Keith Ellison Statement on Tom Perez Entering DNC Chair Race

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Via Press Release

Washington, DC – Keith Ellison released the following statement after United States Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced he is running for DNC Chair: 

“Secretary Perez is a great public servant and I welcome him to the race. I look forward to discussing how Democrats can speak to all Americans, harness the grassroots to turn out the vote, and strengthen our state and local parties. We have shown the path to success in Minnesota, where organizing has made the difference in winning elections up and down the ballot. We can do the same thing nationwide if Democrats mobilize working Americans across the country – from AFL-CIO members to rank-and-file party activists.”

Lee Saunders, President of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), also released the following statement:

“Keith Ellison has always stood shoulder to shoulder with working people to make sure they have a free and fair shot at the American Dream. We need a DNC Chair who will not only unite the Democratic Party, but also energize the grassroots. Keith is that person.”