A coalition of leading women’s advocacy organizations announced their joint endorsement on Wednesday Jan. 26, 2022 of Congresswoman Marie Newman in her campaign to represent Illinois’ 6th Congressional District. The organizations include the National Women’s Political Caucus, Feminist Majority, and the National Organization for Women PAC (N.O.W. PAC).
“The N.O.W. PAC is proud to endorse Marie Newman and convey the gratitude and appreciation our members feel for her longstanding leadership and vision. She’s always there for women – when they need access to reproductive care, justice for survivors of domestic violence, LGBTQ+ rights, and constitutional equality. We need to keep her in Congress,” said Christian Nunes, N.O.W. PAC Chair.
“The National Women’s Political Caucus is delighted to endorse Marie Newman for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District. We know that in her second term, the congresswoman will continue to fight for women and for the issues most crucial to women’s equality,” said Donna Lent, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
“I have been fighting for reproductive rights for 30 years, and with recent attacks from far-right Republicans set on controlling women, there’s no chance in hell I’m stopping now,” said Congresswoman Marie Newman. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of each of these powerful organizations and I can’t wait to continue working with them when I’m re-elected to Congress.”
Congresswoman Newman has been active in supporting women’s issues for decades. In her 20s, she helped open the first reproductive care clinic in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood at a time when there were few safe opportunities for women to seek reproductive care in the area.
In Congress, she is a proud member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and has a 100% pro-choice voting record. She voted to repeal the Hyde Amendment, to expand federal paid family leave, and to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Congresswoman Newman proudly voted to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, introducing and passing an amendment to the bill to create a new grant program to serve LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
These endorsements add to a growing list of support among women’s organizations, including the early endorsements of EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.