The Federation’s Relationship to the Republican Party

Republican women wearing red shirts and standing in front of the capitol building.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 approximately 2,000 Clubs in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and is comprised of approximately 50,000 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 2/3 comes from major donor programs such as the Capitol Regents, the
Regents and the Federation Trust.

NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of education, communication, legislative action, candidate recruitment, campaigning and fundraising for NFRW programs and events. 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.