Ellison's message to Dems: Expand and mobilize

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Eric Black MinnPost photo by Bill KelleyRep. Keith EllisonAt a University of Minnesota forum Wednesday, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison of Minneapolis, the new deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (after losing a close race for chair to Tom Perez), gave a folksy and feisty overview of how sees the road ahead for Democrats after the party’s many staggering setbacks of 2016.His basic message: Expand the Democratic Party and mobilize all progressives (including those who voted for the Green Party ticket in 2016) to unify behind the only party that can bring positive change for impoverished and working-class and middle-class Americans.Sixty-three percent of U.S. households have $500 or less in savings, Ellison said; an...

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