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Lincoln Project announces coalition of Republican women against Trump

A group of Republican women will lead a coalition formed by the anti-Trump GOP group The Lincoln Project in encouraging female voters to oust the president on Election Day.

The Lincoln Project’s Women’s Coalition consists of 19 women opposed to President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE who are calling for other women to cast votes for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE and his running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden must wait weekend for State Department pick Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal An ally in the White House is good for abortion access, but not enough MORE (D-Calif.). 

“Women will decide the outcome of this election. The coalition is dedicated to uniting all women who recognize the threat this President poses to the future of our Republic and turning them out to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a member of the coalition, said in a statement. “The future of our families, our communities and our country lie in our hands.”

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Horn will join Republican strategist Susan Del Percio and former Hawaii state House Minority Leader Beth Fukumoto, fellow coalition members, for a virtual town hall Wednesday that will be live streamed on social media platforms. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is slated to participate in the event.

“The past four years have been exhausting for women,” Del Percio said in a statement. “We are fearful for the health and safety of our families, we are tired of constant lies and bullying from the Oval Office, and we are frustrated with trying to make decisions for the wellbeing of our families without accurate information. It is time to bring humanity, empathy, leadership, dignity, and respect back to the White House and I am proud to join this group of strong women in that fight.”

Trump has seen his support among suburban women deteriorate over the past several years, with polls showing a major shift away from the president.

The Lincoln Project, which has endorsed Biden in the presidential election, was formed by a group of Republicans against Trump. George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' George Conway: Georgia call shows Trump is 'delusional,' 'desperate' George Conway calls Meadows a 'moron' and a 'disgrace' MORE, a Washington-based attorney who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE, was a founding member of the group. George Conway said late Sunday he would be withdrawing from the group to “devote more time to family matters.”

His announcement came the same night that Kellyanne Conway said she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month, also to focus on her family.

Their announcements on the eve of the Republican National Convention came amid tweets from their teenage daughter, who has posted on social media vocalizing her views that conflict with those of both of her parents. Hours before her parents’ announcements, she said she would be taking a “mental health break from social media” and asked for “no hate” for her parents.

Trump in the past has been dismissive of The Lincoln Group, calling its members a "group of RINO Republicans,” using an acronym for “Republican in name only.”