The Role of Women in Politics
November 4, 2009 | NeW Staff
I’ve heard so many political pundits weigh in on the key for both Republicans and Democrats in upcoming elections. They offer suggestions to both sides about the voting blocs they should recruit. Today I heard a strong recommendation by a politician. The key to upcoming elections? Women in the 18-29 age bracket.
Well, that’s us! Women register and turn out to vote in much larger numbers than men, particularly recently. That’s why it’s so important to become educated and active in our communities. While NeW is non-partisan and does not advocate for specific candidates or legislation, we certainly recognize the importance of education, awareness, and involvement. We encourage young women to educate themselves on the issues and then to share it with others on their campuses and communities.
Something I learned a few years ago, that actually prompted me to become more involved in NeW, is that you don’t have to be a politician to influence the political process. We have great potential as enlightened young women; we have a message of cultural conservatism that resonates with a majority of Americans. I’m excited for the opportunity we have to be an active and loud voice weighing in on big issues.
What do you think? How can conservative women best promote a positive voice on our campuses and in our communities? Please share your thoughts!