According to the GFWC Standing Rules, "Member clubs shall be responsible for carrying out the intent of the resolutions." Clubs and clubwomen are the local advocates for GFWC's legislative agenda. It is through the national network of grassroots advocates that the Federation gains its political influence.
When advocating on behalf of the Federation, it is critical to remember:
- When speaking on behalf of the Federation, members may not oppose the GFWC resolutions.
- GFWC is a nonpartisan, nondenominational organization. Therefore, clubwomen are allowed to advocate for policies or legislation, but NOT allowed by law to endorse candidates or engage in partisan politics. Therefore, GFWC members must separate personal political activities from official club or state federation work.
- Minority opinions may be expressed as follows: A member organization (club or state federation) holding a minority opinion and wishing to support its stand further may do so provided it states that its action represents the minority vote of GFWC (GFWC Standing Rules).