Slonsky-Breault, Roseann

Former President of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW)





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ID 26
Title An oral history with Roseann Slonsky-Breault
Date 2014-10-17
OH ID OH 5465
Citation Roseann Slonsky-Breault interviewed by Rebecca Romero, October 17, 2014, Fullerton, California, Oral History #5805, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Created At 2017-07-30 19:18:06 UTC
Location Fullerton, CA
Language English
Subjects Family → Values
Family → Grandparents
Family → Marriage
Education → Higher Education
Family → Family Histories and Traditions
Recreation and Leisure → Travel
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Citizenship → Immigration
Community Organizations → California Federation of Republican Women (CRFW)
Republican Party
Women's Health → Abortion
Women's Rights → Pro-Choice
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → LGBTQ Discrimination
Citizenship → Voter Registration
Leadership → Female versus Male Leadership
Family → Parenting → Motherhood
Family → Grandparents
Health, Medicine, and Awareness → Alcoholism
Work → Gendered Work
Republican Party → Young Republicans
Colleges → University of Delaware
Work → Occupations → Fashion Industry
Work → Occupations → Teaching
War → National Defense
Republican Party → California Republican Party
Historic Events → 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Media → Social Media → Facebook
Elected Officials → Presidential → President Ronald Reagan


An oral history with, Roseann Slonsky-Breault, former president of the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW). This interview was conducted as part of the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Project and part of Dr. Natalie Fousekis’ History 493 Oral History course. Specifically, the interview discusses Slonsky-Breault’s early childhood in New Jersey; college experiences at the University of Delaware; meeting her husband and the evolution of their relationship; early influential role models; early gender messages and expectations; how she was always urged by her parents to get an education; early career in various textile shops in New York City and her transition into teaching; her initial membership with the CFRW; why the Republican Party appeals to her; tensions between Republicans and Democrats; the various goals and committees of CFRW; the role of CFRW during elections; how not all Republican women fit the stereotype; challenges she faced while president of CFRW; how she advocates for political dialogue; proud moments as CFRW president, RNC delegate, and working on Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign; goals for CFRW’s future; speculates why young people and people of color tend to avoid the Republican Party, and what could make the Party more appealing; why she believes it is important for women to be involved; provides advice for those wanting to be involved; and finally, discusses her definition of feminism.


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