The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) is the women’s wing of the Republican Party in the United States.
Founded in 1938, it is a grassroots political organization with more than 1,600 local clubs in the 50 states and in the U.S. territories. Members at the local, state and national levels work to recruit and elect Republican candidates, to advocate the Party’s philosophy and initiatives, and to advance women in the political process. The NFRW’s national headquarters are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
National membership is open to every Republican woman by way of her local club or through a national associate membership. Members of a local club also are granted membership in their state Federation.
Once an auxiliary of the Republican National Committee (RNC), the NFRW is financially and organizationally independent today. The goals of the organization are to:
Promote an informed public through political education and activity;
Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government;
Facilitate cooperation among the national and state Federations of Republican women’s clubs;
Foster loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections; and,
Support Republican objectives and policies and work for the election of Republican nominees.
The NFRW hosts a biennial convention in odd-numbered years to conduct organizational business, including the election of national officers, and to provide educational, leadership and networking opportunities for members.