Woman of the Year Application and Guidelines for Southern Division
Who is that one club or division member who has done the most to promote the goals and activities of the Federation. Nominate her for the CFRW Woman of the Year.
For current information or questions contact:
California Federation of Republican Women Southern Division
“Woman of the Year, 2012”
CFRW Southern Division
Federation Involvement for 2011 & 2012 only:
- 2011 President Carlsbad Republican Women Federated
- 2012 1st Vice President Carlsbad Republican Women Federated
Republican Party, Headquarters, Candidate Involvement for 2011 & 2012
Throughout 2011 and 2012 Crystal Harris established the groundwork contacting local and state legislators to spearhead Assembly Bill 1522, which was inspired by her personal victimization of domestic violence. In 2011, Crystal was ordered by a court to pay her husband’s legal fees, plus monthly spousal support, despite the fact that he was convicted of committing violent sex crimes against her and was sent to prison. AB 1522 was authored by Assembly Member Tony Atkins and supported by Assembly Member Martin Garrick. AB 1522 unanimously passed both the senate and assembly and was signed into law by Governor Brown in September 2012. Through her efforts Crystal was able to bring together groups as diverse as the CFRW, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, CA State Legislature, and CA NOW to help support legislation that will help so many women in the future. Assembly Member Toni Atkins commended Crystal for self?advocating and standing up for the rights of rape and domestic violence victims.
Community Involvement for 2011 & 2012
For the past two years Crystal has dedicated her time and efforts to move AB 1522 forward. She traveled to
Sacramento on numerous occasions to testify on AB 1522. She has made repeated appearances on local and
national radio and television programs, as well as countless interviews for news publications. Crystal dedicated her time to ensure that not only does AB 1522 keep crime victims from being re?victimized in court, but it can also serve to possibly prevent spousal sexual assault by the dis?incentives created in the bill. If you sexually assault your spouse, or attempt to murder them, you are no longer entitled to any financial rewards and actually must pay attorneys fees as a sanction. Crystal also served as a featured speaker at a “Women Making A Difference Reception” in Carlsbad, and at the Center for Community Solutions ? Domestic Violence Conference Speaker.
Awards & Honors for 2011 & 2012
- U.S. Representative, Congressman Brian Bilbray for outstanding service to CRWF and Republican Party ?2012
- CA State Senator Mark Wyland for outstand volunteer service to CRWF and Republican Party – 2012
- CA State Assembly Member Martin Garrick for outstanding volunteer service – 2012
- Foundation for Women 2012 Woman of the Year Award
Diane McGlinchey, Chairman
CFRW, Southern Division
"Woman of the Year"