Conservative women’s group to launch in Va.

A conservative women’s group hoping to get other women fired up about state and national elections will launch a national campaign in Virginia on Saturday.


Heidi Tilley, right, votes at Claude Moore Precinct 707 in Sterling, Va. on November 8, 2011. With her are her 2-year-old son, Austin Tilley (left), family friend Kira Hamburg (middle), 6, and daughter Camryn Tilley, also 6. (Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST)

“We need conservatives in ‘The Old Dominion State’ to turn out in great numbers in order to get legislation passed that will move our great country back to a secure footing,” Penny Nance, president of of Concerned Women for America, said in a written statement.

By boosting voter registration and turnout in key swing states like Virginia, organizers hope to “change the trajectory of our nation,” according to an announcement issued by the group.

“This is a critical election and we need to work hard to elect like-minded conservatives from the state house all the way to the White House,” Andrea Lindsey, the group’s Southern Virginia field director, said in a prepared statement.

Saturday’s event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Grill, 8315 Seminole Trail #5 in Ruckersville. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The group is planning another event July 28 in Roanoke. The specific time and location have not yet been determined.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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