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Women in the GOP

Kelly Knight Craft

Women have played a key role in the Republican Party since its establishment in 1854.

The Republican Party and Republican women were the primary force behind the women's suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Republican women have made history as the first women to serve in key positions, including Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

Republican women such as Kelly Knight Craft (pictured) continue to explore uncharted territory on behalf of all women. President Trump nominated Craft to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 2019. Craft is currently serving as Ambassador to Canada. More about Craft