The website goes on to say, “The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and antisemitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
COVID-19 opened my eyes to see the world in a new light. While abortion was deemed an essential business here in the U.S. and by the World Health Organization, cancer treatment was not. As a result, based on filings of insurance, countless people now have advanced preventable cancer. I am a BRCA 1 mutation carrier, placing me at a significantly higher risk for cancer, and my breast care checkup was delayed.
Therapy for children born on the Autism Spectrum was also deemed nonessential. As a mom to a child born with Autism, early intervention is critical to how these kids’ lives will playout. My son is a walking testament to what early intervention can do; a child’s brain is very malleable in those first years, so early intervention is critical; time is of the essence. These lost months will never be recuperated. I will always be grateful that President Trump’s passed a $1.8 Billion order to fund Autism.
And nevermind that President Trump is the most pro-Jewish president ever, with countless passed to fight antisemitism, which resulted in many Democratic members going on record not supporting. Under Trump, the U.S. embassy was moved to Jerusalem, a promise made under previous presidencies but never delivered. A historic diplomatic accord was recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and, subsequently, Bahrain. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the agreement heralded a “new dawn of peace.” It’s no wonder that President Trump is the overwhelmingly preferred presidential candidate for the Israeli Jewish public. I am a Russian Jewish woman, immigrated to the US from the former Soviet Union during the Cold War Era.
Or that President Trump elected the first openly gay DNI and cabinet member in American history. Not long ago, these words would have been an impossibility. How about that President Trump asked Congress to make the needed budget commitment to eliminate the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the United States within ten years in his 2019 State of the Union Address? Shortly afterward, President Trump’s administration announced that 200,000 uninsured Americans would gain access to HIV-preventive medicines at no cost.
As far as advancing women, President Trump highlights include:
Signed a proclamation against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting.
Made nursing rooms a requirement in major airports.
12 weeks paid maternity leave for all government employees.
More women will join the House Republican ranks in the next Congress for the first time than ever have before in a single election. At least a dozen non-incumbent Republican women had won elections as of last week!
Massive Human Trafficking Rings have been taken down, thanks to President Trump efforts, no doubt making him new enemies with details released about connections to the infamous Epstein Island and other busts.
Most importantly, the ‘Trump Accountability Project’ failed to acknowledge how the Republican party has transformed itself into a multiethnic, multiracial, and working-class party, evident by the diversity of the 70,000,000 Americans who cast their vote in favor of President Trump.
The Reformed Republican Party
The Edison Research national exit poll found that Donald Trump’s support in 2020 rose among blacks (+4), Hispanics (+4), and Asians (+4), making Trump the most popular Republican presidential candidate among racial/ethnic minorities in sixty years. Among non-whites without a college degree, Trump’s support rose even more (+7); he won a quarter of their vote. Although he did not increase his vote percentage among whites without a college degree, Trump did maintain his national 2-to-1 lead. His persistent appeal is all the more remarkable outside the South. The white working-class once mostly followed the national mood, but no more. In 2020 they strongly favored Trump in Pennsylvania (+27), Nevada (+22), Michigan (+20), Wisconsin (+16), California (+16), Minnesota (+15), Maine (+11), and New Hampshire (+10) despite both the country and their states backing Joe Biden.
The story is even more remarkable among Americans of Mexican descent in Texas. Starr County, the most Hispanic in the country at 99 percent, increased its support for Trump over 28 percentage points. While this was the most dramatic county-level swing of the election, Starr County was hardly alone. Twenty Texas counties recorded swings toward Trump of 10 points or more, every one of them majority Hispanic and 17 of 20 over three-quarters Hispanic. While Trump won but two of those counties in 2016, he won nine of them in 2020.
Diversity and Inclusion
Each year, corporate America spends billions on Diversity and Inclusion, emphasizing race, gender, age, and sexual preference. What we fail to include is diversity in thought. Efforts like the Trump Accountability project want to “cancel” anyone who thinks differently. To support President Trump and be accused of racism or intolerance is not right to the 70 million Americans+ who support President Trump. 7 million+ more voters than 2016!
I have spent countless hours raising funds and resources for organizations like StandUp for Kids. Not to mention numerous other projects I have given my time to making our community a better place including Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory, Movember, Habitat for Humanity and countless others. This past year I donated an entire wardrobe to a domestic violence womens shelter.
I advocated for the first transgender restroom during my tenure at Cox for my building and the first mother’s room for nursing moms.
I helped institutionalize the first “Lunch Bunch” program for my son and other children born on the Autism Spectrum who suffered from a sensory disorder in Cherokee County School District.
I support women’s equality in sports.
And I am very proud for what I stand for!