MINNESOTA – Minnesota workers stood with Keith Ellison today to stress the need to elect an Attorney General who will defend workers’ rights, not hand more power to corporate special interests. During his single term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Wardlow championed so-called “right to work” laws which undermine the power of workers in favor of corporate special interests, making it harder for workers to band together for better wages and working conditions, resulting in lower incomes for families. For his opposition to policies which would help working families, Wardlow earned a rare zero percent rating from the Minnesota AFL-CIO.
MINNESOTA – Keith Ellison today released the following statement on his Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform policy as part of his campaign for Minnesota Attorney General.
“Since my time as a public defense attorney, I have seen too many lives ruined by the harsh enforcement of current marijuana policies. It is time we listen to the majority of Minnesotans who believe we should legalize marijuana and enact restorative justice for nonviolent offenders caught up in our justice system,” said Ellison. “We must focus our energy and resources on programs that will truly help keep our communities safe, including investment in rehabilitation for those suffering from addiction.”
By KYLE POTTER
Via Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend’s allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident, an attorney with links to the state’s Democratic party who was hired to investigate the claims concluded in a draft report obtained by The Associated Press.
MINNESOTA – Congressman Keith Ellison today spoke out against attempts by Republican Attorneys General to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and revoke protections for preexisting conditions. Yesterday afternoon, these Republican Attorneys General began oral arguments in a lawsuit to overturn the ACA and protections for preexisting conditions. The Trump Administration has refused to defend the federal health law, leaving it to Democratic Attorneys General to stand up for the millions of Americans who have preexisting conditions or rely on the ACA for health care coverage.
MINNESOTA – Today, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, began confirmation hearings with the United States Senate. Congressman Keith Ellison, candidate for Minnesota Attorney General and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, released the following statement in response.
MINNESOTA – At an annual picnic recognizing workers ahead of Labor Day, Congressman Keith Ellison today released his “Working Family Protection Plan,” to defend the rights of Minnesota workers and improve family budgets as Attorney General. Congressman Ellison’s plan would put workers’ rights ahead of corporate special interests; make health care more affordable and accessible for all families; and enforce the law to hold companies accountable when they don’t pay workers what they owe for the work they’ve done, or violate workplace safety standards.
Via City Pages
by Hannah Jones
In March 2017, before Doug Wardlow had won the Republican primary for a shot at becoming Minnesota’s Attorney General, he sat in on a meeting of the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.
When his name was announced, Wardlow rose to the podium and bid the board members “good evening.” He told them he was there as a member of Alliance Defending Freedom, “a nonprofit legal organization that litigates in defense of free speech and religious liberty” in Minnesota and beyond.
MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) today announced their endorsement of Congressman Keith Ellison to be Minnesota’s next Attorney General. In endorsing Ellison, MNA cited Ellison’s commitment to increasing access to affordable and accessible health care for all.
MINNESOTA – Congressman Keith Ellison today announced his “Family Farm Protection Plan” to restore fairness in farming as Attorney General. Congressman Ellison’s plan would make health care more affordable and accessible for Minnesota farmers; enforce laws to break up corporate influence in agriculture, put power back in the hands of family farmers; and protect the rights of farmers throughout the state.
MINNESOTA – On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Congressman Keith Ellison will be joined in South St. Paul by local workers to discuss how the Minnesota Attorney General can help keep more money in workers’ pockets and ensure all Minnesotans are paid fairly for the work they do. Ellison will highlight how the Minnesota Attorney General can enforce wage theft and equal pay laws to better ensure a fair economy for all, not just those already succeeding.
MINNESOTA – Congressman Keith Ellison today released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by eight Attorneys General against the Trump Administration, seeking to block the online distribution of plans for 3D printed guns. In his campaign for Minnesota Attorney General, Congressman Ellison has earned recognition as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate and a Protect Minnesota Orange Star Candidate.
St. Paul – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council announced Monday the endorsement of Keith Ellison for Attorney General ahead of the DFL primary on August 14th. Members from all three main Locals in Minnesota shared excitement in supporting Ellison’s campaign to become the “People’s Lawyer.”
Via the Star Tribune
By Keith Ellison
"You get the grades, and I will get the money.”
That is what a father I know told his daughter years ago when she presented him with a sparkling report card. He promised her that if she could get into college, he would pay her way through it.
Fast forward to today. She got the grades to get into the college of her choice. But as hard as dad worked, he just could not save enough to afford to pay for her college education, and he told me that he is sick about it. Now, she is working part-time, and they both are borrowing — a lot.
MINNESOTA – Congressman Keith Ellison was recognized today as a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action in his campaign for Minnesota Attorney General. The distinction recognizes Ellison’s long record of standing up for common sense measures to reduce gun violence in Minnesota and throughout our country.
“I am honored to be a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, as we work to reduce gun violence and save lives in Minnesota,” said Ellison. “As your Attorney General, I will ensure Minnesota is a leader in preventing gun violence, fighting for common sense measures to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals and those who pose a risk to themselves or to others.”
MINNESOTA – This evening, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. The following is a statement from Congressman Keith Ellison, candidate for Minnesota Attorney General:
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) formally endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in his race for Attorney General of Minnesota.
DFA has been a long time ally of Ellison during his multiple campaigns for Congress and service as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. DFA was also an early and fierce supporter of Ellison in his 2017 race for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
St. Paul, MN – NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota today announced its endorsement of Congressman Keith Ellison in his campaign for Attorney General of Minnesota.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Teamsters Local 120 PAC endorses Keith Ellison for Minnesota's Attorney General. The Teamsters Local 120 PAC has endorsed Keith Ellison.
BLAINE, MN- Today, Teamsters Local 120 PAC endorses Keith Ellison for Minnesota's Attorney General. Keith has a strong record of dedicated service in the US Congress and has fought to advance labor issues and advocated for immigrant workers who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
MINNESOTA – Vice President Walter Mondale today endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison to be Minnesota’s next Attorney General. In addition to serving as Vice President and United States Senator throughout his distinguished career, Mondale previously served Minnesotans as Attorney General in the 1960s.
MINNESOTA – Congressman Keith Ellison today announced the endorsements of 33 local leaders in his campaign to be Minnesota’s next Attorney General. These local leaders – including Mayors, City Councilmembers, and County Commissioners – represent communities across Minnesota, from St. Louis County to Rochester Township, demonstrating growing statewide momentum for Keith’s campaign to be a People’s Lawyer, who will protect and defend the rights of all Minnesotans.