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First City Republican Women's Club Educates
Citizens For Grass-Roots Campaigning


September 21, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska ­ First City Republican Women held three events on Saturday, September 18 in Ketchikan at the newly opened District 1 Republican Headquarters at 2450 Tongass Avenue (corner of Tongass and Jefferson).

Guest Speaker Mary Schwartz spoke on ways local citizens can make an impact on politics and campaigns both regionally and nation-wide.  Mary worked for over 6 years with the International Republican Institute, a non-governmental organization and part of the United States State Department.  The Institute is a non-partisan educational arm of the State Department charged with educating newly formed democracies on how to run free elections and political races.

Ms. Schwartz is also a speaker for the National Federation of Republican Women's Campaign School.

On Saturday she addressed topics ranging from how office-seekers can develop and get out their message to the voting public to how individuals can encourage friends and family members to get out and vote.

First City Republican Women also sponsored a free pizza lunch for high school students to meet Ms. Schwartz and learn more about the International Republican Institute and the opportunities that exists in other countries for work in politics.

First City Republican Women is a member of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.  The NFRW was founded in 1938 and is of the largest women's political organizations in the country with a grassroots membership of 100,000 and 1,800 local units nationwide.


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First City Republican Women



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