Board Meets to Conduct Essential Business, Participate in Legislative Advocacy Training, Hear from GOP Leaders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After more than a year of virtual meetings and events due to COVID-19, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) Board of Directors met in-person for the first time since 2019.
Led by NFRW President Ann Schockett, board members from across the nation gathered May 13-15 to conduct essential business, participate in legislative advocacy training, and hear from Republican elected officials and leaders.
“COVID presented momentous challenges, but our indomitable spirit never wavered,” President Schockett said. “After more than a year of being apart, and propelled by spring’s promise of hope and renewal, board members were thrilled to come together for an exciting, purposeful meeting to reflect on the many successes we achieved during an unprecedented year, and to plan for our future.”
The three-day meeting kicked off with a Legislative Advocacy Boot Camp, which included updates on the NFRW’s top legislative priorities, “how to” legislative advocacy training, and simulated lobbying exercises. The event featured Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), freshman Congresswomen Victoria Spartz (R-IN) and Michelle Steel (R-CA), and other elected officials, as well as think tank experts Hans von Spakovsky of Heritage Foundation and Roman Buhler of Keep Nine Coalition.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo served as the keynote speaker on Friday, and Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, was the keynote speaker on Saturday. Other speakers included Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and commentator Katie Hopkins. The board elected a nominating committee and a member-at-large to the NFRW Executive Committee, and unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment to keep the Supreme Court at nine justices.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.