VAWA’s off to the President!

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VAWA’s off to the President!

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by teamlpac

This just in, the House has passed the Senate version of VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act! Huge news, because this means that all women, including LGBT and Native American women, will be protected by VAWA. And now it’s off to President Obama, who has committed to signing it into law.

 

This is an important victory for women and our allies all across the country, and also an important victory for LPAC! Just one of many, we hope, victories in 2013. With your help, this past year LPAC generously supported the successful campaigns of U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren, and U.S. Representatives Donna Edwards and Kyrsten Sinema, all strong supporters of VAWA. Additionally, LPAC contributed to Priorities USA, which helped elect President Obama. Who we elect matters, and LPAC is in the business of helping elect pro-women, pro-lesbian candidates, like those who stood up for all women and helped pass VAWA. And with your support, we will continue to influence key races, helping elect candidates who share LPAC’s values.

 

This year will bring many important races across the country on the city, state, and federal levels. As we’ve seen today with the congressional passage of a VAWA that reflects LPAC’s values, we can make a difference. Make an investment in LPAC’s pro-women, pro-lesbian values today. Donate here.

Thanks for your support,
Sarah

Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

The Violence Against Women Act is like apple pie?

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by teamlpac

I can’t believe it. A Member of Congress just called the Violence Against Women Act “another bill with a motherhood-and-apple-pie title,” saying that “if you voted [based] on the title, you’d vote for every bill up here. If we’d all done that, the country would have crashed a long time ago.” What?! How is preventing violence against women a difficult decision to make? Help us fight back. Help us support candidates and campaigns that support VAWA, lesbians and our families, and all women! 

Yes, women continue to make progress. Yes, with your support, LPAC helped elect a full slate of pro-lesbian, pro-women candidates in November. But when we see comments like this we know there is so much more work left to do. When you make a contribution to LPAC, you make a contribution to directly elect candidates committed to fighting for us in our hometowns, in state legislatures, and in Congress. I need you to step up and help us fight back against sexist rhetoric like this. Click here to support our critical work today. Donate $15–roughly the cost of one apple pie–or more if you can afford it.

Not convinced that we need your support? That same Member of Congress also spouted “Like most men, I’m more opposed to violence against women than even violence against men.” Why? “Because most men can handle it a little better than a lot of women can.” Know what we can’t handle? Our elected officials not respecting protections for women. Members of Congress not taking violence against women seriously. If you can’t handle that either, give $15 or more here: teamlpac.com/pie

We can fight this together,
Sarah

Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

VAWA. Now.

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by teamlpac

This just in– the Senate has approved VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act! Every female Senator voted for VAWA. Who voted against it? All 22 ‘nay’ votes were Republican men. It’s time to make your voice heard, stand up against violence, and make sure VAWA passes in the House.

Here’s the deal: the House is set to vote on VAWA. An important piece to note is that this re-authorization includes protections for Native American women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as well. This is a hugely important moment for women and LGBT people across the country. We all deserve protections against violence. Who would vote against that? So far, 22 male Republican Senators. We must send a message to the House. We must make our voices heard. We won’t stand for this! 

We need your help to keep the pressure on to make sure an inclusive VAWA passes, and all women and LGBT people are protected. Click here to make your voice heard, it only takes a minute and could make a world of difference in the lives of countless women.
Onward!
-Sarah
Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

Need your input

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by teamlpac

I want to hear from you! On the heels of a very successful 2012 election cycle LPAC is getting ready to gear up for the 2013 cycle and we want to hear from you.  I recently sent you our 2012 stake holder report, this week I want your help in making sure our 2013 stakeholder report is full of even more victories!

What’s important to you? What role would you like to play in LPAC’s work? I’m looking forward to getting your input, and input from our thousands of supporters across the country. After all, LPAC isn’t just any Super PAC. LPAC is a unique, grassroots
effort. You, me, and everyone else who believes in our work, we are all LPAC.

Give us your feedback in this 3-minute survey right here.

Thanks for your help!
-Sarah
Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

PS: Did you check out our stakeholder report? Click here to read it!

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