The future will belong to those who have passion and are
willing to work hard to make our country better.
- Senator Paul D. Wellstone
During the 12 years he served as a Senator from Minnesota, Paul D. Wellstone earned a reputation as an advocate for social justice and as an outspoken champion for those who lack a voice in the national arena. Senator Wellstone was also a strong and vocal proponent of high-quality, affordable health care for all. To honor his life and legacy, Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, established the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice in 2004.
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.