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Lesbian Super PAC Endorses Tammy Baldwin

Lesbian Super PAC Endorses Tammy Baldwin

The first pro-lesbian Super PAC, affectionately named LPAC, went public with its first endorsement for a political candidate this week. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is running for the Senate in November and would be the first openly gay person to win a seat there if she prevails.

The new Super PAC was launched back in July in an effort to make lesbian and women’s voices heard in the political landscape of America during the election cycle and well into the future.  The goal of the Super PAC is to back candidates that will improve women’s rights and gay rights with equal fervor, carving out a niche in political debates that is often ignored.

LPAC continues to proclaim its mission statement loud and clear on its website. Part of that mission is to ensure access to affordable health care and reproductive freedom, as well as ensuring economic equality for women and members of the LGBT community.

LPAC is a Political Action Committee, formed by a group of committed activists and donors, to positively influence the current political and social landscape. After decades of being a small subset of players in women’s rights and LGBT rights political efforts, the women of LPAC are stepping up to get organized like never before, aiming to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the table. With significant resources behind us, LPAC plans to make a true impact for lesbians in the 2012 election cycle and beyond.

Tammy Baldwin is the ideal candidate for the Super PAC to support in its first bid to influence elections. She has a strong background fighting for women’s economic and reproductive rights and she would also serve as an ideal precedent-setter for the Senate.

LPAC hopes to raise $100,000, announcing it will match all donations up to $50,000 on their website. Sarah Schmidt, the chair and treasurer of LPAC, reaffirms the reasoning behind choosing Baldwin as the ideal first candidate:

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.

The money is intended to launch a series of campaign ads endorsing Tammy and attempting to ensure her election to the Senate in November.

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12:10PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

I have lived in Tammy's congressional district in the past and voted for her when I had the chance. Tammy really cares about the people she represents and our collective future. Tammy has also always supported human rights of all sorts. You go girl!

5:21PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

Get it lesbots, I'm counting on you:)

12:33PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

Thank you LPAC. Thanks Steve for this good news. Tammy will be a very good progressive in the Senate.

10:24PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Tammy is good. She deserves this support.

9:35PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

May Tammy represent even more Wisconsins effectively in the future!

9:05PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

I hope they raise enough money to run pro-Tammy, anti-Tommy ads in every commercial break, all day long, every day until the election.

You go, girls! Up the Warrior Women!

1:55PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

@Lynn S- I agree! She has a very strong face with powerful eyes. I can see she is no-nonsence and will put up a good fight. Although I do not live in Wisconsin, I have donated to Emily's List, where you will find other women just as great as Ms. Baldwin. Elizabeth (1st female President; OR VP to Hilary)Warren, Tammy Duckworth, Heather Beaven, Lois Frankle, Mazie Hirono and Tulsi Gabbard...the list goes on. I am sure the Republicans have women they like running, as well. This could very well be the REAL year of the woman on the hill!Talk about Hope and Change!!!!!
If you anyone would like to help female candidates around the country, Emily's List is a great way to do it.

1:03PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Im with Gene J - up with Tammy Baldwin!

10:14AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Bill C. read your posts.........all you had to say back to me was" Just my sense of humour"....... I think "twit" was mild considering you have been writing about body functions...

9:53AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Good for Tammy Baldwin!

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