Attorney General-elect Ellison launches statewide listening tour

Keith Ellison

In Duluth 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,” said Ellison. “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 speakers from a group of close to 100 attendees told the attorney general-elect 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 time to elaborate on the powers, duties, and opportunities of the office. A Facebook Live video of the listening session is available at

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

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