LPAC STATEMENT ON REPEAL OF TITLE X PROTECTIONS

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LPAC STATEMENT ON REPEAL OF TITLE X PROTECTIONS

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 by teamlpac

Washington, DC (April 14, 2017) —LPAC’s Executive Director, Beth Shipp, issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s rollback of Title X.

“Today, Donald Trump signed a bill to repeal Title X of the Public Health Service Act. His signature gives states permission to withhold federal health care funds from certain clinics – namely any that provide abortion or contraception services like Planned Parenthood – threatening the health of millions women across America. His actions today specifically target women who most need affordable or free health care, contraceptive care, and abortion services and that is despicable.

“This is simply another example of the GOP and Trump administration attacking women and our fundamental access to health care services. The women of this country will not sit idly by as our health is attacked for conservative political expediency.”

LPAC Is Hiring!

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by teamlpac

Political Operations Associate

The Political Operations Associate provides executive support to the Executive Director and serves as the primary point of contact for external constituencies on all matters pertaining to LPAC. The Associate also serves as a liaison to the LPAC Board of Directors; organizes and coordinates LPAC’s outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special political projects.

The Political Operations Associate is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration:

Scheduling and calendar management for E.D.; travel and meeting logistics; banking and budgeting support; note-taking in meetings; preparing Board and other meeting materials including briefing documents, books and agendas.

Communication:
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders including Board members, consultants, partners, candidates, donors and others. This task will include frequent in-person, phone and written communication. Writing tasks will include drafting or editing confidential and other correspondence; social media and website postings; reports and endorsement recommendations. Other communications projects may be assigned based on interest and ability.
Relationship management:
  • Builds and maintains relationships necessary for smooth and effective operation of the organization and environment, manages access to the E.D. in a way that creates win-win scenarios. Maintains discretion and confidentiality at all times.
    Project management: Manages aspects of political and organizing projects. This task will include prioritizing and researching candidates, campaigns and issues important to LPAC and our work; setting priorities; event support; volunteer coordination; and other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job-related experience required.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience working with executive level staff, requiring project coordination, writing, independent decision making and management of projects with multiple concurrent activities.
  • Political campaign, PAC or organizational experience a plus.
  •  Experience working in a fast-paced environment a must.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Passion for the LPAC mission; familiarity with LGBTQ issues, women’s equality, and social, racial and economic justice
  • Ability to coordinate and follow through on several highly visible projects concurrently
  • Strong writing abilities – experience writing briefing papers, correspondence to Board members, elected officials and business executives
  • Demonstrated skill at maintaining a high level of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, manage multiple priorities and stay highly organized especially with numerous details and under tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills to include advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) • Ability to work after hours and some weekends is required
  • Working knowledge of and passion for politics, campaigns and electoral work on the local, state or national level

 

LPAC

LPAC is the first and only national values-based political action committee dedicated to building the political power of LGBTQ women. Since its founding in 2012, LPAC has focused on electing candidates who are outspoken champions for the issues that are at the intersection of women’s lives and politics: LGBT rights, women’s equality (including reproductive health and justice), and social, economic and racial justice. LPAC is building a community of engaged and activated LGBTQ women who are joining together to affect positive political change on the local, state, and national level for LGBTQ women, our families and our allies.

To apply, please send your resume and a compelling cover letter to: jobs@TeamLPAC.com

Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

LPAC STATEMENT ON SENATE REPUBLICANS INVOKING THE NUCLEAR OPTION

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by teamlpac

Washington, DC (April 6, 2017) — In the wake of Senate Republicans invoking the so-called “nuclear option”, LPAC’s Executive Director, Beth Shipp, issued this statement:

“Today, Senate Republicans took power grabbing to a new level. In an unprecedented step, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to eliminate a long-standing established rule of the filibuster. This irresponsible action limits the voice of the minority party, making it clear that Republicans priorities are on politics and power more than the American people.

“As a values-based political action community, LPAC has always supported Senate candidates who demand Supreme Court nominees’ views on LGBT rights, women’s equality and social justice are in-line with American opinion, rather than the extreme right. We are proud of those candidates we supported in 2016, LPAC endorsed Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for voting against this dangerous move by the Republicans.

“In 2018, we will have another opportunity to support our champions – the Senators who stood strong today, the challengers who will run against those GOP Senators who stood against us, and candidates throughout the country who will fight to protect our rights and demand our equality.”

About LPAC:
LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBT rights, women’s equality, and social justice. Founded in 2012 by experienced leaders in feminist, LGBTQ and social justice movements, LPAC has raised $2.1 million dollars from more than 1,500 donors across 48 states and the District of Columbia. LPAC has invested $1.5 million in 80 races and independent expenditure campaigns throughout the country, and used the balance of its funds to organize, convene, network and build the political power of LGBTQ women. Learn more at www.teamlpac.com.

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