Diane didn't always believe in conservative values. Working in the education system, being a teachers union member and reading left slanted newspapers did have an effect on her beliefs in government, as well as her voting habits. Why would her union or the press steer her wrong?
The summer before the 2004 election, Diane's baby brother started to really talk politics with her. "Why do you believe that? Where did you read that? Who told you that?" were just some of the questions he started to ask her. He encouraged her to read a number of websites and do some digging on her own. He also suggested that she start to listen to talk radio. He thought that The Sean Hannity Show would be a good place to begin.
Well, listening to Sean Hannity soon led to listening to Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham. It also lead to reading a number of conservative websites on a daily basis. By the time November 2004 came around, Diane's choice in candidates was remarkably different than it had been before!
Stumbling across the Smart Girl Politics website one day seemed like a great way to connect with other conservative women. When asked to be the New York State Coordinator, Diane was incredibly honored ~ and even had to laugh at feeling that she had truly come full circle.
While New York is hardly known for it's conservative ways, more and more conservative women are coming together to make their voices heard. Diane is looking forward to working with other Smart Girls on a variety of issue that are important to the conservative women of The Empire State.