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The Washington Post Features Members of NeW

March 24, 2014 | Jordan Finney

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The Washington Post published an article on March 13, 2014 that highlights the mission of Network of Enlightened Women and its Gentlemen’s Showcase.

The article reads, in part:

With fewer women voting Republican and fewer millennials attaching to traditional political institutions, some young conservative women lament that the odds are stacked against them. But their belief in freedom keeps them going. That and maybe a dozen cupcakes.

Throughout the month of March, NeW has been hosting its annual Gentlemen’s Showcase, which encourages collegiate women to nominate true gentlemen that display chivalry on their campus. At the end of the month, the gentleman with the most Facebook votes will win a $500 scholarship and the lady who nominates him will receive a dozen Georgetown cupcakes. You can see the nominees and cast your vote for your favorite gentleman here.

The article continues:

Over the past several months, Democrats have branded issues like raising the minimum wage and immigration reform as women’s issues. Tying in perpetually hot button issues like abortion, liberal politicians have accused the right of waging a “war on women.” But Florida State University freshman Roberta Skinner, 19, thinks it’s the other way around.

Roberta Skinner is Vice President of the Florida State University’s NeW chapter. She had this to say:

With the left, they try to make you think there’s a war on your body. They make women’s issues about abortion and being about pro-life or pro-choice. But really it’s a war on your mind….I do my homework. I watch CNN. I watch FOX. I watch MSNBC sometimes. I watch everything, read everything and I think that limited government makes for a better society.

The Washington Post also quoted Florida State University senior Jordan Jones, who is also a member of the NeW chapter at FSU. She had this to say:

The Democratic party tries to appeal to women more. But the conservative party–that’s my values. Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I have to go against everything I believe in and be liberal.

Read the full article online.

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