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Calling All North Dakotans to Participate in Religious Freedom Day!

By | North Dakota | No Comments

January 16, 2018, is Religious Freedom Day across the nation. It commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans. Religious Freedom Day is officially proclaimed on January 16 each year by a statement by the President of the United States.

Gov. Doug Burgum has declared this day to be Religious Freedom Day in North DakotaClick here to view his proclamation.

Last week, the North Dakota Legislative Prayer Caucus had a press conference in our state capitol to announce this proclamation.  State Sen. Janne Myrdal (R-District 10) led in prayer.  I found the event to be very encouraging!

Please take time tomorrow, January 16, to recognize Religious Freedom Day.

  • Pray for the leaders of both our state and country.
  • Pray the Lord will raise up leaders across our nation who will honor Christ’s ways and seek His favor. May they do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before (Micah 6:8)
  • Thank the Lord for the religious freedom that we experience, especially in comparison to many countries.
  • Pray for protection from those who aim to take this sacred freedom from us through public opinion, the courts, and the legislative process.
  • Pray that faithful prayer warriors from all across our state will rise up!

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson

Please share this prayer need with your like-minded family and friends.

Sincerely,

Linda Thorson
CWA of North Dakota
[email protected]
nd.cwfa.org

 

Pro-Life Call to Prayer and Action Set for Tuesday, January 9. Mark Your Calendar!

By | California | No Comments

Hello Prayer Warriors!

Let us unite in prayer and voice our concerns on Tuesday, January 9, on behalf of both the unborn and the young women of our great state.

 The Senate Education Committee is expected to vote on SB 320 on Wednesday, January 9.  If passed, this bill will offer chemical abortions statewide on all UC/CSU college campuses.

Whether or not they are your senators, the Senate Education Committee will heed your voice and take your call into consideration when voting on this bill. Pro-life groups are mobilizing the grassroots to call the seven committee members on Tuesday to communicate a clear, concise pro-life, pro-women message.

For more information on this destructive bill, click here to read the letter I am sending out today to all the senators listed below.

Take Action:  

  1. Now: Please set a reminder on your phone to make your calls/emails on Tuesday, January 9.
  2. Now: Please forward this email to friends and family and ask them to pray and act on this.
  3. Tuesday: Please call the seven senators below. E-mail them as well by clicking on their name and the “contact” tab. Respectfully call/email and say:

“Please oppose SB 320. Abortions are not the mission of our state universities, and there are many alternative options for young women. Our concern is for their physical and emotional safety, and medication abortions carry risk for the young women and potential liability for the state.”

Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California!

Senate Education Committee

Senator Benjamin Allen (Chair) (D): Hollywood, Beverly Hills
916-651-4026
Senator Scott Wilk (Vice Chair) (R): Antelope, Santa Clarita
916-651-4021
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D): Stockton
916-651-4005
Senator Andy Vidak (R): Fresno, Bakersfield
916-651-4014
Senator Tony Mendoza (D): Whittier, Downey, Buena Park
916-651-4032
Senator Connie M. Leyva (D): Author of SB 320, Pomona, Ontario, San Bernardino
916-651-4020
Senator Richard Pan (D): Sacramento
916-651-4006

Pray:  Please pray against SB 320 through Tuesday.

With you for women and the unborn,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

UPDATE: The Battle Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Continues. Please Join Us in Prayer!

By | Illinois | No Comments

On Tuesday, on behalf of 12 Illinois legislators, 10 citizen organizations, and a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the Thomas More Society, the pro-life, pro-family, pro-faith, non-profit legal group, filed an appeal that would halt the implementation of Illinois’ controversial H.B. 40 mandate. Click here to read the appeal.

This bill forces the economically distressed state’s taxpayers to fund tens of thousands of non-budgeted abortions in 2018 for women carrying Medicaid or state-employee health insurance coverage. This includes full-term abortions, even though scientific research has shown that the unborn child can feel pain and survive outside of its mother’s womb.

CWA of Illinois stands with the Thomas More Society and pro-life groups who are defending the lives of the unborn by standing against taxpayer-funded abortions. Please keep this matter in your prayers. May God’s will be done.

Thomas More Society attorneys, including Special Counsel Peter Breen (Rep. Peter Breen [R-District 48]), are sponsoring the lawsuit with Illinois legislators, who include:

  • Mark Batinick (R-District 97)
  • Jeanne Ives (R-District 42)
  • Charlie Meier (R-District 108)
  • Steve Reick (R-District 63)
  • Barbara Wheeler (R-District 64)
  • Keith Wheeler (R-District 50)
  • Neil Anderson (R-District 36)
  • Dale Fowler (R-District 59)
  • Sam McCann (R-District 50)
  • Kyle McCarter (R-District 54)
  • Dan McConchie (R-District 26)
  • Paul Schimpf (R-District 58)

PRAY:

  • That this appeal is upheld, overturning H.B. 40 and preventing taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois. That the Church stands publicly in defense of life.
  • For pro-life individuals to be elected to the Illinois General Assembly as well as other positions of power.

 TAKE ACTION: Please contact your representative and/or senator if they are on the list above. Thank them for signing on to the appeal. Click here for your representative’s contact information, and click here for your senator’s.  Be sure to mention that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Illinois.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org
(815) 297-2918

Partner with CWA of Illinois through your financial support.

We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Illinois. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Illinois, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of IL” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Illinois, 1255 W. Empire Street, Freeport, IL 61032. Or, click here to contribute online.

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.  Thank you!

The 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session begins Next Week! Are You Ready?

By | South Dakota | No Comments

Dear CWA Friends,

The 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session begins Tuesday, January 9. During this 38-day session, we urge all members to participate as grassroots activists by praying and taking action when called upon by CWA of South Dakota.

It is imperative that your state representatives hear from you concerning CWA-supported pro-family, pro-life bills. Your help in defeating dangerous, anti-family legislation that CWA opposes is even more crucial.

I will alert you via email regarding these bills and ask you to contact your senator or representatives after praying about the bill. For even greater impact, please check your email often and share these alerts with others.

If you do not know the names of your senator and representatives, click here or call the auditor at your county courthouse.

As volunteers, we are honored to represent you in South Dakota by promoting CWA’s issues, which are:

  • Definition of the Family
  • Sanctity of Life
  • Education
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Religious Liberty
  • National Sovereignty
  • Support for Israel

We covet your prayers for our protection, health, wisdom, and guidance.

Many of you have committed to our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign and should have received your packet in the mail by now.  I appreciate your faithfulness in praying for your adopted legislator and sending him/her the encouraging postcards.

Asking God’s blessing upon you for your faithfulness in prayer and action,

Linda Schauer
State Director
CWA of South Dakota
[email protected]
sd.cwfa.org
(605) 380-6914

Cindy Flakoll
Legislative Liaison
CWA of South Dakota
(605) 380-2766

Thank you, Gov. Burgum!

By | North Dakota | No Comments

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” — Genesis 2:7

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a proclamation that makes January 2018 the “Sanctity of Human Life Month!” Click here to view proclamation.

CWA of North Dakota is thrilled that Gov. Burgum has made this appropriate move in recognizing the dignity of human life and its paramount place in our society!

Please take the time to contact Gov. Burgum and thank him. Let him know that you agree with this proclamation, which states that life from the unborn child to the senior citizen is a fundamental principle of the American people and a valued part of our society.

It is crucial that we give positive feedback when our elected officials make good decisions. They often hear only negative comments; this makes positive feedback stand out.

Please call or email Gov. Burgum’s office right now!

(701) 328-2200

Click here to email him

Lastly, please send this message to your friends and family, and encourage them to contact the governor as well.

Thank you in advance for standing with us for life!

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
[email protected]
nd.cwfa.org

Stay Informed: CWA of Georgia Capitol Watch

By | Georgia | No Comments

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The Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 8, and will run 40 days. Religious freedom, predatory gambling, marijuana cultivation, and LGBT special rights are among the issues we will be monitoring in the 2018 session. This is the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative cycle, so any bill introduced during the last session is still active until the end of this year.

You can depend on CWA of Georgia to actively represent you at the State Capitol in Atlanta. We have made it easy for you to track the progress of bills involving our 2018 legislative priorities that are aligned to CWA’s seven core issues. The targeted bill list and legislative scorecard will be updated regularly to include action items, links to committee and floor votes, and talking points to help you lobby from your kitchen table or laptop! In addition, we will provide specific ways to pray for pending legislation.

Helpful resources: