CWA of Kansas Speaks Out Concerning the Selective Service Drafting Women

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Sen. Moran Agrees to Sign Sen. Sasse’s Letter Requesting a Study

Early Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) held the 104th of his promised 105 Listening Tours.  I attended as your CWA of Kansas State Director and publicly requested that Sen. Moran sign the letter from Sen. Benjamin Sasse (R-Nebraska) to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) that calls for approval of the House language which calls for a study of the draft and not the Senate language which would require women to register for the Selective Service.

The letter in part says, “As you know, the Senate-passed bill includes language that would, for the first time, require women to register for the Selective Service. We believe it is better to refrain from this expansion and to instead, task an independent commission to study the purpose and utility of the Selective Service System, specifically determining whether the current system is unneeded, if it is sufficient, or if it needs an expanded pool of potential draftees.”

The National Office of Concerned Women for America has been aggressive on this issue on Capitol Hill, so I thought it was important that I assist in any way I could while Moran was in the state.

The senator very graciously agreed to sign the letter as soon as he returns to Washington, D.C.  Some of the people attending the tour were curious about the letter, and I was able to explain it. Afterwards Sen. Moran’s staff interviewed me talking about how pleased we are that Sen. Moran would be signing the letter.  They said the video will be posted on Sen. Moran’s Facebook page in the near future.  If so I will be sure to link to it from the CWA of Kansas site.

Please pray for those who cannot understand why it is so important to families that women not have to register for the Selective Service.  Pray also for the signers as they are using a common sense approach to protect women while at the same time not hindering those who desire to be in the different branches of the Service.  They are simply asking for a study that was talked about, but never accomplished.

Please take action:

  1. Contact Sen. Jerry Moran and thank him.  Tell him that you heard about the letter through Concerned Women for America of Kansas.  You may contact him by phone or e-mail.
  2. Pass this information along to family and friends.  Encourage them to pray and take action.
  3. Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas by mailing a check and sending it to the address below.  Or, donate now by clicking on the “DONATE TO MY STATE” button on our website.

God bless you for all you do.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, Kansas 66608
ks.cwfa.org
director@kansas.cwfa.org
785-260-5659

For America (Day 60)

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Make haste, O God, to deliver us –
Our hope, our way, our strength.
Let those who hate Your truth be put to shame.
Let them grow weary and tired of their scheming thoughts.

Let Your children rejoice in the land
As they see your judgments upheld.
May Your people lift Your name on high,
Proudly proclaiming Your Gospel.

Let the glad tidings of great joy sound in the streets once again;
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.
For You Live. You live. You Live!
He Who was, still is, and will be forevermore.

Make haste, O Lord, to renew us.
Revive us again.
May those who put their trust in You
Rejoice and be glad in You.

Let us proclaim today as the day of Salvation,
While there is still time.
May we surrender our self at the altar of joy;
Your joy, our joy. Your peace, our peace.

We are but little children, O God, make haste!
Come to our rescue.
Let your loving discipline be on us as a sweet balm,
Healing our hearts and minds.

Healing our land.
Our appeal is to Heaven,
To the Hope of our Salvation,
To the Almighty, ruler of all.

To Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
In whose name we live,
And pray,
Amen.


Click here for more prayers from our For America Prayer Journal.

As Election Day Approaches – See What Each Party Platform Stands For

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Dear CWA of Kansas Friend,

 As Election Day approaches, do you have questions?  How will you decide?

Did you know that the 2016 Republican National Party platform says this on Page 24: “We respect the states’ authority and flexibility to exclude abortion providers from federal programs such as Medicaid and other health care and family planning programs so long as they continue to perform or refer for elective abortions or sell the body parts of aborted children.

Did you know that the 2016 Democratic National Party platform says this on Page 34: “We will fight Republican efforts to roll back the clock on women’s health and reproductive rights, and stand up for Planned Parenthood.”

Did you know that the 2016 Democratic National Party platform says this on Page 46: “Democrats believe that LBGT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love.

Did you know that the 2016 Republican National Party platform says this on Page 31: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society.

No?  Then you need to read CWA’s 2016 Party Platform Comparison.  Fourteen issues are compared: Sanctity of Life; Gender; Education; Freedom of Religion; National Sovereignty; Israel; Military; Immigration; Gun Control; Health Care; Fiscal Responsibility; Environment; Criminal Justice and Anti-Trafficking; and Election and Campaign Laws.  You and your friends should see first-hand the differences in the beliefs of each party before you vote.  Excerpts from 58 pages of Republican beliefs and 51 pages of Democratic beliefs have been condensed to seven to give you a glimpse of the heart of the two parties.

You can access this today on our website under “2016 Party Platform Comparison is Now Available!”

Please first and foremost pray.  Pray for our great state and country.  May the Christians earnestly seek the Lord before November 8.

Please take action today.

  1. Ask your church if you can hand them out as people exit the sanctuary. Or, put them on an information table.  Yes, it is legal for churches to distribute this.  It will not affect their tax status because it presents information from both parties in a nonpartisan way.  After getting approval, contact us to let us know how many you would like.
  1. Donate to Concerned Women for America of Kansas. Your gift will help put this comparison in the hands of hundreds of voters before November 8.  Your gift in any amount will educate the electorate.  Please send your tax-deductible donations to the address below, or, donate online through our website now!  Simply click on “DONATE TO YOUR STATE.”

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.

Blessings!

Barbara Saldivar

State Director
Concerned Women for America of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, Kansas 66608
ks.cwfa.org
director@kansas.cwfa.org
785-260-5659

The People v. Obama’s Transgender Mandate

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Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 12.38.35 PMUsing government force to bring about liberal policies at any cost seems to be one of President Obama’s favorite past times.  One of his latest moves has been to try to force schools, under the threat of losing vital government funding, to open their restrooms so that transgender students and school workers can use the bathroom, locker room, shower, or overnight facility of their choice. Read More

As Election Day Approaches – See What Each Party Platform Stands For

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As Election Day approaches, do you have questions?  Do you need more information to become an informed voter?

CWA has prepared a 2016 Party Platform Comparison. The fourteen issues compared are: Sanctity of Life; Gender; Education; Freedom of Religion; National Sovereignty; Israel; Military; Immigration; Gun Control; Health Care; Fiscal Responsibility; Environment; Criminal Justice and Anti-Trafficking; and Election and Campaign Laws.

Access this document today on our website under 2016 Party Platform Comparison. Print out as many copies as you need using 8 ½ x 14 inch paper.  Print double sided and fold. Or respond e-mail us to request printed copies.

Here’s just one example of the differences between the Parties on the issue of LIFE:

2016 Republican National Party Platform, page 24: “We respect the states’ authority and flexibility to exclude abortion providers from federal programs such as Medicaid and other health care and family planning programs so long as they continue to perform or refer for elective abortions or sell the body parts of aborted children.

2016 Democrat National Party Platform, page 34: “We will fight Republican efforts to roll back the clock on women’s health and reproductive rights, and stand up for Planned Parenthood.”

Early voting begins September 23!  Please, first and foremost pray. Pray for our great state and country.  May all Christians earnestly seek the Lord before November 8!

Be sure to take action today!

  1. Ask your church if you can hand out copies or make available the 2016 Party Platform Comparison. (Yes, it is legal for churches to distribute. It will not affect a church’s tax status because it presents information from both parties in a nonpartisan way.) After gaining approval, print your own copies or e-mail me to receive the number of copies needed.
  2. Donate to Concerned Women for America of South Dakota. Your gift, in any amount, will put this comparison in the hands of hundreds of voters before November 8, thereby educating the electorate. Please send your tax-deductible donations to the address below, or donate online through our website now! Simply click on “DONATE TO YOUR STATE.”

Blessings,

Linda Schauer
State Director
P.O. Box 343
Leola, SD 57456
(605) 380-6914
director@southdakota.cwfa.org
sd.cwfa.org

PRESS RELEASE: CWA of Louisiana Postpones Workshop in Lake Charles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Sancha N. Smith
337-308-8696
director@louisiana.cwfa.org

CWA of Louisiana Postpones Workshop
in Lake Charles

 LAKE CHARLES, LA – Due to historic flooding in south Louisiana, Concerned Women for America of Louisiana (CWA) will postpone the workshop for Christians in politics which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 24.

According to Sancha Smith, CWA of Louisiana State Director, many of the workshop speakers and participants are involved in the recovery and cleanup efforts. “We believe there is a need for this workshop, but we also believe the immediate needs of the flooding victims take priority at this time,” said Smith.

Elected officials, candidates and political leaders interested in learning more about Government by God’s Design can express their interest and get on a mailing list for the next scheduled workshop by contacting the workshop coordinator listed on the flyer available on the website at www.concernedwomen.org/state/louisiana.

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Join the Effort to Restore One Nation Under God! – 2016 Party Platform Comparison Document Included

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PlatformDoc2016 Party Platforms – to printIf you are like me, you are alarmed at the direction our country is headed.  As a mother of two and grandmother of five, I have seen first-hand the disastrous effects our culture has on our families.  It is heartbreaking, and no matter how hard you think you have worked to protect your children, the outcome can literally take the wind right out of your sails.  My righteous anger catapults me into an understanding of urgency.  Our children, grandchildren, and future generations need an army to rise up to do whatever it takes to protect them.  We have sat back for too long believing the lie that “our vote doesn’t count,” or “there is no one on the ballot I can support.”

I know many of you share in the frustration of the political parties. We have been lied to, cheated on, and abandoned.  However, if I really believe God is the author of it all, then I must take comfort in Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

I think of Saul who later became Paul.  A murderer, who intentionally sought to kill those who believed in Jesus. How on earth could God use a murderer for His good? We may not have our ideal options for leadership of this great nation, but what we do have is a God who is bigger than all of the disappointment, corruption, and culture disintegration.  We must never forget that God can take the unlikely and use them in a mighty way.  Our future generations are counting on us to rise up.  Will you join our effort to return America to One Nation under God?

We have included for you a comparison of the party platforms, 2016 Party Platform Comparison.  You can review the Republican platform outlined in red and the Democratic platform outlined in blue.  We want to urge you to take the time to look these over and pass them out to your neighbors, friends, church leaders, and anyone in your sphere of influence who could benefit from knowing the truth.

Pray:  Nehemiah 4:10 “And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, ‘Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.’  Please pray about how you can make a difference in restoring America to One Nation under God.

Action:  First, please distribute this election year resource by forwarding this e-mail and/or printing and distributing it.  Print it double-sided on 8 ½” X 14” paper and fold. Second, please give a gift of any amount to CWA of Maine and enable us to continue doing what we do, putting families first through prayer and action.  Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donation.  Please send checks to the address below or click here to donate online.

For Him!

Penny Morrell
State Director
864 Manchester Rd
Belgrade, ME  04917
me.cwfa.org
director@maine.cwfa.org

Greeting from Maine State Director, “It’s Great to Be Back!”

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Morrell 2Dear Friend,

Hello, This is Penny Morrell. I am serving once again as the Concerned Women for America of Maine (CWA) State Director following a one-year hiatus.  As I took on the position again this year (no one really retires, right!), things were in full swing and haven’t slowed down since.  Though things are still at high speed, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you who are new to CWA since I was last director and to say “Hello again!” to those who know me.

My involvement with CWA began after 9/11 when our country was hit by radical Muslims. It meant a lot to me that CWA was a voice for women and men alike to stand up for our great God and country. At the time, I was involved with the Jeremiah Project with Pastor Bob Emrich in Plymouth, Maine, and was office manager for the Christian Civic League of Maine part of that time.

Several issues were attacking our great State of Maine from special rights for homosexuals, to homosexual marriage, sex trafficking, Planned Parenthood law violations, gambling expansion, Common Core in education, and a host of others.

Through the years, I have had the privilege of serving side by side with Charla Bansley, the former Maine CWA state director and the others on the steering committee with the support of the more than two thousand members across the state.  Jan Pinkham is our excellent Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator, and Theresa Aiello has been a wonderful Events Coordinator.  We have worked on countless projects, legislation, get out the vote activities, events and more.  We work closely with Janet LeBlanc and support the 40 Days for Life Campaign, and we mobilized our state to vote against same-sex marriage in cooperation with other pro-family groups. We are educating the public and are part of getting Common Core repealed. I’ve traveled to Washington, D.C., several times with other CWA members for numerous rallies, lobbying and training.

As I now look towards the future of CWA of Maine, I am excited to see how God is going to use all of us through this ministry.  CWA of Maine is a strong organization due to the outstanding efforts of so many.  I plan to lead this great organization with the standard that God set from the beginning of seeking the Lord in all things with tenacity and depending on Him for guidance, strength and success.

CWA of Maine has great opportunities for involvement. We are seeking people to join with us as Prayer/Action Chapter members or perhaps consider starting a Chapter in your church or neighborhood. We would love to have you join us whether it’s through a Prayer/Action Chapter, the  Encourage-A-Legislator program, community rallies, lobbying our legislators in Augusta, lobbying our legislators in Washington, D.C., and/or other events, projects and more.  You are needed!

Together let us rely on II Chronicles 7:14 as we seek to benefit our communities, state and nation for the glory of God. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”

Blessings to you!  I hope to hear from you soon!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
director@maine.cwfa.org
me.cwfa.org