Public Issues

Civic and social responsibilities are key components in our lives.

Public Issues is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement. This program focuses on the following areas:

Citizenship

  • Educate club members and local communities on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
  • Use resources, including GFWC Resolutions, to increase patriotism, pride in heritage, and active community involvement
  • Encourage active involvement in issues that affect the world around you

Veterans Affairs

  • Educate club members and local communities on needs of military families
    Advocate for legislation that supports active and veteran military personnel and their families
    Support military personnel and veterans returning to community living

Emergency Preparedness

  • Educate club members and local communities on disaster readiness, recovery, and relief
  • Work with law enforcement agencies and first responders to increase public awareness
  • Develop community programs and coalitions to address disaster recovery and relief

Safety

  • Educate club members and local communities on home, road, and Internet safety
  • Provide programs, tools, and training
  • Create safer homes and communities through awareness

Did You Know…
In 1919, under the direction of the YMCA, GFWC created the Overseas Service Unit and sent 100 young women to Europe to assist wounded soldiers in the aftermath of World War I.

Areas of Focus

  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Haven
  • Sherriff's Ranch
  • Bags for the Troops
  • Fisher House
  • Search Dog Foundation
  • Voting/Legislation
  • Supporting Poll Workers
  • Honor Flight

Partnerships

  • Boley Center
  • Sew Much Comfort
  • Fisher House
  • East Lake Fire Rescue
  • Honor Flight of West Florida