Upmeyer Praises RSLC Pledge to Recruit 300 New Women Candidates

upmeyer speech1Last Friday, as part of a nationwide event led by Republican leaders and elected officials, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced a commitment to recruiting 300 new women candidates as part of the 2013-2014 election cycle’s Right Women, Right Now initiative of the Future Majority Project.

Right Women, Right Now advisory board member Linda Upmeyer (R- Clear Lake) released the following statement.

“The RSLC and Right Women, Right Now are leading the way in candidate recruitment,” said Upmeyer. “Time and again women are proven leaders in their communities and continue those efforts when elected to lead in their states or country.  Conservative women should be encouraged to run, supported through the process and highlighted as key messengers for our party.”

For the 2013-2014 cycle Right Women, Right Now will:

  • Identify, recruit, train and support 300 new women to run for office at the state level
  • Elect 150 new women at the state level
  • Invest $6 million as part of the Future Majority Project that focuses on supporting candidates who reflect America’s full diversity
  • Continue and expand mentoring programs, pairing new women candidates with current elected officials
  • Expand Policy Webinars for current women serving in state houses across the nation
  • Convene a Right Women, Right Now summit in Nashville, TN on September 9-10, 2013
  • Work with Right Women, Right Now advisory board members on partnership initiatives within our states that will help the RSLC find women leaders in communities across the nation, and ask them to run