Election 2016

I’m A Progressive. And I’m With Her.

MN Congressman Keith Ellison, a Vocal Sanders Supporter, Endorses Hillary Clinton

By Keith Ellison | Source: Huffington Post | July 13, 2016 | Photo: Jeff Wheeler

"I was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders. Yes, I was feeling the Bern. But today, I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. She offers strong progressive values, a remarkable tenacity of spirit, and has demonstrated a capacity to listen.

During the campaign, I was impressed by how seriously Secretary Clinton heard and respected the progressive movement. We saw her talk with Black Lives Matter activists about systemic racism. We saw her listen to environmentalists about their concerns about the Keystone pipeline. We saw her stand with labor activists in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

That willingness to include the progressive movement led to the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party. Serving on the Platform Drafting Committee, I witnessed firsthand the unity and shared values of the two campaigns on critical issues - from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, to strong criminal justice language on demilitarizing the police and requiring body cameras, to calling for a financial transactions tax to curb excessive Wall Street speculation.

But I’m not surprised. Hillary Clinton has progressive roots and values. For decades, she has fought for the issues today’s movement marches for - expanding health care, immigration reform, and fighting for better wages and working conditions." -- Keith Ellison, Huffington Post

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