IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2018
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IWV is proud to have played a role in this election


Washington, DC – Tonight, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) congratulates Congressman Mike Bost on his reelection in Illinois' 12th Congressional District. IWV is proud to have played a role in this election and Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is proud to have helped shape people’s understanding of the issues.

With a combined $1.8m in spending, IWF focused on policy education and IWV focused on persuasion in IL-12 and 37 other deeply contested midterm districts. Using mailers, phone calls, and text messages, IWF educated misinformed constituents about the real healthcare positions advanced by the GOP, and not those propagated by the left. IWV in turn linked Rep. Mike Bost and

Brendan Kelly with their party's healthcare positions, ultimately leaving the choice of who to support up to voters. Our message testing materials, which countered the left’s claims and addressed misperceptions about healthcare, pre-existing conditions, and “Medicare-for-All”, significantly improved policy understanding and, without any mention of any candidate or party, as a corollary, moved non-conservative GOP females +9 points in tests on the ballot test.



Independent Women's Voice fights for women and families by effectively expanding support for policy solutions and political campaigns that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. 


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Victoria Coley

VP, Communications

Independent Women’s Voice


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