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.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's support for Ellison in his race for Attorney General of Minnesota:
"As Attorney General, Keith Ellison will be the tireless champion for justice and the fearless fighter for working families that the people of Minnesota deserve.
"Democracy for America members are excited to support Keith Ellison in his race for Attorney General because, whether we needed a progressive fighter to lead the charge for expanding Social Security or directly confront Donald Trump's bigoted agenda, Keith has always been ready and eager to fight alongside the grassroots for lasting progressive change.
"Keith Ellison has also repeatedly prioritized the fight for racial, social, and economic justice far above what might be personally or politically expedient. Keith Ellison walks the walk. It shows in his record, his activism, and the young people across the country whom he has mentored and helped become the solution to our country's challenges." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
DFA has 23,759 members in the state of Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide.
As a part of its work in the 2018 election cycle, DFA intends to raise and spend more than $12 million in support of progressive candidates, make more than 2 million voter contacts, and support more than 250 candidates nationwide -- like Keith Ellison -- in running inclusive populist campaigns committed to turning out the New American Majority of people of color and progressive white voters in November.
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $54 million and made more than 21.9 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.
This press release is also available here: http://democracyforamerica.com/site/page/dfa-backs-keith-ellison-for-attorney-general-of-minnesota