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Legislation & Advocacy

U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.


From Grassroots to Government

Republican women are concerned, educated citizens. A proud army of women in red, we are involved in our communities and states and want to preserve our nation’s principles of freedom and prosperity grounded in the U.S. Constitution. It endures because we care enough to advocate for laws and public policy at all levels of government -- from state legislatures to Capitol Hill -- that strengthen and protect our democratic Republic. 


Our values are reflected in our legislative priorities:

Keeping the Supreme Court Independent

Court packing is all about legislative overreach and control, about Congress tipping the balance of power to its advantage by increasing the size of the U.S. Supreme Court to achieve partisan bias. We must keep the Supreme Court independent to protect our Constitutional rights. The Keep Nine Amendment ( S.J.Res. 9/H.J.Res. 11) sets the size of the Supreme Court at nine justices in the Constitution.

OpEd: An Argument for the Keep Nine Amendment, by NFRW President Ann Schockett

NFRW Board of Directors Adopts Resolution Supporting Keep Nine Amendment at Spring 2021 Meeting

NFRW Action Items on Keep Nine Amendment

Video: Court Packing and the Keep Nine Amendment Explained

Safeguarding Elections

Safeguarding the election process from fraud is essential to preserving our democratic republic. Across the U.S., honest citizens want honest elections. Preventing election fraud requires voters be U.S. citizens – verifiable by free voter IDs and a verifiable pre-Election Day registration process. Elections must remain under the watchful administration of state and local elected officials, not run by federal bureaucrats.

NFRW Stands For Election Integrity: Voter ID, Verified Registration & Ballot Security

Fact Sheet: Election Integrity - Voter ID, Verified Registration & Ballot Security  [PDF, 1 page, May 2021]

Expanding School Choice

For decades, countless children have been trapped in failing government-run schools. Their families want to provide better educational options for their children,but they are being denied that opportunity because of where they live or their family income.

NFRW Stands For enacting the Education Freedom and Opportunity Scholarships Act to give these families a choice and their children a better chance to reach their potential.

Fact Sheet: Education Freedom and Opportunity Scholarships Act  [PDF, 1 page, May 2021]

Combatting Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It exists in the shadows but has infiltrated every community. Human trafficking involves sex trafficking and labor trafficking. It is tied to illicit drugs. It is facilitated by a porous border with Mexico. It is a reason for the disappearance of many runaways and a cause of kidnappings.The internet has caused an explosion of trafficking as “buyers” shop online.

NFRW Stands For preventing human trafficking as a top priority and engaged our membership in helping enact the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in 2016 and the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act in 2018. Read about the next steps in the multi-pronged fight against human trafficking.

Fact Sheet: Ending Human Trafficking  [PDF, 1 page, May 2021]

Curbing Power of Federal Regulators

Americans are searching for practical ways to rein in the excessive growth of federal power and interference in their lives. One major concern has been the expansion of burdensome federal regulation that has endangered economic growth and job creation.

The Trump Administration, with the help of the Republican Congress in 2017-18, made important progress in curbing excessive regulation, but structural reform is needed.

NFRW Stands For putting grassroots support behind the Regulation Freedom Amendment, a constitutional amendment that would ensure that federal regulations are approved by elected representatives of the People, not dictated by unelected Washington bureaucrats.

Fact Sheet: Regulation Freedom Amendment   [PDF, 1 page, May 2021]
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