My name is Sharon Day and I am proud to serve as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee. I welcome you to celebrate National Women’s history month
with me by discussing the essential role women play in the strengthening of our great Party.
Of the many voting demographics that can be reached through grassroots movements, women are the largest. Since Ronald Reagan’s reelection in 1984, women have consistently out-voted men in every successive presidential election. There is no question that women continue to become increasingly involved in not only electing government officials, but being government officials themselves. There are currently 39 Republican women
serving as Governors, Lt. Governors, US Senators and US House Members. This past year, three new Republican female Governors
were elected along with one new Republican female Senator
and nine new Republican female House members
. In the same year, we saw a groundswell of women activists and volunteers working to support Republican candidates. Women voters have high stakes in the current issues since women make 75% of buying decisions
and 80% of health care decisions
. Women are also the ones who often balance the family checkbook and handle doctor visits, making national politics very relevant to women’s daily lives and their ability to care for their families.
Women comprise a diverse voting bloc including school teachers, small business owners, attorneys, and entrepreneurs. The diversity of women’s professions means they have diverse interests in governmental policy. Their diversity also brings a wide range of expertise and personal experience to the national debate, making women very influential in the grassroots campaigns to bring the Republican message to more Americans. Through both large national groups, and by forming smaller and local groups, women can have even greater influence in helping to achieve support for the Republican Party in the times ahead.
I look forward to working with all of you to strengthen and grow our Party. Together we can we can build on our successes in 2010, return a Republican majority to the United States Senate, and defeat Barack Obama in 2012.
God Bless our great country and God Bless each of you.