In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at five women who are currently making their mark fighting for freedom in the United States and abroad.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is an effective leader for her home state and has been for the entirety of her time in the role. She formerly served as Iowa’s lieutenant governor, a state senator and a county treasurer. Reynolds has risen to national prominence in recent months, most notably due to the fact that she delivered the official Republican response to Biden’s State of the Union.
Reynolds is currently serving her second term as the vice-chair of the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA).
As someone who lived in Iowa during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can personally attest to her measured handling of the crisis. As Iowa’s governor, Reynolds did what many others did not — let the residents of her state make the decisions about their own health and the health of their families based on what they personally thought was best, not baseless government mandates.
Reynolds also signed a flat tax into law this year, which sets a state income tax of 3.9% for all Iowans.
Reynolds first stepped up from lieutenant governor to fill the role of governor in 2017 after then-Governor Terry Branstad was appointed to be U.S. ambassador to China by President Donald Trump. Reynolds was reelected in 2018 to a full term and officially filed earlier this month to seek reelection to a second term this fall.
Initially elected in 2020, Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) is the first and only Ukrainian-American to serve in the United States House of Representatives. Although she is only a first-term Member of Congress, Rep. Spartz has become a leading voice both on Capitol Hill and in the national media, sharing her perspective on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
She currently serves on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Judiciary Committee.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Spartz served in the Indiana Senate and as the CFO in the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. Before that, she was a leader in several small businesses and a CPA for Fortune 500 companies.
Born in 1978 in formerly Soviet Ukraine, Spartz immigrated to America in 2000 after meeting her husband, Jason, and became a citizen of the United States in 2006.
Park is a North Korean Defector and Human Rights advocate. After fleeing North Korea at the age of 13, Park and her family lived in China and South Korea before coming to the United States in 2014.
She is the author of “In Order to Live, A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” a book she released in 2016.
Through her book, countless media interviews and her YouTube channel, Park uses her voice to educate her audience about the horrors of life under the North Korean regime. She often highlights how things that most of the Western world takes for granted don’t truly exist in North Korea, focusing on things such as religion, holidays and even laughter and love.
I first learned of Park’s story during her interview with Joe Rogan and have been following her ever since.
Dhillon is a conservative lawyer who has taken on high-profile cases defending the freedom of speech and other individual liberties of her clients.
She is the founder of both San Francisco-based Dhillon Law Group and the non-profit Center for American Liberty.
One of her clients is Andy Ngo, a journalist who was assaulted by Rose City Antifa.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dhillon and her team took on cases ranging from a vaccine mandate in Baltimore County, Maryland, to forced school closures in her home state of California.
Dhillon also serves as the California National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee.
Vizzi is a member of the U.S. National Skeet Shooting team and a 2017 World Champion. Formerly a dancer who at one time qualified for the world-renowned Juilliard School in New York, she picked up shooting sports from her dad and decided to continue down that path instead.
Just this week, Vizzi was a silver medalist at the ISSF World Cup in Cyprus.
She also recently authored an op-ed in The Epoch Times on how important the Second Amendment is to the “sovereignty of a nation.”
Outside of her professional shooting career, Vizzi has forayed more and more into politics in recent months.
She is currently involved with the America First Policy Institute, Athletes for America and Turning Point USA.
While many professional athletes use their platforms to promote a leftist agenda, it is refreshing to see someone like Vizzi who uses her platform to support America instead of tearing it down.
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