We need your help right now! Your support will help Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and Keith Ellison counteract newly-released misleading smears funded by right wing billionaires. Will you step up now? Please pitch in $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellsion fend off these attacks.
When I hear the name Keith Ellison, several words come to mind: intelligence, integrity, good humor, passion, leadership, and most of all courage. Sometimes that courage comes at a cost. Because he's been such a powerful voice for justice, powerful interests have targeted Keith.
PDA will always stand with our friend Keith Ellison. When a FOX personality attacked him a few years back, we were there. Now that shadowy right wing billionaires have set their sites on Keith, we need to step up again. Please donate generously to help Keith Ellison fend off dishonest attacks from Sheldon Adelson's and the Koch Brothers' Super PACs.
Congressperson Keith Ellison and I go back a little ways. He was the first Muslim elected to serve in the U.S. Congress, and I was there on Capitol Hill when he took his oath of office for the first time with his hand on Thomas Jefferson's Holy Qu'oran. Currently a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Keith is still a trailblazer and a one-of-a-kind leader. Please dig deep to show Keith you have his back. Pitch in $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can now to help Keith Ellsion fend off these attacks.
When I welcomed Keith to our first Progressive Central People's Convention in Denver in 2008, Keith refused to take a Healthcare Not Warfare sticker until I explained the Healthcare part referred to Single Payer / Medicare for All. He said anything else is just *expletive*. He is every bit as outspoken now. I am proud to say I was there at Busboys and Poets when Tim Carpenter welcomed Keith to PDA's Advisory Board, and when Keith introduced the Robin Hood Tax legislation at our Progressive Central events in Charlotte, NC in 2012. When he spoke out strongly against the TPP more than once at our Round Table meetings on the Hill, I was there too.
When I needed advice and insights on helping our other Advisory Board members craft legislation, Keith provided it. 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 Ellsion 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 Ellsion fend off these attacks.
Mike Hersh for Donna, Judy, Mike F, Janis, Deb, Kim, Steve, and Conor–PDA's National Team!
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