Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why we need Keith Ellison (@keithellison @ellisoncampaign) as DNC Chair

Watch Keith Ellison lay out his vision for the Democratic Party

How will the Democratic Party evolve to meet the unprecedented challenges of the Trump era?
There's an important election happening on Saturday that'll help answer that question. The contest over who will be elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee has become a fight over whether the Democratic Party can serve as an unapologetic ally to the fired-up grassroots progressive movement and become a people-powered alternative to Trump in all corners of the country—or whether it risks failing to meet the moment.
That's why an extraordinary coalition including MoveOn, progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, progressive groups like Democracy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, 350 Action, Working Families Party, labor partners like CWA and the AFL-CIO, supporters of both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and many more communities and organizations have all united in support of Keith Ellison for DNC chair.
Keith Ellison's view on what the Democratic Party must stand for couldn't be more clear: "If you don't fight for social justice AND economic justice, you end up with neither one."
We need Keith Ellison as DNC chair. Will you watch this video of Keith Ellison laying out his vision and share why you support him for DNC chair TODAY—to get the word out before the DNC election on Saturday?

Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

The DNC chair is chosen by 447 DNC members from across the country. The Ellison team and allies have been privately reaching out to these members and earning support for months. But there are still dozens of undecided DNC members and the race for chair is going to go down to the wire.
That’s why it’s important to make as much noise on social media as possible ahead of the DNC vote on Saturday. We need to make sure that every DNC member knows that the grassroots of the broad progressive movement in this country supports Keith Ellison—and we need them to hear Ellison's vision to make the Democratic Party a vehicle for an inclusive populist agenda that can take on Trump, take back power, and take our country forward.
Watch Keith Ellison lay out his vision for the Democratic Party, then share the video with your friends and say why you support #KeithforDNC.
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–Ilya, Emily, Matt, Katie, and the rest of the team
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