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Guess how much $$ anti-gay NOM is pouring into Washington…

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by teamlpac

15 days. That’s how much time our friends in Washington State have to preserve marriage equality at the ballot box. Just 15 days to counter the extreme anti-gay right wing and its deep pockets.


LPAC has learned that the notoriously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) just dumped another $400,000 towards defeating marriage equality in Washington — and are working to raise $3 million more. NOM just started their ad blitz Thursday — telling the same old lies and distortions designed to scare voters into voting against marriage equality. That’s why I’m all in for marriage equality in Washington. Are you?


What happens in Washington is important to me, and it’s important to LPAC. Earlier this year, we saw the Washington state legislature pass marriage equality. Strong women from both sides of the aisle made this a reality, from Republican Rep. Maureen Walsh’s impassioned “yes” vote speech, to Gov. Christine Gregorie’s signing of the bill. But then our anti-gay opponents put our newfound marriage equality on the ballot. And in 15 days, our freedom to marry is up for a popular vote.


LPAC can make a difference in Washington, and you can be a part of that.


Despite all these attacks from NOM, the Washington campaign is prepared, and they’re ready to counter the misleading ads — they just need our help. Click here to contribute before Wednesday, and each dollar you give will matched up to $25,000 by the LPAC Advisory Board.


Thanks for all that you do!
Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

48 hours to help Tammy Baldwin

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by teamlpac

YOU did it! We couldn’t be prouder: because of you, we’ll be delivering $30,000 to the No On 6 campaign in Florida to stop anti-choice extremists in their tracks! There’s another important race that LPAC needs your help with:  Just this week, right wing groups behind Tammy Baldwin’s anti-women, anti-gay opponent Tommy Thompson will spend $1.2 million attacking Tammy. The attacks against Tammy won’t stop coming, they will intensify.

That’s why LPAC Board Members Laura Ricketts, Alix Ritchie, and I have a challenge for you and all of our supporters: give $50,000 in 48 hours, and we’ll match it. Thompson is anti-women. He’s anti-gay. And he and his right wing millionaire friends are attacking Tammy left and right. They’re buying up hours and hours of advertising in prime time, all across her district. Distorting the airwaves with inaccuracies about who Tammy is and what she’ll do.

Every dollar you give in the next 48 hours will be matched.

We were overwhelmed with positive support–and donations–when we announced our support Tammy Baldwin this August. Thanks to your generosity, LPAC has already contributed $112,000 in support of Tammy. The conversations we’ve had with supporters like you across the country have made it clear: time and time again, you want to do MORE to support Tammy Baldwin. With the right wing spending $1.2 million dollars just this week to make sure Tammy never makes it to office, she needs you now more than ever.

I don’t have to tell you how crucial Tammy Baldwin’s race is. You know it. Tammy’s got a great shot at being the first openly gay member of the US Senate. She’s an amazing politician who stands strong for LPAC’s values on women’s health, LGBT rights, social, racial, and economic justice. Simply put, Tammy’s win would be a national game-changer for lesbians and our allies. But she can’t win without our help.

I know we can do this together!!
Sarah Schmidt
Chair, LPAC

A message from LPAC’s Alix Ritchie: “It’s appalling.”

Posted on: October 6th, 2012 by teamlpac

It’s been a rough year for women’s reproductive healthcare access–to say the least. We’ve seen our elected officials try to claim that “legitimately raped” women cannot get pregnant, we’ve seen Congress try to defund Planned Parenthood, and the worst of it, we’ve seen the majority of states pass laws rolling back reproductive healthcare access for women.

It’s appalling. That’s why, as a woman who lives in Florida, and an LPAC board member, I’m doing everything in my power to stop Florida’s anti-woman, anti-choice Amendment 6.

This proposed constitutional amendment is scary. It’s wrong. And yes, it’s appalling. Amendment 6 is a dangerous proposal that would amend the state’s constitution to take away reproductive healthcare protections for women. It also aims to ban insurance coverage for reproductive healthcare.

It’s time to fight back against anti-woman politicians and their anti-choice agendas. LPAC needs your help. We’re supporting the NO On 6 campaign–it’s very well-run by smart, strategic folks with tons of grassroots momentum. But time is ticking, with only 31 days between now and election day, and we need to do everything in our power to stop Amendment 6.

That’s why I’m spearheading a $10,000 matching challenge from the LPAC board. That’s right. My fellow LPAC board members and I are giving you the chance to DOUBLE your impact to fight back against this appalling amendment in Florida. 

I call Florida home. So do millions of other women. We shouldn’t have our health insurance and reproductive freedoms taken away by Amendment 6. It’s time to fight back. Join us now, we’ll match your contribution:

-Alix Ritchie
Advisory Board, LPAC

NOM is coming after Maine. With a vengeance.

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by teamlpac

Remember NOM? The so-called “National Organization for Marriage,” NOM is the most virulent, well-funded of our anti-gay opponents. NOM is coming after our friends in Maine, with a vengeance. Marriage equality is on the ballot in Maine, and LPAC is proud to support the campaign.


Photos: LPAC at the DNC

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by teamlpac

LPAC Advisory Board members are in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention. We’ll be updating our Facebook album throughout the week!


Tammy Baldwin needs LPAC. Now.

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by teamlpac

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is running for Senate, and she needs our help immediately. This is an important and historic campaign: If elected, Tammy Baldwin would be the first openly gay member of the US Senate.  She is a champion of women’s rights, LGBT equality, and fights for poor and middle class Americans. And, she is under attack from anti-women, anti-choice, and anti-equality forces.

That’s why we, the LPAC Advisory Board, are offering up a $50,000 match challenge to you all, our Team LPAC supporters. Why? Because this race is hugely important to all of us.

Every dollar you give to help Tammy’s historic campaign, the LPAC board will match, up to $50,000:

Today Tammy’s opponents, four anti-gay, anti-choice men, are duking it out in the Republican primary to see who can be the most extreme. Tomorrow morning, Tammy will have a challenger, who will be able to spend 100% of his energy attacking her. Secret groups funded by the Koch brothers, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Karl Rove have already spent millions of dollars attacking Tammy. Because she stands up for women. Because she believes in economic justice. Because she’s a lesbian.


And she’s still standing strong. Polls are showing that she is in a dead heat against all her potential far-right opponents. Not only would Tammy’s win be a win for lesbians, for women, but for all fair, equality-minded Americans. This is must-hold seat for the pro-women Senate Democrats to keep control. In Washington, D.C., in state legislatures, and through ballot initiatives across the country, women’s rights are being taken away every day. Tammy’s voice and votes in the Senate will be instrumental in stopping this onslaught of attacks against women.

Tammy embodies everything LPAC stands for, and she needs our help to withstand the oncoming vicious daily attacks from her opponents. Click here to help Tammy Baldwin win! The LPAC Advisory Board will be matching all donations up to $50,000.

I hope you can help us reach the match goal and deliver $100k to Tammy Baldwin!
 This week, all contributions will go directly toward defending Tammy with strong TV ads.


Thank you all for being a part of Team LPAC!

-Sarah Schmidt
Chair & Treasurer, LPAC