The amendment's uncertainty worries advocates for the elderly and poor, as well as students who try to get their fellow students to go to the polls. They fear that the no-brainer for the many will become a barrier for the few -- just enough of a hurdle to keep a significant subset of eligible people home.
“Over the summer, Khalid came in five days a week and made hundreds of calls,” says Osman Ahmed, community organizer with Ellison for Congress. “He picked up grassroots organizing really fast and has great conversations with voters at their doors as well.”
Matt is a junior at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He has been coming into the Ellison for Congress for several hours each night to volunteer before his Fall semester begins. Matt's top priority? Defeating the voter restriction amendment.
Ever since she started volunteering her time as an intern this past June, Natalie has brightened the Ellison Campaign office with her positive attitude and passion for good old-fashioned community organizing.
Every year, our campaign closes out the summer by hosting a Labor Day BBQ to honor the important contributions working people make every day. This year’s BBQ will take place on September 1 (the Saturday before Labor Day) from 12:00-2:00pm at Minnehaha Park.
Fifth District Patches recently asked readers to pose questions to Congressman Keith Ellison. This wide-ranging interview covers topics that include jobs and the economy, college affordability, constitutional amendments and more.