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

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 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:


 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.


 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:

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:

“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)


Pray.  Educate yourselves on issues (  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:

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 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!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072

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?


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.


 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  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
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072

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?”


“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 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.


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:

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,


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)


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.


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 regularly for updates.


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

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

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
P. O. Box 143 Woodinville, WA 98072

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CWA of Washington March 11 Action Alert – Do Business Until I Come!

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Dear Concerned Women for America of Washington Member,

How is the morality of a nation determined?  By the president/king/queen?  By the courts?  By the legislative bodies?  By “political correctness”?  By the people?  God’s Word tells us He sought for a man “who would make a wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land” (Ezekiel 22:30) lest He destroy it.  II Chronicles 7:14 is a well-known verse about this same issue: “… if my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

CWA’s goal is to protect the family through prayer and action.  We have Prayer/Action Chapters around the state with a three-fold purpose:  Be informed, pray about the issues, and act on those issues.   If there is not a Chapter in your community ( would you prayerfully consider starting one?  Meeting monthly or more often if you choose, you will experience the fellowship of like-minded citizens and share your commitment to pray for our nation and our state about issues related to our seven core issues.  Click here to view and print application.  Contact the state office for more information at 425-869-1923 or

Here are some good words from CWA CEO and President Penny Nance (3/5/2016):  “During this time in our country’s history – with the cultural battle raging around us – it’s never been more important that the voice of conservative women be heard – loud and clear.”

That’s the heart of CWA:  To be the voice and face of Christian women and like-minded men in the United States who want to reverse the decline of moral values in our nation and see a revival of our Biblical foundations.   Psalm12:3 reminds us, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”  We can pray starting today that the foundations of our nation will not be destroyed by joining with others to educate ourselves, pray and take appropriate action.  I have attached a Leadership Application for your convenience.

CWA Legal Counsel Mario Diaz has written an article on Justice Scalia’s importance to our nation’s foundations, “Justice Scalia’s Death is ‘A Threat to American Democracy’”.  CWA’s national staff has written a petition regarding Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the U. S. Supreme Court.  Click here to access and fill out the petition.


The last day of the scheduled 2016 Washington State Legislative session was March 10.

In spite of the fact that several brave legislators wrote bills to protect our privacy, safeguard public safety, restrict abortion through parental notification and a ban on sex-selection abortions, etc., the 2016 Legislature failed to seriously address social issues of great concern to the citizenry.


Day of Silence Walkout: This annual event is meant to stop the silencing of homosexual activists in our public schools.  Have you noticed homosexual silence?  If you are concerned, please consider letting your kids stay home on April 15 rather than have them endure more homosexual indoctrination.  In addition, check with your school’s administration to determine whether or not they support this interruption of your child’s school day.  Click here for more information on the Day of Silence Walkout.

Voters’ Registration in Your Church: If Christians don’t vote, our opposition chooses our rulers and the authorities for whom we are exhorted to pray (1Timothy 2:1-3).  It is a right and responsibility to vote in our democratic republic.  If we don’t take that right and responsibility seriously and vote for candidates of godly character, how dare we complain?  Psalm 29:2 states:  “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”

In a letter to James Warren, John Adams expounded:  “(This) Form of Government … is productive of every Thing which is great and excellent among Men.  But its Principles are as easily destroyed, as human nature is corrupted … A Government is only to be supported by pure Religion or Austere Morals.  Private, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.”  And Adams was clear about which Religion provided such morals:  “The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion …” (letter to Thomas Jefferson, dated 11/4/1816).  (Reference “John Adams” in William J. Federer’s America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, 2000).

Prayerfully consider setting up a voters’ registration table in your church foyer.  Voter registration is non-partisan and, therefore, a legal activity within your church.

Prayer, education, and action: The three pillars of CWA’s quest to protect our families.  Will you actively join us by participating or forming a Prayer/Action Chapter or Home Team?  Contact the state office for more details at 425-869-1923 or

May God bless us, every one, as we stand in the gap and do business until our Lord’s return!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072

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CWA of Washington February 11 Action Alert – Commit to the LORD Whatever You Do…

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Dear CWA of Washington Member,

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”  Proverb 16:3

As a public policy organization, Concerned Women for America does not engage in partisan politics.  Instead, we apply Biblical principles to the public policies proposed or enacted by elected legislators, thus promoting and protecting those principles, then asking our members to commit to the Lord so that their actions will reflect God’s plan for His creation.  We ask you to pray first, educate others, and when God’s principles are attacked, to take respectful action to engage in the issues of the day.  Prayer is always our first priority because we need God’s protection and guidance or most, if not all of us, will fail to represent Him well.  Paul said it well in his letter to Timothy:  “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.”  (1 Timothy 2:1-3)


Last Friday’s cut-off date for those bills CWA is following narrows our focus.

I urge you again to call, e-mail, or visit your three legislators.  This site gives you an easy way to comment on any bill, in addition to providing the bill’s text:  After you type in the bill number, that particular bill will show up and there is a “Comment on this bill” link to the right where you can easily contact your legislators.


SB 6548 relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities…

CWA supports this bill.

This bill beat the 2/5 deadline and is now in the Senate Rules Committee for a second reading, waiting for step three to move it to the Senate floor for a vote. Again, you may read the bill and staff reports and also comment at this website:

Please contact your senator as soon as possible because legislation is moving quickly now.

SB 6443 relating to the human rights commission’s rule-making authority…

Concerning human rights commission rules on gender segregated facilities, this bill was moved to the Senate floor on 2/10 and failed by a 24:25 vote.  Let your voice be heard and contact your senator through the Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or comment on the disappointing results at this website:

HB 2589 relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities…

This bill did not make it out of committee by the deadline, so it is dead for this session.


NEW: SB 6612 relating to sex-selection abortions; amending RCW 9.02.110; adding a new chapter to Title 9 RCW; and prescribing penalties.

CWA supports this bill.

Preferring one sex over another for our babies is simply disregard of God’s natural order.  Given the results of China’s one-child policy and the preference for male babies, resulting in a huge imbalance of males and females and the resulting social problems, we need to affirm the natural balance of male: female and encourage people to allow that process.  It has worked well throughout human history and is verified by China’s social disaster.

This bill passed the Law & Justice Committee and is in the Senate Rules Committee for a second reading as of 2/5/16.  Please contact your legislators with your thoughtful opinions:

SB 5289 relating to requiring parental notification for abortion; adding a new section to chapter 9.02 RCW; prescribing penalties; and declaring an emergency

CWA supports this bill.

Although HB 1493 requiring parental notification didn’t meet the 2/5 deadline,  SB 5289 is in the Senate Rules Committee, so it may still move to the floor for a vote.  Please continue to pray that this bill will be passed in the Senate and move to the House for a vote.  Also, continue to contact your senators at this website:

HB 2294 relating to restricting public funds from being used for elective abortions…

This bill did not pass out of committee by last Friday, so it is dead for this session.

HB 1423 relating to female genital mutilation.

This bill was left in committee, so it is also dead.  If this issue concerns you, please educate others until we hear enough public outcry to stop this abuse of women and girls in our state.


40 DAYS OF PRAYER: February 10 – March 20, 2016

Don’t miss this opportunity to pray with other pro-life citizens in front of clinics that perform abortions.  Many such clinics have closed down and many staff members have quit their jobs because of our prayers.  This is always a peaceful demonstration of our love for the mothers and their unborn children, so participate if you are able.  If you are unable to join this campaign, please pray at home or with others in your community who believe in the sanctity of life from conception through natural death.  This website gives you locations:


Please commit your prayers and actions to the Lord.  We can encourage God-honoring public policy when we pray, get involved and stand together to protect the culture (Luke 19:13, Ezekiel 22:30).