“I went to war for this country, but now I can’t vote in this country,” said 86-year-old World War II veteran Paul Carroll. Last week, Mr. Carroll was turned away from his polling place in Ohio because his driver’s license had expired in January and his new government-issued Veterans Affairs ID did not include his home address.
During an interview on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ Keith cautioned against starting another costly war just as our nation is winding down two others.
“Our first meeting was with Congressman Keith Ellison, one of the most supportive members of the House on LGBT issues. We thanked Rep. Ellison for his co-sponsorship of all of our bills and his fantastic work with us to defeat the anti-marriage amendment in Minnesota that will be on the ballot in November.”
Ellison is currently circulating a bipartisan letter with Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) encouraging the President to pursue bilateral and multilateral engagement with Iran.
Since being elected to Congress in 2006, Ellison has supported legislation that reduces interest rates on student loans, increases funding for Pell Grants and makes higher education more accessible to low–income citizens and people of color.