Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison kicks off statewide listening tour in Duluth

At first in series of statewide listening sessions last night, Northeast Minnesotans share concerns and struggles with affording their lives

December 5, 2018 (DULUTH) — In Duluth last night, Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison kicked off the first in a series of listening sessions that he will be holding across Minnesota in December and January.

“As the People’s Lawyer, I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Minnesotans by using the powers and platform of the attorney general to help them afford their lives and live with dignity. The first step to standing shoulder to shoulder with Minnesotans is finding out where they stand,” AG-elect Ellison said. “That’s why I’m holding listening sessions around the state: to build on everything I heard during the campaign in order to make sure the Attorney General’s office is better connected to the people of Minnesota.”

In Duluth last night, speakers from a group of close to 100 attendees told Attorney General-elect Ellison about their concerns and struggles with healthcare access, student debt, mining and jobs, clean water and the environment, workforce safety, and voting rights, among other topics. Ellison also took the time to elaborate on the powers, duties, and opportunities of the office of Attorney General. A Facebook Live video of the listening session is available here.

Attorney General-elect Ellison’s next two listening sessions will take place on Monday, December 17 in Albert Lea, and on Thursday, January 3 in North Minneapolis. Several more listening sessions will be held in various locations throughout Minnesota during the month of January, after Ellison as sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019.

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