Ellsberg endorses Solomon

09/21/2011

Daniel Ellsberg, the anti-war and First Amendment advocate who leaked the historic Pentagon Papers, has formally endorsed democratic Congressional candidate and Inverness Park resident Norman Solomon and will join him on the campaign trail at a $200-a-head fundraising event on September 22, at a private residence in Mill Valley.  The pair has collaborated on speaking engagements for a number of years, and Ellsberg penned the introduction to Solomon’s 2007 book, Made Love, Got War. “For years I’ve trusted and relied on Norman Solomon’s judgments on political action more than my own or others,’” Ellsberg said in a statement. “No one could better represent me in Congress: Norman’s values and priorities are virtually identical to mine, and I don’t know anyone who would pursue them in Congress as effectively, energetically and eloquently.”