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Today more than ever before, it is important to get involved in our community and to help elect good conservative leaders to represent us in our local, state and national government. Republican Women voices are needed in our Community, on our School Boards and in our Public Offices.
JCRW resources are used to educate our members on legislative issues. Train Campaign Leaders and Volunteers and Promote Republican ideals. Within our Community we fundraise to bring American Ideals to our school children with Constitution & Flag Programs. Over the past several years we have grown our organization and today we have a very viable and active group of women dedicated to Republican Values and working very hard to achieve all of our goals.
Last year we fundraised and delivered 14,000 constitutions to the 9-12 graders within Jackson County. One of our active members was elected to the Medford City Council. We hosted forums for all of our candidates and had wonderful programs at our luncheon meetings.
This year we will deliver Constitutions to all Eighth Graders within our County and begin a Flag Program for 3rd graders. We will continue to fundraise at our 3rd Annual Reagan BBQ for our Education Program. We will have a White Elephant Sale in June and a Campaign School in October to prepare our membership for the 2012 Elections. We will work with our members to attend School Board meetings and encourage our membership to run for School Board Positions in May of 2011. We will bring a bus load of Jackson County Republican Women Members up to a Day at the Legislature to meet and watch our Leaders in action. We will also have several Caring for America programs to support our troops.
2011 will be a very exciting year for Jackson County Republican Women. Consider joining us at a Luncheon Meeting, the Second Thursday of each month or one of our Let’s Talk Evening Meetings at the Medford Library on the third Thursday of each month. We have exciting and interesting guest speakers, programs and films at these meetings. As a member you will have access to our Members Only portion of our web site and our on-line Library where you may borrow books.
Membership is in the heart of every organization. We invite you to join a group of dedicated and devoted women who subscribe to Conservative Values and wish to make a difference in our Community and our Organization.
Jackson County Republican Women was founded in 1945, as an arm of the National Federation of Republican Women and the Oregon State Federation.
Republican Women Clubs began to emerge in the later part of the 19th century. However the actual formation of the National Association of Republican Women was in 1938. At the time of the National Federation's formation, 3 states had not yet ratified the 19th amendment to the constitution granting suffrage to women.
The Oregon Federation of Republican Women was founded in 1940. The NFRW has 100,000 members strong with local units in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The NFRW is one of the largest women's political organizations in the Country. A woman becomes a member by joining her local unit.
Our goals are to educate and provide a positive impact in the political arena; not only in our County but in our State and our Nation.
We not only support the ideals and the policies of the Republican Party on both the State and the National level but work to elect Republican Candidates to office.
In support of the party, we use its resources to:
Elect Republican candidates to public office
Train campaign leaders and volunteers recruit and train women for public office and other leadership roles
Educate members on legislative issues
Promote the principles and polices of the Republican Party
In working toward these goals, we concentrate our efforts in the areas of educating, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fundraising and legislative action.
That the right of individuals to achieve the best that is within themselves, as long as they respect the rights of others, is the source of our Nation’s strength.
That the government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual’s creative ability can flourish.
That government activity should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.
That the most effective government is government closest to the people.
That those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, but that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.
That equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
That the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.
That government is accountable for maintaining sound money and a responsible economy. Individual rights, liberties and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over-regulation.
That the government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong America can remain a free America.
That it is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense posture, in order that we may at all time negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing efforts toward world peace and friendship.
That these concepts are at the foundation of our national strength and that the Republican Party, which is committed to their preservation, is the Party of today and the Party for the Future.
If not us, then who. If not now, then when....President Ronald Reagan