If the Second Amendment is important to you, then ladies, please exercise the right to vote provided to you in the 19th Amendment. In 1848 a group of mostly women gathered and discussed the fact that women deserved the right to vote. These women, aka suffragettes, endured ridicule, jail and public shunning to secure the right for women to vote. They knew that women could make a difference in elections. We have equal opportunity, but do we take advantage of it? Let’s give a shout out to those women who broke through the voting glass ceiling for us, and make a loud statement that we value the Constitution and all of its amendments!
Every election is important, but the elections this year seem more important than ever, and it is vital that we vote. Our country is facing challenges that have proven to be unsolvable over the past six years; we must work to get leaders in office who can tackle these problems with solutions that are rooted in our Constitution. Let’s elect leaders who understand that the oath they take is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States – all of it.
At the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Women’s Leadership Forum Summit, in Middleburg, Va., last month, Jason Oulmet, Deputy Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, gave a presentation about the battleground states for Pro-Second Amendment candidates. The candidates the NRA endorses in those states include the following: Montana – Steve Daines; South Dakota – Mike Rounds; West Virginia
– Shelly Moore Capito; Arkansas – Tom Cotton; Louisiana – Bill Cassidy; Iowa – Joni Ernst; Colorado – Cory Gardner; North Carolina – Thom Tillis; Georgia – David Perdue; Kentucky – Mitch McConnell; and Kansas – Pat Roberts.
Information about election in your state is available at the NRA Political Victory Fund. Please educate yourself on the issues and candidates. Then please, on Nov. 4, 2014, no matter how busy you are, no matter the hassle of waiting in line and/or driving out of your way, no matter if your kids are impatient, no matter how much suffering it seems to vote … stand tall and proud in that line, and remember the suffragettes who sacrificed so much for us, smile, VOTE and make a difference in this election!
Karen Butler is the President of SLG², Inc, DBA: Shoot Like a Girl. Shoot Like a Girl is a company dedicated to growing the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence.