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Republican State Leadership Committee Celebrates Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2018) — The Republican State Leadership Committee released the following statement from RLCC Chairwoman Iowa Speaker Linda Upmeyer recognizing the beginning of Women’s History Month:
“Each March, Women’s History Month presents us the opportunity to reflect upon the immense contributions American women have made to our society and country. I have the great honor of serving as the first female Speaker of the House in Iowa and I’m proud to be a part of a new generation of female political leadership within my own state alongside Senator Joni Ernst and Governor Kim Reynolds.”
“This month allows us to reflect on all of the important and consequential accomplishments achieved by women in the history of this great country,” RSLC President Matt Walter said. “As the first female Speaker in Iowa’s history, Speaker Upmeyer has boldly led her chamber to pursue numerous policies and reforms that have helped contribute to Iowa’s recent designation as the best state in America by U.S. News and World Report. Let us take this month to remember all of the important women who have contributed to the fabric of this country’s history.”
In 2011, RSLC launched the Right Women, Right Now initiative to identify, recruit, and support new state-level women candidates nationwide in order to help elect more Republican leaders who better embody the electorate of our country, where women are 53 percent of the voters. Since its founding, this program has helped elect nearly 400 new women to office and continues working to grow the largest caucus of Republican elected women in the country.
About the RSLC
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. After Election Night 2017, state-level Republicans maintain 67 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, hold 31 lieutenant governor seats, and control 30 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.