“Conservative women activists are on the rise,” according to Teri Christoph, executive director of Smart Girl Politics. SGP is a brand-new conservative organization using social media and grassroots activist methods to get conservative women involved in politics.
Next year’s summit will be held in Washington, D.C. “They want to learn to go up on the Hill and lobby their congressmen, [and] how to effectively communicate with them,” she says. “We thought it’d be interesting to bring them [to D.C.] and give them hands-on training, because they’re fired up and want their voices heard.”
In the future, SGP will also be able to highlight many of the conservative bloggers writing on their site in their online magazine, Smart Girl Nation. “Conservative women are unapologetic about their beliefs and traditional values, and that is threatening to many people,” she says. “I also can’t help but wonder if the left doesn’t see us as easy targets because we don’t have that ‘sisterhood’ that kicks into gear when one of their own is attacked. Smart Girl Politics, of course, hopes to change that.”
Girls Getting Ready! (Thanks to King Shamus for the pix who got it from whoever) and got it from Whoever)