A few weeks ago, I was afforded the opportunity to speak at the Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) annual conference and presented a welcome address to several hundred attendees. I believed it was important to welcome them to El Paso County and to also emphasize the role Republican women have played in Colorado politics. Click here
to read more on my Sallie Clark County Commissioner Blog...… Continue
Added by Sallie Clark on November 25, 2009 at 12:45am —
Although I signed on to Twitter.com in March of 2008, I didn't begin consistently using the site until recently. Once I began to tweet more frequently, I became absorbed into a ADHD-dream world of constant information and murky 140 character-chaos. If Twitter was a large room and all my tweeps (people I follow on Twitter) were present and discussing the same topic, such as health care reform, no one would get… Continue
Added by Danielle on November 20, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Americans across the country were outraged when a panel that is part of Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services made outrageous new recommendations about breast cancer screenings for women. This morning, RNC Chairman Michael Steele and I sent a letter to President Obama expressing our outrage at the decision.
Using better evidence to inform doctors in their treatment decisions is important. However, this panel’s conclusions weren’t based on sound research, but instead on… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
Women Should Be Afraid Of Democrats’ “Comparative Effectiveness Research”
As a breast cancer survivor, I was shocked when the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
made an outrageous announcement that women should start getting routine, annual mammograms at age 50, not 40
Added by Jan Larimer on November 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
Last Saturday, nearly 500 Republican women from 16 western states gathered together in Denver for our RNC Regional Women’s Summit entitled "Women Winning the West." These women, some of them new to politics, some local activists, and some elected officials, joined together to continue our drive to elect Republicans up and down the ballot in 2010.
The women who attended the summit heard from a powerful panel of speakers, including pollster Linda Divall, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski,… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 17, 2009 at 4:19pm —
Yesterday, at the RNC Women's Summit
in Denver, Republican leaders mentioned (several times) that only 5% of GOP women are using social media tools. So what's it take to get conservative women new-media-mobilized? Todd Herman (@toddeherman), New Media Director for the RNC, discovered a few possible barriers to technological engagement from twitter-shy women during a session yesterday afternoon. Of the concerns mentioned,… Continue
Added by Danielle on November 15, 2009 at 2:34pm —
Obama bows again; this time to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as he arrived at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 (AP Photo).
Good grief is right, Nice Deb
. I guess he didn’t learn anything from the last time. One more time….Americans do not bow to royalty, American Presidents do not bow before other heads of states and First Ladies should not be… Continue
Added by Carol Lynne on November 14, 2009 at 10:27pm —
In a deeply flawed article on Politico yesterday, Meredith Shiner and Glenn Thrush tried to use Dede Scozzaffava’s loss in New York as evidence that the GOP has a “women problem.” They tried to make the connection that because conservatives worked against a female candidate’s campaign, then conservatives must necessarily be against women.
Washington is famous for being filled with bad logic, but that might take the cake.
To try to build their case, they highlighted quotes… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 10, 2009 at 4:48pm —
Please check out the Real Clear Politics blog entry linked here
. Even people like the director of Emily’s List, an organization which works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office, are beginning to take note that women are moving back to the GOP.
“Democratic women's groups are also pointing to the depressed turnout among women as a key factor, and are seeking to… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 9, 2009 at 4:15pm —
Many of us ‘ordinary’ citizens could not ignore Michele Bachmann’s call to action to join her and others on November 5th in Washington D.C. to express our concern over the current House version of the health care bill being shoved down our throats.
Close to 1.5 million of us peacefully descended on Washington on September 12th. It seemed nearly impossible to get a decent turnout on such short notice (less than a week). But the response was so huge that they had to move the rally to… Continue
Added by Carol Lynne on November 7, 2009 at 2:00am —
Republicans Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie both had good nights, and women were critical to their success.
In Virginia, despite considerable negative advertising from Creigh Deeds aimed at women, Bob McDonnell turned a 7 point Obama advantage among women in 2008 into an 8 point advantage for himself. This equates to an amazing 15 point swing.
In New Jersey, Chris Christie showed that Republicans can be competitive in the Northeast among both men and women. Chris Christie… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 5, 2009 at 2:50pm —
The punditry is filled today with the conventional wisdom that independents came back to the Republican Party with yesterday’s elections. We have been seeing this migration of independents back to our Party build for months, and we believe it will continue through the 2010 cycle.
Indeed, back in September a CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll found a majority of independents disapproving of the president's job performance for the first time. Independents are moving toward conservative… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 5, 2009 at 2:49pm —
As I write this on Election Day 2009, I am struck by the importance of the women’s vote in today’s elections for governor in New Jersey and Virginia.
According to Rasmussen Reports polling on October 29th, John Corzine was favored by just 46 percent of female voters in New Jersey. Contrast this to 2008, when CNN exit polling showed Barack Obama won more than 58 percent of the Garden State’s female vote. That 12 point swing could be enough to put Republican Chris Christie over the… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 3, 2009 at 8:06pm —