Welcome to Conservative Women Weekly! It’s been a tumultuous and anxiety-filled week for so many across the country due to the novel coronavirus outbreak truly hitting the United States. Conservative women in a variety of roles are stepping up to the plate and providing us with some hope.

Nikki Haley Encourages Young Followers to Head CDC Advice

Earlier this week, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on her younger followers to take the coronavirus seriously and practice social distancing. Her tweet came before the CDC announced that the coronavirus has, in fact, had serious implications for younger patients as well as older patients or those with preexisting conditions. 

Elise Stefanik’s EPAC-Endorsed Candidates Continue to Win Primaries

Despite the outbreak, several states went to the polls this week on Tuesday, including Florida, Illinois and Arizona. Mary Miller, who is running for Congress in Illinois’s 15th district and was endorsed by Stefanik’s EPAC, won her primary race on Tuesday. She will now be on the general ballot in November against Democrat Erika Weaver. The seat is currently held by Republican John Shimkus, who is not seeking another term.

K.C. Tomlinson Wins State House Seat in Pennsylvania

Also on Tuesday, Pennsylvania held three special elections to fill vacant seats. In Bucks County, which is a suburb outside Philadelphia, K.C. Tomlinson, who is the daughter of a Pennsylvania state senator, defeated her Democratic opponent. She will serve the 18th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Republicans ultimately won all three races.

Melania Trump Will Appear in Coronavirus PSAs

The White House announced on Wednesday that the First Lady will appear in coronavirus-focused PSAs broadcasted nationally. Trump is among other administration officials, like Dr. Fauci, who will appear in these PSAs, instructing Americans on ways to protect themselves from the novel virus.

Trump Administration Expands Telemedicine for Medicare Users

In a press conference spearheaded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the Trump Administration announced that it will be expanded telemedicine for Americans on Medicare. Telemedicine essentially would provide medical care without requiring people to leave their homes, which will be effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Karly M.
Karly Matthews is a student at Temple University, where she is majoring in political science and journalism while minoring in Spanish. At any given moment, Karly can be found talking about Marco Rubio and advocating for conservative values with a large coffee mug and color-coded planner in hand.

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