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The NJ Federation of Republican Women

90th Annual Convention


Cathy Callahan

2021 Woman of the Year

Saturday, June 12th

Bridgewater Manor

1251 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ

9am Meeting | 1pm Luncheon



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2021 Nominating Committee Slate

Board of Governors

Caren Bonadies, Middlesex

Mary Chyb, Ocean

Danielle DeGerolamo, Warren

Gina DiMaio, Hunterdon

Anissa Esposito, Monmouth

Debra Joren, Somerset

Janet Linnus, Somerset

Lori Mambelli, Passaic

Jennifer Moore, Camden

Alexa Palmieri, Ocean

Taylor Peracchio, Passaic

Janet Schaefer, Gloucester

Shannon Spillane, Middlesex

Jennifer Winant, Bergen

Alex Zeng, Hunterdon



Republican Women Pay Tribute

to George H.W. Bush

Nation Indebted to 41st President for Lifetime

of Public Service, Accomplishment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jody Rushton, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush:

"The National Federation of Republican Women and Republican women across our nation are deeply saddened and moved by the passing of our 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush.

"President Bush was the last president from the Greatest Generation, and he exemplified its character, resolve and patriotism. A decorated combat pilot, President Bush served as our nation's youngest naval aviator in World War II. After decades of public service, he became the faithful partner of President Ronald Reagan. Together, they renewed America's faith and optimism and faced down the tyranny of Soviet communism.

"President Bush's near 75-year marriage to First Lady Barbara Bush was a true partnership. Their devotion to their family, as well as their lifelong dedication to public service, continues to serve as an inspiration to our nation.

"The NFRW's deepest sympathies are with the entire Bush Family, who have lost both their patriarch and their matriarch this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Last year at its biennial convention, the NFRW honored President and Mrs. Bush for their legacy of public service with this resolution.


Republican Women Mourn

Loss of Barbara Bush

First Lady Served as Inspiration, Role Model for Women

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jody Rushton, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement on the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush:

"Tonight, we mourn the loss of a national treasure, our beloved Barbara Bush. I, like so many Republican women, am deeply moved when I reflect on the life of this remarkable lady. She was a woman of tremendous warmth, grace and wit, and a role model in every aspect of her life - from her private life as a wife, mother and grandmother, to her public service as our nation's first lady and as a staunch advocate for improving family literacy. She inspired each of us in countless ways, and when she spoke, we listened.

"The NFRW has worked with Mrs. Bush on literacy projects for many years, and we will honor her legacy by continuing the important work of the NFRW Barbara Bush Literacy Program.

"President Bush, please know that Republican women across the nation are mourning with you, and that we are holding you and your family close to our hearts."


Republican Women Celebrate Signing

of Anti-Sex-Trafficking Legislation

NFRW to continue championing fight against

'modern form of slavery'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jody Rushton, president of the National Federation of Republican Women, issued the following statement on President Trump signing into law the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865):

"Today, Republican women across the country are celebrating this important step toward shutting down the despicable websites used to exploit women through sex-trafficking and punishing those responsible. The NFRW has championed the fight against human trafficking - a crime whose victims are disproportionately women. President Trump's signature on this anti-human-trafficking legislation is a strike for freedom for women - and we look forward to building on today's momentum to finally put an end to this modern form of slavery."

FOSTA was introduced by Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri and received broad support from many other Republican women in Congress.


NFRW Applauds President Trump's Uplifting, Motivating SOTU Address

Calls on Americans to Unite Behind President's

Powerful, Pragmatic Plan



Remembering 9-11

A Wakeup Call We Must Never Forget

"On September 11th 2001. America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America."

--President George W. Bush

"On that day not only did the world change, but we all changed. Our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we face. But in that hour of darkness, we also came together with renewed purpose. Our differences never looked so small, our common bonds never felt so strong."

-- President Donald J Trump

The Morning of September 11, 2001, began with a beautiful sunrise over Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a quiet field in Shanksville, PA. By the time the sun set that day we were a nation in shock and mourning and at war with people and an ideology that hate us because of our freedom and our way of life.

Today we remember that solemn day but we can never forget the events of 9/11

We must never forget the 3,000 innocent victims who died that day just because they went to work or boarded an airplane; firefighters and rescue workers who entered the buildings knowing they would not be walking back down alive; and the families of the victims who have to live with the horror of their loved one's death for the rest of their lives.

This will be the 16th anniversary since the attacks of 9/11. We continue to move forward but we never want to see the horrors of that day again. In lower Manhattan, the 1,776 foot tall Freedom Tower has risen upward to the sky. The reflecting pools have became a beautiful and solemn memorial to all the innocent victims of Sept. 11, and the Museum is completed with remembrances and a lasting memorial to all those who died that day. The World Trade site has become a testimonial not only for the victims but also for the courage, strength and resolve that is America!

This year, as every year, we need to remember all the events that led up to the attack. History does repeat itself, and we can learn from history. Take time to light a candle, attend a Memorial service, say a prayer: 9/11 is our wake up call! We live in the greatest country the world has ever known; we need to be vigilant, keep the message of 9/11 alive and we cannot become complacent.

We are so thankful that we now have a President who knows his #1 responsibility is keeping Americans and America SAFE! President Trump respects our military, supports a strong policy for National Defense and will ensure that America will be safe and strong again! On September 11 we remember a sad day, we remember those we lost and we also remember our military who continue to risk their lives every day to protect our freedom, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Sixteen yeas ago our world changed for ever!

We Must Never Forget 9/11

God Bless America

Contributed by

Roseann Slonsky-Breault, NFRW Membership Committee Chairman

h for the rest of their lives.


Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno To Address

The National Federation of Republican Women

New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate To Address

39th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia

Saturday, September 16

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia PA 19104

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Please arrive early to allow time for credentialing, traffic and parking

$95 per person

Click Here to Register

or call

(703) 548-9688

PHILADELPHIA - The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) - along with nearly 1,000 Republican women from across the nation -- will gather in Philadelphia for the organization's 39th Biennial Convention. The convention is scheduled from September 14-17 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA


NFRW Calls for Renewed Civility in Wake of Recent Threats, Violence

Americans must respect each other's differences,

unite for national good

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Responding to recent violence against U.S. public servants, Carrie Almond, president of the most influential Republican women's political organization in the country, issued a call for Americans to respect each other's differences and unite for the national good.

"Hateful groups and misguided individuals have gone beyond a lack of civility and disagreement with those with whom they disagree. They have declared war against those who have been chosen to govern this great nation," said National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond.

Almond's appeal for civility comes on the heels of the vandalism at the offices of elected GOP officials; violent disruptions at town hall meetings; death threats against elected representatives and their families, including infants and toddlers, on social media and in the public square; and the attempted massacre of Republican lawmakers at a baseball game practice.

"In 2016 the members of the NFRW set the example for Republicans all over America by passing a unity resolution stating that we would put aside our personal feelings and unite behind our candidate for the betterment of our country," says Almond. "We lived by that message, and it served us well. It's time for all of us to be good leaders again and set the example for others by exercising civility with those we disagree, and treating each other with respect. I'm reminded of a quote by Parker J. Palmer, 'The civility we need will not come from watching our tongues. It will come from valuing our differences.'"



Abolish Human Trafficking Act

S. 1311

The National Federation of Republican Woman has been a leader in the fight to stop human trafficking. The NFRW provided important support to secure passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in 2015. (Read more here).

Now, follow-up legislation has been reported unanimously from the Senate Judiciary Committee and needs your help to build momentum and get it passed into law.

S. 1311, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, strengthens and reauthorizes key programs that support survivors of human trafficking and provides resources to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials on the front lines of this fight against modern-day slavery. Read more here.

The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and currently has 23 co-sponsors.

Keep this important bill moving forward...

The list of sponsors and co-sponsors is as follows:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)Sen. Christopher Coons(D-DE)Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL)Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)Sen. Chuck Grassley(R-IA)Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)Sen. Kristen Gillibrand(D-NY)Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)Sen. Ron Wyden(D-OR)Sen. John Thune(R-SD)Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)Sen. John Cornyn(R-TX)Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)Sen. Patrick Leahy(D-VT)Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

If your Senators have not already co-sponsored the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, please call today and urge them to sign on to S. 1311. This is bipartisan legislation that has the support of more than 50 victims' rights and law-enforcement organizations.

Your Senators need to hear from you...

The Senate returns today following the Fourth of July State Work Period and has only a limited number of legislative days remaining this year.

That's why your calls of support are so important. Senators need to know that the grass-roots wants action on human trafficking.

Please call your Senator and urge him or her to co-sponsor the Abolish Human Trafficking Act (S. 1311) (you can call the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to their office).





Prominent Women Lawyers meet with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno on Tuesday the 18th to discuss issues facing women in the legal profession.

Jody Carbone, Jeralyn Lawrence, Stacey Adams, Susan Feeney, Denise Mariani, Dorothy Bolinsky Christine Bator, Nicole Bearce, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Michele Gasparian, Ayesha Hamilton, Kim Yonta, Andrea Sullivan, Debra Rosen and Lynn Newsome.


Republican Women Applaud Confirmation of Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

'American system of government working

for the American people'

WASHINGTON - "Today we witnessed the American system of government once again working for the American people as the United States Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the highest court in the land," stated Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Justice Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court today by a vote of 54-45.

"After more than a year of speculation we are gratified to know that an individual of Justice Gorsuch's character, calibre and experience will fill this seat on the bench," Almond added. "We also are pleased to see an end to opposition threats and partisan bickering on this issue as President Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court has now been approved."

The NFRW understands the importance of a strong conservative filling this vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, and has supported the Senate confirmation of Gorsuch since his nomination on Jan. 31.

"At our spring board meeting in March, the NFRW unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Senate to confirm Justice Gorsuch immediately," Almond continued. "Throughout the confirmation process we have called upon our members to contact their senators to make their support known."

Justice Gorsuch, of Boulder, Colo., has had a vast and distinguished legal career, clerking for Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy and running a successful private practice from 1995 to 2005. He joined the U.S. Department of Justice as principle deputy to the Associate Attorney General preceding his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

"The 2016 election cycle was not just about the office of president," Almond stressed. "Many voters were also stating their belief that the highest court in the land must be protected from extreme left control and destruction of the traditional values upon which our country was built."

"President Trump is fulfilling his promise to the voters by appointing qualified conservative justices," Almond added. "We will continue to support him and our elected legislators as they strive to Make America Great Again."


Senator Tom Cotton Video Address to NFRW



National Federation of Republican Women

Urges Senate to 'Get on Board' with Gorsuch

Republican Women Pass Resolution

of Support at Board Meeting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - More than 150 Republican women leaders from across the nation gathered at the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) spring board meeting in Memphis on March 17-18, where they pledged support for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

The NFRW board unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Gorsuch immediately. Gorsuch, who currently serves on the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is known as a champion of religious liberty and is considered to be an originalist in his interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin hearings on his nomination next week.

"Neil Gorsuch is eminently qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as Justice Antonin Scalia's successor," NFRW President Carrie Almond said. "President Trump is setting a course for a renewed, greater America, and the historic selection of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court will help ensure that our constitutional liberties are protected and preserved for generations to come. Republican women are 100 percent behind this nomination, and we urge the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Gorsuch without delay."

Read the resolution at

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Republican Women Applaud Bold, Brave President's Speech to Congress

'We are working together to repair eight years

of decay, division

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Tonight we saw a bold, brave leader stand before Congress and the world to lay out a carefully planned strategy to address the specific problems that have shaken the American dream and stood in the way of making America great again," said National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond in a statement following President Donald Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight.

"'Land of the free and home of the brave,' - words that stir us every time we hear our National Anthem - often refer to soldiers who fought on foreign lands," Almond said. "While our brave soldiers throughout the world continue to fight for our freedom, we are also battling right here at home, in our streets and schools, our places of work and worship, to restore American values and repair the decay caused by the past eight years of division, bitterness and elitist attitudes."

"Tonight President Trump stood before the joint session of Congress like any great commander, fully prepared with a battle plan, unafraid to take on a tough fight," Almond added.

In the first 38 days we have seen President Trump keep more campaign promises than the previous administration accomplished in eight years, she said. "He has done, and is doing, and will continue to do as president, precisely what he said he would do as a candidate for president."

"Our country was founded on the American dream of freedom, equal opportunity and initiative. But it is not free," Almond asserted. "The American dream does not mean that everything from health care to college should be free. It does not mean that free speech equals freedom from manners, decorum, common sense and decency. It does not mean freedom to come into this country illegally. Our president clearly showed tonight his commitment to defending American exceptionalism, preserving the American dream and restoring hope in every citizen."


Congratulations to Seema Verma, our new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services!


Congratulations to Betsy DeVos, our new U.S. Secretary of Education!


National Federation of Republican Women Applauds President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Gorsuch a 'Worthy Successor to Highly-Respected Scalia'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Today President Donald J. Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Gorsuch will fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.

"We applaud President Trump on his decision and congratulate him on naming a worthy successor to the highly respected Justice Scalia," said National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond. "Just as President Trump is already setting a course for a renewed, greater America, the historic selection of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court will protect and preserve our constitutional liberties for generations to come."

Gorsuch, who currently serves on the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is known as a champion of religious liberty and is considered to be an originalist in his interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. The native Coloradan earned degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Oxford, clerked for two Supreme Court justices, and worked in George W. Bush's Justice Department. National Review describes Gorsuch as "a well-respected conservative whose legal philosophy is remarkably similar to that of Antonin Scalia."

"Gorsuch is the justice America has been waiting for," President Almond went on to say. "During the recent election, the American people clearly understood that the outcome would affect not just the presidency, but the direction of the Supreme Court as well. The NFRW commends Republican leadership in the Senate for holding the line to ensure the American people had their say before a new Supreme Court justice was seated."

"There is no understating the importance of this selection and subsequent selections to the high court," Almond said. "We experience daily our forefathers' faith, genius and forethought in structuring the Constitution with checks and balances to protect the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans."

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.


Congratulations, Nikki Haley, from the National Federation of Republican Women


NFRW 'Hopeful, Heartened'

by Trump Cabinet

Four accomplished women included in president-elect's

diverse nominee slate



Editorial: GOP war on women is going nuclear



Congratulations to Our 2016 GOP Women Winners!

Liz Cheney

Claudia Tenney

Suzanne Crouch

Jennifer McCormick

 Elsie Arntzen


Meet GOP Vice Presidential Nominee



Trump's Rock-Solid VP Pick

Mike Pence accepts GOP vice presidential nomination speech



NFRW President at 2016 GOP Convention: 'Women Support Trump!'




from Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate!




from Illinois in the U.S. Senate!



We need RICHARD BURR from

North Carolina in the U.S. Senate!



We need CHUCK GRASSLEY from Iowa

in the U.S. Senate!



National Federation of Republican Women

Presidential Profile of Ted Cruz


National Federation of Republican Women

Presidential Profile of John Kasich


National Federation of Republican Women

Presidential Profile of Donald Trump



National Federation of Republican Women

Pledges Unity in 2016 Election

Republican Women Will Support Republican Presidential Nominee

ARLINGTON, Va. - More than 150 Republican women leaders from across the nation gathered at the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) spring board meeting in Arlington on March 17-19, where they pledged to come together during the general election to support the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. The NFRW board unanimously adopted a resolution calling on members to actively support and work to elect the 2016 Republican nominee for president, as well as all Republican candidates for federal, state and local office. "The NFRW and its members have a 78-year track record of coming together in unity following a competitive primary campaign season, and this year will be no different," NFRW President Carrie Almond said. "We are united and have a common purpose: to completely reverse course and end the failed policies of President Obama and the Democrats. The way to accomplish this is to send a Republican to the White House, and we will enthusiastically, wholeheartedly stand behind our party's nominee." Read the full resolution.   


NFRW: American People Should Have Voice in Determining Next Supreme Court Justice

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"There is a reason why, for the past 80 years, there have been zero Supreme Court confirmations during a presidential election year, especially when a sitting president is in the final months of office," Almond says. "The American people deserve to have a voice in determining who will fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Senate has no constitutional obligation to confirm President Obama's nominee, and the Supreme Court is more than able to do its job with eight justices. Therefore, the NFRW urges the Senate to wait until voters have weighed in at the ballot box this November and our new president is sworn-in."

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation, making it one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

For more information about the NFRW, visit


Talking Points

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

>>> Eight Decades of Precedent <<<

  • President Obama should let his successor fill this vacancy on the Supreme Court.
  • For 80 years, there has not been a nomination and confirmation in a presidential election year.
  • The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.
  • This is not about the person, this is about the Court.
  • As Democrats have already admitted, their breach of decades of precedent is all about scoring political points.
  • But these are also the same Democrats who had no problem blocking President Bush's nominees late in his second term:
  • Barack Obama was the first president to have filibustered a Supreme Court nominee (Alito, in 2006).
    "I will be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values." - Sen. Barack Obama
  • Hillary Clinton was the first Secretary of State to have filibustered a Supreme Court nominee (Alito, in 2006).
    "I cannot give my consent to his (Alito) nomination."-Sen. Hillary Clinton
  • Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democrat leader-in-waiting, proposed blocking all of Bush's nominees in July 2007.
    "For the rest of this President's term and if there is another Republican elected with the same selection criteria let me say this: We should reverse the presumption of confirmation." - Sen. Chuck Schumer




as LOUISIANA's next Governor!



Congratulations, Speaker Ryan!!!

(l to r) Iowa President Kim Reem (NFRW 4th VP-elect) and NFRW President Kathy Brugger with then Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan during the NFRW's swearing-in day "Celebration of the Republican Women of the 114th Congress" on January 6, 2015.

On October 29, Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan was elected the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives by his colleagues. At 45, Ryan is the youngest speaker since 1869, when Republican James Blaine of Maine was first elected. Ryan, who has pledged to "show the country what a commonsense conservative agenda looks like" appeared on all five major Sunday news shows - just days after his election. 


There's a Place for You at Our Table





 "The federal government today gets a failing grade on this one. The Framers (in their wisdom) stated in the Constitution that education was the responsibility of each local municipality. As long as that wisdom was practiced the USA led the world in exceptionality, technology, knowledge, and innovation. Since the Carter administration instituted the US Department of Education the great standards that facilitated US excellence have continually and 'progressively' fallen to the point that this great country no longer leads the world or sets the bar. Epictetus said 'Only the Educated Are Free.' And in that light John Adams said: 'Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.' Followed by Frederick Douglass (co-founder of the Republican Party and a free black man who knew a few things about freedom)who said: 'Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.' Federalized education in the hands of this administration is a threat to the freedom of our children and their future.


NFRW Members Speak Out on Changing U.S.



"The other denominations feature those who formed our country, or who changed history by their leadership! To put a woman on a $20 or a $10 bill just because politics thrust her into current recognition debases the reason for the choice!"

"I know where this is going. Hillary Clinton will be on it. I am against changing our money. We don't need to spend the time or money to make sure we get Wilma Mankiller's name on our currency or for that matter any woman's name. If we keep changing American we will not have an America."

"No one currently alive should be chosen. Only in kingdoms do countries display living faces! There are good examples throughout our history who qualify for such an honor, and the choice should not produce controversy! This whole discussion smacks of political correctness which is stifling so much freedom in our public discourse!"

"No one should replace any of the Founders on any denomination of our money. The Founders are for the ages. No one currently is of that caliber. There never will be anyone who can replace them in any manner. I believe this is an idea without merit. The Founders are more than symbols. They evidence the permanence of our Republican form of government and the Union. What is needed is another plan."

"Amazing that Andrew Jackson is being chosen to be replaced. Let's just bury the fact that this man established the Federal Bank and paid off

every debt this fledgling country owed for the Revolutionary War. That act of not letting 'it' slide is what set this country on the path to greatness.

With the federal deficit currently being reduced by merely printing more money, we are way beyond irresponsible."

"I don't believe this is the time for the treasury to spend the amount of money it will cost to change the bills at this time."

"I would place Margaret Thatcher - if not on a current bill a new $25 Bill!"



Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

>>>Flawed, Deceptive, Unworkable Law<<<

·               Today's Supreme Court ruling makes it clear: If we want to fix our broken health-care system, then we will need to elect a Republican president.

·               While the Supreme Court upheld subsidies for enrollees using the federal exchange, the fact remains this flawed law - recklessly and deceptively pushed through by the Democrats - is hurting Americans.

·               The Affordable Care Act is not working as intended and it isn't affordable as promised.

· Premium and out-of-pocket costs are skyrocketing and Americans are being forced to change their doctors and policies, despite being promised they could keep them.

·               A recent poll found 73% of Americans agree Congress should "remove Obamacare's mandates and regulations that increase the cost of health care and disrupted health care coverage for millions in the first place."

The National Federation of Republican Women believes we need to repeal and replace this flawed, deceptive, reckless law with a cure to problems in the health-care industry that relies more on deregulation, support of health-care tort reform, free enterprise, individual responsibility and market-oriented solutions. [NFRW Resolution passed March 13, 2010]



"I think the GOP debates should be limited to the top 10 contenders. Precious little time will be given to each candidate with 10 candidates. If more are allowed, there will be no significant time for anyone, only quick one-liners, or some candidates won't get to talk."

"I do not want a panel of people I do not know deciding which candidates should be part of the 10. People need to listen to all and decide for themselves. I am very much afraid a panel, or the caucus would choose those go-along-to-get-along Republicans and not those who think they should compromise our Sovereignty, our Constitution, our Freedoms, including, but not limited to our religious freedoms and our Privacy Rights."



"Not only should funds be cut, the Federal Government should NOT be managing this rail service, nor should local governments. Reduce government involvement and the system may be managed in a free market, efficiently and profitably!"

"Government's business is not business. Ever since federal government bailed out Amtrak this service has 'progressively been on the wrong track'. Every time the federal government 'takes over' a business our country moves a little closer to socialism..."

"Why in the world should more money be thrown at Amtrak? I live in South Texas and we don't have a train here. Tax money spent here is money that we could use on our roads and airports... Get the unions out of the mix, lay off nonessential workers and put the tax payer first. How many travelers take the train? We subsidize a dying industry. Let the private sector run and finance the railroads on the East Coast. I haven't been on a train since the 1960's. It broke down twice between Washington, DC and New York City."

"AMTRAK should be run by a private enterprise and taken away from government control. Proceeds to fund this project should come from investments and users of the system, stocks, etc. not taxes. There are many private corporations that cross state lines that are run as a profitable venture.



"'We have nothing to fear but fear itself'. The terrorists win when we commit the bulk of our resources... time & money... chasing after the impossible goal of 100% security. We cripple our economy and open the door wide to abuses of power."

"Under the current act, I understand that only 1 subpoena per phone carrier enables the government to collect information on numerous citizens whom are currently with that carrier. This point bothers me because there is not a burden of proof... If the information collected is only the number of calls and amount of time on each call, I would wish to continue the act. If the information collected is the actual conversation of said calls, I would desire a clarification on flagged numbers and individual subpoena per phone owner. I do not understand where prepaid calling card phone calls fall under this act as well as the prepaid phone's you can purchase. How would the government prove who actually dialed and participated in these calls with out hearing the actual phone conversation?" 


"We just had a discussion about the uses that are made from the information gathered at a meeting I attended on local terrorism and do I like everything that's being gathered? No, but the safety issues outweigh the personal privacy considerations when the information gathered is used by our government to fight terrorism."

"The less that is permissible by this government, the better. We have already ceded much of our freedoms to an oppressive administration, and the Patriot Act wouldn't even be necessary if the government would do their job; and that job is to quell the influx of illegals, terrorists, and unauthorized, unchecked people into this country. Much of the ills of this country would be non-existent if not for the flagrant disregard for our laws and our Constitution by our own president. It is merely an illusion of appearing to rectify the situation with H.R.399, but in reality it does nothing to alleviate the problem, nothing. So we are left with a highly intrusive government that refuses to control the borders, terrorism, and immigration. They refuse to 'profile' let alone admit that there is a problem, so we are left with a situation that punishes the masses, because they won't confront the enemy."


NFRW Members Speak Out

Our members had plenty to say regarding last week's question on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as you can see from the comments below.

"As a Constitutional Conservative I believe that the U.S. Constitution speaks for me. The U. S. Constitution states that we have freedom 'of' religion not freedom 'from' religion. A business should have a choice as to who they choose to serve or not serve."

"I feel the law should be repealed. We say the government is in too much of our lives, yet the State will go into our bedrooms and legislate discrimination. How can you look at a person and say 'you are Gay' and I will not serve your party, or dinner or whatever? ...I DO NOT SUPPORT IT [homosexuality] but I have serious issues with trying to play God. I also do not feel anyone that does not want to should be made to perform weddings for anyone that they do not want to."

"I'm going to be looking for a Presidential Candidate that won't cave to the press or pressure from special interest groups. This was clearly changed from pressure that came from a small minority that used the media to forward their agenda. If the same bill was passed by President Clinton in the 90's and in 19 other states, it should not have been changed. I'm disappointed that my Party appears to weak!!! States rights must be protected!"

"This type of legislation 'muddies' the rights of freedom of religion allowed by the Constitution. Further, it sets each state on a legal slippery slope by the individual legislation of each state and will surely impact interstate commerce and each state's economy that has enacted such legislation."

"What I don't understand is why the issue of one Christian business refusing to sanction a gay wedding is such a problem when there are so many other businesses who don't mind doing that. As a shopper, if one establishment does not sell the product you are looking for, you would seek another who sells that product. I am under the impression that it is mean and deliberate targeting of Christian establishments to follow their own agenda. In the pizza incident, their Christian belief was posted prominently. The couple knew they would be refused, yet they made an issue of the refusal costing that business severe damages. If they expect people to treat them fairly, they should be willing to extend the courtesy. There are too many enemies out there looking to do harm to all Americans for Americans to fight among themselves."


Carly Fiorina Helping Women Unlock Potential

Carly Fiorina with NFRW President Kathy Brugger

Carly Fiorina addressed the Republican Women's Federal Forum on February 12. The former Hewlett Packard CEO and U.S. Senate Candidate and current chair of the American Conservative Union Foundation spoke of leadership, saying "the highest calling of leadership is unlocking potential in others," which is the mission of her Unlocking Potential (UP) project. "Never doubt for a minute that each of you has tremendous influence on the women you know," Fiorina told the audience. "Women are most persuaded by the women they know." Watch for more announcements to come from Carly.


Republican Women Speak Out on Vaccinations

NFRW members were divided on last week's Poll Question on vaccinations. The topic also generated many thoughtful comments:

"When I look back at the positive effects of immunizations, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Think in terms of the polio vaccination, whooping cough, etc. We're just far better off as a nation to learn from history, so we don't run the risk of repeating it."

"When my children went to school, they could not be enrolled unless they had proof of immunization. If parents today do not want to protect their children and others they should home school their children. Many parents today do not remember the scourge and lasting effects of polio or the risk of horrible birth defects in a child whose mother was exposed to measles during pregnancy. Perhaps if they were exposed to more information about these risks, they would think more seriously about the consequences of their selfish behavior."

"To protect the members of our community that have compromised immune systems, all those citizens that are qualified to be vaccinated should be required to have the vaccine. To think that a child or anyone for that matter that is suffering from a condition that makes it impossible for them to be vaccinated should be put at risk is unthinkable."

"Children are a gift from God to a family. Parents are to love and protect them. Do you view your child as an object to be used to 'create' a herd-immunity? If you have a herd-mentality that may be ok with you, but not me. There would be no Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund if there were no factual/severe side-effects to immunizations. And the parents wouldn't be sworn to secrecy when they receive their monetary compensation if there wasn't a fear of severe liability to the country's psyche; if those families could freely tell their stories, many more parents would opt-out. 'Caveat emptor'- buyer beware; make your own informed decision."



Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton writes: "Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is 'down' to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market ...There's no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie. And it's a lie that has consequences, because the great American dream is to have a good job, and in recent years, America has failed to deliver that dream more than it has at any time in recent memory." Read the full column here.



Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) speaks out on the

House Floor against human trafficking.

Fighting 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. Click here to read the resolution on human trafficking adopted by the NFRW in September 2014.


NFRW in the News

Wounded Warrior to Get New Wheelchair Thanks to Federated Women

Wounded Warrior to Get New Wheelchair

Veteran Angel Gomez tests a Zoom wheelchair much like the one he will receive in a few months from the Southeastern Tulare County Republican Women Federated club. Photo courtesy of The Porterville Recorder.

Marine veteran Angel Gomez, who was wounded in Iraq, will be getting a new Zoom wheelchair thanks to the Southeastern Tulare County Republican Women Federated (SETCO). The club decided on the Track and Zoom wheelchairs, which cost between $12,000 and $15,000. because they are all-terrain and offer more mobility than the average wheelchair.

"We started this...because we wanted to give something back to a local wounded warrior," said SETCO Secretary Wendy Taylor. "It's part of our Caring for America [campaign], and we wanted to start right here at home." To read the full article in the Porterville Recorder, click here.