Why was RightNOW Women PAC formed?

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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.

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 seats in the U.S. Senate.

To accomplish this mission, RightNOW Women PAC intends to:

  • Launch a new PAC called RightNOW Women PAC to support and endorse qualified, viable Republican female candidates for federal office.  There will be two levels of participation:  a founder level focused on younger women and an advisory level.
  • Expand our membership throughout the United States and build that list.  We will communicate our endorsements and seek critical resources for women selected by RightNOW Women PAC who are running for elected office.
  • Inform our membership and others about key issues and encourage their participation in the public policy arena.
  • Mobilize members to vote on Election Day for our candidates and encourage them to persuade their friends and neighbors to do the same.  We will accomplish these goals through a rigorous and targeted social media effort.