Pioneering LGBT Activist to Speak on June 22
There is such a thing as a free brunch! All you need to do is RSVP.
On Sunday June 22, from 11-1, at a casual meeting at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, a group of lesbian activists will introduce Rehoboth to LPAC, a lesbian political action committee. The program, titled Lesbian Political Power: Why it Matters will be a fascinating eye-opener and a call to action.
Long-time LGBT activist Urvashi Vaid will speak about LPAC and its quest to elect candidates who champion policies that positively impact lesbians and their families.
Vaid is a true firebrand in the fight for LGBT rights, an attorney, and former executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Task Force. In 2009, OUT Magazine named her one of the 50 most influential LGBT people in the U.S.
Helping to bring LPAC awareness to Rehoboth is a local host committee, organized by Fay Jacobs and Bonnie Quesenberry, with the support of Ellen Feinberg and Lesley Rogan, Marilyn Hewitt and Leslie Ledogar, Pam Kozey and Marie Martinucci, Natalie B. Moss, Pattie Magee and Anita Pettit, Margie Moore and Sheree Mixell, Julie Peters, and Beth Pile.
There will be a free brunch, with coffee, adult beverages and breakfast goodies. While the event is free, the host committee asks that you register by e-mail.
LPAC supporter Billie Jean King says, “LPAC’s work is crucial to stemming the tide of attacks on women and lesbians by electing pro-lesbian, pro-women candidates. The leaders andcampaigns we are endorsing have a strong focus on inclusion and will positively influence the political and social landscape for all of us, especially lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.”
The 2014 slate includes 15 candidates from across the country and at several levels of government, as well as a Tennessee constitutional ballot initiative aimed at repealing reproductive rights protections. In addition, LPAC will also be making political contributions to select pro-women and pro-lesbian through independent expenditure efforts.
In order to receive an LPAC endorsement, a candidate must champion a range of issues that impact lesbians and women, including:
• Ending discriminatory treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families;
• Protecting access to reproductive freedom and quality healthcare; and
• Advancing social, racial, and economic justice for all Americans.
LPAC is a political action committee dedicated to one goal: influencing elections by giving lesbians a meaningful seat at the political table.