Endorsements

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

 

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.”

Ameya Pawar 2014

 

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.”

 

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.”