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Join CWA of Hawaii’s Encourage-A-Legislator Project!

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“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  I Timothy 2:1-2

We are setting up our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project for this coming state legislative session once again. Our prayer is that those who took part last year will be willing and eager to do it again this year and that we will have many new encouragers as well.

If you have not participated in our EAL Project in the past, know that this Project is focused solely on prayer and encouragement to our state legislators.  Participants simply pray for an assigned legislator every day of the legislative session and send a postcard once a week to their assigned legislator with encouraging words letting them know that they are being prayed for each day. The 2016 legislative session goes from January 20 to the end of April or beginning of May.  This is not a lobbying effort but a ministry to the legislators.  Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, democrat, republican, independent or other, they are in desperate need of prayer.  This 2016 legislative session, CWA of Hawaii plans to deliver those prayers.

Once signed up, participants receive a packet with the name and biography of their assigned legislator, one EAL postcard for every week of the legislative session, suggestions to write on the postcard (optional) and the dates on which to send the postcards.

Seen or unseen, prayer always has a significant impact. Year after year we receive letters of appreciation from the legislators expressing their gratitude for the many postcards of prayer and encouragement.  They often communicate how they need and want to be upheld in prayer as they serve the people of Hawaii.

Sign up today by e-mailing me at director@hawaii.cwfa.org or give me a call at 808-965-9834.  I will need your name, address, phone number and how many legislators you would like to encourage.

Click here for flyer.  Print and distribute freely.

Please forward this on to friends and family who you think may be interested in participating.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Praying along with you,

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
808-965-9834
director@hawaii.cwfa.org
http://hi.cwfa.org

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be voted on next week! Call your Senators TODAY!

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Friends, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1553, is up for a vote early next week. If passed, this important piece of legislation would protect the most vulnerable human beings at 20 weeks, a point in development when they are able to feel the excruciating pain of late-term abortion.

Please call your Hawaii senators as well as the senators on our target list below and urge them to support S. 1553, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Sen. Hirono (D-Hawaii): (202) 224-6361
Sen. Schatz (D-Hawaii): (202) 224-3934

Target list:
Sen. Donnelly (D-Indiana): (202) 224-4814
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania): (202) 224-6324
Sen. Murkowski (R-Alaska): (202) 224-6665
Sen. Gardner (R-Colorado): (202) 224-5941
Sen. Kirk (R-Illinois): (202) 224-2854
Sen. Collins (R-Maine): (202) 224-2854
Sen. Heller (R-Nevada): (202) 224-2854
Sen. Capito Moore (R-West Virginia): (202) 224-6472

We need YOU to speak on behalf of the defenseless! Don’t delay, call today!

Ask Hawaii U.S. Representatives and Senators to Denounce and Defund Planned Parenthood – Gabbard, Hirono, Takai and Schatz

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It has come to my attention that three of the Members of Congress who we sent to represent us in Washington, D.C., have monetarily benefited from the killing of unborn children and the selling of their parts.  Sen. Bryan Schatz (D-Hawaii), Rep. Mark Takai (D-District 1), and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-District 2) in their last election received money or had money spent on their behalf by Planned Parenthood, the abortion goliath.  Though there isn’t anything to be found yet that shows that Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) has benefited, she has clearly stood by Planned parenthood during their crisis through twitter and legislatively.

Yet another undercover video about the grizzly dealings of Planned Parenthood came out today.  Click here to view all videos released by The Center for Medical Progress.

In light of the plethora of information condemning Planned Parenthood, it only stands to reason that all our Hawaii U.S. legislators should denounce Planned Parenthood and vote to defund.

Sen. Schatz, Sen. Hirono, Rep. Gabbard, and Rep. Takai, are all back in Hawaii for recess now and will be returning to the Capitol after Labor Day.  Now is the time to reach them here at their Honolulu Offices. Please call or e-mail them and request that they denounce these heinous practices by Planned Parenthood and vote to defund them of our taxpayer dollars!

It’s time for Congress to say “Enough!” If Planned Parenthood provides any worthy services, then they should have no problem raising funds like the thousands of other charities around this nation. Plus, there are thousands of women’s health clinics around the country worthy of such funds that do not provide abortions.  Wake up America!

View CWA CEO and President Penny Nance argue these points on the O’Reilly Factor.

Silence is not an option! Take action and contact your Members of Congress TODAY!

Pray: Pray Planned Parenthood will continue to be exposed for who they truly are.

Ephesians 5:11-16 tells us, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: ‘Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.’ See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

Pray the U.S. House and Senate will have the wisdom and courage to do what is right.  Pray for Sens. Schatz and Hirono and Reps. Gabbard and Takai by name.

Take Action: Contact Sen. Schatz at 808-523-2061/e-mail, Sen. Mazie Hirono at 808-522-8970/e-mail, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-District 2) at 808-286-9176/e-mail, and Rep. Takai at 808-541-2570/e-mailRespectfully request that they publicly DENOUNCE these heinous practices by Planned Parenthood and vote to DEFUND them of our taxpayer dollars!

Enough is enough! CWA of Hawaii Calls for Planned Parenthood to Be Investigated on Both a National and State Level

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Planned Parenthood betrays women and should not be receiving federal funds.  They must be investigated on both a national and state level immediately.

View what Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President, had to say at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday

Please take action:

  1.  View all three disturbing video’s click on this link.
  2. After viewing do your part by signing our petition.  We need as many signatures as possible to present to the Senate as they take up the defunding of Planned Parenthood before they break for the August recess.  We will continue to collect signatures and want to have thousands of signatures to take to the Congress when they return in September.
  3. IMMEDIATELY – Contact Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) at 202-224-6361 or e-mail her. Contact Sen. Bryan Schatz (D-Hawaii) at (202)334-3934 or e-mail him.  The Senate is scheduled to address the defunding of Planned Parenthood before they leave for the summer break, as early as this Monday.   Ask for a congressional investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.
  4. Your Members of Congress may be holding town hall meetings while they are in the state during the August recess.  Attend those meetings and respectfully ask them for a congressional investigation and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.  Ask them where they stand on this issue.
  5. Contact Gov. David Ige  at 808-586-0034 or e-mail him.  Ask him to investigate the two Planned Parenthood facilities within Hawaii  immediately due to recent developments.  In addition ask him to return funds received for his PAC from Planned Parenthood.
  6. Also, contact your local State Representative and State Senator and ask them to ask for an investigation into Planned Parenthood as well.  If you don’t know who they are click here and enter your street name in the upper right hand corner.

Please pray:  Ask the Lord to give those who end up investigating both on a national level and a state level the wisdom to discover the truth and the courage to speak it. Pray the pressure on Gov. Ige intensifies and that he does the right thing.

 Enough is enough!

Join CWA of Hawaii at the #WomenBetrayed Rally at Planned Parenthood – Honolulu – Tuesday, July 28, at 12 Noon

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Planned Parenthood
1350 S. King St., Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96814

In the last week, two undercover videos were released revealing that Planned Parenthood has been selling fetal organs from aborted babies. View first video.  View second video. In response to the outcry to defund Planned Parenthood since the release of the videos, Students for Life of America and other prolife organizations are launching #WomenBetrayed National Rallies across the country.

CWA of Hawaii is joining with them to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH . . . Planned Parenthood has betrayed women. This is why we will be gathering together to protest Planned Parenthood. They have betrayed women, their children and their families – and they did it all with your tax dollars.

It is time to defund Planned Parenthood!

Please make plans now to join us on Tuesday, July 28, at 12 noon for the Honolulu Rally at Planned Parenthood on King Street.

Forward this on to your church, friends, family, etc. Strongly encourage them to attend.

Have you contacted Hawaii congressional members and our governor concerning this issue yet? View our last two alerts on this issue on this issue and make your voice heard today.

CWA of Hawaii SPEAKS OUT Against the Selling of Baby Body Parts

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It is a federal felony to traffic human body parts! This week a shocking video from an undercover investigation shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola describing how selling the body parts of aborted children is part of the Planned Parenthood business plan! View disturbing video here.

Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President, responds:

“Thirty to one hundred dollars; that’s the price Planned Parenthood appears to be profiting per dead baby. The recent video of Planned Parenthood’s senior director of Medical Services is just the latest in a laundry list of scandals, including aiding and abetting sex traffickers, giving sexual bondage instructions to children, cheating the government, sex-selection abortions, blatant racism, and the failure to report the molestation and rape of minors.

“There appears to be no depths to which this organization won’t stoop for money. When will the federal government wake up and follow the lead of the ten courageous governors who have cut funding to Planned Parenthood?

It’s time for Congress to say ‘Enough!’ If Planned Parenthood provides any worthy services, then they should have no problem raising funds like the thousands of other charities around this nation. Wake up America!”

Silence is not an option! Take action and pray on behalf of unborn babies!

Take Action:
Contact Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) (202-224-6361/e-mail), Sen. Bryan Schatz (D-Hawaii) (202-224-3934/e-mail) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-District 2) (202-225-4906/e-mail) Ask for a congressional investigation and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Pray: 2 Timothy says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We are reminded that it isn’t easy. 2 Corinthians 4:6-9 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” We should not fear man. Man cannot take our soul. We need to take heart during these times. Have courage. Put on the full armor of God and speak boldly as we speak. And having done all stand.

Dear Heavenly Father, the God of all creation, forgive us our trespasses. We will no longer be silent. Boldly we speak the truth in love, knowing that Jesus is the victory. Break the hearts of our leaders for what breaks Yours. Destroy the walls of deception and shine the light on the evilness of abortion. As we serve You our Risen Savior, we call on the surpassing power that is from You, not us.

Silence is not an option.

University of Hawaii Recruits Minors to Abort Babies in Name of ‘Scientific’ Research

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University of Hawaii Recruits Minors to Abort Babies in Name of ‘Scientific’ Research

Please support the opposition to abortion research here in Hawaii by attending a rally on the University of Hawaii Campus in Manoa. This is currently an ongoing research project, and it needs to be stopped right now.

This study at the University of Hawaii is seeking to abort babies at 18-24 weeks gestation, putting mothers at a high risk of complications and even death. They are seeking 166 volunteers between the ages of 14 and 50.

The state of Hawaii does not have any laws placing restrictions on abortion. Abortions are legal at any time and for whatever reason.

The study is currently under way at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, led by Bliss Kaneshiro and Kate Whitehouse. The center does not mention if they do abortions on their website nor does it mention they are housing this study and aborting possibly viable babies.

The University of Hawaii needs to stop this study immediately. They are recruiting children to abort their own children in late-term abortions, a very risky procedure that ends the life of at least one person. There are other ways to test the ability of a specific drug to stop hemorrhaging than taking the life of an innocent child and putting its mother at risk for possibly severe physical, mental and emotional complications.

Please Join Students for Life, CWA of Hawaii and others at the Rally on May 7, at 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on the campus of the University of Manoa. View flyer with details as well as a map of the location of the rally and parking.

The Bitter Irony of the Day of Silence

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What if I told you that pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) activists are working tirelessly to infiltrate schools and influence children across the country? What if I said activists were taunting and bullying kids in public school and shaming them regarding their religious beliefs that favor traditional marriage? Read More

CWA of Hawaii Silences the Day of Silence

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The Day of Silence, organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), takes place this year on Friday, April 17. The Day of Silence is the king of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools. It started in one university and then, like a cancer, metastasized to thousands of high schools and then into middle schools. Before long it will take place in elementary schools. Leftists know that it’s easier to indoctrinate 16-year-olds than 36-year-olds and easier still to indoctrinate 6-year-olds.

Silence the Day of Silence by participating in the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Ask your pastor to write a letter to the local schools. Click here for a sample letter.

If you have school-age children, contact your administration as soon as possible.

  1. Ask this specific question: Will you be permitting students to refuse to speak in class on the Day of Silence? If the administration either answers “Yes” or dodges the question, please keep your child or children out of school on the Day of Silence. Every absence costs districts money, and money talks.
  2. Also, politely insist that an e-mail be sent to every family informing them that the Day of Silence will be taking place in classes on April 17, that some students will be refusing to speak during instructional time, that it is organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and identifying specifically who is sponsoring it in your school. Parents have a right to know.

GLSEN promotes the Day of Silence as an “anti-bullying” effort. If it were centrally or solely about eradicating bullying, everyone — liberals and conservatives alike — would support it. But it’s not.

The Day of Silence exploits government schools, captive audiences, and anti-bullying sentiment to advance the left’s social, moral, and political beliefs and goals. GLSEN seeks to advance the belief that all public expressions of moral disapproval of homosexual activity are bullying.

GLSEN urges students to refuse to speak all day, including during academic classes, which is disruptive to instructional time. Administrators permit students to refuse to speak in class, and teachers feel compelled to create lesson plans to accommodate student refusal to speak. Teachers feel that if they don’t accommodate student refusal to speak, they will be seen as supporting the bullying of self-identified homosexual students.

The little unspoken secret is that many teachers on both sides of the political aisle hate the Day of Silence because of the distraction and disruption it creates. Unfortunately, they’re afraid to say that to their administrations because GLSEN and its ideological acolytes proclaim that opposition to the Day of Silence necessarily means endorsement of bullying. The truth is one can both oppose bullying and oppose the Day of Silence.

The homosexuality-affirming legal organizations Lambda Legal and the ACLU have both stated that students have no legal right to refuse to speak in class, so school administrations have every right to require students to participate verbally in class. And teachers have every right to require students to answer questions, give oral presentations or speeches, or participate in debates or discussions.

CWA of Hawaii has endorsed the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

A coalition of pro-family organizations is once again urging parents to keep their children home from school on the Day of Silence if their school administrations will be allowing students to politicize instructional time by refusing to speak. This is the only organized national effort to oppose any pro-homosexual activity or event in public schools.

Often times parents of freshmen learn for the first time that the Day of Silence is taking place in their school when they hear about the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out. Even parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors are uninformed. This lack of awareness happens because school administrations do not notify parents about The Day of Silence.

The absence of conservative influence within the culture on issues related to homosexuality is to some extent the fault of conservatives. Ignorance, fear, and an astounding lack of perseverance on the parts of conservatives have turned our cultural institutions — including public education — into the playground of “progressives.” Our passivity has enabled homosexual activists and their ideological allies to become social, political, and pedagogical bullies. Evidence of that is everywhere, including in schools on GLSEN’s annual April school event, the Day of Silence.

We must match — and exceed — the boldness and perseverance of the left if we hope to stop the relentless appropriation of public education for the promotion of homosexuality.

Stop the bullying! Join the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Pass this e-mail on to like-minded friends, family, your pastor, and acquaintances.

Please pray and ask the Lord to silence the voice of those that promote unhealthy lifestyles – physically, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually.

For more information, visit the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out website.

Stop the bullying!