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Barbara Ferraro

Join CWA of Hawaii on January 22

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Hawaii encourages you to join us by the Hilo Community Surgery Center, Wednesday, January 22, in support of the sanctity of human life from birth until natural death – in remembrance of when abortion was made legal all those years ago. There are approximately 25 pre-born babies aborted per week by resident abortion doctors at the “surgery” center.

Act Today!

  • Please join us on Wednesday, January 22, to show your support for the sanctity of life!  Please arrive as close to 8:00 a.m. as possible. Address: 82 Puuhonu Way # 100, Hilo. We will either be standing on the sidewalk by Komohana Drive or in the cul de sac by the driveway that leads to the surgery center.
  • Make plans now to attend and be sure to invite a friend! Consider inviting your pastor and/or members of your church. Your presence there is very important and does matter.

“For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16

Take a stand for the unborn because life is priceless.

For Life!
Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director

Hawaii state capitol

Sign Up Today: 2020 Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign

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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.”- I Timothy 2:1-4

Because Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Hawaii believes prayer is crucial to revival and restoration of a nation, we are asking you to participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Campaign for the 2020 Hawaii 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.

Hawaii has 76 state legislators (25 senators and 51 representatives). Our elected officials need to know that people like you and me – who understand the power of prayer and what a refreshing word does for the soul – will be praying for them.

Would you commit to adopt one of our state legislators and pray for him or her daily during the sixty-day session (January-April)? In addition to praying for your assigned legislator, you will send him/her a weekly pre-printed postcard that contains a Scripture verse or quote and space for you to write a prayer or personal note of encouragement. The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

CWA of Hawaii has implemented this program for many years with great success.  Legislators have responded with humble appreciation.  Faithful prayer warriors are necessary and needed. Sign up today and we will assign you a legislator and supply you with the postcards and instructions.

Any questions? Contact me at 425-869-1923 or e-mail me at [email protected].

Time to take action: 1.) Fill out this form and send in the form to CWA of Hawaii, 15-682 Puni Mauka Loop S., Pahoa, HI  96778.  Or, e-mail the information requested to [email protected]. 2.) Consider giving by writing a check to “CWA” with “CWA of HI” in the memo line. Or, give online. 3.) Then, encourage others to do the same!

CWA of Hawaii To Host National Day of Prayer Event

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Do you, or someone you know, live on the Big Island? Please join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Hawaii in Hilo on May 2, for our National Day of Prayer event.

This year’s theme is Love One Another. National Day of Prayer President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, said this about this year’s theme, “The vast majority of America understands America is broken. And they understand that God is the only one who can fix it. We have an opportunity to create a theme that will engage all Americans. The theme must be biblical, relevant, clear, simple, and understandable. ‘Love One Another’ accomplishes those five things. From the church house to the state house and all the way to the White House, we need to learn to love one another.”

It is time to call down the powers of heaven upon both Hawaii and the nation.

We will be praying for our state, our nation, and our president, Donald J. Trump, along with his cabinet members and White House staff. We will be praying for Gov. David Y. Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, our state representatives and senators, and our County Mayor Harry Kim.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wailoa River State Park, Hilo, Hawaii
Refreshments will be provided.
Download flyer here.

Please join us!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director

Background on the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and Senate to designate the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. President Ronald Reagan signed it into law on Thursday, May 5, 1988.

Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

State Director Submits Testimony in Support of Protection for Born Alive Infants as a Result of Abortion

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Testimony in support of HB 1184 – Relating to born alive infants

February 6, 2019

Dear Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. My name is Barbara Ferraro, State Director for Concerned Women for America of Hawaii. Concerned Women for America is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation with thousands of members across the country.

We are supporting this legislation because HB 1184 would ensure the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of all infants born alive as a result of an abortion performed in the state of Hawaii.

It is no longer an abortion when the baby is delivered alive: it is a birth! Doctors and nurses must be equipped to do everything they can to save that live baby.

It is inhumane to leave a premature baby cold and alone on a table while it takes its last breath because of blatant neglect. What does it say about our society if we are okay with such practices? Once a baby is born alive, it has every legal right to life-saving measures, just the same as all the other babies born in the state of Hawaii.

As State Director for Concerned Women for America of Hawaii, I respectfully encourage you to support the passing of HB 1184 – relating to born alive infants and their medical care.

Barbara J Ferraro

State Director
Concerned Women for America of Hawaii
(808) 965-9834

[email protected]






State Director Submits Testimony in Opposition to SB 386, Legalization of Marijuana for the personal use, possession, and sale

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January 30, 2019

Opposition to SB 686 – Legalization of Marijuana for the personal use, possession, and sale.

My name is Barbara Ferraro, State Director for Concerned Women for America of Hawaii. Concerned Women for America is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation with hundreds of thousands of members across the country.

We are opposing this legislation because SB 686 would be detrimental to the state of Hawaii if passed.  We do not want to be like Colorado, which has passed similar legislation.  They are now experiencing more crime because of it.

Here is some information about Colorado after marijuana was made legal for personal use, put out by Rocky Mountain HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area).  There is a plethora of information about the problems caused by legalizing marijuana, though the information below is reason enough to avoid having the same problems here in Hawaii.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact, Volume 5, September 2018 update (

  • The yearly rate of emergency department visits related to marijuana increased 52 percent after the legalization of recreational marijuana. (2012 compared to 2016)
  • The yearly rate of marijuana-related hospitalizations increased 148 percent after the legalization of recreational marijuana. (2012 compared to 2016)
  • Marijuana-only exposures more than tripled in the five-year average (2013 – 2017) since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana compared to the five-year average (2008 – 2012) prior to legalization.

As State Director for Concerned Women for America of Hawaii, we oppose the legalization of marijuana in Hawaii. We oppose the passing of SB 386.

Barbara J Ferraro

State Director
Concerned Women for America of Hawaii
(808) 965-9834
[email protected]

Prayer Volunteers Needed! Join the 2019 Encourage-A-Legislator Program!

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Dear Friend,

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

Our EAL program is one of our most important programs. When fully implemented, each member of our Hawaii state legislature (25 Senators and 51 Representatives) will be lifted up in prayer each week that they are in session and receive an encouraging post card.  The EAL program 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.

It’s easy! You commit to adopting a legislator and praying for him or her each week during the 2019 legislative session (January 16 – May 2).  After praying for your adopted legislator, you will mail the CWA of Hawaii provided postcard that is pre-printed with a meaningful quote and a corresponding Scripture verse. Simply write a few encouraging words on the card or just sign it, affix a postcard stamp and mail the card.

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 state and nation!   I Timothy 2:1-2 commands us 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 …”

We are looking for your commitment today! Please reply by calling me at 808-965-9834 or

email me with your name and physical mailing address. I will then send your postcards and instructions just prior to the opening of the 2019 Hawaii legislative session.  

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

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
15-682 Puni Mauka Loop S.
Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
[email protected]