Jennifer Williams has been working for years to increase visibility for transgender people and supporters of transgender equality within the conservative movement and the Republican Party. In the summer of 2017 she became the Chairperson for the Trenton Republican Committee – the first openly transgender Municipal Chair for the Republican Party in the United States. Her activism has taken her to CPAC for several years in a row, where she has worked with other transgender Republicans to express that all conservatives, including LGBTQ conservatives, are on the #SameTeam. Jennifer is a transgender woman – that is, she was born and raised male but knew for a while that that didn’t quite fit, and so she transitioned to live every day as the woman she has long known herself to be.
“I believe that, for me, there’s a reason why I am able right now to use my lifetime experience in politics, including making movies and speaking in the media and dealing with messaging,” she said. “I’m here to help my transgender community make it through this period of strife. I want to move the needle to help the party embrace the LGBTQ community. If they know you, they’re going to be less likely to vote against you. But they have to know you first.”