Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, has published an op-ed that should be read by every conservative – especially conservative women. Titled “Conservative Women — The 2012 Game-Changers” Dana writes ” The women’s vote is going to get a lot of attention in 2012, and for good reason, since candidates are going to need to fight to earn every vote they get.
In the midterm election of 2010, and for the first time since 1982, more women checked the box for the Republican candidate over the Democratic candidate when they cast their vote. That wasn’t a fluke – it was the result of lots of hard work and the concern of women about the state of the country and the families and friends they love.
While fewer women overall are serving in Congress than before 2010, running for office isn’t the only way to get involved. Increasingly, women are upping their participation in lots of ways, including opening up their checkbooks for candidates they support. Yet the largest growth in participation is in grassroots political activities, and women finding new and sustainable ways to hold their elected officials accountable.”
Read the complete article here.