First Muslim Elected to Congress is Ready to Serve

Gibney, Shannon
January 2007
Crisis (15591573);Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p7
An interview with Keith Ellison, who became the first Muslim elected to U.S. Congress and Minnesota's first African American representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, is presented. His first goal is to have the most responsive, effective local district office. He also wants to increase the minimum wage, repair the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, and promote peace between the U.S. and Iraq. He explains some of the major issues in Minnesota's 5th Congressional district.


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