Nurses Union Urges Democrats to Pick Ellison
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FEATURING CHARLES IDELSON – Efforts are underway in the wake of the presidential election to sway the Democratic party leftward versus continuing on its path of moderate to centrist liberalism. The National Nurses United (NNU), who, during the Primary election, threw its weight behind Bernie Sanders, are now lobbying hard for the leadership of Keith Ellison.
Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota, says he will leave his position if he is elected to lead the Democratic National Committee. Ellison was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. While he is now being painted as an anti-Semite and critic of Israel by the Anti Defamation League, the NNU and many other progressives, have dismissed the accusations.
Charles Idelson, Communications Director with National Nurses United and California Nurses Association.