Congressman Keith Ellison For DNC Chair Would Send Clear Message To Nation
Democrats could not do better than to elect Congressman Keith Ellison as the next head of the Democratic National Committee. The main reason I wish to see this man serve the party in this capacity is the stark contrast that it will give our nation. Ellison is an African-American, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is one of only two Muslim Americans in the House of Representatives. His selection will send a message of rebuke, as well as a common-sense notice, that the racism and bigotry of Donald Trump and those who elected him will not stand in America.
Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is backing Ellison and clearly that is a big boost for the Minnesota Democrat. While others such as former DNC Chair Howard Dean have launched their own campaigns to run the embattled organization, Ellison has the needed qualities that set him apart to lead at this time. Besides, turning to Dean at this time on the national stage would be like Wisconsin Democrats asking Joe Wineke to roll his shirtsleeves up again.
A vote of state and local party officials and delegates will determine the outcome.