I have never blogged in text but I do a lot of blogging in my head. Last week I attended a RightNOW (www.politicalchicks.com) breakfast on the hill and Mindy Finn (Director of eStrategy, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign) encouraged us young conservative and modern women to blog to give our opinion a voice. So that is what I decided to do, I cannot sit back and complain that the media does not show us younger conservative women when I am not doing my part.
I was bitten by the political bug when I interned for Congressman Dave Camp of Michigan’s 4th district. I saw that the everyday citizens who came into the office or cared enough to write a letter made a difference. Their ideas and problems were heard and usually solved. So I moved to DC thinking I could change the world. Well I quickly ran into a brick wall of reality but it made me realize I cannot do it alone. So I joined the National Young Republicans and Women Under Forty Political Action Committee ((www.wufpac.org), WeLead (http://wandp.american.edu/pages.php?ID=24) at American University and RightNOW. I am involved in groups that when we do come together we do make a lasting impact.
I love leadership conferences that inspire young people and God knows I have worked enough of them thank you to Congressional Youth Leadership Council (www.cylc.org). I will end my first blog with a quote and I want to you visualize this quote to hear my message.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. - Robert F Kennedy
Best, Erica I. Parkhurst
President, Parkhurst Premier Events (www.parkhurstpremier.com)
Vice Chair, Events, RightNOW (www.politicalchicks.com)
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- Update: I left the political life in DC behind, moved to Chicago and joined the corporate world at Groupon. And now life has changed forever as I am a new mama of Mateo!!!!!!! I need advice all the time so I am starting this blog to get it:) past info.... I was born in raised in Michigan; I have a passion to help the economy back home. I am in DC learning how to do that and advocating for my Michigan home and family. I was in a boat crash that should have been fatal but God protected me and now I am not wasting my second chance at life. I believe that Leadership is taking action. If I say I am going to do something I do it no matter what. My family is everything to me and I surround myself with friends who inspire me. I am a young conservative woman; I like fashion, beauty and appreciate gentlemen who hold the door for me. I also support women and think we need more as CEO's and Political Leaders. Yes, you can be conservative and for women so that is why I am going to blog. If you are the same way then get your voice out there too at this website!