Our Work

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LPAC is the only organization whose mission is to build the political voice of LGBTQ women.

LPAC was founded in 2012 by a group of LGBTQ women seeking to create a place, and voice, at the power table for our community. We do this by endorsing and investing in candidates directly and supporting them through independent expenditure campaigns. We’ve raised more than $5.5 million and endorsed more than 125 candidates. And we’re just getting started.

LPAC’s focus is on electing candidates – particularly LGBTQ women – who share our values: LGBTQ and women’s equality, women’s health, and social justice while helping coalesce LGBTQ women as a concrete and powerful political demographic.

If you are running for office and would like to find out more about our endorsement process, please contact us.

 
 
 
 

Our Values

LGBTQ Rights

There are no federal protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace or in housing, and state-level protections are erratic. Same-sex marriage is legal federally, but 13 states still prohibit it at the state level, making us one conservative Supreme Court decision away from disaster. LGBTQ Americans must be fully equal under our laws.

Women’s Equality

With the ongoing assault on women’s rights at the federal and state levels, it’s more important than ever to elect politicians who will put women’s protections front and center of their platforms. Reproductive choice and maternal support are non-negotiable values – full stop.

Social Justice

All people in America — regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity, class, geography, or immigration status — deserve a fair shake. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. LPAC endorses candidates who put this intersectional perspective into practice in their campaign platforms and political actions.

 
 
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Our Contributions

In 2018, LPAC maxed out to competitive federal and statewide candidates.

LPAC builds the political power of LGBTQ women by electing candidates – LGBTQ women in particular – who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality, and social justice.

LPAC achieves its mission by increasing the political power and engagement of LGBTQ women and their allies, and by building a network of LGBTQ women who take political action.

We are a unique demographic that’s been overlooked in national debates and decision-making for far too long. We demand a voice in the debate and a seat at the table. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with – and of course, a force for good.

  • We build the political power of LGBTQ women across the country;

  • We work at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, women’s equality, and social justice to fight for a broader, more inclusive agenda;

  • We steward your dollars by keep administrative costs low to effectively invest your generous contribution;

  • We bundle your donations – from the $5 donor to the $50,000 donor – to make the greatest possible impact; and,

  • We support outspoken champions, with a special emphasis on LGBTQ women, running for public office at the local, state, and national level by raising resources for these campaigns from our network across the country.

 

Project LPAC

Project LPAC’s mission is to study, compile and disseminate empirical research about LGBTQ women as a political community, with a particular focus on those who are economically challenged, transgender, and/or women of color. Their goal is to share the findings of this research with organizations, corporations and NGOs so that they can be fully inclusive in their efforts to empower and increase the involvement of LGBTQ women in society.

 
 
 

Here’s how we stack up:

 

$5.5+

Million Dollars Invested in Candidates

Since the creation of LPAC in 2012, we have raised more than $5.5 million from supporters in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

70+

Elected Candidates Endorsed by LPAC

Since its founding in 2012, LPAC has been instrumental in electing candidates who translate LGBTQ values into policy.

125+

Independent Initiatives that LPAC's been involved with

LPAC has been involved in more than 100 races and independent expenditure campaigns across the country.

 
 
 
 

LPAC Endorsed Candidates

To become LPAC endorsed, a candidate must share our values: LGBTQ and women’s equality, women’s health, and social justice