John Lewis, Tulsi Gabbard, Martin Heinrich, and Luis Gutierrez Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

Friday, December 9, 2016 

Via Press Release

Washington, DC – Keith Ellison announced the following endorsements for DNC Chair:

  • John Lewis, civil rights icon and Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.
  • Tulsi Gabbard, former DNC Vice-Chair and Congresswoman from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District tweeted: I support @keithellison for DNC Chair. Keith is our best choice for an open, transparent DNC. #DNCChair

Additionally, Martin Heinrich, the Senator from New Mexico, and Luis Gutierrez, the Congressman from Illinois’ 4th Congressional District released the following statements endorsing Keith Ellison for DNC Chair:

“I am proud to announce that I am endorsing Congressman Keith Ellison to be the next Chairman of the Democratic National Committee,” said Martin Heinrich. “He can bring new enthusiasm, organizational strength, and inclusiveness to the DNC. Having served with Keith, I know his tenacity, energy, and his ideas for a better nation will engage all American’s with our shared vision. Additionally, his leadership will bring the voices of grassroots supporters from all walks of life to the table. When all of our supporters are heard, Democrats will be more competitive and confident. It is vital that we stay engaged and help the DNC and Democrats everywhere to make our nation a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I hope that you join me in supporting Congressman Keith Ellison and continuing to move our party forward.”

Keith Ellison has been a leader, a builder, and a moral compass for other Democrats throughout his time in Congress,” said Luis Gutierrez. “He is broadly respected and will do a great job as DNC Chair. He understands the issues facing Americans from jobs and income to civil rights and the attacks on certain communities that come from the Republican side. I trust him and support him, and know that he will rebuild our party that way it needs to be rebuilt.”

###