CWA of Iowa Thanks Rep. Hanusa for the Nativity in our State Capitol

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Iowa would like to thank Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-House District16) for petitioning the Governor’s office to place a nativity in the rotunda of our beautiful Iowa State Capitol Building. She was flanked by Attorney Martin Cannon of the Thomas More Society who presented the legal underpinnings supporting the display and the American Nativity Scene Committee.

Gov. Terry Branstad received the request and directed Rep. Hanusa to the appropriate departments in which to route the request.  Gov. Branstad is literally the longest serving Governor in America’s history.  

Eagle Scout candidate Sam Molely built the manger specifically for the display.  Gov. Branstad was joined by Bishop Pates for a small ceremony to welcome the Christ Child back to the State House as Iowans joined in a traditional holiday carol which rang out beautifully in the acoustics of the majestic halls.

A few scrooges later tried to raise a ruckus, revealing their inadequate understanding of America’s foundations and the separation of church and state; but on that mid-December day, it was obvious to the Iowans that our nation was founded upon Biblical principles, not by religionists, but by Christians and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon the earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?” – John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1837


CWA of Iowa Proud to Support Sen. Grassley in 2016

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Concerned Women for America of Iowa partnered with CWA National to support Sen. Grassley in his work as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee protecting the Supreme Court of the United States from Executive overreach by holding on to the Senate’s ability to confirm or refuse nominations.

As special thanks to those of you that attended one or more of the 99 town hall meetings across the state. CWA made an impact and many of you were part of that prayerfully, physically and/or financially.

CWA State Director Tamara Scott presented petitions to the Senator at the Taylor County town hall meeting. Click here to view video.

Grassley: No hearings on Supreme Court nominee this year

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GrassleyStrackeJanae Stracke, CWA’s Communications Coordinator and a native Iowan, attended Senator Grassley’s last town hall meeting for the year in Jones County Iowa yesterday. She spoke on behalf of Concerned Women for America to support the senator and his stance to give “We the People” a voice regarding the next Supreme Court justice appointment. Our voices will be heard through the presidential election in November. She was quoted in an Iowa newspaper following the meeting:

Janae Stracke of Concerned Women for America, who was sporting an “I stand with Grassley” sticker, thanked him “wholeheartedly (because) we don’t need a Supreme Court full of judicial activists as we have been seeing.”

“We need to make sure Justice Scalia’s position is filled with a strict constitutionalist,” she said. As a millennial, Stracke said she understands the next justice will affect her and her children for years to come.

Many people who disagree with him think his decision to delay confirmation hearings “is about the next four years,” Grassley said. “But in the case of the Supreme Court, it’s about the direction of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Support Sen. Grassley at the Anti-Grassley Rally Tomorrow in Iowa City – See you there!

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Grassley StickersFellow Iowans,

Tomorrow there is going to be an “Anti-Grassley” rally held in Iowa City to blast Sen. Chuck Grassley for his courageous stance on the Supreme Court vacancy.  Sen. Grassley is doing his part to protect our freedoms by seeking to keep the Supreme Court from being full of judicial activists; will you join me in doing our part? I will be at the rally to show the media and public that I stand with Sen. Grassley and his position to withhold appointing a nominee until the next president is elected as permitted under Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

I will be at the rally proudly representing Concerned Women for America and thanking Sen. Grassley for his service. You can e-mail me if you’re interested in coming or simply show up! It would mean a lot to Sen. Grassley to have our support!

Bring your neighbors, bring your friends, bring your family!  Even if only for a little bit.

Iowa City Pedestrian Mall
325 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA  52240

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

I have a free CWA t-shirt for the first five people to contact me about attending!  In addition I will be handing out CWA stickers and “I STAND WITH GRASSLEY”/CWA stickers.

GrassleyLook for me, I will have on a CWA T-shirt.  Here is a picture of me with Sen. Grassley.  If possible, bring a sign so that it is clear that you are in the support Grassley crowd.

Oh, one more thing, CWA has hired a digital truck billboard to drive around the event with our “I STAND WITH GRASSLEY” message.  Watch for it!

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Janae Stracke, Iowa native
Communications Coordinator
Concerned Women for America


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.