Maggie's List Weekly Brief for January 30, 2017!
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Maggie's List Endorses
Betsy DeVos for
Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos. Photo courtesy: Twitter
Maggie’s List proudly endorses Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. In an open letter of support that went out Friday afternoon, Maggie’s List—along with 70-signatories-- strongly advocated for DeVos’s confirmation.
Citing DeVos’s role as an “undisputed champion of families and students” for 30-years, the letter highlights the Education nominee’s new vision.
“She embraces innovation, endorses accountability and—most especially—trusts parents to choose what is in their unique child’s best interests,” the letter states. “She also believes in providing every parent with the resources and choices to pursue those decisions.”
The response to the letter in support of DeVos was so strong that it crashed the site,, for those trying to access it!
To read the letter in its entirety or to share it with a friend, click here! If you wish to share it on social media, use the hashtag #standwithbetsy.
Other signatories to the letter included: Americans for Prosperity, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and many more!
The Maggie's List board enthusiastically supported the endorsement, and many board members and state chairs have worked with DeVos over the years in service of our shared values. Maggie's List South Dakota State Chair Mary Jean Jensen explained: "I served with Betsy DeVos on the RNC and have the utmost respect for her hard work in providing an excellent education for children." 

DeVos is widely recognized as an advocate for school choice and voucher programs which are in line with the Maggie’s List values of limited government and more personal responsibility. Maggie’s List proudly supports Betsy DeVos, and we will stand by her as she awaits confirmation by the U.S. Senate!
Maggie’s List board members, state chairs and members proudly supported conservatism and the next presidential administration by attending the inauguration and inaugural festivities! Some of you were among the large crowd just steps from the Capitol for the swearing-in. Others attended one (or more) of the incredible inaugural balls. Some of you shared your insights and expertise on national TV!!
Oklahoma Chair Brenda Barwick with Education Secretary Designate Betsy DeVos
Hon. J.C. Watts with Louisiana Chair Dr. Shane French
Ohio State Chair Pam Siekman (center) on her way to the Liberty Ball with Ohio State Sen. Kevin Bacon, Pam's husband Dwayne, and friend Jill Rudler.
Among those in Washington for Inauguration: Maggie’s List Board Members former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi; Maggie's List National Executive Director Missy Shorey; and also the following Maggie's List State Charis and Vice-Chairs:
  • Claire H. Austin, Alabama
  • Teresa Hernandez, California
  • Jacque Stafford, Colorado
  • Suzi Voyles, Georgia
  • Cindy Sue Clark, Hawaii
  • Anne Hathaway, Indiana
  • Becky Johnson, Kansas and NFRW 1st Vice-President
  • Dr. Shane French, Louisiana
  • Barbara Morsberger, Maryland
  • Pamela Siekman, Ohio
  • Brenda Barwick, Oklahoma
  • Christine Toretti, Pennsylvania
  • Carrie Almond, Missouri and NFRW President
  • Sue Lowden, Nevada
  • Kerry Marsh, New Hampshire
  • Jan Larimer, Wyoming
Maggie's List National Executive Director Missy Shorey and husband Lt. Colonel Marc Himelhoch (USAF Ret.) at the Texas Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball
Alabama State Chair Claire H Austin and Secretary of Transportation nominee Elaine L. Chao with native Kentuckian Stan Smith at the Kentucky Society-Bluegrass Inaugural Ball
Harris Faulkner of Fox News with Claire H. Austin at a breakfast honoring Trump advisor KellyAnne Conway
Hawaii State Chair Cindy Sue Clark made the front page after getting prime seats at the swearing-in ceremony!!!
Maggie’s List Board Member former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll was sought after by news networks—including the Canada Broadcasting Company-- for her inaugural insights and political expertise.
Click here to watch former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll anchor on the CBC! 
Maggie’s List Board Member Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi attended the inauguration and was seen on Fox News the following day, commenting on how protesters would not deter President Trump.
Click here to watch Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Fox News!!!
Maggie's List Elected Members Garner Leadership Roles
In a sign that leadership of the 115th Congress supports conservative women, more conservative women and Maggie’s List endorsed lawmakers are being tapped to key leadership positions!

Congratulations to these smart, strong and fabulous Maggie’s List Members of Congress:
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski who was deemed Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman once again—an important role especially to constituents in her home state of Alaska.
  • Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska who will chair the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
  • Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2) who is chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee.
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), the chairwoman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.
  • Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-2) will chair the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
  • Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) who chairs the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
  • Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) has been named chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and she has also been appointed the head of recruiting for the NRCC.
  • Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-6), interim House Budget Chair.
  • Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7 ), Chair of Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
  • Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the new chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which drives the allocation of more than half a trillion dollars annually to the military.
  • Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), chair of the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on research and technology.
As we reported in the previous edition of the Maggie’s List Weekly Brief, the following Maggie’s List electeds will serve in the following roles:
  • Congresswoman and Dr. Virginia Foxx was appointed by the House Republican Steering Committee and now serves as the Chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
  • Congresswoman Susan Brooks was appointed the Chair of the House Ethics Committee. 
  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to serve as the Chairman of the House Republican Conference.
Maggie's List National Executive Director Missy Shorey, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Maggie's List Chairman Sandra Mortham
Lately, we have shared with you that Maggie’s List—featured on national news networks and in national publications-- remains a highly sought-after source of information on conservative women. We are so proud to share with you that our reach in the media continues to grow and, now, extends around the world.
Maggie’s List National Executive Director Missy Shorey was featured on ABC Australia twice in as many weeks to share perspective on fiscally conservative women being elected to Congress. Watch here!
Last year, Maggie’s List generated more than $2-million in earned media!!!
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