Millennial Leaders Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

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Millennial Leaders Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair was posted February 2017.

Young people have been at the forefront of every major struggle in our country to make real the promise of democracy. During the last election cycle, our generation played a pivotal role in bringing economic and racial justice to the forefront of political dialogue, and now we are marching in the streets, rallying at airports, and at town halls resisting Donald Trump’s cabinet and his agenda of hatred and greed.

As millennials, we are the future of the Democratic Party and in order to ensure a sustainable, winning coalition, we need a chair who will unite the Party and open its doors to all the young people who are already leading our movements. We need a chair who will prioritize a 50-state plan to build grassroots organization, drive massive voter registration, and ensure that the ballot is accessible to young people and people of color. We want a chair who will fight to win a democracy for all and overcome the profound crises of our time — from catastrophic climate change to systemic racism, historic economic inequality to perpetual war.
That’s why we endorse Representative Keith Ellison for DNC Chair. We believe he can activate the millennial base of the party by working with the movements we have powered.
Representative Ellison has discussed how important it is to create a candidate pipeline that will actually reflect our communities. He is committed to building a Democratic Party that undeniably represents everyday American voters, not billionaire big donors. And Representative Ellison has said that any winning formula for the Democratic Party means to build a vision and an agenda that will speak to working class people of all races.
At a time when it is more important than ever to have true fighters defending our democracy, our lives, and our communities, he will bring new energy to the Democratic Party.

Signed,

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