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MoveOn statement on DNC leadership

Statement from Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, on the growing smear campaign against Rep. Keith Ellison:
“As a Jewish refugee from the former Soviet Union, and as someone who’s worked closely with Keith Ellison for years, I know Keith Ellison represents the diverse and inclusive vision the Democratic Party needs to stand for, and I know his commitment to a 50-state deep organizing strategy that the DNC needs. He is a friend to the Jewish community, and has worked for the protection of all people, no matter their faith or background. He’s an excellent choice for DNC Chair, and the vicious online smear campaign against him that references his religion as if it’s a liability needs to stop now.”

 

Statement from Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director, MoveOn.org Political Action:

“The DNC must clean house and the new chair must stand up to all efforts by Trump and Republicans to move their harmful and bigoted agenda, which lost the national popular vote. At the same time, the DNC must connect with the grassroots of the party base that wants the party to reject corporate influence and advance an inclusive, progressive agenda that will energize voters and grow our base in 2017, 2018, and beyond. To do this, we need to bring back a real 50-state organizing strategy. Rep. Keith Ellison would be an excellent DNC chair.”