The Comprehensive Advocacy Program (CAP) generates support or opposition for an issue that concerns members of the Federation. It is based on our ability to reach thousands of Federation members quickly and effectively to urge them to generate e-mails, phone calls and letters to Members of Congress, state legislators, and federal or state administrative officials. It is an effective tool to carry the Republican message.
A CAP Alert is initiated by the NFRW president when there is a need for massive grassroots support or opposition to influence crucial legislation before Congress or an action or decision of Congress or the White House. In addition, an Alert can be used to motivate Congress or the White House to address a particular issue and influence the discussion before the legislation is introduced, or it can be initiated in response to a request for support from a Republican congressional or administration leader or a state federation president.
CAP Alerts are issued by e-mail through the NFRW e-mail network, which is provided free to members who sign up for the service. CAP Alerts also are archived online. CAP Alerts provide the necessary background information to educate members, and then urge members to take a specific action, usually contacting a legislator.
As one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the nation, the Federation has the power and unified voice to truly impact the direction of our Congress and our country.
Our Legislative Analysts analyze bills in process in our State Assembly and Senate. We supply the following links for you to access some of the bills which we monitor throughout the legislative year and will continue to watch if they return in the next session.
When it becomes necessary to try and influence a vote favorable to CFRW's position on a specific bill pending in our state legislature or other action item the State President is called upon to reach every member of the executive committee with a request for action. Upon approval, we then call an Action Alert.
The Action Alert is CFRW's statewide hotline network designed to inform and urge a request for action on a specific legislative issue. As a member of the Federation, you become an important team player in our Action Alert program. You may be called upon to contact your legislator urging a key vote. Once you are contacted, treat the call as an emergency and follow through immediately. Sometimes we have only 24 to 48 hours to make an impact. The success of the Action Alert hinges on reliable people at each level of the network.
Another way we reach our legislators is through activation of letters, fax, email and telephone calls on the federation's position, either pro or con, on specific bills pending. When time is of the essence we reach our membership through our newsletters or for education through our legislative analyst's Capitol Update.