Following Tuesday’s election, one of Georgia’s own and Senator Isakson’s former Press Secretary, Lauren Culbertson, took to the pen for an op-ed on The Hill about one of 2014’s -and certainly 2016’s- most important demographics: millennial women.
In her article, which focuses heavily on the fact that “just because Republicans won the Senate, we can’t hail “victory” and assume that we have a winning strategy for 2016”, Culbertson paints a picture with a resounding message that some may see as ‘grave’. Essentially, millennial women are looking for much more substance and deeper roots in their candidates and if the GOP doesn’t hone in on that, 2016 doesn’t have a bright outlook for the GOP.
Millennial women are seeking a positive message from real, relatable people with smart ideas and sound polices that will make it easier for us to find good jobs and that will provide our future children with abundant opportunities.
We’re pro-economic growth and for a less invasive government—that includes less involvement in our personal lives. We might not morally agree with abortion, but we don’t think it should be in the government’s purview. We might not be gay, but we want our friends to be able to enjoy the same rights as us. Another big hint: nothing enrages a millennial woman more than not earning equal pay for her work.
I happen to agree with her. Not that previous generations of women didn’t have similar or worthy demands in politics, but no doubt we have seen a shift in the focus of young female voters because of a spike in higher education and workforce numbers. Her full article is worth the read. Click over to the article on The Hill here.