My phone has been ringing with urgent calls from state leaders in North Carolina, pleading for help from Concerned Women for America (CWA).
These brave leaders stepped up for common sense by passing a simple, much-needed law preventing transgendered men from sharing a public restroom, locker room, or shower facility with your wife, daughter, or mother … and vice versa.
But the radical Left and the gay lobby are now up in arms, pushing America’s top companies like Apple, Google, Pepsi, and others to pull their businesses out of the state unless the bathroom law is repealed.
Make no mistake – this is corporate blackmail.
That’s why North Carolina leaders are pleading for our help … and why I am urging you to join me and send a letter to the CEOs of some of America’s top companies, telling them you support this commonsense legislation!
Please don’t delay. Act today!
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America
North Carolina has been inundated by businesses, large-scale corporations, and film-makers who neither live nor vote in North Carolina yet are expressing venomous hostility because of the recent passage of HB2. Their views are not a reflection of the majority of North Carolinians, 70 percent of whom wanted Charlotte’s ordinance repealed.
Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina businesses that have publicly supported HB2, need your support!
Please Take Action NOW!
1. If you are a North Carolina business owner, please sign up to be a part of the growing list of businesses in support of HB2 and the actions taken by Gov. McCrory and the General Assembly. Click here to be counted.
2. Send a message to the companies who are trying to intimidate Gov. McCrory and our state legislators. Click here for a list of companies who have publicly issued statements or tweets against HB2. Click on each company for their contact information. Respectfully express your disappointment over their opposition to HB2 and ask that they support HB2 for the sake of women and children.
3. Show your appreciation and support to Gov. McCrory and the General Assembly. Please let them know how much you appreciate their courage to stand for women and children’s protection and rights in the midst of great controversy.
- E-mail and call Gov. McCrory at 919-814-2000 or 919-814-2050.
- E-mail and call your legislators. Call and e-mail both your representative and senator and thank them if they voted for HB2 and respectfully express your disappointment if they did not. Click here for House votes and here for Senate. If you don’t know who your legislators are click here to find out who your specific legislators are and how to contact them.
- Call Lt. Governor Dan Forest at (919) 733-7350, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-District 26) at (919) 733-5708, House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 1111) at (919)733-3451, and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-District 104) who introduced HB2 at (919) 715-3009.
4. Attend scheduled events.
- Prayer Vigil: April 19 – Havelock at Havelock City Park – 7:00 pm. If it rains gathering will be held at Community Baptist Church, 7648 Highway 70, Newport, NC 28570. Click here for more information.
- Rally: April 25 – Raleigh at Halifax Mall located directly behind the Legislative Building – 12 Noon. Click here for more information under “Urgent Bulletin”.
5. Click here and sign the petition to stand with Gov. McCrory.
6. Show the court of public opinion that the vast majority of people support HB2. Vote NO to the Triangle Business Journal’s question, Is N.C.’s transgender legislation bad for business? (You may vote one time per “IP Address.” Which means you may vote one time on your computer, one time on your smart phone, and one time on your ipad/e-reader.)
7. Forward this e-alert on to friends and family.
Please PRAY that our state servants would remain encouraged and continue to stand strong for our religious liberties. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
The KeepNCsafe.org Coalition, of which Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is a member, released the following statement:
“While business owners in other states have received criticism and have even been forced out of business for standing up for common sense, hundreds (334) of North Carolina business owners have signed on to a letter thanking Governor Pat McCrory and the General Assembly for passing a law affirming the privacy and safety of businesses, women, and children to live and work in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. These businesses approve and applaud Governor McCrory for supporting women and children, over being politically correct.”
“North Carolina is consistently one of the top five states in the nation for business and economic growth. Any businesses threatening to not do business in our great state based on dishonest attacks by opponents of women’s and girls’ privacy and safety are only hurting themselves. Thanks to Governor McCrory and the General Assembly’s leadership and immediate action for ensuring that North Carolinians’ privacy and safety receive maximum protection. North Carolina will continue to flourish; it would be a shame for any companies to miss out on that simply because they believe men should be allowed into locked rooms with girls and women.” (http://keepncsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/Nondiscrimination-Laws-and-the-Economy-3.pdf)
Due to vocal threats and bullying from the LGBT community, some business owners feared for the well-being of their business and families. For this reason, some preferred to remain anonymous by name. (Click here to see the business supporters by industry.)
View list of time-stamped signees willing to be identified publicly, thus far, showing the incredibly large outpouring of support for the passage of HB2 of the North Carolina business community.
By the passing of HB2 on March 23, 2016, during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly, the Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance was overturned and signed into law. Thanks be to God!
The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, HB2: “An act to provide for single sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public agencies and to create statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations.”
With the passing of HB2 women and children’s safety and privacy is protected, as well as the religious rights of businesses, throughout the state. North Carolina is the first state in the entire country to call for a special session to overturn a sexual orientation and gender identity issue.
HB2 passed the House with a vote of 82 to 26 with 10 Democrats voting yes; and a Senate vote of 32 to 0 after the Democrats walked out prior to the vote. The Governor kept his promise and signed the bill into law.
We are thankful that the North Carolina General Assembly heard the voice of the people. We are thankful to Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-District 26), House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 111) and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-District 104) for the leadership and resolve they exhibited throughout the process. We are thankful for our partnership with the NC Values Coalition team, who stood for Judeo-Christian values, constitutional principles, and common sense.
We are thankful for YOU! It was your prayers, your voices for truth, showing up at rallies, volunteering your time, signing petitions and your tens of thousands of e-mails and phone calls to your legislators and to Gov. McCrory that made a difference.
There was no way to have policed the bathroom ordinance because its entire premise was based on feelings not facts. See CWA’s brochure: Feelings vs. Fact: The Gender Identity Issue.
Please Take Action:
- We are thankful that the North Carolina General Assembly heard the voice of the people and overturned the bathroom ordinance. Call and e-mail both your representative and senator and thank them if they voted for HB2 and respectfully express your disappointment if they did not. Click here for House votes and here for Senate. If you don’t know who your legislators are click here to find out who your specific legislators are and how to contact them.
- Please thank Gov. McCrory by calling and e-mailing him at governor.nc.gov and 919-814-2000 or 919-814-2050.
- Please call and thank the following for their leadership in overturning the Charlotte bathroom ordinance by the passing of HB2: Lt. Governor Dan Forest at (919) 733-7350, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger at (919) 733-5708, House Speaker Tim Moore at (919)733-3451. and Rep. Dan Bishop, who introduced HB2, at (919) 715-3009.
Pray with thanksgiving. Praise God through our risen Savior Jesus Christ our Lord, that Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance was overturned by the passing of HB2. Pray for those who oppose the new law, and for the gender-confused to be convicted with repentance and truth of God’s holy and distinct creation. “God created male and female, He created them.” (Genesis 2:27)
Victory is in Sight! Please give your attention to this matter one more time.
We praise God that on March 22, Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 111) announced in a joint statement that the North Carolina General Assembly would return for a special session on Wednesday, March 23.
“The Senate and House have received the necessary number of signatures from members of the General Assembly to call themselves back into session. In accordance with the State Constitution, we will so call for a special session. We aim to repeal this ordinance before it goes into effect to provide for the privacy and protection of the women and children of our state.”
We are thankful that our elected leaders heard the voice of the people. It was your prayers, your voices for truth, showing up at rallies, and your tens of thousands of e-mails and phone calls to your legislators and to Gov. Pat McCrory that made a difference.
North Carolina is the first state in the entire country to call for a special session to overturn a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) issue.
We are thankful to Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-District 26), and House Speaker Tim Moore, and for our partnership with the NC Values Coalition team, who stand for Judeo-Christian values, constitutional principles, and common sense.
Legally allowing men, or men appearing as women, to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms, at any time for any reason is beyond common sense and beyond belief. The Charlotte bathroom ordinance places our women and children in danger. Business owners will face fines and possible jail time for violating the ordinance. Our only hope to protect children, women, and businesses across the state is for the Governor and General Assembly to overturn the local ordinance in its entirety, ensuring that no city in North Carolina is allowed to pass a bathroom ordinance.
The victory is in sight, but in order to bring it home, your urgent prayers and action are needed.
Please Take Action NOW!
- Call and e-mail both your representative and senator and ask them to overturn the “Nondiscrimination Ordinance”. Click here to find out who your specific legislators are and how to contact them.
- Call and e-mail Gov. McCrory and ask him to sign the override of the “Nondiscrimination Ordinance” into law as soon as he receives it from the General Assembly. He needs to sign it before April 1, before the ordinance goes into effect. Contact him at governor.nc.gov and 919-814-2000 or 919-814-2050.
- Plan to come to Raleigh, Wednesday, March 23, to show support for overturning this dangerous ordinance. To register and to receive an information packet, plan on arriving between 9:00-9:30 a.m. at the 3rd floor auditorium in the Legislative Building. Perhaps you’ll be asked to attend a committee hearing meeting, or to talk with your legislator, or to sit in on the House or Senate sessions. Please come and be part of this historical day.
3rd Floor Auditorium
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
- Volunteer for the morning registration tables. Send your name and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
- Forward this e-alert now to like-minded friends, family, pastors, etc. and encourage them to take part in this historical moment in our great state.
Pray with thanksgiving that a special session has been called. Pray that God’s wisdom and truth guide the General Assembly and Gov. McCory to repeal Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance, ensuring that no such ordinance passes in cities throughout our state.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
With the recent U.S. Supreme Court judicial nomination made by President Obama for Judge Merrick Garland, I cannot stress strongly enough just how important it is that we respond with immediate prayer and action.
Judge Garland’s record on the D.C. Circuit proves that he would be a reliable fifth SCOTUS vote for many extreme liberal priorities, like gutting the First and Second Amendment, unleashing the abortion industry (legalizing partial-birth abortion), and helping to maintain unaccountable bureaucratic agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, attention is now on the Republican-held Senate. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Majority Leader (R-Kentucky) said, “This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stated, “We are one justice away from a Supreme Court that would undermine the religious liberty of millions of Americans.”
“This is the most important battle of our lives,” says Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA. Mrs. Nance met with Senator Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to commend him on his courageous stance on the current vacancy to the Supreme Court. The Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), signed a letter agreeing to no hearings and no votes on any nominee to the Supreme Court.
Pray that any selection or nomination made by President Obama to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court of the United States will be thwarted and not be acted upon by the U.S. Senate. Let us pray for truth and justice in accordance with God’s will. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” (Genesis 18:25)
Please Take Action:
- North Carolinians are asked to please call and/or e-mail our two U.S. Senators urging them not to accept or vote on any nominations for the U.S. Supreme Court that are made by President Obama. Please emphasize as talking points not to allow any Supreme Court nominations to be accepted or approved by members of the U.S. Senate until after the elections and after the inauguration of the new President, whoever that may be.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina)
- Be sure to thank Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee for signing a letter agreeing to no hearings and no votes on any nominee to the Supreme Court.
- Call and/or e-mail Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Thank him for his commitment to not allowing any judicial nominees a hearing. He needs our support now!
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
- Stay informed, regularly read about this issue at nc.cwfa.org
- Pass this e-alert on to like-minded friends and family.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 33:12)
Our goal is to cover in prayer all 180 members of the North Carolina General Assembly, Council of State, Lt. Governor and Governor. The EAL Program is not used to lobby. It is simply a great way to pray for our legislators and encourage them in their responsibilities with three postcards. Please contact us at email@example.com to request your assigned legislator’s name and address with three postcards to mail during the months of April, May and June.
“ … to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” (Acts 26:18)
Join the thousands of members and friends of CWA as we set aside the fourth Sunday of each month to pray for the victims of Islamic terrorism. Pray for our enemies to have a Damascus road conversion to faith in Jesus to repent of their evil, just as Paul did. Go to cwfa.org/prayer-and-love-terror for more information.
Dear Concerned North Carolinian:
The Charlotte City Council voted on February 22, 2016, to pass the bathroom ordinance. It legally allows men, or men appearing as women, to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms at any time for any reason. It is beyond common sense and beyond belief. We are concerned that this ordinance places our women and children in danger. Business owners will face fines and possible jail time for violating the ordinance.
The only hope to protect children, women, and businesses across the state is for the Governor and General Assembly to overturn the local ordinance in its entirety, ensuring that no city in North Carolina is allowed to pass a bathroom ordinance. Asheville’s City Council is already openly discussing the possibility of passing their own bathroom ordinance. Your city may be next.
CWA of North Carolina, as part of the NC Values Coalition team, agrees that it makes no logical sense for the Governor and the General Assembly to let this regulatory burden on businesses and this threat to the privacy and safety of children, women, and men go into effect when they could stop it prior to April 1.
We must tell Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special session and pass legislation before April 1 to overturn the bathroom ordinance in its entirety to prevent other local governments from passing ordinances like it that take away the privacy, safety, and religious freedom of individuals, churches, and businesses across North Carolina.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
(1) If you have not done so, please sign the keepNCsafe.org petition.
(2) Please call Gov. McCrory at (919) 814-2000, your North Carolina House Representative and North Carolina Senator and ask them to call a special session before April 1, and pass legislation to overturn Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance in its entirety. Click here to find out who they are and at what number to reach them. Click on “Call your NC Representatives.”
(3) Print and distribute these bulletin inserts at church, and be sure to use as talking points.
(4) Forward this e-alert on to friends, family, pastors and acquaintances.
(5) Attend one or more of the following rallies to overturn the Charlotte bathroom ordinance.
- Charlotte – Friday, March 18, 2016 @ noon
Government Complex, 600 E. 4th Street
- Raleigh – Monday, March 21, 2016 @ noon
South side of State Capitol Building, 1 E. Edenton Street
Pray that the Charlotte bathroom ordinance is overturned. Pray for those who support this ordinance and for the gender-confused to be convicted with repentance and truth of God’s holy and distinct creation. “God created male and female, He created them.” (Genesis 2:27)
Our only hope to protect children, women, and businesses across the state is for the Governor and General Assembly to call for a special session before April 1.
Concerned Women for America of North Carolina asks you to join us in thanking:
Speaker Tim Moore (919) 733-3451/Tim.Moore@ncleg.net who indicated he had received requests from over three-fifths of House Members to call for a Special session to handle the unconstitutional Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance.
Senate Leader Phil Berger (919) 733-5708/Phil.Berger@ncleg.net and Sen. Buck Newton (919) 715-3030/Buck.Newton@ncleg.net who held a press conference in order to remind current Attorney General Roy Cooper to do the ONE thing he was elected to do: defend the laws and Constitution of the state of North Carolina.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (919)firstname.lastname@example.org who released a statement on March 7, calling the North Carolina Senate to a special session to address the constitutionality of the Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance.
“As President of the Senate I will call the Senate back into session upon the constitutionally required 3/5ths majority given written notice consenting to be called back in. I am working on this now. If you feel the same, call your Senators. We already have 3/5ths in the House agreeing to be called back in. We must take action before the ordinance goes into effect on April 1st.”
The Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance will go into effect on April 1. If a SPECIAL SESSION of the General Assembly is not called prior to April 1 to take legislative action, our women and children will be endangered, allowing men to enter women’s bathrooms and locker rooms.
Take Action Now!
- Help Lt. Dan Forest by calling North Carolina Senators NOW! Please urge North Carolina Senators to join the North Carolina House in calling for a Special session to protect women, children, and businesses throughout the state. Click here to find your senator and his/her contact information. If time allows, please contact all the senators.
- If you have not done so already, please read and sign your name to the keepNCsafe.org petition.
- Share the #keepNCsafe petition with your friends, family, and church community.
Pray that the North Carolina General Assembly will call a special session to overturn the Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance. “You are our strength and shield, our hearts trust in You and we are helped.” (Psalm 28;7)