in progressive politics and/or activism/advocacy, and you have the opportunity to attend a Camp Wellstone, I totally recommend it.

I picked up some pointers on how to run a press event, how to recruit and retain volunteers, how to build a base, how to stay on message, and fundraising. I came face-to-face with the fact that I would rather eat worms than do door-to-door canvassing (which I realize I may need to get over). I discovered that I kinda like lobbying.

The organizers, staff, and presenters were all pretty cool people. My group decided that Melvin, our main guy, is going to be president someday. He's one of those bright, competent, charismatic types that just makes you say, "Wow." (How very Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, no?)

Now I'm all fired up, and I need to make sure I dpn't let this momentum die out. I went to a Planned Parenthood volunteer meeting last night, which was excellent timing. We're starting a new campaign: "real Life, Real Talk". It's pretty exciting. Woo!

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