RNC Celebrates Women's History
Sharon Day, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee led a celebration of Women's History Month last night at the Capitol Hill Club with young Congressional staffers and Republican women in the DC metro area. In her talk she emphasized the importance on networking and the gathering was a good place to start that process. Ms. Day also declared that women are not looking for outreach from the Party, but a Partnership with the organization that will implement a cooperative, concerted effort to persuade and bring more women in to the body and into leadership roles. Women are 53% of the electorate--equal is the least they should be.
Ms. Day began a tradition of honoring Trailblazers among Republican Women for their accomplishments within and on behalf of the party and it's ideals. Mary Louise Stewart from Iowa was the first and only woman Chair of the RNC. An award in her name went to American Samoan Amata Radewagen.
Jean Kirkpatrick, who switched from Democrat to Republican during the Reagan presidency, was the first woman to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. An Award in her name went to Riva Litman, who as a staffer for Representative Cathy Mc Morris Rodgers, works in the U.S. Congress on Women's interests and status.
The Susan B. Anthony Award went to a descendant of hers, Robin Reed, who has carried on Ms Anthony's crusade of expanding women's rights and participation in the political process.