100 years ago this week women gained the right to vote in the United States. And there’s really a lot to celebrate! In the past 100 years, women went from having virtually no voice in politics, to running for Congress, serving the White House staff, etc. Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul would be proud of the accomplishments conservative women made this week–from introducing an amendment that would increase funding for mental health, to topping USA Today’s “Women of the Century” list, to a new ad from a congressional campaign in Baltimore that focuses on using conservative ideas to lift Black Americans out of poverty–conservative women really dominated in the news this week. 

Kim Klacik, A Congressional Nominee For Maryland’s 7th District, Releases Ad About Black Lives In Baltimore

On Monday, Kimberly Klacik, a congressional nominee for Baltimore, Maryland, released an ad on her Twitter account showing the reality for Black Americans living in cities like Baltimore. “Democrats don’t want you to see this. They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities. That’s why I’m running for Congress. Because All Black Lives Matter. Baltimore Matters. And Black people don’t have to vote Democrat.” The ad has over 8 million views on Twitter, and counting. 

Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Introduce Amendment To SAMHSA 

On Sunday, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Shelley Moore Capito introduced an amendment to increase funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by $4.5 billion in the next COVID-19 package. This announcement came following the CDC’s announcement that 1 in 4 young people have considered suicide in the midst of the pandemic. 

Sen. Marsha Blackburn Releases Open Letter To The Media On The Treatment Of Women

After a letter entitled “We Have Her Back” was addressed to the media on August 6th about how Kamala Harris should be treated by the media, Senator Marsha Blackburn responded with a letter of her own. Senator Blackburn agreed that women and men are treated differently by the media. As the first female representing Tennessee, Blackburn admits she has struggled with this. The senator urges the media to apply this sentiment to all women in public service, not just liberal women. 

USA Today Releases “Women Of The Century” List. Many Republican Women Made The List

In celebration of the centennial of women’s right to vote, USA Today released a list of their “Women of the Century.” There were separate lists for women in entertainment, politics, civil rights, sports, arts/literature/media, science/medicine/education, and business. A number of women who made the politics list were conservatives, including Sandra Day O’Connor, Condoleezza Rice, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. 

Washington Examiner Announces That Half Of Trump’s Staff Are Women, White House Twitter Says Women Dominate The United States

On August 14th, the Washington Examiner reported that 48% of President Trump’s White House Staff (216 in total) are women. Further, the Vice President has 26 female staffers and his wife, Karen Pence employs 9 women and no men. One quarter of these women (56 total) hold top “commissioned” positions in the White House. The White House Twitter account also announced on August 18th that “Women dominate the United States,” stating that a record-breaking 131 women are serving in Congress, nearly 70 million women vote in elections and more than 11 million women own successful businesses. 

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Georgia G

Georgia Gallagher graduated from the University of Alabama in the summer of 2019 where she majored in Journalism and Political Science. She is currently working as a Cast Member at  Walt Disney World in Florida. In her free time she can be found advocating for pro-life policies and working with single or low-income mothers. She often says that her planner is second only to her Bible and she’s never caught without a cup of coffee in her hand.