In working toward these objectives, the NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of education, communication, and legislative action as well as political recruitment, campaigning, fundraising, and training.
The NFRW is organized into 3 distinct levels – the National organization; the state federations; and the individual clubs in communities across the country. The NFRW is self-supporting. Approximately 1/3 of NFRW’s operating budget comes from membership dues and club service charges. Another 1/3 comes from major donor programs such as the NFRW Regents and Capitol Regents. The final 1/3 is raised through direct mail solicitation.
State Federations are chartered under the auspices of the NFRW but operate under their own bylaws. Most local clubs are members of a state federation – all the individual clubs in that state bound together In Nevada, the Nevada Federation of Republican Women (NvFRW) was formed in 1961 with 3 clubs. Nevada now has 20 individual clubs with over 1500 members.
Joining a local club is a great way to participate in the political process at the grassroots level and to network with other women in your community. By paying dues to her local club, a Republican woman automatically becomes a member of her state federation and of the National Federation of Republican Women.
Membership in the National Federation of Republican Women is an opportunity for women to find their voice and make a difference. As a member of a local club, every Republican woman has a voice in that club, as well as in both her state federation and the NFRW.
We believe in the power and opportunity of America’s free-market economy. We believe in the importance of sensible business regulations that promote confidence in our economy among consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses alike. We oppose interventionist policies that put the federal government in control of industry and allow it to pick winners and losers in the marketplace.
President Ronald Reagan’s approach to America’s national defense, which successfully confronted the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War, is as essential today as it was then: Peace through strength — an enduring peace, based on freedom and the will to defend it. Today, it requires defending America’s homeland, including remaining vigilant in confronting global terrorism, maintaining a robust defense against the threats arising from nuclear proliferation, including a strong ballistic missile defense for America and our allies, and promoting an effective, capable intelligence community. It requires a full commitment to America’s Armed Forces to ensure they are modern, agile and adaptable to the unpredictable range of challenges in the years ahead. And it requires a sustained international effort, which complements our military activities, to develop and maintain alliances and relationships that will lead to greater peace and stability. While the United States participates in various international organizations, which can serve the cause of peace and posterity, they must never substitute for principled American leadership nor prevent America from joining other democracies to protect our vital national interests.
We support common-sense reforms that will lower costs, ensure quality health care that Americans deserve, and end lawsuit abuse. We oppose government-run health care, which won’t protect the physician-patient relationship, won’t promote competition, and won’t promote health care quality and choice.
We believe that maintaining a world-class system of primary and secondary education with high standards in which all students can reach their potential is critically important to America’s future. We believe parents should be empowered to send their children to the school of their choice.
We believe in energy independence. We support an “all of the above” approach that encourages the responsible production of nuclear power, clean coal, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, as well as drilling for oil and natural gas in an environmentally responsible way. We oppose so-called cap and trade legislation that would impose a national energy tax on families and small business that would kill jobs and raise utility prices.
Republicans believe a judge’s role is to interpret the law, not make law from the bench. Judges in our federal court system, from district courts to the Supreme Court, should demonstrate fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. We trust the judicial system to base rulings on the law, and nothing else.
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