Anti-Trump PAC ‘The Lincoln Project’ launching ‘Lincoln Women,’ led by prominent GOP women, all opposing Donald Trump
WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!
Aug 24, 2020 – After four years of blatant misogyny, civil unrest, and failed leadership from President Trump, today The Lincoln Project continues our crusade to abolish his chances of reelection by announcing the first wave of fierce women to lead our Lincoln Women coalition. This coalition is comprised of current and former Republican women who have had enough of this president and will actively encourage other Republican women to vote him out of office on November 3.
“President Trump’s weakness and incompetence have caused immeasurable damage to our country. His failure at managing the pandemic response has cost over 175,000 lives. His failure to preserve the economy has inordinately hurt women and cost millions of jobs. His assaults against women, immigrants, and minorities demean the Presidency and the American people.” said Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.
“Women will decide the outcome of this election. The coalition is dedicated to uniting all women who recognize the threat this President poses to the future of our Republic and turning them out to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The future of our families, our communities, and our country lie in our hands.”
A prominent evangelical woman joins the group
Evangelical author and speaker Jerushah Duford, who is the granddaughter of the late televangelist Billy Graham, has joined a new women’s coalition of The Lincoln Project to battle President Donald Trump and support Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.
“After four years of blatant misogyny, civil unrest and failed leadership from President Trump, The Lincoln Project continues our crusade to abolish his chances of reelection by announcing the first wave of fierce women to lead our Lincoln Women coalition,” said a statement Monday from the organization co-founded by George Conway, husband of outgoing White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Duford told Forbes that she doesn’t know how anyone can reconcile the stark contrast of the lessons of Jesus with what the world has witnessed in the White House during the last four years. She said she wants to reach out to women who feel uncomfortable voting Democratic for the first time in their lives.
“I’m speaking to the woman who feels that tug in their spirit,” she said. “It’s okay to follow your conscience. And it’s okay to use your voice at the polls this November.”
Duford, a leading religious voice in the new coalition, is also the niece of conservative evangelical leader and Trump supporter Franklin Graham, who’s scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.
“I have not spoken to my uncle, but his voice was a large reason for my speaking out,” Duford told Newsweek.
Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a member of the coalition, said in a statement that women will decide the outcome of this election.
“The world is watching. When church leaders hold Trump up as a representative of our faith, the damage to the Gospel is immense,” she added. “The world sees the hypocrisy, and the result is [they want] nothing to do with it.
“The future of our families, our communities and our country lie in our hands,” she said.
Horn will join Republican strategist Susan Del Percio and former Hawaii state House Minority Leader Beth Fukumoto for a virtual town hall on Wednesday that will be livestreamed on social media platforms, The Hill reported.
The Lincoln Women responded on Twitter:
“The past four years have been exhausting for women,” Del Percio said. “We are fearful for the health and safety of our families, we are tired of constant lies and bullying from the Oval Office.”
The coalition is a rebuttal of Trump’s politics and his recent repeated appeals to what he calls suburban housewives. He claims Democrats are out to destroy the suburbs with “low-income housing.”
The Lincoln Project’s Women’s Coalition will host a virtual town hall, featuring Jennifer Horn, Susan Del Percio, Beth Fukumoto, and special guest, Washington Post conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin on Wednesday, August 26th at 6 pm EDT on LPTV.
It will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
MEMBERS AND BIOS
Jennifer Horn – Co-Founder of the Lincoln Project, Chairman of the NH Republican Party 2013-2017, Republican Nominee in NH-2, 2008.
Susan Del Percio – Republican Strategist and Political Analyst.
Jenny Willis Beech – Bush 2000 Campaign and Administration Alumna, Political Advisor.
Cathy Blaney – CEO of CBlaney Group, Former fundraiser for Governor George E. Pataki and President George W. Bush.
Jane Calderwood – Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe.
Sally Canfield – Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Former senior director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Domestic Policy Advisor for the 2000 Bush Campaign.
Jerushah Duford – Evangelical Author, Speaker, and Advocate.
Beth Fukumoto – Former Hawaii Republican House Leader (2014-2017), Democratic State Representative (2017-2018), Democratic Candidate for US House (2018).
Mollie Fullington – Founder of Mulberry Street Strategies, Former Press Secretary for New York Governor George E. Pataki and U.S. Representative Rick Lazio.
Jennifer Waisath Harris – Public Affairs Strategist, Former Communications Director, Spokesperson and Political Director for GOP Elected and Appointed Officials.
Ariel Hill-Davis – Founder and the Policy Director for Republican Women for Progress (RWFP). A lifelong moderate Republican, Miss Hill-Davis brings over a decade of experience in public policy to her work with RWFP and having spent most of her career focused on heavy industry like manufacturing and mining.
Kodiak Hill-Davis – Founder and Political Director of Republican Women for Progress (RWFP). Hill-Davis started her career working for Rep Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and has spent the last decade advocating for transportation, infrastructure, and now, market based solutions for climate change.
Stephanie McGann Jantzen – Crisis Communications, Republican Strategist, Policy and political consultant.
Jennifer Lim – Co-Founder & Executive Director of Republican Women for Progress.
Meghan Milloy – Co-Founder & Executive Director of Republican Women for Progress.
Tara Setmayer – CNN Political Commentator, Contributor to ABC News, and Former GOP Communications Director on Capitol Hill.
Rina Shah – Political Adviser, Commentator, & Founder of Republican Women for Biden.
Robin Shaw – Former Republican Legislator; Commerce Chairman (AZ), Financial Planner, DC Lobbyist for Financial Services Industry, Republican Precinct Committeeman, Education Chair for the Scottsdale-Arizona Federation of Republican Women.
Marguerite Sullivan – International strategic communication consultant, a veteran of three Republican Presidential Administrations, director of federal liaison, and member of NJ Governor Christie Whitman’s cabinet.