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LPAC Launches Support for Quinn
Lesbian Political Action Committee backs
Christine Quinn’s bid for NYC mayor
July 10, 2013—Today LPAC, the first of its kind political action committee, announced the addition of New York City Mayoral contender Christine Quinn to its 2013 slate.
“LPAC is supporting Quinn because she supports the policies and holds values that matter to lesbians: fairness and opportunity for everyone, commitment to equal rights and social justice,” said LPAC Chair Sarah Schmidt. “As a values-based committee, LPAC works hard to elect candidates who champion issues that impact lesbians and our families: Quinn is a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, a defender of women’s rights, and an ally for social and economic justice. LPAC is proud to support her.”
LPAC will begin fundraising for Quinn today.
“As a New Yorker, I’m excited to support Chris because I believe she has the strength, the experience and the courage to lead on behalf of all parts of this city,” said LPAC Board Member Urvashi Vaid. “Quinn is a political leader who has stood up for women, LGBT people, and social and economic justice for all New Yorkers.”
Quinn’s work in support of the LGBT community includes helping secure marriage equality in New York, advocating against hate crimes, supporting LGBT families, youth, seniors, and transgender folks, leading for respect and safety in schools, and helping lead the fight against HIV/AIDS. A fierce advocate for the middle class and women’s rights, her record on women’s health issues is unmatched.
Quinn joins Sen.-Elect Ed Markey and Houston, Texas, Mayor Annise Parker on LPAC’s 2013 slate of candidates. Markey won Massachusetts’ open US Senate seat in a special election at the end of June.
Last year, LPAC raised over $750,000 for candidates, ranging from U.S Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren to ballot initiatives to protect reproductive rights in Florida and win marriage equality in Maine. (See below for a complete breakdown of LPAC’s 2012 slate.)
LPAC is a political action committee dedicated to one goal: influencing elections by giving lesbians a meaningful seat at the political table. teamlpac.com
LPAC’s 2012 Slate
- US Rep Tammy Baldwin
- US Rep Donna Edwards
- Elizabeth Warren
- Florida’s No On Amendment 6
- Mainers United for Marriage
- Priorities USA Action
- Majority PAC
- Michigan Supreme Court: Bridget Mary McCormack, Judge Connie Marie Kelley, and Judge Shelia Johnson
- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin
- Oregon State Rep. Tina Kotek