Ellison to Hold Forum on Voting Rights

The event is today at 3 p.m.

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is hosting an interfaith forum on voting rights this afternoon at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis.

The event will address why issues of voting rights are important for members of any faith, according to a press release from Ellison's staff.

Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Law, will be a featured guest.

All are welcome to attend. The forum starts at 3 p.m. The church is located at 2507 Bryant Ave. N.

Ellison Chats Middle East with MinnPost

The congressman had a recent interview with MinnPost in which he said, "I honestly don't believe most people in the Middle East hate America."

Ellison also discussed how he thought the country should respond to the attacks in Libya. You can read the full interview here.

Three Debates in the Works

After a spirted debate at the Minnesota State Fair, it appears that Ellison and Republican challenger Chris Fields will debate three more times before Election Day, according to an Ellison staffer.

Debate times and dates have not been announced. Stay tuned to Patch for updates and full coverage.

Greg Staffa September 24, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Keith Ellison believes that all have a voice as long as the voice matches his. If Keith Ellison can't keep his word to a homeless man who will he keep his word to? http://www.gregstaffa.com/Greg_Staffa/Blog/Entries/2012/9/20_Keith_Ellison.html
Michael Rose September 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Regarding the last two comments: This post originally contained a preview of a voting rights forum being held Monday afternoon. With that event having passed, we pulled out the preview.
Raj Pillai September 25, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Who are you kidding, Mr. Ellison...?? Why are we even there??? Who cares about the Middle East? Bring our troops back like you promised!!!
Kathy Rendall October 05, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Ellison you are simply unbelieveable. Who are you kidding?? I think your conclusion here is based on the fact that you SAY you're a Muslim. However, I've never met a true devot Muslim, who supports gay marriage. It's clear, you've turned in to a career politican and will say anything to remain in office. You won't get my vote, ever.
Amy Paddock October 08, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Kathy, being Muslim in America? First, Keith hasn't always been Muslim, and second, Yes - there are Muslims who do support equal rights for gay including marriage. Just like there are many different opinions who have different ideas, it can also be true for Muslims. Pretty much, it means that no matter religion you aspire to, you can have an opinion and say you support it.


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