Outlines four main issues that are resonating with cross-sectional voters
Georgetown, Del., Nov. 1—Ashley MacLeay, External Relations Director of the Independent Women’s Forum, addressed the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club on October 26, outlining the core issues facing voters this November.
The issues she identified are, in order: inflation, education, healthcare, and crime—and she noted that these concerns especially resonate with women voters, beginning with inflation.
“Inflation,” she stated, “has robbed each household in America of at least $800 per month in 2022 alone.” Such astronomic price increases, she noted, significantly narrow the opportunities women have to provide for their families.
“Women are seeing price hikes first-hand at the pump, at the grocery store, and in practically every monthly bill,” she continued, and this will affect their voting choices come Nov. 8.
Another issue driving women is that of education. MacLeay pointed out that the very first moms to make their voices heard at local school boards in Virginia during the pandemic began with a small group of moms belonging to her organization, the IWN (https://www.iwf.org/). Issues surrounding vaccination mandates, school cancellations, and transgender policies impacting girls’ privacy galvanized these moms into early action.
Healthcare and crime also rank high on women’s list of concerns come election day, according to MacLeay. American women, she pointed out, currently spend four out of every five dollars on healthcare in America, where prices are also high and increasing. “And then there is rising crime being recorded across the board.”
Women are not a monolithic voting bloc, she reminded her largely female audience. Increasing numbers of Hispanics and African Americans are opting for more pragmatic policies this year. She also noted that more Republican women are running for office in this election cycle than ever before across the country, a huge step forward for women in America.
“We’re going to see a red wave in November, MacLeay concluded. “If so, the new class will push against the current administration and all their failed policies.”
About Sussex County Republican Women’s Club
It is the mission of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club to assist in the election of Republican candidates, act as an advocate for the Republican Party’s principles, and empower women to participate in the political process. SCRWC, the largest Republican Women’s Club in Delaware, has been actively engaging women in the political process for more than seven decades.
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