Ellison Enters DNC Vote With Strong Labor Backing

Friday, February 24, 2017

Via The National Journal

By Karyn Bruggeman

El­lis­on’s strength among or­gan­ized labor is par­tic­u­larly not­able giv­en that he won it over Perez, whose Cab­in­et post in the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion helped provide close ties to most labor lead­ers. But uni­on mem­bers say their sup­port for El­lis­on, a six-term Min­nesota Demo­crat, is not about the Clin­ton-vs.-Sanders or Left-vs.-cen­ter split, but rather this po­s­i­tion’s in­her­ently dif­fer­ent job descrip­tion.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Via Press Release

ATLANTA – Within just the last two weeks, Keith Ellison has received the endorsements below. It's clear that the momentum is on his side ahead of tomorrow's vote. 

This is on top of the strong support that he has gotten from labor groups like the AFL-CIO, SEIU, UNITE HERE, and the United Steelworkers, and from advocacy organizations like Democracy for America, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Social Security Works, and PCCC.

A letter from 14 Labor leaders

Dear DNC Member, 

We in the labor movement know the value of having a true friend and committed advocate for workers. In state after state, working families are under attack – their pensions, their wages, their unions, their public schools, their right to vote. But Minnesota has held off the anti-worker tide because Keith Ellison, the state party, and their labor allies working together have won elections.