LPAC Launches Support for Annise Parker

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LPAC Launches Support for Annise Parker

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by teamlpac

Contact: skennedy@civitaspublicaffairs.com

Lesbian Political Action Committee to back Houston Mayor


June 21, 2013—Today, LPAC, the first of its kind political action committee, announced the addition of Houston Mayor Annise Parker to its 2013 slate.


“LPAC is supporting Mayor Parker because she is a strong voice for women’s equality, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, and social and economic 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. Throughout her tenure as mayor of Houston, Texas, Parker has shown tremendous leadership on LPAC’s core values.”


LPAC will begin fundraising for Parker on its website (teamlpac.com) today.


“With so many politicians working overtime to block women’s rights, we need organizations like LPAC who are out front on issues that impact lesbians and their families and the lives of all Americans,” said Mayor Parker. “I thank LPAC for its endorsement.”


Mayor Parker has been in public office since 1998, when she was sworn in as a member of the Houston City Council and Houston’s first openly gay or lesbian elected official. She made history in 2009, becoming the first openly gay or lesbian mayor of a major American city.


Parker joins Rep. Ed Markey on LPAC’s 2013 slate of candidates. Already victorious in his primary, Markey competes against anti-women, anti-LGBT Gabriel Gomez for Massachusetts’ open US Senate seat in a special election on the 25th.


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