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Updates! Join us at the Pennsylvania Annual March for Life

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The 2nd Annual Pennsylvania March for Life is less than one month away! Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania and thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state in Harrisburg Monday, September 19.  Let’s celebrate life together at the first post-Roe March for Life!  

 

CWA of Pennsylvania had a strong presence at last year’s march (see pics below), and I would love for you to meet up and march with us this year. Drop me an email if you plan to attend, and I will send a meet-up location as the event draws closer.

 

Event Details:
Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 11:00 a.m. — Rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol (Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg)  Noon — Pennsylvania March for Life begins.

 

Download a printable map outlining the day’s events. This map and additional event details are also available here

 

Signs: We will provide signs, or you can bring life-affirming homemade signs.

 

Bus transportation: We estimate at least 100 buses are already planning to attend the Pennsylvania March for Life!  To see if a bus is leaving from your area, please contact Tina Brumagen at [email protected].

 

Volunteers: With a rally and march this big, we’re in need of a variety of volunteers to assist with parking, security, set-up, tear-down, bus greeters, and for people to guide the marchers along the route!  Here is a Volunteer Form available for anyone interested in helping the Pennsylvania March for Life in one or more volunteer opportunities. 

 

Please make plans to attend. The March for Life is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for life and to send a message that Pennsylvanians want strong pro-life legislation passed in the state. I hope to see YOU there!

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Gov. Wolfe Insults Female Athletes

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Now that the Pennsylvania Legislature is in recess until September, I wanted to update you on the Women’s Sports Act and remind you about the upcoming Pennsylvania March for Life.

 

Women’s Sport Act

As promised, Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) vetoed HB972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. This bill would have provided a fair playing field for female athletes by banning biological boys identifying as girls from participating in girls’ sports at the K-12 and college levels. Gov. Wolf’s veto insults every Pennsylvania girl working to excel in her sport. Women’s sports should not be open to just anyone, and we will continue to stand up for the rights, safety, and privacy of female athletes. Since supporting women in sports is historically a bipartisan position, my question is, why doesn’t Gov. Wolf want to protect women?

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania has been at the center of the fight to stand for the truth about the sexes and to save women’s sports. We are standing up for the rights of female athletes, and we will not back down. We sincerely thank the Pennsylvania Legislature for standing on the side of female athletes and passing the legislation. We are also grateful to each of you who made calls, sent emails, and texts on the bill. You can read more about our efforts to fight for female athletes here and here.

 

Other State Legislation

CWA of Pennsylvania is actively representing our Pennsylvania members during the state legislative session on many important issues. Click here to keep up-to-date on our legislative priorities for the session.

 

Pennsylvania March for Life – Monday, September 19

Join us at the second annual March in Harrisburg – where we will be the first state to March for Life in a post-Roe America! Click here for all the details.

 

Thank you for standing in the gap for life, liberty, and freedom! You are needed.

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of Pennsylvania Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
June 24, 2022                                                     

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Dilonna Coran (570)-567-4171  

  

Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania
Applauds the SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

 

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania – Now that the Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it is up to the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to do our part. Pennsylvania stands ready to welcome women and unborn children.

 

CWA of Pennsylvania State Director Dilonna Coran, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court decision:

 

“Every child deserves the right to life. Roe was wrong from the start. Today’s significant decision is welcomed after decades of pro-life activism. Individual states are now finally free to protect life. 

 

“Unfortunately, nothing will immediately change for Pennsylvanians. The fight for women and children now goes to a different level. The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1989 keeps abortion legal up to six months of pregnancy. In post-Roe, Pennsylvania could become a destination state for those seeking an abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, people driving to Pennsylvania seeking an abortion will increase by over 1,000 percent.

 

“It is up to the citizens of this great Commonwealth to do our part. We must work tirelessly to elect legislators and a governor who support the culture of life and who will pass life-affirming legislation.”

 

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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 ConcernedWomen.org.

Save Women’s Sports Passes State Senate

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State Legislature Protects Female Athletes

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania represented your voice on Tuesday, June 7, in Harrisburg, lobbying for passage of the women’s sports bill and participating in a press conference hosted by our ally Pennsylvania Family Institute. You can read my press statement here and view my press remarks below. 

 

Read coverage in the Philadelphia Tribune.

 

Because of your calls, emails, and texts, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (SB 1191, the Senate version of HB 972). Because two versions of the bill were passed, SB 1191 will be sent to the House for consideration. We will update you soon on the next steps for the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

 

You can read my previous updates on the bills here, here, and here.o

Pro-Life Day of Action: Wednesday, June 1

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“Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.” I Chronicles 28:20

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is joining the statewide pro-life community for a Day of Action for Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. We are asking everyone to contact their State Senator and urge them to vote “YES” to pass the Constitutional Life Amendment, SB956, before the state budget is passed this June.

 

CWA of Pennsylvania continues to strongly support the Pennsylvania Constitutional Life Amendment. SB956 is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania stating that there is no right to abortion or funding for an abortion. Current Pennsylvania law does not permit taxpayer funding for most abortions, and we want to keep it that way. 

 

Supporting this bill protects the life of every unborn child from conception to birth, keeps our abortion laws from being struck down, will maintain our current laws, and allow our state to enact future pro-life laws to protect the health and life of women and their pre-born children. 

 

Please email, tweet, or call your State Senator on Wednesday, June 1 and ask them to defend life and vote YES on SB956, the Life Amendment. Now is the time to act and make a difference! 

 

A simple breakdown of the amendment process for SB956 is below my signature.

 

The Life Amendment currently awaits action by the full Pennsylvania Senate before moving to the State House. It is critical this bill pass in both chambers in June to follow state law and allow time to advertise the constitutional amendment ahead of next year’s new legislative session. 

 

We cannot allow the abortion industry to force taxpayer funding of abortion and allow the Pennsylvania courts to change our abortion laws. We must pass the Life Amendment!

 

A win for the abortion industry in this lawsuit would:

  • Force taxpayer funding of abortion.
  • Jeopardize all current pro-life laws such as parental consent for minors, 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, and no regular inspection of abortion facilities.
  • Manufacture a right to abortion in our state constitution by an activist court that sides with the abortion industry demands.
  • Cause Pennsylvania to become one of the most extreme abortion states in our nation, legalizing abortion right up until birth

 

TAKE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to pass the Life Amendment, SB956. Pennsylvania taxpayers should not be forced to pay for abortions!

 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

 

Please pray for your State Senator by name, asking for boldness, wisdom, and protection.

 

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director


Life Amendment process:

The abortion industry will seek to accomplish its abortion agenda through the courts when it cannot move its agenda through legislation. There is a lawsuit before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that argues taxpayers should fund abortion and invents the right to an abortion in our Pennsylvania Constitution.

 

The Constitutional Life Amendment (SB 956) must be approved by both chambers, in identical form, in the 2022-2023 legislative session. If passed, it will go to the voters in a statewide ballot referendum in the fall of 2023. The beauty of a constitutional amendment is it takes the issue to the voters, does not need the Governor’s signature, and cannot be vetoed.  

Pennsylvania: Help Us Ensure Election Integrity in 2022

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The 2022 elections are upon us, and we need your help to ensure that every eligible vote counts in Pennsylvania! Here are ways to engage:

  1. Serve as challengers and watchers during early voting and on Election Day. Click here for information on qualifications and how to apply.
  2. Serve as poll workers. Learn how to become a poll worker here. Register for the online poll worker training here. Use can also use the poll worker lookup tool to find information on being a poll worker in your community, including requirements, hours, pay, training, and more.
  3. Ensure Pennsylvanians are registered to vote. We have made it easy for you. Download our Conducting a Voter Registration Drive: Instructions and helpful tips.
  4. e an informed voter by checking out CWALAC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress-First Session and iVoterGuide.

Other helpful links:

Election Dates

Primary Election
May 2, 2022 – Voter registration deadline
May 10, 2022 – Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot
May 17, 2022 – Election date
Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

General Election
October 24, 2022 – Voter registration deadline
November 1, 2022 – Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot
November 8, 2022 – Election Date
Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Additional information on election dates.

Thank you for making a difference in Pennsylvania!

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Women’s Sports Bill Moves to Senate! Action Needed Today!

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.”  Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania continues to be your voice at the Capitol on this very important issue, and we were present for the vote. You can read my press release here and more about HB 972 here.

The bill is now in the Senate. Far-left activists continue to aggressively oppose the bill. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports. 

Please pray for your State Senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection.

From Knees to Feet,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2022
Contact: Dilonna Coran
570-567-4171                                                 

Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature
House votes to protect women

 Washington, DC. – Today, Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), and Dilonna Coran, CWA’s Pennsylvania State Director, praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for voting to protect women’s rights to fair play in sports.

Lia Thomas, a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, who is a biological male, has drawn national attention to the issue of men competing in women’s sports. Thomas has set records competing against girls, including in the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. 

“Concerned women across the country proudly stand with Pennsylvania legislators who voted today to protect female athletes from being sidelined in their own sports,” said Dilonna Coran. “The injustice and hostility of the University of Pennsylvania against its own female swimmers is indefensible, heartbreaking, and nothing short of sexual harassment and discrimination.

“We are proud of Pennsylvania House Members who were courageous in this vote and we urge swift passage by the Pennsylvania Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf to do the right thing for women’s equality and sign the bill.”

In March, CWALAC filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV against the University of Pennsylvania for its discrimination against women.  

CWALAC is leading the charge to save women’s sports.

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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 ConcernedWomen.org

Save Women’s Sports Webinar – Watch Recording

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, a leader in the girls’ sports issue in Pennsylvania, hosted its Saving Women’s Sport webinar on March 31. Guested speakers included: 

  • Mario Diaz, Esq. CWA’s Legal Counsel
  • State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199), Sponsor of HB 972, Save Women’s Sports
  • State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), Co-sponsor of HB 972
  • Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America
  • Dilonna M. Coran, State Director
  • Kriste Tira, Chapter Coordinator
  • Colleen Campbell-Miller, Chapter Leader, Bucks County Prayer/ Action Chapter

Watch the recording below.

Female swimmer

Women’s Sports Bill is Moving! Action Needed Today!

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By a 15-9 vote, the House Education Committee voted HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” out of committee, and Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania was present for the vote. The bill now advances to the House floor for a full vote. You can read more about HB 972 here.

Far left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate legislators from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (HB 972) will prohibit biological men from competingon women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Representative through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Please pray for your state representative by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection. Pray for the bill sponsor, Rep. Barbara Gleim, and the co-sponsors of this bill as they lead the fight on this issue. Keep them strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks.

PS: We are hosting our Save Women’s Sport webinar tonight, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. Details about the webinar and the registration link can be found here.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Left picture (L-R): CWA of Pennsylvania State Director, Dilonna Coran, bill sponsor Rep. Barbara Gleim, CWA of Pennsylvania Chapter Coordinator, Kriste Tera.

Right picture (center): bill co-sponsor Rep.Stephanie Borowicz.

 

Protecting Female Athletes in Pennsylvania

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Last Friday, Concerned Women for America (CWA) filed a formal Civil Rights Complaint under Title IX with the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) for refusing to protect the rights of college female athletes under federal law. On that same day, UPenn’s transgendered male athlete, Lia Thomas, stole first place in the 500-yard freestyle race beating out true female athletes.

I am excited to announce that CWA’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, will be joining our all-star lineup of speakers for our March 31 Saving Women’s Sport webinar. Mario will discuss the Civil Rights Complaint and what it could mean for female athletes in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Joining Mario will be the sponsor and co-sponsor of Pennsylvania’s Save Women’s Sports bill, State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199) and State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76).

Mario Diaz, Esq.
State Rep.
Barbara Gleim
State Rep.
Stephanie Borowicz
Annabelle Rutledge

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, a leader on the girls’ sports issue in the state, invites you to our Saving Women’s Sport webinar on March 31, hosted by our Bucks County Prayer/Action Chapter. You will receive updates on the girls’ sports bill from the bill sponsors and walk away with action items on how you can engage on the issue.

Guest speakers for the webinar include:

  • Mario Diaz, Esq. CWA’s Legal Counsel
  • State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199), Sponsor of HB 972, Save Women’s Sports
  • State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), Co-sponsor of HB 972
  • Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America
  • Dilonna M. Coran, State Director
  • Kriste Tira, Chapter Coordinator
  • Colleen Campbell-Miller, Chapter Leader, Bucks County Prayer/ Action Chapter

Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EST
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this meeting.

Protecting fairness and equality for women and girls in sports should not be a partisan issue. Female athletes today are facing the injustice of allowing transgender male athletes to participate in sports designated for women and girls.

I hope you will join us and please feel free to share this email with like-minded friends and family!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

The Future of Female Sports – It Depends on You!

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“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus …” Hebrews 12:1

The future of female athletics is on the line in Pennsylvania. Our nation is watching the heartbreaking controversy surrounding the women’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania. Women and girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

A biologically male athlete at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is smashing NCAA women’s swimming records. Will Thomas competed on the men’s team for three years and is now competing as Lia Thomas on the women’s team for his senior year. Penn press releases are boasting of the wins despite shamefully displacing the true women record holders in their history books. Cases like this are jeopardizing the hopes and dreams of female athletes nationwide.

Protecting fairness and equality for women and girls in sports should not be a partisan issue. It should be a cause that unites all lawmakers to stand for women’s rights and the intent and purpose of Title IX for female student-athletes.

Languishing in the state legislature is HB 972, a good bill that would prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams and would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. HB 972 was introduced in the House and referred to the Education Committee, where it has stalled. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is urging the committee to take up this bill, and we need your help. 

Why HB 972 needs passed: when boys compete in girls’ sports, equal opportunity is destroyed. Title IX closed the gap when it became a federal law in 1972 and established that women and girls have equal opportunities. This includes education and athletics.  

Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information on this issue.

Please take action!

  1. Contact the Education Committee Chairman Curtis Sonney and the Speaker of the House, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, and let them know that you want HB 972 to be heard and voted on. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania, make sure to let them know.
  2. Contact the bill sponsor Barbara Gleim to thank her for standing strong to protect women and girls.
  3. Contact your state legislator to let him or her know that you support HB 972 and expect their support also. Use this linkto find out who represents you in the state legislature
  4. Please forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on behalf of this important legislation. 

Please pray:  Heavenly Father, we ask that our House leadership see the importance of this legislation and that you would give them wisdom and discernment. We also pray you would strengthen Rep. Gleim and the co-sponsors of this bill as they lead the fight on this issue. Keep them strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

What has God called on you to do in 2022?

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Dear CWA of Pennsylvania Family and Friends!

2022 is one month young and I have an important question to ask you, “What has God called on you to do in 2022?” Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania is growing and expanding our reach and influence and I want to personally invite you to prayerfully consider engaging with us through statewide involvement.

We are women of prayer and action.

  • We are pro-life
  • We are pro-family
  • We stand for the Constitution
  • We support parental rights
  • We stand for religious freedom
  • We defend our children’s education and work to protect their future
  • We know men and women are EQUAL but not the same
  • We are strong, unified, and courageous

If this describes you, here are ways you can get involved with us.

Prayer/Action Chapters
To give CWA members a voice in their communities, CWA’s Prayer/Action Chapters meet regularly to encourage informed and strategic prayer and action for our nation and its leaders. We do this by educating Christians on issues that affect our Biblically-based standards. Consider starting or joining a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community.

CWA Influencer
CWA’s Influencers are Christian conservative women committed to staying informed on CWA’s current issues and activating prayer and action on a widespread scale by distributing CWA’s information to their CWA network via social media, email, and/or text, and also to their personal network and organization and church relationships. Consider becoming an Influencer today!

Whether you want to attend or lead a Prayer/Action Chapter, be an Influencer in your network, or lobby state legislators, there IS a place for you! CWA of Pennsylvania is a place where you can impact the culture for Christ through education, prayer, and action. You ARE needed!

Email me directly at [email protected] or call me at (570) 567-4171. I am here to answer any question you may have. I hope to hear from you very soon!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Your Voice Needed! Pennsylvania Heartbeat Bill

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Your hands made me and formed me.”  Psalms 119:73a

Protecting life is a top legislative priority for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania. The United States is the only nation founded recognizing life as an inalienable right.  There have been more pro-life laws passed because science is proving the marvel of life and human development at the earliest stages. Passing a Heartbeat Bill in Pennsylvania would help change the abortion laws and bring our state up to date with science.

HB 904, the Heartbeat Bill, sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), and SB 378, sponsored by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-District 33), would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (6-8 weeks).

Scientific progress has given us a window into the womb. With advancements in ultrasounds, not only do we know the life inside the womb is a baby, but doctors are able to perform life-saving treatment, even perform surgery, as with the famous cases of babies with spina bifida.

Heartbeat bills are saving lives and turning the clock back on abortion 50 years, proving that this is not a blob of cells or tissues, as some would argue. Hearing a fetal heartbeat proves the intrinsic value of human life and gives babies a voice that we should all hear, respect, and protect. Passing HB904 would protect the most vulnerable among us, help change the abortion laws and bring our state up to date with science.

Take Action!

  1. Contact Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-District 171) and urge him to make saving lives a priority and to move forward HB 904. Online Contact Form | Phone: (717) 783-1918.
  2. Call or e-mail your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 904. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.
  3. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  4. Forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this important legislation.

Please pray: Father, we thank You that science is proving that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We ask that You give our legislators the courage to frame laws that will protect the most vulnerable. We pray that You would reveal truth to our elected officials, and may they seek Your heart concerning this issue. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Are You an Encourager? The Pennsylvania State Legislature Needs You!

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We are excited to launch our 2nd Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program! For those who have not participated in our EAL program in the past, it focuses solely on prayer and encouragement for our state legislators. The EAL program is one of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania’s most valued programs. Though CWA members and friends regularly contact their legislators and pray concerning our core issues, the EAL program is designed to pray for and encourage the legislators with no mention of legislation or policy. Regardless of whether legislators are conservative, liberal, Republican, Democrat, Independent, Christian, or non-Christian, they need both our prayer and encouragement.

For more information about the EAL program click here. Please print and distribute to others who might want to participate in our program.

To sign up to participate, please contact our state office at [email protected] or call (570) 567-4171. Provide your name, physical address, phone number, email address, and whether you would like to encourage and pray for one or more legislators.

Sincerely,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Pennsylvanians: A curriculum transparency bill needs your voice!

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“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Unfortunately, too many parents find out what is exactly being taught to their children when they sit down to help with homework or flip through a textbook.  HB1332, the Curriculum Transparency Bill, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R -District 105), addresses this problem and empowers parents by putting them back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their children’s education.

HB1332 would require public school districts, charter schools, career and technology centers, and intermediate units to post their curriculum plans, including textbooks, online for parental review before the school year begins. This type of information will keep parents in the loop while ensuring what is being taught in our schools falls in line with the values of the parents.

HB1332 recently passed the Pennsylvania House Education Committee and will be brought to the floor soon for full consideration.  Your immediate attention and action are needed.

Take action:

  1. Contact your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 1332.  Use this link to find out who is your state representative.
  2. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  3. Please forward this on to family and friends!

Please pray:  Father, we are concerned about the future of our children. We ask that you give wisdom to our leaders as they defend the rights of parents in Pennsylvania. Give them the courage they need to boldly stand for the issues that are impacting our children. Continue to shine your light to expose every evil work of darkness that would seek to prevail.  In the wonderful name of Jesus. Amen

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Webinar: Do You Know Where Our Tax Dollar Are Going?

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As Americans, we often do not pay much attention to the work that the United Nations or other international bodies (UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO) are doing. We trust that these organizations are caring for those in need, providing healthcare, education, and food to people worldwide, but often this is not the case. In reality, our U.S. taxpayer dollars are used to promote abortion, to harm children by promoting gender ideology, and more.

We need to be educated and get involved to keep our government accountable for its actions. That’s why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania invites you to join our webinar on Thursday, October 21, to learn how you can do just that!

Neydy Casillas, Vice President of International Affairs with Concerned Women for America, will be our guest speaker for the webinar. Neydy will discuss the horrific trend of U.S. policy towards international health groups. She will also share with us the international impact of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case being heard before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 1. 

Here are the details:
Date: 
Thursday, October 21
Time:  7:00 p.m. EST
Registration:

  • Registration is free but required for this event.
  • Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this meeting.

I hope you will join us, and please feel free to share this email with like-minded friends and family!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Prayer Ministry Opportunity Knocks

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“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is currently seeking a coordinator to oversee our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program. Do you see the value of focused pray? This position might be for you.

About the EAL Program
EAL is a meaningful program of encouragement and prayer for our Pennsylvania legislators while the Pennsylvania legislature is in session. It involves participants praying for and sending postcards of encouragement to an assigned legislator. EAL is designed to provide encouragement to the legislators with no mention of legislation or policy. Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent, conservative, or liberal, the goal is to uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are prayed for regularly.

Responsibilities of the EAL Coordinator

The EAL Coordinator prepares the EAL packets of postcards and instructions and then mails them to the EAL participants. She also communicates with the participants throughout the legislative session.

Are you interested in learning more about the position of EAL Coordinator? Contact me at 570.567.4171 or [email protected].  I am happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.
“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.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

Please join me in praying that God will provide someone to fill this rewarding role.

God bless you,
Dilonna M. Coran