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Nationwide Survey of Republican Women Affirms Economic Issues Dominate Political Landscape

Results of a recent survey of Republican women affirm that women are most concerned about economic and fiscal issues during this presidential election year.

“Obama’s economic policies have failed our entire nation, but women have been disproportionately affected,” National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) President Rae Lynne Chornenky says:: “Our survey affirms that women believe that the economy, unemployment, federal spending and personal finances are our biggest problems, both nationally and locally.”

What’s more, many respondents are feeling the economic strains personally. When asked whether they are struggling to make ends meet, nearly 40% indicated that they are either struggling or somewhat struggling.

More than 8,500 Republican women from all 50 states and many U.S. territories participated in the online survey, which was conducted by the NFRW from July 1 through Aug. 6. Both a summary and a full report of results are available at www.nfrw.org/programs/survey.htm.

The NFRW had two requirements for participants: they had to be female, and they had to describe themselves as Republicans. The survey covered a range of topics on domestic and foreign policy, societal concerns, perceptions about women, elections, politics, personal beliefs, and demographics. Economic and fiscal issues noticeably dominated.

“It’s clear that we need new leadership in Washington to turn our country around,” Chornenky says. “The NFRW will be speaking out between now and Election Day, educating women about Obama’s failed economic record and offering Mitt Romney as the candidate with the expertise and the solutions to put Americans back to work.”

National Federation of Republican Women Mobilizes Support For for Violence Against Women Act


Calls on Democrats to Stop Exploiting Women for Political Gain

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) is mobilizing its 75,000 members across the nation to take action in showing support for Republican lawmakers’ efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, as well as to refute lies being perpetuated by Democrats regarding Republican support for this legislation.

Passed in 1994 with bipartisan support, the Violence Against Women Act provides funding to fight domestic violence and sexual assault, and increases criminal penalties against perpetrators of these crimes. Congress reauthorized the bill in 2000 and 2005, both times with unanimous, bipartisan Senate support.

But unfortunately in this divisive election year, instead of quietly reauthorizing the bill as in years past, Democrats are attempting to ram through unreasonable expansions to the legislation that, among other things, will add to the deficit, which is already dangerously out of control. And, because Republicans do not support this expansion, Democrats are deceitfully spreading the falsehood that Republicans do not support reauthorization of the bill.

“We are not going to sit back and let Democrats spread an out-and-out lie that Republicans do not support the Violence Against Women Act,” NFRW President Rae Lynne Chornenky says. “Republicans absolutely support reauthorization, and are, in good faith, working toward this end.

“The truth is, Democrats are using this legislation to create a wedge issue in this highly-charged election year. Democrat lawmakers seem less concerned with protecting our nation’s women than with scoring political points that will help keep them in power come November. It is revolting that women — especially those who are victims of domestic violence — are being exploited for political gain, and it must stop.”

Domestic violence is a serious problem in our nation. Several of the NFRW’s 75,000 members bare the figurative and literal scars of domestic violence, including Republican Congresswoman Sandy Adams, who has taken a lead role in ensuring that the bill is successfully reauthorized before it expires in September.

The NFRW has asked its members to contact the White House and Democrat elected officials to urge them to stop the outrageous, irresponsible rhetoric and political scheming, and to instead focus on developing a workable solution to reauthorization.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. For more information about the NFRW, visit www.nfrw.org.