Marilyn Jordan Lawlor For U. S. Senate

- Marilyn Jordan Lawlor For U. S. Senate

Marilyn Lawlor was born on July 5, 1977. The oldest of six children, she was raised in a working class family in Winfield IL. Marilyn studied French and classical singing in Paris, France where she resided and worked from 1997-2002. Marilyn has her BA in French Studies from the American University of Paris and is a graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique.

Marilyn is passionate about education. She taught English in Paris, France & Manhattan, NY from 1999-2002. She lived and worked in Berlin as an art researcher from 2002-04. Marilyn also taught voice at the Bloomingdale School of Music in IL. She is a mother, musician, small business owner, passionate Global Citizen and environmentalist. She is vice-chair of the Village of North Barrington's Environmental and Health Commission and a Democratic Precinct committeewoman.

She loves spending time with her friends and family, being in nature, animals, reading, singing, gardening, cooking, traveling, practicing meditation and yoga. She is insatiably curious and passionate and she loves meeting new people. Despite Marilyn's outgoing personality, she struggles with performance and social anxiety, ADD, existential angst and wanderlust. She will not, however, let any of these limitations define what is possible for her, especially in her mission to be a dedicated public servant and a relentless advocate for human and environmental rights, international law, justice and peace.

Universal human needs are universal human rights. Marilyn Lawlor will fight for your right to democracy, clean air and water, a job with a living wage, worker protections and a secure retirement, affordable housing, Medicare for All, paid family and medical leave, universal preschool, tuition-free college and cancellation of student loan debt, racial justice, comprehensive criminal justice reform, fair trade and local economies, and gun safety. She will never take corporate or super pac money and she will fight to get money out of politics. She will fight for the rights of indigenous peoples, women, the elderly, the homeless, LGBTQ, veterans, the disabled, the undocumented, asylum seekers, whistleblowers, sex workers, Puerto Ricans, Palestinians, Khashmiris, Yemenis, Syrians, Venezuelans, Libyans, Somalis, Afghanis, Iranians, Iraqis, and all victims of US aggression abroad in violation of international law. She will promote policies that invest in building human "capital" and solidarity: environmental stewardship, health, science, education, the arts and peace.