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LPAC endorses Sylvia Swayne for HD55

Former Rep. Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly LGBTQ legislator, joined LPAC in the endorsement.

House District 55 candidate Sylvia Swayne
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LPAC, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to electing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) women and nonbinary people to public office, proudly announced its endorsement of Sylvia Swayne for Alabama House District 55. Former Rep. Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly LGBTQ legislator, joined LPAC in expressing unequivocal support for Swayne’s campaign.

As a passionate advocate for LGBTQ and women’s equality, women’s health, and social justice, Sylvia Swayne’s candidacy embodies the principles and values at the heart of LPAC’s mission and Rep. Todd’s legacy. 

“I’m honored to stand with organizations like LPAC and leaders like Rep. Todd in fighting for our shared values of LGBTQ and women’s equality, health and social justice,” said Swayne. “Women currently make up less than 20 percent of the Alabama state legislature, despite being more than 50 percent of the population. If we are going to address the maternal mortality crisis, ensure equal pay for equal work and resecure the right to safe abortion access, we need to elect women who will stand up for their values and act in their community’s best interests. I’m grateful to LPAC and Rep. Todd for their endorsements and look forward to representing our shared values in Montgomery as the next representative for House District 55.”

Sylvia Swayne’s endorsements are “a significant milestone not only for her campaign but also for the LGBTQ community’s ongoing efforts to secure fair representation in all branches of government,” her campaign stated.

“Sylvia Swayne represents the future of inclusive and equitable politics,” says Lisa Turner, Executive Director of LPAC. “Her dedication to championing LGBTQ and women’s rights is a testament to her commitment to making a positive change in our society. We are proud to endorse her candidacy and support her journey to public office.”

“Sylvia is an everyday Alabamian who will continue to fight for the everyday Alabamian,” added Patricia Todd. “At a time when corporate interests are dumping money into elections to put profit over people, Sylvia stands firm in her commitment to workers. From her time as a student labor organizer to her worker-centered platform, we can trust her to always put people first.”

These endorsements add to Swayne’s grassroots momentum as election day nears on September 26th, as Swayne’s campaign has raised nearly $20,000 in cash contributions from more than 250 individual donors. Including last month’s fundraising and in-kind donations, her total amount of grassroots support totals over $27,500.

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