Monday, November 2, 2009

Training This Weekend

Dear Raza Unida Familia:

I attended one of these trainings and greatly appreciated the flexibility of their philosophy and model. I am planning on attending and encourage all Raza Unida members to attend.

We could share notes. I plan on attending this for the organizer track, and in future trainings participating in the elected official track. Contact Ariel, email is in the CC of this message, if you are interested. Also let me know so we can plan to drive together if possible.

Amor y Rebeldia,

Enrique Cardiel

Camp Wellstone:
“The Movement Building Project is aimed at empowering change-oriented nonprofits with the skills they need to move a progressive issue agenda and integrate their policy work w ith electoral engagement and grassroots base-building on an ongoing basis.” -- description of Camp Wellstone, Issue Campaign Track

This training will be held in Albuquerque, Nov. 13-15 – event details will be forthcoming. AVNM is currently recruiting for the Camp Wellstone and keeping track of registrations. The Wellstone website does not have a registration key set up yet, but once it does, you will be asked to go there and register as well. You will be able to pay the registration fee online at that time, or you will be able to pay on the first day of the event. The registration fee for Wellstone is set at $50 so that it is affordable. However, there are some scholarship opportunities available for those might otherwise not be able to attend. Wellstone’s philosophy is that no one should be turned away due to finances. Also, for those of you who have membership or staff in other parts of the state who will commit to the entire training, there will be some limited assistance with accommodations. Most meals will be included, as well as a Wellstone book and handouts.

I recommend that you pay a visit to the Wellstone Action website at www.wellstone. org to get a better idea about their programming and mission!

Please contact me personally to save yourself and/or your team members a spot!

Ariel Bickel
Political Director
America Votes New Mexico
Direct: 505-247-0615 Cell: 505-366-8588 Fax: 505-242-4667
625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 120 Albuquerque, NM 87102
www.americavotes. org

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