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Bev Ehlen

Missouri State Legislators Need Your Prayers and Encouragement

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Dear Friend,

We are excited to continue our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program into 2019!

I often say that our EAL program is the most important program we have. When it is fully implemented, each member of our Missouri General Assembly will be lifted up in prayer each Monday that they are in session and receive an encouraging post card a day or so later! It is not an expression of political or public policy views. It is a program for encouragement and prayer for our state legislators. The goal is to simply uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are being prayed for regularly.

This is how it works: You commit to adopting a legislator and praying for him or her each Monday during the legislative session (January – May), and then once a month for the remainder of the year (June through December.) After praying for your adopted office holder, you will mail the CWA of Missouri provided postcard, pre-printed with a meaningful quote and a corresponding Scripture verse. Simply write a few encouraging words on the card or just sign it, add a postcard stamp and mail the card.

As CWA of Missouri’s EAL Coordinator, Ginger Yoak is committed to continuing to oversee this wonderful ministry. She desires to not only encourage our legislators but to also encourage YOU!

Ginger’s message to our volunteers: “I am honored to oversee this program. We have received wonderful feedback from legislators. Many have responded to your prayers and encouraging postcards over the years with words of appreciation. Your efforts encourage and build bridges. We hear back from both conservative legislators as well as those who do not typically agree with CWA. As a part of this effort, I know you too will be energized and blessed!”

Are you interested? Now more than ever our leaders need our prayers and encouragement. 

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this nation!  In fact, we are commanded to pray for those in authority. “I urge, then, first of all, that 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. This is good and pleases God our Savior …” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

We are looking for your commitment today! Please reply by calling Ginger Yoak at (636) 561-3145 or e-mail her at [email protected]. She will explain the program to you and enlist you as an Encourager! You will receive your postcards and instructions just prior to the opening of the 2019 Missouri legislative session in early January.  

Also, visit our webpage to find out how you can become involved in CWA of Missouri. You are needed!

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
PO Box 1352
St. Peters, MO 63376
[email protected]
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Supporting Gorsuch is a No-brainer

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Sen. Claire McCaskill is in a tough position; I understand that.  The left’s vitriol against President Trump is irrational, and so there is no argument that can persuade them to admit that he might do something good.

In the case of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, their fake outrage is laughable.  Even before President Trump had made his pick, they were protesting at the Supreme Court with signs printed with “Stop” on the top and a blank space where they could write the name of whomever the president nominated – never mind the qualifications of a nominee.

With the same intellectual dishonesty, they are threatening Sen. McCaskill and other senators up for re-election, demanding they, too, act irrationally and oppose Gorsuch, no matter the evidence before them.

I sincerely hope Sen. McCaskill understands that this is exactly what Missourians hate most: the irrational partisanship that is the cause of the never-ending gridlock in Washington.  Try as you may, there is simply no rational reason to oppose Judge Gorsuch.

Longtime Democratic lawyer who served in the Clinton Justice Department David Frederick wrote just that for theWashington Post recently.  He said there is “no principled reason” to vote against Gorsuch.  Frederick admits he will disagree with some of Gorsuch’s opinions, but he knows he has an impeccable record, and he cannot be opposed as a nominee just based on that. He concluded saying, “[M]y hope is to have justices on the bench such as Gorsuch and Garland who approach cases with fairness and intellectual rigor, and who care about precedent and the limits of their roles as judges.”

Those who are bent on opposing Gorsuch were bent on opposing him before they knew who he was.  His record is not what they are challenging.  It’s not that they haven’t tried.  Some have actually tried to paint him as outside the mainstream.  It’s just that they have failed miserably.

Just last week, the left-leaning American Bar Association gave Gorsuch its highest rating: unanimous well qualified.

In a recent letter of support, more than 50 of his classmates at Harvard Law School, spanning the political spectrum, expressed their unwavering support for Judge Gorsuch.  They wrote:

We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and independents; progressives, conservatives and moderates; religious and non-observant; married, single and divorced; men and women; straight and gay. … What unites us is that we attended law school with Judge Neil Gorsuch … and we unanimously believe Neil possesses the exemplary character, outstanding intellect, steady temperament, humility and open-mindedness to be an excellent addition to the United States Supreme Court.

In another letter supporting his nomination, more than 150 of his Columbia classmates sung his praises.  This was also an incredibly diverse group ideologically, but they stood “united in [their] belief that [Gorsuch] would serve our country with honor and distinction on the Supreme Court.”

Those are the facts.  And we know they are true, because we can see that same bi-partisan support in the U.S. Senate records.  In 2006, Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (the second highest court in the land) was approved by a unanimous voice vote.  That means that not a single Democratic senator objected to any aspect of the life and record of Judge Gorsuch.

Among those present at the time supporting Judge Gorsuch: then-senators Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton, and current senators Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Patty Murray, and Dick Durbin.

So, there is just no credibility to the left’s arguments against Gorsuch today.  Supporting this nominee is as noncontroversial as any other vote in the Senate.  And Sen. McCaskill should not give in to the faux pressure from those intent on opposing anything even remotely related to President Trump, just because, you know, Trump.