Welcome to our third weekly installment of Conservative Women Weekly! Here are five ways conservative women stood out this week.
Congresswoman Ann Wagner calls for more GOP women to run for office
Congresswoman Ann Wagner says that she wants the GOP to be a majority party. She also believes that we need more women to run in order to make that possible. Wagner, along with a coalition of other GOP women, hopes to expand the number of right-of-center women in Congress. The end goal is for the Republican Party to be the majority party. This will be attained on the basis of both solid policy content and increased female representation.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik pens an essay on conservative solutions to climate change
Congresswoman Stefanik wrote an essay for the Spring 2019 edition of the Bush Institute publication The Catalyst entitled “Market-Oriented Solutions to Climate Change.” With the left claiming ownership of climate issues, it is essential that the GOP have people within its party rise to the occasion and offer conservative solutions. Stefanik did just that, calling for Americans to harness our “ingenuity and innovation…[to] lead the globe in solving these complex problems.” Conservatives can champion and are championing environmental issues; Stefanik is just one among a rising generation of conservative women and men to do so.
Conservative women support fellow conservative Kimberly Corban after Chris Cuomo controversy
Kimberly Corban, sexual assault survivor and advocate, gracefully responded to criticism of her NRA advertisement in which she bravely tells her story as a survivor. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo quote-tweeted the initial tweet from the NRA with a snide remark, but Corban exemplified grace when she asked him to “chat” about his comment. The View co-host Meghan McCain took to Twitter and kindly defended Corban, and Fox News Channel senior meteorologist Janice Dean pointed out the ignorance and insensitivity in Cuomo’s comment. A slew of other conservative women rose in defense of Corban, as well. It’s nice to see conservative ladies building each other up even when others try to tear us down. Empowered women empower women.
House GOP women are standing behind congressional candidate Dr. Joan Perry
Candidate for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, Dr. Joan Perry, has received support from all 13 Republican women in the House of Representatives. Perry, a pediatrician and self-described political outsider, will face off with state representative Greg Murphy in a runoff election this July for the Republican nomination. If she is successful, she will continue on to the general election to expectedly win in this Republican-friendly district.