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Meet your Lesbian Super PAC in San Francisco!

31 Mar Posted by in Robin Lowey | Comments Off on Meet your Lesbian Super PAC in San Francisco!
Meet your Lesbian Super PAC in San Francisco!

LPAC is the national lesbian political action committee that supports pro-LGBTQ, pro-women’s equality, and progressive candidates, building the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates 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 building a network of lesbians and queer women who take political action.

Learn more about LPAC’s political action community as  we grow our community and elect more candidates to federal, state, and local offices that champion our values of LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and social justice. Join the LPAC Board of Directors and event hosts, Petra Liljestrand, A. Sparks and Cindy Solomon, and our special guest Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski in San Francisco and meet the nation’s only Lesbian super PAC. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine for an evening of laughs and politics! Spring is here and what better way to celebrate it then with meeting new friends in the Bay Area on Thursday, April 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Meet some key members of LPAC!

Kick off this momentous election year with a room full of LGBTQ women and friends. Buy your tickets now and Meet Your Lesbian Super PAC! Hors d’ouevres and cocktails!
Thursday, April 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm
Chambers, 601 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA

Laura Ricketts, Chair of the Board

As director and part owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club; and Chair of the Board for Chicago Cubs Charities; Laura Ricketts is the first openly gay woman to own an MLB franchise. She is a former corporate attorney, a member of the

Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee, and a former co-chair of the DNC National Finance Committee’s LGBT Leadership Council. She also sits on the board of directors for EMILY’s List. She served on the Steering Committee and co-chaired the Finance Committee for Illinois Unites for Marriage, a statewide campaign to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in the Illinois General Assembly, which granted full marriage equality to Illinois same-sex couples.

Joyce Newstat, Vice Chair of the Board

Joyce Newstat is the Founder and CEO of Rocket Science Associates, a consulting firm with expertise in public policy, communications, media relations

and fundraising. Joyce spent most of the last 25+ years working in public policy and on national, statewide and local political campaigns. As Director of Public Policy, Joyce led the development of then Mayor Gavin Newsom’s public policy agenda during his first

mayoral campaign and first year in office – including same-sex marriage and developing assets and financial empowerment for low-income families. In 2012, Joyce was the Director of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ transition team. She works and volunteers on political campaigns raising money and does pro bono work in the women’s, Jewish and LGBT communities. She served for 10 years on the Board of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute. She currently serves as Chair of the Council of the Holocaust Center of San Francisco and on the Advisory Board of the Horizons Foundation. She lives in San Francisco with her spouse Susan Lowenberg. Their daughter is a senior in college.

Rachel Robasciotti, Treasurer

Rachel currently heads an industry-wide effort to integrate emotional intelligence into financial decision making. Through her work with hundreds of clients over nearly 17 years of practice, she developed and continues to use a progressive model that invites client emotions into the conversation and

allows them to strategically inform key financial decisions. Prior to founding Robasciotti & Philipson, Rachel was a business strategist at Prudential Financial and the top financial planner at MetLife

Securities. During that time, Rachel obtained the Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination) licenses. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied economics. As recognized leader in the San Francisco LGBTQ philanthropic community, Rachel serves on the board of directors of Horizons Foundation and is co-chair of that organization’s Professional Advisors Council. Previously, she served on the boards of Face Value, the Foundation to End Sexual Violence, and for seven years on the board of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She is the founder of LGBTQ Tech Philanthropists, a community of young donors in technology. Rachel lives in San Francisco.

LPAC is the first lesbian Political Action Committee, with the mission of advancing women’s and LGBTQ equality by working to influence the current political and social landscape and to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the political table. LPAC believes that the engagement of lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) women in politics can translate into greater protections for LGBTQ women and all members of the LGBTQ community. LPAC operates with a commitment to LGBTQ equality, gender, sexual and reproductive justice, and racial, social and economic justice. LPAC was founded by a group of committed lesbian donors and activists. Find out more about LPAC here.


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