‘United to Win the White House’

Women from Crawford, Ida, Scott and Polk counties attend.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MONDAY, March 18, 2024) – Four Iowa Federation of Republican Women leaders gathered with fellow Federation members from across the nation in Washington, D.C., March 14-16, at the national board meeting and Legislative Day on the Hill to lobby lawmakers, conduct Federation business, and above all, unite to win back the White House in November.

“The energy was contagious,” said IowaFRW President Michelle Crawford, from Scott County, who serves on the State Presidents committee and as vice chair of the Winning the White House committee. “NFRW President Julie Harris has assembled a stellar leadership team filled with enthusiastic, committee leaders. Republican Women across our country are united to make sure we take back the White House.”

The four Iowa women who participated in the NFRW Spring Board Meeting are:
Michelle Crawford, Eldridge,
Scott County Republican Women; NFRW Winning the White House Committee Vice Chair, NFRW State Presidents Committee
Gwen Ecklund, Denison, Crawford County Republican Women; NFRW Presidential Advisory Committee Chair, NFRW Winning the White House Committee, RNC Convention Committee
Lori Leonard Reyman, Holstein, Northwest Iowa Republican Women; NFRW Public Relations Committee Vice Chair
Heather Boustead, Urbandale, Capitol Region Republican Women

“Republican women across the nation are fired up to win the White House,” said Ecklund. “It was exciting to network with members and share strategies. We added Trump press secretary Karoline Leavitt to our Winning the White House committee to ensure a cohesive strategy for victory.”

Leonard Reyman stated that the board meeting was packed with inspirational speakers, opportunities for networking, and discussion about our legislative priorities of illegal immigration, parental rights and economy, “but in everything we do, we are laser focused on our mission of electing Republicans at all levels and winning back the White House. The sense of duty and patriotism was palpable among these women from coast to coast.”

Boustead, whose local club based in Polk County is one of the largest and most active in the state, appreciated learning how the local and state organizations work together with the National Federation. “Networking with other Republican Women provided me an expanded view of the local, state, and national organizations,” she said.

The Iowa Federation of Republican, founded in Tama County in 1939, unites the voices and values within the Republican Party. The IowaFRW (www.iowafrw.org), with local clubs and members throughout the state, proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the United States, and works to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. IowaFRW members volunteer more than 100,000 hours annually to fulfill our mission to elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media. IowaFRW is a member organization of the National Federation of Republican Women, the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country, founded in 1938.