WOW! I’ve never been more proud of everyone on Team LPAC. Tonight was a banner night, and I can’t wait for us to keep up the momentum.
Because of your help, President Barack Obama will serve out another term (four more years of pro-LPAC values in the White House!), the Democrats will retain control of the Senate, and will be joined by LPAC endorsed candidates, Tammy Baldwin — a champion for social justice who will now be the first openly gay US Senator — and the uncompromising LPAC ally Elizabeth Warren. LPAC also took home big wins in Maine, making marriage equality a reality for the first time ever via ballot, and in Florida, protecting critical reproductive rights.
Not only that, but we’ve seen incredible wins with LPAC candidates across the country. US Rep. Donna Edwards –a leading advocate fighting violence against women– protected her seat, and Vermont reelected strong LGBT and women’s rights supporter Governor Shumlin.
Votes are still being counted for marriage equality in Washington State, and I can’t help but hope that the generous donation LPAC gave in the final days will ensure victory in Washington. We also await final results for the MichiganSupreme Court races, and Oregon Rep. Tina Kotek‘s race as well.
We have a lot to be proud of. This was LPAC’s very first election cycle. We got up and running in July,we raised over $700,000, we played significantly in races across the country, and WE WON!
As a grassroots, first of its kind, lesbian-focused Political Action Committee, LPAC made a historic, audible impact in the 2012 cycle – and we are just getting started!! Be part of this incredible movement; make a commitment now to be on Team LPAC in 2013. With your help LPAC is ready to ramp up for 2013 and beyond right now.
Thank you so much. Let’s celebrate and keep our eyes on next year!
Sarah Schmidt, Chair, LPAC
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