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CHICAGO – People’s Action is endorsing Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison for the Democratic National Committee chair.

The next four years will call for courage and a depth of political experience to preserve policies that protect everyday people. In the past decade Keith Ellison has proven himself an unwavering defender of dignity for all. Congressman Ellison is an organizer, and understands that we need to rebuild the Democratic Party at the grassroots, community level.

George Goehl, co-director of People’s Action, released this statement today:

“The Democratic Party is long overdue for a reboot. Keith Ellison is the right leader for this much needed overhaul. He knows working class people have been under attack for too long, and are looking for a Party squarely committed to putting the plight of everyday people before the interests of abusive corporations.

“Congressman Ellison has an unparalleled track record of standing up for people struggling to get by. His commitment to people of color, poor white people, immigrants, women, LGBTQ communities and the planet is second to none.

“We wholeheartedly endorse his candidacy to be Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. His leadership in this position would energize organizers across the country and breathe new life and values into an institution needing that and more.”

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People’s Action is a national organization of more than a million people across 30 states working for economic, racial, gender and climate justice – and to ensure everyone a voice in our political system.

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People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”