What Parity Brings

Short answer: reform. And it works on both sides. Check out this video from ShePac, a conservative women’s organization that was launched in February.

From my point of view, this is HUGE. This is exactly what I mean by pushing for parity leading to reform. More women, no matter where they come from, will change the game. Republicans have run women, but they have not yet run on women’s issues. And they’ve preferred to reject identity politics…until now. This is the first time I have seen a conservative women’s organization note that Congress is 85% male, and it’s the first time I’ve seen them run women specifically FOR other women.This is three years after they ran their first woman for VP. Three years. Democrats have been saying they’re the party of women and haven’t delivered half as much for the last twenty.

This is representative of reform, folks, and that’s the point. I am loving it. I get paid Friday, and I’ll be donating. What do you think? Is this what reform looks like? Or are you not yet sold?

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2 comments on “What Parity Brings

  1. elliesmom says:

    Yes, I’m sold, and they already have received my financial support. After reading Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s “Rumors of Our Progress, etc” and seeing the “30% solution” touted on blogs belonging to women on the left, I had hopes that the left would take this approach. But it only took a couple of weeks for them to devolve back into only supporting women who met their very narrow criteria. But I’ll follow whoever takes the lead on this – left or right. I’m running out of time to wait for a perfect storm.

    • That’s basically how I feel, too. I’m 41. On with it. I’ve been working and waiting for 20 years. No more. I will now selfishly pursue my own self-interest and leave a legacy for my daughter. And I’ll fight anybody who gets in my way, and offer support to anybody who will work with me.

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