“We’re very excited,” said Mia Garza McCord, a board member with the Republican women’s group Red State Texas. “This family is indicative of Texas families today ... Texas is increasingly diverse.”
Garza McCord said Cecilia Abbott can serve as a role model.
Mia Garza McCord grew up as the granddaughter of Democratic county officials in South Texas but now campaigns for Republicans’ Red State Women.
“We’re very interested in finding out what moves women to the polls,” said Cari Christman is Red State Women’s executive director.
“We found out that has a lot to do with independence and strength. So messages that relate to women going back to school on their own, getting a job, being successful independently outside of government,” Christman explained.
An outreach organization gaining influence on the Republican side is Red State Women, which was formed in March to help Abbott and other GOP candidates counter Democrats’ outreach toward women by espousing a strongly conservative message.
“Our goal all along is to build a platform for women’s voices to be heard in Texas,” Executive Director Cari Christman said. “Loud and clear, they have said that Wendy Davis does not speak for them.”
Early voting for next week’s election continues through this Friday. Ronke Okpa isn’t on the ballot, but the Nigerian-American is actively involved with a group called Red State Women, and hosting fund-raisers for Governor Rick Perry and the Republican who hopes to replace him.
In her most desperate attempt yet, Wendy Davis crosses the line in her recent attack ad against Greg Abbott. Rather than take the high road and share her vision with Texans, Wendy Davis has chosen to take a low blow against a man who’s overcome great adversity
"In her most desperate attempt yet … Wendy Davis has chosen to take a low blow against a man who has overcome great adversity," Christman said.
Women do not base their vote on gender alone. For too long Wendy Davis has confined women to a single issue. Greg Abbott has a proven record of fighting for Texas women by arresting over 4,500 sex offenders and making Texas No. 1 in the nation for child support collections
The Red State Women event I attended today was a great answer to that question on why Texas women support the GOP and Greg Abbott. The event featured a panel of amazing women. State Representative Lois Kolkhorst, House District 13, Chief Justice Kem Thompson, 14th Court of Appeals, Lindsay Sander, Principal, Sander Resources, and Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney.
Texas women recognize genuine leadership when they see it," said Christman. "Losing more than 1 million voters since President Obama's election in 2008, the decline in Texas female democrat voters is abysmal and Wendy Davis' presence on the primary ballot didn't stop the bleeding
"When it comes to the future of Texas, Wendy Davis ducked and dodged questions Texas voters deserve answers to. Instead, Wendy Davis offered education policies with no price tag and health care solutions using Obama-style executive orders. In contrast, Greg Abbott displayed a genuine plan to improve education, health care and transportation without raising taxes on hardworking Texans.
"Red State Women believes women are not a single-issue voter," Christman said. "Wendy Davis has been unable to define herself outside issues like abortion."
Democrat tactics to reach women are tired and overused. Rather than focus on key priorities for all Texans, such as immigration, energy, health care, or job creation, Wendy Davis goes back to the overused, divisive, ineffective rhetoric.
"As long as Wendy Davis continues to paint women as victims, she will continue to struggle as a candidate," said Cari Christman, executive director of the Red State Women, a political action committee in Texas.
Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman added, "as a mom, I know getting kids back-to-school ready can be stressful and expensive. I am thankful for Republican leadership in Texas that understands the value of my hard-earned dollar and fights for policies that ensure my family doesn't struggle from burdensome taxes."
In this episode of CornynCast, host Amy Miller talks with Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman about what her group is doing to “engage, empower, and inspire all Texas women to become proud, politically active members of the Republican party.”
Cari Christman, executive director of the Republican group Red State Women, said it’s good that Democrats have two women at the top of the ticket, but that’s not enough to win female voters in fall.
“Texas women are not a single-issue demographic,” she said. “So it’s going to be difficult for her to define herself as a candidate outside of a wedge issue.”
"She has defined herself as a single-issue candidate, and we know from RedState Women that women are not a single-issue voter," RedState Women executive director Cari Christman told KVUE Wednesday at a media conference celebrating the ultimate passage of the abortion legislation Davis filibustered. "They believe in education, they believe in the economy, they believe in issues that are important to them outside of just reproductive issues."
“With respect to the lives lost and the lives forever changed, this day is not a day for political parties and fundraisers. Rather it is a moment of reflection and prayer for the women of Texas who are making life-changing decisions,” said Cari Christman, executive director of Red State Women.
In Wednesday's Capital Tonight, we revisited that night to discuss the outcome of the anti-abortion legislation and what it means for Texas. Plus, we spoke to Cari Christman of Red State Women, a group formed after the filibuster that believes Republicans have the right answers to women's health issues.
Dana Loesch interviews RSW ED Cari Christman on what Texas women value and the truth behind the pro-life legislation passed in Texas last summer.
Cari Christman talks abouts the creation of Red State Women and how the left tries to divide and define women.
Un grupo de mujeres líderes en el ámbito político se reunió para discutir algunos puntos que ayudarán a preservar el futuro del estado de Texas.
Women in Texas care about a lot more other issues that all Texans care about. Whether it's transportation, whether it's the economy, those are issues important to all Texans, and women deserve to hear more than just rhetoric from Democrats.
In Tuesday's Capital Tonight, we looked at how Red State Women and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes will to make their case to voters.
Republicans say they're not concerned, and don't think that message will resonate with voters. But they've beefed up their own messaging with a female-centric advocacy organization — the newly minted RedState Women — aimed, in part, at countering PPTV’s efforts. Cari Christman, the executive director of RedState Women, said last summer’s abortion debate prompted her to launch the political organization to address issues important to female voters, including women’s health.
Blackburn's sentiment is reminiscent of the GOP's new RedState Women PAC, which was created in response to the rising popularity of Democratic Texas senator Wendy Davis. "We want to change, revolutionize, the way we communicate with women in this party," said the PAC's executive director, Cari Christman. "To stand up and say, 'Democrats don't corner the market on women.'"
Republican women have always played an important role in Texas politics, but this year, the GOP finds itself on the defensive in the campaign for women's votes. As KUT's Ben Phillpott reports, there's a new group to help address the issue: Red State Women.
In Texas, where Democratic lawmaker Wendy Davis's filibuster of an antiabortion law made her a rising star and paved the way for her gubernatorial bid, a Republican legislative staffer last week launched the RedState Women political-action committee. The group is posting testimonials from Texas Republican women to boost the party's image.
A new group, Red State Women, launched this week in response to efforts by leftist groups, such as Battleground Texas, to turn Texas blue after protracted efforts to use abortion as a wedge issue against conservatives.
A new conservative Texas political action committee launched online this week. Named "RedState Women," the group wants to counter efforts by Wendy Davis to attract female voters.
The Republicans have a message for Democrats who think Texas is turning blue: Not so fast — we’re back in the game with a political action committee aimed at wooing women voter
A new Republican PAC aimed at female voters is launching in the Lone Star State on Wednesday, a move that comes as nationally known state Sen. Wendy Davis runs for governor on the Democratic ticket.