March is Republican History Month

Celebrating Republican Women

Amb. Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reagan's Forceful Envoy

Meet the Honorable Jean Kirkpatrick

Meet the Honorable Jean Kirkpatrick Jean Kirkpatrick (1926-2006) was an American diplomat and political scientist who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1981 to 1985 under President Ronald Reagan. Kirkpatrick was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science from the University of Oklahoma and Columbia University, respectively. She began her career as a professor of political science, teaching at several universities including Georgetown University. In the 1970s, Kirkpatrick became involved in politics, working as a foreign policy advisor for the presidential campaign of Governor Ronald Reagan. After Reagan’s election…

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Collage of Republican women from Clare Boothe Luce to Nikki Haley

Republican Women Moving the Ball Forward

If you read any American history textbooks or watch anything on TV (with the exception of a few networks), you’d think the GOP was nothing more than knuckle-dragging Neanderthals! Contradictory to popular opinion, most major changes for the better have been led by Republicans — the abolitionists movement (Freeing of the Slaves), women’s right to vote, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, along with many other notable reform actions in our country. Let’s focus on the “Women’s Suffrage” Movement (which incidentally celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020).   The AWSA (American Woman Suffrage Association) aimed for close ties with the…

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