National Republican Women's group arrives on coast

National Republican Women's group arrives on coast

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The National Federation of Republican Women are touring the country ahead of November's presidential race. The group's bus rolled into Gulfport Monday as members met with the Harrison County Republican Women to talk about the GOP campaign and the importance of registering women to vote.

One by one, Republican women in Harrison County stepped up to sign their name on the bus.

"We have traveled to 36 states. We've held more than 2,200 rallies. We have rallied with over 200,000 people. That's 32,00 miles in 43 days on the road," said Federation President Carrie Almond.

While the group is concentrating on the presidential campaign and the party's nominee, Donald Trump, the federation embraces an array of issues important to the GOP. NFRW encourages women to be actively engaged.

"We are the best kept secret in grassroots politics. We are the ladies who get it done when candidates need door to door, phone calls and voter registration, which is our main focus this year," according to Almond.

Women make up about 53 percent of eligible voters in America. The voting block has been critical in every election and looks like it could be again this year with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a tight race leading up to election day on November 8.

"Twenty-three million women are not registered to vote and we think it's very important that their voices are heard," said Almond.

The tour, labeled Destination White House, is working to visit every state by Election Day.

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