Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Services For Constituents

As Member of Congress, I work closely with my able staff to serve the people of the Fifth District of Minnesota. Congressional offices customarily provide a wide range of services for constituents, and my web site should be a good starting point to see what we have to offer. If you are from the fifth district and you have any questions, or need help with something that is not listed on our web site, please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff.

Federal Agency Casework Assistance

Our office is able to help constituents with problems you may be having with a federal agency. Our office has four caseworkers who operate out of our district office. While we cannot force an agency to act in your favor, we can frequently intervene to facilitate the processes involved and gain a fair hearing for your case, and sometimes advocate for a favorable outcome.


Visiting Washington, DC & Tours

A multitude of tours can be arranged for constituents in the Washington D.C. area. These include the U.S. Capitol, The White House, The U.S. Supreme Court, The Pentagon, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and much more.


Flag Requests

American flags may be purchased by Fifth District residents at-cost through our Washington, D.C. office. Residents may also request to have a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol building to celebrate a special occasion or in recognition of a individual or a group, even on a specific date. A certificate suitable for framing is included with the flag.


Electronic Newsletter

I send out an electronic newsletter on a regular basis so that folks in the district can keep abreast of what I'm doing in Washington, D.C. as well as get updates of events in the Fifth District. If this is something you are interested in, please sign up below.


Voter Registration

All Minnesota residents who are eligible to vote may register at any point before or on Election Day. The Minnesota Secretary of State's website has more information about requirements and eligibility for registering to vote, or you can call the Secretary of State's Election Office at 1-877-600-8683 during normal business hours if you have questions.


Federal Grant Resources

Information, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, gives guidance and Internet resources on Federal grants and nonfinancial assistance, as well as on private foundation funding. The Slide show "Grants Information for Constituents" provides overview and tips, reviews key sources, and demonstrates doing a typical grants request.



The Office of Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for enthusiastic interns for our Washington and Minneapolis offices. We are seeking highly motivated individuals ready to play a vital role in a fast-paced office environment while learning about Congress and the Federal Government. This is a great way of earning valuable experience and helping to make a difference by serving the people of the Fifth District of Minnesota.


Military Academy Resources

Each year my office receives numerous inquiries concerning nominations to the United States Service Academies. I am pleased to provide the following information for constituents who may be interested in a service academy appointment.