Category Archives: Keith Ellison

Will It Take A Constitutional Amendment To Stop Voter Suppression?

Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) and his colleague Mark Pocan (D-WI) have introduced a bill which would amend the U.S. Constitution to explicitly guarantee the right to vote for American citizens. Read more how these two are fighting back against voter suppression in this, the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act. Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: His Prophetic Voice Warns of Dangers to Democracy

Senator Bernie Sanders joined Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to talk about the most important issue facing us today: saving our democracy from the oligarchs who appear poised to buy our government. “There is no end to the amount of money they will spend to create the kind of government and society they want,” Sanders said of the likes of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson. Continue reading

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Minnesota Peace Project: A Model For All 50 States

The Minnesota Peace Project works diligently with its state’s Congressional delegation to help affect change and move us to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Peace is a non-partisan issue and the group has effectively used the art of listening as they work with Democratic and Republican representatives. “We don’t assume anything about anyone,” said MPP co-founder Roxanne Abbas. Continue reading

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ACA Implementation: Getting The Word Out

It just shouldn’t be this difficult. I keep coming back to that thought every time I take another step down the road leading to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. The employer mandate aside, for individuals without insurance (like me), … Continue reading

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Politics & Pizza: Everybody Counts. Everybody Matters

Thursday night I drove to a town hall-pizza dinner gathering sponsored by my congressman, Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Democratic Progressive Caucus. The drive during rush-hour traffic to the local Broadway Pizza restaurant reminded me of the diverse, yet heavily … Continue reading

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Ellison Reintroduces The Robin Hood Tax: We Are Not Broke

We need to change the conversation in this country that we are broke and austerity is the only option. There are counter-arguments to the greed and selfishness prevalent in our society today. Take a closer look at the Robin Hood Tax, being re-introduced in the Congress this week by Rep. Keith Ellison. Continue reading

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The Back To Work Budget: Learn More And Advocate For It

The Progressive Caucus has introduced a budget that combats the austerity of Paul Ryan and the fallacy that deficits are our biggest problem. The common sense approach of the Back To Work Budget is something we all need to know about and advocate for. Continue reading

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Make American Jobs The Agenda

The Speakout for Good Jobs Now tour officially kicked off June 18th in Minneapolis at the historic Wesley Church, which sits next to the Minneapolis Convention Center that was hosting this year’s Netroots Nation national convention.  The initial tour event … Continue reading

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