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Progressive Groups Launch Campaign Against Congressman Dan Lipinski


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Contact: Doug Gordon 202.494.5141 | doug@upshiftstrategies.com

NARAL, Human Rights Campaign, SEIU, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s List Join Together To Launch Joint Political Committee In IL-3

Leading progressive groups are joining together for an unprecedented joint independent expenditure campaign against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinksi (IL-3). NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Human Rights Campaign, SEIU, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and EMILY’s List are joining together for a joint campaign to educate voters about Lipinski’s record and promote his opponent, Marie Newman.

In his time in Congress, Lipinski voted to block his constituents from care at Planned Parenthood and ban abortions, opposed marriage equality, opposed raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and voted against the Affordable Care Act.

The campaign by the progressive groups will include direct mail, digital persuasion ads, peer-to-peer texting and TV ads. The ads, which will include both pro-Newman ads and ads that highlight Lipinski’s dangerous record, will start this week.

The first mail from the groups will arrive this week and continue through primary day. The groups will drop 11 pieces, plus 4 Spanish language-only pieces. The mail will go to a universe of 100,199 people in 69,996 households targeting 2016 primary voters and removes Cook County voters who have cast ballots in all of the following elections: ‘10 primary and ‘10 general, ‘12 primary and ‘12 general, ‘14 primary and ‘14 general, ‘16 primary and ‘16 general. The mail will drop on, 2/16, 2/19, 2/21, 2/23, 2/26, 2/28, 3/2, 3/5, 3/7, 3/9 and 3/13. Spanish language mail will hit on 2/22, 3/1, 3/6 and 3/12.

“Dan Lipinski is way out of step with his constituents and has repeatedly voted against women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, workers and the basic freedoms that his constituents, and all Americans, hold dear,” said Mitchell Stille NARAL’s National Campaign Director. “This unprecedented coalition will work every day between now and primary day to ensure voters know Dan Lipinski’s real record.”

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