August 2019 President’s Letter
President Trump continues to amaze us with his delivery of promises made during his 2016 election campaign. Many of us know about President Trump's economic policies creating an unprecedented surge of prosperity for the country. We also enjoy hearing that unemployment in this country has sunk to an all-time low of 3.3%. Yet what the media does not herald is Trump's recent signing into law of a bipartisan women's economic empowerment bill called The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act, which aims to provide support for women-led ventures in developing countries and help them overcome gender-related barriers to economic growth, such as facing gender-based violence and having limited access to education and healthcare. Some of the things the WEEE Act will do is mandating the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) to direct 50% of its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) resources to women-owned ventures; codifying USAID's use of a gender-lens for shaping its policies and activities; and requiring that the agency tracks progress in women's economic empowerment, from employment and enterprise development to control over their income. As usual, Trump is thinking globally and is promoting economic prosperity for women here in the USA and beyond our borders. So much for the accusations that Trump is sexist or mysoginistic. Once again, the truth lies in Trump's actions, not the hype promoted by the media.
As I sit here writing this letter, Democratic Congressmen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar continue to support BDS policies (boycott, divest and sanction) against Israel. Does the Democratic party support BDS policies against Israel? If so, why do so many Jewish Americans vote for Democrats? Do they identify with Israel or sympathize with the State of Israel? Larry Greenfield, our September Luncheon speaker, who is a fellow of The Claremont Institute and frequent commentator on American politics, will enlighten us with his thoughts on whether voting for Democrats hurts or helps the Israeli cause. Larry was the Western Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition and founding executive director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation. We look forward to hearing his thoughts and comments on current events impacting US-Israel relations and whether the Jewish American electorate will ever find its way to voting for Republicans. Our September luncheon is sure to be informative. Be sure to bring a friend and we will see you there!
President, Nevada Republican Club