Keith Ellison

Minnesota Daily: Re-elect Ellison for 5th

Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District encompasses an extraordinary diversity of citizens. Minneapolis and its immediate suburbs contain some of the state’s richest and poorest people, many invaluable communities of immigrants and refugees, a number of religious traditions, and several institutions of higher learning, including the University of Minnesota. Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison has been and continues to be the right candidate to champion the interests of this unique district in the House of Representatives.

Insight News: Economic and environmental crisis

On September 8, US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) held a public forum to discuss ideas and policies that will make clean energy jobs more available to Minnesotans.

The narrow government definition of a ‘green job’ often has deterred people from thinking about how they can help their environment just by going to work. Green jobs can be anything that improves our health or reduces our carbon footprint—from installing solar panels to simply using earth-friendly products.

Workday Minnesota: Ellison holds Clean Energy Jobs Forum Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS – Congressman Keith Ellison will host a Clean Energy Jobs Forum Wednesday in Minneapolis to discuss how to make good, clean energy jobs available to all Minnesotans.

The forum will feature Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

Star Tribune: Peterson, Ellison attend Wall Street bill signing

After months of partisan fighting, President Obama and the Democrats were able to celebrate Wednesday as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill was signed into law.

Getting in on the festivities, Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson and Keith Ellison were two of the 400 lawmakers and key players who attended the signing ceremony, which was held in the Ronald Reagan Building auditorium near the White House.

Minnesota Independent: Ellison: GOP and tea party ‘have been fused’

Democrats see the Republican Party’s close ties to the tea party movement as a wedge issue in the November election, and yesterday the DNC held a press conference to drive that wedge a bit deeper. A new DNC video asserting that the GOP and the tea party are “one and the same” echoes a message Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison made at the press event: “There is no doubt that the Republican Party and the Tea Party cause have been fused.”

MinnPost: BP agrees to U.S. demands, will suspend dividend and create cleanup fund

WASHINGTON — After intense pressure from the White House and lawmakers, BP has agreed to suspend its dividend payments and create a $20 billion escrow fund to cover cleanup costs and damages.

The announcement came after a four-hour meeting between senior BP leaders and White House officials, part of which President Obama attended.

“This $20 billion will provide substantial assurance that the claims people and businesses have will be honored,” Obama said following the meeting. “It’s also important to emphasize this is not a cap. The people of the Gulf have my commitment that BP will meet its obligations to them. BP has publicly pledged to make good on the claims that it owes to the people in the Gulf, and so the agreement we reached sets up a financial and legal framework to do it.”

City Pages: Keith Ellison calls on Israel to open Gaza’s borders after flotilla bloodbath

Saying he’s “deeply shocked and saddened” by an Israeli attack on Palestinian humanitarian activists in international waters that resulted in at least nine civilian deaths,” U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison called for an investigation into how and why the attack occurred.

“Leaders on all sides should take immediate steps to ensure that this incident does not escalate into a broader round of violence in the region,” he said in a statement late Tuesday. “I extend my condolences to the families of those killed and I wish a full and rapid recovery to all injured parties, including both participants on the flotilla and Israeli soldiers.”