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hampshire house of at age 23.ives she is in her fourth term. she is on the finance committee and has a record in women's health and job growth. she is also a leader in the latino community and has been latinos of the future and fox news latino. a healthcareved pioneer award and was recognized as one of the 45 most influential women under 45 at a republican security council. i want to thank her. we also saw each other at gopac let's see, when was that? new york? i think it was new york. thank you for coming. then agness to my right is founder and president of the network of in lighted -- in light and women. she is a graduate of the
university of virginia for both undergrad and law degrees. i can sell you it is not an easy law school to get into. she practices law in bc and is a senior fellow at the women's forum. she has been named as one of the maverick women under 40 and she politicsthe red alert 30 under 30. thank you for being here. scott erickson, back to my left, came all the way from california where we were a few months ago. he spent 15 years serving as a police officer in san jose, working on the recognition and identification of terrorist organizations. he holds a master criminale degree in justice studies from the university of cincinnati and if that were not enough, but has collaborated extensively with the heritage foundation, theuently contributing to
blog "the foundry," on issues of law enforcement, missile defense. he has co-authored several reports at heritage including his latest -- lessons from benghazi. the investigation leaves questions unanswered. boy, do we agree with that. and to my right, the speaker of the oklahoma statehouse, t.w. shannon. he is the first african-american to hold that position. i had the pleasure of meeting speaker shannon during my last trip to oklahoma. he has been on the road with me, helping raise money for the rnc as well. of the registered member chickasaw nation and has worked as the chief administrative officer of chickasaw nation aterprises. he is spokesperson for limited
government and personal responsibility. he has advocated selling state property to raise taxpayer money. speaker shannon has been appointed the gulf house national advisory board, which supports up-and-coming republican leaders. that ilet you tell him will let him tell you about his truth so far, but i think we will all want one after this. why don't we go around the room starting to my left. tell us in five minutes, what brought you here, why are you republican, what do you hope to accomplish now? go ahead. click thank you for having me. i came from a great bastion of conservatism known as san francisco. [laughter] raised in the bay area. i grew up in a politically oriented household, if you will. we did not have family members involved in politics, but family
members discussed issues of the day. i wanted to talk about sports and other things. the conversation always came back to current events. that helps me, i think, grow up and be somebody who was concerned with the world, concern for the nation. my father was a police officer. so, when i turned 18, i decided that was what i wanted to do. at 20, i became a reserve officer for the city of san jose . i did that for a few years and transitioned into a full-time job. i spent the past 11 years working the streets in the cities of san jose. as far as i developed a lot of close relationships with friends out the heritage foundation. a few years ago an opportunity arose for me to write and discuss and pontificate upon the issues that were important to me and do that through the heritage foundation. so, over the past couple of
years i have been writing extensively for heritage, for their blog the foundry, and that "of avenues of opportunity as upl to write -- that opened avenues of opportunity as well to write for other publications. i am a republican because the republican party exemplifies most closely the values i hold and the principles i believe and that i think we should be promoting. i'm here just like each and everyone of you. i'm here because as an individual there is only so much i can do, but as a group there is almost a limit to what we can do. it is important that we get together, like mines, -- like mi nds and get together with those who are not necessarily of like .ind and develop a plan forward that is it in a nutshell. >> thank you, scott. .> it is a pleasure to be here i was born in boston. then my family moved to the
hampshire's, greener pastures, i guess you could say, when i was about eight. i subsequently came back here for college and higher ed and went back to new hampshire. similar to what scott was saying, my family was not necessarily politically at this in that nobody to my knowledge is ever been in any elected office, but i do remember on occasion, i would get out there when we weres with talking about something pressing as a family. timehen they're being a when everything you think you when you are forced to get down to the fundamentals of what it is and what you believe -- i was involved with the college
republicans. was 18,egistered when i i was closely identified with the republican party in terms of issues concerning the future of our country. issues of personal responsibility and individual freedom and all that. i had to defend that a lot. ,s a young female hispanic italian descent, and higher ed, theten would fall under stereotype of oh, you are republican christian that -- you are republican? that is weird. i think that is offensive that people would assume something like that based on how i look into i am to read it did force me to come to terms and understand again why it is i believe what i believe and why i identify as republican. when i graduated, i was 23. the midterm elections were
rolling around. honestly i just thought i will help on a campaign. i called a friend who was involved in politics and said, who can sign up for this? it was that time, the first time ever that someone suggested, why don't you run yourself worse rep?wrapped -- for state it was not something i thought would be a possibility for me or anything i had considered, but at the end of the day i realized, you know, the rudiments of campaigning and all that are pretty basic. i had helped on other people's campaigns. i figured i knew what to do. so i not done a lot of doors and did all of that. team up with my platform. and i ended up winning. today.t-forward to it has been a great experience. i love being involved and irking working to help
promote conservative ideas on a national level. i think this is because people hear from those of us who are actually connect thing all of and, youwith citizens know, out there making decisions on issues that affect peoples lives. so, it is good. thank you. >> t.w. shannon? thank you for having me here. i am concerned about the liberal media defining us as a party in defining me as a young person. me and the chairman of talk extensively about how we are going to continue to make able understand the republican party is a party that is for everyone. we do not have to change what we believe as a party. we have an opportunity to go out and tell our story to read we
are the party of limited government. we are the party of personal responsibility. that value from -- i did not receive those values from the members of congress i worked for. i got those from i predominantly african-american baptist church in oklahoma. the republican party, i believe, is the last great hope. not just for this nation, but this entire world. am concerned what this place will look like for my children if we fail. i grew up in oklahoma, in a small town. about 100,000 people. i have gotten the chance to experience all types of diversity. what i have figured out is most people want exactly the same thing. they want a better opportunity for their children and grandchildren. that is what this party has been about since day one.
we have to get out and sell that message. as i look over the horizon, i am just encouraged the other young people i see. the liberal media would have you believe that no one who looks like the people on the stage would have an r behind their name. that is just not true. ben they elected me to speaker and oklahoma, they did not do it because of how i look. they respected my work ethic and because i promise to make them the chairman of a committee. no, that is a joke. [laughter] to makean opportunity an example. one thing we can agree on is we cannot continue having the federal government lead. whether you're talking about healthcare, economic development or infrastructure. the federal government has proven it is incapable or unwilling to make the changes that will move this country forward area there is going to be reform.
excited to lend my voice and hopefully to shed some light on what i think is america's last great hope. >> i will tell you something else about tw. we spent time on the road. obviously very articulate. he is also ready stuff on an airplane with wild turbulence. pretty tough on an airplane with wild turbulence. he is one of these guys while the plane is going nuts, just turning the page. karin?ht, >> thank you, mr. chairman. it is a pleasure to be here. myexperience stems from internship in d.c. with senator lugar from my home state of indiana.
that was my experience being with women who were smart and ambitious and conservative and trying to have families and careers. some of these voices were not reaching a lot of them and were not reaching me as a young woman. i went back to the university of virginia for my third year of undergrad. i saw what i found in d.c. -- smart, ambitious women who wanted to talk about the issues of the day. who were really interested in how a 500-page bill was going to affect them and their families in their lives. i went to some of our women's organizations. you may imagine, they were not open to more conservative women. on my way home from class, i walked by a building called the women's center. i thought, this could be a great outlet to talk about these issues. i called and scheduled a meeting with the faculty member there. she was excited to have a bright
eyed dude and who wanted to learn -- bright eyed student who wanted to learn more. but a lot of the programs were coming from a radical feminist perspective and more from the left. i thought this was my shot to ask whether they would be interested in working together. i asked the university of virginia faculty member if they would be interested in cosponsoring an organization for conservative young women. her response? she chuckled and that "not here." so i started the network of theghtened women, or new, organization for conservative women on college campuses. --one who believe that anyone who believes that conservative principles cannot attract young women need to pay attention to organizations like new. i think these principles can really resonate. i am excited to be here and continue to work to
reach young women with conservative ideas. >> thank you. can you give us an idea or an example or two of conservative principles you have been able to show the people of oklahoma that really do create jobs and opportunity? >> you know the national trend -- first of all, the proof is in the pudding. republican governors and states have fared better. the reason is the policies implemented. like in oklahoma. republicanreat governor doing a great job leading the partner -- leading the party and the state. we were able to reduce taxes in this environment. any people would tell you, the sky would fall if you reduce taxes.
we voted to reduce taxes this year. we have another -- with another tax cut shortly after that. will be 5.25, and we will .2%. it down another north of texas. you have to stay competitive. what is good for the state is great for the economy. we overall our workers compensation system in oklahoma. we had some of the highest rates in the nation and the region. we revamped our system and went from the antiquated adversarial system. our system is an administrative will favorthat employers, save the people who create jobs 15% or 20% on their premiums every single year. we did that this year in the
state of oklahoma. talking care if you are about social problems -- they say do not going to social issues. i think that is nonsense. in oklahoma, you take every social issue whether it is the high incarceration rates, substance abuse issues, i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient and that is the breakdown of the family. this year in oklahoma, we said yet, and yet, we will do things to promote the family. we will go on a campaign to express to people why strong families are not just rate for society. they are great for the economy. they are great for the state. these conservative values are what lead to prosperity. all too often -- [applause] thank you. all too often as conservatives we grant to the liberals this idea of social justice, like somehow they have to on those
issues. there is only one system that has done more to get people out of generational poverty and that is capitalism, so we should be promoting that. [applause] >> all right. the democrats love this war on women theme. while mitt romney won married women, as you know, there was a struggle with single women. at the same time, we have democrats like spitzer, wiener, all over the news -- >> i agree. >> keeping all that in mind, what are some of the things that you think we can do better to reach young women? obviously, there are many opportunities. but what would your advice be and getting that are at that and maybe reaching more people, young women for
example, across the board? see a, i was excited to big section on reaching women and recognizing that women are liberal unified voting every time. it is more complicated than that. as to reaching young women, we saw in the last election, democrats were successful in putting out a number of images and celebrity abs really targeted at young women. one of the things we will be doing is recognizing the different segments of women and really targeting them. i admit, i found some of the things the left was putting out was frankly insulting. remember the life of julia? the image of a woman, showing her life from three to 67 under obama, with every major step she had to do something with the federal government?
i found that insulting. we need to put out an alternative to that that will speak to women. the key is targeting these different segments and recognizing it is a different bloc. and meeting women where they are. use the technology that women are using. speaking to the professors and their peers and meet them where they are. >> on a similar front, at 23.da, you ran what you think could be done or what would be your device to give more young women to run for office? programs like this are important because they doingse people likekarin wonderful work, elected officials that are probably my age that are around in the country. it seems to me the most important thing for me is that somebody actively encourages
someone to take that step as a young woman. ofause there have been rafts studies done about corporate involvement, all of these sectors. what they always say is with women, despite all things being equal -- they are qualified, intelligent, capable, accomplished -- we do tend to our qualifications or the timing or all of these things and not run for that promotion, not ask for that salary raise. , there isk politics an intersection there as well, in terms of putting yourself out there, trying to be a leader and all these things. , the issue isomen having examples. we have fantastic ones. we have the most female we have all these
wonderful elected women in my state alone. we have the first majority female state. we have senators on the federal level. really, i think adding out there and encouraging them. when i go out and speak to young women, talk to college students, girl scouts, whatever it may be, i say it is great to help. it is great to be involved. but consider doing it yourself and know that you are capable and that there is support for it here. of troops outt there now. either they did not exist or i did not know about when i first ran. it would have been great to know. i'm glad that they are there now and happy to help. >> great. scott, you have written extensively about benghazi. what do you wish people understood about barack obama's
foreign-policy record that you are concerned people don't? >> i think people are starting to understand this a bit more broadly. the american people need to understand this administration -- we've seen the systematic decline in our stature and position in the world and the respect that other nations, either our allies or adversaries, have for us has declined. i think that is the primary thing i would like people to see and understand. the best way we could ameliorate that would be to elect a republican into the white house in 2016. i think that could have a dramatic effect. [applause] have a that could dramatic affect on our stature in the world as did the election of ronald reagan in 1980. soft complete shift in the way -- saw a complete shift in the way with respect to how people viewed this. and understand there are
repercussions to their actions. we do not have that today. has a penchant for dithering and equivocation. i do not think that will change years.g in the next view he could do a few things with respect to the snowden case. he could take this opportunity reacquaint himself with agreements the bush administration had agreed to with the czech republic, the placement of missile defense assets in europe, something he rejected shortly within his administration. that is something that would sell vladimir putin that we are serious. it would show we are not about rhetorical posturing. inda, about hispanic engagement. what advice do you have for our party to do a better job? >> i come from new hampshire and
we have about a two percent hispanic voting population. it is funny when i get the immigration question. usually -- in canada, it is not really a problem. it is different in texas and all these places. it is a very important issue. the obvious problem which feeds mentioned at the beginning, when there is a loud voice saying something sensational and offensive, that sort of ends up being what is our position, which is ludicrous of course. we just have to accept that is the way it is going to be. so, --t we have to be doing is really again, this comes down to state and local officials, people in the community, in the neighborhoods. you have to connect with people as a person. you have to talk to them.
talk to them at the grocery store. get them involved. get involved with parents and organizations at school. guide the conversation. ask them questions. are you happy with the education system. are you happy with your property taxes. are you worried about such and such. this isl them, well, what i believe. this is what i think about this issue. solutions that i believe such and such elected official or candidate to office supports, do you agree? when it comes to a personal level. when it comes to a personal issue, that is when you can have a meaningful impact, i think. it is a lot harder during election season when you are trying to get out there and capture -- of course, it is important to do spanish media, to use all of this social media and all of that. more long-as to be
term engagement effort. i would hope we are out there in those communities and having programs -- to show up and ask .or the order to make a sale >> exactly. >> not show up three months before the election. >> exactly. they are cyclical enough. you have to think long-term. the situation is owing to change. -- going to change. someone that has is when you are going to make a meaning all impact.