Public Policy Resources
GFWC clubwomen have a right and responsibility to advocate for the communities they serve and engage in the public policy process. The resources listed here provide information about how to get involved to carry out the intent of GFWC's resolutions.
In addition to learning the history of GFWC's advocacy, you should become familiar with GFWC Priority Issues and Resolutions in order to make your public policy advocacy most effective.
»Download GFWC's public policy manual, A Guide to Legislation and Advocacy.
Public Policy Links
Project Vote Smart is an online voter research guide. Critical information, such as voting records, public statements and issue positions, can be found on almost any state or federally elected official.
The Library of Congress' THOMAS website provides information about specific bills both currently before either House of Congress and in previous sessions. This information can be found by searching for key words or a specific bill number.
Open Secrets is a project of the Center for Responsive Politics. The website compiles information on campaign and political contributions to federally elected officials based on information taken from the Federal Election Commission.
Women's Policy Inc. advises the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues to help make informed decisions on policies that affect women. They also advise federal regulators, academics, women's groups, the business community, and the media.
Congressional Quarterly is a news-based website that provides an insider's look into Washington D.C. politics and policy.