Though RightNOW Women PAC is a newer 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 2018 midterm elections, Republicans are not winning the women’s vote, particularly unmarried women under 30 where we continue to lose by wide margins. One of the ways to combat this is to increase the number of Republican women holding elected office. Currently, Republican women hold only 13 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight in the U.S. Senate. By comparison, Democratic women hold 89 seats in the House and 17 in the Senate. We can and must do better by ensuring that Republican women candidates have the early resources and support they need to make it across the finish line.