Rebuking DCCC Blacklist, Progressive Groups Endorse Campaign to Oust 'Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ' Democrat

Not intimidated by the DCCC’s widely condemned policy of blacklisting organizations that support primary challengers against Democratic incumbents, a coalition of progressive groups on Monday endorsed Marie Newman’s campaign to oust “anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ” Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski in 2020.

“Marie Newman is running on progressive values—for Medicare For All, reproductive rights, and equal rights.”
—Progressive Change Campaign Committee

“Illinois women and families deserve someone who shares their values, not someone who pursues his own ideology that is out of step with his constituents,” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said in a statement.

“Marie Newman is ready to stand up for the women and families of Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District and fight for their values,” said Hogue. “Dan Lipinski is dangerously out of touch, and has time and time again refused to stand up for basic values like reproductive freedom, LGBTQ equality, and economic opportunity for every family.”

EMILY’s List, MoveOn, Democracy for America (DFA) Planned Parenthood, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) joined NARAL in endorsing Newman on Monday.