With the future of our country hanging in the balance, American women are putting their heels on the ground to see to it that their voices are heard on November 2nd. In particular, smart girls from around the country came together on September 30th and October 1st in Washington, D.C. for the annual Smart Girl Summit. Hosted by Smart Girl Politics, a conservative grass roots organization, the summit served to engage, educate, and empower conservative women.
The smart girls (and smart guys) who attended the event had the extraordinary opportunity to mingle with top leaders in the conservative movement. Liz Cheney, political pundit S.E. Cupp, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann are just a few of the women who spoke throughout the summit. In addition, ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, Washington Times writer Kerry Picket, and Susan B. Anthony List founder Marjorie Dannenfelser shared their experiences along with a plethora of other exceptional conservatives. American Majority, Faulkner Strategies, and Right Network also presented to attendees.
Throughout the two-day event there were numerous panels that discussed topics ranging from grassroots activism to pro-life women even to feminism. The panel “Using Political Humor to Maximize Effect” was a wildly popular panel– possibly due to the fact that the ever so hunky and hilarious Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was a panelist. Blogger and host of From the Right Radio, Fingers Malloy, joined Crowder and the crowded room of women to discuss the use of humor in the political sphere and of course crack plenty of jokes. The panelists focused mainly on how liberals have mastered comedy and how conservatives need to embrace their funny side. The two pointed to the embarrassing incident in which Vice President Joe Biden told wheelchair bound Senator Chuck Graham to stand up in front of a crowd of people. Oops! They encouraged those in attendance not to be swayed from using predicaments such as the one Biden found himself in for jokes.
Those in attendance also had the opportunity to view the powerful film “Fire from the Heartland.” The film tells the story of conservative women from the perspectives of fifteen of today’s most prominent conservative women including the legendary Phyllis Schlafly. What made the screening even more exciting was that many of the fifteen women featured in the film were at Smart Girl Summit the night of the screening.
If these smart girls weren’t fired up before the summit, they sure are now! The exceptional training and expert panels at Smart Girl Summit only further empowered these women to make their mark on the upcoming election. With the National Organization for Women endorsing a male candidate whose staff referred to his female opponent as a “whore,” New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd coming out with fists flying at “Republican Mean Girls,” and Joy Behar labeling supermom Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as “anti-children,” the stakes are extremely high. However, it is clear that conservative smart girls like the ones at Smart Girl Summit are rising to the occasion and will be quite a force to be reckoned with on November 2.