Keith Ellison: How I'll fight for all Minnesotans as '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.

Keith Ellison Recognized as Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action

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.”

DFA backs Keith Ellison for Attorney General of Minnesota

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.

Teamsters Local 120 PAC endorses Keith Ellison for Minnesota's Attorney General

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.

Thirty four Local Leaders Endorse Keith Ellison for Attorney General

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.

Statement from Keith Ellison on Supreme Court Ruling on Deceptive Women’s Health Centers

MINNESOTA – Keith Ellison today released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling condoning the deceptive tactics of fake women’s health centers (NIFLA v. Becerra).

“Today, the United States Supreme Court took a major step backward for women’s health, in Minnesota and across the country. This ruling will allow fake women’s health centers to continue to deceive women and put those seeking help at greater risk. Under the Trump Administration and this conservative-majority Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, women’s right to choose, and access to safe healthcare are under siege. As Minnesota’s next Attorney General, I will fight to protect women’s access to safe and transparent healthcare choices throughout our state.”

Statement from Keith Ellison for Attorney General on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

MINNESOTA – Keith Ellison today released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban. Ellison joined CAIR Minnesota at a news conference earlier today to respond to this ruling, alongside Executive Director Jaylani Hussein and concerned members of the community. Video of Ellison’s remarks at that news conference is available here.

CWA MN State Council endorses Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General

Monday, June 11, 2018

Via Press Release

Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 8, 2018 – The CWA Minnesota State Council has endorsed Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General.

“CWA MN State Council is proud to endorse Keith Ellison for Attorney General,” said Mona Meyer, president of the CWA MN State Council. “Keith is committed to protecting the rights of all workers and ensuring that the laws of Minnesota are enforced to provide equal justice for all Minnesotans. He has been a champion for social and economic justice and will continue to be one in the office of the Attorney General.”

Governor Mark Dayton Endorses Keith Ellison for Attorney General

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Via Press Release

Minnesota – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement announcing his endorsement of Congressman Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General:

“I am proud to endorse Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General. I have seen Keith lead as a courageous champion for working people – as a lawyer, Legislator, and Member of Congress. 

Statement from Congressman Keith Ellison on Running for Minnesota Attorney General

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Via Press Release

Minnesota – Keith Ellison released the following statement announcing his candidacy for Minnesota Attorney General:

“Our pledge of allegiance promises an America with liberty and justice for all – no exceptions. But too often, Minnesota’s working families and the most vulnerable among us are taken advantage of or are targets of discrimination.  I am running to be the People’s Lawyer to hold those in power accountable and to protect and defend all Minnesotans.