Sisters and Brothers -
One of the next steps for our political revolution is just around the corner.
In February, members of the Democratic National Committee will vote on who will become the next DNC Chair. And Keith Ellison – the second member of Congress to endorse Bernie's campaign for president – is among those running for the post.
Keith has never been afraid of standing up to Wall Street, Big Oil, or any other special interest groups. He is committed to responding to everyday people, not the billionaire class.
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently announced he would also run for DNC Chair, entering as a challenger to Keith. The race has reached a turning point, and we need to make sure Keith keeps up the momentum.
Last week Keith and Bernie announced a goal of collecting 1 million signatures to send a strong message that there's broad support for Keith to serve as the next DNC Chair. Will you help us get there?
With Keith Ellison leading the DNC, we will be able to transform the Democratic Party and ensure it works to advance the interests of working people.
Right now, the Democratic Party is undergoing a fundamental shift. November's election results have forced us to rethink our priorities and consider how we will move forward to make sure liberals come out strong in 2018 and take back the White House in 2020.
As a career organizer, Keith knows that voter turnout must be a top priority – not only during presidential elections, but in every election. And as a representative from Minnesota, he has an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the Midwest – including the set of circumstances that led voters in the region to turn out for Trump in large numbers.
Keith also knows what is at stake during a Trump presidency – for Muslims, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and so many others. He was one of the only leaders who acknowledged early on Trump's potential to win the Republican nomination and the White House. His unique perspective and experience makes him the best choice to unify the party and lead the opposition to Trump.
Keith Ellison is our best shot at creating a more progressive Democratic Party that is ready to take bold action to improve the lives of millions of Americans.
Let's show up when he needs us most – and that starts with reaching 1 million signatures endorsing his run for DNC Chair.
- The team at Our Revolution