Q: What appeals to you about NeW?
I'm fiscally and socially conservative, but I definitely believe in the importance of having women be politically influential. All the women's political groups at UF were primarily liberal, so when I found out about NeW, I was immediately attracted to its mission and vision. ~Krystal Hernandez, NeW at UF President
NeW provides a forum for conservative women interested in politics to support and empower each other. It is a great alternative to the liberal female political groups on campus, which do not align with my values. ~Kailyn Allen, NeW at UF SecretaryQ: How do you benefit from being a part of NeW?
Being a part of a network of women who are informed about current issues ignites my passion to change the way politics are today. ~Rachel Csutoros, NeW at UF Treasurer
Often times at a large and overwhelmingly liberal institution such as UF, it is easy to feel like you are alone in your beliefs, especially as a conservative woman. Time and time again, we are told what we should believe and spoken to condescendingly about our values. NeW gives us the opportunity to meet like-minded women and start the discussion on campus, rather than acquiescing to the conventional view that there is one overarching opinion that young women should have.~Kailyn Allen, NeW at UF Secretary
Q:What is the best part of being involved with NeW?
If you are a student at the University of Florida and would like to get involved with NeW, email [email protected] for more information on meetings and locations. You can also find NeW at UF on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to my involvement with NeW, I have found a group of like-minded women who share the very same values as my own. I have found an organization with which I can truly be myself and feel no outside judgement when discussing my beliefs that may not align perfectly with the status quo. ~Amy Sapp, NeW at UF Vice-President