She’s a tennis legend, cancer survivor, and an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights. On Friday, October 10, Martina Navratilova is among the special guests attending the LPAC ‘Cocktails & Conversation’ fundraiser in Miami.
Other guests include LPAC Chair and Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts. She helped create LPAC in 2011, and since its founding the group has raised $1.2 million. Ricketts said her immediate fundraising task is to add $1 million to the LPAC war chest.
Alix Ritchie is also scheduled to attend. She is an independent media strategy consultant and longtime supporter of numerous arts, feminist, political and LGBT organizations. Sarah Schmidt is the former Chair and Treasurer of LPAC. She currently is a Director at Quarles Petroleum. Prominent LGBT rights activist Urvashi Vaid, is also expected to attend the night’s festivities too. She’s a community organizer, attorney and writer who’s been a leader in the LGBT social justice movements for nearly three decades.
Access to this powerhouse of women comes with a price. This is a fundraiser after all. Individual tickets cost $150. A sponsor level ticket is $500, while host tickets run $1,000.
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 is making a true impact for lesbians in politics.
When: October 10. 2014, From 6-8 p.m.
Where: At the home of Olive Watson and Joanna Grover-Watson