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March 12 is “Detransition Awareness” Day

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Last year, Detransition Awareness Day on March 12 (the second of its kind) was a breakout moment for a movement exposing the exponential trend of young people “identifying” as the opposite sex. Helena Kirschner was among the first in the U.S. to tell her story of being captured in the cult of gender identity deception and a medical industry all too eager to assist with destructive chemical and surgical treatments. Her courage led to others like Chloe Cole speaking out and directly challenging medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics promoting so-called “gender affirming care.” 


Over the past year, the “detrans” movement has been a breakthrough force propelling lawmakers across the U.S. to act on legislation banning the use of damaging puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change surgeries on minors struggling with identity. Already this year, four states – Utah, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Tennessee – have acted to protect minors from this destructive approach to a crisis in mental health, especially among teen girls, adding to previous actions in five others:  Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Many other state legislatures are moving bills forward.    


Despite liberal media outlets suppressing their voices, the heart-wrenching stories of depressed teen girls caught in the social deception of gender ideology are forcing a reevaluation of practices and legislative initiatives at the state and federal levels. They are also emboldening whistleblowers like Jamie Reed, a queer transgender clinic case worker in Missouri, to come forward, prompting investigations of children’s hospital gender clinics.  


An article in The Economist reporting on the first legal action in the U.S. by a detransitioner – a lawsuit against medical provider Kaiser Permanente for medical negligence – captures the important moment we are experiencing. Teens harmed by a complicit, unethical medical establishment are the tip of the spear for turning the tide. A similar case involving Keira Bell was the pivotal moment in the United Kingdom that led to the closing of the Tavistock Clinic, the pioneering pediatric center promoting destructive “gender affirming care.” Even liberal media like The New York Times can no longer ignore the truth.


Join Concerned Women for America in recognizing Detransition Awareness Day on March 12, 2023, as an opportunity to educate others on the truth about gender ideology, how it is infecting the minds of youth, and how institutions are peddling this deception.

Protecting Female Athletes Remains a Top Priority as the NCAA and Biden Double Down Against Women

By | Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sexual Exploitation, Women's Sports | No Comments

A year after the NCAA’s shameful promotion of University of Pennsylvania trans-swimmer Lia Thomas in women’s swimming, federal and state lawmakers are stepping up to the plate. 


Since 2020, 18 states have enacted laws ensuring that the women’s category of sports is based on female sex, not an athlete’s self-identified “gender identity.” Some fifteen additional states have bills on the table, with more on the horizon. Federal legislation sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) has been introduced in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, where it will receive high billing in the 118th Congress.


Already this year, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders have been at work in Virginia, Texas, North Dakota, Missouri, Colorado, and on Capitol Hill testifying on the importance of these bills in legislatures, at rallies, and in the media. While the Biden Administration works to gut equal protections for women and girls with new rules that use “gender identity” to overrule sex, elected representatives in states and Washington, D.C., are working to thwart the impact.  


Getting bills into law will be an uphill battle in many of these jurisdictions, but that is not the only measure of progress. A full court press requires action across branches of government and vigorously challenging the Biden Administration and the NCAA and sport-specific policies that allow biological male athletes to compete in women’s sports. Female athletes will not have their rights restored until laws and policies explicitly ensure that women’s sports are for women only.   


Here’s a brief overview of the current state of play:        


Congress: Legislation has been introduced in the new Congress, clarifying that it is a violation of federal law to permit a person whose sex is male to participate in athletic programs designated for women or girls. Challenges to Biden’s rulemaking that would gut Title IX protections for female athletes are also anticipated. Speaker Kevin McCarthy hosted an event on National Girls and Women in Sports Day to discuss the injustice, intimidation, and emotional blackmail female athletes are experiencing at the hands of sports authorities forcing compliance with policies that prioritize inclusion of trans-identifying males over female athletes in the women’s category of sport.      


States:  Across the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, state legislators are sponsoring bills to ensure that sports remain sex-specific and to guard female athletes from the inequity and mental abuse they face when forced to compete and undress alongside male athletes self-identifying as women. The Virginia House of Delegates was the first chamber to pass legislation this year.    


Courts:  In a landmark federal court victory, West Virginia’s law to base participation in sports on biological sex at all levels of schooling has been upheld in court. The presiding judge reversed his previous injunction and ruled the law was constitutional and consistent with Title IX. In a related win, the federal Eleventh Circuit ruled that policies limiting access to school locker rooms and restrooms based on biological sex are fully consistent with the Constitution and Title IX. These court decisions lay a positive foundation for ongoing action in the courts.    


NCAA:  CWA has expressed optimism that newly-appointed NCAA President Charlie Baker could offer a new day for protecting college women athletes from the injustice of its current policy. However, nothing in the NCAA’s posture or practice offers promise. Our rally outside the NCAA convention in January was met by silence as officials inside pushed diversity, equity, and inclusion reviews and doubled down on denying the science of the sex binary in slick guidance documents on “inclusion.” Last year, the NCAA passed the buck to national sports governing bodies to determine participation rules involving trans-identifying athletes. But that doesn’t absolve college sports from the obligation of all NCAA member institutions to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Sports-specific policies are reflecting the woke culture favoring gender identity over a sex-based standard, thus sidelining female student-athletes in their own sports in a direct attack on the equality of opportunity required under Title IX.   


This landscape will continue to be shaped by CWA’s leadership and advocacy in coalition with partners across the political spectrum, providing a backbone of support for courageous female athletes like YWA’s Macy Petty, Chloe Satterfield, and Halli Gravely stepping up to the front line of the fight.   

Less than a week out … what the polls are telling us (or not)

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One of the “outtakes” from the 2020 election was the dismal state of polling and whether, or to what extent, they could be relied upon in the future. In a nutshell, pollsters were burned in 2020. Virtually every national poll leading up to the presidential election in the final week had Joe Biden beating Donald Trump handily. As it turned out, the error in those predictions was the worst showing in 40 years. Even after nine months of “diagnosing” what went wrong, the possible answers by those in the practice were guesses at best.


A few reasons for miscalculation were identified – including the wildcard of Covid 19 – but in the end, most practitioners threw their hands in the air. “Major errors” were admitted, but “no consensus on a solution has emerged” about how to fix it was the much anticipated statement from a group of top Democrat pollsters


What does the experience of 2020 tell us as we close out 2022? Should we believe the polls? Does it matter?   


Even if we see a tide rising, the short answer is, polls should never be an indicator of how we respond or act. They may be a sign of hope or disappointment, but they should never influence our commitment to the process. Election integrity for us as individuals has as much to do with acting on our convictions about the importance of a representative democracy. It means to practice what we preach in prayer and action. It means we never downplay the importance of any office or initiative on the ballot, and we encourage our neighbors to recognize that, too. 


If you are in a slam dunk state where the primary was the “general,” it still matters that you vote. If you are undecided on an issue or candidate for a particular office, take that matter to prayer and ask for the wisdom to know what to do. Then vote. Even if you are decided, pray anyway! Pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven, and for these elections and outcomes to play their part in His bigger plan. Whether or not we can trust the polls, we know in Whom we trust. 


Let us pray, Lord, may the motto of our nation, in God we trust, be the result that brings honor and glory to You in this election. 

Trans Insanity: Ulta Beauty Pushing Gender-Bending On Minors

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Trans Insanity: 
Ulta Beauty Is Just The Latest Big Business To See
Dollars Signs In Pushing Gender-Bending On Minors


In this timely article in The Federalist,  Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America’s Senior Advisor reports on the heartbreaking account of a young woman’s realization that “gender affirmation” deception has ruined her life and exposes how teen girls have become prey to the booming medical and retail industries marketing gender ideology. 

ACT NOW:  Oppose Biden’s LGBTQ Rule in Health Care!  

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Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a rule to redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “termination of pregnancy” in Section 1557 of Obamacare and other federal health programs.  Like Title IX in education, the Biden Administration wants to force its abortion and gender ideology agenda through a rewrite of sex discrimination rules in American health care.  


Comments Due: Monday, October 3
Act Now:
CWA Action Center to Oppose the Biden LGBTQ Health Care Rule 


Concerned Women for America strongly opposes Biden’s nefarious agenda that will force health care providers and insurers to cover abortion and “gender affirming care,” including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and destructive surgeries like double mastectomies on teen girls distressed by their developing bodies.  


Nowhere in federal law is sex discrimination defined to cover abortion or abusive gender transition treatments on children.  For ethical doctors, these procedures are not “health care;” they are violations of an oath to “do no harm” and sound medical practice. 

Time is short – Your voice matters! 
Act Now: CWA Action Center to Oppose the Biden LGBTQ Health Care Rule 


Visit CWA’s website Protecting Vulnerable Children from Medical Harm to learn more.     

CWA and WoLF Call on Seventh Circuit to Uphold Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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In a demonstration of our strong left-right partnership against the sexual exploitation of women, Concerned Women for America and the Women’s Liberation Front have filed a joint amicus brief to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to remove a preliminary injunction against Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.  The CWA/WoLF brief marks the first time our organizations have filed jointly in a landmark case before the court defending the rights of female athletes to fair play in sex-separated sports. Representing perspectives of women from across the political spectrum, the CWA/WoLF brief sends a strong message to the court about the importance of Indiana’s law upholding the truth about the sexes and equality of opportunity for female athletes and sets an important precedent for arguing these cases in federal court.   


Read our press release.


Read this article about our brief in Post Millennial.


NCAA abuse of female athletes’ Title IX protections needs to be fought in court

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New court rulings open door to fight NCAA’s approval of transgender athletes


You may not believe this, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with its prime-time TV contracts and multi-million-dollar advertising budget, is a nonprofit organization under federal law. For decades the NCAA has been immune from Title IX lawsuits because it’s a nonprofit that doesn’t receive federal funds. But two federal courts have just redefined the meaning of “federal financial assistance” under Title IX and changed the equation for female athletes seeking to sue the NCAA.  


Last month, federal courts in Maryland and California ruled against religious schools in sexual harassment cases declaring their nonprofit tax-exempt status amounts to federal financial assistance. Under the same reasoning, it wouldn’t matter that the NCAA doesn’t receive federal money. The mere fact that the IRS grants it the privilege of being exempt from federal taxes amounts to financial assistance.  


While these opinions are rightfully criticized, their reasoning could pave the needed path for female student athletes to sue the NCAA for its discriminatory policy allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports.


Under policies forced by the NCAA, women are being exploited in ways never intended. Look no further than the real March Madness this year when school records at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) were shattered and an NCAA national title in women’s swimming was won by a male swimmer self-identifying as a woman. Lia Thomas’ records weren’t won by any measure of fairness or equity in women’s sports. They were stolen and only because the NCAA allowed it to happen…


Click here to read the rest of Doreen Denny’s FoxNews exclusive op-ed.

Back to School and “Gender Identity” Indoctrination

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As students return to classrooms, Biden’s LGBTQ Title IX Rule is on a fast track to enshrine a destructive rewrite of the meaning of “sex” into our nation’s civil rights laws that will force every school to indoctrinate students in “gender identity” ideology or face charges of sexual harassment and discrimination. 


Watch this brief video, The Hijacking of Title IX, to learn more about what is happening in schools that  Biden’s Rule will make permanent and take action.


Transactivist groups are working overtime to flood the Department of Education with comments demanding that this rule be finalized as written. They know if civil rights laws rewrite the meaning of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity, every school will be expected to promote the PRIDE agenda of LGBTQ activists, teach the “gender unicorn” and homosexual attraction in curriculum, and force girls to share restrooms, locker rooms, and their sports teams with any boy who declares he is a girl. Teenage girls struggling with body changes will be encouraged to trans-identify by taking testosterone and removing their breasts to appear masculine. 


This radical agenda will become the priority of our education system. The sword of Biden’s trans mandate will hijack the original intent of Title IX to protect women’s rights to equal opportunities in education. It will unleash a tyranny of indoctrination in our schools at every level of education, requiring them to affirm unlimited “sexual and gender identities,” self-declared “pronouns,” and secret “gender support plans” shielded from parental view. 


Comments opposing Biden’s radical rewrite of Title IX are the only way to prevent Biden’s LGBTQ Rule from becoming the law in every state. Every comment received before the September 12 deadline counts! 


Act Now! Watch The Hijacking of Title IX and click here to write a comment to the U.S. Department of Education telling why you oppose Biden’s Title IX Rule.

Join CWA in Opposing Biden’s LGBTQ Title IX Rule

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The U.S. Department of Education has officially released the Biden Title IX Rule for public comment, and it is even worse than expected. Title IX was supposed to protect women and girls from discrimination on the basis of sex. Not anymore.  


Instead of upholding sex discrimination on the basis of male and female biology, Biden’s Title IX Rule imposes LGBTQ identities as the basis for sex discrimination. Under the fancy title, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,” Biden’s Department of Education proposes to rewrite federal civil rights law turning our schools into laboratories for promoting sex and gender ideology at the expense of women and girls.

Here are some of the major changes to Title IX in the Biden LGBTQ Rule: 


“Gender Identity” is now “Sex”

  • Rejects that “sex” is defined as biologically male or female:  “on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.” This is a radical rewrite of the basic federal law on sex discrimination that Congress has NEVER authorized.
  • Schools must affirm and accommodate students on the basis of “gender identity” – using preferred names and pronouns and “gender support plans” without parental consent. This “gender identity” mandate extends to all programs and activities, including locker rooms, restrooms, rape crisis centers, housing, athletic programs, and more.
  • Female students lose their rights.  Protecting girls will now be in direct conflict with the “gender identity” mandate giving males self-identifying as girls the right to take their place.  As students and athletes, our daughters deserve to have the law on their side, not against them.


School Personnel can be “Parents”

  • A new definition of “Parental Status” empowers school personnel to act “in loco parentis” (in place of parents). Parental rights could be overruled by Title IX policy barring sex discrimination. Schools could withhold information from parents about their child’s “identity” at school.


Abortion = Pregnancy

  • A new definition of “Pregnancy or Related Conditions” gives abortion the same status as childbearing.  Schools would be required to provide support and services for “termination of pregnancy.” Any activity that promotes choosing life for an unborn child could be banned.

Biden’s Title IX Rule also overrules any state law protecting women and children from the harmful impact of gender ideology and requires all educational institutions to enforce an extreme LGBTQ agenda in our schools against the rights of parents, students, and teachers.


  • Any student or teacher who holds a traditional view of marriage, the scientific meaning of sex, or the value of unborn human life could be charged with sex-based harassment.

Join CWA in opposing Biden’s Title IX Rule. Now is the time to make your voice heard! Tell the U.S. Department of Education you oppose this radical rewrite of rules redefining “sex” and mandating that schools cater to the extreme LGBTQ agenda, causing harm to children and stripping parents of their rights to protect their children from sexual indoctrination.    


Visit CWA’s Title IX Action Center to send your comment directly to the U.S. Department of Education today. 

  1. Provide your views on one or more issues in the Biden Title IX Rule which radically rewrites the meaning and scope of sex discrimination in federal law.    
  2. Challenge the Dept. of Education with questions about the cost, confusion, and impact of overturning protections based on biological sex in federal law.

For more information, see CWA’s A Guide for Commenting on Biden’s Proposed Title IX Rule

Biden’s Title IX Rule Is a Frontal Attack on Women: Be Prepared to Comment!

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It’s Official: Biden’s Title IX Rule Is a Frontal Attack on
What it Means To Be a Woman – and More:
Prepare to Comment!


Day One of the Biden Administration set in motion the moment now before us. President Biden’s sweeping Executive Order, “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation,” unleashed an assault on Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities, including athletics, on the basis of sex.  


Biden’s version of Title IX changes the fundamental meaning of “sex” under civil rights law. It says sex discrimination is no longer about being male or female but is based on perceived “gender identity.”  The impact is to reverse protections for women. Men can now claim our identity and our place.  


Biden’s attack started last summer in the form of a “Notice of Interpretation” followed by a “Dear Educator” letter to every school in America carrying a threat of investigations by the federal Office for Civil Rights. None of this is a legitimate way to change the rules.  


Biden knows full well that the only legitimate road to rewriting Title IX is to follow the Administrative Procedures Act which requires a laborious process of notifying the public, allowing a comment period, and fully justifying any rule changes based on the comments received. His Education Department chose the 50th Anniversary of Title IX on June 23 to announce its 700+ page proposed rule. The full text is now officially published in the Federal Register


Public outrage against allowing men identifying as women to compete in female sports has grown stronger after UPenn rostered biologically-male Lia Thomas on its women’s swim team. Team Biden is reading the polls. Biden’s Title IX Rule tries to dodge this controversy by claiming it will address the question of “criteria for participating on particular male and female athletic teams” in a subsequent rulemaking. That might be a convenient promise in an election year, but the published Title IX Rule applies fully to athletics as written, and nothing expressly exempts participation by males in women’s sports. 


In addition to its impact on female student-athletes, Biden’s Title IX Rule should be opposed for many reasons:      

  • Rejects that “sex” is defined as biologically male or female.
  • Radically rewrites the scope of sex discrimination in a way Congress has never authorized.
  • Schools are required to affirm and accommodate students on the basis of “gender identity” in all programs and activities.
  • Women and girls lose their rights. Males self-identifying as girls have the right to take their place.
  • School personnel could be empowered to act “in loco parentis” under a new definition of “parental status.”
  • Abortion is given the same status as childbearing under a new definition of “pregnancy or related conditions.”
  • Any student or teacher who holds a traditional view of marriage, the scientific meaning of sex, or the value of unborn human life could be charged with sex-based harassment.


Concerned Women for America is kicking off a vigorous challenge to this Rule on August 1. Prepare to comment!  

DeSantis-Disney Debate Has Raised Needed Awareness about Gender Radicalism

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Florida has become ground zero in the cultural battle over gender radicalism. Gov. Ron DeSantis does not disappoint. Staking ground on principle while taking principled policy action is the strongest mark of courageous leaders. America needs more of them. 


To defeat destructive gender ideology, governors of courage like DeSantis must be willing to lead the fight, not sit on the sidelines. They must work to unmask its dangers and act to protect women, children, and the rights of parents over institutions bent on indoctrination. That is exactly why Gov. DeSantis and Florida officials get high marks. What sets DeSantis apart is an ability to communicate clearly about fundamental principles backed by clear policy actions that address the problem. Here are some: 

First principle in Science: Physical differences between women and men are enduring. 

Policy action: Enact Florida’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act


First principle in Medicine: Do No Harm. 

Policy action:  Issue Florida Department of Health guidance protecting children from deceptive and harmful gender medicine.  


First principle in Education:  Teach academics, not ideology.   

Policy action: Enact Florida law preventing sexualized curriculum for young students.

 Reject basic subject textbooks that seek to indoctrinate students.      


First principle in Parenting: Protect your child from dangerous influences. 

Policy action:  Fight Disney’s destructive influence on kids by forcing Disney to fight for itself.  


Ladies and gentlemen, Mickey and Minnie Mouse know who the boys and girls are. And so did Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s brilliant version of wholesome family-style entertainment that sparked childhood imagination, made good triumph over evil, and offered endless days of make-believe fun is something on which we all grew up. But we knew it wasn’t real.    


21st Century Disney is bent on turning childhood imagination into realized, sexualized fantasy. Disney’s President attests to being “the mother of two queer children” identifying as pansexual and transgender. How did they get that way? 


Disney executives are feeding young minds with gender radicalism as a normal and necessary experience for all children. Telling boys they can be girls is totally okay – in fact should be promoted. In woke Disney World, focusing messages on gender fantasy and sexual attractions is what every impressionable four-year-old needs to hear. 


Let’s be real. Poisoning the innocent minds of children, whether with pornography or trans- and sexual pathologies, should come at a high price. If this is the Disney agenda, it’s time for Disney to stand on its own and face the consequences. Gov. DeSantis and Florida elected officials are revoking Disney’s special self-governing status over its 40-square-mile district and face the real accountability of state regulators.  


Levers like this might force Disney to return to its Small World roots, but in the meantime, parents must also say no to the Disney vacation and opt for Florida’s beautiful beaches instead. And please turn off the Disney channel and PBS children’s programming which routinely pushes gender ideology including the idea of being “nonbinary” and depicting characters with trans flags and mastectomy scars.   


Real Florida is working to take back childhood innocence from the all-to-real evil of gender radicalism. What’s happening in your state?    

Abortion Is All About Business for Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed defender of “women’s rights” has a well-documented paper trail of treating women as chattel. Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America’s Senior Advisor, discusses how men like Bloomberg championing abortion have one goal in mind. And it’s not advancing women. 

Read Doreen’s opinion piece in The Christian Post.

Good News!! Don’t Draft our Daughters Wins the Day

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With the Biden Administration and a partisan majority on Capitol Hill pushing destructive policies at every turn, it’s not often that we are able to share good news from Washington, D.C. Today is an exception!

We have confirmed that Congress will NOT be moving forward with a wrong-headed policy forcing young women to register for a potential military draft. Working with our allies in Congress, we stopped the move to draft our daughters in its tracks.

Your donation to Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee makes this kind of work possible.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) was on the frontline of this battle from Day One, drawing a bright line of opposition and leading others to stand strong against this policy. As CWALAC CEO and President Penny Nance emphasized in her opening statement:

“American women are free to serve and proud to serve, but they shouldn’t be forced to serve. Young women today need to know they are respected for their female status and the many essential roles women embrace in all seasons of life as workers, wives, mothers, and caregivers. Setting women up to be sent to war shouldn’t be one of them ….

“Congress has never justified as a matter of military readiness or national security a reversal in selective service policy that would force our daughters under penalty of law to gamble their lives on the lottery of war.”

CWAs Legislative Action Committee fought tirelessly to prevent this unjustified, monumental reversal in military policy from seeing the light of day in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act:

  • We initiated a Coalition Letter galvanizing conservative leaders and grassroots organizations to stand up and fight this policy.
  • We produced a Fact Sheet to educate Members of Congress and provide the case against adding young women to the Selective Service.
  • We provided leading analysis of the text to behind-the-scenes decision-makers exposing the multiple unintended consequences of the far-reaching language.
  • Our Action Center galvanized our grassroots supporters to send thousands of messages to members of Congress urging them to oppose drafting our daughters.
  • We informed of public opinion showing DECLINING support among women since 2016, the last time this issue was debated in Congress.
  • Our Young Women for America team produced a video relating the views and concerns of young women about this policy.
  • We held members accountable for their votes and called out publicly the Republicans who voted for the NDAA with a policy to draft our daughters.
  • We persistently lobbied congressional offices, allies, and lead negotiators to stand firm, sponsor amendments to strike the language, and not give in.

WE WON!  This is a CWA accomplishment worth CELEBRATING.

As you can see, victories like this take a lot of hard work.  Your year-end donation guarantees that the work will continue.

Congress Inquires on FBI’s Targeting of CWA

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News of FBI Targeting Concerned Women for America Sparks High Profile Congressional Inquiries

Last month we learned that in 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had considered targeting Concerned Women for America (CWA) for an investigation without cause or justification. This revelation, published July 14, 2021, in the Orange County Register, emerged from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Cato Institute. CWA had no awareness of the FOIA request or the case, so when this news broke during the dog days of summer, it was news to us, too.

The article sums up Cato’s discovery with an alarming description of the FBI’s action:

“It was a pure FBI domestic surveillance ‘fishing expedition’ for the digital age, with the agent focused on CWA’s alleged ‘two-star rating’ from Charity Navigator, as well as searches of other commercial and government databases (all conveniently redacted by the FBI).”

The predicate for what was classified as an “Assessment” had no foundation, but neither was it required.  “Unlike a normal FBI investigation,” explains the Cato author, “an Assessment requires no criminal basis to be opened – just the broad and nebulous formulation of an ‘authorized purpose.’” He concludes, “At no time was there an allegation of actual fraud or embezzlement – just an FBI agent looking to meet a quota for how many Assessments they had opened during the reporting period.”

The last five years have shown where a lack of transparency and accountability involving powerful government agencies led by faceless government bureaucrats can lead, especially with then-Director James Comey at the helm. CWA was shocked and disappointed by the unjustified actions of the FBI and the reality that any powerless organization could be the subject of such an act of surreptitious and baseless government action at the cost of American taxpayers.

As CEO and President Penny Nance explained in an opinion piece for Fox News, nothing in CWA’s storied history or our respected work as a public policy organization advocating for the values of conservative women and families would ever warrant such scrutiny. Maybe the very fact we are a notable presence in our nation’s capital had something to do with it.

Our allies on Capitol Hill agreed. That is why the two most powerful Republican elected officials on the U.S. Senate and U.S. House Judiciary Committees have written letters to the chiefs of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Director Christopher Wray, demanding answers to critical questions about the fishing expedition targeting CWA and a full accounting of other such assessments.

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) penned a letter to Attorney General Garland and Director Wray on July 20, 2021, asking for details and unredacted information “no later than August 3, 2021”.  We can report that this deadline for responding was not met.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) followed with a letter dated August 11 demanding more information about the use of FBI charity assessments and a briefing on our case “as soon as possible but not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2021.”

Will the FBI meet this deadline?  Stay tuned.

Say No to the “Infrastructure” Bill

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ACTION: Contact your U.S. Senators THIS WEEK and ask them to oppose social experiments in the $1.2 T “Infrastructure” bill.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) has signaled our intent to include a vote against the INVEST in America Act on our scorecard if it continues to promote Leftist social objectives above non-political infrastructure projects. Among the objectionable provisions is the Digital Equity Act which gives special protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in broadband programs. That’s not a “bipartisan” policy – that’s nonsense!

The Senate has failed in this bipartisan charade, and it is time for conservatives to say NO.

Senators are using non-political roads, bridges, and broadband policies as cover to promote the aggressive ideology of the Left. This so-called “infrastructure” bill does nothing less than pave a highway to enshrining radical gender ideology goals of the Equality Act into federal law.

Please call your U.S. Senators’ Washington, D.C., offices THIS WEEK and tell them it is time to oppose the “INVEST in America Act” social experiments. Seventeen Republicans voted with Democrats to put the $1.2 trillion spending express in motion with these bad provisions that Democrats promised will be followed by another $3.5 trillion Leftist spending spree. It is time for all Republicans to stop this recklessness in its tracks.

Call Today! You can locate your Senators’ phone numbers HERE.

Olympics 2021: An Unfair Playing Field

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For the first time ever, a transgender athlete has qualified for an Olympic team. Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand was selected for their national team on Monday and will compete in the “super-heavyweight” category in the weightlifting competition.

Vice President of Government Relations for Concerned Women for America, Doreen Denny, had this to say: “This is a devastating decision. It creates a mockery of women’s sports.” Denny went on to explain how changing the rules based on gender identity is a huge disadvantage to women.

Although Hubbard falls within the limit for testosterone levels to compete on the women’s team, she still has five times the amount of testosterone found within the average woman.

Watch below for the full story.


CWA Provides Live Testimony on Title IX

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This week the U.S. Department of Education held a virtual public hearing on Title IX and the Department’s role in addressing sex discrimination. Doreen Denny, CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, provided live testimony on the issue of why subjective gender identity categories should not be added to sex discrimination under Title IX:

“Nothing in congressional statute or statutory interpretation of Title IX by the Supreme Court has changed the meaning of sex discrimination. The Department of Education has no legitimate authority to rewrite this federal civil rights law to redefine the immutable characteristic of sex to mean “gender identity” and thus force women to comply with allowing males who declare transgender status to have access to sex-separated schools, facilities, or sports programs for women.”

You can read Doreen’s full testimony here.

Watch Doreen’s live testimony below.

The Equality Act: Our Cultural Crisis

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This radical woke era is one in which Sleeping Beauty might not want to wake. If she did, she’d be surprised to learn that even Prince Charming could be a woman these days. Our Vice President of Government Affairs, Doreen Denny, gave a recent speech highlighting the hypocrisy and dangers that are wrapped inside the inadequately named “Equality Act.”

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