Happy Thanksgiving! For this week’s edition of Conservative Women Weekly, we want to highlight right-leaning women whose efforts we’re thankful for. These women take on many different issues of concern to conservatives–from the second amendment, to supporting our service members and beyond. Here are several conservative women whose work we are grateful for this week.
Antonia Okafor Cover joins Gun Owners of America as National Spokesperson
Antonia Okafor Cover, founder of pro-gun organization EmPOWERed 2A, merged her efforts with national organization Gun Owners of America (GOA). Okafor will be the Director of Outreach and a national spokesperson for the gun-rights organization. In an announcement on Monday, GOA and Okafor expressed their excitement for the combining of the two organizations in which EmPOWERed 2A will now serve as the student outreach arm of GOA.
Candidate for Congress Jessica Taylor (AL-2) endorsed by Winning for Women PAC, alongside 12 other conservative women
13 women, including Jessica Taylor of Alabama (who was also recently endorsed by VIEW PAC), received an endorsement from the Winning for Women PAC. These women, all non-incumbents, are running in 9 separate states and are seeking to be fresh conservative voices in Congress. Though some of these races are predicted to favor the Democratic side, these women are making waves, contributing to the record number of Republican women seeking political office. We’re thankful for the right-leaning women who are disproving the narrative that the Republican Party is full of old, white men and we’re excited to see how these 13 women and other female Republican fare in upcoming elections.
Senator McSally champions bipartisan legislation to require better quality breast cancer screening for members of the military and their families
Senator Martha McSally introduced the Better and Robust Screening Today Act (BRST Act). This legislation ensures that service members receive the best quality breast cancer screening, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). This kind of screening is an option for many with private insurance, but it is not readily available to Tricare patients. The bill is also sponsored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, as well as House Republican Elise Stefanik and House Democrat Chrissy Houlahan, and has been well-received by many others across party lines and in both chambers of Congress.
Ivanka Trump hosted a fundraising event last Thursday that was set to raise $2 billion for President Trump’s reelection campaign.
Senator Marsha Blackburn’s bipartisan bill creating a $1 coin honoring the 100-year anniversary of women earning the right to vote was signed by President Trump.
Last but not least, former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect, was named to the NYT Best Seller List!