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Stand with Keith - and condemn the smear campaign against him

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Stand with Keith - and condemn the smear campaign against him

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Petition Statement

We support the candidacy of Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison to lead the Democratic Party. We condemn the smear campaign against him.
There are currently 8,367 signatures. NEW goal - We need 10,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison is campaigning to become the next leader of the Democratic Party. Keith's candidacy represents the idea that while we must never yield an inch in defending the promises of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights for all of our fellow Americans - regardless of the color of their skin, or where they were born, or how they pray, or whom they love - when we go to fight elections, our economic justice agenda must be front and center.

Unfortunately, bad-faith actors have unleashed a scurrilous smear campaign against Keith, which some fear may derail his candidacy.

Show your support for Keith's candidacy and your condemnation of the smear campaign against him by signing our petition.

References:

Key Keith documents:
Keith platform:
https://keithfordnc.org/platform/
Keith endorsements:
https://keithfordnc.org/endorsements
Keith statement on Medium:
https://medium.com/@ellisonforcongress/listening-more-talking-less-2bb36e171dca
Keith open letter to the ADL:
https://twitter.com/keithellison/status/804452986110013440

Important pushback against the smear campaign:
J Street:
http://jstreet.org/press-releases/continuing-attacks-congressman-ellison-seek-silence-legitimate-positions-israel/
Americans for Peace Now
https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=21512
Bend the Arc:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/bendthearc/ellison
JVP:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/jvp/ellison
R. Marc Schneier:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/jta/ellison
Emily Hauser
https://twitter.com/emilylhauser/status/805500893332439041
Chuck Schumer:
https://twitter.com/gdebenedetti/status/804460430785650689
Bernie Sanders:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-support-keith-ellison-231185
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/keith-ellison-dnc-resistance-231575
Randi Weingarten:
https://www.facebook.com/randi.weingarten.9/posts/10154757721829524
JJ Goldberg:
http://forward.com/opinion/355950/no-the-keith-ellison-tape-isnt-anti-israel-and-shouldnt-torpedo-his-democra/
Jay Michaelson:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/02/squabble-over-keith-ellison-reveals-dilemma-for-democrats-on-israel.html
Ilya Sheyman:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1707
Gene Sperling:
https://twitter.com/genebsperling/status/804532939912609792
Glenn Greenwald:
https://theintercept.com/2016/12/04/the-smear-campaign-against-keith-ellison-is-repugnant-but-reveals-much-about-washington/

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