LPAC Endorses Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for U.S. Senate

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LPAC Endorses Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for U.S. Senate

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by teamlpac
LPAC ENDORSES REP. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL) FOR U.S. SENATE
LPAC announces support for Democratic nominee in campaign against incumbent Republican

Washington, DC (March 31, 2016) — LPAC, the country’s first and only lesbian political action committee, announced that its endorsement of Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for U.S. Senate.

“This year, as reproductive rights face attack at all levels, and when so much LGBT progress hangs in the balance – from defending marriage equality to passing comprehensive non-discrimination – not only do we need champions in the U.S. Senate like Tammy Duckworth, we need a progressive majority that will protect our rights, and confirm progressive judicial nominees,” said LPAC Executive Director, Beth Shipp. “Tammy Duckworth has proven, through her actions in Congress, that she will work hard for women’s equality, LGBT rights and social justice – the core tenets upon which LPAC was founded. Her support for our values is real, actionable, and comprehensive; Tammy the candidate who will be a forceful advocate for LGBTQ women and our allies in the U.S. Senate. This year, it’s more about actions than words when it comes to supporting candidates. We need leaders like Tammy who will stand with us after the election when the real work begins.”

Rep. Duckworth, a combat veteran and woman of color, has a long record of legislative activity in support of LGBTQ Americans, women, and U.S. service-members. She has authored bills to provide 12 weeks of family leave to service members, and to remove antiquated policies that fail to recognize modern family composition including LGBTQ-families. This activism has earned her a 100-point rating from leading LGBTQ and pro-choice advocacy organizations.

“LPAC has a strong history of empowering LGBTQ women and their allies in the political process, and I am honored to receive the endorsement of such an outstanding organization. It’s more important than ever that we safeguard basic civil rights for all Americans, especially for women and minorities within the LGBTQ community who face unequal treatment in the workplace, housing market and education system,” said Congresswoman Duckworth. “I am proud of the work I have done in Congress to institute protections for LGBTQ federal workers, lobby equal pay for equal work and protect a woman’s right to choose. Again, I am honored to receive L-PAC’s support and I’m eager to continue my leadership as an advocate for gender and social equality in the U.S. Senate.”

Rep. Duckworth was on LPAC’s 2014 Heroes Slate, and she spoke at the 2013 LPAC Summit. Rep. Duckworth joins Rep. Edwards and Hillary Clinton on the 2016 slate of endorsed federal candidates. LPAC will continue to announce endorsements throughout the spring of 2016.

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality, and social justice. Since its founding in 2012, LPAC has grown into an influential grassroots political action committee, with members in 47 states and the District of Columbia. LPAC has raised over $2 million since 2012, and has invested in more than 40 races and independent expenditure campaigns throughout the country.
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Another Day, Another Donald Attack on Woman

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 by teamlpac

“Today, at MSNBC’s sponsored Town Hall, leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump went beyond even his previous misogynistic statements and actions by claiming that women who have abortions should face “some form of punishment.” LPAC – as a community of politically engaged lesbian and queer feminists, finds Trump and his statement disgusting and offensive. This continued dangerous rhetoric by Trump and other Republican candidates like him epitomizes the misogyny and gender-bias of this 2016 election. Women everywhere – regardless of party affiliation — should be offended. We cannot allow this man to represent us in the most powerful position in the world. It is further evidence that it is time for a woman in the White House – someone who will stand up for us and protect our rights. It’s why we endorsed Hillary Clinton. She will be a champion for equality and for women’s reproductive rights.”

LPAC Endorses Donna Edwards for U.S. Senate

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by teamlpac

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LPAC ENDORSES DONNA EDWARDS FOR U.S. SENATE
Nation’s only grassroots PAC dedicated to LGBTQ women makes first endorsement of 2016

Washington, DC (March 18, 2016) — LPAC, the country’s first and only lesbian political action committee, today announced its first endorsement of 2016. Representative Donna Edward (D-MD) who is running for U.S. Senate in Maryland earned the support of the LPAC board of directors for her steadfast commitment to LPAC’s issues.

“Donna Edwards is an outspoken champion and advocate for LGBTQ women and the issues we care about,” said LPAC Executive Director, Beth Shipp. “From LGBT rights to women’s equality to social justice, Donna has been on the front lines of all the important battles we’ve fought and she has stood shoulder to shoulder with us every step of the way. LPAC is incredibly proud to support her and we look forward to having her voice in the U.S. Senate next year.”

LPAC’s endorsement of Rep. Edwards is only the second of the 2016 election cycle and the first for U.S. Senate. In April 2015, the PAC endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, and was the first national LGBTQ group to do so. Likewise, LPAC is the first national LGBTQ group to endorse Donna Edwards for U.S. Senate.

“I am thrilled to receive the support of LPAC in my race for the United States Senate. Together, we have fought to achieve women’s and LGTBQ equality right here in Maryland and all across our country,” said Congresswoman Donna Edwards. “Even after the landmark ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges, there is more work to do. I will proudly bring the voices of the LGBTQ community to the table in the United States Senate as we further our fight for critical legislation such as the Equality Act and for complete gender, sexual and reproductive justice.”

Since its inception in 2012, LPAC has been an active supporter of Congresswoman Edwards. The organization endorsed Donna Edwards in her 2012 election for Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District; and, she was an LPAC hero, receiving the PAC’s endorsement in 2014. She was also a featured speaker at the 2013 LPAC Political Summit in Washington, D.C.

LPAC will announce additional endorsements throughout the spring of 2016.

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality, and social justice. Since its founding in 2012, LPAC has grown into an influential grassroots political action committee, with members in 47 states and the District of Columbia. LPAC has raised over $2 million since 2012, and has invested in more than 40 races and independent expenditure campaigns throughout the country.

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Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by teamlpac

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LPAC Virtual Political Summit

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by teamlpac

We welcomed LPAC board member Hilary Rosen and Hillary for America’s Director of Finance Coalitions Aditi Hardikar for our virtual political summit to provide an insightful conversation on the state of the 2016 campaign. Thank you to all the participants and a special shout-out for the great questions!
Here is what you missed:

  • We are excited for March 15, or “Little Tuesday,” where we all hope the delegate lead grows for Secretary Clinton after Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina cast their votes!
  • The campaign continues to work hard to engage and support LGBTQ Americans, women and communities of color; it is these coalitions which will make the difference in 2016!
  • What enthusiasm gap? Hillary has earned more votes than her Democratic opponent OR the leading Republican! And across the country, so many inspiring supporters are letting us know why they support Hillary by using #ImWithHer. If you know how she’ll help you and LGBTQ women and families, share with us!
  • Amazing stats – LGBTQ voters made up the margin of victory for President Obama in Florida and Ohio in 2012. LGBTQ voters are poised to accomplish the same thing and more – as long as we turnout!
  • Get Involved by Volunteering: www.hillaryclinton.com/latehelp or www.hillaryclinton.com/makecalls

Thank you again to all those who joined us! Stay tuned for more fun an exciting LPAC news!

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