Next Meeting, Thursday March 26,  6:45 PM to 8 PM
Strategy and Activism Moving Forward Into the 2020 Presidential Election 

This meeting will be held on-line, using the Zoom conferencing application.  If you have Internet access but are unfamiliar with Zoom , contact us and we will help you set up Zoom so you can attend the meeting.  To attend the meeting, go to this webpage:   The meeting will begin  at 6:45 pm.  Then, at 7 pm or shortly thereafter, we will hear from a panel of three speakers:

Pamela Drake (Oakland activist, Drake Talk Oakland Blog, speaking on local politics)

Leo Casey (Exec. Director of the Albert Shanker Institute, speaking on national Dem. strategy, which is the subject of his essay Some Thoughts on Where We Go From Here)

Max Elbaum (peace and anti-racist activist and author, also speaking on national Dem. strategy, the subject of his essay Big Changes Ahead: Let’s be the Whirlwind)

Presentations will be followed by open discussion.

The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club is an activist Democratic Party club in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Come join us — and millions of grassroots Democrats nationwide —  in the project to support progressive social movements, elect Democrats to office and advance the causes of peace, freedom, and social justice.  Our club is a friendly and engaging community.  Activities range from educational forums, candidate endorsements, campaigns on issues, and precinct-walking to picnics and parties.  We advocate and mobilize for progressive change right here in our local communities, and we network with other Democratic clubs and activist organizations regionally, statewide, and nationwide to make a difference beyond the Bay Area.

General meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month — except for the months listed at the bottom of this page.  We invite you to attend.

Progressive Democrats are rebuilding the Democratic Party from the bottom up – in every Congressional District, every state government, and in the corridors of power in Washington. The Democratic Party can and should speak to the concerns of Americans in every walk of life, of every ethnicity, religion, and sex/gender orientation.

The Wellstone Club advocates for immigrant rights and sanctuary cities.

We introduce the Club on the About page of this website.  You can join the club here: Join.  For more information about the Club’s vision and activities, see  as well the Blog Events, Committees, Elections 2020, and Documents/Videos pages.  We look forward to meeting you.

Who We Are

Our Democratic club is named after the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila Wellstone.  They were tireless and effective organizers for labor rights, the environment, universal health care, campaign finance reform, and peace.

Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities.

When too many Americans don’t vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
              — Paul Wellstone

Wellstone Club volunteers traveled to Tracy, Manteca, and Modesto in District 10 to help elect Josh Harder to the U.S. Congress.

The Wellstone Club participated in the international climate strike protest in the fall of 2019.