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Be Part of CWA of North Carolina’s Encourage-A-Legislator Program – Sign up today!

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“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 director@northcarolina.cwfa.org to request your assigned legislator’s name and address with three postcards to mail during the months of April, May and June.

 

 

CWA of North Carolina Encourages Participation in CWA National’s – Prayer and Love > Terror

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“ … 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.

 

The Charlotte Bathroom Ordinance Must Be Overturned

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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 ordinanceAsheville’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)

Overturn Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance

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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)733-7350/lt.gov@nc.gov 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!

  1. 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.
  2. If you have not done so already, please read and sign your name to the keepNCsafe.org petition.
  3. 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)

ACT NOW: Ask Gov. McCrory to Stop Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina urges Gov. Pat McCrory to protect our women and children from bathroom predators by exerting his leadership to call for a special session of the General Assembly in order to repeal Charlotte’s unconstitutional bathroom and public accommodations ordinance by or before March 30, 2016.  There is no reason to put the children, women, and businesses in Charlotte through the trauma of letting this ordinance go into effect on April 1.

House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 111) said, “While special sessions are costly, we cannot put a price tag on the safety of women and children.” It costs roughly $42,000 a day to hold a special session. The North Carolina General Assembly is due to return to Raleigh on April 25, but the Charlotte ordinance goes into effect April 1.

The Charlotte ordinance allows men to use women’s restrooms, showers, and locker rooms (and vice versa) based on what gender they “identify” with.  It violates the constitutional right to privacy of children, women, and men by allowing a member of the opposite sex to view a person while engaging in activities such as undressing, using restrooms, or showering. It also puts children and women in positions of potential harm. Indecent exposure and sexual assaults have occurred in other cities with similar ordinances.

Every North Carolinian has the right to live and work in accordance with their beliefs. A small faction of citizens do not have the right to force business owners and any business that contracts with the City of Charlotte to participate in messages, ideas, or events that conflict with their beliefs.

Ordinances that force private business owners to choose between violating their beliefs or being fined and jailed are unjust and will discourage businesses from locating in our State.  Even if they comply, business owners may lose customers who do not want to share bathrooms and locker rooms with persons of the opposite sex.

The City of Charlotte ignored the overwhelming will of the people who had common sense, and fact-based opposition to the ordinance. We trust that Gov. McCrory will not make the same mistake and that he will uphold his vow to seek legislative action to overturn Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance.

Concerned Women for America 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.  Visit the coalition website, #DontDoItCharlotte.com for more information.

PRAY that we make, “all 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.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)  Pray the Governor will call a special session.

ACT NOW! Make Your Voice Heard.

    1. Contact Gov. Pat McCrory and ask him to schedule a special session of the General Assembly in order to pass legislation that will prevent Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance from taking effect on April 1, 2016. Call the governor at (919) 814-2000 and/or click here to e-mail him now.
    2. Contact Speaker Tim Moore and tell him that you agree with him that a special session of the General Assembly needs to be scheduled  in order to pass legislation that will prevent Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance from taking effect on April 1, 2016. Click here to call and/or e-mail him now.
    3. Contact your representative and ask him to ask the Governor and Speaker Moore to schedule a special session of the General Assembly in order to pass legislation that will prevent Charlotte’s Bathroom Ordinance from taking effect on April 1, 2016.  And ask him/her to vote for the legislation that stops the ordinance if a special session is called. Click here to find out who they are and how to contact them.
    4. Sign the #Don’tDoItCharlotte petition to your Representative.  Click here to sign now.

Charlotte City Council Votes YES to Males in Female Bathrooms

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“We the people” were not heard! After hearing over two and a half hours of public testimony from over 140 citizens speaking to the Charlotte City Council, on the late evening of February 22, 2016, the transgender nondiscrimination bathroom ordinance passed with a 7-4 vote, legally allowing men, or men appearing as women, to enter women’s restrooms at any time, for any reason.

Charlotte’s Mayor Roberts and City Council heard from thousands of concerned citizens in Charlotte and throughout the state expressing overwhelming opposition to this ordinance. The #DontDoItCharlotte coalition had received on their website over 21,000 signed petitions and in addition, over 250,000 e-mails were sent to Mayor Roberts and the Charlotte City Council.  Mayor Roberts brought the transgender bathroom ordinance to a vote. We thank Council Members Driggs, Fallon, Phipps and Smith for their “NO” vote for standing for the safety and privacy of our woman and children.

Gov. Pat McCrory, former Mayor of Charlotte, strongly voiced his opposition stating, “This ordinance will allow males to enter women’s bathrooms and locker rooms whenever they please, and vice versa for women. It will also set up legal discrimination and adversely impact labor, trade, and commerce in the city of Charlotte.” Gov. McCrory supports an immediate response from the state legislature to nullify this ordinance.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, stated, “Girls’ bathrooms are for girls; boys’ bathrooms are for boys.  The fact we are even debating this is a sad commentary on where we are as a society.”

Speaking to a crowd of 700 at the Don’t’ Do It Charlotte coalition rally with community, business and faith leaders representing CWA of North Carolina, I said, “This decision allowing men into women’s restrooms, will give special treatment to a small faction of citizens, while unfairly placing our woman and children in potential harm with violation to their privacy, safety, and dignity.”

Thank you to each and every one of you who spoke out against this harmful ordinance now to be implemented by April 1.  You called, e-mailed, spoke to friends and neighbors about it and/or spoke out at the City Council meeting.  Together we spoke the truth in one united voice.

Action: Please take a moment to call our elected officials, mentioned above, who stood in opposition to the transgender nondiscrimination ordinance. Click here for their contact information.

Pray: Pray for strong leadership in our state legislature who will work to nullify this ordinance.  Pray that those who are blinded to the truth will no longer be in bondage to gender identity confusion.

The mission of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina is to shed Biblical light and truth in public policy through prayer and action, thereby upholding the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded. Watch for legislative updates at nc.cwfa.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the North Carolina Bathroom Ordinance: Pray, Contribute to Ad Blitz and Attend this Monday’s Rally

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Dear Friend,

Concerned Women for America of North Carolina cares deeply about the laws made by our elected leaders.  These laws will impact generations to come.  The current Bathroom Ordnance is one such law.  It must be stopped for the sake of our children, and our children’s children.

North Carolinians who are concerned about the safety of our woman and children, who do not want men allowed legally in women’s bathrooms throughout North Carolina, must rise up to stop the “nondiscrimination” transgender bathroom ordinance to be considered by the Charlotte City Council this Monday, February 22.  If we don’t stop the “nondiscrimination” transgender bathroom ordinance in Charlotte now, you can be sure it will come to your city next!

Take Action Now!

Educating our citizens about this issue through the media is a priority.  As you know, television and radio advertisements cost. CWA of North Carolina, proud to partner with NC Values Coalition, urges your urgent response. As God leads, please give generously to NC Values Coalition advertisement blitz, scheduled for this week, (Thursday through Monday).

TODAY, within the next 24 hours, please support the Don’t Do It Charlotte Advertisement campaign. Donations are to be made to the NC Values Coalition at ncvalues.org/donate/. There is no tax deduction for a donation but 100% of it will go toward the ads.

Additional actions you can take:

  1. Plan to attend our rally this Monday, February 22, at 5:00 p.m. before the Charlotte City Council meeting. Please arrive by 4:30 p.m. to receive a pre-printed sign.
  2. Please attend the Charlotte City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, 7th floor, Charlotte, NC.  Consider signing up to speak. You can sign up in advance to speak by calling the Clerk’s office at 704-336-2248, or click here.
  3. Sign the dontdoitcharlotte.com petition and share it with your friends.
  4. If you are a business leader or faith leader, please also sign on to our separate business and faith leader letter found here.

Please Pray!

Pray for God’s provisions and truth to prevail, to protect Biblical and Judeo-Christian values, thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our city, state and nation.

Thank you and God bless you!

 

 

No Men In Women’s Restrooms: Period! #DontDoItCharlotte – Save these February Dates

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Dear Friend,

Concerned Women for America of North Carolina has a history of almost 20 years of advocating to protect and support the Biblical design of marriage and the gift of children.  On Monday, February 8, the Charlotte City Council is expected to bring the transgender bathroom bill ordinance up for consideration. The transgender bathroom bill ordinance is a mandate that would allow men to enter women’s bathrooms or locker rooms at any time for any reason. An ordinance like this puts Charlotte women and children unfairly in positions of potential harm.

Please help us take action now to protect women and children in Charlotte!

CWA of North Carolina, as a member of the NC Values Coalition team, encourages you to please sign the petition to the Charlotte City Council at dontdoitcharlotte.com.  This will send a clear message to the Charlotte City Council that you want them to vote “NO” on the transgender “nondiscrimination” ordinance … for the sake of women and children.

It is important for you to take action on this today. Please forward this e-mail to your family and friends and urge them to do the same.

SAVE THESE DATES: 

February 8, 6:30 p.m. : Please attend the Charlotte City Council Meeting as this ordinance is expected to be brought up for consideration. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, 7th floor, Charlotte, NC).There will be no rally on this date as mentioned in our last e-alert.

February 22, 5:00 p.m.: Please Attend the #DontDoItCharlotte Rally to urge the Charlotte City Council to vote NO on the transgender “nondiscrimination” ordinance. Please meet outside the Charlotte City Government Center Complex. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC) Do not bring signs. Signs will be provided!

February 22, 6:30 p.m.: Please attend the Charlotte City Council Meeting as a vote on this ordinance is expected. They are allowing public comment; if you are interested in speaking, please contact me at director@northcarolina.cwfa.org.

PRAY that the efforts to pass this ordinance will be thwarted and that all will be convicted by the truth of God’s Word, “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 2:27)

Thank you! Your faithful prayers and support are greatly appreciated as we stand strong together to protect Biblical and Judeo-Christian values, thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.

Please DONATE TO YOUR STATE at nc.cwfa.org.

For His Glory,

Sheri Miller
CWA of North Carolina
State Director
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org

North Carolinians Act NOW to Protect Charlotte’s Public Bathrooms! Sign Petition! Pastors and Faith Leaders Unite!

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When the Charlotte City Council Members meet next month on Monday, February 8, they will vote on the controversial “bathroom”  Nondiscrimination Ordinance; the proposed LGBT Favoritism Law.  Last March, the people of Charlotte successfully rallied, and their voices were heard; the City Council voted down the “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity,” (SOGI) ordinance. This year, the opposition is back once again, mobilizing an attack on religious liberty and decency. And once again we must tell Charlotte City Council, “NO”!

At last year’s City Council meeting, pro-ordinance SOGI supporters, held “Facts Not Fear” signs.

The facts are that the proposed LGBT Favoritism Law, under the guise of “nondiscrimination,” is dangerous! If passed,

This decision will violate North Carolinians’ rights to private decency and religious freedom.

  • It will put woman and children in danger, allowing men to enter women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, or shower rooms legally, and for any reason.
  • All businesses, sports and entertainment venues, parks, gymnasium, and any public place, would be required to provide public restroom facilities without discriminating between marital or family status, “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”
  • Business owners would be required to provide products and events for same-sex weddings or face legal action by the government.
  • If passed, this decision would violate the freedom of conscience and freedom of religion for citizens and business owners who disagree with gender neutral facilities.

Take Action

As a member of the NC Values Coalition, CWA of North Carolina urges you to take a stand against this dangerous ordinance which impacts all North Carolinians in the name of “nondiscrimination.” North Carolinians must be free to live and work according to their faith without fear of unjust punishment by the government.

  • Wednesday, January 27, Pastors and Faith Leaders Unite for Charlotte! Dr. Mark Harris, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Charlotte (FBC) will be holding an informational meeting to equip pastors and faith leaders with a plan of action opposing the upcoming “Nondiscrimination Ordinance” to be voted on by the Charlotte City Council. Plan to attend on January 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at FBC, 301 S. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, in the Parlor/Conference Room.  If you are available before the meeting, and interested in attending the FBC Power Lunch and devotion by Dr. Harris from 11: 30 a.m. – 12: 15 p.m., please RSVP at director@northcarolina.cwfa.org, and we will let FBC know that you will attend the lunch. The lunch cost is $6.00.
  • Sign the Don’t Do It Charlotte Petition/Tell Charlotte City Council No:To find out more information on the proposed Nondiscrimination Ordinance and to sign the petition, click here. 
  • Call and/or e-mail Charlotte’s Mayor Roberts and City Council Members.  Urge them to vote “NO” at the February 8 meeting on the proposed Nondiscrimination Ordinance, allowing men in women’s bathrooms. Click here for contact information.
  • Attend a public forum discussion on February 1 at 6:30 p.m. on the proposed “bathroom” Nondiscrimination Ordinance, at the Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC, 28204.
  • Attend the Don’t Do it Charlotte Rally on February 8 (5:00 p.m. TBD) outside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. We will keep you updated on this as the information becomes available.
  • Forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family and encourage them to pray and take action on this important issue.

Pray that Charlotte’s Mayor Roberts and the City Council Members, as well as supporters of these proposed nondiscrimination “bathroom” laws, will know the truth that God created man and woman distinct in His Holy Image (Genesis 2:27). Also, pray that the efforts to instate same-sex bathrooms will be thwarted.

Your North Carolina Representative Needs to Hear From You!

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We have the largest number of Republicans in the House in nearly a century thanks to conservative value voters in the last two elections. Now the country has been betrayed by the Republican Party majority in Congress.

I am angry and frustrated that the Republican Party in the House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, H.R.2019, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, by a vote of 316-to-113 that will give Obama everything he wants. It fully funds Obamacare. It fully funds Obama’s Muslim refugee program, and it fully funds Planned Parenthood to continue its slaughter of unborn babies.

The Republican leaders are afraid to stand up to Obama’s spending for fear the liberal media will excuse them of wanting to shut down the government. Unfortunately, House Speaker Ryan inherited this mess from former Speaker Boehner and there was very little Ryan could do about it.  Ryan has vowed to take Congress through the correct appropriations channels next session, and we will continue to encourage him to do so.

This spending bill posed a bipartisan challenge because the democrats are rarely for budget cuts, and this legislation still had to pass the desk of our extremely pro-abortion president who will veto anything too controversial. There’s still hope in getting Planned Parenthood defunding language to the desk of the President because of the Reconciliation bill which will probably go to the floor for a vote in late January.

For more information, read CWA’s press release on the matter, Penny Nance Urges House Speaker Ryan to Return to Conservative Spending Principles.

Here is how our North Carolina U.S. representatives voted:

Yeas:
Representative George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. (D – District 1)
Representative Renee L. Ellmers (R – District 02)
Representative David Price (D – District 4)
Representative Virginia Foxx (R – District 05)
Representative David Rouzer (R – District 07)
Representative Robert Pittenger (R – District 09)
Representative Patrick McHenry (R – District 10)
Representative Alma Adams (D – District 12)

Nays:
Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R – District 03)
Representative Mark Walker (R – District 06)
Representative Richard Hudson (R – District 08)
Representative Mark Meadows (R – District 11)
Representative George Holding (D – District 13)

Take action by contacting your U.S. representative and respectfully express your displeasure or appreciation of their vote accordingly. (Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact them.)  Encourage them to work with leadership to take the appropriations process through the correct channels next session and return to regular order. Additionally, ask your member to vote “yes” on H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which will divert funds away from Planned Parenthood and defund key parts of Obamacare. Here is the fact sheet on the legislation.

Pray that the Lord will guide our leaders with His wisdom, truth and courage, in Jesus’ Name.