Kirk and Julie Cox hosted the first Women for Kirk coalition meeting Tuesday, bringing over 50 women across the Commonwealth together to talk about how Republicans can win again in 2021.
Julie Cox spoke to the group about the need to amplify conservative women’s voices, saying that “all issues are women’s issues.”
Kirk Cox noted that over 50 percent of his campaign staff were women, and that as Speaker and Majority Leader he had a long track record of recruiting women to run for office. Cox also talked about his efforts to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Square by enacting a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
Kirk also has been a leading advocate for breast cancer awareness and research, creating the Virginia Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon license plate that has raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness. As Speaker, Kirk also implemented a paid family leave policy for House of Delegates employees.
As Governor, Kirk will continue to make sure women have more than just a seat at the table. And he will fight for policies that make sure women feel safe in their communities, have access to good jobs and educational opportunities, and are viewed as the equal members of society that they are.