FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2017
Republican Women From Across Nation to Celebrate Inauguration in D.C.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Looking ahead to the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C. next week, National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond issued the following statement:
“Next week marks a new beginning, and we as Republican Women could not be more energized and hopeful.
“A large contingent of NFRW members from across the country will be on hand to witness the historic moment that, together as a nation, we officially commence ‘Making America Great Again.’ It is a time for optimism and celebration, and that’s exactly what most Americans will be doing.
“The media may hype the dissension, but I suspect if they do an honest headcount they will find a lot more women celebrating on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20 than protesters marching the following day.
“President-elect Trump campaigned on issues that are foremost in the hearts and minds of women: jobs; national security; safe communities; quality and affordable healthcare; and a positive environment in which our children and grandchildren can thrive. Women came on board in large numbers to support Donald Trump and Mike Pence because they recognized that these issues that directly affect their families are the very issues to which the President-elect and Vice President-elect are the most committed.
“Even before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Trump has already saved jobs, and his 100-days agenda is a breath of fresh air. No wonder small business optimism has skyrocketed to a 13-year high.
“We call on all women to wish our new President well and look optimistically to the new administration and to the future.”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential women’s political group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. In 2016, the NFRW’s nationwide “Destination: White House” tour, in a red, white and blue RV nicknamed “Rosie,” visited 39 states, logged 30,000 miles and rallied tens of thousands in support of Trump-Pence.