National Republican Women’s Network
Since the days of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's
fierce efforts on behalf of women's suffrage, Republican women have played pivotal
roles in the political, economic, and social history of this country. Unlike their
predecessors, however, today's Republican woman is free from the restrictions
of a bygone era and is equally comfortable at home as in the workplace. And, though
times and conditions have changed, Republican women today share at least two characteristics
with the activists who came before them: an abiding love of this country and a
passionate commitment to important issues.
Then as now, there are times when the elements of crisis
and circumstance combine to generate an environment conducive to change. Times
such as these have created an unparalleled opportunity for launching a new organization
that, while firmly anchored in the Republican traditions of individual responsibility
and less intrusive government, embraces the diversity and the strength of ideas
that elevated our Republican Party to the forefront of American governance.
That time has arrived for the National Republican Women's Network
The elections of 2006 clearly showed that our Party had lost
the confidence of the American people, particularly among Republican and independent
The Party of Ideas had become the nearly exclusive domain
of the ideologue, as the campaign rhetoric and our messages grew increasingly
strident and myopic. As a result, from coast to coast, Americans uniformly rejected
our Party's candidates and we lost hard-won majorities in both the US Senate
and House as well as seats in most legislatures throughout the US.
With the 2006 election behind them, a team of Republican
professional women, with years of political experience and national networks,
came together in Orlando, Florida to lay the ground work for this new organization.
They realized that any successful political organization,
by its nature, must be dynamic. That is, it has to be adaptable to a rapidly
changing environment. It must also be duplicative; and, its leaders must recognize
the need for a serious commitment to constant monitoring and implementation.
After three days of strategic planning, the structure, goals
and objectives of the National Republican Women's Network was ready to be launched!