Browde Receives Endorsement of Major LGBTQ Women Organization

Monday, March 3, 2020

For Immediate Release

Chappaqua, NY—LPAC, the only organization dedicated to building the political voice of LGBTQ women, has endorsed Democratic Candidate Kristen Browde for New York State Assembly.

LPAC was founded in 2012 by a group of LGBTQ women with the goal of electing other LGBTQ women to political office. LPAC has raised more than $5.5 million and endorsed more than 125 candidates that prioritize LGBTQ and women’s equality, women’s health, and social justice.

LPAC Executive Director Stephanie Sandberg said, "Kristen Browde exemplifies LPAC's core progressive values, and we look forward to supporting her as she works toward becoming New York's first openly trans state lawmaker."

“It is such an honor to be endorsed by LPAC, the only organization devoted to getting LGBTQ women elected. LPAC has led the fight to increase our voice across the country. With their help, that deficit is being reduced, and with their help we’ll reduce it more,” said Browde.

Browde, in addition to practicing as a lawyer, is the leader of two Bar Associations and has been a long-time union member and activist. She is a trustee of SAG-AFTRA’s $2.5 billion pension plan and a director of Equality NY. Both of those positions have led to her spending years working with the legislature and Governor to enact major legislation, including major amendments to New York State’s Human Rights and Criminal laws, as well as a ban on the use of non-compete clauses in employee contracts for broadcasters.

She is the lone woman in the primary race and possesses a unique skill set that will help her to hit the ground running in Albany. Before she began her law practice, Kristen was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter and anchor. As a reporter, she developed a keen sense of justice as well as the ability to communicate the heart of any subject to a wide and diverse audience.

Browde has been endorsed by New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, Westchester County Legislator Damon Maher, New Castle Deputy Supervisor Jeremy Saland, the North Salem Democratic Committee, the President of Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Women for Change and the New Castle Democratic Committee, the home Democratic committee of Hillary Clinton.


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