NARAL stands with Marie Newman in 3rd District Congressional race
NARAL Stands With Marie Newman as Ballot Signatures Submitted in IL-03. NARAL Volunteers Gathered Signatures From Voters Across The 3rd to Support Pro-Choice Champion
NARAL Pro-Choice America congratulated Marie Newman today as she submitted signatures to qualify for the ballot in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district. The Newman campaign filed 3,720 signatures from voters across the district today, showing strong support for Newman’s pro-choice, progressive leadership. Impressively, Newman’s campaign collected far more than the 786 signature threshold required to put a candidate’s name on the ballot. The collection efforts were driven exclusively by volunteers, with over 115 individuals turning out.
“NARAL members are excited to support Marie Newman as she fights to bring true progressive leadership to the US Congress,” said Maya Hixson, Senior Communications Manager at NARAL Pro-Choice America. “Marie’s opponent, Congressman Dan Lipinski, is out-of-touch with voters, and has pushed his own fringe ideology at the expense of Illinois’ hardworking families. The number of petitions filed today shows that voters are sick and tired of Congressman Lipinski’s failed leadership and that enthusiasm is growing for Marie’s campaign.”
NARAL endorsed Newman last week, when it joined other progressive leaders on the ground in Chicago to formally announce their support for the candidate as she takes on anti-choice, anti-LGBT incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski. After the endorsement, NARAL launched the Let’s #DumpDan campaign to highlight how out-of-step Lipinski’s fringe agenda is with the voters of the 3rd district, which voted for Hillary Clinton by 15 points in 2016. The Democratic primary will be on March 20th.