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Sharon Day: GOP works to prove itself to women

Sharon Day - April 8, 2013

Women's History Month in March was a chance to honor the pioneering suffragettes and leaders who blazed a trail for today's women. We have much to be proud of, but we also have to continue their work, ensuring that opportunities and freedoms available to women continue to grow.

Today, the expansion of the old, outdated federal government poses perhaps the greatest threat to our ability to thrive in today's global economy.

We deserve better than a one-size-fits-all government that tells us what health care to buy, where to send our children to school and how to spend our hard-earned money. A bloated bureaucracy shouldn't stand in our way any more than a glass ceiling. We deserve more opportunities.

Whether you're a wife balancing a checkbook, a businesswoman running a company or a recent graduate trying to make ends meet, you can recognize that money is tight in this economy.

That's why Republicans want to get federal spending under control, so you're not burdened with higher taxes but instead have more money in your pocket.

That's also why, as a woman and entrepreneur, I've always stood proudly with Republicans. But I recognize many women have felt that the party isn't looking out for our interests.

Last month, the Growth and Opportunity Project — a post-election review committee convened by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus — issued its report on how to grow the Republican Party. In one area it confirmed what I already knew: the Republican Party has ground to make up among women.

Women, of course, are not some coalition or interest group. We are the majority of voters.

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