Join MCN policy staff for a virtual conversation with Attorney General Keith Ellison. Attorney General Ellison is the chief legal officer of the State of Minnesota. The Office provides legal representation to over 100 state agencies, boards, and commissions and represents the State of Minnesota. This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the Attorney General’s office and how they interact with nonprofits. We will also be taking questions during the event.
This event will be hosted by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Minnesota Council on Foundations.
The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method.
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was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019. As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion.
Before being elected to Congress, Attorney General Ellison served four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Prior to entering elective office, he spent 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil-rights and defense law, including five years as executive director of the Legal Rights Center. As the leader of this public-interest law firm, he oversaw a team of attorneys focused on delivering justice for Minnesotans who had nowhere else to turn. He was also a noted community activist.
Attorney General Ellison received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. He is the proud father of four adult children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Amirah. He is the first African American and the first Muslim American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota.