St. Anthony Park resident and two- time campaign manager for the Minnesota Obama effort, Jeff Blodgett, will speak at the JBD Lecture Hall at the Campus Center at Macalester College at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, about lessons learned from both the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. Tickets are free, but must be reserved at engage.wellstone.org/winning-the- wellstone-way.
As founder and former executive director of Wellstone Action and campaign manager for all of Paul Wellstone’s senate campaigns, Blodgett will talk and answer questions about winning grassroots campaign strategies and give a behind-the-scenes look at November’s win in Minnesota. The speech is part of Wellstone Action’s Camp Wellstone which is taking place that weekend at Jeff Blodgett Macalester.
Begun in early 2003, Camp Wellstone is open to anyone interested in gaining skills in progressive political action. The camp trains candidates, campaign workers and organizerse. There are more than 30,000 Camp Wellstone alumni in all 50 states. For more information about the camp, go to www.wellstone.org.