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How the Rural Poor Got Power: Narrative of a Grass-roots Organizerby Paul Wellstone
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The gripping story behind Paul Wellstone's progressive legacy. Before he was a senator, before he was a nationally known advocate for the disenfranchised and a tireless supporter of public policies to alleviate poverty, Paul Wellstone devoted his time and legendary energy to grassroots organizing. How the Rural Poor Got Power describes Wellstone's experiences as a political activist in rural Minnesota. Working with senior citizens, struggling farmers, and single mothers, Wellstone created a coalition to address transportation, access to health care, and welfare benefits issues. This narrative features interviews with citizens and shows Wellstone observing and participating in the ideals to which he devoted his life: helping poor people to gain a political voice.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-227).
Focusing on the years before he became a senator, this narrative features interviews with citizens and shows Wellstone observing and participating in the ideals to which he devoted his life: helping poor people to gain a political voice.
Table of Contents
The struggle for recognition — Welfare rights — Beyond welfare rights — New community leaders — Organizational problems — Bread and roses — Postscript.
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