Democratic rep urges turnout tomorrow for Resistance Summer Day of Action
Keith Ellison. | Molly Riley/AP

Tomorrow, I, along with Democrats in Illinois and across the country, will be hitting the pavement to talk to our neighbors — it’s our national Resistance Summer Day of Action.

This is critically important, and we’re going to have a lot of fun, too. So grab your friends, lace up your tennis shoes, and commit to canvass tomorrow with our new, easy-to-use Knock 10 app.

Resistance Summer is all about bringing our communities together to stand up to those who want to rig the system against working families. Whether that means stopping the Senate Republicans’ health care repeal bill, taking on Betsy DeVos’ attacks on public education, or fighting back against whatever the GOP is up to at the state and local level, we’re resisting.

But it’s not all about holding Trump accountable. We also need to elect Democrats who will put the middle class and working families first. So we need everyone who can to stand up and be a voice for Democratic values tomorrow — expanding opportunity, better wages, affordable health care, and secure retirement. Let’s hit as many doors and reach as many voters as we can. There’s too much on the line not to go all-in.

Keith Ellison, D, Mich., is also vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.


Rep. Keith Ellison
Rep. Keith Ellison

Rep. Ellison has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007. The Fifth Congressional District is the most vibrant and diverse district in Minnesota with a rich history and traditions.The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. Rep. Ellison's philosophy is one of "generosity and inclusiveness." His roots as a community activist and his message of inclusivity through democratic participation resonates throughout the Fifth District. His priorities in Congress are: promoting peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and civil and human rights.