Population Connection Action Fund Endorses Marie Newman for U.S. House in the 3rd District of Illinois

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2018

We are proud to endorse Marie Newman in the race to represent the 3rd District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives. We need representatives like Ms. Newman: someone who understands the need to invest in people; who will fight for equality, autonomy and dignity; and who will stand against the daily assaults coming from the White House.

Dan Lipinski has failed to resist Donald Trump’s agenda of callous cruelty and stunning shortsightedness. Instead, he has stood with the Trump administration as it has systematically dismantled access to contraceptives and reproductive health care across the United States and around the world. This White House and its congressional enablers–like Lipinski—have a clear pattern: make life harder and more dangerous for already vulnerable and marginalized people.

Marie Newman will work every day for an America that stands with vulnerable people. She will fight for women and girls in the developing world suffering because of Trump’s disgraceful Global Gag Rule. She will fight for refugee women facing the loss of reproductive health care due to Trump’s appalling refusal to release funds through the United Nations Population Fund. She will fight for struggling families who rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for health care. And she will fight for LGBTQ people seeking the chance to live their lives free of violence and hatred.

Marie Newman, unlike Dan Lipinski, will stand tall and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. And we are proud to stand with her.

Contact: Brian Dixon