Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is in the race for U.S. Senate
Wednesday 13 June @ 14:07:39
by ED FELIEN Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer announced last week that he is actively exploring a campaign for the DFL endorsement for U.S. Senate in 2008.
“This is an urgent time filled with hope and opportunity. We are living in the most important decade in human history because the personal and political choices we make in the next 10 years will determine the quality of life for all future generations,” he said. His campaign website is
Jack was the first to challenge the incumbency of Martin Sabo last year that eventually led to Sabo’s withdrawal and Keith Ellison’s election. His first book, “Hunger for Justice,” was an important resource for progressive organizing in the 1980s. He has spoken out against the Nicaraguan Contras, the El Salvadoran death squads, apartheid in South Africa and the School of the Americas. His latest book, “Saving Christianity from Empire,” describes the U.S. invasion of Iraq as part of Bush’s broader agenda carried out under the banner of God’s will. Since 1992 he has taught Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas as an Associate Professor: “I believe Minnesota citizens and organizations have the creativity and skills to solve pressing problems. We can forge a creative agenda together and model a citizen and partnership-based politics. Solutions are possible but to succeed we need to enact good federal policies. That is why I am initiating this effort to explore running as a DFL candidate in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race.”
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer’s exploratory campaign will include “Listening Sessions” throughout the state. “It is too early to anoint a candidate,” Nelson-Pallmeyer says. “What we need is a statewide conversation about pressing problems and practical solutions.”