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  • Congressman Keith Ellison Endorses Bernie Sanders for President


    Posted: Oct 12 2015
    MINNEAPOLIS—Congressman Keith Ellison released the following statement today, announcing his endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for president: “I am happy to support my friend and colleague Senator Bernie Sanders in his candidacy for president. For decades, Bernie has demonstrated a willingness to push for progressive ideas that will help American families and restore balance to our economy, which has favored the millionaires and billionaires for way too long. A founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, he is committed to investing in our education system and infrastructure, raising the minimum wage, addressing climate change, fixing our criminal justice system, reforming our financial markets, and pushing for peace and diplomacy abroad.
  • Pope Francis Is Speaking Truth to Power. Let's Answer His Call to Action.


    Posted: Sep 25 2015
    This week the Pope, the world's most influential religious leader, is speaking to the world's most powerful legislature. The Pope's message of helping the poor, healing the planet, and balancing the scales of justice is a timely call to action. People everywhere will hear the Pope speak their truth to the most powerful interests in the world.
  • First Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison Rips 'Bigotry' From Trump, Carson


    Posted: Sep 25 2015
    Rep. Keith Ellison blasted Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson Sunday for statements by the Republican presidential candidates condemning the idea of a Muslim president. Ellison, D-Minn., became the first Muslim-American to be elected to Congress in 2007 when he was sworn in on a Quran rather than a Bible as is traditionally done.
  • Ellison, Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Payday Lending


    Posted: Sep 25 2015
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Local religious leaders are working with Rep. Keith Ellison to try to help people facing high interest loans. On Tuesday morning, religious leaders held a forum at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
  • What do members of Congress actually do during their summer 'recess'?


    Posted: Sep 25 2015
    It’s a time-honored congressional tradition: every August, members of Congress quickly file out of humid D.C. and head home for several weeks for the so-called “summer recess.” For much of its history, the recess was a time for some R&R, and the American public still mostly thinks so.
  • Minnesota knows how to clean up its energy


    Posted: Sep 25 2015
    The state has a successful precedent to guide its response to President Obama’s action limiting emissions. And we can boost the economy at the same time

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