Americans must respect each other’s differences, unite for national good
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Responding to recent violence against U.S. public servants, Carrie Almond, president of the most influential Republican women’s political organization in the country, issued a call for Americans to respect each other’s differences and unite for the national good.
“Hateful groups and misguided individuals have gone beyond a lack of civility and disagreement with those with whom they disagree. They have declared war against those who have been chosen to govern this great nation,” said National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond.
Almond’s appeal for civility comes on the heels of the vandalism at the offices of elected GOP officials; violent disruptions at town hall meetings; death threats against elected representatives and their families, including infants and toddlers, on social media and in the public square; and the attempted massacre of Republican lawmakers at a baseball game practice.
“In 2016 the members of the NFRW set the example for Republicans all over America by passing a unity resolution stating that we would put aside our personal feelings and unite behind our candidate for the betterment of our country,” says Almond. “We lived by that message, and it served us well. It's time for all of us to be good leaders again and set the example for others by exercising civility with those we disagree, and treating each other with respect. I'm reminded of a quote by Parker J. Palmer, ‘The civility we need will not come from watching our tongues. It will come from valuing our differences.’”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women’s group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and inform the media.