Welcome to the Minnesota Federation of Republican Women! Here you can connect and build friendships with like-minded Republican women, express your concerns, grow in your understanding of current topics, and learn further how to impact your community of influence.
We are here to engage, empower, and encourage you, and we hope you will join us!
~Pam Myhra, President, MN Federation of Republican Women
In June & July we salute these people and events that made our country great:
June 6 is the birthday of American patriot Nathan Hale (1755-1776). During the American Revolution, he volunteered for a dangerous spy mission and was captured. The British ordered him to be hanged and, as he mounted the gallows he uttered, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
On June 12, 1924, George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st U.S. President, was born.
On June 14 in 1777, John Adams introduced a resolution before Congress mandating a United States flag, stating, “…that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” This anniversary is celebrated each year in the U.S. as Flag Day.
On June 14, 1811, American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was born. She wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book provoked a storm of protest and inflamed people in the North against slavery in the South. During the Civil War, as Harriet Beecher Stowe was introduced to President Abraham Lincoln, he reportedly said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.”
On June 18, 1983, Dr. Sally Ride, a 32-year-old physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the following resolution: “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown…”
On July 2, 1788 , Congress announced the United States Constitution had been ratified by the required nine states and that a committee had been appointed to make preparations f the new American government.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress.
On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified defining U.S. citizenship and prohibiting individual States from abridging the rights of any American citizen without due process and equal protection under the law.
On July 14, 1913, Gerald R. Ford, the 38th U.S. President was born.
American pilot Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1898.
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The Minnesota Federation of Republican Women has chapters all across the our great state. If you don’t know which club is nearest to you, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with someone from your closest club. We love meeting new Republican women. Please click below to see upcoming events. Hope to see you soon!
We believe the strength of our nation lies within the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, age, sex, national origin or disability.
We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, growth and prosperity.
We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.
We believe the most effective, responsibly and responsive government is government closest to the people.
We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
We believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.
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