Marie Newman is committed to taking bold and impactful action on climate change. She was born and raised in Chicago’s Southwest Side. Newman worked her way to partner at one of the largest advertising agencies in the country before starting her own successful consulting firm.
In Congress, Newman will focus on passing a Green New Deal to reduce carbon emissions in the next decade, re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement, supporting the creation of clean energy jobs, banning ethylene oxide and shutting down polluting facilities, and rebuilding the EPA.
Newman joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Dan Lipinski, who earned a 91% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Climate change is this era’s greatest global emergency, and we are all first responders. That’s why I’m excited to join the fight to combat the crisis of climate change. We need bold, transformative change to leave this planet habitable for our children and grandchildren. That’s why I have pledged to fight for a green economy that is powered by 100% clean and renewable energy.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release