Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Check out this update that Keith just sent to supporters:
If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the past few months, you’d probably agree that Minnesota is under attack from the same GOP tricks that have been going on all across our country.
The constitutional amendments pushed by Tea Party Republicans in our state Legislature are part of a national strategy being pushed by the Koch brother-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Instead of supporting inclusion and shared prosperity for all, they want our country and state to be run according to what’s best for the richest 1 percent.
In my own re-election race, the rhetoric has gotten pretty ugly. My Republican opponent, who is marching in lock step with the GOP’s agenda, recently said the following:
“Keith Ellison personifies what is wrong with many members of Congress when they go to Washington. They sell out to special interest groups and lobbyists who line their campaign coffers with hoards of cash. Then they go out and like trained lap dogs do the bidding for people who make their cushy status possible.”
Are you as appalled at the GOP’s agenda and rhetoric as I am? You can help make it stop by investing in the politics of generosity and inclusion.
Our campaign has always focused on community organizing and progressive politics. This year, we need boots on the ground to turn out 20,000 new voters. Why? Because that's what it will take to defeat the GOP’s amendments and elect statewide candidates like President Obama. This is an enormous challenge that requires lots of resources.
2012 will be a year like no other. If we don’t mobilize now to defeat the GOP, they’ll be able to write their radical agenda into our state’s constitution using permanent ink. We can’t let it happen.
Please invest in our campaign today. The resources we have today will help us deliver the votes we need to defeat the GOP in November.
P.S. Getting 20,000 new voters out in 2012 is a HUGE challenge. It requires lots of resources to hire hard-working staff to recruit and train thousands of volunteers. Please click here to chip in $10 or more so we can be ready for the fight ahead.