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Join us at the LPAC Summit!

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by teamlpac


Dear Supporters,

I’m writing to invite you to register for LPAC’s first summit on September 19-20, 2013 in Washington, D.C.! We will gather lesbians from across the country, key elected officials, entertainers and advocacy heads for an exciting mix of conversation and strategic thinking around the challenges and opportunities facing lesbians today.



Festivities will kick off at an evening cocktail reception on September 19 and be followed by a full-day program, including a series of panels, break out sessions, and networking opportunities on September 20.



This is a historic event, not to be missed!
Registration is now closed.



Sarah Schmidt
Chair, Team LPAC

LPAC Announces Support for Terry McAuliffe in VA Governor’s Race

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by teamlpac

Lesbian SuperPAC supports McAuliffe, calls opponent “terrifying choice”   


Contact: Sarah Kennedy

August 9, 2013—Today, LPAC, the first of its kind political action committee, announced its support for Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Governor’s Race.


“Terry McAuliffe is the obvious choice for everyone who cares about the lives of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people,” said LPAC Chair Sarah Schmidt. “As a values-based committee, LPAC is proud to endorse, and begin fundraising for, McAuliffe’s gubernatorial race. McAuliffe supports marriage equality, and stands strong for women’s reproductive rights.”


LPAC will begin fundraising for McAuliffe on its website ( today.


“McAuliffe’s opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, is quite frankly a terrifying choice for Virginia,” Schmidt said. “Cuccinelli’s views are extreme. He opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest, and the health of the woman. He’s tried to defund Planned Parenthood multiple times. He likens marriage equality to polygamy. He even went as far as to push colleges to rescind policies banning anti-gay discrimination, and he wrote to the Supreme Court in a failed attempt to persuade them to rule against marriage equality.”


McAuliffe joins NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Ed Markey (who won the June special election for US Senate) on LPAC’s 2013 slate of candidates.


Last year, LPAC raised over $750,000 and supported 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.


LPAC is a political action committee dedicated to one goal: influencing elections by giving lesbians a meaningful seat at the political table.