Barb Kucera, editor of Workday Minnesota, sends a shout out to Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison for standing up to Big Business attacks on his support for the Employee Free Choice Act.
Rep. Keith Ellison could be spending his campaign funds promoting his record and appealing for more votes in the Nov. 4 election. Instead, he’s standing up for the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation to level the playing field for workers’ seeking to join unions.
Truth to tell, the popular first-term Democratic-Farmer-Labor lawmaker doesn’t need to work hard to win re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis. He hasn’t been resting on his laurels either, as his campaign has focused on registering new voters, reaching out to under-represented communities and building support for other Democrats, such as presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Senate candidate Al Franken.