Champaign County Democrats endorse Congressman Keith Ellison for DNC Chair
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Champaign, IL – On Wednesday, January 25, the Champaign County Democratic Central Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse the candidacy of Keith Ellison to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. On the weekend of February 24, members of the Democratic National Committee will meet and vote to determine the new DNC chair at the DNC's Winter Meeting. 
Democratic precinct committeemen who supported the resolution to endorse Keith Ellison included Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, Urbana City Clerk Phyllis Clark, Party Chair Maryam Ar-Raheem, Urbana Aldermen Aaron Ammons and Eric Jakobsson, County Board Member Josh Hartke, former Urbana Alderman Ruth Wyman and former County Board Members Jan Anderson and Robert Naiman.
In declaring their support for Keith Ellison to lead the DNC, Champaign County Democrats join the Democratic Party of DuPage County and Kankakee County Democratic Party, as well as U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, State Rep. Carol Ammons, State Party Vice-Chair Karen Yarbrough, U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky, and the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. 
On January 18, Members of Congress wrote to the Ambassador of Brazil, expressing deep concern about the current state of democracy and human rights in Brazil.
The letter is here.
Link to this file:
MoveOn petition: Stand with Keith - and condemn the smear campaign against him
Key Keith documents:
Keith statement on Medium:
“As a Jewish refugee from the former Soviet Union, and as someone who’s worked closely with Keith Ellison for years, I know Keith Ellison represents the diverse and inclusive vision the Democratic Party needs to stand for, and I know his commitment to a 50-state deep organizing strategy that the DNC needs.”
Given that U.S. policy at the international financial institutions reports to the Secretary of the Treasury, Just Foreign Policy asked U.S. advocates concerned with U.S. policy in Honduras: what questions would you like to ask candidates for Secretary of the Treasury concerning U.S. policy in Honduras?
Some Resolutions and Statements against DAPL
Labor Unions and bodies:
Statement by the CWA Committee on Human Rights in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
ATU condemns attacks on Standing Rock Sioux and Opposes Dakota Access Pipeline
Nurses Applaud Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Call for Permanent End to Project
The following Senators voted against tabling a motion to stop the sale of $1.15 billion in tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Effectively, these Senators were voicing opposition to the sale.
Reps. Conyers and others put out the following press release on the letter. A PDF of the letter is here.
Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Karen Bass (CA-37), and Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-7).
An updated PDF of the letter is here.
For Immediate Release:
Text of statement of the Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Office of International Justice and Peace
3211 FOURTH STREET NE • WASHINGTON DC 20017-1194 • 202-541-3160 WEBSITE: WWW.USCCB.ORG/JPHD • FAX 202-541-3339
HR 5293 — Conyers Amendment on Blocking of Funds Related to Transfer of Cluster Munitions
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urges support for the Conyers amendment blocking funds from being used to transfer or authorize the transfer of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia.
(The PDF is here.)