Kari Moe

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Kari Moe was a deputy mayor under Harold Washington in Chicago.

Working for Keith Ellison

As at August 24, 2010, Kari Moe served on Congressman Keith Ellison's staff.[1] Keith Ellison is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of Minnesota who is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Wellstone Action

In 2009 Kari Moe was listed as a member of the Advisory Board[2] of Wellstone Action, a Minnesota based organization based on the political legacy[3] of that state’s late ‘progressive” Senator Paul Wellstone.

Wellstone Action and Wellstone Action Fund combine to form a national center for training and leadership development for the progressive movement. Founded in January 2003, Wellstone Action's mission is to honor the legacy of Paul and Sheila Wellstone by continuing their work through training, educating, mobilizing and organizing a vast network of progressive individuals and organizations.

Stepping down

May 8, 2017 Press Release Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement announcing Kari Moe will step down as Chief of Staff and that Donna Cassutt will take over:

"When I was first elected to Congress, many of my friends and colleagues said the one thing I had to do was hire a great Chief of Staff. For more than 10 years, Kari has been more than great. She has been irreplaceable. Her experience working for two of my personal heroes, Senator Paul Wellstone, and Mayor Harold Washington, assured that she would bring a commitment to progressive values, activism, and organizing skill. Kari has exceeded all expectations in her role as lead staffer for my office. She has, perhaps more than anyone, shaped my Congressional career. She has helped us serve the 5th Congressional District, advance our policy agenda, and build the work of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. We have worked together every step of the way and I have appreciated her leadership. I will miss her and know she will continue to advance our agenda in her future work with young leaders.

"With Donna Cassutt stepping in as my new Chief of Staff, my office will continue to advance our commitment to the politics of generosity and inclusion. Like Kari, Donna brings a history of organizing and activism, previously serving as the Executive Director of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and the Associate Chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Her deep ties to Minnesota and knowledge of fighting for working people means that Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will continue seeing the level of representation and service they are accustomed to. I am excited that she will be joining my DC Office and I look forward to her leadership.[4]

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