George Mason Republican Women (GMRW) is a hard-working political organization, filled with talented leaders that have years of experience in Republican politics and governmental service. We are known as a “working club”. We support our local, state and federal candidates through our volunteer efforts and contributions. We understand the critical role that politics and governance plays in our lives and we are proud to have members who are serving, or have served, as elected officials, party leaders, campaign managers, treasurers, and office managers for various campaigns. In fact, GMRW members have filled almost every position in political campaigns. If you are looking for a women's organization that is serious about making a difference, then GMRW is the place for you!
GMRW was chartered June 11, 1962 as a unit of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW-1952). The VFRW is a chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW-1938), which is headquartered in Alexandria VA.
The GMRW hosts one meeting each month, except for July and August. Most often, our meetings are held during the day. Currently, our meetings are held in in the King's Park Library. We host interesting speakers including local, state and federal Republican political leaders and nationally recognized Republican dignitaries.
Republican Party of Virginia Creed
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
The mission of the George Mason Republican Women is:
GMRW is an active member of the Northern Virginia Community. Our organization has supported numerous community projects. We have sponsored naturalization ceremonies, English as Second Language classes, citizenship classes, Wreaths Across America, "We Support the Blue" programs, candidate debates, and much more.
For more than 15 years, GMRW donated to Bethany House, a refuge for victims of domestic abuse. We also support women's issues such as ending human trafficking, women's suffrage and equality, and recruiting and actively campaigning with women candidates.
GMRW is a hard-working, goal-oriented organization. If you are a conservative woman looking for a determined, active, engaged group of like-minded Republican Women to join, then GMRW is the club for you!
Why we are named George Mason Republican Women
George Mason Biography
That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural Rights, of which, when they enter into a state society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity, namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining Happiness and Safety.
George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights, May 1776.
George Mason IV (December 11, 1725-October 7, 1792) was an American patriot, statesman, and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787. He is considered one of the Founding Fathers.
Mason was the eldest son of George and Ann Thomson Mason and a fourth generation Virginian. George Mason died when young George was 10 leaving his mother to raise her children alone. When George turned 21 he took over management of his inheritance; the 20,000 acre family estate, Gunston Hall, which runs along the Potomac River. Four years later, in 1750, he married 16 years old Ann Eilbeck with whom he had nine surviving children.
Although he was highly respected by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, Mason never aspired to politics or a position in public office. However, in 1776 when George Washington left Virginia to take his post as the Commander of the Continental Army, Mason was asked to take that seat in the Virginia Legislature.
GMRW is part of the National Federation of Republican Women
Women There’s a Place for You at Our Table Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country with tens of thousands of active members across the nation.
We empower women from all backgrounds in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas. We work to promote the principles, objectives and policies 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.
Through our diversity of age, culture, opinion and experience, women are the strength of 21st century American politics. Believing that this rich tapestry is what makes us strong, the NFRW unites women as a collective force to positively impact the direction of our nation while also advancing the power of women through political access and participation.
The NFRW offers information, programs and privileges to members while drawing on their collective talents, ideas and desire to participate. From career professionals, students and teachers to elected officials, small business owners and mothers, we attract women from all walks of life.
When a Republican woman becomes a member of the Federation, she has access to an array of programs and benefits which help her:
- Become an effective leader and volunteer in a variety of arenas.
- Support grassroots efforts in electing Republicans.
- Stay informed on legislative and election news and other key issues through our email and social networks, digital publications and member web site.
- Participate in training programs in the areas of leadership development, campaigns, communications, issue advocacy, membership recruitment, fundraising and more.
- Join a network of thousands of like-minded women from across the nation and develop relationships through national, regional, state and local events and through our online social network.
- Engage with dynamic elected officials, party representatives, political experts and other nationally-recognized leaders.
- Participate in our community service programs which promote Americanism, the Armed Services, literacy, private sector initiatives, volunteerism and more.
- Make her voice heard on issues important to women and support Republican principles and initiatives.