Bend the Arc Supports Rep. Keith Ellison for Democratic National Committee Chair

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Release Date: Monday, November 14, 2016


New York – Following Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-Minn.) announcement that he is seeking to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, issued the following statement:

"Rep. Keith Ellison is an extraordinary leader and one of our closest allies in Congress. He is a strong supporter of the values for which Bend the Arc advocates, and for years he has been very close to the Jewish community in Minnesota, especially Jewish Community Action, the Twin Cities affiliate with Bend the Arc. When Rep. Ellison spoke at our 'Pursuing Justice' conference in June, he discussed the importance of increasing voter turnout and the need to build a grassroots infrastructure of activism and advocacy. This is exactly the strategy the Democratic National Committee needs to successfully move forward during this difficult and critical time for our country. We believe Rep. Ellison would be an excellent choice for the next chair of the DNC."