Disgusted by the anti-Muslim fervor showing up in the presidential race and elsewhere, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat and American Muslim, teamed up with Republican businessman John Taft, a great-grandson of President William Howard Taft. Together, they reached out to political and business types to create a statement they hope will spark a movement.
MINNEAPOLIS—Congressman Keith Ellison released the following statement today, announcing his endorsement of Angie Craig, who is seeking the DFL endorsement in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District:
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress. Angie will work diligently to advance economic prosperity for all families, to strengthen our commitment to seniors, and to promote high-quality public education and debt-free college. Angie will be a hard-working, values-driven Member of Congress for the people of Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.
“I also want to thank Dr. Mary Lawrence for running. She is a champion for veterans and her candidacy demonstrates the DFL’s abundance of political talent here in Minnesota.”
Ellison is launching a new voter effort that Democrats around the country have high hopes will lead to more victories in nonpresidential elections, particularly in races where they have lost by razor-thin margins. Even nudging up voter turnout a few percentage points could have massive implications for legislative and statewide races. As a fifth-term Minneapolis Democrat who routinely wins his elections by more than 65 percent, Ellison is increasingly convinced that the future of Democratic victories is hiding in apartment buildings and low-income urban areas across the country.
Voter suppression laws continue to undermine our democratic process in states across the country. Now, more than ever, we need to be having a serious conversation about how to fight back.
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Thank you to the Star Tribune editorial board for standing with us against anti-Muslim bigotry. #UnMinnesotan http://strib.mn/1Sqn1cR
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Proud to stand with this great group of Minnesotans against discrimination. #UnMinnesotan
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Honored to introduce my friend and colleague to huge crowds of fired-up supporters in Minnesota yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration, Bernie Sanders. #FeelTheBern #BernieInMN
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Becky Lourey and I gearing up before the Bernie Sanders rally in Duluth. #FeelTheBern
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Stagnating wages, lost income due to illness, and wage theft are just a few of the issues hardworking families continue to face in our country. We can, and must, do better. http://strib.mn/1OGesnJ
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Let us remember his wise words as we continue seeking the justice he dreamed of.
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Keith will be joining the ABC This Week roundtable tomorrow morning to discuss a number of important issues. Be sure to tune in!
ON FACEBOOK 1 month 1 day ago
Thank you to End Citizens United, Sierra Club, Education Minnesota, National Education Association, AFT - American Federation of Teachers, and the MFT 59 for endorsing my campaign. I look forward to making progress with all of you in 2016.
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I am proud to announce my endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress. Angie will work diligently to advance economic prosperity for all families, to strengthen our commitment to seniors, and to promote high-quality public education and debt-free college.