Keith Ellison is the first Muslim to serve in the US Congress. He is the representative for the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives. Ellison has been an outspoken advocate for American Muslims, and his trips to the Muslim world–such as his visit to Palestine in the aftermath of the Israeli attacks in 2009–have garnered international support for his outreach to the Muslim world. In 2017, he was elected as Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee by a unanimous vote of DNC members.
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