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 August we salute these people and events that made our country great:
August 1, 1779 – Star-Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key was born on this day in Maryland. His poem, originally entitled Defense of Fort McHenry, became the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.
August 6, 1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965—fought for by Republicans against most Democrats—was finally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
August 10- Herbert Hoover was born in Iowa on this day in 1874 and became the 31st U.S. President. He was the first President born west of the Mississippi.
August 14, 1935 - President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act establishing the system that guarantees pensions to those who retire at age 65.
August 14 is known as V-J Day commemorating President Truman’s announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies in 1945.
August 18 – The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, granting women the right to vote.
August 19 – Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President was born in Arkansas on this day in 1946.
August 20 – Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) the 23rd U.S. President was born in Ohio. He was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President.
August 27 – Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on this day in 1908 in Texas. He was the 36th president and ascended to the presidency upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
August 28 – The March on Washington took place on this day in 1963 at which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
(Excerpted from HistoryPlace.com.)
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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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