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, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino. The attendees also spent time in workshop breakout sessions led by Perino, former John Thune campaign manager Dick Wadhams and RNC New Media Director Todd Herman.
The purpose of the summit was to give women from across the western United States the opportunity to network together and share ideas and goals for the 2010 election cycle. By the end of the day, we accomplished that and much more. The energy during the summit was unmistakable. Earlier this month, Republican candidates made tremendous gains with women voters in the off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey. If the enthusiasm at the summit was any indication, female voters are ready to move in waves to Republican candidates in 2010.
As the week goes on, check back here for video clips and other presentation information from the summit. And don’t forget to join up at www.RNCWomen.com
for details about upcoming regional summits in your area.