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Sign Up for the 2017 Encourage-A-Legislator Program Today!

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (Timothy 2:1-4)

Because CWA believes prayer is crucial to revival and restoration of a nation, we are asking you to participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign for the 2017 Washington Legislative Session.  We are so excited to see what God is going to do in the hearts and minds of our state legislators as we pray for them each day and encourage them through our weekly postcards.

Washington has 147 legislators (49 senators and 98 representatives).  Would you commit to adopt one of them and pray for him or her daily during the ninety-day session from January until April?  And then, send your legislator a postcard weekly with a handwritten personal note.  This short note will be a Scripture verse or quote (CWA will provide this material) as an expression of appreciation for his or her service in the legislature, sharing that you are praying.  The cards are never used to lobby the legislator.

CWA has implemented this program in many states with a great blessing from God.  Legislators have responded with humble appreciation.  Will you be one of our faithful prayer warriors?  If so, we will assign a legislator to you and supply you with helpful materials.  For further information, call State Director Maureen Richardson at 425-869-1923 or email her at director@washington.cwfa.org.  Please be sure to include the following information: Name, address, phone number, email address and legislative district.  If you don’t know what legislative district you are in go to app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/ to find out.

Please consider contributing to the expense of this project by donating online or sending a check to CWA of Washington, P. O. Box 143, Woodinville, WA  98072.

CWA of Washington October 27 Action Alert – Absolutes

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“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay, America’s first Supreme Court Chief Justice

Dear CWA of Washington Member,

Washington State continues to make a reputation for itself by being one of the leaders in “progressive” ideas.  Once, when I was in Washington, D.C., someone responded to my statement that I was from Washington State with, “Oh, you’re from the left coast!”  I had never heard that phrase, but if the shoe fits … !

Religious Liberty of Businesses Targeted

Sadly, many of our citizens are suffering because of the “progressive” nature of our state.  Coach Joe Kennedy was fired by the Bremerton School District when he refused to yield to their pressure to stop his short, private prayer on the football field after each game.  Florist Barronelle Stutzman was sued by the state’s attorney general when she declined to celebrate a homosexual wedding by supplying the flowers, although other florists in the Richland area were more than happy to do so.  The Stormans family continues to stand for their right to not supply abortion-causing pharmaceuticals and, again, there are plenty of other pharmacies in the Olympia area willing to profit from those drugs.  In all three cases, it is increasingly clear that the Washington State government is targeting Christians for living out their faith as allowed in the First Amendment:  “Congress shall make no law respecting the freedom of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof … ”  Remember that while those three cases wind their way through the court system, we need to continue to pray for Coach Kennedy, Mrs. Stutzman and the Stormans whose case made it to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied their claims and then in June the U. S. Supreme Court refused to hear their case.

Religious Liberty and Parental Rights Targeted In Education

It seems that Washington State’s governing authorities are focused on destroying not only religious liberty in this state, but also on interfering with parental rights again.  For a decade, we have seen our public schools transform from teaching toward objective education standards to increasingly more subjective standards.  Knowing how to get an answer has become more important than actually getting the right answer.  How many of you want an accountant or pharmacist to use that philosophy?  I don’t; that’s for sure!  Now, in addition, the state plans to ignore parental rights and concerns and teach all of our children about “gender fluidity” from Kindergarten on.  Please take a look for yourself, check out Washington’s Health and Physical Education Standards curriculum.  Specifically pages 29 and 32. Consider what those new standards mean for people of faith, with all public-school children learning about gender identity and expression beginning in kindergarten, as well as teachers who disagree with that particular moral leaning being forced to teach something against their moral/religious/ethical conscience.  The state’s argument is that this approach will lessen bullying of children.  This is a strawman, for teaching against bullying for any reason covers this issue.  Bullying is never acceptable.

Plus, as we all know, once abortion was accepted as legal, the number of abortions skyrocketed.  Will we see a similar consequence from teaching our children that they can choose their own “gender”?

CWA’s Seven Core Issues (family and marriage, sanctity of human life, education, sexual exploitation, religious liberty, national sovereignty, and support for Israel) are what we fight for through our involvement in public policy.  We believe that God’s Word provides eternal principles by which we need to live and that man must not ignore or compromise those principles.  That’s rather absolute, isn’t it?   God’s opposition wants us to accept that there are no absolutes and that their subjective approach is much more loving and tolerant.  However, as John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”  I’m sure that modern day political correctness would not approve of Adams’ statement!

PRAYER and ACTION

PRAY!  Pray for Coach Joe Kennedy, whose private prayer on the football field after games caused him to be fired by the Bremerton School District Judge. Last month, U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have forced the Bremerton School District to rehire Coach Joe while his case is litigated.  (District Does Not Have to Rehire Praying Coach).

PRAY!  Pray for the Stormans family who lost their appeal case at the U. S. Supreme Court (US Supreme Court Allows Extreme Washington State Pharmacy Policy to Stand).

 PRAY! Pray for Arlene’s Flowers Owner Barronelle Stutzman who will have a hearing on November 15 at 9:00 a.m., at Bellevue College (State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers | Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers) Please pray that Mrs. Stutzman’s case will receive a fair hearing and that her religious liberty will be restored.

TAKE ACTION! A pre-hearing rally for Mrs. Stutzman’s case will be held on November 15 at the Carlson Theatre at Bellevue College.  It will start at 7:30 a.mClick here for more information about this event that Family Policy Institute is putting on.  Be sure to invite friends and family.

TAKE ACTION! VOTE!  Thomas Jefferson once advised:  “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”  To be a responsible voter, please learn as much as you can about the candidates and issues.  CWA has several non-partisan guides for the current election, which you can find at concernedwomen.org/she-votes-2016/.

Another comprehensive, non-partisan guide for candidates is available at https://ivoterguide.com/.

TAKE ACTION! Become a CWA of Washington Prayer/Action Chapter or Home Team Captain!  Contact me at the state office for the application forms.

TAKE ACTION! Renew your membership today!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
wa.cwfa.org
director@washington.cwfa.org
425-869-1923
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072

Attend the Values Bus Tour Stop in Washington THIS WEEK!

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bustourmainpageDear Friend,

Concerned Women for America recently mentioned that we are teaming up with the Family Research Council for the Values Bus Tour to help “Get out the Vote” in the states, and CWA of Washington wants to notify you about the upcoming stops in Spokane and Kennewick this week!

Thursday, September 29
1:00-2:00 p.m., MST
Union Gospel Mission
1224 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202

Friday, September 30
1:00-2:00 p.m., MST
Calvary Chapel
10611 W. Clearwater Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336

I strongly encourage you to join the stop and spread the word to your friends and family. If you plan on attending, please let me know! Take a photo of yourself with the bus and tag CWA on social media!
Facebook (Concerned Women for America LAC)

Twitter (@CWforA)

Instagram (ConcernedWomen)
Hope to see you there!

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
director-washington@cwfa.org
wa.cwfa.org

CWA of Washington September 20 Action Alert – Carefully Choose

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“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people mourn” (Prov.29:2)

Dear CWA of Washington Members,

I just returned from a speaking engagement in eastern Washington.  It is always a delight to meet and speak with CWA members and other like-minded citizens, and this event was another good opportunity to do just that!  I would be happy to come speak to your Prayer/Action Chapter or church women’s group or any other group where concerned citizens meet to pray, share and learn.

Since we are commanded to pray for the governing authorities (1 Timothy 2:1-3), it’s obvious that we need to carefully choose those people who represent us, seeking out those who share our values and concerns and are willing to align their priorities according to God’s Word and principles.  President Reagan was one of those authorities who believed that God had a plan for our nation, as revealed in this quote:  “I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the earth who had a special love of faith and freedom.”  In 1798, John Adams stated to the military that our Constitution was written only for a moral and religious people and that without those two elements, our Constitution would be destroyed just as a whale destroys a net.  Our Constitution reminds us that our rights-among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness-come from God and that government exists to protect those rights, not give or take them away from us.

We have a long, verifiable history of Judeo-Christian principles influencing our culture, a history that God’s opposition has been working overtime to berate and hide.  We must stand for our historic, documented Biblical faith tradition and work hard to rebuild the Body of Christ if our nation is to survive.  Will you pray for a spiritual awakening for this nation?  The beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries both saw a huge awakening and revival, so let’s pray for God’s grace and mercy for another such event in the 21st century!  Will you consider gathering friends and family to pray for that?  How about hosting a Prayer/Action Chapter that will gather concerned citizens to pray, educate and activate themselves and other concerned citizens?  Or perhaps your style leads you to a Home Team which you contact via e-mail to ask for prayer and to inform about current cultural issues?  Please prayerfully consider what YOU CAN DO!  If interested, send an e-mail to me at director@washington.cwfa.org for more information or fill out the attached “Application for Leadership”.

Do we deserve the governing authorities we have?  Do we educate ourselves and then vote?   Our sovereign God rules over all, and we have the responsibility, privilege and duty to elect righteous leaders in our democratic system. “When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people mourn” (Prov.29:2).   You may register here or request registration forms for your church and register others:  https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/.

ENCOURAGE-A-LEGISLATOR!

 Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign:  Thank you for supporting this program!  We always need more prayer warriors, so please consider how you can participate.  You might pray for the EAL program’s success, i.e. 147 volunteers to pray for each and every one of our state legislators or become a more active prayer warrior and adopt one or more legislators for whom you will pray on a daily basis and mail a postcard with encouraging Bible verses or historic quotes weekly.  Click here for the EAL application form.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE

 CWA’s first core issue is the sanctity of human life.  With that in mind, we encourage you to put into action your pro-life values.  There are many locations for organized, peaceful prayerful vigils and likely one near you!  The next campaign runs from September 28-November 6.  You may access the official “40 Days for Life” events at this website:  40daysforlife.com.

Bellevue Prayer Vigil for Life

On the east side of Seattle, “Bellevue Prayer Vigil for Life” is similar to but independent of 40 Days for Life simply because they do not operate 24/7.   For information on that vigil, visit:  prayervigil4life.weebly.com.

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.” (Hebrews 10:39)

PRAYER & ACTION

Pray.  Educate yourselves on issues (concernedwomen.org).  Then take some action:  How about a voter registration table at your church?  Do you know that only 50% of Christians are registered voters and of those only 50% vote?  We can only change the culture if we are involved as responsible citizens!  You’ll find useful information on helping others to register at this website: sos.wa.gov/elections.

Again, remember to pray for our nation, our state, the election and our families, according to God’s will and those principles that guided our nation’s founding.  Let’s cry out to God together as His followers.  Educate yourselves and others on the current issues, then consider taking one or more of the above mentioned actions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for standing with Concerned Women for America of Washington as we engage the culture through public policy in order to protect the family through prayer and action!

PARTNER WITH US

Renew your membership today and sign up to host a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
director@washington.cwfa.org

Supreme Court Stays Ruling Forcing Schools to Allow Transgender Students to Use the Bathroom of Their Choice

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – The Supreme Court has put on hold a Fourth Circuit Court ruling requiring a Virginia school district to accommodate a transgender high school student’s request to use the boys’ bathroom. The justices split 5-3 on the issue to temporarily lift the obligation of the Gloucester County school system to allow one of their students to use the bathroom of her choice in accordance with Obama Administration guidance. CWA CEO and President Penny Nance has this to say:

“We commend the Supreme Court for voting to stay this case and encourage them to do the right thing when the time comes to rule on the merits.

“This case is a result of yet another Obama Administration overreach. To require schools to allow students into any bathroom of their choice is an overstep on legal boundaries by redefining the scope and reach of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and slapping the heavy hand of government on local schools.

“This would also impact the use of showers, locker rooms, school travel and more. This unwise and rash policy would favor the desires of a small group over young women with religious, cultural, and modesty concerns. The Court should not shove this unwise policy on the states.

“Schools all over this nation have rightly worked on a case-by-case basis to accommodate kids struggling with gender dysphoria. They should not be forced by big government to violate the privacy of other students and perhaps even create trauma for the very kids Obama pretends to protect. Local school districts, with the input of parents and health professionals, should be setting school policy on such a sensitive and controversial issue, not Washington.

“Finally, the left always uses children to accomplish its goals of social reengineering. The adults closest to these children should decide what’s best for all the children in the school. Safety and kindness should be the guiding principles, not threats from the bullies in Washington. We hope the Supreme Court agrees.”

CWA of Washington June 17 Action Alert – Faith and Family

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Dear CWA of Washington Members and Friends,

Greetings once again from the state office!  We appreciate your support and involvement in CWA, whether as a prayer warrior, leader or member.  It takes all of us to continue to protect our families through prayer and action and to remind our fellow citizens of the importance of our religious heritage through God’s Holy Word.  God created the family to love and support one another.  As our Heavenly Father, He showed His love for us by sending His only begotten Son to die for us, that we may live eternally with Him.  Through Biblical faith and family, our nation has served as a light on the hill.  Let us not allow that light to be extinguished.  It is our choice to live as free men under God’s rule or to succumb to man’s tyranny.  Which choice do you make?

ISSUES

CWA’s national office is requesting that we take action to stop the proposed draft registration for our daughters and granddaughters.  Basically, we’re saying to the government:  “Keep your hands off our daughters!”  Click here to join this movement.

CWA of Washington has joined the fight to protect our privacy and safety in restrooms and locker rooms.  Please sign Initiative 1515 and collect as many signatures as possible.  Click here for the petition, to find a distribution center near you and more.  Be sure to mail in your initiatives by July 1 in order for them to be counted and delivered to Olympia on time.  Then pray that we will collect enough signatures to put this issue on the November ballot.

CWA national has composed a letter to protest President Obama’s threat to remove federal funding from schools and districts that refuse to allow the invasion of our children’s bathrooms and locker rooms.  Our concern is not the tiny percentage of transgendered individuals, but those who are already using this policy to take advantage of their unquestionable entrance into opposite-sex areas.  A quick web search reveals a growing number of those cases appearing across the nation, putting women and girls in particular at risk.  Click here for the letter.  Please personalize the letter and mail it to both Washington State’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, and your local public school district’s Superintendent.  Dorn’s address:

Randy Dorn

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mail stop: 47200
Old Capitol Building
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Please share this information and letter with every parent, grandparent and others.  This is an outrage!  It is an egregious attack on parental rights, family values and our reasonable expectation of personal safety and privacy.  Randy Dorn and local public school districts’ superintendents need to hear our message loud and clear.

EVENTS

 Strong Families, Strong Faith, hosted by CWA of Washington, will be held in Spokane on July 22.  This is a regional meeting for CWA members and friends.  Postcards will be in the mail soon.  If you, or a concerned friend, wish to attend, you may register with the state office by e-mailing us at director@washington.cwfa.org.  This is a no-cost meeting intended to educate and encourage our members and friends.  Speakers will include Research Mom and a state representative.  Please mark your calendar, watch for your invitation, and invite a friend!  If you do not receive a postcard by the end of June, please contact the state office using the contact information below.

Decision America Tour 2016 hosted by Franklin Graham will be held in Olympia at our state capitol on June 29.  Graham is visiting each state capital throughout the nation.  More than 100,000 people have participated so far with 28 states to go.  Please take a carload of prayer warriors to join in this massive prayer rally.  Click here for more information.

FAITH, FAMILY & FREDOM.  Exercise your rights and join CWA in prayer, education and action.  Remember Jesus’ words:  “If you have faith as a mustard seed …” (Matthew 17:20; Luke 17:6) and “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”  (Luke 18:8)

Haven’t renewed your membership lately?  Click here!

Interested in attending or starting a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community?  Click here!

Please share this alert with others!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
director@washington.cwfa.org
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
425-869-1923

CWA of Washington June 3 Action Alert – Male and Female He Created Them

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“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

Dear CWA of Washington Member and Friend,

Why does that Genesis statement so anger those He has created?  It’s perfectly clear, isn’t it?  Not only is the God of the Holy Bible the Creator God, but He also created male and female humans in His image!  Mankind is meant to worship Him as our Heavenly Father, yet so many of His creation rebel against that very Truth!  As the cultural debate rages on about “gender identity” (aka how you feel and define yourself) versus biological/chromosomal fact, more and more stories are emerging for us to consider.

Our main concern about the “bathroom mandate” is described well by CWA President and CEO Penny Nance’s May 20 alert:  “Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina leaders are at ground zero of the fight to protect women and children. They passed a simple, commonsense law to prevent transgender men – or, more importantly, a sexual predator posing as a transgender individual – from sharing a public restroom with our daughters, mothers … and any women.”  For more articles on this issue and CWA’s response, please visit our national website.

With all the news swirling around “the bathroom law”, I thought you might appreciate reading just one of the stories about individuals taking advantage of that law in Washington state, individuals who do not identify as transgendered, but use the law to enter opposite-sex facilities for their own reasons:  Seattle Man Undresses in Women’s Locker Room at Local Pool to Test New Transgender Bathroom Rule

In addition, professionals such as Dr. John Hugh are speaking out about this issue:  Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’.

Have you ever heard the saying “Nothing like getting your own ox gored to get your attention!”?  I’ve been waiting for some liberal women to get their oxen gored, and it happened this week!  Visit this website to read about it:  ACLU Leader Resigns in Protest After Transwomen Scare Her Daughters in Restroom

Finally, here is a question posted to Facebook from Tamara Scott, CWA of Iowa State Director:   “If a man assaults a woman in the restroom and she fights back – could she then get charged for a hate crime since she ‘hit’ someone identifying themselves as a transgender – at least for that moment?”

INITIATIVE 1515

“Repeal the Bathroom Rule”, Initiative 1515, 1) repeals the “open bathroom rule” mandated by Washington’s unelected Human Rights Commission (HRC), 2) restores the rights of business owners to maintain gender specific facilities, and 3) requires public schools to maintain gender specific facilities.

As stated above, the issue is not about transgender rights, but about the rights of the majority of the population to the expectation of privacy and safety in our bathrooms and locker rooms.  Reasonable accommodations can be made to allow everyone’s privacy and safety, but the HRC ruling must first be repealed.  Please visit CWA’s website to download their brochure  Since When are Feelings > Fact?

The time is short to collect enough valid signatures, and we need the help of every one of you!  Go to justwantprivacy.org/petition to request a petition be mailed to you or to find a distribution site near you.

Be sure to mail in your initiative (even with just your signature) to Just Want Privacy’s address on the back of the petition no later than July 1.  The initiative must be filed in Olympia by July 8, and we need time to count and organize them for delivery.

PRAYER NEEDS

PRAY for enough valid signatures to be collected in order for Initiative 1515 to be on the November ballot.

PRAY for First Amendment rights to religious liberty and the free exercise thereof to be restored to the Stormans in Olympia, Barronelle Stutzman and Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, and the Kleins in Oregon.  See last month’s action alert for details:  http://wa.cwfa.org

PRAY for a spiritual awakening, followed by a spiritual revival of the Biblical foundations of this nation.

And “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  (Ephesians 6:10-11)

Thank you for standing with Concerned Women for America of Washington as we engage the culture through public policy in order to protect the family through prayer and action!  Renew your membership today and sign up to host a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community!

 

 

CWA of Washington March 5 Action Alert – Put On The Whole Armor Of God!

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Dear CWA of Washington Members,

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD

Whether we’re aware of it or not, believers must perpetually “wrestle … against the rulers of the darkness of this age …” (Ephesians 6:12).  That’s why Concerned Women for America was founded:  To equip Christians in order to reverse the moral decline in our nation through prayer, education and action.  In order to do that, Scripture tells us to put on the whole armor of God and stand in the gap for the land, keeping our eyes on Christ and not growing weary.

We need more prayer warriors to step up and form Prayer/Action Chapters, Home Teams, and pray for our state legislators!  Please prayerfully consider setting aside just one hour/month to pray with other concerned citizens in your home or church, or a few minutes to keep a Home Team informed, or fifteen minutes per week during the legislative season to write a post card and pray for a legislator.  You may return this Leadership Application by e-mail or snail mail, but please do consider what you can do, remembering that faith without action is dead (James 2:20) and that our faith is made perfect by works.  (James 2:22)

PRAYER

Christians around the nation are under pressure to conform to this world and to abandon their sincerely held religious convictions about marriage and abortion, as well as other issues.  In Washington, Christians are fighting against such unconstitutional and unbiblical mandates.

Please continue to pray for the Stormans whose Olympia pharmacy declines to distribute abortion-causing drugs, that their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and the practice thereof will be upheld and that their, over ten year, battle over distributing abortifacients with the State of Washington will end in victory for religious liberty.

Barronelle Stutzman of Kennewick is still fighting for her First Amendment rights as well after declining to provide flowers for a same-sex couple’s marriage celebration.  Please pray for her strength and a positive outcome in her case.

South of us, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers who were sued and fined for their refusal to participate in a same-sex wedding celebration, are appealing the conviction against them.  Pray that their case will be successful and their First Amendment rights will be restored and honored.

In all of these cases, there are other local businesses more than happy to provide the requested services, but clearly these believers have been targeted in order to make an example of them and thus bully all believers into submission and conforming to this world’s ideas about morality, thereby abandoning Biblical principles.  Let’s pray without ceasing for these individuals, their families, and their Constitutional rights to be restored to them.

EDUCATION

CWA’s national website has many articles to inform us about our seven core issues (family, sanctity of human life, education, sexual exploitation, religious liberty, national sovereignty, and support for Israel).  Visit ConcernedWomen.org regularly for updates.

ACTION

TARGET Targets Women and Children:  For the first time in their 37 years, CWA is promoting a nationwide boycott, a very successful one against Target.  With Target’s decision to allow open access to their public restrooms and changing rooms, they are ignoring the common sense regulations that protect women and children.  This issue is not about bathrooms, but about a small number of Americans who want to substitute ideology for biological fact.  Join us!   Please take action:  1.) Call Target at 1-800-440-0680 and inform them of your participation in the boycott, 2.) call your local Target and inform them of your participation, 3.) sign a letter of protest to Target, 4.) find out even more things you can do by viewing the CWA’s flyer and then 5.) print and distribute it liberally.

Put “bathroom ruling” on the ballot: The organization, JUST WANT PRIVACY, has Initiative 1515 ready for distribution to allow Washington State’s citizens to stand up and speak out against an unelected group of people who have imposed their personal views on all of us.  Please consider being an active part of the effort to collect the 325,000 needed signatures to put the “bathroom ruling” by Washington’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) on the ballot next November.  This initiative will repeal that HRC ruling, restore the rights of business owners to maintain gender-specific facilities, and require public schools to maintain gender-specific facilities (bathrooms and locker rooms).  In this initiative, gender is defined as determined biologically or genetically; in other words, your use of facilities is determined by fact, not feeling.  You will find a distribution center and talking points at  https://justwantprivacy.org/.

For more information about how feelings seems to have become more important than the facts, download CWA’s brochure Since When Are Feelings > Than Fact?  Contact me using the information below if you would like to place an order.

We need every person who wants to maintain the expectation of safety and privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms to get involved in this campaign!  Please pray for this campaign and for God’s guidance as we stand for common sense in public policy.

LET’S PUT ON GOD’S WHOLE ARMOR AND STAND ON THE BATTLEFIELD, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to the end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints …” (Ephesians 6:18).

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
P. O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
director@washington.cwfa.org
425-869-1923

wa.cwfa.org

CWA of Washington March 14 Action Alert – “Faith without works is dead”

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Dear CWA friend,

The scripture quoted above (James 2:22) refers to the fact that, by faith, Abraham was willing to offer his son Isaac on the altar, trusting and obeying God.  That kind of faith and obedience is what we are called to as we stand in the gap before God on behalf of the land, so that He will not destroy it (Ezekiel 22:30).  God found no one to stand with Him.  Are you standing with your spiritual armor on?  Our nation needs a spiritual awakening and revival, and across America people are praying for that.  Please join CWA as we join those prayers through our local Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams.  Please check our state website for locations and consider starting your own if there is not a chapter or team in your community.  Just two hours per month will join all the other hours of prayer and prayer does make a difference!  At those chapter meetings, you can achieve all three of CWA’s goals:  Prayer, Education, and Action.  Leadership application is attached.  Click here to view and print application.

URGENT PRAYER NEED:  You will likely remember the Stormans’ pharmacy case.  Inside their grocery store in Olympia, they have a family-owned pharmacy.  More than ten years ago, they were targeted for harassment by pro-abortion activists.  When they refused to purchase, stock or distribute Plan B abortifacient, they were threatened, boycotted and picketed, only to have the governor pressure the Washington State Board of Pharmacy’s members to further punish the Stormans.  Because our First Amendment declares religious liberty and the free exercise thereof, the Stormans sued the state; they asked the courts to rule in righteousness according to the First Amendment Freedom of Conscience and Religion.  They won in a federal district court, then that decision was reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court.  This coming Friday, April 15, their case will have the first reading by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) which will decide whether or not to hear their case.

Please be in prayer for the Stormans family, as well as their attorney, Kristen Waggoner, that justice will be served and their case will become a standard bearer for religious liberty for medical professionals, as well as for business owners and all American citizens.

Remember:  Pray, Be Informed, and Take Action!

Thank you for standing with CWA of Washington by putting your faith into action!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
director@washington.cwfa.org
P. O. Box 143 Woodinville, WA 98072
425-869-1923
wa.cwfa.org

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