EMILYs List Statement on Marie Newman’s Victory in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Marie Newman’s Victory in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Marie Newman on being elected to represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“It’s a new day in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Marie Newman on her hard-fought victory. EMILYs List recognized Marie as a fierce leader and unapologetic advocate for progress when we stood with her in 2018, and we are overjoyed to cross the finish line with her in 2020. Throughout her career, Marie has worked to improve the lives of others and fight for those whose voices are too often ignored or silenced. At a time when women’s reproductive rights face unprecedented attacks, we are proud to know that Illinois’ women and working families have a champion like Marie fighting for them in Congress.”
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