Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) CEO and President Penny Nance announced today the launch of She Votes 2012 in North Carolina, part of a million-dollar nationwide program to get out the vote in the November general election. The goal is to raise awareness and activism of women in key states, like North Carolina, resulting in stronger conservative leadership on the state and national level.
“We know that when conservatives vote their values, they elect men and women whom CWA and CWA members can work with to see that founding principles are applied and enacted into law,” CWA President Penny Nance said. “We need conservatives in ‘The Tar Heel State’ to turn out in great numbers in order to get legislation passed that will move our great country back to a secure footing.”
“With thanks to God, the people of North Carolina voted to protect the Biblical definition of marriage – between one man and one woman – and we need to continue to carry the torch through the election in November,” said CWA of North Carolina State Director Sheri Miller. “Everyone concerned about seeing more conservative representatives in office needs to join together to preserve traditional values of faith, family, and freedom. The time is now for North Carolinians to stand strong together, and make a difference with our prayers and our votes.”
The She Votes 2012 program will work to mobilize members in key states to change the trajectory of our nation through grassroots education and activism. Organizers will focus on three main areas:
- Voter registration
- Voter identification
- Voter turnout
The following is a list of She Votes 2012 training and action events scheduled for North Carolina:
Thursday, June 14
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Charlotte, First Baptist Church Charlotte, Rm #243, 301 S. Davidson.
Friday, June 22
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Pinehurst, Pinehurst Village Care Cottage, 55 Community Road.
Saturday, July 21
10:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m. – Raleigh, RE/MAX United, 9131 Anson Way.
Friday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m. – Little Switzerland, 614 Rich Knob Road.
Those interested in attending a session, please RSVP: [email protected]
“We will light a ‘grassfire’ among our constituents to reach women, families, and cultural leaders,” Nance said. “This is a critical election year, and the time is now for women to stand up and let their voices be heard.”
Field directors will use phone banks, social media, and public events to encourage voter participation. They will work with state CWA chapters, other organizations, and local churches as they carry out the mission of She Votes 2012.
CWA is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization and is uniquely positioned to connect with and advocate for women and families. Over the past three decades, CWA has built an effective grassroots network of conservative activists, which includes 500,000 constituents and 600 chapters reaching women, families, and cultural leaders.
To learn more about She Votes 2012, please go to www.shevotes2012.org
If you would like to schedule an interview with CWA CEO and President Penny Nance or CWA of North Carolina State Director Sheri Miller, please contact Alice Stewart at [email protected] or 202-365-5654.