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Demand Progress Statement Supporting Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Activist organization of 2 million cites Ellison’s “populist economic vision” and commitment to grassroots organizing in endorsement for DNC Chair

November 14, 2016
Press contact: Mark Stanley, [email protected], 202.681.7582

Washington, DC — Following the formal announcement of Keith Ellison’s run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Demand Progress released the following statement, attributable to Demand Progress Executive Director David Segal:

“The Democratic Party urgently needs new leadership that can speak to the concerns of working people in diverse communities around the country, while engaging and firing up the party’s progressive base.

“Keith Ellison is that kind of leader. His populist economic vision and commitment to social justice and strengthening the party through grassroots organizing is exactly what the Democratic Party needs in this moment.

“Demand Progress stands strongly behind Keith Ellison’s vision of a new direction in the Democratic Party and enthusiastically supports him for DNC Chair.”