Minnesota Democratic U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison is seeking to become head of the nation’s Democratic National Committee. His new platform for the DNC proposes to expand Social Security, raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, protect voting rights for felons, decriminalize marijuana, counter climate change, stand up for illegal aliens, increase taxes on the rich and strengthen collective bargaining for labor unions.
Congressman Ellison wants the DNC to become a more radical, aggressive political entity in American politics than it already is. For starters, Democrats are in full attack against the U.S. Electoral College voting system and want instead, “a majority rules,” national voting policy. Though it would take an Act of Congress for this to happen, Democrats are already fighting to eliminate America’s Electoral College.
According to reports published Dec. 22, 2016, in the Washington Times, Ellison converted from Catholicism to Islam while attending college and before moving to Minneapolis for law school. He comes from a family of civil rights activists, one of whom was his grandfather who worked in Louisiana to establish a chapter for the National Association of Colored People. He has already won the support of two dozen fellow House members, the activist group MoveOn.org, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, as well as some labor unions’ support. CNMc