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Get Out the Vote with CWA of Illinois!

By | Illinois | No Comments

Dear friend,

As you know, we are at a breaking point in history where the rule of law and civil discourse are being threatened by some politicians and radical activists who insist on getting their way, no matter what. Some are actually inciting that violence to be directed at those with whom they disagree.

It is up to you and me to stand up to this mob mentality by praying against these malicious tactics and voting this November.  Will it be mob rule or the rule of law?!

There are three simple steps that can have a significant impact on our state and nation’s future. Please join us in carrying them out. 

#1 Pray
As a Christian organization, we are first and foremost committed to prayer. As November 6th approaches, will you join us in praying for our state and nation? Please join us by setting a time daily to pray for this next election. Will you do that? Set an alarm on your phone, your computer, put a sticky note on your mirror, whatever works.

# 2 Encourage
As a Christian organization, we are committed to educating and encouraging others to vote. Will you join us in this? Encourage friends and family through Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.

#3 Vote
It is our duty, as citizens and as Christians, to participate in the process by both praying and voting. The institution of government was ordained by God as seen in Romans 13:1-4.

In Illinois, early voting starts 15 days before and ends 1 day prior to Election Day. Any registered voter may apply for absentee ballot and vote by mail.  Deadline is 1 day before Election Day in person and 5 days by mail. For more information go to elections.il.gov/.

State Board of Elections Website

Voter Guides:

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

Party Platform Comparison (print double-sided 14” X 8 ½”)

Together we will impact our state and nation’s future – Pray, Encourage, and Vote!

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
[email protected] 
il.cwfa.org

Are You Ready to Vote on November 6? Check Out Our Helpful Missouri Resources!

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There are many candidates and ballot issues for the voters in Missouri to consider on the November ballot. CWA of Missouri has assembled some resources for you to use, share with your friends, and/or download and print for your church.

Candidate Voter Guides:

  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and State Auditor candidates – iVoterGuide.org
  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and State Auditor candidates – votesmart.org
  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate candidates – FRC
  • Sanctity of Life ratings for Federal, Statewide and State Legislature candidates – MRL 

Area Specific Sample Ballot and Polling Place* (Click on “Candidates and Issues” to get your sample ballot.) 

CWA’s Party Platform Comparison – Comparison of the Republican and Democrat platforms on the issues we care about.

CWA of Missouri’s Statewide Ballot Issues description of all seven issues 

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

 The Courts:

The first two members, Powell and Russell, of the Missouri Supreme Court, are up for a retention vote on all the ballots statewide. The remainder are each on a Court of Appeal and up for a retention vote. One won’t have all the Court of Appeal judges on one’s ballot since there is Eastern, Western and Southern.

  • Judge Colleen Dolan was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2016.
  • Chief Judge Lisa Page was appointed to Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District by Governor Nixon in 2015. 
  •  Judge Jeffrey Bates was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District by Governor Holden in 2003.
  • Edward Ardini, Jr. was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District by Governor Nixon in 2016.

Judge lookup based on county

In the majority of Missouri counties, judges will be running as either a Republican or Democrat. Hopefully you will already know the belief system of a sitting judge who is running for re-election or a candidate for judge.

If you live in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Clay County, Jackson County, Platte County and Greene County your county is included in the Missouri “Non-partisan” Court Plan. One can go to yourmissourijudges.org to get the links to judges who are up for retention in those circuits/counties. Using your sample ballot you downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website* enter the last name of the judges up for retention in your county’s circuits in the search bar found in the upper right corner. That should bring up that particular judge so you can read the bio and the Missouri Bar’s recommendation.

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

 

Get Out the Vote with CWA of Missouri!

By | Missouri | No Comments

Dear Friend, 

As you know, we are at a breaking point in history where the rule of law and civil discourse are being threaten by some politicians and radical activists who insist on getting their way, no matter what. Some are actually inciting that violence be directed at those with whom they disagree.

It is up to you and me to stand up to this mob mentality by praying against these malicious tactics and voting this November.  Will it be mob rule or the rule of law?!

There are three simple steps that can have a significant impact on our state and nation’s future.  Please join us in carrying them out.  

#1 Pray
As a Christian organization, we are first and foremost committed to prayer. As November 6 approaches, will you join us in praying for our state and nation? Please join us by setting a time daily to pray for this next election. Will you do that? Set an alarm on your phone, your computer, put a sticky note on your mirror, whatever works.

#2 Encourage
As a Christian organization, we are committed to educating and encouraging others to vote. Will you join us in this? Encourage friends and family through Facebook, twitter, email, etc.

#3 Vote
It is our duty, as citizens and as Christians, to participate in the process by both praying and voting. The institution of government was ordained by God as seen in Romans 13:1-4.

It’s that simple, vote.  Vote on November 6 or vote absentee ballot. In Missouri, we can vote by absentee ballot in person starting 42 days before and ending one day prior to Election Day with a valid excuse. Absentee ballots by mail are due seven days before Election Day. For more information, visit: sos.mo.gov/elections.

Take a look at the Candidates for U.S. Senate: 

Voted NO on Justice Kavanaugh: Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), “I will vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh.”

Supported Justice Kavanaugh: Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), “These were deliberate maneuvers … to exploit Dr. Ford and ultimately block Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. All of this for political gain and at the price of smearing Judge Kavanaugh.”

Information on additional candidates to come. 

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

Helpful Missouri Voter Resources – Be watching for my email tomorrow that will include a variety of voter guides, ballot measure descriptions, and more.

Together we will impact our state and nation’s future – Pray, Encourage, and Vote!

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

Prayer Action Alert – November 24 – Take Up the Whole Armor of God

By | Hawaii | No Comments

Dear CWA of Hawaii Friend,

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:13).

As I watched and listened to the dreadful attacks on Judge Kavanaugh, I couldn’t help but remember the time Beverly LaHaye spoke about how, when watching feminist Betty Friedan on TV claiming that she represented all American women, Mrs. LaHaye jumped up and said, “That’s it! She doesn’t speak for me or any of the women I know!” She then gathered like-minded women around her kitchen table and Voila, CWA was born in 1979! Mrs. LaHaye stood up against the anti-God, anti-family feminist movement, and now, nearly forty years later, the organization she founded is stronger than ever, still protecting and defending the family unit God created, sanctity of human life, parental authority, religious liberty, respect for Biblical values, national sovereignty, support for Israel, and more, all through the prayers and actions of our members!

We’ve Had Enough! Over the past few weeks, I understood how Mrs. LaHaye felt over 40 years ago as I witnessed multiple women in their diatribes against men, the rule of law, and even us, conservative Christian women. You know what I’m talking about; you felt the same way.  We’ve had enough! Christian women do not live on the left’s thought plantation, and we’re not enslaved by feminism’s, nor the media’s, perspective of the world.

Did you know that there were 400 women praying and rallying behind the Russell Senate Bldg. during the Kavanaugh hearings at CWA’s Women for Kavanaugh event? Some even dared to go into the Russell Senate Building and pray in the middle of all the chaos. I wish the mainstream media outlets had picked it up to counter the other side’s disrespectful and furious behavior. Penny did, though, do some great interviews on Fox. And President Trump tweeted about Women for Kavanaugh on the day of the vote as a group was in the Russell Senate Building once again!

Many Thanks! I thank Mrs. LaHaye for starting CWA, CEO and President Penny Nance, staff in Washington, D.C., and members around the nation for continuing to stand for Biblical principles through prayers and actions! CWA is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, and since 1979 CWA has stood firmly and consistently for our shared Judeo-Christian values and for our faith in the one, true God of the Holy Bible, knowing He is our Creator and has the best guidance for all of His people.

The 40 Days for Life Campaign is up and rolling with some amazing results to save the unborn. The current campaign runs until November 4. Click here for more information about 40 Days for like and here for information about the vigil in Honolulu.

Remember to VOTE!  As CWA Legal Counsel Mario Diaz writes in his book, Be Spent: Winning the Fight for Freedom’s Survival, “If we as Christian citizens apply these (leadership) principles when exercising our right to vote, America would have a better chance of continuing to be that ‘city set on a hill.’  Remember what the Proverbs say, ‘When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.'”

Please remember to PRAY FOR AMERICA! Pray for all those in leadership that they will acknowledge God’s prominence in the founding of this nation. As so many founders and others have stated, this nation cannot exist without religion and morality.

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” -President Ronald Reagan

Pray for those who continue to stand and fight for their and our religious liberty and the free exercise thereof: Florist Baronelle Stutzman of Washington state, Coach Joe Kennedy of Washington state, Baker Jack Phillips of Colorado, and the Kleins of Oregon.

Pray for the upcoming elections.

Stand fast therefore!

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
15-682 Puni Mauka Loop S.
Pahoa, HI  96778
[email protected]
cwfa.org
(808) 965-9834

Thank you for supporting CWA through your prayers, actions, and financial support.

October 20 Prayer Action Alert – Take Up the Whole Armor of God

By | Washington | No Comments

Dear CWA of Washington Friend,

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:13).

As I watched and listened to the dreadful attacks on Judge Kavanaugh, I couldn’t help but remember the time Beverly LaHaye spoke about how, when watching feminist Betty Friedan on TV claiming that she represented all American women, Mrs. LaHaye jumped up and said, “That’s it! She doesn’t speak for me or any of the women I know!” She then gathered like-minded women around her kitchen table and Voila, CWA was born in 1979!  Mrs. LaHaye stood up against the anti-God, anti-family feminist movement, and now, nearly forty years later, the organization she founded is stronger than ever, still protecting and defending the family unit God created, sanctity of human life, parental authority, religious liberty, respect for Biblical values, national sovereignty, support for Israel, and more, all through the prayers and actions of our members!

We’ve Had Enough! Over the past few weeks, I understood how Mrs. LaHaye felt over 40 years ago as I witnessed multiple women in their diatribes against men, the rule of law, and even us, conservative Christian women. You know what I’m talking about; you felt the same way.  We’ve had enough! Christian women do not live on the left’s thought plantation, and we’re not enslaved by feminism’s, nor the media’s, perspective of the world.

Did you know that there were 400 women praying and rallying behind the Russell Senate Bldg. during the Kavanaugh hearings at CWA’s Women for Kavanaugh event? Some even dared to go into the Russell Senate Building and pray in the middle of all the chaos. I wish the mainstream media outlets had picked it up to counter the other side’s disrespectful and furious behavior. Penny did, though, do some great interviews on Fox. And President Trump tweeted about Women for Kavanaugh on the day of the vote as a group was in the Russell Senate Building once again!

Many Thanks! I thank Mrs. LaHaye for starting CWA, CEO and President Penny Nance, staff in Washington, D.C., and members around the nation for continuing to stand for Biblical principles through prayers and actions! CWA is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, and since 1979 CWA has stood firmly and consistently for our shared Judeo-Christian values and for our faith in the one, true God of the Holy Bible, knowing He is our Creator and has the best guidance for all of His people.

The 40 Days for Life Campaign is up and rolling with some amazing results to save the unborn. The current campaign runs until November 4. Click here for places and times.

Remember to VOTE!  As CWA Legal Counsel Mario Diaz writes in his book, Be Spent: Winning the Fight for Freedom’s Survival, “If we as Christian citizens apply these (leadership) principles when exercising our right to vote, America would have a better chance of continuing to be that ‘city set on a hill.’  Remember what the Proverbs say, ‘When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.'” (C. 2015 by Mario Diaz, barbwire Books Inc.; p. 218).

Please remember to PRAY FOR AMERICA! Pray for all those in leadership that they will acknowledge God’s prominence in the founding of this nation. As so many founders and others have stated, this nation cannot exist without religion and morality.

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” -President Ronald Reagan

Pray for those who continue to stand and fight for their and our religious liberty and the free exercise thereof: Florist Baronelle Stutzman of Richland, Coach Joe Kennedy of Bremerton, Baker Jack Phillips of Colorado, and the Kleins of Oregon.

Pray for the upcoming elections.

Stand fast therefore!

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
[email protected]
wa.cwfa.org
(425) 869-1923

Thank you for supporting CWA through your prayers, actions, and financial support.

North Dakota’s Point of View with Chris Berg – Tonight’s Guest is Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA

By | North Dakota | No Comments

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) will be on the Point of View with Chris Berg on KVLY, KX 4, Fargo. Tune in tonight at 6:30, October 18, livestream.  

Last night, I called on Women’s Organizations to step up and speak out for the women that have been re-victimized because of Senator Heitkamp’s pursuit of political power. Fortunately, Concerned Women for America is speaking up for the women that are being re-victimized during this traumatic time. The CEO of Concerned Women for America – Penny Nance will join us tonight on Point of View.” – Chris Berg

Politicizing sexual assault exploits women that have already been exploited! As the state director of the largest public policy women’s organization in our state, I am horrified to watch sexual abuse used as a political weapon. Women should not be used as pawns in the hands of those craving political control. 

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

Vote “NO” On Question 1 ~ Stop the Scam

By | Maine | No Comments

As you may know by now, the referendum process in our state has been overtaken by radical left wing and Democrat party bad actors.

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7).

If you haven’t already voted early, which you can do at your municipality’s town office, please be sure to vote “No” on Q-1 on November 6.

Question 1 on the November 2018 ballot would increase income taxes by more than $300 million annually in order to fund a new government program of home care services. 

  • This would be the largest tax increase in Maine’s history.
  • All seniors over the age of 65 and those with disabilities would be eligible for the new program.  There is no income eligibility test; millionaires could receive services.
  • A quasi-privatized new board would be created to run the program; most of the program’s structure is not created by the referendum and is delegated to this new board.
  • It is highly unlikely that the taxes raised would meet all the demands and so new waitlists are contemplated by the referendum.
  • There is a significant forced-unionization component for some of the homecare workforce as well.

Because we are a small state, out-of-state players know that if they can get legislation like this through Maine, it can then sweep the country.  Mainers need to say “No.”

Take Action:

  • Vote “No” on Question 1 on the Maine ballot November 6.
  • Send this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and act on this issue.

Please pray with me: “Dear Father, protect the state of Maine from out-of-state players that use our referendum process to ask us to vote on far-left proposals that hurt our citizens and are not in the best interests of Maine. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son.  Amen.”

Summary Of Q-1: 

Household income tax.  At its most basic, the referendum requires a new 3.8% payroll tax on Maine “adjusted gross income” above $128,400 on all individual and joint filers in Maine.  Each of these provisions requires further explanation.

Employer Tax.  Contained within this 3.8% tax is an obligation on certain employers of certain wage earners to pay half of the tax (1.9%).  When these employees file their personal income taxes, they can count the tax paid by the employer as a credit against their 3.8% tax obligation.

Read more about this issue on the Maine State Chamber of Commerce website. 

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org
(207)-465-6015

Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of ME. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of ME, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of ME” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Maine, 864 Manchester Rd., Belgrade, ME  04917. Or, CWA of ME to contribute online.

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

November 6 – Vote YES on Amendment X and NO on Amendment W

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CWA of South Dakota ENDORSES Constitutional Amendment X

The 2018 ballot titles X as “An amendment to the South Dakota Constitution increasing the number of votes needed to approve a constitutional amendment.”

The Attorney General explanation states: “The South Dakota Constitution may only be amended by a vote of the people.  Currently, the Constitution provides that a proposed amendment must receive a majority [50%] of the votes cast in order to be approved. Constitutional Amendment X changes the Constitution, increasing the number of votes needed to approve an amendment from a majority to 55% of the votes cast on the amendment.”

According to the “Pro”-explanation written by State Sen. Jim Bolin (R), our state constitution is the foundational political document of South Dakota and should require more than a 50% approval for amendments.  Compared to the high standard required to amend our United States Constitution,  Amendment X proposes a modest adjustment (55%), raising the threshold, that will protect our South Dakota Constitution from unneeded changes which are often funded and promoted by out-of-state special interests.

CWA of South Dakota OPPOSES Constitution Amendment W

The 2018 ballot titles W as “An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions.”

The “Con”- explanation is written by David Owens, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Owens writes that Amendment W would create a new (fourth) branch of government that is not elected by the people.  This seven-member tribunal would have powers that cannot be limited by the legislature, courts, or the Governor.  It would answer to no one with no accountability.  W would require a statewide vote to fix mistakes.  It is too risky to put Amendment W in the state constitution, too confusing and too long. (8 pages/ 3,329 words)  Interestingly, it is brought to South Dakota from Massachusetts.

Amendment W would take control over every other part of the South Dakota Constitution and force taxpayers to fund the tribunal to the tune of $389,000 annually.

Amendment W is Wrong for South Dakota.

Click here to read all South Dakota 2018 Ballot Question.

Linda Schauer
State Director
CWA of South Dakota
[email protected]
sd.cwfa.org

“Anti-Corruption” Measure, Don’t Be Fooled by the Name on November 6

By | North Dakota | No Comments

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota is opposed to Measure 1

Vote “NO” on Measure 1.  Dont be fooled by the poorly written anti-corruptionmeasure.    This measure inserts sweeping new language into the state constitution and creates an ethics commission that could investigate claims made against lobbyists, public officials, candidates, and even churches and charities.  Doesn’t sound that bad?  Read on.

There are good reasons Concerned Women for America is opposed to Measure 1:

  • Measure 1 would force all churches and charities to disclose every donor if the organization used $200 or more for influencing “government action”. Section 1 of the measure directs the legislature to institute laws requiring the “disclosure of the ultimate and true source of funds spent in any medium, in an amount greater than two hundred dollars, adjusted for inflation, to influence any statewide election, election for the legislative assembly, statewide ballot-issue election, or to lobby or otherwise influence state government action.”

In other words, Measure 1 requires churches and charities to disclose publically the names of the contributors, regardless of the size of the contribution, for merely engaging in the public square (this includes inside or outside of the church building).  In fact, if a pastor talks about the importance of life, he would be attempting to influence government action, and therefore, the names of contributors could then be made public.  Imagine all of the Scripture passages that could never be taught.  Further, engaging or “influencing government action” prevents those in church leadership from mentioning the effects of a proposed measure on a broad range of issues such as the sanctity of life, private school and home school education, or sanctity of marriage without the result of public disclosure of the name of everyone that has made a contribution to the church!

  • If passed, this constitutional mandate will effectively discourage participation in advocacy groups, like Concerned Women for America. For example, if Measure One is passed into law, our volunteer CWA leaders traveling hours to Bismarck will be required to report the spending of their own money for fuel, meals and lodging if the costs are $200 or higher! Volunteers will be required to report their expenses, even if there is no reimbursement of their costs by Concerned Women for America.  This poorly written measure has no exception to the reporting requirement so that any individual spending their own money to travel in order to express their views about a piece of public policy or a campaign to a political official or candidate must report their travel expenses.
  • This is poorly written and potentially violates individual rights to free speech. On September 25, North Dakotans for Sound Government (NDSG) and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota held a press conference to present reasons voters should oppose Measure 1.  At the news conference in Fargo, Geoff Simon, the chairman of NDSG and executive director of the Western Dakota Energy Association, agreed with the ACLU that the measure is poorly written and very likely unconstitutional.

“We already have an open, honest and transparent process,” he said. “I’ve characterized it as a solution in search of a problem.  To me, it’s one of those feel-good things where they think they’re doing something, but it will create all kinds of havoc if it should pass.”

Heather Smith of the North Dakota ACLU said the measure isn’t just about lobbyists and lawmakers. “As citizens, we have an obligation to become informed about public issues, to express our own opinions and interests. Measure 1 has the potential to limit this,” Smith said.  “Our First Amendment rights are too important to let this constitutional mandate pass.”

Campaign finance records show those behind this North Dakota Measure are largely out-of-state groups, Represent.Us, a Massachusetts-based group, Voters Right to Know in California and End Citizens United from Washington, D.C.

 

A Call to Action:

  • Vote “No“ on Measure 1.
  • Pass along this important message to your friends and family tell them to mark their calendar to vote on November 6, 2018.

A Call to Prayer: 

  • Pray for all voters throughout our state. May God give all the wisdom needed to vote in the way that honors Him.
  • “The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.“ Proverbs 14:8

Read for yourself the specifics of Measure 1:

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
[email protected]
nd.cwfa.org
Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, Facebook Page

Thank Sen. Collins For Voting to Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh!

By | Maine | No Comments

Many on the left are still up to their Saul Alinsky tactics of abuse, threats, and protesting U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and her staff.  Remember in the New York Times how, amongst several things, it was reported that one call came in to a staff member saying he hoped she was raped and impregnated?!  Well, they are still up to it, as they were outside her home on Sunday demanding to meet with her.

We Maine women are so proud of Sen. Collins and the historic, brave, and concise speech she gave on the floor of the U. S. Senate when she told America that she would be supporting the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Let’s stand and give an offering of thanks to the senator.

Take Action:

  • Vote in the Bangor Daily News poll to show that Mainers appreciate Sen. Collin’s decision. This morning the poll showed 48% in support of her decision.
  • Write a note of appreciation to Sen. Collins via email and/or snail mail.  Be sure to let her know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please pray with me, “Father, please protect Sen. Susan Collins, her family and her staff from those who so vehemently oppose her right now.  Without Your protection, we are not protected.  Not by power, nor by might, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts.  Amen.”

Our lawmakers rarely receive thanks for the work they do.  We are quick to criticize, but slow to empathize or be thankful.  Sen. Susan Collins is more than worthy of our thanks for her work done to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  May we not be slack in well doing.  Thank you. 

“And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” (Hebrews 13:16 ). 

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org
207-465-6015

Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Maine. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Maine, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of ME” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Maine, 864 Manchester Rd., Belgrade, ME  04917. Or, click here to contribute online.

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

Conservative Women Are Angry About Kavanaugh—And They Think Other Voters Are, Too

By | Iowa | No Comments

State Director Tamara Scott quoted in The Atlantic.

By and large, these women were not swayed by Ford’s testimony. Tamara Scott, the Republican national committeewoman for Iowa and the state director of Concerned Women for America, says she was even more skeptical of Ford’s claims after Thursday’s hearing. “I found her testimony to be inconsistent, from a woman who seemed to be confused at best,” Scott says. To her, Ford “overplayed her hand as the scattered and scared fragile female”: The professor’s “glasses were filthy and oversized, she looked scared and frazzled, [and] she refused to fix her hair caught in her glasses,” says Scott. “It was a purposeful disheveled look.”

Click here to read the article in it’s entirety.

 

A Thank You is in Order for Five Missouri Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

By | Missouri | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Five of our U.S. Representatives from Missouri have been successful in dealing another blow to those who traffic in human fetal tissue!

Last week, Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-District 5-Louisiana), announced that the FDA canceled a contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), which was one of the tissue procurement labs that, due to 2015’s undercover videos, is currently under investigation by the U.S Department of Justice. In 2015 the Center for Medical Progress videos revealed that ABR had set up a model that broke federal law by allowing clinics to profit from the sale of fetal tissue. Although fetal tissue research is legal, the profiting from said tissue is not. Federal law allows for costs like transportation and storage to be covered, but no one may profit from the sale of fetal tissue.

The contract was canceled in part because U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-District 4-MO), U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-District 2-MO), U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 3-MO), U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-District 6-MO) and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-District 8-MO) along with 80 other members of Congress, wrote to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb earlier this month urging him to cancel the contract with ABR.  

Additionally, groups like CWA worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to voice concerns over this contract and fetal tissue research in general. In a release, HHS said they cannot be sure the contract with ABR meets current federal requirements for fetal tissue procurement and, therefore, terminated it.

In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved. Finally, HHS is continuing to review whether adequate alternatives exist to the use of human fetal tissue in HHS funded research and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded and accelerated. This administration is vocally and unabashedly pro-life. It is unacceptable that ANY research is being funded by tax dollars that utilize fetal tissue.

Federal law prohibits profiting from the sale of human fetal tissue, yet we know that it happens all too often. When the tissue of aborted children becomes a lucrative enterprise, the possibility of human pregnancy mills growing babies only to abort them and sell their tissue, becomes a horrific possibility. Medical research should be focused on ethical alternatives that are producing results; fetal tissue research has yet to successfully produce any therapies to this day. Thank goodness for pro-life elected officials like Congressmen Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith who work to restrain such evil acts.

However, Congress had the ability, through the appropriations process, to end the federal funding of this practice. There was an amendment offered and adopted into the House version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill that would have made such practices illegal. It is disappointing that after getting this rider in the bill last year and again with significant support this year, the House and Senate leadership yet again failed to push for such a basic pro-life provision and instead rolled over to give Democrats everything that they wanted.

Let Us Both PRAY and ACT. 

Please Pray: Pray for Congressmen Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith to continue to be bold in their fight for pro-life values and that God would give them the knowledge, wisdom, and courage to continue to engage the enemy in an effective way. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

Please Take Action: 

  1. Contact U.S. Rep. Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith to thank them for being aware of this atrocity and for taking decisive action to stop it.

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler at (202) 225-2876 and email

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner at 202-225-1621 and email

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer at 202-225-2956 and email

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves at 202-225-7041 and email

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith at 202-225-4404 and email

  1. Contact members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to support a federal ban on fetal tissue research.

House Appropriations Committee (Contact the entire committee in one email)

Senate Appropriations Committee (Each individual must be contacted)

Let our voices resound in the heavens through the power of our prayers, and, on earth, as we take action.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
P.O. Box 1352
St. Peters, MO 63376
(314) 608-0168
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

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Pro-Abortion Bill Vetoed by Gov. Brown!

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Prayer Warriors! SB 320 was vetoed by Gov. Brown!  This bill would have offered chemical abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy to students on campuses of California State Universities.

Praise God this bill was vetoed!  Babies were saved!  Young mothers on campuses were saved from such harmful, even fatal procedures.  Thank you to all of you for praying and taking action! Your persistent calls and letters influenced our own California governor!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

There are so many miracles happening in California! First with AB 2943 withdrawn and now SB 320 vetoed!

Stopping SB 320 has prevented so much blood from being shed on California campuses, and it has prevented so much harm from happening to California students. This is a big win for LIFE!!!  Let’s keep this in mind as we head to the polls on November 6.  We should put great importance on the influence of our votes.  Make sure you, your friends and family are registered to vote. California needs leaders who value life, faith and family!

Please take action:  Contact Gov. Brown and thank him for vetoing SB 320. He needs to know we appreciate this veto. Be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.

Pray with me, “Thank You Lord that Gov. Brown did the right thing and vetoed SB 320. This is so timely Lord, that this has happened during the 40 Days for Life campaign, where CWA has joined in commitment in prayer with heavy hearts for mothers, fathers and precious babies.  CWA joins 40 Dayan for Life to stand in front of abortion clinics to pray for life!  Thank You Lord for mobilizing our thousands of members across our state to unite with a strong voice to save babies!  Senate Bill 320 is no more. This is a great encouragement.” In Jesus’ name, amen!

Thank you al, for staying the course in prayer for faith and public policy!

Joyfully in Christ,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
CA.CWFA.org
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New! Decatur City School’s Transgender Policy Leads to Sexual Assault

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In July 2016, Superintendent David Dude began to quietly implement radical new guidelines concerning the handling of transgender students in City Schools of Decatur (CSD); these guidelines were never submitted to parents for review or to the school board for a public vote.  CWA of Georgia alerted our members about this “policy by fiat,” and urged phone calls be made to the superintendent and board members.  CWA of Georgia also attended one of the school board meetings to voice our opposition to the transgender policy.

Alarms have been going off across the nation for years as to the unintended consequences of a policy that forces students to share restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with the opposite sex. Tragically, a six-year old Decatur student is paying the price for those who failed to heed the warnings. According to Vernadette Broyles, the attorney representing the young female victim and her parent, a male student entered a female restroom and sexually assaulted the female student. Ms. Broyles says the male student was legally permitted to enter the female restroom because of the school system’s transgender restroom access policy.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Atlanta Office has launched an investigation into the 2017 sexual assault. Alliance Defending Freedom released this press release concerning the investigation, along with a video account of the incident by the victim’s mother, Pascha Thomas.

A Call to Prayer

  • Pray for the young victim and her mother, Pascha Thomas. Pray for healing and an understanding of how precious they are in God’s sight (Isaiah 43:4). Pray against the enemy who loves to bring shame, condemnation, and self-loathing.
  • Pray for a reversal of the school district’s transgender policy.

A Call to Action
Except for the City Schools of Decatur, we do not believe there are any other school districts in the state with the same or similar transgender policy.  School systems have been accommodating students who struggle with gender fluidity on a case-by-case basis. So what can you do? 

  • Read CWA of Georgia’s press release here.
  • Show CWA and ADF’s press releases to your local school board member and superintendent. Politely urge them to reject any efforts to force students to share restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with the opposite sex. Accommodating for those who struggle with issues of transgenderism should not be predicated on the violation of everyone else’s rights.
  • Email us what you learned about your local school system’s transgender policy.

This attempt at indoctrination and harm to our children must be stopped in its tracks. It is a battle in which we must all be engaged through prayer and action.

Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Tanya Ditty
State Director
CWA of Georgia
[email protected]

Both Pray for and Contact Your Senators

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“This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for HIS compassions never fail” (Lamentations 3:21-22).

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!  His wife, Ashley Kavanaugh stated the other day, “This process is incredibly difficult … Harder than we imagined. But at the end of the day, our faith is strong.”

And as Concerned Women for America, our faith will remain strong in support of the whole Kavanaugh family. We pray, and we act on our faith.  CWA’s Women for Kavanaugh event spoke truth to power in D.C. last week.  Please watch as our CEO and President Penny Nance spoke boldly to the issues and was joined by other outstanding speakers.  Click here to watch an inspirational summary of the event.  Penny Nance makes a powerful statement, “The minute we weaponize and politicize an important issue like rape, we degrade every victim in our country.”

Now that the FBI investigation has begun, what can we expect?  Click here to find out. 

Please pray: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to, “Pray without ceasing.” Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-New York) says he will fight against this nomination.  Well, thousands of women across the country are fighting for this nomination!  We are standing our ground first and foremost through prayer.  It is vital that we stay in prayer for all our legislators and pray for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Pray for Sens. Harris and Feinstein by name.  Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family by name, wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Martha.  May the Lord draw close to all those involved. Pray that the schemes of the enemy will be uncovered and defeated.

Please take action:

  1. Call and email your U.S. senators. If you already did so a while back, call again. Let them know that as a member of Concerned Women for America of California you still stand with Judge Kavanaugh.  Consider making several points.  Click here for talking points. Our senators are getting countless kudos.  Please respectfully let them know that you do not approve of their current actions.

Sen. Kamala Harris

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

  1. Spread the word to friends and family, both local and out-of-state, to please call and write their senators. Please know that one phone call = the influence of 1,000 voices. Together, we can make a difference in numbers.

Click here for more information on this issue.

As always, I am grateful for your dedication and boldness to stand for your faith.  Let’s look forward to the Lord’s will being done.

Joyfully in Him,

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