NFRW Convention Heats Up on Friday

A look at the day our delegates are having in Phoenix at the National Federation of Republican Women Convention.  In two years the convention will be held in Philadelphia.
8:00AM – 3:15PM
Campaign Management Seminar

Christine Jones Former Executive Vice President, GoDaddy.com
Holly Robichaud Political Consultant, Analyst & Instructor
8:00AM – 3:15PM
Leadership Training Seminar
Nancy Bocskor Author, Professor, Trainer & Consultant
Christine Jones Former Executive Vice President, GoDaddy.com
1:15PM – 3:00PM
Convention Kickoff
Carly Fiorina Republican candidate, U.S. President
6:00PM
Opening Night Welcome Dinner
Doug Ducey Governor, Arizona
Robert Graham Chairman, Arizona Republican Party

NFRW Focuses on Human Trafficking

“Last week, the House passed a series of bipartisan bills designed to combat the growing crime of human trafficking – providing support and services to the victims and boosting resources for law enforcement. According to the FBI, sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.”

In September NFRW resolved to continue its fight against human trafficking in the US. Click here to see more.

Republican Women Lead

NFRW Spring Board Meeting

The NFRW board meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia from Thursday, March 27 through Saturday, March 29.  Speakers include Breitbart.com Editor-At-Large Ben Shapiro, National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins, National Republican Congressional Committee Deputy Executive Director Jessica Furst Johnson, and Sheriff BJ Barnes from Guilford County, North Carolina.

Linda Smith, NFRW’s Presidential Libraries Liaison, is organizing an excursion to Mount Vernon, President George Washington’s home, on Wednesday, March 26.  RSVP to Linda Smith at lksmith53@cox.net by March 15.
From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm the same afternoon, an open house will be held at NFRW headquarters. Tea, coffee, cupcakes, and truffles will be served. RSVP to Gail Ledwig at gledwig@nfrw.org.

Republican Women Councils May Not Endorse

Primary season is upon us as more contenders announce their candidacies to gain the Republican Party’s nomination. This is a good time to review the relationship between the Republican Party and Republican Women to highlight a major difference in our operating procedures.

Councils of Republican Women are affiliates of National Federation of Republican Women, an organization aligned with the principles of the Republican Party, but not a part of the Republican Party structure. Republican Women on all levels – national, state and local – are governed by rules established by NFRW.

One important difference is conveyance of endorsements in the Primary Election cycle. While RNC, PAGOP or county Republican committees may choose to endorse candidates before the May 20th election this practice is strictly prohibited by NFRW.

NFRW and its state and local councils follow a non-endorsement policy in all primary campaigns. No club may endorse any candidate for any position with more than one Republican candidate. Further, clubs may not promote one candidate over another and must offer equal opportunity to club activities and events. NFRW instructs Club Presidents to remain neutral during the Primary election cycle.

Individual members may work for the Primary candidates of their choice. In fact, they are encouraged to fully participate in the Primary process. However, they must be careful to inform voters that theirs is a personal choice which does not reflect the views or opinions of the Republican Women’s Club where they are members. At no time may an individual member use the council’s name or identification when helping a primary candidate.

The non-endorsement policy is sometimes confusing, especially when women are active in both the Republican Party and their local Republican Women’s Council. In that case, it is even more important that we follow our rules and hold ourselves to high standards as we advocate for good government.

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