November 14 2012
Statement: New House Conference Chair is a Firebrand for Conservative Women
NEW HOUSE CONFERENCE CHAIR IS A FIREBRAND FOR CONSERVATIVE WOMEN
IWF Congratulates Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers In Her Victory
(Washington, D.C.) – Following today’s U.S. House of Representatives' election to select a new House Republican Conference Chair, Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer released the following statement:
"On behalf of Independent Women's Forum, I want to congratulate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) in her victory of the number four House GOP spot.
"IWF recognizes and values women who stand for limited government and we are pleased that our leaders in Washington have made their voices heard and acknowledged McMorris Rodgers."
“She is a firebrand for conservative women and electing her to the chairmanship is the first step in a much-needed transformation of the GOP party. The party - still viewed by many as too old, too white, and too male - needed a shakeup and Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers is the right person for the job.
“McMorris Rodgers has made it her primary goal to speak to women and bring more of them under the GOP fold. The Republicans have a slate of strong, talented, fiscally conservative female lawmakers who are poised to communicate the message that liberty is no war on women. It’s critical that Republicans treat female lawmakers as ambassadors to a public that has been systematically miseducated about what the GOP is and what it stands for."
Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to expanding the conservative coalition, both by increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women.