Rep. Marie Newman

DETAILS: Rep. Marie Newman
(1964 - ) Illinois
  • United States House of Representatives
  • IL - 3 House
    (2021- present)
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FOR

LGBTQ

The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

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AGAINST Republicans

There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


FOR

Transgender

There are various controversies about transgendered in the military, among other topics. There is a rising trend of acceptance on both sides of the aisle despite media hype. source

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FOR Republicans

While in recent years there was a lot of pushback from right-leaning republicans, there is a growing movement to support for transgendered individuals. The former focus to protect the religious rights of businesses and institutions is becoming less of an issue as religious views evolve. Members of the republican voting base are trending toward supporting transgendered figures in army and workplace. And Jennifer Williams received support as the first republican transgender to run for state assembly. source source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


FOR

Minimum Wage

The current talking point is whether the federal government should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel a sudden minimum wage hike would hurt most businesses, who would have to hire fewer employees and give existing workers fewer hours to absorb the costs, especially small and medium sized businesses with a small employee payroll budget.

FOR Democrats

The current goal of the democratic party is to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour and protect the overtime rule that ensures workers are compensated for holidays and extra hours.


FOR

Transportation

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Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.
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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

FOR Democrats

Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies
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AGAINST Democrats


FOR

LGBTQ

The LBGTQ community faces discrimination by some businesses and institutions based on traditional family ideals and religious views. These views have continued to evolve rapidly in the past decade, and there is a shift toward bipartisan support of protections of LGBTQ individuals among voters. source

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

There is a rise in republican voter interest in protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals. Over half support extra protections to avoid discrimination in workplaces, businesses, and attaining housing. The protection of businesses and institutions based on religious grounds is weakening as religious views evolve. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


FOR

Transgender

There are various controversies about transgendered in the military, among other topics. There is a rising trend of acceptance on both sides of the aisle despite media hype. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

While in recent years there was a lot of pushback from right-leaning republicans, there is a growing movement to support for transgendered individuals. The former focus to protect the religious rights of businesses and institutions is becoming less of an issue as religious views evolve. Members of the republican voting base are trending toward supporting transgendered figures in army and workplace. And Jennifer Williams received support as the first republican transgender to run for state assembly. source source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel a person’s identity should not interfere with their ability to work, vote, marry, attain housing, or other basic life tasks. They focus on equal rights in all areas of life, and do not feel religious beliefs should be a factor when businesses choose to hire or serve an individual. source


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


FOR

Minimum Wage

The current talking point is whether the federal government should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel a sudden minimum wage hike would hurt most businesses, who would have to hire fewer employees and give existing workers fewer hours to absorb the costs, especially small and medium sized businesses with a small employee payroll budget.

FOR Democrats

The current goal of the democratic party is to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour and protect the overtime rule that ensures workers are compensated for holidays and extra hours.


FOR

Transportation

$
Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.
NEWS:

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

FOR Democrats

Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Communications Workers of America
    • $5k
    • Credit Union National Assn
    • $5k
    • International Assn of Fire Fighters
    • $4k
    • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    • $2.5k
    • UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION
    • $2.5k
    • United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers
    • $2.5k
    • Avenue Solutions
    • $1k
    • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
    • $1k
    • Unite Here!
    • $1k
    • Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell
    • $600
Based on the January 2021 report , next report due July 2021