Though RightNOW Women PAC is a new organization, many of those involved in the PAC’s launch first got together in the 1990’s to engage more young women in politics.
After the 2012 Presidential election, it became clear that to win more seats in 2014, we would need to increase our efforts to more directly impact center-right candidates and causes. We need to increase support for more Republican women to get elected to federal office.
As we have seen recently in the Virginia Gubernatorial and the 2012 Presidential elections, Republicans are not winning the women’s vote, particularly unmarried women under 30 where we lost to President Obama by 18 percent. One of the ways to combat this is to increase the number of Republican women holding elected office. Currently Republican women only hold 19 of 234 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and four in the U.S. Senate.