August 18, 2021

Hello Fellow DeKalb County Republicans,

It is 101 years to the day that American Women earned their right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. 

Interestingly in the same year of 1920, DeKalb County was the only red county in the state of Georgia. For me, a better America is where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect, but to be elected. Empowering a woman, empowers women for generations.  Empowering women to become empowered is society itself.  We are all here today as testament to that mindset. Certainly, we have proof of this as the DeKalb GOP in partnership with the DeKalb Young Republicans proudly welcomed Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-3) to DeKalb County for a Fireside Chat “Why Every Town is a Border Town”. Kat is the youngest Republican Woman in the 117th Congress.

Like Kat, a woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. Women have strong wings to fly so high and the will to be a leader. The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. When I say ME – I mean WE. Consider being a candidate as our country needs you. We need to keep Georgia Red and take back the Senate and Congress. We need you in our cities, schools and fighting for conservatives. We need right-leaning leadership in our grassroots organizations and to canvass our communities. We need to get the pedal to the metal as Early voting for the 2021 Municipal Elections begins on October 12 and Election Day is November 2.

Women are our country’s fate, let them be great. Together we can do it and save our country because I know that an even better America for us is where “We the People” powered by Republican Women will put America First.

Today, I ask each of you take a moment to reflect about our most sacred right of Americans – the right to vote. I also ask you reflect upon the here and now as Afghan women were eligible to vote in 1919 – only a year after women in the UK were given their voting rights. And one year before women in the United States were allowed to vote. I also ask that you take a moment to pray for the Afghan women and girls who will see the last 20 years of the advancement of their rights erased overnight. Two-thirds of the population of Afghanistan are under the age of 30, which means most women have never before lived under Taliban control. Whilst a number of women may wear the burqa out of choice, many will now face wearing it for the first time under mandatory requirements. Most have never known what it is like to be unable to study, work or leave the house unchaperoned. They now undoubtedly never will.

There may be parallels here or not with our challenges of today. What cannot be disputed is that the campaign for woman suffrage was long, difficult, and sometimes dramatic. Victory took decades of agitation and protests. As an American woman who loves her country, I thank those men and women who fought hard for my right to vote. As your DeKalb GOP Chairman, I will work tirelessly with you to #VoteDeKalbRed! 

With Best Regards,

Marci McCarthy

DeKalb GOP

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