Transcript: Remarks by Rae Lynne Chorenky at the Republican National Convention
Edited by Jenny Jiang
Transcript of remarks by Rae Lynne Chorenky, President of the National Federation of Republican Women, at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012:
“I bring you greetings from the National Federation of Republican Women, an organization of more than 75,000 Republican women from across the nation.
“As in every recent election, victory in November will depend on our ability to energize and mobilize women voters.
“Recently, our National Federation conducted a survey of more than 8,500 Republican women and asked them what they want from their government.
“Number 1: They want less interference and fewer regulations.
“Number 2: They want the kind of strong, fiscal conservative leadership that only Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can deliver.
“We hear a lot from the media about the Republican’s ‘so-called’ war against women. Well, which women?
“Is it the 850,000 women who have lost their jobs under President Obama?
“Or the women whose family household income has dropped by $4,300 since the President took office?
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women lost 92% of all the jobs lost under the Obama Administration.
“If there is a war against women, it is President Obama who has waged it.
“Join us in restoring sanity in our government by electing Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Rae Lynne Chornenky of Arizona was elected NFRW president at the 36th Biennial Convention in Kansas City and took office in January 2012. She also has served as 1st, 2nd and 4th vice presidents.
Chornenky is proud to be a native of Phoenix, where she lives with her husband. A loyal Arizona State University (ASU) alum, Chornenky earned a bachelor’s degree (graduating magna cum laude), master’s degree in counseling, and juris doctorate, all from ASU. She has practiced law for 28 years and currently owns her own business, making her sensitive to the issues of running a corporation.
Chornenky retired from the superior court bench in 1995 and went on to serve as a legislative attorney for an Arizona cabinet-level agency, drafting extensive legislation and successfully lobbying state budget issues, laws, and regulatory acts. She appeared in television, radio and print media, as well. She served as adjunct professor of constitutional law, substantive criminal law and evidence. Her private legal practice has included advising non-profit organizations, representing political candidates and campaign organizations, coordinating seminars and workshops, serving as a speaker on constitutional and political issues, and the defense of individuals charged with crimes.
Experience on the boards of the Junior League of Phoenix, Valley Leadership of Phoenix, YWCA, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Editorial Board, Arizona FRW and NFRW has allowed Chornenky insight into creative ways in which the community’s needs may be met. She has been named one of the most influential women by the Junior League of Phoenix and was selected as a fellow in the ASU Leadership Policy Program. Holding office in the parent organizations of her children’s schools and taking active participation in their sports and performance activities has increased her ability to achieve results outside of the realm of the “tried and true.”
As a Republican, Chornenky has been elected precinct committeeman and sat on the executive committee of the state party. She has been a member of the NFRW since 1994. She had the privilege of attending the 1995 NFRW biennial convention and, since that “beginning,” has continuously served on the NFRW Board of Directors, with the exception of one term. It has been her great honor to serve on and learn from the incredible leaders of the NFRW Membership, Program and Achievement Awards committees. She also served as vice chair of the NFRW Bylaws Committee and as NFRW state presidents coordinator.
*SOURCES: Republican National Convention 2012 & YouTube.com/GOPConvention2012