Ellison touts ‘new spirit’ to progressives
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota said Tuesday a “new spirit” has emerged in the Democratic Party as he reached out to progressive activists that have risen up against President Trump.
A favorite of grass-roots activists and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Ellison headlined the final day of the “Rise Up: From Protest to Power” convention that attracted over a thousand activists looking to translate their protests into real electoral power.
Speaking at a town hall-style event focused on protecting Obamacare and pushing toward universal health care, Mr. Ellison said the stakes are too high for people to stay on the sidelines, and urged attendees to get more involved in politics.
“I’m telling you everything you believe in is on the line right now, and you need to be that leadership group that goes out across this country … and organize, organize, organize, everybody,” the Minnesota Democrat said.
“I’m telling right now, the Democratic Party, there is a new spirit, y’all,” he added. “It is not the