Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Join Your Local Organizations for Republican Women!
I was just watching my favorite morning show, Fox and Friends, and they mentioned an organization I've never heard of! The Florida Federation of Republican Women is leading the fight for women in Florida. I am finding out that, though I am pretty informed on the national political scene, I am incredibly UNinformed on the state and local level! Girls, if we are truly going to be effective, we need to find these organizations in our respective states, join them and become a part of "something greater than ourselves"! We can't complain if we aren't going to act, so let's get out there and motivate our friends, family and others #1-to VOTE McCain/Palin in November, but also to let their voices be heard in every avenue possible. We have remained silent long enough!
I received the following article in an email from the Florida Federation for Republican Women:
Florida Republican Women Officially Boycott Oprah
(Tallahassee, FL) The Florida Federation of Republican Women today called for a boycott of the Oprah Winfrey Show based upon Ms. Winfrey’s refusal to have Governor Sarah Palin as a guest on Oprah until after the election, according to Linda Ivell, President of the FFRW.
Ms. Ivell said her 58 year old group, the largest political organization in Florida, is also encouraging women to join the grassroots national movement to cancel their subscriptions to O Magazine.
“Women in Florida helped build Oprah into the icon she is today. With our Republican sisters across the nation, we have collectively enjoyed her entertaining, informative and female-driven programming as we raised our families and became more empowered as women. We are deeply disappointed in Ms. Winfrey’s decision to sit out the greatest political moment in the history of Republican women since suffrage,” said Ms. Ivell.
Ivell went on to say, “We find it to be an abuse of her power –gained on the backs of our patronage of her advertising empire - to use her program to so blatantly support Obama in the face of this historic moment. So, we are tuning out and cancelling our subscriptions to O Magazine and encourage other women to do the same. Maybe not forever, but at least until ‘after the election’,” said Ms. Ivell in a direct reference to Oprah’s refusal not to host Governor Palin until ‘after the election’.
Ms. Ivell stated that her members respect Ms. Winfrey’s personal endorsement of the Democratic ticket as every American is entitled to their personal opinion and vote. The boycott is a part of the FFRW’s new truth in the media and fair reporting watch dog committee organized in direct response to what Ivell termed as ”the unfair and misleading reporting regarding the selection of Sarah Palin as running mate on the Republican ticket.”
“The women of my organization stand united in our stance for fair and balanced reporting. We were sickened by the liberal media assault on Governor Palin’s family and her underage children. We are simply taking our spending dollars elsewhere and will publish a watch dog report on unfair media practices weekly on our web site: www.ffrw.net,” said Ms. Ivell. (you can find a contact person for this article/organization in the comment section of this post)
**SEE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE FFRW ON FOX AND FRIENDS TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:15 EST DISCUSSING THE BOYCOTT OF OPRAH!
I agree 100% with this article except one thing: I will not be returning to Oprah 'after the election'. I have had it. I will not continue to give her, and people like her, another cent of my money or another minute of my very valuable time!
Posted by Tami at 8:19 AM