GFWC has chosen to utilize a Legislative Action Center online communication system to offer the individual clubwoman the opportunity to communicate to her members of Congress. Each member can evaluate the GFWC legislative issue request and personally decide whether to participate in the call for action.
GFWC and Legislative Action – GFWC is a 501(c)3 organization chartered by Congress, and governed by Bylaws, an Executive Committee and a Board of Directors consisting of State Federation Presidents, State Directors of Junior Clubs, and appointments by the President. The GFWC Resolutions Committee recommends new and continuing resolutions to guide the public policy positions and areas of civic engagement of the organization. The proposed resolutions are reviewed by the Executive Committee and are distributed to membership in the Call to Convention. During the annual convention, the resolutions are considered by the voting delegates.
Per GFWC Standing Rules, “Member clubs shall be responsible for carrying out the intent of the resolutions.” Clubwomen are local advocates for GFWC’s legislative agenda. It is through the national network of grassroots advocates that the Federation strengthens its political influence.