McMorris Rodgers Delivers Keynote Address at Smart Girl Politics Summit
“2010 Will Be The ‘Year of the Conservative Woman’”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference and the only Republican woman in either the House or Senate to be a member of Leadership, made a rousing call for conservative women to become more involved in the political process and help lead an American Renaissance during her keynote speech at the Smart Girl Politics Summit today.
“I believe 2010 will be known as the ‘Year of the Conservative Woman,’” said Vice Chair McMorris Rodgers. “This year, people are hungry for change – real change – and they are starting to notice that the real agents of change are conservative women.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers is the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)’s lead recruiter of women candidates. In 2010, 107 Republican women ran for the U.S. House – an all-time record and almost double the number who ran in the last cycle.
“When the next Congress begins session, these conservative women will take Washington by storm. And they will have a powerful impact on solving the key challenges facing our country.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers cited four reasons for the rise of conservative women this year: President Obama’s failed economic policies, the government takeover of health care, the growth of New Media, and the hunger for “real change” among the electorate.
Smart Girl Politics is a grassroots organization that promotes the opinions and principles of conservative women. It was founded in 2008 by Stacy Mott and Teri Christoph. Today it is one of the fastest growing premier social networks for conservative women in the country. Their united voice is now over 30,000 women strong and growing daily.