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Calls Needed on Equal Rights Clarification Resolution!

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Concerned Women for America of North Dakota stands in favor of SCR 4010, the Equal Rights Clarification Resolution, which clarifies that the proposed 1972 Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was only valid through March 22, 1979, and should not be counted by lawmakers, or any other person, as a live ratification.

SCR 4010 passed the State Senate and will be heard this Thursday, March 11, in the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. We are told there will be a lot of opposition to this good clarification resolution from those who support removing any restrictions on abortion, including parental consent! The House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee members need to hear from you.

Take Action!

  1. Contact the 14 members of the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and ask them to support the resolution. The committee members are listed below my signature. You can simply write “Please vote, ‘Do Pass’ on SCR 4010” in the email subject line or use the message provided below my signature line.
  2. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, please be sure to let them know.
  3. Forward this information to friends and family.

Concerned Women for America, Founder, and former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Beverly LaHaye, one of the most important pioneers of the conservative feminist movement, founded CWA in 1979 because she believed that women needed voices in the public sphere that represented their beliefs and values. It was the 1975 Equal Rights Amendment that gave Mrs. LaHaye motivation to begin the mission of CWA, as it remains today, protects and promotes Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Thank God for the ways He chooses to use our lives and our voices for His glory, to protect and promote His ways. Thank God for Mrs. LaHaye and her obedience to lead others to promote Biblical values in our culture. Use your voice today and ask the committee to support the resolution.

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14

Linda Thorson
State Director


Sample email or phone message:
Dear Rep. ______,

Please give the Equal Rights Clarification Resolution, SCR 4010, a “Do Pass” recommendation. The deadline for ratification expired long ago. The ERA is a poorly worded resolution and could be used to mandate Medicaid funding for abortions and end conscience clauses for nurses, doctors, and hospitals who do not want to participate in performing abortions.

Sincerely,
Your Name, Town

Contact the members of the Government and Veteran’s Affairs Committee:
• Chairman, Rep. Jim Kasper (Republican – District 46) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-799-9000
• Vice-Chairman, Rep. Ben Koppelman (Republican – District 16) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-491-0665
• Rep. Pamela Anderson (Democrat – District 41) [email protected] or Cellphone
• 701-306-3362
• Rep. Jeff Hoverson (Republican – District 3) [email protected] or Cellphone: 701-340-8237
• Rep. Karen Karls (Republican – District 35) [email protected] or call 701-258-6836
• Rep. Scott Louser (Republican – District 5) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-833-8489
• Rep. Jeffery Magrum (Republican – District 28) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-321-2224
• Rep. Mitch Ostlie (Republican – District 12) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-320-8822
• Rep. Karen Rohr (Republican – District 31) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-202-1956
• Rep. Austin Schauer (Republican – District 13) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-730-4474
• Rep. Mary Schneider (Democrat – District 21) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-306-0860
• Rep. Vicki Steiner (Republican – District 37) [email protected] or Cellphone 701-290-1376
• Rep. Greg Stemen (Republican – District 27) [email protected] or Cellphone 507-828-7836
• Rep. Steve Vetter (Republican – District 18) [email protected] or Cellphone 612-770-8689

State Director Interviewed on ERA Resolution

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Concerned Women for America of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson was recently interviewed by a local CBS station regarding  SCR 4010, the Equal Rights Clarification Resolution, which clarifies that the proposed 1972 Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was only valid through March 22, 1979, and should not be counted by lawmakers, or any other person as a live ratification.

Watch the interview here.

Action Needed! Equal Rights Amendment Resolution

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First, I want to thank you for the calls, emails, and prayers on HB 1415, the physician-assisted suicide bill that I emailed you about earlier this week. This was a dangerous bill, but because of your voice, the bill was voted down by an overwhelming majority!

We need your voice againSCR 4010, the Equal Rights Clarification Resolution, clarifies that the proposed 1972 Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was only valid through March 22, 1979, and should not be counted by lawmakers, or any other person as a live ratification. SCR 4010 could be voted on by the Senate as early as tomorrow, Friday, February 19. Concerned Women for America of North Dakota stands in favor of SCR 4010 and urges the senators to support the resolution.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, CWA of North Dakota submitted written testimony and gave oral testimony (beginning at 10:31:42) to support SCR 4010. The resolution passed out of committee and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. In my testimony, I stated, “Women don’t need the ERA to flourish in America. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution and multiple federal and state statutes guarantee women all the rights inherent to American citizens – equal employment, equal pay, education, credit eligibility, etc. Women are thriving and succeeding, and they are doing this without the assistance of ERA.”

Take Action!
Send a message to your state senator, and ask him or her to vote “Yes” on SCR 4010. You can find the name and contact information of your senator here.  Enter your house number, zip code, and press Search.  Click on the name of your senator to see their email address. Use the suggested message below my signature line or simply write, “Please support SCR 4010.”

Please Pray:
Father, thank you for the men and women who represent us as lawmakers in the North Dakota legislature. Provide each with the wisdom, strength, and discernment to know that Your ways will be honored and Your Name is glorified across our land!

“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”  Proverbs 21:32

Linda Thorson
State Director


Suggested email message:

Dear Senator,

Please give SCR 4010 a “Do Pass” recommendation. The deadline for ratification of the ERA expired over 40 years ago. The ERA is a poorly worded amendment and could be used to mandate Medicaid funding for abortions and end conscience clauses for nurses, doctors, and hospitals who do not want to participate in performing abortions.

Sincerely,
Your Name, Town

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Action Needed NOW on Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

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Happy Valentine’s Day! God’s love never fails us, does it? Take this opportunity to demonstrate God’s love for all; be a voice calling for the protection of life!

On Monday, February 15, HB 1415, the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill, will be voted on by the full House. E-mails and phone calls to the North Dakota state House members are critical to stopping this bill.

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota gave written testimony and testified before the House Human Services Committee in opposition to HB 1415. You responded to my e-alert and made calls and sent e-mails to the committee members. They heard you and gave the bill a “Do Not Pass” recommendation!

Please Take Action:
#1: E-mail your two Representatives and ask them to vote “No” on HB 1415. You may find the name and contact information for your Representatives here or send an e-mail message to every member of the House. E-mail addresses for all House Members are listed below my signature line.

Suggested message:
Please vote “No” on HB 1415. Physician-assisted suicide devalues human life. There is no “death with dignity” when a person is helped to end their own life.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2: Forward this e-mail to family and friends! Every e-mail message and every phone call are counted!

Please Pray: This season of our lives is so challenging, and God knew we would need these words of encouragement: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Linda Thorson
State Director


2021 Members of the North Dakota House:
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North Dakota: Calls Needed BEFORE 1:00 p.m. to Help Protect Female Sports!

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HB 1298, a bill that would provide a level playing field for female athletes, will be heard on the House floor this afternoon, Wednesday, February 10. It is especially important that you contact your two state representatives by 1:00 p.m. today and urge them to vote “Yes” on HB 1298. Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females.

HB 1298 received a “Do Pass” recommendation from the House Human Services Committee in January. You may read or watch (start at the 3:10 mark) my testimony before the committee.

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

Take Action!

  1. Contact your House members today and urge them to support HB 1298. If you do not know who your state house members are, click here. Enter your house number, zip code, and press Search. Click on the name of your representatives to see their email address. Send an email message, “Please vote in favor of HB 1298.”  Also, if you are a member of CWA of North Dakota, be sure to let them know.
  2. Please forward this on to family and friends! 

Pray! Be encouraged!  We have so much to be grateful for. Thank God for all those He has placed in authority. Thank Him for His beautiful creation.

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
For Concerned Women for America LAC

Update! Your Voice Needed: Ten Commandments/Pledge of Allegiance

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Update on the bill:

Thank you to everyone who took the time to pray and send messages on SB 2308, the bill that enables school boards to allow the posting of the Ten Commandments and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance with immunity from liability. Read the original alert below.

Great News! The Senate Judiciary Committee gave SB2308 a “Do Pass” recommendation, and the bill then passed the full Senate with a vote of 36 to 11. You can watch the debate on the Senate floor here (beginning at the 1:25:54 minute).

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota will keep you posted as the Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance Recitation bill goes next to a House Committee for a vote!

Please Pray: Pray for our leaders and thank God that the majority had the courage, wisdom, and understanding to allow schools to post the Ten Commandments and to recite the Pledge of Allegiance with immunity.

Action: Send a thank you message to the 34 senators who voted in favor of the bill! A suggested message and their email addresses are below my signature.

“Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – I Timothy 1: 1-4

Linda Thorson
State Director

Suggested Message:
Dear Senator,
Thank you for voting “Yes” on SB 2308 to allow schools to post the Ten Commandments and for schools to allow the Pledge to be recited with immunity.

Sincerely,
Your name, town

Here are the 34 senators to thank!

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Orginal alert

You can make a difference in North Dakota by praying and acting on an important education bill, SB 2308. The bill provides schools immunity from liability for damages resulting from the decision to:

  • Permit students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Post a copy of the Ten Commandments in the school and the classroom.

Today, Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony and gave the bill a “Do Pass” recommendation! Click here to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing (begins at 8:59:27).

SB 2308 will be heard on the floor of the Senate soon! Please pray and Act today!

Please Take Action:
#1 Email members of the North Dakota Senate listed below my signature line and ask them to vote “Yes” on SB 2308. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, please let them know. Do it today!

Suggested message:

Dear Senator,

Please vote “Yes on SB 2308.” The Pledge of Allegiance is a necessary part of American tradition, and recitation should be encouraged in our classrooms. Schools should be able to display the Ten Commandments. There is no better moral code to guide student behavior.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2 Forward this email to family and friends! Every email message is counted!

Please Pray: Pray for our state senators, that God would give them courage, wisdom, and understanding to accomplish His purposes.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”  Psalms 1:2

Linda Thorson
State Director

North Dakota State Senators:

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Calls Needed to Oppose Physician-Assisted Suicide

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You can make a difference in North Dakota by praying and acting on an important bill concerning life and death – HB 1415, relating to physician-assisted suicide. Though there are many sound academic reasons to oppose physician-assisted suicide, Concerned Women for America of North Dakota believes the most important reason is that God, and God alone, is the author of life. We cannot take on the role of God and take life based on our inconsistent judgment.

This Monday, February 1, I will testify in front of the House Human Services Committee in opposition to the bill. I will urge the committee members to give HB 1415 a “Do Not Pass” recommendation. I covet your prayers. The committee will vote on the bill at a later date.

Please Take Action:

#1. Email or call the House Human Services Committee members listed below my signature line and ask them to vote a “Do Not Pass” on HB 1415. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, please let them know. Do not hesitate to leave a message on their voicemail.

Suggested message:
Please vote “Do Not Pass” on HB 1415. Physician-assisted suicide devalues human life.  There is no “death with dignity” when a person is helped to end their own life.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2. Forward this information to family and friends! Every email message and every phone call are counted!

Please Pray: Pray for our legislators on the House Education Committee by name, that God would give them the wisdom and understanding to accomplish His purposes.

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”  Psalm 139:16
Linda Thorson
State Director

Voice Your Support for Fair Competition and Equality in Women’s Sports

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You can make a difference in North Dakota by praying and acting on important bills being considered during the 2021 North Dakota legislative session. HB1298, relating to participation in athletic events exclusively for males or females, is one such bill. As the Director of the state’s largest public policy woman’s organization, the testimony I will be giving next week before the House Human Services Committee addresses the issue’s impact on girls’ and women’s sports. Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that.

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

This Monday, January 25, I will testify in favor of the bill and urge the committee members to give HB1298 a due-pass recommendation. I covet your prayers. The Human Services Committee will vote on the bill at a later date.

Please Take Action:

#1 – Email or call the members of the House Human Services Committee listed below my signature line and ask them to vote a “Do Pass” on HB1298. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, please let them know. Do not hesitate to leave a message on their voicemail.

Suggested message:
Please vote “Do Pass” on HB 1298. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females. Protect equal opportunity and a fair playing field for girls and women given under Title IX.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2 – Forward this information to family and friends! Every email message and every phone call are counted!

Please Pray: Pray for our legislators on the House Human Services Committee by name, that God would give them the wisdom and understanding to accomplish His purposes.

“Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” – James 3:13

Linda Thorson
State Director


 Members of the House Human Services Committee:

CWA of North Dakota Prayer Project Opportunity

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Wow! What a year this has been. It has been a year like we have never experienced in our lifetime – the coronavirus and its restrictions, lawlessness in our streets, and questions of election integrity.

Now is not the time to grow weary. Isaiah 54:17 promises us that no weapon forged against us will prevail. Prayer opens the keys to Kingdom power and is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us.

So, are you ready to pray?! I am looking for volunteers for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota’s Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program for North Dakota’s 2021 legislative session, which begins January 5.

If you are new to CWA, EAL is a program of encouragement and prayer for our North Dakota legislators while the Legislative Assembly is in session. This year we have expanded the program to include members of the Executive Branch (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, State Treasurer, etc.)!  The program involves sending a postcard every week for six weeks and praying daily for your assigned individual. Click here to review the EAL brochure, which further explains the program.

A special note from CWA of North Dakota’s EAL Coordinator, Karen Anderson, who oversees the EAL program: “I am honored to oversee this program again this session. We have received wonderful feedback from legislators. Many have responded to your prayers and encouraging postcards over the years with words of appreciation. Your efforts encourage and build bridges. We hear back from both conservative legislators as well as those who do not typically agree with CWA. As a part of this effort, I know you, too, will be energized and blessed!”

Are you interested?  Now more than ever, our leaders need our prayers and encouragement. 

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this nation! In fact, we are commanded to pray for those in authority: “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. This is good and pleases God our Savior …” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

We are looking for your commitment today! Please reply to me by phone (701-331-9792) or email ([email protected]). Be sure to specify the number of legislators you would like to adopt, along with you your name, physical address, and email address. You will receive your postcards and instructions in early January, just prior to the opening of the 2021 North Dakota legislative session.   

Linda Thorson
State Director

Day 28 – A Prayer for Blessing

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Dear Heavenly Father.

We come asking for Your blessing like Jacob
Who wrestled all night and refused to let go
Until he received Your promise of a blessing.

Today, I plead for Your blessing for CWA and
Determine to persevere in asking, not letting go
Of the desire for Your goodness and mercy and honor
And glory and strength and riches and blessing!

For “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12)

“The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
But He loves him who follows righteousness.” (Proverbs 15:9)
“He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness and honor.” (Proverbs 21:21)

Your promises, oh Lord, are beautiful,
And even more soothing today in this time of a pandemic
Because our hearts are softened. I am so grateful
To see more clearly the need for all of You.

Thank you for the promise of protection from our enemy.
For You have said, “He will cover you with His feathers
And under His wings you will find refuge.” (Psalms 91:4)

Oh, how we need your protection and your covering.
We seek that for all at CWA – may wisdom and understanding
Be the mark of their work across our land, for “Wisdom
Calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.
She cries out in the chief concourses. At the openings of the gates
In the city She speaks her words.” (Proverbs 1:20-21)

Bring Your blessing and protection to all in the national office
To Penny, Kenda, Mario, Toni, Tanya, Michelle, Julia, Denise, Sara, Keri Ann,
Shea, Doreen, Annabelle, Christina, Danielle, Ashley, Melodie, Celso, and Brittany.
We pray for Mrs. LaHaye, for Linda, and for all on the board
As well as every leader in our state chapters.

May we all seek to follow Your precepts,
To “not be wise in our own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil”.
For we are promised, “It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:7,8)

All for Jesus
And in His victorious resurrection, I pray,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

North Dakota: Introducing CWA’s Constitution 101 Class!

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”  – Ronald Reagan.


While many of us are staying home and/or homeschooling, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is providing a great learning opportunity for teens, pre-teens, and adults. CWA’s General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq., has created an educational and entertaining series on the U.S. Constitution.

Mario takes us on a journey to understand America’s founding documents and the principles which guard our liberty. Part I focuses on the Declaration of Independence by way of an introduction to the concepts that undergird the U.S. Constitution.

View Part 1 of this free 30-minute class here. Part II of the series is scheduled for release on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. EST via Facebook Live. So be sure to follow us on CWA’s Facebook page for notifications to join us live!

If you cannot join the Facebook Live, the archive will be posted on the CWA website.

Linda Thorson
State Director

Day 10 – Supplication to the Lord of Hosts

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“For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the wind,
Who declares to man
What his thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
Who treads the height places of the earth –
The Lord God of hosts is His name.” Amos 4:13

Our Heavenly Father,

We come to your throne of grace and mercy
To worship You, seek Your face, and ask for Your favor.
You alone are the Lord God, the Creator of the heaven,
And earth, and the sea and all that is in them.

By faith, we obey Your Word
To not be anxious about anything,
But in every situation, by prayer and petition,
With thanksgiving, present our requests to You.

At this time of restricted movement throughout our country,
May we all not use this period as an opportunity for the flesh,
But through love serve one another and pray.

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,
But through love served one another.  For all the law is fulfilled is one word,
Even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:13-14)

We pray for all who are suffering from the coronavirus.
Bring Your healing to them.  Help all those working in hospitals
As well as Emergency Medical Technicians and Law Enforcement officers;
Give them strength and health; protect them from contracting the Coronavirus.

Oh Lord, how we need You!
Our eyes have been opened to the great need of so many people for physical healing.
Lord Jesus, we also pray for those who have not sought forgiveness for their sins.
May we be used to touch the lives of others with the Gospel, that many may come to repentance.

Thank You, Lord God,
For boldness to speak the truth in love,
For Your Glory,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of North Dakota State Director Linda Thorson. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Coffee Talk Event in Cavalier – A Great Success!

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We all had a great time at the Coffee Talk event in Cavalier!  Sixteen women came out in sub-zero temperatures on  February 18, to learn about the ministry and mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota. It was a blessing to gather with the body of Christ to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord!

A special thanks to the area’s Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, Linda Werven, for organizing the event!

Young mothers, a newly married woman, and others of all ages gathered to encourage one another and learn ways the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, CWA, works to protect and promote Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy on a local, state, and national level.

As conservative Christian women, we discussed current issues and the ways we can increase our influence in today’s culture from Penny Young Nance’s book Feisty and Feminine, A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women. Everyone was given a book as a gift from CWA of North Dakota.  We talked about many of the topics in the book such as the devaluation of women, the marriage debate, women in the workplace, the impact of local chapters, and more. We were inspired by Nance’s view of the Proverbs 31 woman, “I think, though, that the key to the Proverbs 31 woman is found in the end of the passage: ‘A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.’”

Thank God for the voices of Christian women today. “Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech.” Proverbs 1:20,21

Will you join their voices and stand up to defend Biblical values and constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy? Please contact me if you would like more information on hosting a Coffee Talk in your area!

In His service,

Linda Thorson
State Director

Votes Validate Pro-family and Pro-life Values of Legislators

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CWA of North Dakota State Director, Linda Thorson, answers Elsie Magnus, Chairman of the District 10 Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party, letter to the editor, “Helping women and their families – isn’t that truly pro-life?”  Read the response from CWA of North Dakota about the pro-women, pro-life, and pro-family Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent Law which provides women complete information regarding their health decisions.  Elsie Mangus’ letter is on page two.

Join us for Coffee and Fellowship! February 18 – Cavalier, ND

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota is hosting a Coffee Talk in Cavalier on Tuesday, February 18.  The event will be a time for women to gather and discuss current issues and learn more about CWA of North Dakota – all over coffee and scones!

We will talk about:

  • CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports and activities at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state, and national level

Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Assembly of God Church, 605 Main Street West, Cavalier, ND

It is a blessing to gather with the body of Christ to praise and give thanks for God’s love and mercy, to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord, and be productive and engaged in Christian advocacy for our state and nation.

Provers 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” So join us on February 18 and bring a friend too! Your faith will be encouraged.

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,
Linda Thorson
State Director

CWA of North Dakota Fargo Prayer Vigil

Update on CWA of North Dakota Fargo Prayer Vigil

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On Friday, January 24, more than 35 pro-life prayer warriors gathered in Fargo to pray outside the “Abortion is Normal” fundraising event to raise funds for abortions (see picture above.)

Watch my video of the prayer warriors here.

Linda Thorson
State Director


From last week:

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota and other pro-life advocates are gathering to pray outside the Avalon Events Center in Fargo this Friday, January 24, in advance of the “Choice Desserts: Abortion is Normal” event sponsored by the North Dakota Women in Need Abortion Action Fund happening later in the evening.  We invite you to join us for this focused time of prayer. 

Here are the details:
Date/Time: Friday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Avalon Events Center, 2525 9th Avenue South, Fargo
Please bring signs with peaceful pro-life messages! 

If you are unable to attend, would you please stop and pray at 6:30 p.m. this Friday as we storm the gates of heaven for mercy and justice.  Pray for healing in our land and that eyes will be opened to the harm abortion brings to every life that it touches.

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

Linda Thorson
State Director

CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Opportunities

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Are you ready to take your knowledge and put it into action? If so, a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter is the perfect place to do so.

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” James 2:14

First: Find out what a Prayer/Action Chapter is as well as what a typical one looks like.

Second: Click here to find a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area and learn more.

Current News Out of North Dakota

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#1 – Linda Thorson’s, interview on Real Presence Radio Station (Podcast):

Linda and Fr. James Cheney talk about the Planned Parenthood and North Dakota State University provision of a Sex Education Professional Development credit to ND teachers.

Interview on this topic begins at the 6: 10-minute mark.


#2 – Columnist from the Fargo Forum recognizes a discouraging and disappointing friendship between Planned Parenthood and NDSU.

“Linda Thorson, state director for Concerned Women for America, offered a fitting analogy in her letter, asking how taxpayers would feel if North Dakota, which leads the nation in binge and underage drinking, were to partner with Anheuser-Busch to provide training on safe alcohol consumption, then funnel grant money back to its instructors.”

Link to Thorson’s letter.


#3 – Questions Answered:  State Senator and past State Director of CWA of ND discusses AMA lawsuit against ND abortion laws.

CWA of North Dakota is mentioned by Host Joel Heitkamp at the 11:31 mark of the interview.


#4 – Read CWA of North Dakota’s Press Release.