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Celebrating Moms Everywhere With a Story You Won’t Believe

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angelapaxtonWe just celebrated Mother’s Day, and continue to celebrate mothers, children and families everywhere as we remember that May is National Foster Care Month. In this audio interview, Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, talks to Angela Paxton, wife of pro-life, pro-family stalwart Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) of the great state of Texas.

This story is the type that movies are made of, and as Mrs. Paxton would confirm, it could only happen through the grace of a Sovereign God. You do not want to miss it!

Support for North Carolina Governor’s Lawsuit in Response to Department of Justice Overreach

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Washington, D.C. – Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory filed suit against the Department of Justice after being ordered to drop the state’s “bathroom” law. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America wholly supports Gov. McCrory’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice. DOJ’s actions are classic federal overreach, which affects not just schools and government buildings, but also private businesses.

“Concerned Women for America strongly believes that both states and private businesses have the Constitutional freedom to oppose bathroom politics and to protect citizens.  We are not concerned with people who identify as transgender committing sexual assault but, instead, that allowing anyone to enter a restroom of their choice permits easy access for sexual offenders.

“This issue is not about bathrooms; if that were the case, the left would work for transgender use of already-in-effect “family” restrooms. “Gender identity” laws allow for more government interference and increase unnecessary lawsuits as we are already seeing in North Carolina.

“However, the biggest issue is the safety of women and children. Thirty-three percent of rape or sexual assault incidents to female victims were perpetrated on school property or in a public area such as a commercial venue. In addition, there are over 840,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. and its territories who would, under these laws, be allowed in public women’s restrooms.

“Concerned Women for America will continue to fight for the safety of the general public. We will not stand by as political correctness puts our children in harm’s way.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Statement Regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Target Stores

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) for his recent letter to the CEO of Target calling on the company to detail its plans to protect women and children from potential danger as a result of their recent change to their restroom policy. Concerned Women for America has urged its over half a million members to forego shopping at Target Stores while the open access policy is in place, and we commend the Attorney General for acknowledging that Target is placing its customers at risk in the name of “political correctness.” CWA would also urge the Attorneys General of other states to take similar action to protect the women and children of their state.

Making it unlawful for a person of the opposite gender of that which is on their birth certificate is not meant to discriminate against those who identify as transgender. It is a commonsense regulation to protect women and children. Concerned Women for America is not stating that those who identify as transgender are committing sexual assault, but, instead that these laws would allow those who would do harm to women and children to pose as transgender individuals to obtain entry into women’s restrooms. A simple Google search proves that this has already occurred in multiple public venues (most recently in Frisco, Texas — http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2016/05/girl-caught-man-recording-her-in-target-changing-room-frisco-police-say.html/).

There are over 840,000 individuals on the sex offender registry in the U.S. and its territories, who would, under Target’s new policy, be allowed in public women’s restrooms. On average, there are 293,066 victims of rape and sexual assault each year, and studies show that around 33 percent of those cases are perpetrated on school property or in a public area such a commercial venue.

Target shoppers have a reasonable expectation of privacy in public restrooms. Concerned Women for America thanks Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for taking courageous steps to ensure the protection of women and children.

 

 

We Asked. You Acted.

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The staff at Concerned Women for America (CWA) is extremely grateful that our members are not simply supporters in name but in deed. Our mailboxes were flooded with stacks of petitions expressing our members’ support for the defense of marriage and the family. Each signature represented a member who was stating that he or she still acknowledges that marriage is God-created, that it is the cornerstone of a healthy family and a strong society, and that we can protect marriage, our culture, and our families from the destructive forces of pornography and adultery.WeAsked

The picture to the left is just one of many stacks of petitions and a visible declaration that our members still believe in protecting marriage the way God defines it — no matter what today’s culture is trying to push on them. As you fight for Biblical principles in your state, let this image serve as a reminder that you are standing with half a million others who are passionate about honoring our God and working hard to protect His truth in America.

Stopping Merrick Garland Will Be a ‘Cage Match,’ ‘Most Important Battle of Our Lives’

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Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women For America, warns on Breitbart News Daily that conservatives face the most important battle of their lives in opposing Obama’s liberal Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland.

“This is a very important moment in the republic. This is why the people gave the Senate back to the Republicans. This is a check and balance in a president who’s out of control,” Nance told host Stephen K. Bannon.

To read the full transcript or listen to the interview click here.

Nominee Makes No Difference The Senate Should Hold Its Ground

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Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy organization for women, had this to say on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court:CWALAC_MediaStatement

“President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court does not change the fact that the Senate needs to continue to do the proper thing by fulfilling its role of ‘advice and consent.’ The people need to have a voice in the type of justice they want to replace Justice Scalia by electing the next president of the United States.

“This nomination will upset the balance of the Supreme Court to the radical left for many decades.  Such a seismic shift in the highest court of the land must be presented to the people.

“Our very form of government is at stake here.  Fundamental rights, like the First and Second Amendment, do not have majority support at the Supreme Court right now.  Americans should be aware of what is at stake as they select their candidate for president this November.

“Over two hundred CWA state leaders from around the country have signed a letter in full support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley’s careful approach to this vacancy. Republican leadership is living up to its sacred oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States by withholding consent from President Obama’s nominee.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Houston Voters Reject So Called Equal Rights Ordinance

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – Tuesday evening, Houston voters overwhelmingly rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO. The rejection of this ordinance protects the religious freedom of business owners and will keep people born as men from being allowed to enter women’s restrooms and vice versa. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“Social liberals should be concerned after last night’s election results. I see harbingers for 2016. Citizen’s voices are heard at the polls, and  I believe they will be heard again clearly next November.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to CWALAC’s Texas State Director, Ann Hettinger, Area Director Beverly Roberts, and area members who were influential in the grassroots movement to oppose this ordinance. Our hardworking and dedicated women will continue to fight for our religious liberties and common sense.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

China Changes One-Child Policy: Still Oppressing Women

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington D.C. – China has announced it will allow two children for every couple, as opposed to the country’s one-child policy that was put into place in the 1970s. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, said today:

“How pathetic that the authoritarian Communist regime in China thinks they deserve a pat on the back for magnanimously ‘allowing’ women to give birth to two instead of one child.  This goes to the very heart of individual liberty.

“China continues to oppress women through forced abortion and other human rights violations. Chinese data show an average of 35,000 abortions are performed per day and according to Steven Mosher, President of Population Research Institute, most of the millions of abortions carried out in China are done forcibly.

“The U.S. State Department must more forcefully press for reform in China.  However, as the U.S.’s largest creditor, we clearly come at this from a point of weakness.  The members of Concerned Women for America will continue to pray for freedom for the Chinese people.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.