Dear Concerned Women for America of Washington Members,
“The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.”
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
CWA thanks all of you who have prayed with us during the past few months for our state legislative representatives through our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Campaign. We would love to know that you will pray again next year with EAL. We would appreciate if you could let us know that you will pray with EAL again next year and also help us find some more prayer warriors. Please share your experience with others and ask if they’ll join you by lifting up our state legislators in prayer. Church, family, Bible studies and homeschooling events have people who are very, very concerned about the state of our state and our nation and might just need to be informed about EAL, so please ask! EAL flyer attached.
We appreciate your prayers for CWA on both the state and national levels, knowing that God hears the “effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man (and woman!)”. Our state organization is blessed to have some new Steering Committee members and new Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders this year. If you are interested in putting your faith into more action, please visit our state website to see where you are needed: http://wa.cwfa..org To find out about joining a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area, please contact the state office: 425-869-1923; firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is no chapter in your town, please pray about forming one; we will help you do so.
On this coming Wednesday, April 28, the Referendum 71 lawsuit will be heard by the U. S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Larry Stickney, chairman of Protect Marriage Washington which sponsored the referendum, will be present in the court room. This could very well be a precedent-setting case for the privacy of citizens when it comes to signing an issues-related referendum or initiative. Prior to 2006, the information on citizen petitions was protected by the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia. Since then, that office has chosen to release the private information of petition signers, a move that violates privacy and enables the harassment of citizens related to a specific issue, a situation that occurred in California after the citizens passed an initiative to maintain the traditional western definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Protect Marriage Washington’s briefing, along with the prior orders in the case, are available on the website of the James Madison Center for Free Speech, http://www.jamesmadisoncenter.org, under the “Doe v. Reed (S. Ct. 2010)” heading. (This information was provided by Faith & Freedom in the April 20 newsletter.)
Please be in prayer that the Justices will uphold the privacy of citizens and the initiative/referenda issue as equivalent to U. S. laws mandating strict confidentiality for U. S. voters. That right is essential to continuing our American system and citizen participation in the democratic process. Pray that the lawyers representing the Referendum 71 lawsuit (Doe v. Reed) speak well and convincingly and that the Justices have ears to hear the truth.
I have attached a CWA of Washington membership flyer for your use. Please update your membership in CWA of Washington with a tax-deductible gift of $25 or more mailed to P. O. Box 143 Woodinville, WA 98072 or you may donate on the state website: http://wa.cwfa.org. Your support is vital to our continued presence in the public policy arena and enables us to continue to promote and protect Biblical values to all citizens.
May our God richly bless you as you stand in the gap with prayer and action for His Son and for Scriptural principles.
In His Service,
Maureen Richardson, State Director
CWA of Washington
P. O. Box 143
Woodinville WA 98072