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Congressman Keith Ellison Scores 100% Peace Record

Media Advisory:

Congressman Keith Ellison

 

For Immediate Release                   Contact: Rick Jauert

Tuesday, May 12, 2009                   202.225.4755

                                                                                        Rick.Jauert@mail.house.gov

 

Ellison Scores 100% Peace Record

 

“Outspoken Advocate for a Just, Diplomatic Foreign Policy”

 

 

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis) received a 100% voting record on peace and security issues according to Peace Action West, a grassroots organization that advocates ‘the best values of the American people.’

“I am honored by the recognition given me by Peace Action West for my advocacy of peace, human rights, and genuine security issues.  When I first came to the Congress, I did so as an advocate for peace, economic prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and civil and human rights.  I remain vigorously committed to these issues,” Ellison stated.

Ellison was one of only fifty-eight Members of Congress who received 100% on Peace Action West’s scorecard.  Members were rated on ten issues including: missile defense funding, torture and military aid, reducing wasteful military spending to fund human needs, and the true cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We are happy to honor Representative Ellison’s strong voting record on critical peace and security issues,” said Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action West.  “Our supporters appreciate that he not only votes the right way, but is an outspoken advocate for a just, diplomatic foreign policy that will truly make Americans and the world safer.  We look forward to working with Representative Ellison and our supporters in Minnesota to promote a foreign policy based on strategic cooperation and human rights.”

Peace Action West’s scorecard can be viewed at:  http://www.peaceactionwest.org/congressvotes

 

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Rick Jauert
Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director
Congressman Keith Ellison
5th Congressional District - Minnesota
202-225-4755
202-225-4886 (f)
rick.jauert@mail.house.gov
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"Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people"

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.



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