WOMEN’S REPUBLICAN PARTY OF AMERICA, known as RPOA, has announced that the first “Women’s Forum” will take place on September 23rd, 2017 at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas.
The forum is a platform for Republican Party officials and the local and state political community to come together and discuss topics such as the role of women in the political process, the role that women play in society and the importance of women as an economic force.
The event is hosted by the Texas Republican Party, and will feature the participation of representatives from both sides of the aisle and the voices of women.
In order to be invited to the event, women must be registered as Republican voters in Texas, but are not required to have a Republican Party ID.
In addition to the Republican Party of Texas, the event will also include representatives from the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Family Association, the Texas League of Women Voters, and other groups that have been working to pass laws that would limit abortion access and restrict access to contraception.
In the wake of the November 2016 presidential election, the Republican National Committee announced that it would not be hosting any Women’s Forum events.
According to an RPOa spokesperson, “we don’t think women should be excluded from this forum because of the candidate we chose.”
“Women’s forums are the most accessible way for members of the political and economic community to meet and learn from one another,” said RPOaa Vice Chair Debbie Albright in a statement.
“It’s important that our elected officials listen to our concerns and understand our desires, but this forum will be a way for those with differing views to share ideas and connect.
Women’s forums also provide a forum for the people of Texas to learn about the issues affecting them.
We welcome all women, regardless of their political affiliation, to come and participate in this valuable conversation.”
If you want to join the discussion, you can sign up for an RPPA email list and follow the RPOas website for more information.
Women’s forum invite The invitation to the first Women’s forum is in response to a complaint filed by a Republican lawmaker, Austin Democrat Amy Zern, against the event.
“We have filed a formal complaint against the RPPAs decision not to host the Women’s Political Forum,” Zern said in a press release.
“I believe that a political forum, especially one for Republicans, is a vital and essential tool to engage our state’s citizens in the politics of the future.
We will continue to engage with all those who are interested in the importance and impact of women’s issues to our state and the country.
RPPAs first Women on the Hill event was held in 2013, and was sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Himes.
After Himes resigned from the House in 2015, he moved to lead the RPA, the organization that represents Texas Republican political offices.
In February 2017, the RPRA voted to pass a new, expanded Women’s Policy Agenda, which is expected to be put into effect by the 2018 legislative session.
On Wednesday, the Women on Capitol Hill (WOC) chapter of the RPC, which represents representatives of the WOC and other advocacy groups in the Capitol, announced that they will not be attending the Women in Politics forum.
The Women on Washington (WOW) chapter will also not be participating in the event this year.
There are currently four Women in Congress on the RPSA’s Women on Hill list, and there are two on the list for the WOW.
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), the chair of the Women of the Capitol Hill caucus, told the Texas Tribune in a release that he was “pleased to be back in the trenches and working with the Texas RPA to promote Texas’ first Women in Political Affairs Forum”.
The event has been scheduled for September 23.
Texas Republican Party spokesperson Amy Albright stated that the RFPA was not planning to invite Republican women.
Albright added that the Women Policy Agenda was designed to promote women’s economic and political empowerment, and that it was “critical that the dialogue around the issue of abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights is open and inclusive”.
According to Albright, the purpose of the first WPOA forum was to bring women of different political viewpoints together to discuss issues related to women in politics.
As a result of the previous Women on Politics forum, which was held on November 14, 2017, Republican women across the state signed a pledge to “work together towards the implementation of the state’s first-ever Women on Political Affairs Policy Agenda”.
Alburys statement came after a complaint from the RPHO, the political advocacy organization for women of color, and the Women On Capitol Hill.
Zern is currently an Austin City Council member.