Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was the first Muslim elected to Congress. That wasn’t why he ran, however. Quite simply, he entered politics because he wanted to make a difference—to contribute to the future of his children, his community, and his country. Since being elected in 2007, Rep. Ellison has been a strong defender of civil and human rights and helped raise awareness and understanding of the diversity and contributions of American Muslim communities.
Rep. Ellison’s new memoir, My Country, ’Tis of Thee, contains personal stories and recollections, as well as deeply felt insights on the ever-changing face of America: his “sweet land of liberty.” Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation between Tom Perriello and Rep. Ellison on his new book and the issues it explores.
Copies of My Country, ’Tis of Thee will be available for purchase at the event.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Tom Perriello, President & CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.