The mission of the Elbert County Republican Women is to foster and encourage loyalty to the Republican Party, promote a knowledgeable membership and electorate through education and activities, increase the effectiveness of women in good government through political involvement, facilitate cooperation between the CFRW and NFRW, other local Republican Affiliated Clubs and the Republican Party organization, and work for election of Republican Party nominees and Republican candidates in non-partisan races. We welcome and serve all Republican women in Elbert County.
Our Regular Events:
We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Elizabeth American Legion Post 82 (226 S. Banner St) at 7:00pm to network, learn, socialize and share. Annually, we support the Elbert County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner, a Pancake Breakfast on the last Sunday of County Fair, a Patriotic Student Essay Contest, and prepare care packages to Support Our Troops! During election years, you will find members of the ECRW supporting and attending Candidate Forums, Caucus and Assemblies, serving as Election Judges, rallying to support our Republican Candidates, and running for elected office. We teach, train, and support our fellow Republican Women and the citizens of Elbert County. For details of these events, please check out Calendar page.
Women have played a key role in the Republican Party since its establishment in 1854. The Republican Party and Republican women were the primary force behind the women's suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920.
Republican women have made history as the first women to serve in key positions, including Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. In 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women was established and the Colorado Federation of Women was one of the first 11 states to join.
On April 14, 1983, the Elbert County Republican Women officially formed and was accepted into the CFRW and the NFRW. We have made a difference in local elections, state, and national Republican politics ever since. We have been recognized with many state and national level awards for our volunteer work in support of Republican causes and candidates, support for our troops, and our many community activities. Annually, our Patriotic Essay Contest provides one winning Elbert County Senior with a $1,000 scholarship endowed in memory of Mary Rathbun, a treasured former member of the ECRW who passed away in 2010.
For more information on meeting dates and times or to join contact us at: ECRW
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