LPAC Endorses Senator Tammy Baldwin for Re-Election

LPAC Endorses Senator Tammy Baldwin for Re-Election

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by teamlpac

Nation’s grassroots PAC for LGBTQ women endorses Tammy Baldwin for re-election to the U.S. Senate


Washington, DC (June 29, 2017) — LPAC, the country’s first and only lesbian political action committee, announced its endorsement ofSenator Tammy Baldwin for re-election as the U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. She is a true champion for progressive values in the U.S. Senate.  Senator Baldwin’s endorsement was unanimously approved by the LPAC Board of Directors.

“Tammy has been an incredible representative both for her state of Wisconsin and for LGBTQ women throughout the country,” said LPAC Board Chair Laura Ricketts. “What Senator Baldwin has accomplished, and what she symbolizes, must not be understated. She is a true inspiration. We are fully committed to ensuring that the first out LGBT U.S. Senator is reelected in 2018. In this current era, with so much threatening our progress and our rights, we need a champion like Senator Baldwin now more than ever. LPAC is proud to strongly support this incredible leader.”

LPAC raised nearly $1 million to help Senator Baldwin become the nation’s first out LGBTQ U.S. Senator in 2012. In 2013, Senator Baldwin was the keynote speaker at the organization’s inaugural LPAC Summit.

“Fighting for equality is very personal for me, as I know it is for so many,” said Senator Baldwin. “LPAC has been leading the effort to support candidates who are changing the face of elected office in this country. I’m honored to receive their support as we together strive for a more equitable and just America.”

“While we don’t know who will challenge Senator Baldwin in 2018, we do know that Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2016, and Republicans are already targeting her for defeat,” said LPAC Executive Director, Beth Shipp. “Our LPAC community of donors and activists take that threat seriously and will be prepared to fight vigorously for Senator Baldwin’s reelection.”