Legislation and Public Policy

For more than a century, GFWC members have advocated to raise awareness of specific issues requiring attention at the national level. Our advocacy efforts are practical not political; through our advocacy, we seek the implementation of practical solutions to problems that are national in scope. Many of those solutions have come in the form of legislative action, with GFWC members having worked to pass laws affecting highway safety, juvenile justice, women’s suffrage, the rights of the disabled, equal pay for women, and resources for victims of domestic violence and penalties for domestic abusers.  GFWC educates club women about GFWC’s legislative priorities and mobilizes members to raise a united voice to advocate for those priorities.