First Lady Served as Inspiration, Role Model for Women
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018
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.”
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.