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Republicans are excited to share with you a positive future – and it starts with reaffirming our past. We invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day – commemorating the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The language of the 19th Amendment was first introduced by Republican Senator Aaron Sargent in 1878: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

The Republican Party led the charge for equal suffrage, which turned into a 40-year battle against the other Party. It wasn’t until Republicans gained control of the House and Senate in 1919 that the 19th Amendment was finally passed. And in their first Presidential election, women helped send a Republican to the White House.

Today, the women who lead and represent Republicans in Washington State celebrate our equal rights and our real GOP: the Growth & Opportunity Party.

Susan Hutchison,
Washington State Republican Party Chairwoman
Susan Hutchison, Washington State Republican Party Chairwoman
Stephanie Cates,
Spokane County Republican Party Chairwoman
Stephanie Cates, Spokane County Republican Party Chairwoman
Lori Sotelo,
King County Republican Party Chairwoman
Lori Sotelo, King County Republican Party Chairwoman
Fredi Simpson,
WSRP National Committeewoman
Fredi Simpson, WSRP National Committeewoman
Debbie Blodgett,
Snohomish County Republican Party Chairwoman
Debbie Blodgett, Snohomish County Republican Party Chairwoman
Kim Wyman,
Washington Secretary of State (R)
Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State (R)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers,
US Congresswoman, 5th Congressional District
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, US Congresswoman, 5th Congressional District
Jaime Herrera Beutler,
US Congresswoman, 3rd Congressional District
Jaime Herrera Beutler, US Congresswoman, 3rd Congressional District
Shelly Short,
7th District Senator
Shelly Short, 7th District Senator
Mary Dye,
9th District Representative
Mary Dye, 9th District Representative
Susan Wilmoth,
Spokane County State Committeewoman
Susan Wilmoth, Spokane County State Committeewoman
Jacqueline Maycumber,
State Representative, 7th District
Jacqueline Maycumber, State Representative, 7th District
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I’m Jill. As a long-time ER nurse, I’ve seen how liberal policies have crippled our health care system – causing longer wait times, a shortage of primary care providers and a large number of people who still cannot obtain the care they need. I’m Hispanic and have been a life-long Republican, raised by Republican parents who instilled the values of family, faith and hard work in me from a very young age. To me, the Republican Party represents the roots of American values and the very principles of liberty. I’m a Republican because I stand for the rights and freedoms afforded to us by our Founders and value the party that stands to defend them.

I’m Abigail. I am a Republican because I believe free speech is not thought crime. I believe in fiscal responsibility and I believe that lowering taxes means less government and more freedom. I am a 23-year-old senior at Gonzaga pursuing a degree in Economics. I currently serve on the executive board of the Gonzaga University College Republicans, the Washington College Republican Federation, and the Spokane GOP. After graduation, I hope to attend Law school while continuing my involvement in politics.

I’m Erin. I identify myself as Republican for several reasons. I just started my 20th year as a law enforcement officer. I believe in the 2nd amendment and gun rights so citizens can protect themselves. I believe in God and want to be involved with a Party of individuals who are not afraid to share their beliefs. I also want to be involved with the Party who supports a strong military along with supporting law enforcement. Freedom of speech is very important and I feel the Republican Party supports all those freedoms even when we do not agree.

I’m Jennifer. I identify with the Republican platform because I believe in the God-given rights of every man, woman, and child to the inalienable gifts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the United States of America. I’m a Christian, a conservative, a black woman, an immigrant and a veteran. Freedom without a sense of personal accountability and responsibility leads to moral degradation and ultimately, tyranny. Raised in poverty, I’m a first generation college student earning several degrees in both business and public administration.

I’m Ana. I am proud to be a Republican because I love my country. I am a 21-year-old sophomore at Eastern Washington University and a Young Republican. I have more conservative values and the Republican Party is the one that aligns mostly with what I believe. To me, being a Republican means sticking up for the right things, working hard, having the chances to grow, earning the opportunities to go far in life, and being proud to be an American. That is what the Republican Party — the Growth and Opportunity Party — means to me and I could not be more proud.

I’m Lynn. I’m a full-time mom and entrepreneur who believes opportunity is greater than oppression, victory is greater than victimization, generosity is greater than greed, empowerment is greater than enablement, equality is greater than prejudice, humility is greater than pride, mercy is greater than malice and life is greater than death. Above all, I believe that Love is greater than hate and is the responsibility of every person on Earth, no matter his/her political affiliations.

I’m Melissa. As a small business owner and a Republican, I believe in economic growth free from burdensome regulation. I am a mother of two and believe that the Republican party offers true choice for future generations in education and in the work force.

I’m Jessica. As a married working mom of 3 beautiful babies, I identify strongly with the conservative movement and especially as a strong Republican woman/mother/worker. I stand firm in my beliefs: God, family and Country. I believe our founders held these ideals when they were penning the Constitution of the United States. I believe in our rights endowed by our Creator: Freedom of Speech, freedom to protect my family! And equality for all!

I’m Robin. I am a Republican because the Party’s values most closely align with mine.  I believe in personal responsibility and I believe people can make decisions that better serve themselves and their families.  I do not believe the government is able to make better decisions for me than I can for myself.  I am a staunch Second Amendment supporter and do not believe more gun control solves anything.  I also support responsible environmental management and use of our natural resources, something I find the other Party trying to claim as their own.  I am a business owner and believe the government should work to restrict their spending to keep more money in the pockets of taxpayers.  Government should be in the job of helping people start businesses and be successful, not layering huge regulation and bureaucracy on people who are job providers and economic stimulators.

Washington State Republican Party to celebrate Women’s Equality Day in Spokane

“Women’s Rights” ad campaign for Spokane GOP launches Thursday

Spokane, WA, August 23, 2017 – Convening in Spokane this weekend, members of the Washington State Republican Party leadership, along with representatives from all 39 counties, are celebrating Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, August 26.

 “The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, and Republicans own that hard-fought victory,” explained WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison. “The fight to overcome Democrat opposition to women’s voting rights took over four decades – and in their first presidential election, women overwhelmingly voted Republican.”

“We’re proud of the fact that Republicans continue to fight for all the many rights that are important to women,” added Stephanie Cates, Chair of the Spokane County Republican Party. “Property rights, free speech rights, education and health care choices, the right to bear arms, the pursuit of the American Dream and safe communities that respect the rule of law – all of these are Republican values that benefit women as well as men.”

To emphasize Republican commitment to women’s rights, today the Spokane GOP launches a broadcast TV, cable and social media advertising campaign focused on equal rights for women. The ads feature a variety of local women – who are diverse in age, race and occupation – naming the rights each of them holds dear.

 

About Women’s Equality Day:

 

A resolution passed by Congress in 1971 designated August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

In 1878, Senator Aaron Sargent, a Republican and dedicated women’s suffrage advocate, introduced the 28 words that would later become the 19th Amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

 

The Equal Suffrage Amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) was defeated by a Democrat-controlled Congress. Republicans re-introduced the bill every year with no success.

In 1918, Republicans gained control of the House and Senate. President Woodrow Wilson changed his opposition to support the amendment, but Democrats in Congress were able to defeat it by two votes.

Finally, in 1919, the Equal Suffrage Amendment passed the House in May and the Senate in June. Of the 36 states to ratify it, 26 were Republican states.

On November 2, 1920, thanks to the 19th Amendment, more than 8 million women were able to vote in their very first presidential election – and they handed a massive victory to Republican Warren G. Harding.

Growth & Opportunity Party; the Real GOP

We believe in making America the land of opportunity for ALL Americans.

Every American, should have the opportunity to live their life to the fullest, enjoy the liberties that are the birthright of every American, and pursue their own idea of happiness.

We believe every child deserves the opportunity of having the best education in the world including choice of schools.

We believe entrepreneurs deserve to have their risk-taking and hard work pay off.

We believe America’s companies need an environment that enables them to be the most successful in the world. We believe free markets and individuals are best at creating and distributing wealth.

We believe we need a social safety net that protects those truly needy and allows seniors security later in life but does not encourage dependency or leave an unaffordable burden on future generations.

We believe in a fair immigration policy that welcomes people who will work hard, invent new things, make new discoveries, build new companies, and create more opportunities for all Americans.

We believe that government should focus on those things that only governments can do. And we believe that all decisions about how Americans live need not be made in Washington, D.C. but the majority of those decisions should be made by the people in their own towns, cities, counties, and states, allowing each community to live in a way that best suits its own uniqueness.

We believe individuals, charities, religious organizations and companies all can help create a better America.

We believe America can still be a shining city on a hill.

We believe the American Dream can still be a reality. We believe all Americans have a right to a fair shot.

We believe in EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL.