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By Jeff Hunt – – Wednesday, July 8, 2020
When I was a young teenager, I was busted for spray painting on a neighbor’s house. When the police contacted my mom, she dragged me up to the neighbor’s house, forced me to apologize, handed me a brush and a bucket, and ordered me to clean up the mess.
Drive by downtown Denver after the recent protests, and you still see graffiti on the side of the capitol from crimes committed weeks ago. We need America’s conservative women to restore sanity to our rebellious nation.
As a board member of the Colorado Women’s Alliance and chairman of the Western Conservative Summit, I get a chance to interact with center-right women leaders regularly. Like my mom, they have a strong sense of right and wrong, and they won’t tolerate bad behavior. They speak their mind, are clear on where they stand, and expect the best for our families and communities. They are empowering and inspiring community leaders.
This type of leadership is appealing to voters as well. Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District defeated a five-term Republican incumbent by voting in a conservative mom and business owner, in part because of her “no-nonsense” attitude toward the left’s radical agenda.
While the recent protests began by seeking justice for the murder of George Floyd, they quickly turned into out-of-control mobs destroying businesses, vandalizing statues, desecrating the American flag, and even assaulting and murdering innocent civilians. Protesters scream horribly racists remarks toward Black police officers and threaten to “burn down this system” if they don’t get what they want.
According to a recent Pew study, a majority of those attending protests are young, white, suburban liberals. Take a look at Antifa mug shots and it’s pretty clear that these young people need parental intervention in their lives.
Conservative women of America, Uncle Sam needs you.
You see what is happening in our communities is not right. You know America can be better, more principled, more peaceful. The way you look at the world is correct. Our country needs your leadership, your voice, your strength.
If you’re like my wife, you’re already improving this world in a variety of ways. You work hard, you volunteer, many of you are raising families. It is because of your success in all these areas that we need your help to lead our communities.
If you’ve ever had the inkling to run for office, now is the time. If you’re frustrated by your local school board, mayor, congressperson or senator, be the change in your community. If you’re passionate about a particular issue, we need you to lead the fight.
America is losing its sense of right and wrong, of the difference between good behavior and bad behavior. Too often, weak politicians won’t lead because they’re afraid of what the mob will say about them. Like ineffective parents, they place a higher value on their child’s perception of them than what is right or wrong and preparing their child to be a good person.
I was not happy that my mom forced me to spend hours scrubbing graffiti off a neighbor’s house. It was embarrassing, and I was angry, but I learned my lesson, and I became a better person because of her good parenting.
I hope you can take inspiration from Queen Esther in the Bible. You cannot remain silent right now. I believe God has placed you in a “royal position for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14)
Jeff Hunt is the chairman of the Western Conservative Summit and board member of the Colorado Women’s Alliance.
As the head of a statewide women’s organization, I was surprised at a recent networking event when asked, “What proposed state bills impact women this year?” I was taken aback. The answer, of course, is “All of them.”
The Colorado Women’s Alliance supports Referenda Y & Z – Creating an independent commission to draw congressional and legislative boundaries.
The Colorado Women’s Alliance opposes Amendment 73 – Raising Taxes for Education. Harmful, not helpful, for families.
The Colorado Women’s Alliance opposes Proposition 112 – Minimum Distance Requirements for Oil, Gas and Fracking Projects.
Katie Parkins- July 31, 2018
First Appeared in The Westminster Window
Amid what many United States citizens have been characterizing as a highly partisan and divisive time, the Westminster Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Women’s Alliance tried to change the conversation – at least in Colorado.
The two organizations hosted a panel of bi-partisan women who had served in public office to discuss how they managed to run for office and still maintain a work/life balance.
The larger takeaway for audience members was that things are all right, after all.
“The partisanship we hear so much about and the fighting isn’t really as bad as we think,” said CWA Executive Director Joni Inman.
Joni Inman- May 12, 2018
First Appeared in The Denver Post
The Colorado Women’s Alliance recently asked nearly 2,000 women across the state to identify the most important issue that the governor and state legislature should be addressing.
Jill Cullis – May 3, 2018
“There is a misperception that increased funding will improve outcomes. That is simply false. Just because you pour more money into education, doesn’t mean it makes it to the classroom, where it needs to be in order to meet the essentials for our students.”
By: Editor on Apr 29, 2018
Headlines recently have focused on thousands of teachers across the country who have walked out of their classrooms and marched on state Capitols, lobbying legislators for increased funding for salaries and pensions.
So if the education dollars are there, and teachers aren’t getting raises, where is that money going?