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Anti-Crisis Pregnancy Center Legislation Continues Through the Hawaii Legislature

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SB501 passed out of the House Committee on Judiciary earlier this month and passed out of the House last week. The efforts to promote abortion clinics through Crisis Pregnancy Centers is abominable! Go to our state webpage for background information about this horrendous bill.

The Conference Committee has now scheduled a meeting for tomorrow, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. in conference room 016.  No written or verbal testimony is allowed.  We can though call the committee member offices and e-mail them our disapproval.

This is one more opportunity for us to pray and speak our piece.  It is not the time for the people of God to be silent on behalf of the least of these.  Regardless of the outcome, before God, we must not be silent.

If this bill passes, rumor has it that an immediate lawsuit will be filed against it as being unconstitutional because it is forcing these Pregnancy Centers to promote or offer info regarding positions they do not believe in, such as abortion.

Prayer is our most important weapon, so we must pray before we act.

Please Pray that SB501 will miraculously be stopped in Conference Committee tomorrow.  Pray for each committee member by name.

Action must not be overlooked.  For a faith is dead without it.

Take Action: Please contact each member of the committee.  Email and then follow-up with a phone call.  Respectfully communicate to them the disgust you have for SB501. Assure them that it is unconstitutional to force someone to do something like this against their religious beliefs.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair: [email protected] / 586-9425
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair: [email protected] / 586-6070
Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Co-Chair: [email protected] / 586-8515
Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Co-Chair: [email protected]/  586-7344
Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura – Co-Chair: [email protected] / 586-6530
Sen. Jill N. Tokuda, Co-Chair: [email protected] / 587-7215
Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Co-Chair: [email protected] / 586-06170
Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Co-Chair: [email protected] /586-7793
Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi – Co-Chair: [email protected] / 586-6310

Thank you for speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

For His service,

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org

Wilma Youtz
Legislative Liaison
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
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Support Good Immigration Law In Maine

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Concerned Women for America of Maine is asking members to come to the state capitol and support LD# 366, “An Act to Ensure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities”

Thursday, April 20, the Committee on Judiciary will host a hearing at 1:00 p.m. in the Capitol, Room 438.  LD #366 puts an end to “sanctuary” cities or towns in Maine which are against the rule of law.  Portland will no longer get away with such disregard for the law.  We must protect Americans first!  I will be testifying on behalf of CWA of Maine in support of this bill.  A special thanks to Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Amherst) for introducing this bill.

Take Action:

  • Please make every effort to attend this hearing and bring others with you. If you wish to speak to the committee regarding your position, that’s wonderful.  If you prefer to just attend in support, that is fine, also.  We want lawmakers to realize Maine citizens care deeply about this issue and that Maine is a border state, and, therefore, must be protected from illegal immigration.
  • If you can’t come to Augusta, you can still make a difference in the outcome of this bill. Please contact each member of the Judiciary Committee to voice your support by telephone and/or e-mail.  If a committee member doesn’t list a phone number, you can call the committee clerk.  Her contact information is at the end of the list.  The members of the Judiciary Committee may be reached here:

Sen. Lisa Keim – of Oxford- Chair
R – Senate District 18
1505 Main Street
Dixfield, ME 04224
Phone: N/A, e-mail:
[email protected]

 Sen. Dawn Hill – of York- Chair
D – Senate District 35
124 Pine Hill Rd
Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Sen. Rodney Whittemore – of Somerset- Chair
R – Senate District 3
PO Box 96
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Matthew Moonen – of Portland- Chair
D – House District 38
165 Neal St, Apt 1F
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Christopher Babbidge – of Kennebunk- Chair
D – House District 8
84 Stratford Place
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: 207-985-3332, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Donna Bailey – of Saco- Chair
D – House District 14
7 Scrimshaw Lane
Saco, ME 04072
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Richard Bradstreet – of Vassalboro- Chair
R – House District 80
44 Harmony Lane
Vassalboro, ME 04989
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Barbara Cardone – of Bangor- Chair
D – House District 127
39 Harthorn Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Stacey Guerin – of Glenburn- Chair
R – House District 102
79 Phillips Road
Glenburn, ME 04401
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Chris Johansen – of Monticello- Chair
R – House District 145
462 Fletcher Road
Monticello, ME 04760
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Joyce McCreight – of Harpswell- Chair
D – House District 51
155 Gun Point Road
Harpswell, ME 04079
Phone: 2074493293, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Lois Reckitt – of South Portland- Chair
D – House District 31
38 Myrtle Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: N/A, e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Roger Sherman – of Hodgdon- Chair
R – House District 144
P.O. Box 682
Houlton, ME 04730
Phone: 207-532-7073, e-mail: [email protected]

You may also reach the Judiciary Committee clerk:
Susan Pinette – – Chair Committee Clerk
Phone: 287-1692, e-mail: [email protected]

I look forward to seeing you April 20 in Augusta or to hear from you that you have contacted members of the Judiciary in favor of LD #366.  Thank you for making a difference in Maine law.

Please pray with me: Father, we ask for victory on L.D. #366 by our lawmakers in the 128th Maine Legislature.  In Jesus’ Name we ask it.  Amen.

For Him,

Penny Morrell

State Director
CWA of Maine
864 Manchester Rd
Belgrade, ME  04917
(207) 465-6015
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org

Three Excellent Texas Bills that Need Your Support

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With the Texas House finally debating and passing a budget, they now have no reason to delay in hearing conservative bills on the floor. CWA of Texas has two bills that are currently in the House Calendars Committee. We are praying that the Calendars Committee will act soon and place these on the House Calendar for debate.

We have also been actively involved in promoting the Texas Privacy Act by providing invited witness testimony at the Senate hearing, holding a number of meetings with key legislators, as well as being a guest at multiple press conferences and pastor conferences on the topic. When I have shared my personal testimony of being videoed in a public women’s restroom by a hidden camera placed there by a man, it has changed hearts and minds regarding this bill. People have gone from actively opposing this bill to actively supporting it, even testifying in favor of it. The Lord is working in the hearts and minds of people regarding this bill.

Here are three of our top priority bills …

House Bill 421 – Church Security Protection Act – This bill would allow churches to provide security for their facilities by using volunteers. Currently state law requires that a place of worship hire private security companies to provide security or that the church be licensed by the state as a private security company. Go to our website to view news coverage.

Action Item: Contact the House Calendars Committee and ask them to pass House Bill 421 out of committee and to the floor for a vote. Click on each name for contact information. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Texas.

House Bill 522 – Homeowner Association Religious Liberty Bill – This bill corrects bad legislation that was passed several legislative sessions ago that limited the religious liberties of homeowners.

Action item:  Contact the House Calendars Committee and ask them to pass House Bill 522 out of committee and to the floor for a vote. Click on each name for contact information. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Texas.

Senate Bill 6 – Texas Privacy Act – This bill would require men and women to use the bathroom or changing facility in government buildings of the gender listed on their birth certificate. This would allow protection of the privacy, safety and dignity of Texans by ensuring that bathrooms and changing facilities in government buildings (including public schools) remain gendered. It also provides protections for private businesses to allow them to make their own bathroom policy. Go to our website to view testimony and news coverage.

Action Item: Contact your State Representative and tell them you want children in Texas protected from being forced to share their bathrooms and locker rooms with students of the opposite sex. Tell them to please contact House Leadership and request Senate Bill 6 be allowed a hearing and floor debate. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her.  Go to “Who Represents Me?” on the right side.  Be sure to let him/her know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Texas.

Please pray for the House Committees to get active on strong conservative legislation. Pray also for our CWA of Texas leadership team as we work in Austin to try and move legislation along.

Two more things:

  1. Please consider financially contributing to CWA of Texas. We are all volunteers so your contribution will go directly to the work at hand.  Any amount is appreciated.  Contribute online or send a check to the address below.  Write the check out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of TX” in the memo line.
  2. Please pass this e-alert to some friends and encourage them to take action on these important bills. But, before you do, be sure to delete the text on the very bottom “unsubscribe” or they can inadvertently unsubscribe you from our email list.

Thank you for all your prayers and actions.  You are needed, and you are appreciated!

For Him,
Dana Hodges
State Director
CWA of Texas
P.O. Box 1386
Orange, TX 77631
[email protected]
tx.cwfa.org

CWA Thanks Sen. Heitkamp for Providing Bipartisan Support of Justice Gorsuch

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Justice Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has been confirmed to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia and is now an Associate Supreme Court Justice of the United States!

CWA of North Dakota is grateful for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s (D) vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch.  CWA of North Dakota agrees with Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America,
“Today we witnessed a historic victory for our country. One that proves government ‘for the People, by the People’ is alive and well. The Senate overcame historic partisan obstructionism and restored original Senate precedent.

“Judge Gorsuch will elevate the proper role of the judiciary and refuse to legislate from the bench. He is what America needs in this time of partisan dysfunction and obstructionism from the far left – the bipartisan support for his confirmation is proof.”

Go to our webpage to read our April 7 letter of thanks to Sen. Heitkamp.

Act: Please contact Sen. Heitkamp and thank her!  It is as Penny Nance stated, “I would be remiss not to thank the Democrats who had the conviction to listen to their constituents rather than toeing the party line. I applaud their willingness to rise above the political fray in favor of their constituents.  In spite of partisan gridlock, we see the symphony of the three branches of government and their checks and balances function as our Founders intended.”

Send an email message thanking Sen. Heitkamp for her vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:   https://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-heidi

 Pray:  Let us now follow the example of David in I Chronicles 29: 10-13 and praise God for His good favor!

 “David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

‘Praise be to you, Lord,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.’”

Grateful for Answered Prayer!

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
P.O. Box 213
Park River, ND 58270
[email protected]
nd.cwfa.org

CWA of Washington April 7 Action Alert – Stand Fast Therefore!

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Dear CWA of Washington Member,

Who could have imagined that our nation and its culture would be in such an obviously downward moral spiral in 2017?  CWA was founded to counter the moral decline in our culture in 1979, which was surely a challenging time, unfortunately leading to the increasingly rapid decay of the social, moral and political climate of today.  God knew all of this was coming, of course, and His Word constantly encourages us to stand fast therefore:  “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.  Let all that you do be done with love.”  (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

Visit the national website to keep up with CWA news.

PRAYER

 ENCOURAGE-A-LEGISLATOR CAMPAIGN:  If you are a prayer warrior in our Encourage-A-Legislator campaign, I thank you and encourage you to keep praying and sending in those postcards through the end of this year’s scheduled session on April 23.  Our legislators need all the prayers and encouragement we can give them!

PRAY FOR THOSE BEING PERSECUTED FOR THEIR FAITH:  Please stay in prayer for these courageous Washington state Christians as they fight for our First Amendment rights to religious liberty and the free exercise thereof:  The Storman family in Olympia, Barronelle Stutzman in Richland, and Coach Joe Kennedy in Bremerton. Unfortunately, around the nation there are continuing attacks on Biblical principles and our Christian faith, whether through the media or government bureaucrats who have forgotten that they work for “We the People”.  We must stay involved through prayer and in support of our fellow believers.

EDUCATION

 INITIATIVE 1552 Safe Spaces for Women and Children:  This state initiative repeals the “open-bathroom rule” made by the Washington State Human Rights Commission in December of 2015.  I-1552 restores the rights of business owners to maintain gender-specific facilities, and requires public schools to maintain gender-specific facilities.  The State Attorney General determines the “concise description” and, as expected, chose to put the words “gender-identity discrimination” in that description.  However, this initiative would protect the 99.6% of the population that is not confused about their sexual identity and who have the right to expect privacy and safety in traditionally gender-specific spaces including bathrooms, showers, spas and locker rooms.

In order for Washingtonians to have the right to vote on I-1552, the Secretary of State’s office requires 330,000 petition signatures by July 7.  Please join in these efforts.  Go to the Just Want Privacy website to be part of the petition drive and encourage others to do the same.  All hands on deck!

ACTION

 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN: This year’s 40 Days for Life campaign concludes this Sunday, April 9. CWA of Washington wholeheartedly supports the ministry of 40 Days for Life. “40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.” Take Action:  Grab a pro-life sign and find the nearest campaign location to participate in this weekend.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support human life from conception through natural death.  For more information on 40 Days for Life and where the closest location is to you, click here.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE, BELLEVUE: A similar ongoing pro-life ministry to get involved with is Prayer Vigil for Life, Bellevue. “Our goal is to encourage peaceful prayer on the sidewalk outside the Bellevue Planned Parenthood.” Click here for more information.

PRAYER IS ACTION: CWA’s first priority is prayer.  With that in mind, I exhort you to remember Paul’s exhortation in 1 Timothy 2:1-3 to pray and intercede and give thanks for the governing authorities, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”  Consider gathering others at your church or in your neighborhood to pray with you.  James 5:16: “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman!) avails much.”

START A CWA CHAPTER: If you are able, please apply to be a Prayer/Action Chapter Leader or a Home Team Captain with CWA. That way you will receive national newsletters with monthly updates for both prayer and action.  Click here to apply.

PARTNER WITH US: And remember that we are totally supported by your gifts which enable us to plan regional meetings and stay in touch with all of our state members. Click here to contribute online or fill out this form and send it in.  Make your checks payable to CWA and put CWA of Washington on the memo line.  Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you for your participation, your prayers and your membership.

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson

State Director
CWA of Washington
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
[email protected]