President Donald Trump and his reelection committee have launched a ‘coast to coast’ campaign in its first major push to mobilize suburban women that includes a series of events to celebrate women’s rights and encourage Trump supporters in the most important 2020 battleground states.
The gatherings in 13 states come as our nation celebrates the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in the United States. Trump’s campaign officials have described the cross-country women-oriented events as both a celebration of women’s suffrage and an effort to train women Trump supporters to become effective volunteers in their communities. Around 2,000 attendees are expected across the gatherings in the included states.
“From coast-to-coast, we will mobilize and organize to reelect President Trump and give him another four years in the White House,” said Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign.
This is the first step in the Trump campaign’s women’s coalition, which is made up of the president’s most loyal female supporters. The members of this new team include women from a variety of different roles and range from beauty queens, Christian podcasters, political wives, and social media stars.
Trump has been a consistent supporter of empowering women and rallying for their rights. In fact, during his presidency, he has lowered the unemployment rate of women, which has hovered at an all-time low between 3.5 and 4 percent since last June. He was also successful in the inclusion of a paid family leave plan in the proposed White House budget, indicating that there is a pattern of change and that American women can expect to continue to benefit from his policies.
The campaign has planned women-focused events in Georgia, Iowa, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota, and Florida. Each state event will feature a member of the Women for Trump advisory board, who are educated with a general outline of tips on how to engage prospective volunteers to promote the president’s reelection.
Tana Goertz, an Iowa campaign staffer and former “Apprentice” contestant will host around 50 women near Des Moines on Thursday as part of the Trump campaign’s “Evening to Empower.”
“I’m just going to be very direct with people: It’s a complete scam, a hoax, that we’re going into recession,” said Goertz. “We want to get their information, activate them, get them to become neighborhood team leaders.”
Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, who will host the event near Atlanta agreed that the economy is just fine. “The media narrative is always designed to be negative toward the president. There is simply no denying that the economic fundamentals of this economy are strong.”
Other notable names included on Trump’s campaign events include Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and his wife; former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle; former Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona; Trump campaign adviser Pierson; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; and Mary Ann Mendoza, an Angel Mom whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant.