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Keith Ellison

Ellison brings movement politics to the Hill

While other Democratic members of Congress might sometimes profess their solidarity with a particular social movement, the CPC has taken steps to blur the line between electoral politics and movement organizing. According to Rep. Ellison, that's all part of a conscious strategy. "We really see ourselves as the legislative wing of the progressive movement," he said during a panel at the progressive convention Netroots Nation in late July.

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