Now that the Fifth District lines have been redrawn, Congressman Ellison is participating in two events this Saturday to get to know our new constituents in Edina and Brooklyn Center. We hope you can make it!
The 5th District, represented by DFL Rep. Keith Ellison, will be dominated even more by Democrats. Ellison believes he will need to turn out his Minneapolis-based constituents to help other Democrats, like President Barack Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, win.
"Our campaign is organizing voters around Minnesota values, like inclusion and fairness. Photo ID proponents’ offensive tactics do not square with those values, and I think that’s a contrast voters will understand."
In Minnesota, we know that the definition of marriage is love and commitment. We need people of all colors, faiths, and backgrounds to get involved. Most importantly, we need you. Please join us today and make sure Minnesota supports liberty and justice for all people.
"When it comes to civic participation, our nation has always moved in the direction of greater inclusion. We need to keep that tradition going, and a photo ID amendment would do nothing but restrict Minnesotans' constitutional right to vote."
House Democrats, including DFL Rep. Keith Ellison, are renewing their initiative to force new, largely unregulated political action committees to disclose their donors. At a Capitol press conference Thursday, Ellison joined Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to tout a newly reintroduced bill, the DISCLOSE Act, that would ban so-called super PACs from accepting secret donations.
Minnesotans representing students, seniors, people with disabilities, New Americans, and people of color spoke out against a photo ID amendment and how it would turn their constitutional right to vote into a privilege