Why IWV?

Independent Women’s Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families. IWV is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.

IWV has a track record demonstrating that it uses resources wisely while effectively developing and delivering messages to independents and women, key blocs of citizens in 2010 and 2012.

Women account for more than half the population, half of all voters and nearly half of all independents. So, if our leaders can’t address the critical issues of our day in a way that resonates with women, they will lose that important voting bloc.

Forty-one percent of voters now identify themselves as Independents. In 2006 and 2008, many of them contributed to Democratic victories. Today, that voting bloc is more conservative than ever, often more conservative and free market than self-described Republicans. Yet Republicans often don’t talk about issues in ways that make sense to Independents.  Conservatives can’t win by simply relying on Republican base voters;  IWV, because it is motivated not by party but by philosophy, is the  credible message delivery group that espouses conservative, free market ideals in a way that resonates with Independents and women.  IWV has the advantage of being an organization comprised of smart, policy-oriented women who have a track record of asking different questions, approaching problems creatively, and seeing opportunities where most others haven’t.

Like women everywhere and many Independents, we watch as, over and over, traditional conservative messages are delivered at the wrong pitch to be maximally effective, however much we may agree with what they are trying to say. So we try to say it better, in a way that speaks to us and, hopefully to you too.

Because we want to be good stewards of your contributions, and thank you for making us possible -- we look for useful projects to which we can add real value, that constitute an effective and cost-efficient deployment of resources, that leverage existing work or fill an unmet need, and that will help all of us, as proud Americans, promote the ideas that keep our society free and make it great.

IWV has the added advantage that, as an established 501(c)(4) organization, it isn’t created just for an issue or an election, and it doesn’t think short term. IWV is involved in legislative fights like the government takeover of health care and promoting sound economic policies and fiscal responsibility, holding elected officials’ feet to the fire to stand strong for America and its historic principles of limited government.

Like IWF, IWV is dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility. IWV believes that too often the media assumes that all women are represented by liberal organizations that push to expand government. IWV seeks to ensure that our mainstream voices are heard in the media and before state and national policymakers, in order to educate the public about how our conservative principles benefit women, men, and families, and are critical to the future of our country.



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