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Laura Huber

Louisiana House Throws Female Athletes Under the Bus

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The Louisiana House of Representatives failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards (Democrat) veto of SB 156, Fairness in Womens’ Sports Act. The Louisiana Senate voted to override the veto the previous day.

Concerned Women for America of Louisiana State Director, Laura Huber, had this to say of the failed veto override, “It is devastating that a minority of lawmakers have prevailed today to throw our daughters under the bus and deny them equal rights to safety and opportunity in sports that women fought so hard to achieve. We thank the legislators of both parties who have stood with courage and conviction to fight for fair play for Louisiana’s female athletes. We will continue to stand with you!”

Join Us! The Voice of Champions Event

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana invites you to their Voice of Champions event on Saturday, July 31, in Covington.

Please join us as we celebrate several champions for life and the influence that women of all ages can have in the culture around them through prayer and action. 

Outstanding Speakers!

  • State Rep. Beryl Amedee will share the successful journey of her legislation, the Abortion Reversal Pill Information Act, through the 2021 General Session and to the desk of Gov. Edwards. The bill will become law the day after this event on August 1.
  • Lillian Knight, former Young Women for America (YWA) LSU Campus Director, will share her testimony as an abortion survivor and the impact YWA and CWA have had on her spiritually, personally, and educationally.
  • Amy Centanni, a mother of three-month old twin boys whose lives were saved by the abortion reversal pill.
  • Anne Fontcuberta, CWA of Louisiana Covington Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, will inform you on how you can have an impact in the great state of Louisiana.

Practical Breakout Session!
Whether you are a high school student, college student, young mom, businesswoman, grandparent, or retired, we will show you how to have an impact.

Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for light refreshments and fellowship and the program begins at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lakeshore Church, 15261 Brewster Road, Covington LA 70433
Register online here by Wednesday, July 28. The event is free, but registration is required.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Contact Anne Fontcuberta at 985-502-1343 or Laura Huber at [email protected] with any questions.

This event is for high school, college, post-college, and above! We hope you will join us for a morning of inspiration and information!

Laura Huber
State Director

Gov. Bel Edwards: Sign the Bill!

By | Louisiana | No Comments

We have reason to celebrate in Louisiana! Last Thursday, May 27, SB 156, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 77/17. The bill passed both chambers with bipartisan support (13 Democrats voted for the bill). I previously wrote to you about the bill here and here.

Thank you for sending messages to the House and Senate members about this important bill that protects girls’ sports! Your voice made the difference.

But the work is not over. I need you to make one more call to Gov. John Bel Edwards (Democrat)! It is very important that he hears from those who stand with him on protecting girls’ sports.

Take Action!

  1. Contact Gov. Bel Edwards and ask him to stand with female athletes and sign SB 156. Let him know that you stand with him in support of the bill. Phone: (225)342-7015 | Email. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, be sure to let him know.
  2. Forward this information to family and friend

Please pray for Gov. Bel Edwards that he will sign the bill. Pray that God would give him the wisdom and understanding to accomplish His purposes.

 “Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:2

Anchored in Christ,

Laura Huber
State Director

Girls’ Sports Bill Moving – Calls Needed!

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SB156, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports, passed out of the Louisiana State Senate and has now been assigned to the Louisiana House Education Committee. The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12.

I wrote to you about the bill here. Please visit Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Standing with Female Athletespage for other timely resources on this issue.

Take Action:

  1. Contact the members of the House Education Committee and ask them to support SB156. The committee members are listed below my signature. If you are a constituent, be sure to let them know.
  2. Contact your state representative and ask him or her to support SB 156. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.
  3. Forward this information to family and friends.

Please Pray:

  1. Pray that Louisiana state representatives will not be overcome with timidity and “political correctness” and will handle this issue with positive and fair wisdom for the girls and women of Louisiana.
  2. Pray for the young women who are called upon to stand strong against this adversity in the face of the “cancel culture.” Pray they will come forward to give testimony.
  3. Pray for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, and Speaker Patrick Page Cortez that they may support and defend the birthright of every young girl in Louisiana.

Anchored in Christ,

Laura Huber
State Director


2021 House Education Committee
Rep. Raymond Garofalo, Chair – (504) 277-4729 | [email protected] 
Rep. Mark Wright, Vice Chair – (985) 893-6262 | [email protected] 
Rep. Beryl Amedee – (985) 858-2967 | [email protected] 
Rep. Ken Brass – (225) 265-9005 | [email protected] 
Rep. Gary Carter – (504) 361-6600 | [email protected] 
Rep. Rick Edmonds – (225) 295-9240 | [email protected] 
Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman – (504) 861-1614 | [email protected] 
Rep. Barbara Reich Freiberg – (225) 763-3500 | [email protected] 
Rep. Stephanie Hilferty – (504) 885-4154 | [email protected] 
Rep. Patrick O. Jefferson – (318) 927-2519 | [email protected] 
Rep. Charles Owen – (337) 460-8726 | [email protected] 
Rep. Tammy T. Phelps – (318) 862-3080 | [email protected] 
Rep. Vincent St. Blanc III – (337) 828-7778 | [email protected] 
Rep. Phillip Eric Tarver – (337) 475-8186 | [email protected] 
Rep. Tanner Magee – (985) 858-2970 | [email protected] 
Rep. Clay Schexnayder – (225) 473-6016 | [email protected] 

Who Gets to Compete in Women’s Sports Competitions?

By | Louisiana, Uncategorized | No Comments

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:2

Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females – from kindergarten to high school to college (NCAA).

Many biological girls train and work hard to excel in their chosen sport with the goal of a college scholarship. When a biological boy, who thinks he is a girl, is allowed to compete with the biological girls because of his natural endurance and strength, he steals the prize.

SB156, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports, has been introduced by Sen. Beth Mizell (R-District 12). The bill has been assigned to the Louisiana Senate Education Committee. The chairman and members of the committee need to hear from you (particularly if you are a constituent of a committee member) about the importance of ensuring girls have a fair playing field in sports.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing with Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Download and distribute CWA’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet.

Take Action:

  1. Contact the members of the Senate Education Committee and ask them to support SB156 and give it a hearing. The committee members are listed below my sign If you are a constituent, be sure to let them know. Not sure if you are a constituent, then click here. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, be sure to let them know.
  2. Contact your state representative and ask him or her to support SB.156. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, be sure to let him/her know.
  3. Forward this information to family and friends.

Please Pray:

  1. Pray that Louisiana state senators will not be overcome with timidity and “political correctness” and will handle this issue with positive and fair wisdom for the girls and women of Louisiana.
  2. Pray for the young women who are called upon to stand strong against this adversity in the face of the “cancel culture.” Pray they will come forward to give testimony.
  3. Pray for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, and Speaker Patrick Page Cortez. Pray they support and defend the birthright of every young girl in Louisiana.

Anchored in Christ,
Laura Huber
State Director


Louisiana Senate Education Committee Members:

Sen. Cleo Fields – Chairman
Democrat-District 14
225.342.9514
[email protected]

Sen. Katrina Jackson – Vice Chair
Democrat-District 34
318.343.2877
[email protected]

Sen. Mark Abraham
Republican-District 25
337.475.3016
[email protected]

Sen. Robert Mills
Republican-District 36
318.371.5200
[email protected]

Sen. Beth Mizell – SB 156, Author
Republican-District 12
985.839.3936
[email protected]

Sen. Kirk Talbot
Republican-District 10
504.736.7299
[email protected]

Sen. Mack “Bodi” White
Republican-District 6
225.272.1324
[email protected]

CWA of Louisiana Pray and Encouragement Opportunity

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Are You an Encourager of Encouragers?
Impact the State Legislature with Prayer and Encouragement

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana is currently seeking a coordinator to oversee our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program. The EAL Coordinator prepares the EAL packet of postcards and instructions and mails to the EAL participants. She also communicates with participants throughout the legislative session. The Louisiana 2021 session is scheduled to convene on Monday, April 12, and adjourn on Thursday, June 10.

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

Are you interested in learning more about the position of EAL Coordinator? I am happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact me by e-mail or phone (504) 236-8546 if you have an interest in more information on joining our CWA of Louisiana team.

“May He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him” Hebrews 13:21

Anchored in Christ,
Laura Huber
State Director

Supreme Court Rules Against Louisiana Women and Life

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Last week, the Supreme Court failed the women of Louisiana by invalidating a law meant to protect women by raising the standard of care to an acceptable level in cases of abortion. The state of Louisiana sought to close the inadequacy in the law that permitted abortionists to operate at a lower care level than any other medical provider.

You can read CWA’s coverage of the court’s decision in the following articles:

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana express our heartfelt gratitude to Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry; Solicitor General, Liz Murril, and Sen. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) for their all their work on the case.

While this was a very disappointing decision, we press forward. CWA of Louisiana will not relent in our efforts to protect women and to protect life.

Take Action
Contact me today to learn more about the work of CWA of Louisiana. You are needed, and I would love to talk with you on how you can influence and impact our culture here in Louisiana through prayer, education, and action.

Please pray for mothers who are facing “unplanned pregnancies” and feel their only choice is to end the life of their child. Please pray women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies will find help at a Christian-based Crisis Pregnancy Center where they will not only receive the emotional and financial help that they need but have the Good News of the Gospel shared with them.

Anchored in Christ,
Laura Huber
State Director

CWA of Louisiana – We Pray!

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Concerned Women for America of Louisiana State Director Laura Huber and several CWA members met at the State Capitol this week to pray for the state legislators and their state.

Concerned Women for America of Louisiana State Director Laura Huber and several CWA members met at the State Capitol this week to pray for the state legislators and their state.

Thank You to All Who Encouraged!

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana’s 2020 Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project had one of the largest groups of EAL volunteers we have ever had in the many years we have sponsored this project. Surely there has never been a more critical time to encourage our elected officials! We yearned to strengthen them as we prayed for them to take a more courageous stand for the cause of liberty and righteousness, and hopefully this included those who did not agree with us in ideology. May each official fully realize we covered them in prayer – not challenging them by any political perspective – but affirming them in such a way that they were edified and encouraged.

Thank you, Debbie Hoehl, our EAL Coordinator and the 82 people who volunteered this year! 144 elected officials were covered in all. Through this unusual session, several legislators responded and expressed their appreciation for the spiritual support and prayer of CWA of Louisiana EAL volunteers.

Legislative Update

  • Louisiana’s state legislature wrapped up its 2020 legislative session on Monday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the regular session was abruptly cut short. The state legislature began a First Extraordinary Session on Monday, June 1, at 6:01 p.m. and will adjourn on June 30, at 6:00 p.m.
  •  Pray: Please continue to keep the Louisiana state legislature in your prayers as they move forward and work on our behalf to finish the necessary legislation for 2020.

“… being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

Volunteer Opportunities
We have several ways to volunteer with CWA of Louisiana. Do any of these sound like you?

  • Do you desire to see our country radically affected through the energized efforts of prayer warriors? Consider starting a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community or forming a social media and email team to communicate CWA of Louisiana alerts by volunteering as a Home Team Captain.
  • Do you enjoy the legislative process and have a desire to work on family-related and pro-life issues here in Louisiana? Consider becoming a Legislative Liaison to coordinate our response to legislation through our state alerts, thus encouraging members to write, e-mail, and call to testify on bills related to our seven core issues. Training is provided.

Please contact me by e-mail or phone (504) 236-8546 if you have an interest in more information on joining our CWA of Louisiana team.

Anchored in Christ,

Laura Huber
State Director