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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
124 NORTH ALFRED STREET
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312-3011
PHONE (703) 548-9688
FAX (703) 548-9836
1 800 373-9688
WEBSITE http://nfrw.org
Members Only Section - contact your club President for User Name and Password



 

The National Federation of Republican Women with affiliates in every state and territory has a long and proud history. 

In the late 1800’s, the oldest Republican Women’s club on record was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

The 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was defeated four times by a Democrat controlled Senate

In 1919, when the Republican Party regained control of Congress, the 19th Amendment passed the House and Senate. It became law in 1920 when Tennessee became the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th Amendment. 

By 1937 hundreds of independent Republican women’s clubs were already established nationwide. Marion E. Martin of Maine, the first woman to hold the title of Assistant Chair of the Republican National Committee, invited 38 women RNC members to meet at the Palmer House in Chicago to discuss the feasibility of federating local Republican women’s clubs. 

On January 1, 1938 the National Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs of America was officially born as an auxiliary to the RNC. By 1962, all 50 states were represented at the 11th Biennial Convention which was held in Phoenix, Arizona.

In January 1953, the official name was changed to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). To achieve more autonomy from the RNC, the office of Executive Director was eliminated and the President of NFRW was designated as the liaison officer between the Federation and the RNC.

In the 2000s NFRW reports approximately 100,000 members. When a woman joins a local club she is automatically a member of her state federation and the national federation.

Mission of the National Federation of Republican Women

  • Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government
  • Disseminate information to all state federations and local clubs
  • Foster loyalty to the Republican Party at all levels of government
  • Promote the principles of the Republican Party
  • Work for Republican candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections
  • Support the objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee

In working toward these goals, the NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of educating, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fund raising, training and legislative action.

 

POLICY AND ETHICS

 

The National Federation and its constituent clubs follow a policy of non-endorsement in primary campaigns.  The individual club member is a free agent and ay take as much or as little part in any primary candidate's campaign as she desires.  The Club President reains neutral.  She represents the club in an official capacity.  She should always remeber that her action is apt to be construed as reflecting the attitude of the club. 

 

The Federated Republican Women are NOT the fund raising arm of the Party. We raise our own funds and expend them as each club wishes.  Paying or helping with the expenses of the club President, delegates or representatives to Federation meetings and conventions should be taken care of financially, as far as possible by the club to assure the fullest possible participation.

 

Refer to your club's By-Laws for any exceptions and further explanations.  The NFRW and its affiliates, as an organization, does not take a stand on the issue of abortion.

 

THE NFRW EMBLEM


 

The seal of the National Federation of Republican Women is the American Eagle, king of birds, holding a quill pen and standing guard over our most treasured tool of democracy - the ballot box.  Adopted at the biennial convention in 1944, it portrays the Federation's interest in the protection and integrity of our elector process.  The American Eagle is adopted from the great seal of the United States.  The quill is symbolic of the power of words, especially as contained in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate Membership is available for those who would like to become involved in the NFRW but are short on time and cannot commit to club meetings and activities.  This membership status gives an insight into national issues, legislation and candidates through the Republican Women Magazine, comprehensive website and national board meetings and conventions.  To become a National Associate member, send a check to $50, payable to the National Federation of Republican Women, Attn: Membership Director, 124 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Student Associate Membership offers college women an opportunity to become part of the Federation.  This category is designed for college women who do not have a local club near their campus or who cannot commit to a local club during their studies.  It is open to any woman attending an undergraduate or post-graduate college or university.  The cost is $15 per year and an applicant must provide annual proof of enrollment (a current student ID or class schedule).  The NFRW will inform State Federations of any student members in their area and also will help student members make the transition to a local club upon completion of their studies.
New Generation/College Republican Women offers young Republican women a voice in the comunity and in statewide politics.  The goal of this program is to help States establish New Generation Republican  Women's clubs, which are geared toward women up to 40 years old, and College Republican Women's clubs, which are established on campuses and are led by and for students.

For more information, conact the NFRW memmbership department by telephone: (703) 548-9688, fax: (703) 548-9836 or email: membership@nfrw.org

 



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