Capitol Hill Brief — Rally Tomorrow

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100 Years of Planned Parenthood is enough!

Tomorrow, from 12-2, we will hold our first human rights prayer rally in front of the new Planned Parenthood facility in Washington, D.C.

Planned Parenthood is an organization that targets minorities and emphasizes abortion as one of the best ways to help the poor.

Today we say “no more.” This will be the first in a series of events around the nation where we will fight against the dark spiritual forces that undergird this exploitative industry.

Would you unite with us in prayer that this would be the year when we finally stop funding Planned Parenthood with our tax dollars?

And if you’re close to D.C., I hope to meet you there!


Help defund Planned Parenthood for good. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org and take our brief survey so I can show Congress that millions of Americans value life.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Thank You and Merry Christmas from CWA of North Dakota

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Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year from Concerned Women for America of North Dakota!  Although the humanistic world strives to silence the message of God’s love and redemption, the light of truth and hope cannot be extinguished!  The light of Christ shines for eternity because of the amazing gift we have been given!  “For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Thank you for joining with CWA of North Dakota in our efforts. Throughout the year I have been regularly reminded of your faithfulness to defend America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and Biblical values in public policy. Thank you for your commitment to pray, your voice for the truth, your generosity in resources, and your votes!  You have impacted our great state and nation by your service to God, family and country. Be encouraged as we are!   Because of you, we have been able to take a stand for the unborn and against Planned Parenthood, for the privacy of women and children in restrooms, against Common Core, and much more.

We rejoice that state-wide North Dakota citizens went to the polls in support of prolife legislators.  You may have heard former CWA State Director, Janne Myrdal was elected State Senator!  We thank God for His favor of leaders that support the sanctity of life.

In a recent news release from Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, CEO and President Penny Young Nance congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, calling the election historic for reasons other than those predicted by the polls and media:

“As women of faith, mostly Evangelical, we voted based not on gender or personality but in defense of the Supreme Court, the sanctity of life, religious freedom, national security, and economic freedom.

“We believe in the power of prayer, and I believe we saw the fruit of those prayers last night. But now our work is just beginning, and you can trust we will continue to be on our knees before our Creator for the future of our nation. We must work hard to champion the issues that brought us out to the polls.”

We are grateful to have received notes of encouragement from members, like:

“Thank you for speaking out for the precious unborn babies – so needed in our community and the world.”

“Just a note to thank you for your involvement with Concerned Women for America and for your recent article in the Grand Forks Herald. God bless you in all you do!”

Please continue to pray for and partner with us.

  • We are in need of more Prayer/Action Chapters.  Want information on what it would be like to lead a Chapter?  Please contact us.
  • Are you an encourager? We are looking for volunteers who are willing to pray for a state legislator on a regular basis and send him/her a postcard once a week during the 2017 legislative session (January through April). Our legislators need our prayers and encouragement. We provide the postcards. Contact us if you would like to be a part of this group!
  • Are you on our e-alert list? If not, please contact us today and ask to be put on our e-alert list to stay updated on projects, events and legislative matters in need of your prayers and action.
  • Partner with CWA of North Dakota through your financial support. Because CWA of ND is run by volunteers, all donations go straight to the work at hand.  You can donate online or send a check to CWA of North Dakota to the address below. When you give to the state, all funds are used in the state. When you give to CWA National, all funds are used on a national level.

It is our prayer in the New Year that God’s wisdom will rule and that the name of the Lord will be praised by the Church body and all who serve the people of this state and our nation.  We remain committed to prayer as we move forward.  For we know we can do nothing apart from God, and it is only through Him that we will be able to triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.

Rejoice!  May you and your family have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year!

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
P.O. Box 213
Park River, ND 5827

Capitol Hill Brief — Stop Targeting Minorities

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Minority women do need access to quality health care.  But abortion is not health care.  And that is Planned Parenthood’s focus.

Annual abortions to African-Americans and Hispanics account for 55.4% of all abortions reported by race.  That number is very troubling considering the fact that black and Hispanic women comprise only 29% of the total U.S. population.

Big Abortion’s targeting of minority communities must be stopped today!

I refuse to believe that the best way to help poor minority women who are pregnant is to tell them the only way to better themselves is to abort their babies.  We need to support them and their babies through community health centers whose revenue is not through abortion.


Help defund Planned Parenthood for good. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org and take our brief survey so I can show Congress that millions of Americans value life.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station

CWA of Georgia’s 2017 Legislative Priorities, Targeted Bills List and Voting Scorecard

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The 2017 Georgia legislative session begins Monday, January 9, and you can depend on CWA of Georgia to actively represent you at the State Capitol in Atlanta.  We have made it easy for you to track the progress of bills involving our 2017 legislative priorities that are aligned to CWA’s Seven Core Issues.

  • 2017 Legislative Priorities
  • 2017 Targeted Bill List (coming soon)
  • 2017 State Legislative Scorecard – House (coming soon)
  • 2017 State Legislative Scorecard – Senate (coming soon)

The targeted bill list and legislative scorecard will be updated regularly to include action items, links to committee and floor votes, and talking points to help you lobby from your kitchen table or laptop! In addition, we will provide specific ways to pray for pending legislation.

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NDAA Female Draft Provision Removed

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – As of Tuesday evening, the final conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has dropped the provision forcing women to register for the draft. Instead, there will be a study reviewing the Selective Service. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America recognized the significance and consequences of this drastic change in longstanding military policy. We immediately activated our grassroots and built a coalition to protect America’s daughters and ensure military readiness. I am grateful the NDAA conferees put America’s national security above the push for social engineering.

“In the age of political correctness, it is refreshing to see our nation’s leaders prioritize the interests of Americans, instead of caving to political pressure. Our members were instrumental in this victory. Their efforts to educate their senators and members of Congress highlighted the concerns of people across the country.

“I want to personally applaud Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) for their leadership and moral courage to stand up to political correctness for the sake of our safety.

“I also want to thank the organizations and members who partnered with us in this significant victory.”

Merry Christmas Georgia (and Looking Ahead to 2017!)

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A hearty “Merry Christmas!” to you from Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia. I pray this letter finds you enjoying the blessed Christmas season as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

As we come to the end of another busy and productive year, we at CWA of Georgia want to pause and pass along some of the accomplishments and blessings of 2016 to our faithful members and supporters. We want you to know how much we appreciate your participation in our work. Your prayers are always appreciated and without them our work would not be fruitful. 

 

Legislation, Policy and Events

  • Lobbied full-time under CWA Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) as volunteers during the Georgia legislative session.
  • Lobbied under CWALAC tirelessly for the passage of a broad-based religious protections bill that was passed by the state legislature, only to be vetoed by the governor.
  • Lobbied under CWALAC against and successfully stopped a state-level casino gambling bill and a public accommodations bill (i.e., “bathroom bill”).
  • Testified under CWALAC before several House and Senate committees.
  • Partnered with several other faith-based organizations and schools to sponsor Georgia’s first Religious Freedom Day at the State Capitol.
  • Spoke at a press conference under CWALAC in response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of the religious freedom bill.
  • Participated in a press conference for Dr. Eric Walsh who was fired from a state job because of his religious beliefs.
  • Lobbied our Georgia Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. under CWALAC.
  • Attended CWA’s 100 No More Human Rights Prayer Rally in Washington, D.C.
  • Sponsored our 13th Annual Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project. Over 70 faithful members prayed for and encouraged our state lawmakers during the Georgia legislative session.
  • Met with the State School Superintendent, the State Board of Education Chairman, local school board members and local school district leadership to educate and voice opposition under CWALAC to the U.S. Department of Education directive on school bathrooms.
  • Actively opposed a private grant taken by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to develop Social-Emotional Learning standards. I met with the State School Superintendent, State Board of Education members and several state legislators to educate on the dangers of these types of standards.  Because of the pressure put on the GaDOE by CWA of Georgia members, the grant money was returned. This was an enormous victory!

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CWA Is On The Move in Georgia – Will You Join Us In 2017?
I hope you will prayerfully consider joining with CWA of Georgia in one or all of the following ways:

  • Prayer/Action Chapters – The heart of CWA is prayer and action, and we believe we will only see change in our nation when we as God’s people commit to both prayer and action. We want to grow our Prayer/Action Chapters by five in 2017. Consider starting a local Chapter where members meet monthly to pray and act on issues affecting the family and our Judeo-Christian values. Learn more about our prayer/action chapters
  • Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – 2017 will include our 14th Annual Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project. We would love to have you on our team of encouragers and ga-ealintercessors. Sign up today! Encourage a friend to do the same!
  • Encourage-A-Legislator Day at the State Capitol – Join us for our very first Encourage-A-Legislator Day at the State Capitol on February 8, 2017. Details about the event will be e-mailed to participants in the EAL project.
  • 100 No More Human Rights Prayer Rally – CWA of Georgia will host one of CWA’s 100 No More human rights national prayer rallies. In 100 years, Planned Parenthood has aborted over seven million babies. Over 30 percent of all Planned Parenthood abortions are performed on black mothers. We unite our voices and pray, “100 No More!” Details about the event will be e-mailed and posted on our state webpage (ga.cwfa.org).
  • CWA/YWA Partnership Event – We are in the planning stages of hosting our first ever event with CWA’s Young Women for America (YWA). We covet your prayers as we begin to plan this great event. Watch for more details to follow!
  • CWA of Georgia Leadership Team – To have an even greater impact in the state, CWA of Georgia is growing our state steering committee and grassroots activist team. Please pray for our state organization in this area, that the Lord will raise up like-minded women and men to help advance His kingdom values in the public policy arena. Perhaps the Lord might be moving you to get more involved with CWA of Georgia. Learn more about the positions here. Contact CWA of Georgia by phone at 770-617-1987 or email for more information on how you can get involved.
  • E-alert Response Team – Commit to faithfully praying and acting on the e-alerts we send out and forwarding them on to friends and family. Sign up today if you aren’t already on the list by e-mailing us at director@georgia.cwfa.org.

The Lord has called CWA of Georgia to be both salt and light in our state. We are working diligently in Georgia – standing for what is righteous, fighting for life and upholding faith and family.  But we cannot do this work as effectively without you.

Your generous tax-deductible year-end gift to CWA of Georgia will help us continue working on your behalf and our beautiful state. To support us financially, send your check to CWA of Georgia, PO Box 671374, Marietta, GA 30066, or donate online. You will be sowing seeds into good soil!

Please know that what you do makes a difference!  We encourage you to continue standing for righteousness with us so that Biblical values are restored to our nation. Let’s honor God and His Word!

In Christ,
Tanya Ditty
State Director

Sign Up for the 2017 Encourage-A-Legislator Program Today!

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (Timothy 2:1-4)

Because CWA believes prayer is crucial to revival and restoration of a nation, we are asking you to participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign for the 2017 Washington Legislative Session.  We are so excited to see what God is going to do in the hearts and minds of our state legislators as we pray for them each day and encourage them through our weekly postcards.

Washington has 147 legislators (49 senators and 98 representatives).  Would you commit to adopt one of them and pray for him or her daily during the ninety-day session from January until April?  And then, send your legislator a postcard weekly with a handwritten personal note.  This short note will be a Scripture verse or quote (CWA will provide this material) as an expression of appreciation for his or her service in the legislature, sharing that you are praying.  The cards are never used to lobby the legislator.

CWA has implemented this program in many states with a great blessing from God.  Legislators have responded with humble appreciation.  Will you be one of our faithful prayer warriors?  If so, we will assign a legislator to you and supply you with helpful materials.  For further information, call State Director Maureen Richardson at 425-869-1923 or email her at director@washington.cwfa.org.  Please be sure to include the following information: Name, address, phone number, email address and legislative district.  If you don’t know what legislative district you are in go to app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/ to find out.

Please consider contributing to the expense of this project by donating online or sending a check to CWA of Washington, P. O. Box 143, Woodinville, WA  98072.

CWA of Maine’s Year in Review and Christmas Wishes

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2016-christmas“So wrap our injured flesh around You. Breathe our air and walk our sod. Rob our sin and make us holy, Perfect Son of God. Welcome to our world.” ~Chris Rice

Dear faithful members and supporters,

As we come to the end of another busy year, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine thanks you for the many accomplishments and blessings of 2016.

Because of you, CWA of Maine was a voice for Biblical values throughout 2016. Via e-mail, we alerted members to state and national legislative concerns for you to pray and take action on; we covered all 185 state legislators in prayer with our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign, started a new Prayer/Action Chapter in Levant and participated in the leadership conference in Washington, D.C.  I was honored to represent you in a variety of venues.  On your behalf, I lobbied our Maine Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., concerning the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; met with a representative in state Senator Susan Collins’ (R) office in Augusta regarding a provision that would force women to register for the Selective Service, and just got word that it has been shelved, praise the Lord; I represented you as a speaker at the 40 Days for Life Kick-off Event in Augusta while the national tour bus was here, and was a guest prayer at the National Day of Prayer event at the State Capitol.  I was part of the Stop Marijuana Expansion in Maine coalition this year, and I just joined the Maine Life coalition to stop assisted-suicide which is already gearing up for the 2017 legislative session. We exhibited CWA of Maine materials at various state events, and as the November 8 election drew near we held an informational meeting on five of the referendum issues on the Maine ballot; CWA of Maine printed and distributed informational materials on the five referendum issues as well as materials concerning the differences between the Republican and Democratic platforms and led a prayer meeting in Waterville the week before the election.

We have one more event this year that you don’t want to miss if you can make a trip to our state Capitol. We will be collaborating with the National Day of Prayer and a church in Windham for Christmas carol singing at the Capitol on December 8. Go to our webpage for more information.  I hope you can make it!  Be sure to invite friends and family.

As we go forth into 2017 together, we ask you to consider the several ways you can participate in the ministry of CWA of Maine. You are needed.

  • Please regularly pray with us for CWA’s role in Maine.
  • Consider starting a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community. We would like to develop chapters across the state to educate attendees about the issues so that they will pray and take action. “Prayer/Action Chapters are the backbone of Concerned Women for America.” – Beverly LaHaye
  • Join our E-Alert Response Team. Commit to faithfully pray and act on the e-alerts we send out and forward them on to friends and family. Encourage others to sign up by e-mailing me at director@maine.cwfa.org.
  • Regularly visit our state webpage to read about our activities, projects, programs, legislative updates, and more.
  • Be an Encourager. Sign up for the 2017 Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign and minister to our state legislators with both your prayers and encouragement.  Go to our state webpage to find out more.
  • Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. Because CWA of Maine is run by volunteers, all donations go straight into the work at hand. There are two ways to contribute your tax-deductible gift. Donate online or send a check written out to CWA of Maine to the address below. When you give to the state, all funds are used in the state.  When you give to CWA National, all funds are used on a national level.

Know that your involvement, financial gifts and prayers could not be more appreciated. It is a joy to serve with you. Together we can be that steady force of prayerful people who are unwavering in our assurance that God reigns and through Him all is achieved.

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Penny Morrell
State Director
director@maine.cwfa.org
207-465-6015
864 Manchester Road
Belgrade, ME 04917
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Capitol Hill Brief — Planned Parenthood’s Founder

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Have you ever heard of Margaret Sanger?  She’s the founder of Planned Parenthood. Here she is in a 1957 interview with Mike Wallace:

[Audio Clip] Mike Wallace: Do you believe there is such a thing as sin?

[Audio Clip] Margaret Sanger: I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically, delinquents, prisoners — all sorts of things — just marked when they’re born. That, to me, is the greatest sin.

Friends, our worth does not come from our abilities, it comes from our Creator Who made us in His image.  We must stand together to reject Planned Parenthood’s distorted view of life, especially in the case of minority and disabled babies.


Help defund Planned Parenthood for good. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org and take our brief survey so I can show Congress that millions of Americans value life.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Price Appointed Secretary of HHS

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“We are pleased to hear of the naming of Congressman Tom Price from Georgia as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. By naming Dr. Price to this position, President-elect Trump is demonstrating his resolve to repeal and replace ObamaCare and work to provide real answers to healthcare problems in American.

“Congressman Price has also been a consistent pro-life vote in Congress and will be able to impact policies related to respecting the conscience rights of doctors and healthcare workers as well as be a voice to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation and reallocating those funds to support comprehensive women’s healthcare as he did during his time in Congress.”