A few days ago, we warned you that powerful right wing interests were planning to attack our friend Representative Keith Ellison. It's happening, and it's even worse than we'd feared. Sen. Ted Cruz orchestrated an Islamaphobic attack on Keith at an official Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight hearing. Please give $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellison fend off these attacks.
According to the Huffington Post, an "undercover agitator" named Chris Gaubatz alleged that Keith "attended...a 2008 convention hosted by the Islamic Society of North America...which Gaubatz claims is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood." Keith did attend the convention, but ISNA has no ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
It's reprehensible that Sen. Cruz would give credence to slurs against Rep. Keith Ellison and Muslim Americans this way. Additionally, the first attack ads targeting Keith are already airing. We need Keith Ellison in Congress. Please give $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith overcome these smears.
PDA will always stand with our friend Keith Ellison. As a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Keith is powerful champion for causes we care about. Please dig deep to show Keith you have his back. Pitch in $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellison fend off these attacks.
Whenever we ask Keith to help, he never hesitates. Now, he needs our help more than ever. Keith never stops speaking up for us. He's serving on the Democratic Party Platform Committee right now, demanding progress on the most important policies. Show him you appreciate his powerful advocacy with a generous contribution. Please pitch in $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellison fend off these attacks.
We will never raise as much money as far-right billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson can pour into their dishonest Super PAC attack ads. Fortunately, we don't have to. But we do need your generous help right now to help Keith refute the dishonest attacks. Give whatever you can afford right now to help Keith Ellison and PDA keep championing the issues you care about most! Please pitch in $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellison fend off these attacks.
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