FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2015
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More Than 150 'Red Coats' Participate in Legislative Event at U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dozens of Republican elected officials, including several freshman congresswomen, briefed more than 150 Republican women leaders from across the country during the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) biennial Legislative Day at the U.S. Capitol on March 19.
Dressed in the traditional garb of red jackets, the "red coats" heard from more than 30 Republican representatives and senators, including new Congresswomen Barbara Comstock (VA), Martha McSally (AZ), Elise Stefanik (NY) and Mimi Walters (CA), as well as House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL), the first Latina elected to Congress.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (TX) updated the group on his bill, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which initially had bipartisan support but is now being filibustered by Senate Democrats. Several other senators also addressed the group, including Joni Ernst (IA), Roy Blunt (MO), Ted Cruz (TX), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), John McCain (AZ), Ben Sasse (NE) and Thom Tillis (NC).
The entire Republican delegation from Arizona was on hand to welcome the NFRW to Phoenix this fall for the 38th Biennial Convention and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day stressed the importance of the 2016 presidential election.
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation, 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.