Wednesday, June 10, 2009
My Virginia Republican Convention Experience
Two weekends ago I made the trip down to Richmond for the Virginia Republican Convention as a delegate. I would like everyone to know that gossip on the demise of the Republican Party has been significantly exaggerated. In fact, I have never seen more people as passionate about politics as I saw on May 30th.
Some more news for those of you who think that the GOP is just a bunch of rich white folks… you are mistaken. I witnessed firsthand the diversity of the party. Whether it was the delegates, guests or the speakers, the crowd included people of all races and genders as well as all income levels. The common thread, a belief that the return to traditional Republican values and ideas would make the country better. Nearly every speaker throughout the weekend hit on the traditional ideas of lower taxes, controlling government spending and lessening the control that government has on the economy. And those are the main reasons that I am a GOP woman today, also I am in my 20’s and half Hispanic so take that “white and rich” stereotype!
The biggest reason for my enthusiasm was that the nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell is the candidate to lead the Republican Party away from the recent big spending of the Northeastern Republicans and back to the more fiscally responsible Reagan Republicans! Join his campaign and hear what he said at the convention on youtube
The downside was, there were no females on the ballot and this just crushes me. Come on GOP women I know you’re out there, please run for anything, city, state, national! We will support you, and I am looking into running as well! If you do run, please let me know. I can get you endorsed by the Women Under Forty PAC in Washington, DC.
A ray of light for me was that I went to a blogging reception and met some people who are on the newly formed NEW MEDIA committee of the VA republicans. Woohoo, they get it! We lost elections from being offline and a lack of slogans. But YES WE CAN:
Can we be in the Media, YES WE CAN
Can we blog, YES WE CAN
Can we put up YouTube videos to catch Generation Y, YES WE CAN
Can we overcome Stereotypes, YES WE CAN
I am so happy to know the GOP in VA is on board with internet, twitter, Face book and you tube. I love that Kay Cole James the Secretary of Health and Human Resources at Virginia State Government invited everyone to add her on Facebook. I did from the convention floor and we were friends and exchanged emails by that evening!!!
Remember fellow Virginias, “Vote for Change” this fall and take our money back,
Erica I. Parkhurst
Vice President, www.politialchicks.com
PS Sean Hannity was on fire, listen to his speech at
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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!