Re: Your victory

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Re: Your victory

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by teamlpac

Big news: We’ve won marriage equality in Washington state! Thank you for your generous support of this campaign. LPAC is beyond thrilled to see that across the board, Americans have approved marriage equality this Election Day–in Washington, Maine, and Maryland, and rejected an anti-marriage equality initiative in Minnesota. The tide is truly turning for equality.

Not to mention our first pro-marriage President reelected, Elizabeth Warren–our first female US Senator from Massachusetts, and Tammy Baldwin, our first openly gay US Senator ever, were elected. Plus, LPAC candidate Oregon State Rep. Tina Kotek defeated her opponent, setting her up to now become the first openly lesbian speaker of any statehouse in the country!

And in Michigan, where LPAC supported an independent expenditure effort to elect three pro-LPAC female justices, we saw a win for Bridget Mary McCormack, a social justice advocate who we know will protect our families. Michigan Supreme Court candidates Judge Shelia Johnson and Judge Connie Marie Kelley, who we supported, were unsuccessful. But in a set of races where millions of outside special interest dollars was funneled in to defeat these three women, LPAC is proud of all three candidates.

We are so thrilled to have worked with you in these last few months to achieve so many victories for LPAC’s values across the country.

I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together as Team LPAC! Thank you for your work so far! Make a contribution to 2013 and beyond here.

Go Team LPAC!

Your victory

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by teamlpac

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

PS: Check out our VICTORY: LPAC Facebook images here!

(PHOTO) Honor the women who fought so hard to ensure we all are able to vote by casting your ballot today!

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 by teamlpac

We thank the suffragettes for paving the way for LPAC!


Don’t forget to vote with LPAC today!

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 by teamlpac

I’m so glad you’re committing to voting. Here’s your reminder to get to the polls TODAY!

Do you know where you polling place is? Enter your address here to find out.

Check out LPAC’s Voter Guide below, and click here to send your friends an email version of the guide.

Let’s get out the vote!!

LPAC Voter Guide 201

ALL President Barack Obama
FL Ballot Issue 6: Anti-choice NO
MA US Senate Elizabeth Warren
MD US House of Representatives Donna Edwards
ME Ballot Issue 1: Marriage equality YES
MI Supreme Court: Partial term Judge Shelia Johnson
MI Supreme Court: Full term Judge Connie Kelley
MI Supreme Court: Full term Bridget Mary McCormack
OR State House of Representatives Tina Kotek
VT Governor Peter Shumlin
WA Referendum 74: Marriage equality APPROVE
WI US Senate Tammy Baldwin

Vote with LPAC

Posted on: November 4th, 2012 by teamlpac

It all comes down to these last few days. The candidates and campaigns LPAC is supporting are working overtime to get out the vote. The most important thing you can do right now is vote, and get your friends and family to vote.
President Obama, Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren, Mainers United for Marriage, and everyone LPAC’s supporting–they ALL are counting on us, you and me. That’s why I need you to check out our official 2012 LPAC Voter Guide, and pass it on to your friends.
Click here to find out who to vote for, and where your polling place is. And if you’ve already early voted–thank you! Now we need you to get your friends to vote on Tuesday!
We can do this together!!
Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

PS: Want to make a last-minute donation? Give here.

LPAC’s Voter Guide

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by teamlpac

Help us keep up the momentum: VOTE! Our brand-new Voter Guide has everything you need to know to help us support the candidates on LPAC’s slate. We’ve also got a great tool that will help you find your polling place, and you can share it all with your friends.