The History of the NYSFRW!

The New York State Federation of Republican Women encompasses all 62 Counties, informing and involving Republican women, and providing grassroots support of the Republican Party, its candidates and electeds throughout the state. Many of our members are candidates and electeds, most receiving their political knowledge and experience through their involvement in federated Clubs. 

While the New York State Federation of Republican Women has been so named since 1937, its roots reach back to May 1919 when the New York State Party Chairman called a meeting of 19 women representing different parts of the state to form the Republican Women’s State Executive Committee . In 1929, the name was changed to the Republican Educational League. The stated objective was:

"To unite all Republican women for work in general for the Party."

With a goal of working for and supporting responsible leadership in its great state and nation, the New York State Federation currently has 24 clubs.

A New York State Federation Woman of the Year Award is offered most years. It is named in honor of Henrietta Wells Livermore, the first vice chair of the New York Republican State Committee. She gained her political initiation in the suffrage movement pre-dating the vote.

The New York State Federation of Republican Women advocates crucial issues to positively impact our nation, strengthen our Republican Party through recruiting and training candidates, and empower women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in the political process. We believe our strength comes from diversity of opinion, experience and culture.

The National Federation of Republican Women is one of the largest and most influential women’s political organizations in the country with a grassroots membership of 100,000 women and 1,800 local units nationwide. We advocate crucial issues to positively impact our nation, strengthen our Republican Party through recruiting and training candidates, and empower women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in the political process. We believe our strength comes from diversity of opinion, experience and culture.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW is a grassroots organization with 100,000 members and 1,800 local units nationwide. Members come together as a collective force to advance the power of women through political access and participation. Our mission is to help women from all walks of life become players at the political table nationally, statewide and locally.

We strengthen the Republican Party by recruiting, training and electing candidates; advocating the Party’s philosophy and initiatives; and, empowering women of all ages, ethnicity’s and backgrounds in the political process.

 

The NFRW Executive Committee is a powerful team of women leaders, each of whom brings unique qualities to the Federation and offers extensive grassroots and national political experience, professional accomplishments, and community involvement.

Access to the programs, information, opportunities and privileges is just one of the benefits bestowed on women who become members of the National Federation of Republican Women - either through their local Republican woman’s unit club or through a National Associate membership.