Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2013) –Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced State Representative Laurie Sanborn, (R-Bedford) and State Representative Marilinda Garcia (R-Salem)  will participate in the RSLC’s 2013 “Right Women, Right Now” Summit in Nashville, TN Sept. 9thand 10th.  Sanborn is the Republican Policy Leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Garcia is serving her 4th term.

Sanborn and Garcia will join approximately 30 elected officials from across the nation to strategize on how to identify, train and support women to run for state level office and participate in the summit’s goal to recruit candidates to better reflect America’s full diversity. 
“Women bring needed, vibrant voices to policy debates across the nation and it is critical we encourage, train and support new women candidates to be in the pipeline of leadership,” said Sanborn.  “’Right Women, Right Now’ will identify 300 women to run for state level office to become our current and future Party leaders.  I’m honored to join this Summit, working with proven women leaders from across the nation who are passionate about increasing the number of Republican women in state level office.”

The 2013 “Right Women, Right Now” Summit will take place in Nashville, TN on Sept. 9 and 10, 2013.  Attorney General Pam Bondi will give the keynote address.  Hosted by Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, the gathering will bring together over 30 elected women and supporters from across the nation to address how to support women at all levels of elected leadership.Co-Chairs of “Right Women, Right Now” are Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (TN), Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (WI) and Secretary Kim Wyman (WA).

About the RSLC

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders.  Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the office of lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state legislator.  The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states.  In the 2011-2012 election cycle, the RSLC invested in 42 states, breaking previous fundraising and political spending records, set in 2009-2010, with an increase in fundraising by 28 percent to $39 million and an increase in direct political spending by 35 percent to $27 million. This cycle’s effort picked up six new legislative chambers, saw a net gain in over 30 chambers, created or expanded 16 Republican supermajorities and picked up two new attorneys general.  Additionally, the RSLC successfully launched the Future Majority Project, spending more than $5 million in direct support of Republican candidates of Hispanic descent and women, and investing to expand digital outreach efforts to millennial voters.  To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.RSLC.com or follow @RSLC on Twitter.

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