Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota



Sep 28, 2016Op-Ed

John Stumpf’s Wells Fargo Racket Shows Why Bank Workers Need a Union

To end these predatory practices, financial services sector employees should be given a seat at the table and allowed to collectively bargain.
Sep 10, 2016Op-Ed

Fifteen years ago, the United States was attacked by terrorists claiming to act in the name of Islam. America’s response? “United We Stand.” Yet now it feels like Muslims face more hatred in 2016 than on Sept. 11, 2001.

Jul 14, 2016Op-Ed

I don’t know about you, but I’d never heard a sitting governor say race might explain why a black person was killed in an officer-involved shooting. Or was denied housing, or was rejected from a job. But on July 7, responding to the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop, Minnesota Gov.

Jun 13, 2016Op-Ed

I just returned from the Holy Land — Israel and Palestine — where I met with a diverse group of elected officials, civic advocates, and residents. The thing that struck me most was what was not said: I didn’t hear a word about Iran. That’s the quiet triumph of diplomacy.

Apr 14, 2016Op-Ed

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Land Grant College Act into law, laying the groundwork for the largest system of publicly funded universities in the world. Some of America’s greatest colleges, including the University of Minnesota, were created by federal land grants, and were known as “democracy’s colleges” or “people’s colleges.”

Feb 8, 2016Op-Ed

Dear Public Broadcasting Service:

Feb 1, 2016Op-Ed

If you had to choose between buying diapers for your newborn child or paying this month's rent, what choice would you make?

Working families in America often make impossible choices between food, clothing, and housing. When families struggle to afford basic necessities, they often sacrifice the things most of us take for granted.

Dec 18, 2015Op-Ed

Despite monumental gains in civil rights for the LGBTQ community, trans people still face discrimination, violence, limited access to healthcare, poverty and unemployment.

Dec 10, 2015Op-Ed

When it was announced that the investigation into Jamar Clark’s homicide would proceed to a grand jury, I became concerned. Grand juries usually indict in regular criminal cases, but rarely in officer-involved shootings.