By Paula Steiner
Virginia Federation of Republican Women’s (VFRW) Clubs gathered at the Dulles Expo Center last week to register voters for the upcoming fall 2019 election. Clubs were represented from Bull Run Republican Women, Colonial Republican Women, George Mason Republican Women, Greater McLean Republican Women, Liberty Republican Women, Monticello Republican Women, New Providence Republican Women, the Republican Women of Clifton, and Patriot Republican Women.
As a key organizer of the voter registration and VFRW first vice president, I believe there is so much at stake for Republicans in Virginia during the 2019 election due to the close margins in the House of Delegates and Senate. We need to do all that we can to make sure that a majority of Republicans are elected to combat the Democratic candidates promising to bring liberal infanticide and socialist agendas led by their unaccountable, scandalous Democratic leadership. The 2019 election cycle will set the tone for the 2020 elections.
Rosie Oakley of the McLean Republican Women’s Club and Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) Dranesville district chair said, “It’s rewarding to see the collaboration between FCRC and so many Republican Women’s Clubs from Fairfax County and Northern Virginia to help educate and register voters.”
The Northern Virginia Republican Women’s Clubs were honored to be joined by Scott Presler, conservative activist and former field director with the Republican Party of Virginia, who has made it his mission to train conservative volunteers across America to increase the roll of Republican voters. He brought with him a group of newly trained Loudoun County volunteers. Presler said, “I want to make it very clear that President Trump will not win in 2020 unless we register new Republican voters. If you want to re-elect Trump and secure a 7-2 majority on the Supreme Court, then the single most important thing you can do is register new voters.”
Presler has not only inspired volunteers to action to register new voters, but also spearheaded the Baltimore cleanup turnout of 170 to 250 volunteers who committed 12 hours of service and removed 12 tons of trash from a neighborhood in West Baltimore. Presler said, “I want to inspire people with positivity, enthusiasm, encouragement, motivation, and excitement.” This has started a movement of cleanups in Baltimore and across the nation. In fact, another cleanup is being organized for Baltimore in the near future.
From now until Election Day on November 5, 2019, Northern Virginia Republican Women Clubs in conjunction with FCRC will continue efforts register voters as we mark National Voter Registration Day which is held on the fourth Tuesday of September, and will take place this year on September 24, 2019.
Paula Steiner is first vice president of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women. To learn more, or to find a club near you, visit VFRW.org.