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Putting Families First

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For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2022
Contact:[email protected]
(703)282-7320

 

Putting Families First
RSC’s Family Policy Agenda Shows True Leadership

 

Washington, D.C.  – Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the largest public policy women’s organization in the country, today applauded the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) “Family Policy Agenda.” The RSC, led by its Chairman Jim Banks (R-Indiana), released the agenda indicating the policy priorities of the next Congress, should Republicans take control.

 

“Bravo to Chairman Banks and the entire Republican Study Committee for this thorough and comprehensive plan to address the issues American families are facing today,” said CWALAC CEO and President, Penny Nance. “Whether it is protecting our children from radical gender ideologies in school, cyber threats online, and deadly drugs or implementing policies that help single mothers and family-owned businesses, this strategy will put government on a path to help families succeed.

 

“Leadership is telling the American people what they will do if elected. We applaud the RSC releasing this agenda in advance of the election to show how drastically different the policies of a Republican-led Congress will be compared to the ones we’ve had for the last year and a half.

 

“Biden and the Democrat-controlled House and Senate have led us to the brink by pushing a radical agenda. Time to put government back where it belongs, at the service of American families, and not at the service of special political, ideological, technological, or financial interests.”

 

CWALAC will work with the RSC and other members of Congress to implement these policies.

 

To schedule an interview with Penny Nance, please contact [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America is the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org

Press Release: Fighting for Female Athletes: Women’s Groups File Amicus Brief on Indiana Law

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For Immediate Release:

September 26, 2022

 

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Fighting for Female Athletes: Women’s Groups File Amicus Brief on Indiana Law

Left and Right Coalition Unite to Protect Women’s Sports

 

Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) have filed a joint amicus brief calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to overturn an injunction on Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that requires sports participation in elementary and secondary school to be based on biological sex, male and female, or be designated as coeducational or mixed sex.    

 

Indiana’s law, which took effect on July 1, is among women’s sports laws passed in 18 states since 2020 to ensure female athletes maintain their rights to safety and fair play in sex-separated sports. In July, federal Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson granted a preliminary injunction, allowing a male student to continue playing on the girls’ softball team. In early September, the Indiana attorney general’s office asked the 7th Circuit Court to overturn Judge Magnus-Stinson’s ruling.

 

“WoLF and CWA represent women on opposite sides of many issues, but we agree on what a woman is,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “Protecting women and girls is a shared interest that transcends left/right politics. CWA proudly joins this brief with allies in the cause from the Left to fight for the fundamental rights, including to participate in single-sex sports, of women on the basis of sex.”   

 

“The obvious harms experienced by women and girls when males are allowed to intrude into women’s sports is traumatizing, and our organizations are gravely concerned with the psychological gaslighting and compelled speech that is occurring on a regular basis in these types of situations,” said Mahri Irvine, PhD, Executive Director, Women’s Liberation Front. “Students, coaches, school employees, and parents should never be forced to pretend that males are females, or vice versa. Journalists or judges using language like ‘transgender females’ or ‘transgender girls’ to describe males is misleading, disingenuous, and confuses well-meaning members of the public who simply want all students to be supported and empowered. The result is a dishonest narrative based on personal belief systems rather than science or objective reality.”

 

“If the Court fails to vacate the district court’s preliminary injunction, it will mark a fundamental shift in American law and policy that strips girls and women of their rights, threatens the physical safety of female athletes, and undercuts means by which women can achieve educational equality. It would not only revoke the very rights and protections that specifically secure women’s access to school athletics but would do so in order to extend those rights and protections to men claiming to be women,” the WoLF and CWA Amicus Brief reads.

 

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org

 

WoLF is the country’s largest radical feminist organization; WoLF’s mission is to restore, protect, and advance the rights of women and girls through legal argument, policy advocacy, and public education. More information is available at www.womenarefemale.org.

Joint Amicus Brief Featured in The Post Millenial

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As featured in The Post Millennial, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) filed a joint amicus brief calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to overturn an injunction on Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that requires sports participation in elementary and secondary school to be based on biological sex, male and female, or be designated as coeducational or mixed sex.    

Sen. Graham’s Pro-Life Bill Will Save Lives, Align Federal Law with American Values

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For Immediate Release:                                                        Contact:  [email protected]

September 14, 2022                                                                (703)282-7320

 

Washington, D.C.  –  Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the largest public policy women’s organization in the country, today announced its support of Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act. This bill will protect the unborn from abortion after fifteen weeks gestation.

 

“Life is a winning issue,” said CWALAC CEO and President, Penny Nance in a press conference with Senator Graham and other policy leaders.  “In today’s post-Roe America, we are finally allowed to have the conversation about what we as a society now know—by following the science—about fetal development. We can finally put into place stronger protections to stop destroying human life.”

 

“We saw abortion extremists show their true colors with so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, better named the Abortion-on-Demand Act. They pushed for taxpayer funded abortion up until the point of birth. This position is out of step with the American people. Unsurprisingly, that bill failed twice on the Senate floor. In a post-Roe poll in June, nearly three-fourths of respondents support a protection for the unborn at 15 weeks.

 

“Consistently, since 1973, around 70% of the American people have supported restrictions on abortion. Through advances in science, families and medical professionals are now able to understand that at fifteen weeks:

 

    • the baby can feel pain,
    • the baby can move her fully formed fingers and toes
    • the baby can suck her thumb
    • the baby has a fully developed heart pumping 26 quarts of blood per day.

 

“So, let’s make it clear to the Republican consultants and pollsters—the country knows what happens inside the womb. They know that life is precious.”

 

CWALAC encouraged other members of the United States Senate to lead with a winning issue for the American people.

 

To schedule an interview with Penny Nance, please contact [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America is the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at concernedwomen.org

Press Release: Women’s Rights will be Violated by Biden Administration’s Title IX Rule

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For Immediate Release                                                              Contact:  CWA Comms Team

September 13, 2022                                                                     [email protected]

 

CWA Files Opposition Comment to Discriminatory Proposed Rule

 

Washington, D.C.  –  Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy women’s organization in the country, announced today that it filed a comment in opposition to the Biden Administration’s proposed Title IX (Rule) titled “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Educational Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance” (Docket ID # ED-2021-OCR-0166).  The Rule was proposed by President Joe Biden in June, and the comment period closed on September 12.

 

“Forcing a new interpretation of sex under Title IX is a direct threat to every woman and girl in America,” reads the comment letter addressed to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and signed by CWA CEO and President, Penny Nance.  “What this Rule does in practice is nothing less than erase our status and protections as female. There is an inherent and insurmountable conflict in the scope and application of sex discrimination proposed in this Rule that disproportionately harms biological women and girls. It is already happening today: female students are being assaulted in school restrooms; female athletes are forced to surrender their privacy in the locker room and lose their rightful opportunities in their own sports.

 

“Most certainly, the Department should not be gutting the very foundation of Title IX and the meaning of ‘sex’ with the vague, undefined, subjective category of ‘gender identity’ thus stripping women of vital protections under civil rights law. Mandating a new form of discrimination against women and girls is an affront to our dignity and humanity. Being male and female is an unchangeable fact of the natural world that differentiates human beings from conception. It is part of our genetic makeup.

 

“This Rule will straitjacket every educational program and activity to abide by its direct assault against our daughters and to perpetuate an insidious gender ideology that socializes students to believe they can be ‘born in the wrong body.’ The women of CWA object to this Rule in the strongest of terms.” 

 

Encouraged by CWA, thousands of women and men from every state across the country sent unique comments opposing this Rule.  A record-breaking number of comments were submitted according to the Department of Education.

 

For more information on opposition to the Rule by CWA and other likeminded organizations, please contact [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America is the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.concernedwomen.org.

CWA Blasts Walmart in Joint Letter with Fellow Conservatives

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Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, signed a joint letter with CPAC and other conservative leaders to Mr. Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Inc., on Walmart’s decision to provide virtually unrestricted abortion benefits to its employees.

 

Read the letter below or click here to download a copy of the letter.

August 24, 2022

 

Mr. Doug McMillon

President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc.

702 SW 8th Street

Bentonville, AR 72716

 

Dear Mr. McMillon:

As the nation’s largest private employer and grocer, Walmart touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the freedom-loving world. Yet, millions of American consumers do not realize that by patronizing Walmart, they are funding woke policies they morally oppose.

 

A perfect example is abortion. In a recent revision to its leave policy, Walmart will now provide virtually unrestricted abortion benefits. In prior years, the company policy was to offer benefits related to abortion only in cases “when the health of the mother would be in danger if the fetus were carried to term, the fetus could not survive the birthing process, or death would be imminent after birth.” But now, Walmart has decided to encourage more abortions by deleting the condition that the mother’s health be in danger “if the fetus were carried to term.” The new policy just says it will cover abortions, “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” This lawyer-engineered language specifying health in this context means abortion on demand and they know it.  “Health risks” unrelated to the baby being carried to term covers mental stress, missing work, or any other reason whatsoever. Walmart is effectively providing funding to their 1.6 million employees and their dependents to cover abortion on demand, including expenditures for the abortion procedure and travel costs and when not available within 100 miles.

 

The bottom line is that Walmart-supported abortions are sure to increase in the coming years— more babies laid at the altar of “choice” because of your financial contributions. It also does not escape our attention that supporting such a heinous policy conveniently keeps women at their Walmart jobs rather than at home caring for themselves and their babies.

 

Not only is your pro-abortion policy reprehensible, but your touting of a small increase in adoption benefits as a way to atone for what you know to be an immoral, anti-woman policy is offensive, especially for women. Why was the increase not offered before? Why now? Americans know why.

 

Abortion is not the only issue where Walmart seems almost eager to offend mainstream conservatives.  Whether it is the company’s $100 million embrace of so-called “racial equity” or its effort to punish Republicans for questioning the integrity of the 2020 election, Walmart has sadly become just another woke leftist institution.

 

Surely as board members with a fiduciary responsibly to your shareholders, you must understand the Walmart’s increasingly woke policies are alienating millions of your customers who will take their business elsewhere. Your founder Sam Walton would be appalled.

 

In the past, Walmart has relied on conservative organizations and office holders to further policies that benefited Walmart, its shareholders, and its customers. And when anti-capitalist politicians and activists attacked the company for its success and profitability, we stepped up to defend Walmart.

 

We stood by the company because it was generally pro-family and because we embrace free enterprise and believe in the benefits of capitalism. We can no longer tolerate your leftist policy agenda – particularly when it facilitates the harming of innocent human life.

 

The political calculus of embracing woke policies to curry favor with leftist politicians might make sense to some.  But we can neither condone such a cynical strategy nor forgive Walmart for adopting it. Conservatives who seek a government that reflects their values should take their business elsewhere.  And no self-proclaimed conservative official or conservative organization should accept funding from Walmart while it supports the policies of the woke left.

 

Sincerely,

William L. Walton, CPAC Executive Board Member

 

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA)

 

Mercedes Schlapp, Fmr. Senior White House Official, President’s George W. Bush and Donald Trump Administrations

 

Matt Whitaker, Fmr. Acting U.S Attorney General

 

Dr. Ben Carson, Founder and Chairman, American Cornerstone Institute & Fmr. U.S Secretary of H.U.D

 

Jim Demint, Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute and Fmr. U.S Senator (SC)

 

Mark Meadows, Senior Partner, Conservative Partnership Institute and Fmr. U.S Congressman (NC)

 

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

 

Amb. Ken Blackwell, Former Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission

 

Terry Schilling, President, American Principles Project

 

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

 

Bob McEwen, Executive Director, Council for National Policy and Fmr. U.S Congressman (OH)

 

Jenny Beth Martin

 

Randy Neugebauer, Fmr. U.S Congressman (TX)

 

Bob Beauprez, Fmr. U.S Congressman (CO)

 

Cc:

Gregory Penner, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Cesar Conde, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Timothy Flynn, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Sarah Friar, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Carla Harris, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Tom Horton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Marissa Mayer, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Doug McMillon, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Randall Stephenson, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Robson Walton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Steuart Walton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise

Chair of the House Republican Conference Elise Stefanik

Rep. Jim Jordan, Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Scott Perry, Chairman – House Freedom Caucus

Rep. Jim Banks, Chairman – Republican Study Committee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Republican Nominee for Governor, Arkansas

Walmart’s Woke Abortion Policy

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Below is a message we received regarding Walmart’s new plan to expand abortion coverage for employees. Such a far cry from the beliefs of their founder.

This new expansion of abortion coverage is a slap in the face to millions of Americans who oppose abortion and who have looked to Walmart as a family-friendly alternative to other big-name brands like Target that have been on the wrong side of family issues for years.

 

Walmart has turned its back on its constituents and has chosen to feed the dangerous lie that the value of life is dependent on circumstance. We believe in protecting the life and health of the mother; however, the intentional and direct termination of a baby via an abortion procedure is never required to do so.

Please join us in contacting Walmart to share your disappointment with their new policy and urge them to stop buying into lies in order to appease the woke mob.

 

CONTACT WALMART:

Copy/paste the text from our sample comment sharing your disappointment with Walmart’s new policy.

 

To submit your comment to Walmart Corporate, click here, select company feedback and questions, and paste our template text or your own comment into the text box.

 

Press Release: It’s Time to #TossTarget

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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2022
[email protected]
(202)488-7000

 

#TossTarget Campaign Exposes Company’s Discriminatory Policies & Political Agenda
Funding Abortion Travel is a “Slap in the Face” to Millions

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA), the country’s largest public policy women’s organization, is launching a nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to stop shopping at Target stores, to “Toss Target” and find an alternative that better suits their values. In June, Target announced it would fund travel and expenses for their employees who want to go to another state to have an abortion.

 

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that returned abortion policy to the democratic process and allow state legislatures to decide policies that best fit the people of their state, many have enacted laws curtailing abortions. According to Guttmacher research data, more than 70% of the American people support restrictions on abortion.

 

“Pro-life Americans have the power of the purse and need to stop funding companies that hate us and everything we stand for,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America. “Companies who fund travel to another state for an abortion and don’t provide the extra support for their employees who choose life are practicing discrimination and their actions are a slap in the face to the more the millions of Americans who support life.”

 

CWA is rallying its state leaders and activists, its Young Women for America chapters and other pro-life organizations and activists to join the effort at the height of the school shopping season.   Posted on its website is a list of alternatives to many of the companies that have promised to fund abortion travel for their employees. It also includes sample letters and scripts for letting the executives and managers of the company know why Americans are choosing to shop elsewhere.

 

“Target has been on the wrong side of family issues for many years and it’s time we take our business elsewhere and let their executives and managers know why,” said Nance. “Their incredibly offensive decision to weigh in on the most important moral issues in the United States of our time, literally weighing in on the side of death, is not only wrongheaded and insidious but downright financially foolish.”

 

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 Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org