National Federation of Republican Women
April 12, 2012
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National Federation of Republican Women Points
to Brazen Hypocrisy of Obama Administration

White House Pay Inequity, Demeaning Comments About Ann Romney Show True Colors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rae Lynne Chornenky, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding a report that the Obama White House does not pay women as much as men, as well as demeaning comments made by an Obama adviser about Ann Romney.

"President Obama and his cronies have shown their true colors regarding women, and they don't paint a pretty picture," Chornenky says. "First we learn that the Obama White House paid its female employees an average of 18 percent less than its male employees in 2011, and then we hear an Obama operative demean Ann Romney for staying home to raise her five sons, stating, 'Mrs. Romney has not worked a day in her life.' This is utter hypocrisy, and it belittles both the working women of America and those who choose to be stay-at-home mothers.

"These are just a few of the countless examples of how Democrats talk a good game about supporting women, but have little substance to back up their phony rhetoric. The Republican Party values women of all walks of life. Since initiating the suffrage movement in the mid-1800s, Republicans have had a history of policies that truly empower and elevate women."

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.

For more information about the NFRW, visit

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National Federation of Republican Women

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