Colorado Federation of Republican Women Welcomes You...
The Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) provides an avenue of political involvement for women who share the Republican philosophy. We possess a unique mixture of older and younger members who together, provide a winning combination of experience and innovation.
CFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) the largest all-women political organization in the world! Our strength comes from diversity of opinion, culture and experience and our power from our grassroots political activism.
CFRW continues to build a better tomorrow by offering women in Colorado an active organization in which to participate, as volunteers or professionals, at every level of government.
73 Years of Education and Service Promoting the Republican Philosophy
The Objectives of CFRW are:
Foster and encourage loyalty to the Republican Party
Promote an informed membership and electorate through education and activities
Increase the effectiveness of women in good government through political involvement
Facilitate cooperation between the CFRW and NFRW, the Republican Women Clubs and the Republican Party organization
Work for election of Republican Party nominees
Assure neutrality of the CFRW elected officers and Club Presidents (by not supporting or opposing any candidate in a Republican Party Primary or infra-party race)
Republican women's clubs have existed for at least 100 years. Taking their inspiration from the Republican Platform of 1872, which said: "The Republican Party is mindful of its obligation to the loyal women of America for their noble devotion to the cause of Freedom", Republican women's clubs were off and running. The oldest club on record was founded in Salt Lake City in 1899.
The Federation of Republican Women has both a National and State Structure. State Federations which are chartered under the auspices of NFRW run under their own set of bylaws. Those bylaws, although independent, may not be in conflict with bylaws set by NFRW.
The Colorado Federation of Republican Women is divided into seven districts.
Relationship to the Party
While the functions of each are distinct, the National Federation of Republican Women is an official associate of the Republican National Committee. While not under the party's control the NFRW cooperates with and aids the Republican Party.
The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization composed of 2,000 Clubs in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and approximately 100,000 members.
While officially an affiliate of the Republican National Committee, the NFRW is self-supporting. Approximately 1/3 of NFRW's operating budget comes from membership dues and club service charges. Another 1/3 comes from major donor programs such as the Capitol Regents, the Regents and the Federation Trust. The final 1/3 is raised through various CFRW functions, Ambassador's Program, our Advocate and office.
NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of education, communication, legislative action, candidate recruitment, campaigning and fund raising.
NFRW and CFRW do not directly form party policy. However, through their educational programs, the Federation does exert influence on Republican legislators and party officials, local, State and National.
About Membership in CFRW
The Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) is an affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).
The Colorado Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) with 2200 members is an affiliate of the 95,000 member National Federation of Republican Women. NFRW is the largest partisan political organization in the United States.
All active members of CFRW clubs are members of NFRW. To join CFRW, you must join an active club in your area. For a complete list of clubs, click here.