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Podcast: Chaos in Kabul with Amber Smith

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The heartbreaking chaos in Kabul, Afghanistan has the entire world holding its breath. To unpack how we got here, and what the future looks like for Americans still stranded, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, is joined by Afghanistan combat veteran and author Amber Smith.

Listen to their full conversation below.

CWA Coordinates Prayer Vigil at White House Condemning Abandonment of Americans, Women, and Children in Afghanistan

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For Immediate Release
August 20, 2021

Jacklyn Washington
[email protected] |202-748-3501

Concerned Women for America Coordinates Prayer Vigil at White House Condemning Abandonment of Americans, Women, and Children in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, Concerned Women for America, will gather a coalition of faithful female leaders on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., to pray for the ongoing human rights crisis unfolding in Afghanistan.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President
  • Charlotte Ponticelli, Former Senior Coordinator for International Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, Member of U.S. Afghan Women’s Council and American Council on Women, Peace, and Security.
  • Mercedes Schlapp, American Conservative Union Foundation Senior Fellow
  • Mariam Ibrahim, Sudanese Religious Freedom Activist, arrested and sentenced to death for her Christian faith
  • Andrea Bottner, former U.S. Department of State Director for the Office of International Women’s Issues and Senior Advisor, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Alyssa Farah, visiting fellow with Independent Women’s Forum & former White House Communications Director and United States Department of Defense Press Secretary
  • Tina Whittington, Executive Vice President, Students for Life
  • Jenna Ellis, Host, Just The Truth at Real America’s Voice News

WHAT: Prayer Vigil for Stranded Americans and Afghani Women and Children

WHERE: Lafayette Square in front of the White House

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST

WHY: To lift up the innocent in prayer and demand the White House protect the innocent. The focus of the prayer vigil/press conference will be to demand the rescue and protection of Americans stuck in Afghanistan and safety for Afghan women and children,  particularly dependents of our allies. Concerned Women for America CEO and President, Penny Nance provided the following statement:

“The footage and testimonials out of Afghanistan are horrific. Americans are stuck and women and children are in crisis. Interpreters who worked with us are being tortured to death, Afghani women are pleading for rescue from the Taliban, burning anything that shows their accomplishments, and handing their babies over razor wire to British soldiers out of despair. Women and young girls in Afghanistan will now be forced into a life of oppression. They will face brutal violations of their most fundamental rights and face death, sex slavery, and other grim situations at the hand of the Taliban. Leaving those who worked alongside U.S. troops for the last 20 years behind to face life under the Taliban is surely a death sentence. We must find a humanitarian solution that ensures the safety of women and children while ensuring that America is kept safe. We are witnessing the worst crisis and failure of foreign policy leadership in recent history. Concerned Women for America has a long history of working to protect women and children with a deep focus on religious freedom, educational opportunities, true empowerment and opportunities, and a commitment to ending sexual exploitation. We will not look away. The world is watching, and we will be praying for a miracle to save lives. The Biden Administration’s abrupt departure strategy will impact America’s reputation and safety for generations to come.

Media are invited to attend and asked to RSVP to Jacklyn Washington at [email protected] A mult. box will be made available for approved media personnel.

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Nance: “Call It Like It Is: Biden’s Humanitarian Crisis”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2021

Media Contact:
Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501
[email protected]

Call It Like It Is: Biden’s Humanitarian Crisis

 Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America‘s CEO and President, Penny Nance, issued the following statement regarding the recent events in Afghanistan:

“The heartbreaking events that unfolded over the weekend in Afghanistan are a direct result of the incompetence of President Biden and his administration officials. Once again, we see this administration exercise weak leadership and turn its back on the most vulnerable groups they claim to support: women and children.

” Women and young girls in Afghanistan will be forced to return to life under a regime of oppression. They will face brutal violations of their most fundamental rights and face death, sex slavery, and other grim situations at the hand of the Taliban.

“The silence of so-called ‘feminist’ and ‘women’s’ groups is deafening. There is perhaps nothing more traitorous to the female sex than Sharia Law. Every single group that claims to support women should be denouncing President Biden for his actions putting these women at risk.

“President Biden must immediately close our southern Border and use those resources to provide temporary housing to the thousands of allies and their families he has abandoned. Leaving those who worked alongside U.S. troops for the last 20 years behind to face life under the Taliban is surely a death sentence.

“If this Administration is so inept that it cannot take care of these vulnerable children, women, and girls, here’s my message: bring them to me. As Biden’s humanitarian crisis unfolds, Concerned Women for America will work tirelessly to find loving homes for these innocent lives that will be subjugated to rape, sex slavery, and other horrible conditions at the brutal hands of the Taliban.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years of advocating for Biblical truths and principles.

Federal Judge Rules Against Pro-Life Laws

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Concerned Women for America‘s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined CBN News to respond to a recent ruling by a federal judge in Indiana striking down some of the state’s pro-life laws. “She [the judge] may have been appointed by President Reagan, but she is not a constitutionalist,” Nance said. “She has set back the state of Indiana and their legal restrictions on abortion.”

Federal Judge Rules Against Pro-Life Laws, Penny Nance Responds from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

Infrastructure Bill is Reckless Spending and Cover to Promote Divisive, Radical Policies

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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021

Contact:
Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), has voiced strong objection to provisions in the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that are using “infrastructure” projects as cover to promote divisive, radical policies.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, had this to say:
“Today, Concerned Women for America members across the nation call on: Senators Blunt (R-Missouri), Burr (R-North Carolina), Capito (R-West Virginia), Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Collins (R-Maine), Cornyn (R-Texas), Cramer (R-North Dakota), Crapo (R-Idaho), Fischer (R-Nebraska), Grassley (R-Iowa), Hoeven (R-North Dakota), McConnell (R-Kentucky), Murkowski (R-Alaska), Portman (R-Ohio), Risch (R-Idaho), Romney (R-Utah), Rounds (R-South Dakota), Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tillis (R-North Carolina), and Wicker (R-Mississippi) to stand firm against this frivolous wasteful government spending that will pass on crippling debt to future generations of Americans.

“There is no justification for the high price tag associated with this bill. With the current national U.S. debt exceeding $28 trillion, this bill is nothing but more irresponsible, reckless spending with no end in sight.

“In an evenly divided Senate, legitimate disagreement and discourse should be respected. This ‘infrastructure’ bill will waste trillions of dollars and includes innumerable controversial provisions that have nothing to do with actual meaningful investments in American infrastructure.  CWALAC opposes this Trojan horse of a bill, and we urge the above Senators to stand firm against it.

We remind these Senators that under their leadership, since 2000, the national debt has grown from $5 trillion to a staggering $28 trillion. This is contrary to the principles most of them embraced as their reasoning for entering public service.  This vote will serve as a legacy of debt and irresponsible spending as many of them leave the Senate.  Shame.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ

After Targeting Black Lives for Decades, Abortion Movement Smears Pro-Life Women as Racist

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A recent MSNBC panel of women smeared pro-life women as being racists and seeing black women as human “incubators.” Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, stepped in to correct the record.

From the article: “The billion-dollar abortion industry profits from the death of minority babies, whereas the pro-life movement works to support life and liberty for them.” Read her full piece here.

From the Frontlines: How This Mom Is Putting Woke School Boards on Notice

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Today, the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia will meet once again to vote on various matters concerning what some parents cite as “indoctrination” in their schools. The latest in a trove of Critical Race Theory clashes, this meeting was rescheduled after the first attempt was shut down earlier this summer, citing too much chaos.

To offer some insights into this new ground zero, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, sat down with Monica Gill – a wife, mother, author, and educator who has spent over 25 years in the education system right at the center of it all: Loudoun County, VA. Monica has been on the frontlines of this battle, defending the Biblical worldview, and bringing attention to the damaging effects Critical Race Theory is having on students.

Listen to the full conversation and get some advice from Monica on what others can do who are willing to stand in the gap. You can listen by clicking below or by searching “Concerned Women Today” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you normally stream.

Don’t Force our Daughters to Gamble Their Lives on the Lottery of War

By | Draft, Legislative Updates, National Sovereignty, News and Events, Press Releases | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2021

Contact:
Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501, [email protected]

Don’t Force our Daughters to Gamble Their Lives on the Lottery of War

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a “Don’t  Draft our Daughters” Resolution (S. Res 340) joined by Sens. Daines (R-Montana), Hawley (R-Missouri), Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Rubio (R-Florida), and Wicker (R-Mississippi) in response to recent Senate Armed Services Committee action that added a reckless amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2022 requiring all young American women to register for the Selective Service. The Selective Service is the mechanism by which male citizens are conscripted for military service to secure combat replacements during a war, also known as the draft.

Forcing young women into the draft is a complete reversal of established, justified military policy upheld by the Supreme Court that subverts our societal values and national security and carelessly disregards the critical requirement for military readiness during a wartime crisis.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), applauded the introduction of this resolution:

“Concerned Women for America has always stood for the inherent dignity of women and against the wrong-headed and destructive lie that women’s equality means being the same as men. Today, the Left has erased women entirely, declaring any male can claim our status, compete in our sports, and have access to our locker rooms, dorm rooms, shelters, and prisons. Now they want to force our daughters on the frontlines of war. That’s not equality; that’s insanity.

“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.

“The selective service is not a social experiment. Women do not need to be conscripted to fight on the frontlines of war to prove their worth. Nor should we be denied the respect of our intrinsic value based on the inherent physical differences we embody. God-given distinctions between the sexes have everything to do with military readiness in wartime.

“Our military servicewomen volunteer under oath to defend our country and serve with great courage and distinction. They are trained for mission and take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. Our military is stronger because our female soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, and marines serve under the American flag, not the tired symbol of the ERA.

“Supporters say requiring women to register for the selective service simply provides an avenue for using their talents in wartime. That excuse belies the singular purpose of the draft, which has not changed: calling up combat replacements in a time of war. 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.”

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ.

Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back …

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Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back, They Would Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth

Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined CBN News this week to discuss the recent onslaught of rockets launched at Israel. Nance offers a strong call to action on the Biden Administration to stand firm with our strongest ally in the Middle East. Watch her full interview below:

Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back, They Would Be Wiped Off the Earth from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

 

Nance Talks Abortion and Racism on Fox News

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Penny Nance, talks abortion and racism on Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream. Among other things, Penny had this to say, “The true racism in this picture is to look at Planned Parenthood and its founder Margaret Sanger who called minorities ‘human weeds’, who worked to usher in forced sterilization. Pro-life women want to love them and care for them. The other side wants to exterminate them.”

Watch Penny’s full interview below, or click here.

 

 

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CEO Penny Nance Implores Legislators to Protect Life

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FOX News highlights a letter spearheaded by conservative leaders to encourage legislators to block federal funding of abortion. In the letter, Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance and other conservatives leaders call on lawmakers to defend life at all stages. Currently, pro-choice advocates seek to remove Hyde, which would allow our taxpayer money to fund abortions.

Over 100 prominent leaders signed the letter, but the next few weeks will be an uphill battle since Democrats maintain the majority in the House and Senate.

Click here to read more.

Fox News Op-ed: Nance: What I learned from FBI’s ‘assessment’ of me, my organization

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Last week, Concerned Women for America (CWA) reported in this press release on the FBI’s unjustified targeting of CWA.

Penny Nance, CWA’s CEO and President spoke out on the FBI targeting in a Fox News op-ed and had this to say, “We should all be worried about the ability and hubris of a politicized FBI to invade and target American citizens and organizations out of favor with those in power … We call on Congress to clamp down on the trampling of our civil liberties using perhaps well-intentioned but overly indulgent rules. The American people deserve better. We demand better.”

Read the op-ed here.

BREAKING: FBI’s Unjustified Targeting of Concerned Women for America

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2021

Contact:
Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501, [email protected]

BREAKING: FBI’s Unjustified Targeting of Concerned Women for America

The following quote can be attributed to Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), on the news of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision to assess for potential investigation CWA in 2016:

“Concerned Women for America (CWA) has throughout our forty-two-year history supported law enforcement and U.S. intelligence agencies. CWA is shocked and disappointed to learn that the FBI conducted research and an assessment of our organization. Our belief in the rule of law and in the integrity of our nation’s top law enforcement agencies makes it all the more disappointing to learn of the political targeting of our organization.

“Powerful government bureaucrats have used the FBI, IRS, and other agencies against perceived political rivals before, but it is nonetheless disgusting. It is my belief that my personal support for Donald Trump for President was the only reason for this investigation. The waste of taxpayer dollars was unscrupulous and frivolous. The question now becomes upon what intelligence did the FBI feel it needed to assess CWA in the first place? Were other agencies involved?

“The Biden Administration must work to reestablish the American people’s trust in our top law enforcement agencies which is at an all-time low. Unjustified, political investigations are in direct violation of Americans’ civil liberties.

“We call on Congress to clamp down on the out-of-control intelligence community. The American people deserve better. We demand better.

“Freedom and liberty are severely burdened when Americans cannot trust their government officials. While the right result was ultimately reached in regard to CWA, the intelligence community, including the FBI, continues to make it absolutely clear they cannot be trusted.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ

You Asked; We Answered: A Step-by-Step Guide for Fighting Back Against Corporate America

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Our last episode on Concerned Women Today highlighted Corporate America’s devastating abandonment of Middle America and family values. Due to such a high demand for more content on this topic, we bring you today’s episode which offers a step-by-step guide for how the average American can have their voice heard in boardrooms across America.

Penny is joined by Justin Danhof, Director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project, who is an expert boardroom activist. Justin offers advice and stories of triumph from using this very technique within the meeting rooms of various woke corporations.

You can listen to the podcast directly on our website here, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever else you normally listen.

Happy streaming!

 

CWA Responds to Viral Gay Chorus Video Sexualizing Children

By | Defense of Family, News and Events, Sexual Exploitation | No Comments

San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus made headlines last week by posting a highly controversial video claiming they were going to “convert your children.” The chorus has defended their remarks as “tongue-in-cheek” humor while simultaneously removing the video from all their platforms. Concerned Women for America’s General Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq. pushed back and called on parents to recognize this dangerous push to normalize the grooming and sexualization of children.