With new cities rising from the sands of Saudi Arabia, the country is a ripe market for Minnesota companies looking to export their products, Rep. Keith Ellison told a group of business leaders from around the state Thursday.
Earlier this week, Keith toured Fifth District small businesses like Go-Float in Hopkins, MN. By working with the small business community to remove barriers to job creation, Keith is helping make sure that more Minnesotans can find jobs so they can provide for their families.
Rachel Maddow joined the growing number of Americans that are denouncing Tea Partiers like Allen West for their divisive rhetoric. Watch as Rachel explains that popular policies introduced by the Progressive Caucus are the reason behind West's recent attacks.
Keith Ellison, a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which U.S. Rep. Allen West categorized as “communist” on Tuesday, released a statement Wednesday calling the remarks from the Florida Republican a callback to the days of Joe McCarthy.
In a press conference where he announced the veto, Dayton said the measure was not passed with bipartisan support, as he believes voting measures should be. Dayton also said the amendment would end same-day voter registration and restrict absentee voting.
Prompted by a petition campaign by the progressive advocacy group Color of Change, Coca-Cola has pulled its support from ALEC, a right-wing corporate-funded front group which has been pushing voter restriction efforts around the country.
"I will run a vigorous grassroots campaign to educate Minnesotans about photo ID’s dangerous consequences and maximize voter turnout in the Fifth District. Our campaign plans to turn out 20,000 new voters in 2012 and make a huge impact on this statewide measure.”
Dayton, a Democrat, had already said he would use his bully pulpit to try to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages. He pledged to do the same to defeat the voter ID amendment.