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Kansans: A Few Things You Can Do

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“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

So much is happening around us that can cause people to wonder, “what in the world is going on?” We are watching friends and fellow Kansans lose their livelihoods out of no fault of their own; we know people who have contracted the coronavirus, and there appears to be an all-out assault on our civil liberties, especially our economic and religious liberties.

Few can argue the fact that leading up to COVID-19, there was an increasing apathy toward the things that matter to God. Our state and nation have traded the goodness of God for what the world has to offer.

I don’t know about you, but Gov. Laura Kelly’s strong-arm governance model of ruling over businesses, churches, and the citizens of Kansas and recent events such as Luke Aichele, a barber from McPherson, Kansas, who was threatened with arrest for opening his shop in order to feed his family has stirred in me an even deeper commitment to want to make a difference in Kansas and our country.

Take Action:

  • Pray for the Kansas state legislature that will be meeting for a one-day session on Thursday, May 21. Please pray that the governor and legislature will seek to do what is in the best interest of Kansans.  Much prayer is needed for this one-day session.
  • Contact your state senator and representative before Thursday, May 21, and let them know you are praying for them. Some have had sickness and even deaths in their families. Locate your two legislators here. Enter your information in the left panel under Find Your Legislator. Be sure to let them know you are with Concerned Women for America of Kansas.
  • Send this e-alert to family and friends.

Please Pray: Dear Father, please hear our cry as we plead for the opportunity to reopen our state so that businesses can once again be open, and all Kansas can go back to work.  We pray for Gov. Laura Kelly, who seems to think the strong arm of the government and ruling over the people is the correct way to govern. Show her, Lord, that freedom means the ability for citizens to govern their own lives in the safest possible way so they can earn a living.  We also pray for our legislators, especially the leadership of the House and Senate as they come back on May 21.  Give them wisdom and courage to do what is in the best interest of our state.  Amen

Psalm 37:1-4.  “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;  for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

God is in charge!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

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Kansans: Tell Gov. Kelly It’s Time to Open the Churches

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According to a local Topeka television station, Gov. Laura Kelly announced she will not extend the stay at home order past May 3. She met with business owners to discuss this plan. This is great news!

Regarding the restrictions for mass gatherings, Gov. Kelley plans to be “less restrictive, ” and Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas hopes this includes places of worship. As you recall, Gov. Kelly issued Executive Order 20-18 the week before Easter. Many believe that she singled out churches while carving out broad exemptions for 26 types of secular activities from this gathering ban, including bars, restaurants, libraries, shopping malls, retail establishments, and office spaces.

The U.S. Constitution is not under a “stay at home order,” and the Bill of Rights cannot be quarantined. A crisis is not the time to allow leaders to shred the Constitution. CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance and CWA’s General Counsel Mario Diaz just published a great piece on this very idea: The Constitution was Made for COVID-19.

Take Action
Contact Gov. Kelly and respectfully tell her to allow churches to reopen as a part of her re-opening of the state.

Gov. Kelly’s contact information:
Phone: Statewide: 877-579-6757; Local: 785-296-3232 | Online contact form

Please join me in prayer
Lord, we pray for Gov. Kelly.  We pray that personal feelings will not enter into her decisions, that she will see the path clearly to stick to what is constitutionally correct, and end this apparent vendetta against religious organizations.  1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I exhort you therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”  I pray we will be patient in our cry to You and sing of Your glory as King David did in Psalm 57.  Amen.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Kansas: Introducing CWA’s Constitution 101 Class!

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”  – Ronald Reagan.


While many of us are staying home and/or homeschooling, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is providing a great learning opportunity for teens, pre-teens, and adults. CWA’s General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq., has created an educational and entertaining series on the U.S. Constitution.

Mario takes us on a journey to understand America’s founding documents and the principles which guard our liberty. Part I focuses on the Declaration of Independence by way of an introduction to the concepts that undergird the U.S. Constitution.

View Part 1 of this free 30-minute class here. Part II of the series is scheduled for release on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. EST via Facebook Live. So be sure to follow us on CWA’s Facebook page for notifications to join us live!

If you cannot join the Facebook Live, the archive will be posted on the CWA website.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Action Item: Tell Gov. Kelly to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses like Trust Women still operating?

Currently, across the United States, including Kansas, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Yet, the abortion industry is open for business as usual.

On March 18, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding 10 people according to this directive. While many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, the Trust Women abortion clinic insists on business as usual while consuming Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Kelly and Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman.  Urge them to join other states by closing abortion clinics and redirecting PPE and other medical equipment to our state’s much needed coronavirus response. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

  • Gov. Kelly: (785) 296-3232 | Online form
  • Sec. Lee Norman: 785-296-1500

#2. Forward this email to family and friends.

Please pray:  Dear Father, we ask that you move on the hearts of Gov. Kelly and Sec. Norman to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.

“Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:8-9

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Choose Life Plates are Still Available

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I am writing today to give you a status update on the Kansas Choose Life License Plate project and to ask for your assistance. As a reminder, the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) will begin production and issuing the specialty tag when we reach the threshold of 1000 preregistrations for the tags. We are nearly halfway to meeting the KDOR requirement.

Click here to read more about the license plate project.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas has set a goal to sell 125 additional specialty plate registrations by May 30, 2020. Thank you to all who have purchased the specialty plate. If you have not done so, consider the value to the pro-life movement in Kansas if cars across the state had the Choose Life tags. Choose Life America has this to say about the license plates:

  • All states allow specialty license plates to promote and/or raise funds to support various non-profit organizations within their state.
  • The Choose Life plate is now in 32 states and the District of Columbia and has raised over $28 million for the cause of life and adoption in those states.

Take Action Today! 

  • Print and fill out the back panel of the brochure, or go to chooselifeplate.com, to obtain a Choose Life license plate!
  • Encourage others to do the same! Print off or order brochures to distribute. Go to our website and print off the Choose Life brochure or email us to order brochures.
  • Involve your church! Approach your pastor to find out if you can distribute the brochure in church.

Pray with me that we will find favor in new areas of advertisement. May the Lord provide an increase of people willing to join this effort. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Thanks for all the help of organizations, newspapers, and individuals who not only ordered the tag but who are promoting the plates. Let’s do it again! The job cannot be done without you.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Follow-up on February 19, Day of Fasting and Prayer

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Nearly 500 people participated in the February 19, prayer rally for the unborn in Topeka. We felt the presence of the Lord at the rally and committed ourselves to look to Him instead of ourselves to get the Value Them Both Amendment passed.  The House and the Senate galleys were packed with prayer warriors.  At noon we all gathered in the rotunda and prayed.  I had the honor to represent Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas as I lead a prayer for women and babies – the true victims of abortion. To God, be the glory for He put that prayer on my heart.

Update on the Value Them Both Amendment
As I reported here, the amendment passed the Senate but failed to get the necessary 84 votes in the House. However, President of the Senate, Susan Wagle (R-District 30 ) and Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman (R-District 78) are still committed to passing the amendment, as are many senators and representatives.

What can you do?

#1. Letters to the editor on the importance of passing the pro-life amendment are critical. Legislators do read what is printed in their local newspapers (both printed and online). Will you commit to writing a letter to your local newspaper today? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Adhere to the printed guidelines for letter-writing provided by the publications.  These guidelines are usually printed near the column on a daily or weekly basis.  Letters normally should be no longer than 250 words.  Remember that editors reserve the right to edit your letter.  They may edit one word, or they may cut your most important paragraphs.  But don’t get discouraged!
  • Keep your letters simple, direct, and well-reasoned.  Expressing your anger is fine, but avoid hysteria. Be careful to avoid unproven assertions or you will jeopardize your credibility.
  • Cover the topic of the life amendment only.  Do not try to discuss more than one issue, or your letter will lose effectiveness.
  • At the bottom of the letter, sign your name and give your address and daytime telephone number.  Editors will not publish anonymous letters, and most will call to confirm that you wrote the letter.
  • Write while this issue is hot!  Don’t delay writing your letter.
  • Use short quotations from authoritative sources. For background information on the amendment, click here and here.

#2. Please forward this e-alert onto friends, family, and acquaintances.

Join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for our faithful CWA of Kansas members who have been praying, coming to the Capitol, and calling, writing, and emailing their legislators. We continue to ask You to soften the hearts of the legislators who are voting against this pro-life amendment. Lord, we ask that You make a way for this amendment to come up for another vote in this session. Thank you, Father. Amen

Thank you for all you have done, especially the prayers.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Calling on All Prayer Warriors – Pray for the Unborn on February 19!

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As I reported in an earlier alert, the Value Them Both Amendment failed to pass the House last week. While we were very disappointed with the outcome of the vote we will not give up!

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas is joining with intercessors around the state to pray of our state and for our legislature. While we were praying together about what God would want us to do, the Lord brought Deuteronomy 30:19 to mind: “I call heaven and  earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:  Therefore Choose Life,  that both thou and thy seed may live.”

So, we have declared next Wednesday, February 19, a day of prayer and fasting day on behalf of our state and for the unborn.  We are also calling on 1,000 prayer warriors to come and pray at the state capitol on February 19!

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th and Van Buren, Topeka

Join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, and so many legislators.  We pray for those who seek to thwart Your plans in protecting life. We put our trust in You as You are always in control.”

Please forward this e-alert onto friends, family, and acquaintances.

Thank you for all you have done, especially the prayers.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Value Them Both Amendment Fails in the House

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Last week, the pro-life Value Them Both Amendment that you faithfully prayed for and took action on failed to get the necessary 84 votes to pass the Kansas House. The amendment had previously passed the Kansas Senate. It was a disheartening defeat because of the potential lives lost of both mothers and their unborn babies.

Take Action: It is important that we contact our legislators after a crucial vote like this.  They need to know that we take note of how they vote.

  1. Click here to view how your House member voted on the amendment. Contact the legislator and thank them if they voted yes on the amendment and express your disappointment if they voted against the amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas. Click here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House members.  You can also call the Legislative Hot Line at 1-800-432-3924.
  2. Contact Speaker of the House, Ron Ryckman (Republican D-78) and Senate President Susan Wagle (Republican D-30) and thank them for their leadership on the pro-life amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Speaker Ryckman – 785-296-2302 | [email protected]
Senate President Wagle, 785-296-2419 | [email protected].

Please join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House and the Senate President.  We thank you for the work the pro-life representatives did last Friday.  We put our trust in You as You are always in control. Psalms 62:8 says, “In God we Trust.”

Thank you for all you have done in contacting your legislators and especially the prayers.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

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Kansas House Passes Value Them Both Amendment! Moves to Final Action. Calls Needed!

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Today, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the Value Them Both Amendment, moving Kansas another step closer to reversing the radical 2019 Kansas Supreme Court abortion ruling. The vote was as follows: 80 yes; 41 no; 4 not voting.

The vote for final action could take place at the beginning of next week. The final passage of the pro-life amendment hinges of just four more representatives voting “yes.” Please contact the following representatives and respectfully urge them to SUPPPORT the Value Them Both Amendment when it comes up for a final action vote.

For more information on the resolution:

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, I thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment in the Senate and House. Thank you for the legislators who stood firm and voted yes for the sanctity of life. We have one more vote before the amendment passes, and Lord we need you to move on the hearts of at least four legislators to vote yes in the final vote.  “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” – Job 42:2

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Your Help Still Needed on the Value Them Both Amendment

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The Kansas State Senate overwhelmingly passed the Value Them Both Amendment resolution (SCR 1613) last Wednesday, January 29.  The resolution now moves to the Kansas House for consideration. If the House passes the resolution, the proposed Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment will be placed on the August 2020 primary ballot.

The Value Them Both Amendment will allow Kansans to protect mothers and babies with common-sense regulations. Click here for more information on the amendment and CWA of Kansas’ work on the resolution.

The House can take up the resolution at any time, so it’s critical that you contact your representative TODAY and urge him/her to support the Value Them Both Amendment. 

 Take Action:
Contact your representative and tell him/her that you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas and that you want them to vote YES on SCR 1613 with no amendmentsClick here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House members.  You can also call the Legislative Hot Line at 1-800-432-3924.

Please Join Me in Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly thank you that this amendment has come this far and with so much success. As the debate in the Kansas House of Representatives approaches, we pray that You prepare the hearts of the representatives to hear the arguments for and against the sanctity of life.  “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  Ephesians 6:13 KJV.  Amen.

Kansans care about this issue. We most certainly should have the right to vote on the Value Them Both Amendment this August!  Thank you for your continued prayer and action on this important issue.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

One Step Closer: Kansas Senate Passes Pro-Life Amendment!

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The Kansas State Senate passed the Value Them Both Amendment (HCR 5019), moving Kansas one step closer to reversing a radical 2019 Kansas Supreme Court abortion ruling. The amendment was crafted to restore to the people of Kansas, through their elected officials, the ability to limit the abortion industry.

The Value Them Both Amendment is now in the House for consideration.

Last year, five activist judges sitting on the Kansas Supreme Court struck down a 2015 ban on the dismembering of children still in the womb. These five activist judges ruled unconstitutional a law that outlawed the medical “practice” of dismemberment abortion where “doctors” knowingly dismember a living unborn child by extracting the unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus.

For more information on the bill:

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, we thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment from the Senate. Thank you for the legislators who stood firm and voted yes on the sanctity of life. We now ask for your hand of favor as the amendment is voted on in the House. “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” – Job 42:2

For Life!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

 

GOOD NEWS – Pro-Life Amendment Passed Out of Two Committees! Time for Next Step!

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Thank you for the great turnout Tuesday at the Value Them Both Amendment (HCR 5019) committee hearing!  The room was packed. Your presence showed how much this means to us, the grassroots people of Kansas.

The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs and the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committees passed the Value Them Both Amendment out of their respective committees! TheValue Them Both Amendment is now one step closer to being placed on the August Primary Election ballot!

HCR 5019 will allow Kansans to protect mothers and babies with common-sense regulations. Click here for more information on the amendment and CWA of Kansas’s efforts along the way.

HCR 5019 is expected to be on both the Kansas House and/or Senate floor as early as next week. Your continued involvement is needed to move the amendment forward.  

Take Action:

  1. Contact your legislators and encourage them to vote yes on the Value Them Both Amendment when it comes to the floor. Urge them to let the men and women of Kansas decide by putting this amendment on the ballot. Click here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House and Senate members.
  2. Contact each committee member and inquire how they voted. If they supported it, thank them. It is imperative that they feel thoroughly appreciated for their stand. If they did not support it, respectfully express your disappointment. Senate Judiciary and House Federal and State Affairs.
  3. Forward this on to like-minded friends and family.  Encourage them to both pray and take action on this life-saving amendment.

Please Join Me in Prayer: Father, I thank you for the favorable passage of the Value Them Both Amendment out of the committees. I pray now that Your hand will be upon it as it now goes to both the House and Senate. Hold back those who aim to thwart our efforts. Amen.

Thank you for contacting your legislators, attending the hearing at the Capitol, and for praying.  Together our message has been clear; Kansans care about this issue. Keep it up!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

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Shawnee County Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meeting – January 28

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Shawnee County?  Either way, please read on.)

Hello, I am Karen Skillman, the new Concerned Women for America Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Shawnee County. I am very excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

No doubt you are as concerned as I am about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation today. Most people want to work to create a better nation for our children and grandchildren but are unsure of the steps to take.

That’s why I am involved today, and why I invite you to join me at our kick-off meeting. Our chapter will meet once a month to educate ourselves on one of CWA’s seven core issues, and then pray and take action on the issue(s).  Join us and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals.  If you are unable to attend our first meeting, be sure to contact me and ask to be put on my email list for future meetings.

What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA of Kansas presentation by Barbara Saldivar, CWA of Kansas State Director.  She will be sharing information about CWA and update us on current bills pending before the state legislature. This will be followed by prayer and fellowship.
When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, KS  66604
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sunday, January 26. Contact me at 785-215-3999, or email [email protected]  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend!

If you do not live in the Shawnee County area, but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please reach out to State Director Barbara Saldivar at [email protected]. Barbara will be happy to assist and train you as she did me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Karen Skillman
Shawnee County Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America of Kansas
785-215-3999
[email protected]

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Value them Both Amendment Hearing, January 21, 2020

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Next Hearing on the Pro-Life Amendment to the Kansas Constitution: Tuesday, January 21

Kansas pro-life citizens are urged to attend the House Federal and State Committee hearing on Tuesday, January 21, regarding reversing the Kansas Supreme Court’s horrible decision on abortion.

Click here to read the proposed amendment (HCR 5019.) You can read more about the court decision here. You can read my testimony and view media coverage from the previous hearing hereMany of you attended the interim hearings on this issue last year, and your presence at the hearings sent a strong message that life is a top priority for Kansans. We are asking you to attend this next hearing as a statement that life is still a priority.

House Federal and State Affairs Committee Hearing Details:
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th & Van Buren, Topeka – Room #346S

Additional information about January 21:

  • We are asking everyone who can attend to wear purple, if possible.
  • We are also encouraging attendees to visit the offices of their state representative and state senator to voice support for the amendment. Please write down the names of your legislators and their office numbers before you come. You can find your legislators here.
  • Talking points will be available at the registration table when you walk in on the ground floor. Look for the CWA of Kansas volunteers as you enter the building.

Take Action: Make plans to attend, and be sure to invite a friend! We want our legislators to know now is the time to pass the amendment so that it can be placed on the November 2020 ballot.

Please Pray: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, we pray that this joint hearing will go the way You have planned. We pray for those who will testify – that You will give them the words to speak. We also pray for the committee members that their hearts will be receptive to the testimonies given that support life. We are so thankful for Your presence and we give You the glory. The outcome of all of this is in Your hands.  Amen

Thank you, and I hope to see you on January 21.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Join CWA of Kansas for a Candlelight Prayer Walk at the State Capitol

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Please join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas for a Candlelight Prayer Walk for Life.  Capitol City Commission, Family Policy Alliance, Kansans for Life, and Catholic Charities will be joining us.

Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Kansas State Capitol, located at SW 8th Avenue and SW Van Buren Street, Topeka. We will meet on the ground floor of the Capitol.

Following the prayer walk, we will head to the Celtic Fox restaurant located at 118 SW 8th Avenue #202. We hope you can join us for this Dutch-treat meal.

Click here to download the event flyer.

First, we will focus our prayers on the legislators and their efforts during the upcoming session. We will then pray for the passage of the Life Amendment out of the House and Senate and then its placement on next year’s November ballot. We ask that nothing be added to the amendment; just that our elected legislators continue to regulate abortion facilities and the laws that have been passed remain as they are. We believe the Kansas Supreme Court made a serious mistake in creating a right to abortion in our state constitution. The amendment for life will rectify that decision.

“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.”
2 Chronicles 7:14

I hope to see you at the prayer walk on December 12!  Be sure to invite a friend.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

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CWA of Kansas Commemorates National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer

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Before we get caught up in the upcoming season of busyness, let us cultivate a humble heart with fasting, repentance, and prayer on Thursday, November 21.

We invite you to join us in a National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer in honor of the 156th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation 97 – Appointing a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer. Together let us observe and reaffirm our 16th President’s heartfelt plea to the supreme authority and just governance of Almighty God.

“Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.”

Fasting before we feast is a reminder that God provides everything that we need. It reminds us of who we are and who God is. It also reminds us that as we hunger physically, we also hunger spiritually. And when we repent, we are promised forgiveness. Not any ordinary forgiveness, but a complete pardon from our sins and the payment they require. Now that draws us to our knees in Thanksgiving. God has fully provided for us in Christ!

This is why our hope is not in government or elected officials or even in a grateful attitude. But, instead, our hope is firmly in Christ alone.

Mark your calendar on Thursday, November 21, the week before Thanksgiving. Whether in your car, home, classroom, or office, let us repent and seek God on behalf of ourselves and our nation

Click here to view the double-sided informational flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Blessings to you and yours during this Thanksgiving season!

In His Service,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

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You Are Needed in Topeka on October 30 – For Life!

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Kansas pro-life citizens are urged to attend the Special Committee on Federal and State Affairs hearing to be held next week regarding reversing the Kansas Supreme Court’s nonsensical abortion decision. You can read more about the court decision here.

Your presence at the Joint Judiciary Committee hearing earlier in the month was greatly appreciated by the chairman and many of the committee members. We need our CWA of Kansas members to show up again. Your presence will send a strong message that life is a top priority for Kansans.

Here are the details;
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th & Van Buren, Topeka – Room #346S (Old Supreme Court Room)

Make plans to attend and be sure to invite a friend!

Thank you, and I hope to see you next Wednesday.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

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Join Us! Feisty & Feminine Workshop – Topeka – October 24, 2019

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Are you concerned about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation?  Especially all the issues with our public schools?  There is a cultural battle raging in America, and Concerned Women for America is on the frontline protecting our values through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Are you ready to join us in these efforts? It’s time to put your gloves on for the cultural fight we are battling.

Please join us next Thursday, October 24, to discover how, together, through prayer and action, we can make a difference. Whether or not you have attended a previous Feisty & Feminine workshop, we invite you to join us at next week’s workshop. It is time to step up, or reengage, and learn the issues well so we can pray and act accordingly.  

Feisty & Feminine Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 Gage, Topeka, Kansas

Workshop Agenda:

  1. Watching the documentary Rescuing Our Children and Our Nation, which features speakers Alex Neman and Samuel Blumenfeld, author of the book Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children. Phillis Setchell, CWA of Kansas’s Research Analyst, will be leading this part of the workshop.
  2. Learning how to build an impactful relationship with your local school board member.
  3. Update on the progress of the on the pro-life amendment.

I cannot help but be reminded of Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and his mother Eunice, who Paul wrote about in 2 Timothy 1:5 “When I call  to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”  The time is now to be as active as possible in the education of our children and grandchildren.

I hope to see you next Thursday, October 24. Please RSVP by emailing me at [email protected] or calling 785-260-5659.  Your RSVP will help in planning for the meeting.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas