Welcome to another installment of Conservative Women Weekly! Right-leaning women dominated the political world this week; here’s six highlights.
Former Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Rebecca Kleefisch launches new advocacy group for her home state
Rebecca Kleefisch, former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin and potential 2022 gubernatorial candidate, announced a new advocacy group, the 1848 Project. The 1848 Project proposes the Forward Agenda, a conservative plan for Wisconsin’s future. While no specific policy agendas have been announced as of this writing, The Forward Agenda, at its core, “is intended to be a well-rounded set of conservative policy pillars to be used by all public servants and communities seeking a better tomorrow for their neighbors.”
Kimberly Klacik stands up to critics in powerful tweet
Candidate for MD-07 Kimberly Klacik made waves with an advertisement in which she walks the streets of Baltimore, and she recently earned President Trump’s endorsement. However, critics were quick to pass off the endorsement as an attempt to pander to the black community. Klacik fired back, saying, “My favorite part about getting Trump’s endorsement is reading the comments claiming Trump only did it because I am black. As if we didn’t spend 3 weeks watching modern day overseer @JoeBiden play Duck Duck Goose w/three black women to pick a VP solely based on complexion.” Klacik took a stand against her critics, reminding us that she doesn’t need identity politics to be successful.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders releases new book, “Speaking for Myself”
Former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a memoir on Tuesday entitled, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House.” The book follows her time in the Trump administration, peppered with some fond (and not-so-fond) memories of her tenure as press secretary. She also spoke with The View about her new book and answered tough questions about the behind-the-scenes of the White House.
President Trump releases updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees that includes seven additional female contenders
Seven women were added to the running list of possible contenders for Supreme Court Justice, a position that is not yet open but is suspected to become vacant in the coming months and years. These seven additions include: Noel Francisco, former solicitor general under the Trump administration; Judge Bridget Bade, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Barbara Lagoa, 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Martha Pacold, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Judge Sarah Pitlyk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; Judge Allison Jones Rushing, 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Kate Todd, deputy White House counsel. Several other women were already under consideration for the potential position, including Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Megyn Kelly announces new independent production company, Devil May Care Media, and podcast
Megyn Kelly, former Fox News host, announced on Thursday that she is launching Devil May Care Media, an independent production company that will feature her own podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show. The content will focus on “the latest news, current events, legal and cultural issues with the same tough, fair, smart perspective that has made Kelly one of America’s most respected broadcast journalists.” The goal is to overcome the barriers of traditional broadcast media and corporate interests to better reach the people. The first episode of Kelly’s podcast is set to drop the week of September 28.
Newsweek highlights 5 young women in a feature on rising conservative stars
Newsweek released an article last Friday covering 12 up-and-coming conservative stars–and five of them are women! As young as 17 and reaching age 23, these young trailblazers were recognized for their ongoing contribution to the conservative movement. More well-known names like Young Americans Against Socialism leader Morgan Zegers and outreach director for College Republicans and Students for Life Evita Duffy made the list, as well as three lesser known–but still influential–ladies: Alisa Giannelli, Juana Salas-Garcia, and Kara Zupkus. Congratulations, ladies!
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