Successful Governor’s Campaign for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and re-election for Houston Mayor Annise Parker mark second successful year for LPAC

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Successful Governor’s Campaign for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and re-election for Houston Mayor Annise Parker mark second successful year for LPAC

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by teamlpac

Contact: Sarah Kennedy skennedy@civitaspublicaffairs.com

 

November 5, 2013—Today, LPAC, the first of its kind political action committee, congratulates Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe and Houston, Texas, Mayor Annise Parker on their successful campaigns.

 

“LPAC is so proud to have supported Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe and openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Both candidates are committed to LPAC’s values of fairness and opportunity for everyone, equal rights, and social justice,” said LPAC Chair Sarah Schmidt. “As a values-based committee, LPAC works hard to elect candidates who champion issues that impact lesbians and our families. We congratulate both candidates, and we look forward to our continued work to help elect strong, pro-LPAC candidates in 2014 and beyond.”

 

“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.”

 

To date, LPAC has raised over $1 million, 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. (See below for a complete breakdown of LPAC’s 2013 and 2012 slate.)

 

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

 

LPAC’s 2013 Slate

·      Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe

·      Houston Mayor Annise Parker

·      US Sen. Ed Markey

·      Christine Quinn

·      Illinois Unites for Marriage

LPAC’s 2012 Slate

·      US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

·      US Rep. Donna Edwards

·      US Sen. Elizabeth Warren

·      Florida’s No On Amendment 6

·      Mainers United for Marriage

·      Priorities USA Action

·      Majority PAC

·      Michigan Supreme Court: Bridget Mary McCormack, Judge Connie Marie 
Kelley, and Judge Shelia Johnson

·      Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

·      Oregon State Rep. Tina Kotek

 

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

skennedy@civitaspublicaffairs.com

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 (teamlpac.com/terry) 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. teamlpac.com

 

 

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