The Texas Federation of Republican Women is a volunteer army unmatched by any other women’s organization.
TFRW makes it possible for women to influence how local, state, and federal government manages such critical issues as health, crime, education, taxes and financial security.
The TFRW’s longstanding goals of education, training, participation in government, electing Republicans and encouraging Republican women to run for office has helped create a powerful organization. TFRW is the second largest Republican women’s federation in the nation and is a member of the National Federation of Republican women. NFRW has over 880,000 members. TFRW holds fast to the underlying principles of the Republican Party Government by the People and the belief that people such as you much be part of the process if it is to work effectively.TFRW supports working at the grassroots level. Our TFRW members logged in 850,000 hours working on campaigns in just the last election cycle alone.
TFRW is undeniably the most powerful women’s political organization in Texas today.
Seventeen years after the formation of the National Federation of Republican Women in 1938, the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Club was organized. Individual Republican women’s clubs had been in existence in Texas prior to the organization of the National Federation, but it was not until 1955 that clubs existed in 75% of the state’s congressional districts, the requirement for federating a state organization.
In October 1955, more than 300 delegates met in the White Plaza Hotel in San Antonio for the Texas organizational convention. Mrs. Malcolm Milburn of Austin presided over the convention, and Mrs. R. D. O’Callaghan of San Antonio was elected president of the new Federation. The Executive Committee donated funds for stationery and the first letter was mailed to members of local clubs.
Highlights of the new Federation included:
- Changing the name to Texas Federation of Republican Women
- Establishment of the Pink Elephant project to finance the operation of the Federation, and to contribute funds to the Republican Party
- Publication of the Federation newsletter under the direction of TFRW
- Opening the Federation’s office in Austin Purpose
- Actively support Republican candidates
- Provide strength and unity for political action within the Republican Party in Texas
- Encourage Republican women to run for office
- Train women to become effective Republican Party workers
- Inform our members and the electorate through political education
- Offer a source of year round service by Republican Women volunteers
- Cooperate with the Party organization by undertaking special assignments and campaign projects
- Publish TFRW quarterly publication and other political action materials
- Plan local and statewide meetings too broaden and unify the interest and education of its members
Long Standing Goals
- Electing Republicans
- Encouraging Republican Women to run for Office
- Community Service
- Improving and advancing communication skills within our organization