In New Initiative, GOP To Target Cobb, Gwinnett Women Under 40

July 3, 2014 11:42 am

by Jon Richards · 5 comments

Earlier this week, Scarlet noted how the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case might act as an incentive for single women to join the Democratic Party. This morning’s New York Times has a front page story explaining how Democrats will motivate single women in an effort to hold the Senate in November.

It looks like the Republican National Committee is fighting back.

A Tuesday press release from the RNC describes a Get Out The Vote plan aimed at women under age 40:

The “14 in ‘14” initiative is about mobilizing volunteers to commit 30 minutes a week during the 14 weeks leading up to the November election. Volunteers will engage women in 25 key counties with high numbers of independent and “swing” women voters. “14 in ‘14” will train these volunteers to recruit other women, identify voters, support other get-out-the-vote efforts, and be Republican messengers in their communities.

While the release highlights the kickoff of the effort in metro Detroit, it also says that Cobb and Gwinnett Counties here in Georgia will be a focus on the effort.

The Georgia Primary runoff is July 22nd. July 29th is 14 weeks from Election Day. Don’t expect a big break from campaigning following the primary.

Bridget Cantrell July 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I’m thoroughly intrigued. We’ll see…

John Vestal July 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Not Cherokee? Guess all the rumors about “swing” voters in Bridgemill was false. :>)

tribeca July 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Good luck with that sales pitch y’all. Just don’t tell the women you call about any of the following things:

– Opposing equal pay
– Attempting to remove abortions in the case of rape, incest, and health of the mother from Medicaid funding through the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
– Prohibiting public and private insurers in Michigan from covering abortions in the cases of rape and incest and requiring women to buy separate insurance to cover abortions you know, just in case they get raped.
– Requiring women to receive transvaginal ultrasounds in order to get an abortion
– Attempting to defund Planned Parenthood and shut down abortion clinics
– Trying to get IUDs and other contraceptives taken out of insurance mandates
– Todd Akin’s comments about legitimate rape
– Richard Mourdock’s comments about conceptions arising fem rape were “something that God intended to happen”
– Attempting to restrict abortions after 20 weeks
– Rejoicing in a Supreme Court decision that limits female’s access to legitimate contraceptives through their healthcare plans
– Opposing extensions of family leave
– Requiring ultrasounds EVEN FOR RAPE VICTIMS in order to get an abortion
– Saxby saying that one of the causes of sexual assault in the military is “hormone levels created by nature”
– Barry Loudermilk’s “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”
– Opposition to the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act
– Scott Walker repealing the Equal Pay Enforcement Act in Wisconsin
– The treatment Sandra Fluke (“slut,” “prostitute”), Wendy Davis (“abortion Barbie”), Hilary Clinton (too many to list), and Michelle Obama (also too many to list) receive at the hands of conservative talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, et. al
– There’s so much more, but it’s a holiday weekend, so I figured I’d get out and celebrate ‘murika.

Dr. Monica Henson July 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I think Scarlet Hawk’s onto something. There are an awful lot of Republican women who are loyal to their party but draw the line at supporting the extreme right position on reproductive (lack of) choice. That’s an issue that is important enough to many of them to cross the aisle to preserve their rights, and they’ve done so in elections. They might not change party registrations or even discuss their feelings out loud, but do not ever underestimate the importance of this issue to contemporary women.

Dave Bearse July 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

But it won’t matter to a GOP base that is more concerned about grandstanding to governing.

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