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Goose Lake CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Celebrates Our Nation’s Independence Day as Well as Our Dependence on God

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Goose Lake ChapterThe Goose Lake CWA chapter has been active now for three years under the faithful leadership of Christine Briegel.  The group gathers regularly to act and pray for their families, state and nation.  This month they had a lovely gathering to celebrate our countries independence as a nation and gave thanks for their daily dependence on God and His salvation.

In addition to the chapter Christine leads in Goose Lake, which is in Clinton county, she also leads a chapter in Scott and Muscatine counties.

Do you live in any of these areas?  Would you like to get involved in one of these CWA chapters, or one in your area?  Contact State Director Tamara Scott today!

Sen. Chuck Grassley Needs Our Continued Support!

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If you haven’t already, please sign our petition to support Sen. Grassley in his efforts to assure judicial integrity for the next generation.

To Sen. Chuck Grassley:

As a partner with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, I support you as you fulfill your role as outlined under Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, and withhold consent from President Obama’s appointment of liberal judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Through your conservative leadership, you will protect the Supreme Court from liberal influence and the very real threat that it is to our democracy. You will assure judicial integrity for the next generation.

By my signature below, I pledge to support you and the other members of the Senate as you stand firm for conservative justice and the future of our nation!

Click here to sign.  Then, encourage others to do the same.

Thank you!

Pro-life Groups Deliver SCOTUS Petitions to Sen. Grassley

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“On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, representatives from Concerned Women for America, Iowa Right to Life, and Susan B. Anthony List delivered nearly 4,000 petitions from Iowa pro-life activists to Senator Chuck Grassley’s Des Moines office, urging him to maintain his strong resolve to let the people have a say in the Supreme Court vacancy following Justice Scalia’s death.” View video coverage of WHO-HD 13.

Reminder: Sen. Grassley Needs Our Support on This Thursday and Friday in Bedford, Mount Ayr and Leon

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Our Senator, Charles Grassley is under vicious attacks by the progressive Left.  They have actually pledged millions of dollars to go specifically after Sen. Grassley as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The reason is simple: the future of the Supreme Court of the United States is at stake.  They want to tilt the balance decidedly to the left by replacing Justice Antonin Scalia before President Obama leaves office.

But Sen. Grassley is standing strong against this court packing scheme at such a late hour and has pledged to give the people a voice on the type of justice they want through their vote for President this November.

The choice is simple, do we want a judge that, as Justice Scalia, abides by the text of the Constitution or one who believes in a “living, breathing” Constitution that they can manipulate at will.

Sen. Grassley is withstanding these attacks admirably.  But he needs our support!

It is extremely important that we have people who support him attend his upcoming town hall meetings.

Just today the radical MoveOn.org is planning a big press conference in Iowa to announce their multi-million dollar campaign against our senator.  Let’s show these outsiders that we Iowans are engaged and refuse to be manipulated by phony leftist tactics.

Sheer numbers can be very encouraging for Grassley and intimidating for would-be troublemakers.  So please do everything you can to attend at least one of these meetings.  It is crucial that America not be turned over to a liberal, overreaching Supreme Court.

Please look at the list of upcoming meetings and try to attend.  If you know of someone in that area of the state who might be able to attend, please call them or e-mail them directly rather than simply forwarding this request.  I’m asking you to help DRIVE turnout.  If you are interested in carpooling from the DSM area, please let me know.

Thursday, May 5, Taylor County, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Taylor County Farm Bureau, Meeting Room, 607 Pollock Boulevard, Bedford

Friday, May 6, Ringgold County, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 West Madison Street, Mount Ayr

Friday, May 6, Decatur County, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Decatur County – Leon Community Center, 203 NE 2nd Street, Leon

SCOTUS belongs to “We the People,” not the President.  We need to thank Sen. Grassley for his willingness to stand against all of the pressure being thrown at him during his election year when some might falter.  We need to commend him for protecting us in this Constitutional process.    

For more on this check out my op-ed “Grassley pursues right course on Supreme Court vacancy” on the Sioux City Journal.

 

Let’s stand with Grassley who is standing up for us.

Blessings,

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowa
515-577-4985
director@iowa.cwfa.org
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Iowa Grassroots Stands with Grassley on SCOTUS Stand

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jangrassleysmDes Moines, IA – Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Iowa, the state chapter of CWA, the largest public policy organization for women in the country, is proud to be joining Iowa Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List later today to present thousands of petitions signed by our members, thanking Sen. Charles Grassley for his courageous stance on how to fill the current vacancy at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tamara Scott, CWA of Iowa State Director, said:

Sen. Grassley is living up to that solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution” when he stands against President Obama’s haste to confirm a third Supreme Court justice. He acts in the best interest of Iowans and of all the people when he gives us a voice on this important issue as we go to the polls this next election.

All the issues we care about are in the balance. From religious liberty to the sanctity of life to marriage to the right to keep and bear arms; we must stand for the Constitution, or we will have none.

CWA President Penny Nance had this to say:

Truth is we wouldn’t be in this position if we didn’t have a Supreme Court continually going beyond the law to force its policy preferences on us through judicial fiat and a Chief Executive who insists on ignoring constitutional limits through his abuse of executive power. Sen. Grassley and the Senate are wise to push back on this clear violation of the fundamental principles of the separation of powers.

That structure – that separation— is what guards our liberties. It was the Founder’s mechanism to fight the tyrannous rule from which they sought independence. That is the essence of the fight Sen. Grassley is engaged in today. And the thousands of members of Concerned Women for America are proud to stand with him.

For an interview with Tamara Scott or Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.

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Sen. Grassley Needs Your Support on May 5 and 6 in Bedford, Mount Ayr and Leon

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Greetings CWA members and friends,

Sen. Grassley’s office has contacted Concerned Women for America and asked if we might be able to help raise awareness and support Grassley’s protection of the Supreme Court nominee process.

They would love it if we were able to turn out folks to his upcoming town hall meetings in S/SW Iowa.  Apparently, liberal groups are working to have people pressure him into accepting Obama’s nominee rather than upholding the Constitution and keeping advice and consent in the Senate’s control.

It would be very helpful if we could have people attend his meetings and support Grassley, even if they said nothing.  Sheer numbers can be very encouraging for Grassley and intimidating for would-be troublemakers.  It is crucial that America not be turned over to a liberal, overreaching Supreme Court.

Please look at the list of upcoming meetings and try to attend.  If you know of someone in that area of the state who might be able to attend, please call them or e-mail them directly rather than simply forwarding this request.  I’m asking you to help DRIVE turnout.  If you are interested in carpooling from the DSM area, please let me know.

Thursday, May 5, Taylor County, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Taylor County Farm Bureau, Meeting Room, 607 Pollock Boulevard, Bedford

Friday, May 6, Ringgold County, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 West Madison Street, Mount Ayr

Friday, May 6, Decatur County, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Decatur County – Leon Community Center, 203 NE 2nd Street, Leon

SCOTUS belongs to “We the People,” not the President.  We need to thank Sen. Grassley for his willingness to stand against all of the pressure being thrown at him during his election year when some might falter.  We need to commend him for protecting us in this Constitutional process.    

Also, I have submitted a letter to the editor supporting Sen. Grassley.  If you or someone you know might be willing to pen, or sign an op-ed letter which we can help draft on this subject, please let me know.

Let’s stand with Grassley who is standing up for us.

Blessings,

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowa
515-577-4985
director@iowa.cwfa.org

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URGENT: Support Sen. Chuck Grassley on March 28 & 29!
Ocheyedan – Rock Rapids – Orange City

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“This is the greatest battle we may fight in our lifetime!” – Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance

Now is the time to show up and support and thank Sen. Grassley!

As the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley has committed to standing against any judicial nominee until the next president is in office.

Let the people decide. At this crucial moment in our history, “We the people” should have a voice in what type of justice is appointed to the Supreme Court next. It is the place of the Senate to advise and consent.

“No one disputes the president’s authority to nominate a successor to Scalia, but as inconvenient as it may be for this president, Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution grants the Senate the power to provide, or as the case may be, withhold its consent …”- Sen. Chuck Grassley

Monday, March 28 – 2:15-3:15 Central Time
Ocheyedan Senior Center

Monday, March 28 – 4:15-5:15 Central Time
Rock Rapids Public Library

Tuesday, March 29   8:45-9:45 Central time
North Western College (Orange City)  (Vogel Community Room)

Now is the time to support and thank Sen. Grassley!

 

A Primary View from Iowa

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IMG_5519As an Iowa native, presidential elections are nothing new to me. Growing up, it meant nothing but political mailers, commercials, and phone calls for about 18 months. My parents would have my siblings and I answer the phone to screen calls for them or they would never have been productive. It wasn’t unusual to get 15+ political phone calls in one day. My parents, like many other Iowans, weren’t annoyed by the commercials and weren’t screening their phone calls because they didn’t care about the election or America, but simply because they didn’t have time to worry about it until the vote actually rolled around.

This is why I believe this last debate in Des Moines, Iowa, was especially important. The caucuses are tonight, and Thursday was an opportunity for Iowans to tune in and hear what D.C. has been listening to for months.

I have watched every debate and had the privilege of attending Thursday’s debate with my parents in Des Moines. After spending the weekend in Iowa and discussing the candidates with multiple people, I’m getting the same consensus from many of them. We like our options, but we can’t decide.

Unlike any other election I can remember, we have a field with multiple candidates who profess faith in Jesus Christ.

For evangelicals in particular, this makes voting both encouraging and difficult. It’s encouraging that so many men of God are pursuing leadership for our country, but difficult because we can only pick one nominee and we do not want to split the vote. For many, it’s easy to say who we do NOT want as our nominee, but much more difficult to say who we DO want.

I cannot tell you who to vote for, but I can tell you how I am approaching tonight’s Iowa caucus.

Although there are several candidates I would support, it has come down to two for me. So as I enter tonight’s caucus I will be praying for wisdom and discernment for myself, those around me, and all caucus-goers across Iowa. Because of where our country currently is and the options we have for our future, I don’t think we have anything to lose unless we divide ourselves and split the vote. It is important for conservative voters to rally behind a single candidate and be confident in our choice. I believe in a sovereign God, and I believe in the power of prayer. So tonight, let’s not only practice our right to vote, but our right to pray. Prayer and voting are both vital aspects of this election; without one or the other, we are sure to lose what we hold dear.