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.
Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was not only the most liberal member of the Minnesota Congressional delegation in 2011 but is tied as the most liberal member of the whole House of Representatives, according to the National Journal’s annual Vote Ratings.
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."