WELLSTONE was founded to carry forward the advocacy work of Paul and Sheila Wellstone. Based in Minnesota, Wellstone trains community organizers, student activists, campaign staff, progressive candidates and elected officials. Wellstone strengthens movement organizations and ignites change.

ABOUT:​​​​​​​ Our work is about moving from Vision to Action. We advocate a bold agenda, not a list of policies the establishment says we can win, but what the people of Idaho must win. The majority of Idahoans don’t believe their  issues or values are being represented by either party - believe that special interests have superseded individual rights and opportunity - believe that we have lost our ability to have respectful and meaningful conversations to create real solutions. 

From cities to family farms, we are Idahoans committed to revisioning and remaking our dem
ocracy, holding elected leaders and those seeking public office accountable to the people, passing policies that align with our issues and values and the local and national level.

UVI's work is critical in uniting statewide efforts into an overarching guiding strategy to win real improvements in people’s lives. We focus on civic and direct action, strengthening relationships between diverse organizations, uniting, engaging, and mobilizing individuals and communities across Idaho. 

UVI builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban and urban areas, to win change through issue campaigns. 

When we say “poor and working people,” we mean all of us who are hurt by corporations and the wealthy few: poor people, low-income people, working class people, professionals, small business owners and unemployed people.  

We mean Black, white, Latino, Asian and Native people.

We mean youth and students, and we mean retired people, elderly people and people with disabilities.  

We mean men, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming. 

We mean straight people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people. 

We mean citizens, and we mean immigrants.  

We mean All of us.  

THE CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. https://populardemocracy.org

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Adrienne Evans, Executive Director                                  Gini Ballou, Associate Director
Email: adriennesevans@gmail.com                                    Email: Gini.uvidaho@gmail.com

Phone:  (208) 861-8907                                                       Phone: (208) 720-4347

Angela Housley, Program Manager                                  Nirmala Sandhu, Data Lead

Calyn Whedbee,Social Media/Digital Lead                      Michelle Vincent, Communication Specialist
Email: cal.uvidaho@gmail.com                                       Email: M.vincent@uvidaho@gmail.com

                                                          United Vision for Idaho
                                                           1912 W. Jefferson St.,

                                                               Boise, ID, 83702

                                                                (208) 869-3131


     Submit events and activities information to our Calendar page, Email:uvidaho@gmail.com

     For frequent updates on issues and events, “like” and follow us on Facebook.

     We also invite you to join our United Vision for Idaho Facebook Group here.

Executive Director: Adrienne Evans

Associate Director: Gini Ballou

Program Manager: Angela Housley

Communications Strategist: Michelle Vincent

Data Lead: Nimi Sandhu

President: Chuck Vogel
Vice President: Ed Vining
Secretary: Barbara Harris
Treasurer: Patty Dunham 


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United Action for Idaho is the 501 (c)(4) nonprofit companion to UVI, advancing social, economic and environmental justice, through political advocacy.

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PEOPLE'S ACTION is a powerful new force for democracy and economic fairness. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations.

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