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About Us

Our Beliefs

  • We believe the strength of our nation lies within the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

  • We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, age, sex, national origin or disability.

  • We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, growth and prosperity.

  • We believe government must practicefiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

  • We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals  or private organizations, and the best government is that which governs least.

  • We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

  • We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

  • We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

  • Finally, We believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.

Our Affiliations


Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women's organization in the country, with tens of thousands of ative members in local clubs across the nation.  

The Minnesota Federation of Republican Women is made up of local clubs in communities across the state. Joining a club is a great way to participate in the political process at the grassroots level and to network with other Republican women. 

We are the Southwest Conservative Republican Women (Women Advancing Freedom) a local club of the Minnesota Federation of Republican Women (MNFRW) and the National Federaion of Republican Women (NFRW). Our group primarily includes Carver, Dakota, Rice, and Scott Counties in the southwest metro area. 

The Republican Party of Minnesota (MNGOP) - Our state club is an affiliate member of the MNGOP and we are proud to work with this state organization to help elect more conservative republicans into office at the local, state, and national levels.

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The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce - the largest Chamber in Soctt County of business and community leaders. 


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What we do

Advancing freedom means taking action to make a difference and we do that in wide variety of ways and venues, such as: 

  • Tracking and influencing legislation on the state and national level.  

  • Attending rallies and protests to support the issues and values that we hold dear.  

  • Actively learning about the current topics that our country faces through our monthly club meeting, by hosting guest speakers.  

  • Inviting candidates, legislators, activists and specialists in their field to present and educate us on a wide variety of topics so we are armed with the facts. 

  • Participating in training on running for office or a board. 

  • Meeting with legislators at the capital. 

  • Campaigning with GOP candidates. 

  • Building friendships and a network of support with like minded women who love our country. 

Endorsement & election policy

We are like-minded women meeting since 2015 our club has volunteered over 14,300 hours for campaigns and initiatives that advance our freedom. And we have a policy of who and when our club and club presidents may endorse.


From: Vickie Froehlich, MNFRW President

To: All local club presidents

"Individual members can participate in any way helping Republican candidate."

"The Club as a whole and its President shall not publicly endorse any candidate for public office in contested Republican primaries, runoff elections, and special elections, and/or non-partisan elections when more than one Republican is in the race. Individual members of this organization may work for the candidate of their choice in contested Republican primaries, but not in the name of the Club or Federation."


Note: Once the Primary Election is held in August, we are expected to support ONLY those Republican Primary Winners.


So, even if a candidate is Republican-Endorsed in May, IF that person has a contested Primary in August, our Clubs & Club Presidents must wait until AFTER the August Primary."

Updated 04/2022


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The questions to which we are responding are those we have heard numerous times from clubs and
state federations.
     1. Why may we not endorse as a club?
             a. The FRW is different from many political organizations in that our membership
                 represents a broad spectrum of Republican Sisters. By not endorsing we educate our
                 membership on candidates available and on the issues and leave to them the decision
                 on who they may support financially, voluntarily, at the ballot box and in any other way
                 that express their values. Individual Club members may publicly endorse as long as they
                 do not use the name of the Federation in that endorsement. (see Endorsement Policy
                 for those members who may not endorse and when)

             b. NFRW ENDORSEMENT POLICY: Microsoft Word - Endorsement Policy.doc (

    2. Who may speak to a Federated Club during an election cycle?
             a. All Republican Candidates should be invited to speak at your club meetings to afford all
                 an equal opportunity to participate when you choose to have those running for office to
                 be heard at your club or give any information in your newsletters.
             b. If a sitting legislator is invited to speak about his or her activity in his or her respective
                 office but not about the upcoming election in which he/she may be running he/she may
                 do so. Opposing candidates do not need to be invited and are not given the microphone
                 at this time to speak about their candidacy if they choose to attend. There should be a
                 written policy given to them before or when they arrive at your meeting. This policy
                 should include they shall not speak disparagingly about another Republican candidate.
                 The legislator who is speaking must be informed that they shall not speak about their
                 upcoming election.
             c. Distinguished guests, such as elected officials may be recognized by the Chair and
                 introduced but not given the microphone.

Communist Refugees Understand

Originally published April 28, 2011, by Joseph Farah

Our group's founder, Alexandra Matyja, came to America from Communist Poland when she was child. She spoke of what living under a Communist regime was like at a Tea Party rally in 2011 and quoted author Joseph Farah in her speech. Upon learning of Alexandra's speech, Mr. Farah wrote the folllowing commentary. 

Let's face it – we all do it.

We're all a little ego-centric.

So we all create Google alerts with our own names as search terms. Right? We all want to know what other people are saying about us.

In my case, it is often not good. The Media Matters echo chamber is vast and wide. I am persuaded that George Soros is funding 75 percent of the bloggers on the Internet. If you can't find a job, I recommend criticizing me on the Internet. In no time, if you are mean enough and angry enough at me, Soros will be sending you checks. I think that's the way it works. I'm pretty sure.

Nevertheless, occasionally, even a villain like me is rewarded with a nice surprise from the Google alert machine.

I wasn't previously familiar with that publication. At first I thought it might be the student newspaper at Princeton University – which would be a most unlikely place in which to find anything flattering about a person of my character and reputation. Then I found it was a weekly newspaper for Princeton, Minnesota.

Why was my name being mentioned in Princeton, Minnesota, I wondered?

What I found was a rather lengthy account of a tea-party rally in nearby Mille Lacs, undoubtedly a suburb of Princeton.

There were accounts of what a dozen speakers had to say at the tea-party rally.

It was the very last speaker who made reference to me.

That was Alexandra Matyja of Prior Lake. Matyja lived the first 11 years of her life in Communist Poland. She discussed how workers in the socialist society put in time and went through the motions of their jobs because there was no reward for excellence or high achievement. She discussed how her family would stand in food lines for hours, often to find out supplies of meat or other items had run out. She discussed the type of housing she lived in – few with their own bathrooms and no opportunity for daily showers.

Matyja was thus blessed to come to America and discover a much higher standard of living.

"This allows us to live fuller and more fun-filled lives," she said. "And that is why I love America."

But this refugee from Communism also recognizes a dark cloud rolling over her beloved America. She recognizes that cloud because she has seen it before. She has lived under it before. She fears the American Dream is turning into a nightmare.

She sees the breakdown in "anything goes" morality overtaking America. She sees the breakdown in seeking "instant gratification." She sees the breakdown in the increase in "irresponsibility and disrespect for common decency."

"What would have been considered shameful even a decade ago is very normal today," she said. "It seems more and more people want something for nothing. I see laziness and mediocrity being rewarded while achievement and success are being ignored, or worse, punished. Political correctness has been turned into a curse which divides the American people and intimidates those who still hold on to common sense and honorable principles. It is like a dark veil over our eyes, preventing us from seeing clearly and deciding rationally."

Matyja called the country's court system a "joke." She sees socialism being pushed on America in many ways. She sees little resemblance between today's America and the one she emigrated to in 1963.

This woman sounds like my kind of gal. How about you?

Imagine how it tickled my heart to learn where she got her inspiration.

"Quoting an excerpt from the book by Joseph Farah titled 'Taking America Back,' Matyja said that people should read and study the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, 'and understand the American concept of freedom – a truly revolutionary idea. And fight for it. Don't be intimidated by the conventional wisdom of the day. Be smart. Be right. Know your facts. Know the truth.'"

Isn't it amazing how clearly someone who has lived through the nightmare of Communism can recognize the dark and sinister forces at work in America today?

Communist refugees understand.

They've been there. Done that.

But to where do we flee when the lights of freedom are extinguished in America?

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