Republican women call for president to reinstate White House tours

Resolutions on immigration reform, religious freedom adopted
March 17, 2013

Republican women leaders from across the nation unanimously adopted a resolution March 9 urging President Barack Obama to immediately reopen the White House for public tours.

The group, including Mary Spicer, president, Delaware Federation of Republican Women, was gathered for the National Federation of Republican Women’s spring board meeting.

“President Obama clearly is not serious about solving our spending and budgetary problems,” NFRW President Rae Lynne Chornenky said. “The NFRW is appalled that he is denying schoolchildren and other Americans access to the people’s house in an effort to score political points on the sequester. Fortunately, the public can see through this charade.”

Board meeting attendees also adopted resolutions supporting the Hobby Lobby court case on constitutional religious freedom, as well as immigration reform that includes a plan to secure the U.S. border, create a viable guest worker program and provide a path to legal residency or citizenship for minors brought to this country illegally.

They participated in a number of other activities and heard from several speakers, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, CNN political commentator Alex Castellanos and conservative activist K. Carl Smith, who discussed bold and innovative ideas for revitalizing the GOP in anticipation of the 2014 midterm elections.

As a member of the National Federation of Republican Women Leadership Development Committee, Spicer offered suggestions to enhance reinforcement of leadership techniques.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, 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.

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