New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Via Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released the following statement endorsing Keith Ellison for DNC Chair:
“The Democratic Party stands at a crossroads, and needs leadership that will expand our vision to more Americans -- while also intensifying our commitment to our core values. Keith Ellison is that leader,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “A grassroots organizer, he has delivered real results like increased voter turnout in his native Minnesota. A passionate fighter for economic fairness, he will pursue an opportunity agenda for Americans who have felt left behind; a unifier who worked tirelessly for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, he will bring the party and the grassroots together while broadening and deepening the Democratic Party's connections to the American people. At this critical threshold, Keith Ellison is the leader we need to defend our principles, move the party forward and begin to take our country back from a dangerous right-wing agenda. I am proud to endorse him for DNC Chairman.”
“Democrats win elections by bringing people together for a single cause, and nobody knows that better than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  I am proud to have his endorsement for DNC Chair,” said Keith Ellison.  “His underdog campaign in 2013 mirrored what the DNC needs to do - harness the energy of the grassroots, speak with people who feel forgotten, and focus on turning out the vote. That is how he won in New York City and that is how we rebuild the Democratic Party.”