Chicago Tribune: Women’s advocacy group backs Marie Newman over Sean Casten after congressional remap
By: Rick Pearson
Making the first major endorsement following passage of Illinois’ new congressional map, the women’s political advocacy group EMILYs List announced Monday it is backing Marie Newman over Sean Casten in a suburban primary matchup of two Democratic incumbents.
“A champion for families, Rep. Newman is an advocate for paid parental leave, small business economic support, and high-quality health care for all. She is also a champion for reproductive rights, voting rights, gun violence prevention, and LGBTQ+ rights,” said the group’s president, Laphonza Butler.
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