Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison on Passing of Joel Silberman

Aug 3, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison issued the following statement on the passing of Joel Silberman:

“The progressive movement lost a champion this week. All of us who had the opportunity to work with and learn from Joel are grieving this loss, but we are also remembering his lifelong commitment to social justice. The movement for a better world owes Joel a great debt for the many he inspired, for the wisdom he passed on, and most of all for his compassion and kindness.

“Joel was a friend and a brother in the struggle, and I will miss him dearly.”