Lipinski has frustrated progressive with his anti-choice stance on abortion and pro-corporate record.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 18, 2020
This isn’t just a loss for one incumbent.
It’s a defeat for machine politics and big corporate donors who want to stop our movement for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and reproductive rights. pic.twitter.com/yP30ZeZwl4
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) March 18, 2020
I've seen enough: progressive Marie Newman (D) defeats pro-life, eight-term Rep. Dan Lipinski (D) in #IL03.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 18, 2020
.@Marie4Congress beat Lipinkski. An anti-choice, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ Democrat is done. So too should any acceptance of these oppressive views in the party. So proud to have supported Marie this cycle and last. @NARAL members are crying tears of happiness tonight. #IL03 https://t.co/qhhEhEWQHE
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) March 18, 2020
— Democracy for America (@DFAaction) March 18, 2020
Congratulations @Marie4Congress for winning the Democratic primary for the #IL03 Congressional District. @MoveOn members are proud to stand w/ you and pro-choice Democratic women. We look forward to having a new progressive voice in the US House, now more than ever! pic.twitter.com/OoVCScQr20
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) March 18, 2020
— Addy Baird (@addysbaird) March 18, 2020
Congrats to @Marie4Congress! We are lucky to have a champion of women’s health as Democratic nominee for #IL03. Anti-abortion politicians should know that their days in public office are numbered. #WeDecide2020 pic.twitter.com/wMcsJ8pPQf
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) March 18, 2020
Congratulations to @Marie4Congress on winning her primary! The people of #IL03 need a true champion of reproductive freedom, and we know you’ll work hard to protect our right to make decisions about pregnancy free from political interference. pic.twitter.com/M1GkvfAIcb
— NARAL (@NARAL) March 18, 2020
For as long as Dan Lipinski has been in Congress, @DailyKos supported his primary challengers. Now, 14 years later, we finally won. Fighting for change is not always a short-term proposition. #IL03 https://t.co/eiYC9Ktio2
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) March 18, 2020
Rep. Dan Lipinski, who inherited the seat from his father in scandalous circumstances & is about to go down to a progressive challenger in #IL03, said he supported a federal constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage in **2014.** Who was even putting that on table then.
— Taniel (@Taniel) March 18, 2020
Trump ripped as a ‘traitor’ by veterans for his mask photo-op at Walter Reed Hospital
The veteran advocacy organization Vote Vets on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for holding a photo-op at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
After a round of golf on Saturday, Trump traveled to the hospital to be photographed by the press pool wearing a mask, which was a first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vote Vets, which says it has raised over $120 million since being founded in 2006 and made over 50 million voter contacts, released a new video on Trump's visit.
The ad says it shows "what wounded warriors see when Trump comes for a photo-op."
Trump’s push to reopen schools prematurely is an assault on states’ rights that may prove deadly
It’s hard to avoid a sense of déjà vu as the Trump regime threatens to withhold federal education funding from states that refuse to re-open their schools this fall. The contours of the “debate,” such as it is, perfectly align with the one we had a couple of months ago about re-opening businesses in the midst of a pandemic.
Then, as now, conservatives tried to frame the issue as a choice between re-opening and staying stuck in quarantine indefinitely. Those less moored to reality, including the President, insisted that proponents of quarantines were only motivated by a desire to undermine Trump’s prospects for re-election. The real divide at the time was between those of us who wanted to follow the science, build up adequate testing and contact-tracing capacity and re-open safely once the rate of infection had declined, and those, mostly on the right, who wanted to re-open prematurely either because they believed we’d achieve herd immunity if we let the outbreak run its course or because they thought Covid-19 was a “hoax” that was no more serious than the seasonal flu.
How 68,000 COVID-19 survivors created a world-class patient resource group in just four months
Diana Berrent was one of the first people in her hometown of Port Washington, New York, to get COVID-19. Back then, in early March 2020, only immunocompromised and seniors were believed to be high-risk; hence, as a 46-year-old yoga practitioner and runner, Berrent was "shocked" when she woke up with a 103-degree fever and respiratory infection — symptoms that strongly suggested she had coronavirus, which was later confirmed by a test.
This article first appeared in Salon.