DES MOINES, Iowa -- The National Federation of Republican Women kicked off a national tour Monday. The first stop was made in Des Moines Iowa, as a delegation of Republican women are seeking to rally behind Donald Trump, as he is now referred to as the “presumptive nominee.”
The red, white, and blue bus with the saying “Get On Board” will make stops in Iowa Monday and Tuesday. The bus will then wind through Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania and states in the northeast before ending in Washington on Memorial Day Weekend.
“The National Federation of Republican Women is committed to this project of registering millions of women, who are unregistered,” said Carrie Almond, of Missouri, president of the NFRW. “That is our grassroots goal, we’re going to rally clubs across the U.S.”
Almond said that her organization tracked 4.3 million volunteer hours during the 2014 election cycle. The group hopes to recapture that same energy in a focus to register new voters.
“I think you’ll see people rally behind our nominee, when you realize what the other choice is,” said Tamara Scott, who is the National GOP Committee Woman, from the state of Iowa. Scott added what the choice would be other than Trump, “a woman who as Secretary of State failed our troops in Benghazi in 2012, cannot be their Commander-in-Chief in 2016."