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Republican Women of Clifton Launches New Year Speakers Program

The Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) launches its New Year program with two speakers: Louisiana state senator Elbert Guillory, who will talk about the "Presidential Report Card, a review of the President's Performance on National Policy," and Peggy Nienaber, Chief of Program for Faith and Action as well as President of the Capitol Hill Executive Service Club, whose topic is "Changing the hearts and minds of elected officials on Capitol Hill." The meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, and the social hour will begin at 7 p.m., when refreshments will be served. President Alice Butler-Short will open the business meeting at 7:30 p.m., after which Guillory and Nienaber will speak and answer questions.

Sen. Guillory spent 43 years as a criminal defense lawyer, and served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana Senate. He was Legislator of the Year twice in his first six years and was elected to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame for his work in law and government. In addition, Guillory worked for the state governments of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and at age 29, ran his first state agency in Maryland. He was also chosen to run cabinet level agencies for Illinois and Seattle, Wash. Before working in state governments, Guillory was active in the Civil Rights Movement during the late 1950s and then joined the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He finished college while in the Navy and was accepted into several of the nation’s top law schools. Guillory graduated from Rutgers Law School and then taught there.

Nienaber currently serves as the Chief of Program for Faith and Action in the nation's capital overseeing the Ministry's program and events that focus on building strong alliances on Capitol Hill. She also serves as President of the Capitol Hill Executive Service Club, a club of executives that meet weekly in the US Capitol. Nienaber has been actively involved with Pro-Life, Pro-Family and Religious Freedom issues for more than 24 years working formerly as a special assistant to celebrity Art Linkletter and legendary singer Pat Boone promoting senior issues. She was involved in grassroots efforts that lead to the confirmation of two U.S. Supreme Court Justices and the election of many Members of Congress, and the passing of many bills in Congress. Also, Nienaber was an NGO Liaison for the United Nations in New York and participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, World Congress of Families in Poland, and was involved in changing opinions and the resolutions passed by the United Nations.

Guests will be asked for a $5 donation at the door for TAPS - the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of our Fallen Heroes.

The Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) is the fastest growing Republican Women’s club in Northern Virginia and comprises conservative women from Clifton, Centreville, Fairfax Station, Fairfax, Lorton, and surrounding areas. Formed in the fall of 2006 and welcomed with much support, the RWC has grown exponentially in a few short years. The club holds monthly meetings with interesting speakers, participates in elections, and holds special events. For more information, visit http://cliftongop.com/.