Endorsements

Marie Newman is proud to partner with, and be endorsed by, multiple organizations and individuals at the national and local level.

 

 

Senator Bernie Sanders 

Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Bernie is the the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. “Marie Newman has made it clear that she will be a champion for working families in Illinois, which is why I am proud to support her campaign,” said Senator Sanders. “In Congress, Marie will fight for Medicare for All, a $15 an hour minimum wage, and providing workers with benefits such as paid sick leave, while protecting Medicare and Social Security. She will defend women’s rights, LGBT rights and ensure immigrants have a safe path to citizenship. I am proud to stand with Marie and look forward to continuing to fight alongside her on these and other critical issues once she’s elected to Congress.”

 

LPAC 

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice. “Marie Newman’s true progressive values make her a clear choice in this race,” said Ana Cruz, Board Member of LPAC. “Newman is in a race against an anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant opponent in the primary and it’s time District 3 has a progressive Democrat who values and represents a diverse constituency and an inclusive legislative agenda,” concluded Cruz. “Marie Newman is on target on every progressive issue LPAC cares about – she is exactly the kind of candidate we need in 2018 and will provide much-needed progressive leadership in Congress,” said Urvashi Vaid, Interim Executive Director of LPAC. “Core issues from gun control to health care and civil rights will be front and center in the new Congress and it is time to get the country back on track,” concluded Vaid.

 

Americans for Self-Rule 

Americans for Self-Rule is a non-profit Political Action Committee founded to protect the democratic will of DC residents from Congressional overreach and to promote the District’s right to independent, democratic self-governance. “We are happy to endorse Marie, as a competitor to Congressman Lipinski,” said Lynette Craig, President. “The Congressman has spent far too much of his time in Washington, DC, attempting to thwart our local reproductive rights laws, so that he could win points with anti-choice donors. He should have been focusing on legislation that mattered to the people who elected him and we are certain that the people of Illinois 3rd District will be better served by Ms. Newman.”

March On 

March On is a political organization comprised of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state, and local levels to impact elections and take our country in a better direction. MARCH ON is not affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. “Marie Newman reflects the values and priorities of this district, pure and simple,” said MARCH ON board president Jaquie Algee. “Her commitment to protecting the rights of all, fighting big money in politics, and supporting a woman’s right to choose are of the highest importance for our district and the country and we are proud to support her.”

National Organization for Women 

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW-PAC) is the largest grassroots organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. “The National Organization for Women PAC enthusiastically endorses Marie Newman,” Michelle Fadeley, Illinois NOW President, said. “Marie Newman will be a passionate advocate for women’s healthcare including reproductive rights, protecting the rights LGBTQIA citizens, and improving women’s equality in the workplace by addressing the pay gap and affordable childcare.”

 

National Association of Social Workers 

National Association of Social Workers – Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-PACE) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. “The National Association of Social Workers – Political Action for Candidate Election is proud to endorse Marie Newman for Congress, said Mary Jane Lundgren, RN, MSW, NASW-PACE Trustees Chair. “Newman is a strong proponent of many social work issues including reproductive choice, LGBT equality, and support for working families.”

Illinois Postal Workers Union and American Postal Workers Union Local #6266  

Illinois Postal Workers Union (IPWU) and American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local #6266 have fought for dignity and respect on the job for the workers we represent, as well as for decent pay and benefits and safe working conditions. “On behalf of IPWU President Bob Gunter and the entire IPWU executive board we’d like to share our wholehearted endorsement of Marie Newman as the Congresswoman for IL-3,” said IPWU Executive board member Ed Maurer. “Marie has shown us her complete support for not only postal workers issues but union members issues as well. Marie will not only run as a labor friendly democrat but will vote as one and she has our support in this race. Also, APWU local #6266 stands with Marie Newman as a dependable advocate for postal worker and union rights. Marie has shown her willingness to not only protect our workers but advance them as well. APWU #6266 stands with Marie Newman as a Democrat in deed not just word.”

Indivisible Chicago – South Side 

Indivisible Chicago – South Side has a mission of Indivisible Chicago – South Side is to unite south siders to fight for progressive values by exerting grassroots influence on our elected officials. “Marie is an accomplished entrepreneur and community leader who will bring progressive values to Washington,” said Doug Bishop. “Marie is the only candidate who will fight for women’s access to reproductive healthcare, for equal rights for the LGBTQ community, and for healthcare for all. She opposes big money in politics and will work to support small businesses and a living wage for working class families.”

Indivisible LG/LGP 

Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park are a group of LG/LGP women and men who are connecting and sharing thoughts/ideas/tactics for how to take action against the Trump agenda. “We are proud to support Marie in her endeavor to bring true Democratic values back to the Third District of Illinois,” said Lara Taylor.

 

Indivisible Brookfield 

Indivisible Brookfield are a locally based branch of Indivisible. Indivisible Brookfield are focused on local issues, while supporting a Progressive agenda and Progressive candidates. “Working families need Marie Newman. Women need Marie Newman. DREAMers need Marie Newman. It is time for the people of IL-3 to have a congressperson who is in touch with their needs, who is going to work with them and fight for them. That is Marie Newman,” said Mitzi Norton.

 

Indivisible Western Springs 

Indivisible Western Springs are residents of Western Springs and surrounding communities, and they stand indivisible against the Trump agenda. “It became clear that Marie is the candidate who will fight for a progressive future for La Grange,” said Abby McEntee. “We’re excited to endorse her as her future constituents.”

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Our Revolution 

Our Revolution is the next step for Bernie Sanders’ movement, which fights to transform America and advance the progressive agenda that we believe in. “Marie Newman will be a champion for all workers, black, brown, and white, in the U.S. House,” said Larry Cohen, Board Member. “Our Revolution is proud to back Marie’s campaign because she will be a strong advocate for Medicare for All, protecting Social Security, and a $15 minimum wage. Between now and Election Day, Our Revolution members will be organizing to make sure she is the next House Representative for Illinois 3rd Congressional District.”

 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is a nonprofit, non-partisan group. PPAF is backed by more than 10 million activists, donors, and other supporters all working to advance access to sexual health care and defend reproductive rights. PPAF fights back when anti-abortion politicians and their extremist allies try to outlaw abortion, take away access to affordable birth control, and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers. “Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to endorse Marie Newman for the U.S. House of Representatives. Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District needs a champion who will fight for women’s rights and access to reproductive health care. Newman trusts women and knows that women are the best ones to make their own health care decisions — not politicians in Congress,” said PPAF President Cecile Richards. “In contrast, Dan Lipinski has time and time again tried to take away women’s access to health care. He voted multiple times to ban abortion, block patients from coming to Planned Parenthood health centers for care, and cut women’s essential health care benefits. Dan Lipinski’s views on women’s health are akin to those of President Trump and Vice President Pence – extreme, dangerous, and woefully out of touch. It’s clear that the people of Illinois’ 3rd District cannot afford to have someone like Lipinski in office. Instead they need a champion like Marie Newman, who will fight for the patients who depend on Planned Parenthood health centers.”

 

 

 

EMILY’s List 

EMILY’s List has a vision to be a driving force of change in America. By electing more pro-choice Democratic women to national, state and local office, EMILY’s List will consistently infuse our government with leaders who will drive change. EMILY’s List is committed to driving progressive change throughout our country by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office. “With this Congress intent on ripping fundamental rights and autonomy away from women, it is critical that we elect leaders who stand with us. That is why we are endorsing Marie Newman for Congress,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Shriock. “Throughout her career, Marie has worked to improve her community and advocate on behalf of children and families. Her record is unimpeachable. As a small businesswoman and nonprofit executive, Marie has shown that she will not back down from a challenge – a trait that will serve her well when fighting for the families of the 3rd District in Washington. The reality is that Dan Lipinski has not shown himself to be a leader that women and families can depend on. He has put women’s reproductive health care in jeopardy and sought to end protections against discrimination. This is not an acceptable way to govern – and it’s certainly not what the people of Illinois’ 3rd District deserve. We support Marie Newman in this election and urge the voters in this district to join us. With Trump and Congressional Republicans working around the clock to take us backwards, we need an ally like Marie fighting for progress. It’s time for change.”

 

Illinois Federation of Teachers 

The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) is made up of more than 100,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees. More than 5,000 IFT members live in the 3rd congressional district of Illinois. “IFT is proud to endorse Marie Newman for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd District and know she will be a tireless champion for women and working families in our communities,” said IFT President Dan Montgomery. “Dan Lipinski has been no friend to public schools or our students, voting to block regulation of for-profit colleges while supporting numerous school voucher programs and so-called ‘education reform’ efforts. Now more than ever, we need someone who will stand up for what’s right in Washington, and that is Marie Newman.”

SEIU IL State Council 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois Council is widely regarded as an ardent champion of working people; representing members in child care, property services, the public sector and health care related industries – fields that contribute to the overall prosperity of state and local economies. The Council exists to protect and bolster a standard of living for members and their families by bargaining for good labor contracts and bringing the benefits of SEIU membership to non-union employees. “Congressman Lipinski’s refusal to support a $15 minimum wage for working people shows how deeply out of touch he is with the working families of his district,” said SEIU Illinois State Council President Tom Balanoff. “Whether it’s voting against Obamacare or voting for restrictions on a woman’s right to choose, it is clear Congressman Lipinski does not share the progressive values of his constituents. SEIU is proud to join a long list of progressive leaders and organizations in endorsing Marie Newman for Congress.”

#VOTEPROCHOICE 

#VOTEPROCHOICE is a radically inclusive political engagement platform focused on electing pro-choice champions up and down the ballot. In 2018, they launched the ROEvolution, to endorse and elect over 300 pro-choice champions across the country.  “There’s only one real Democrat in this race and that’s Marie Newman,” said Heidi Sieck CEO and Co-founder of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a radically inclusive political engagement platform working to elect pro-choice champions up and down the ballot. “Marie has been a champion for women and families in Illinois for decades. We are honored to endorse her to represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Marie really understands how fundamental healthcare access is, including reproductive health and freedom, in her district and in our country. The people of the 3rd district deserve new representation by someone who reflects the values of her community as well as Democratic Party.”

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Congressman Ro Khanna 

Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He is an outspoken opponent of corporate funding and a strong advocate for campaign finance reform, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). “Already our party and country are reaching new heights with over 25,000 women running for office. While each of these women is uniquely qualified, one has inspired me to really get involved and do what we can to help her win – Marie Newman of IL-03,” said Rep. Khanna. “I am proud to endorse Marie Newman because of her strong stand on women’s rights and progressive values.”

 

J Street PAC 

J Street PAC was established in 2008 as the first-ever federal political action committee (PAC) to explicitly promote American leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The PAC’s goal is to demonstrate the depth and breadth of political support that exists for candidates who speak out in favor of a diplomacy-first approach to advancing US interests in the Middle East and promoting peace and security for Israel. Congressman Lipinski was one of only 25 Democrats who voted against the Iran nuclear agreement in 2015. Marie Newman is confident that a two-state solution is the answer to reaching a peaceful end to the ongoing conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. She understands the grave threat that a nuclear Iran poses for the stability of the region and US security and has said that implementing the JCPOA will be a key priority for her once elected to Congress.

National Women’s Political Caucus 

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government. In addition to financial donations, the Caucus offers campaign training for candidates and campaign managers, as well as technical assistance and advice. “I look forward to seeing Marie elected to Congress,” said Donna Lent, NWPC President, “Her tenacity for equality will not only further women’s right, but also the rights of many underrepresented people.”

Will County Progressives 

Will County Progressives developed out of a shared vision for social justice, equal opportunity, community investment, and a sustainable future. With a focus on the needs of our community, the Will County Progressives continue to build on the legacy of Bernie Sanders, answering his call for millions of people to become involved in the political process. “We are proud and excited to announce we are endorsing Marie Newman for Congress. Marie is a Democrat running in the 3rd Congressional district. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, and an excellent representative of a progressive Democrat,” said Will County Progressives in a statement. “We will be hosting weekly phone banks and canvasses to help her win her primary. She is not only our choice, but our recommendation.”

Our Revolution Illinois 

Our Revolution Illinois was established by people who organized Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Illinois. Our Revolution’s primary mission is to support political candidates who will change the perilous direction Illinois, Chicago, and America are headed. “Marie Newman has been a tireless champion who fights every day for working families. We are confident that as a member of Congress, she will work to advance human rights for all, fight for $15 per hour, Medicare for All, immigration reform, and for free college tuition,” said Clem Balanoff, Chair of Our Revolution Illinois. “Our Revolution Illinois will put people in precincts, make phone calls, and activate our members in support of Marie’s candidacy.”

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Citizen Action/Illinois 

Citizen Action/Illinois is the state’s largest public interest organization. Building on over two decades of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. “Marie Newman will be a champion for women’s reproductive rights, equal rights, high-quality health care and the rights of working people who feel like their voices are not being heard in Congress. Marie’s unique combination of small business and non-profit experience means she will hit the ground running in Washington,” said Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director.

 

LEAP Forward 

Local Engagement Aiding Progressives Forward (LEAP Forward) highlights lawmakers who have done exemplary work on gun safety legislation, as well as targeting districts represented by those who have not. “When the opportunity arises to replace a Democrat with another that will be more pro-active…, we feel compelled to speak up,” said LEAP. “In this case, we endorse Marie Newman in her primary race because we are sure that she will do exactly what our hope is for this project – provide better representation for the majority of Americans that believe in gun regulation.”

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez 

Luis Gutiérrez has worked tirelessly to improve Illinois’ 4th District since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992. Congressman Gutiérrez has worked diligently to fix our nation’s broken immigration system and keep American families together – he’s been at the center of every major legislative debate on immigration reform. “As public servants, our top priority is to put the best interests of the hardworking Illinois families we represent first. Unfortunately, Dan Lipinski has not always made that his mission. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Marie Newman in her bid to represent Illinois’ third district. Marie will fight for the reproductive freedom of all Illinois families, protect immigrants and our Dreamers and fight to give all hardworking families their best shot,” said Gutiérrez.

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky 

Jan Schakowsky is a fighter for working families and a tireless advocate for universal healthcare. Congresswoman Schakowsky has represented the 9th Congressional District since 1999 and has been a proud supporter of marriage equality, comprehensive immigration reform, and for a woman’s right to choose. “The people of Illinois’ 3rd district want a pro-health care, pro-immigrant, pro-woman, pro-LGBTQ Member of Congress to represent them in Washington. Unfortunately, the current Member does not reflect those values, which is why I am endorsing Marie Newman for Congress, ” said Schakowsky, “Marie Newman is a bold progressive with real experience fighting bullies, just like the one in the White House. We need more women like Marie Newman in Congress.”

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Pueblo Sin Fronteras / Familia Latina Unida 

Pueblo Sin Fronteras / Familia Latina Unida was formed primarily by undocumented Mexican Catholics whose efforts to organize their own community and provide a better education for their children were opposed by the neighborhood Catholic Church. They were active in their church and depended on their faith – but they wanted a church that would support their efforts. “Marie Newman is the clear choice for strong leadership for immigrant families in the 3rd Congressional district,” said Pastor Emma Lozano. “For too long, the 3rd has had anti-immigrant and anti-women’s health representation. And it’s time for a strong progressive like Marie to represent the true values of the community.”

Reclaim Chicago 

Reclaim Chicago is a grassroots political organization that endorses, elects, and holds accountable elected officials who put the needs of people and the health of our planet before corporate profits. Reclaim Chicago is committed to recruiting, training, and supporting people from our communities who share our values and our analysis to run for office. “As a resident of the 3rd District and Co-Chair of the Movement Politics Table for Reclaim Chicago, I am excited for us to be endorsing Marie Newman for Congress,” said Quade Gallagher. “We need a strong, bold vision for the 3rd District to ensure that the dignity of people of our community is upheld and fought for on the national stage, and Marie is the candidate for that vision.”

National Nurses United 

National Nurses United (NNU) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses with more than with 150,000 RNs across the country, including 6,500 in Illinois. “Americans trust nurses and nurses trust Marie Newman to be deeply committed to our nurses values: caring, compassion, and community,” said Martese Chism, RN, and member of the Board of Directors of National Nurses Organizing Committee, NNU’s Illinois affiliate. “Medicare for All can make the difference between life and death for millions of our patients and Marie’s passion for campaign finance reform will place the voices of people over the money of corporations.”

Alderman Ameya Pawar 

Ameya Pawar is a progressive alderman and current member of the Chicago City Council. Pawar joins a growing list of progressive people and institutions who are lending their support to Newman’s campaign. “Marie Newman is a fighter committed to social justice. You see, while politicians like Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump bully people and communities with their divisive politics, Marie has been recognized nationally for her efforts to combat bullying in schools,” said Ameya Pawar. “She’s worked for many years to promote common sense gun reforms and as an advocate for cancer research. Marie’s candidacy presents us with a choice: elect a progressive who believes we rise and fall together, or continue with more of the same entrenched and divisive politics. This is what makes her candidacy compelling and inspiring. By supporting Marie, we are supporting an agenda for all of us. An agenda which includes more funding for public education, Medicare for All, and greater support for working families across our nation. The choice couldn’t be clearer.”

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Gloria Steinem 

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. “We need effective, principled fighters who can put an end to this president’s unilateral actions by stopping them in Congress – and that’s what Marie Newman will do. It’s what she stands for. She is unafraid of doing what’s right, even in this time when it isn’t easy. Too many times, Dan Lipinski has voted to deprive citizens of healthcare, to oppose immigrant’s rights, to de-fund Planned Parenthood, to suppress contraception, to oppose marriage equality, and to deny the rights of LGBTQ Americans. He is not a Democrat or even a supporter of human rights.”

 

Feminist Majority 

The Feminist Majority is dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. “The Feminist Majority is proud to endorse Marie Newman to represent the 3rd District of Illinois in the United States House of Representatives. Newman will fight to protect, improve and expand access to healthcare for all people, including defending women’s health clinics and a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health decisions. From gun safety, to protecting the environment, to advocating for paid family leave, Marie Newman is the feminist choice and will be a strong voice for Illinois in the United States House of Representatives.”

 

American Women’s Party 

The American Women’s Party (AWP) is an advocacy group fighting for equal representation, participation, and policy development for women in the Democratic Party. “The American Women’s Party enthusiastically endorses Marie Newman based on her strong platform supporting a women’s right to bodily autonomy, LGBTQ rights, healthcare expansion, and gun sense laws. Newman is challenging anti-choice candidate Dan Lipinski for the Illinois 3rd congressional district seat. Dan Lipinski has consistently voted against women’s rights and opposed LGBTQ rights in the name of ‘religious liberty.’ We can no longer accept Democratic candidates who sideline or oppose the rights of women and LGBTQ people. The American Women’s Party is committed to endorsing strong candidates like Newman who will fight for the rights of women and marginalized groups.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America 

NARAL Pro-Choice America engages in the fight for reproductive freedom for every person in every state. Each day, NARAL works to organize and mobilize to protect that freedom by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave and protections from pregnancy discrimination. “Time is up for Congressman Lipinski. For too long, Dan Lipinski has ignored the needs of working families across Illinois, by pushing his fringe ideological agenda at the expense of women and families across the state,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Congressman Lipinski is way out of step with his constituents and with Democratic party principles when it comes to women’s rights, LGBT equality, and the basic freedoms that Americans hold dear. In contrast, Marie Newman holds equality and self-determination as non-negotiable and will fight for all of our rights, including our reproductive freedom. NARAL members are proud to stand with Marie Newman as she fights to give Illinois families a voice in Congress.”

 

Human Rights Campaign 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. “The people of greater Chicago deserve a leader who will stand up for every resident and serve as a champion for equality. Marie Newman is that leader, and we are proud to endorse her in this race,” said JoDee Winterhof, Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs at the Human Rights Campaign. “It’s time for new leadership and someone who will fight for full LGBTQ equality in Congress—it’s time for Marie Newman.”

 

MoveOn.org 

MoveOn is the largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the United States. Launched in 1998, MoveOn pioneered online organizing and advocacy techniques that have become standard in politics, nonprofits, and industry in the U.S. and worldwide. “Dan Lipinski is one of the worst Democrats in Congress. He voted against the Affordable Care Act, has consistently opposed a woman’s right to choose, and has sided with Donald Trump in support of his horrific anti-immigrant agenda,” said Matt Blizek, elections mobilization director for MoveOn.org Political Action. “For Democrats to win back the House in 2018, they need to do so with candidates who act like Democrats, not Donald Trump Republicans. That’s why Marie Newman earned more than 90% of the votes cast among the 11,000 MoveOn members in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district. We’re proud to support Marie Newman, who will be a progressive voice to represent the values of Illinois’ 3rd District voters in Congress.”

 

Democracy For America 

Democracy For America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered political action committee committed to transforming the Democratic Party from the ground up. “Democracy for America members are supporting Marie Newman in her race for Congress because Illinois voters deserve a Democratic congressional delegation that is as unflinchingly committed to fighting for abortion rights and LGBT equality as they are to standing up to any other racial and economic injustice,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America. “Congressman Dan Lipinski’s backward, right-wing ideology is profoundly out of step with a twenty-first century Democratic Party and we can’t wait to see him replaced by Marie Newman in the U.S. House.”

 

Progressive Change Campaign Committee 

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. It engages in electoral work and issue advocacy work on democracy issues and for economic populist priorities. “Dan Lipinski may have a D next to his name—but he isn’t a Democrat, and his record proves it. Dan Lipinski opposed the Affordable Care Act, voted with Republicans to gut Wall Street regulations, and voted against student debt relief. In addition to voting with big corporations against working families, he’s consistently undermined the rights of women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Marie Newman is on the side of working people, and will be a champion for issues they talk about across the kitchen table.That’s why we’re proud to endorse Marie Newman in the primary against Dan Lipinski. The people of Illinois deserve a real Democrat and progressive leader who will side with them—not with Wall Street.”

 

Off the Sidelines 

Off the Sidelines is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s call to action to encourage every woman and girl to make their voice heard on the issues they care about. Off the Sidelines believes that if more women are elected to office and have a seat at the decision-making table, the outcomes will be better. Whether it’s in the classroom, the boardroom, Congress, or at home, every woman can affect change in ways both big and small. “We need Marie Newman in Congress so that we have another vote for health care, for women, and for our LGBTQ friends and family,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Marie is willing to stand up for what the constituents of the Third want, which is why she’s gaining so much support in district. I am happy to offer our support to her, too.”

 

Justice Democrats 

Justice Democrats recruit and run Democrats all over the country (starting with Congress). Their belief is that strong Democrats with a real message have the best shot of winning anywhere — even red districts. “We are proud to endorse Marie Newman for Congress because she is unabashed in her support for women’s rights, civil rights, and health care as a right for everyone,” said Saikat Chakrabarti, Executive Director for Justice Democrats. “Bold, unafraid vision is exactly what this country needs right now, and we hope the integrity and leadership that Marie embodies will inspire thousands of others like her to step up and help create the bright future this country could have.”

 

Northside Democracy for America

Northside Democracy for America is a grassroots political organization dedicated to electing “socially progressive, fiscally responsible, ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government.” Northside DFA is registered as a political committee with the state of Illinois, with a steering committee of up to ten members.

 

Daily Kos

Daily Kos is the largest online political community with over 350,000 progressive activists reaching over 3 million people each month, which makes them the #1 place to find liberals online according to Quantcast. Daily Kos has the second most engaged audience of any news and information site and was one of two sites instrumental in driving and sustaining the viral process of political information.

 

Blue America

Blue America PAC is a collaboration between the authors/publishers of DownWithTyranny.com, Hullabaloo.com, and CrooksandLiars.com. Blue America “wants to replace the bipartisan Conservative Consensus in Congress with a strong and activated progressive movement that will serve the needs of ordinary American families, not the 1%, not corporate special interests and not careerist political hacks and their lobbyist buddies.”

 

Hispanic American Labor Council

The Hispanic American Labor Council consists of AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and Independent Union members. “The Hispanic American Labor Council strongly urges its members, family members, and friends of organized labor to give Marie Newman their vote.”