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AFRW Legislative Days 2016
February 24-25, 2016
Montgomery, Alabama


Legislative Days Schedule




The Alabama Federation of Republican Women will host a special Campaign School on Friday, October 16, 2015 as part of their Biennial Convention.

Geared for managers and activists, in this program you will learn how to write and implement a winning campaign plan utilizing targeting, micro-targeting, earned media strategies, research, voter contact plans, grassroots development, and social media.

Leading this workshop will be Holly Robichaud. She specializes in campaign strategy, earned media, direct mail, voter contact programs, and fundraising.  As a fund-raiser Holly has set records for statewide, Congressional and local campaigns, and Political Action Committees.

Holly’s campaign efforts have received national recognition.  In 1998, she was selected as a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine.  In 2010 she received a prestigious Reed Award from Campaigns & Elections for innovative designs of campaign literature and a Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants.  She has also been named to Aristotle’s National Republican Dream Team.  For her 2012 campaign efforts, she received another three Pollie Awards which are the Oscars of the political world.

The workshop will be conducted from 9am – 3pm at the Hilton Birmingham, 8 Perimeter Park South (off Hwy 280), Birmingham, Alabama 35243, 205-967-2700. The cost for the workshop is $40 which includes lunch.

Make checks payable to AFRW, c/o Ellen O’Connor, 728 County Road 219, Scottsboro AL 35768 Registration Deadline: Postmarked by October 9, 2015.

You may also register at at AFRW Campaign Workshop or

AFRW was well represented at the 2015 NFRW
Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona!

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Mo Brooks Likes Ted Cruz, Not Endorsing Anyone Yet
Sessions: Republican Vision is Just, Right, Moral
NFRW Holds Regional Meeting in Huntsville



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 Every Child Achieves Act: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Ask Senator Sessions (202) 224-4124 and Senator Shelby (202) 224-5744 to vote NO on The Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

             Ask Republicans to wait until President Obama leaves office and pass a bill that rejects, not codifies, this President’s federalization of education.
US Senate leadership promised to write a bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that Obama wouldn’t veto. Unfortunately, on July 7th the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) moves to the Senate floor to be heard with Obama’s blessing. We need to STOP it!Republican leadership caved to Obama’s demands and agreed to language which expands, not reduces, the influence of the federal government over schools.   S.1177 is one of the largest piece of federal education legislation in over a decade and will last for at least 6 years.21 talking points from American Principles in Action here include the following:
  • So-called protections from coercion to adopt Common Core are meaningless because they simply replicate existing protections that have no enforcement mechanism for the states.
  • Codifies previously uncodified NCLB waiver process; states have to submit to the feds for their approval detailed education plans in accordance with comprehensive federal guidelines.
  • Retains federal testing mandates in NCLB but adds assessment on behavioral/skills-based standards rather than truly academic standards and harvests data to resemble a psychological profile of the student. 
  • Creates national standards for PreK and childcare that result in compilation of psychological data and three year fed grants despite evidence that these early childhood programs have no lasting academic benefit but may actually do psychological and academic harm.
  • “School climate” grants can pressure schools to suppress student expression of orthodox religious values.  See the symbol here from Sec. Arne Duncan indicating what values regarding marriage children will learn.
  • “Comprehensive school-based mental health services” enable “early identification of social, emotional or behavioral problems” thus enabling more government surveillance of students’ attitudes and mindsets
The contents of this email was sent out by Eagle Forum of Alabama. I have added the following. 
I also sent an email with similar information in it.  A couple of points I would like to add are: 1.  the need for the law, whenever it is re-written, to contain an OPT-IN provision to these standardized tests and 2. removal of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers  as defined in this bill for it is set up to  provide federal grants to schools to make the school the hub of the community, i.e. offering health and mental  centers and numerous other types of social services for the student and the family. I see this as the school taking over much of the role of the family.
Remember this bill has gone without reauthorization since it expired in 2008–WHY THE RUSH !!!!  We need to wait until we have a Republican administration in the White House. 
I have listed below  the url page that contains the names of the members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,HELP, Committee
 If you scroll to the bottom of this page, it lists the Republican and Democratic membership.  Click on the name; it will take you to their homepage which has their contact information at the top.  If you know them or know someone who has influence with them, please ask them to also make contact. 
A final note,  this law is 792 pages in length.  No bill needs to be of such length and language that the majority of the citizenry cannot read, comprehend or follow it, especially a bill that will determine what / how our children are taught and represents billions upon billions of our tax dollars.  Remember they represent WE THE PEOPLE !!  
Donna Burrage                        

Alabama Minority State GOP Banquet

AFRW’s updated state award applications are available below.

2015 AFRW Biennial Awards

Elois Zeanah

From AFRW President Frances Taylor:
It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our friend and past AFRW President Elois Zeanah. She left her earthly time with us last night with her beloved husband and family by her side.

Elois Zeanah Eulogy


An Inside Look at Alabama’s Newest Congressman’s First Day in DC

McConnell Blasts Obama on Keystone

What if Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Run in 2016?

Sen. Shelby: 2016

Luther Strange Names Mike Lewis Communications Director

Update on Elois Zeanah

ALGOP Announces 2014 Open Qualifying Date

Contact Alabama School Board About Social Studies Textbooks!!

Iowa Governor Issues Executive Order Against Common Core 
What Other States Are Doing About Common Core

Oklahoma Considers Common Core Repeal in 2014
New ObamaCare Site Crashes on Live TV  

The Bluest Eye – Common Core Novel About Rape, Incest

Toni Morrison – Child Pornographer?
Freedoms on the Fringe

Michael Tennant: Be forewarned about race-based standards

Common Core “Dumbs Down” AP 

Common Core: Race-Based Standards

Wall Street Journal: Republican Women Question Standards

Townhall: Alabama Implementing Race-Based Standards

AFRW Scores AL Legislative Session “Poor”

2013 Legislative Summary

2013 Resolution for ALGOP State Executive Committee

Common Core and Agenda 21

AL House Passes Women’s Health Safety Act

AL House Approves Religious Liberty Act

2013 Resolution for ALGOP State Executive Committee

Stop Common Core: Reclaim Local Control of Education video
Order Reclaim Local Control over Education DVD now!

Information on Amendments on the Nov. 6 Ballot

Zeanah: Recap of Sept. 18th Election Results

Special Election in September 2012 to Amend Alabama’s Constitution

MUST WATCH! Quin Hilyer: Don’t Bust the Trust!

NEW!! AFA–political4Newsroom
Alabama GOP Split Over Sept. 18 Borrowing Referendum
Conservatives Split Over Funding Amendment


GREAT NEWS!  The Senate Joint Resolution against Common Core standards, adopted by the State School Board, just passed!  That Resolution was pigeonholed with the intent of not being heard or voted on.  YOUR CALLS/EMAILS shook it loose from Committee and got it to the Senate floor.  Senators listened and approved it!  THANK YOU!! As RWEA Club President Patty Cobb reminded me today, “The Penalty for not participating in government is to be governed by your inferiors”  (Plato).  I’m so proud of all of you for participating in your government to, as our AFRW mission states, “foster good government”!  ~ Elois

Bail Bond Bill Substitute

Current Legislation Moving Through AL Legislature

Alabama Immigration Debate Heats Up

AL House Votes 64-34 to Pass HB 658

Order Tickets Now! Laura Bush to Speak at Faulkner in Montgomery

School System Mulls Gender Nonconformity Policy

The Gadsden Times: Zeanah Says Don’t Change Bill Until Supreme Court Rules

OA News: Zeanah Urges Legislators to Show Courage and Character

Press Release on How Changes Weaken Immigration Law

AFRW’s Mock Presidential Debate is now on YouTube!

More Analysis of Rep. Craig Ford’s Too Hot For YouTube Videos

Rep. Craig Ford’s Too Hot For YouTube Videos

NFRW Affirms GOP Support of Women

Toothless Tuesday? Maher Tossed As Democrats Scramble

Press Release: Rally to Request Democratic Party to Cancel Bill Maher Fundraiser

Republican Women Protest Maher Fundraiser

Liberals Don’t Own Women’s Rights

Obama Administration Fights States Trying to Withdraw From Common Core
The Washington Times: Want to Withdraw From ObamaEd?
The Weekly Standard: Obama’s Education Secretary Denounces States Who Don’t Like His Policies

National Federation of Republican Women to Obama, “Give it Back!”

NFRW Supports Senate Amendment Reversing Contraception Mandate

Keep Our Country Free!
AFRW Member (Tuscaloosa County) Lucy Kubiszyn Warns About Obama’s Contraception Mandate


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