National Federation of
Increases Membership to More Than 75,000
Strategies Lead to Gains in More than 30 States
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Election Day,
the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) achieved a
membership increase over the previous year when total national
membership surpassed 75,000.
Thirty state federations already have
equaled or surpassed their 2009 membership totals, with several
more states on target to achieve similar results this year.
"The Federation and its leaders have worked
hard this year to take this organization to a new level by
implementing creative and innovative strategies to engage women
in the political process," NFRW President Sue Lynch says. "We
couldn't be more pleased with the resulting increase in
membership, and we will continue our efforts to bring more women
to the political table."
Lynch attributes the NFRW's membership
gains to many factors, including improved dissemination of
information, expanded public relations and outreach efforts
which have included national media exposure, increased usage of new
media such as Facebook and Twitter, and collaboration with
like-minded groups. Lynch says the elections also played a role.
Republican women were energized by the Republican message and by
the quality of Republican candidates, particularly the
distinguished group of Republican women running at the federal
and state levels.
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of
active members in local clubs across the nation and in several
U.S. territories, 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.
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