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Protect Voter Integrity with Voter ID

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We all have a stake in protecting election integrity at every level in our nation. Our constitutional rights and liberties depend on the zealous protection of free and fair elections.

Recently, Concerned Women for America (CWA) completed a scorecard on election integrity for each state based on three important areas: (1) voter identification, (2) absentee/mail-in ballots, and (3) absentee ballot verification. Maine’s Election Integrity Rating (EIR) is 44%.

The Maine legislature has an opportunity to increase our EIR by passing two critical bills that pertain to voter ID: LD 557 that would require photographic identification for the purpose of voting, and LD 1083 that would create a voter identification system.

These two bills are scheduled before the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 7. Private citizens can submit testimony for the bill here. You may either submit testimony and/or submit testimony and speak on it when you are called on by the Chairman if you are on the Zoom meeting.

Take Action!

  • Contact the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee members and ask them to support LD 557 and LD 1083. Contact information for each committee member is below my signature.
  • Let your Representative and Senator know you support the bills. You will find your legislators listed alphabetically by the town in which you live.
  • If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • Forward this e-mail to friends and family and ask them to do the same.

Please Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity to address our lawmakers in the free country we live in and for holding us accountable for keeping it free. May Your people answer the call to take action to preserve the integrity of our voting system in our state. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

May God bless your work keeping our voter process honest, fair, and legal. God bless! 

Penny Morrell
State Director


Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee Members
Senator Louis Luchini, Chairman e-mail: [email protected]
Senator Brad Farrin e-mail: [email protected]
Senator Craig Hickman e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Christopher Caiazzo, Chairman e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Patrick Corey e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Josanne Dolloff e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Matthew Harrington e-mail: [email protected]
Representative MaryAnne Kinney e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Jay McCreight e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Morgan Rielly e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Laura Supica e-mail: [email protected]
Representative John Tuttle e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Barbara Wood e-mail: [email protected]

He is Risen!

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“But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for
I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He is
risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” – Matthew 28:25

We rejoice in this Easter season because, in Jesus, we have hope. It’s very clear by just looking around us that everything is not as it should be. Our world is filled with violence, greed, and pride. We look after ourselves and work to destroy anyone who gets in our way, no matter how small they might be.

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” – Romans 5:8. As bad as we are, His goodness outweighs it all. The sacrifice God made in sending His Son to take our punishment on Himself can, if we’ll accept it, erase our guilt before Him. What we celebrate is freedom … freedom from the chains of our own sin.

As we celebrate Easter this year, may we be thankful for Christ’s willingness to pay the terrible price for our sins so we can escape God’s judgment and enter into His Kingdom.  May we rejoice in a living Savior who loves us and is working in us for His good pleasure.  Happy Easter!

Maranatha,
Penny Morrell
State Director

Calls Needed to Protect Businesses and Civic and Religious Organizations

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“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State.”― President Harry S. Truman

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be front and center when it comes to our personal liberties. L.D. 628is a good bill that would require a two-thirds vote of Maine’s Legislative Council to temporarily or permanently close a business or a civic or religious organization due to an emergency proclamation of the Governor intended to subside, clean up, or mitigate whatever danger may exist within an affected area during any state of emergency.

A hearing on L.D. 628 will be heard in the State and Local Government Committee on Monday, March 29.You can keep updated on the bill here L.D. 628.

Take Action!

  • Contact the members of the State and Local Government Committee and ask them to support L.D. 628. Contact information for each committee member is below my signature.
  • Contact your representative and senator and let them know you support this bill. You will find your legislators listed alphabetically by the town in which they live.
  • If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • Forward this information to friends and family and encourage them to do the same.

Please Pray: Dear Father, during this pandemic we’ve been dealing with for over a year, our freedoms have been jeopardized. We ask You to protect civic and religious organizations from government overreach. May our Maine governor not inhibit the free exercise of our rights You have bestowed on us. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

Penny Morrell
State Director


State and Local Government Committee Members

Mainers: Help Protect Election Integrity!

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We all have a stake in protecting election integrity at every level in our nation. Our constitutional rights and liberties depend on the zealous protection of free and fair elections. If we do not protect our voting process, we won’t enjoy our freedom as we have known it.

L.D. 580, a bad resolution that seeks to amend the Constitution of Maine regarding early voting procedures, will have a hearing on Monday, March 8, in the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. The hearing starts at 10:30 a.m.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine believes we must seek to tighten voting procedures to ensure all entitled to vote may vote and no one vote who is not eligible. However, voter fraud is real, and seeking to enshrine early voting into the state constitution is a step in the wrong direction.

“Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.” Deuteronomy 1:13

Take Action:

  • Contact the members of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee listed below my signature. Urge them to oppose L.D. 580. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let the committee members know.
  • Consider submitting testimony in opposition of L.D. 580. Information concerning testimonies for the committee may be found here. You can submit your written testimony or submit and read your testimony during the committee hearing. All committee hearings are being held online through Zoom.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, please call Your people to protect the integrity of our elections and especially not amend our State Constitution to eliminate all protections of the voting process.  Thank You for all our freedoms that come from You and for giving us the responsibility of keeping them. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

“By Me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.” Proverbs 8:16

Penny Morrell
State Director


Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee
Sen. Louis Luchini of Hancock-Chair (D-District 7) [email protected]
Sen. Susan Deschambault (D-District 32) [email protected]
Sen. Brad Farrin (R-District 3) [email protected]
Rep. Chris Caiazzo – Chair (D-District 28) [email protected]
Rep. Patrick Corey (R-District 25)  [email protected]
Rep. Josanne Dolloff (R-District 115) [email protected]
Rep. Matthew Harrington (R-District 19) [email protected]ature.maine.gov
Rep. MaryAnne Kinney (R-District 99) [email protected]
Rep. Jay McCreight (D-District 51) [email protected]
Rep. Morgan Rielly (D-District 34) [email protected]
Rep. Laura Supica (D-District 126) [email protected]
Rep. John Tuttle (D-District 18) [email protected]
Rep. Barbara Wood (D-District 38) [email protected]

State Director Testifies on Two Education Bills

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COVID-19 restrictions are wreaking havoc on our students’ education opportunities. Concerned Women for America of Maine State Director Penny Morrell testified in support of two important education bills pertaining to the coronavirus.

L.D. 70:  a bill that would allow a parent or guardian of a student who has been affected by COVID-19 to keep their student in the student’s current grade level.  Read Penny’s testimony.

LD 430: a bill to provide for school choice and online learning opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Penny’s testimony.

 

Parents, Not Schools, Decide

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The ongoing closure of schools due to COVID-19 is significantly interrupting student learning. Many students have fallen behind in their studies, and parents are considerably concerned about the rise in students’ failure rates. 

L.D. 70, a COVID-19 emergency bill, is a good bill that would allow a parent or guardian to request that their student not be promoted to the next grade level if the student has been affected by COVID-19. Concerned Women for America of Maine supports this bill because it gives the parent the authority to make decisions in their student’s best interest.

L.D. 70 will be heard before the Education and Cultural Services Committee this Wednesday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. Calls and testimonies of support are needed. 

Take Action:

  • Contact your state representative and senator and ask them to support L.D. 70. To find your lawmakers, click on Representative and Senator. The list is alphabetical by town. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, then let them know.
  • Consider submitting testimony in support of L.D. 70. Information concerning testimonies for the committee may be found here. You can submit your written testimony or submit and read your testimony during the committee hearing. All committee hearings are being held online through Zoom.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, thank you for children and giving parents the authority and responsibility to raise them for You. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Please give wisdom to parents today to do that for Your honor and glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity.” 1 Timothy 3:4 

Penny Morrell
State Director

Maine Legislative Session Underway

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The 2021 Maine legislative session has begun. During this six-month session, we urge all members to participate as grassroots activists by praying and taking action when called upon by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine.

It is imperative that your state legislators hear from you concerning CWA of Maine-supported pro-family, pro-life bills and help to defeat dangerous, anti-family legislation that CWA of Maine opposes.

I will alert you via e-mail regarding these bills and ask you to contact your one senator and/or one representative after praying about the bill. For greater impact, please check your e-mails often and feel free to share these alerts with others.

If you do not know who your representative is, click here. They are listed alphabetically by town.  If you do not know who your senator is, click here.  The senators are also listed alphabetically by town.

The core issues of Concerned Women for America 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.  Asking God’s blessing upon you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

Penny Morrell
State Director

Sign Up Today: Prayer Project Right Here in Maine

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Time to Sign up for the 2021-2022 Encourage-A-Legislator Program
Maine 130th Legislative Session
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  – James 5:16

It is time to recruit encouragers for our Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Program for the 2021 Maine legislative session. We thank God for our wonderful volunteers who participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Program each year. Some of you have been with us from the beginning – thank you!

If you are new to CWA of Maine, EAL is a program focused solely on prayer and encouragement for our 186 state legislators. Your efforts encourage and build bridges with the conservative legislators as well as those who do not typically agree with CWA of Maine. Your benefit as an encourager is that you are energized and blessed to be a part of this effort.

Here are the details:
Starting the second week in January of 2021, our EAL Program participants pray for an assigned legislator every day of the legislative session. And once a month, participants send a CWA furnished postcard to their assigned legislator with encouraging words, letting them know that they are being prayed for daily.

This year we are asking participants to commit to the entire legislative session. The 130th session runs from January through June 2021 and reconvenes January through April 2022. Will you volunteer for this important prayer ministry?

Once signed up, participants receive an EAL packet, typically by the end of December. The packet includes instructions, a calendar mailing schedule, postcard suggestions, the name and biography of their assigned legislator, and 10 CWA of Maine EAL postcards.

Take Action:

  • Sign up today by contacting Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator, Catherine Carsley, by e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (207) 212-9394. Cathy will need your name, physical mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and how many legislators you would like to encourage.
  • Please forward this to friends and family who you think may be interested in participating. 

Please Pray: Dear Father, please inspire CWA members and friends to become a pray-er and encourager for Maine’s legislative body. May each legislator be thoroughly encouraged and drawn closer to Yourself as they are encouraged and prayed for daily. All praise and thanks.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

We look forward to hearing from you!

Penny Morrell
State Director

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Praise and Prayer Rally in Augusta on November 14

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“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 

I want to invite you to a time of united prayer and praise as we reflect upon this past year concerning COVID-19, the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, successful pro-life policies, the presidential election, and more. We will also pray for America’s future. We will pray for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia on January 5, 2021, determining which party controls the U.S. Senate.  We will pray for God’s blessing and guidance for whoever our president and vice president will be.

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance recently stated, “The news media does not get to call the election. We will let the legal process play out, and if former Vice President Biden is the winner, we will congratulate him, pray for him, and engage him to do the right thing on the issues about which we care.” Please read the press release in its entirety here.

We will meet at the corner of State and Capitol Streets, across from the Blaine House (192 State St, Augusta), this Saturday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and cell phone or candle.

Please send this e-alert to friends and family and bring them along to pray too.

Please Pray:  Dear Father, You say in your word that an effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, so I ask that you send Your people out to pray corporately for our communities, state, and nation. We seek Your will for us individually and as a nation. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

Penny Morrell
State Director

Prayer

A Few Simple Things You Can Do

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So much is happening around us that can cause people to wonder “what in the world is going on?” We are watching friends and fellow Mainers lose their livelihoods out of no fault of their own; we know people who have contracted the coronavirus, and there appears to be an all-out assault on our civil liberties, especially our religious liberties.

 

Few can argue the fact that leading up to COVID-19, there was an increasing apathy toward the things that matter to God. Our state and nation have traded the goodness of God for what the world has to offer. And we have become less concerned about telling others about Jesus.

I don’t know about you, but recent events have stirred in me an even deeper commitment to want to make a difference in my country. And more importantly, I want others to experience the peace that only Jesus Christ can offer. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that any should perish.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is rooted in prayer. We believe the Bible is our standard for living and that a country and its people will only thrive when the foundation is built on His truths. So even in these uncertain times there are ways to engage, and I wanted to offer several ways you can take action and pray.

Take Action:

  • Ask the Lord to show you a person(s) who needs prayer and then be sure to pray for them.
  • Ask the Lord to guide you to a person with whom you can share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The simplest way to do it is just to share what Jesus means to you and what He has done in your life. Use these verses to guide your conversation: John 3:16 and Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10, and 10:13.
  • Send this message to family and friends.

Please Pray: Dear Father, we are struggling worldwide because of this pandemic.  It is a perfect opportunity to share the Gospel as people share their own personal struggles.  Please show each reader of this message at least one person with whom to share Your truth.  As You do this, it will be confirmation that You want it done.  May You have the glory.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

“This world is not our home; we are just a passing through.”  Everything we do for God will last for eternity.  May you be blessed by knowing God used You to enlarge His Kingdom.

 

Maranatha! 

Penny Morrell
State Director

“I drove 70 Miles to Support a Local Business Owner”

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After watching Tucker Carlson’s interview with Rick Savage, owner of Sunday River Brewing Company, my husband and I were compelled to drive 70 miles today to stand alongside Rick and his right to a livelihood for both his workers and his family.

We Mainers have followed the early COVID-19 guidance put out by Gov. Janet Mills. We understood the need for the initial Stay-At-Home order so as to protect the most vulnerable among us. However, Gov. Mills’ extended Stay-At-Home order and plans to gradually reopen the state, are unreasonable and will have dire consequences on both the emotional and economic well-being of Mainers.

God’s Word says if you don’t work, you don’t eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). Mainers are ready and willing to get back to work.  We call on Gov. Mills to allow our state to reopen for business sooner rather than later.

Take Action

  1. Contact Gov. Mills and urge her to reopen Maine businesses and allow Mainers to go back to work. Be sure to let her know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine and that you are praying for her and her team. You can email her or call (207) 287-3531.
  2. Please send this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, in the middle of this pandemic, help us see beyond the immediate, knowing You are in control, and our lives are in Your hands. Please grant Gov. Mills and her team wisdom to do what is best for our health, safety, and economy. Psalm 91 promises us that “You are our refuge and fortress whom we trust to save us from the plague that destroys at midday.”

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen 

Penny Morrell
State Director

Day 23 – A Cry for Help

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Dear Father,

Psalm 121:1-2 says, “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills
From whence cometh my help.
My help comes from You,
The Lord who made Heaven and earth.”

Psalm 91 promises us that,
“You are our refuge and fortress
Whom we trust to save us
From the plague that destroys at midday.”

Psalm 92 tells us “You are our rock
And there is no wickedness in You.”

We have so many precious promises from You and
We lift You up and exalt You, especially during this pandemic.
You are the Great Physician and will work through the health professionals
To heal and restore health to the sick while protecting those on the frontlines.

We pray for an end to this coronavirus and
To learn what You want us to learn and know as a result of it.
We thank You for this virus, not because it’s good,
But because Your Word tells us to thank You in all things.

It doesn’t say only the good things –
Romans 8:28 promises that “all things work together for good
To those who love You and are called according to Your purposes.”
We await to see the good You will bring.

Forgive our sins in this great land called America.
We have strayed far away from Your statutes.
We have turned to our own way and rejected You.

Your Word promises in 2 Chronicles 7:14, that
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray
And seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven
As we do what You command in that promise.

Thank You for our salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
He took the punishment for our sins – dying on the cross in our place.
Three days later He rose to victory over death and suffering.
May America and the entire world have that same victory over death
By accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
May we realize how much You love each one and
Are not willing that any should perish.

May we worship You in Spirit and Truth as believers,
And may unbelievers be drawn to You as they realize You are in control.
We love You because You first loved us.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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

Action Item: Tell Gov. Mills to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Janet Mills (Democrat) is shutting churches, schools, and mass gatherings?

Currently, across the United States, including Maine, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Yet, the abortion industry is open for business as usual.

On March 18, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding 10 people, and Gov. Mills has placed many restrictions on Mainers’ activities according to this directive.  While many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, Family Planning and other abortion providers across Maine insist on business as usual. These life-taking procedures consume critically needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need.

Immediate Action Needed
#1. Please contact Gov. Mills.  Urge her to join other states by closing abortion clinics and redirecting PPE and other medical equipment to our state’s much-needed coronavirus response. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.

Gov. Mills: (207) 287-3531 | Online form

#2. Forward this email to family and friends.

Please pray:  Dear Father, we ask that you move on the heart of Gov. Mills to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.

“Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:8-9

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Penny Morrell
State Director

Join CWA of Maine at the Annual “Respect Life Day” on February 12

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Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine in Augusta on Wednesday, February 12, for the annual “Respect Life Day” sponsored by Maine Right To Life.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hall of Flags located on the 2nd floor of the State House in Augusta. Click here for directions.

CWA of Maine will join other pro-life organizations throughout Maine to share our ministry with legislators and the public.  The purpose of the event is to educate and encourage respect for life. 

Take Action:

  • Attend the Respect for Life Day. Be sure to stop by our CWA of Maine exhibit and introduce yourself.
  • Visit the offices of your legislators while at the Capitol and let them know you are pro-life and appreciate their service. If you are participating in CWA of Maine’s Encourage-A-Legislator project, this would be a great time to meet your legislator. To find your legislators and their contact information by the town you live in click House and Senate.
  • If you are unable to attend, please call your legislators on February 12 and let them know you are pro-life and appreciate their service.
  • Forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to attend. We want a strong pro-life presence to show our lawmakers and visitors that we continue to make strides to protect life from conception to natural death.

Please Pray: Dear Father, thank You for the opportunity to stand for You in the public square and to stand for life in all stages You give.  We ask that You send many pro-lifers from across Maine to the Capitol on February 12.  May it be a day that honors and glorifies You in everything shown, said, and done. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

God’s Word says in Psalm139:13-16, “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them.”

We hope to see you in Augusta on Wednesday, February 12!

 Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director

Calls Needed to End the Fake Impeachment Charade

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The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump is at a climax, and it is critical that both Sen. Susan Collins (Republican) and Sen. Angus King (Democrat) hear from you TODAY.

Contact the offices of Sens. Collins and King and urge them to vote against the need to hear from more witnesses. It’s unnecessary, and it would prolong the impeachment process and cause even more harm to the country. Please visit CWA Impeachment to view information and talking points shared throughout the Senate process.

Three Ways to Take Action

  1. Call the offices of Sens. Collins and King. Sen. Collins: (202) 224-2523; Sen. King (202) 224-5344. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  2. Visit CWA’s Impeachment Central, where you can write to Sens. Collins and King to let know what you think about this impeachment.
  3. Please send this e-alert to friends and family immediately.

Please Pray:  Father, we call on You to protect President Donald J. Trump, who has been demonized ever since he announced that he was running for the presidency. The injustice is overwhelming.  We ask You to restore justice in our land.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

Ezekiel 45:9 “Thus saith the Lord God; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord God.”

Maranatha!
Penny Morrell
State Director

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Join CWA of Maine in Augusta for the March for Life – January 18!

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine encourages you to attend the March for Life sponsored by Maine Right to Life Saturday, January 18, in Augusta in support of the sanctity of human life from birth until natural death. 

March for Life Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 41 Western Avenue, Augusta, OR Prayer Service at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water St., Augusta.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Gather at St. Michael’s School gym (adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church) and network with other pro-life participants. Refreshments will be available with donations gratefully accepted.
  • 11:15 a.m. – Rally. Speakers include Bishop Robert Deeley and other prominent pro-life leaders.
  • 12:15 p.m. March begins after the rally. We will march to the State Capitol. Look for the CWA of Maine banner and march with us!
  • 12:30 p.m. We will join hands as we assemble around the Capitol. The Capitol bell will ring 47 times, representing the number of years since Roe v. Wade was enacted.

Act Today!

  • Please join us on Saturday, January 18, to show your support for the sanctity of life!
  • Make plans now to attend and be sure to invite a friend!
  • If you plan to attend, call your state legislators and let them know that you will be attending the March for Life and that you encourage them to vote for legislation this year that protects human life from conception to natural death. To find and contact your lawmakers by the town you live in, follow these links, Representative and Senator.
  • If you are unable to attend, call your state legislators and simply encourage them to vote for legislation this year that protects human life from conception to natural death. To find and contact your lawmakers by the town you live in, follow these links, Representative and Senator.

Whether you can attend any of the above events or not, please pray for this issue on a state and national level throughout 2020. Pray for those who oppose the life issue – that their hearts will be tendered toward the wonderful gift of life. And, if they do not know Jesus, pray they will come to a saving knowledge of Him.

“For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”

Psalm 139:13-16

Take a stand for the unborn because life is priceless.

For Life!
Penny Morrell
State Director

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CWA of Maine Commemorates National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer

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CWA of Maine Commemorates National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer

Before we get caught up in the upcoming season of busyness, let us cultivate a humble heart with fasting, repentance, and prayer on Thursday, November 21.

We invite you to join us in a National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer in honor of the 156th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation 97 – Appointing a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer. Together let us observe and reaffirm our 16th President’s heartfelt plea to the supreme authority and just governance of Almighty God.


“Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.”


Fasting before we feast is a reminder that God provides everything that we need. It reminds us of who we are and who God is. It also reminds us that as we hunger physically, we also hunger spiritually. And when we repent, we are promised forgiveness. Not any ordinary forgiveness, but a complete pardon from our sins and the payment they require. Now that draws us to our knees in Thanksgiving. God has fully provided for us in Christ!

This is why our hope is not in government or elected officials or even in a grateful attitude. But, instead, our hope is firmly in Christ alone.

Mark your calendar on Thursday, November 21, the week before Thanksgiving. Whether in your car, home, classroom, or office, let us repent and seek God on behalf of yourself and our nation

Click here to view the double-sided informational flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Blessings to you and yours during this Thanksgiving season.

Penny Morrell
State Director

2019 Maine Legislative Wrap-Up: The Wins and the Losses

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To begin, I want to thank every one of you who answered the call to action during this legislative session. We had so many issues in which to take a stand. There were sweet victories and major losses – and we are grateful that you walked alongside Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine through prayer and action throughout the entire session. I can’t tell you how many legislators have commented that they have never seen so much public participation as they witnessed this year.  I pray we have awakened the sleeping giant!

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

Below is the status of the bills CWA of Maine actively worked on in 2019, the first half of the 129th legislative session.

  • D. 37 “An Act to Allow for the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs through Vending Machines.” CWA of Maine opposed.  The bill passed.
  • D. 94 “An Act to Prohibit the Dissemination of Obscene Material by Public Schools.” CWA of Maine supported.  The bill died in committee.
  • D. 141 “An Act to Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana Container in a Vehicle.” CWA of Maine supported. The bill did not move but could be brought up again next year.
  • D. 185 “An Act to Provide a Method for a Student to be Excused from Standardized Testing.” CWA of Maine supported.  The bill died in committee.
  • D. 326 “An Act to Decriminalize Engaging in Prostitution.” CWA of Maine opposed. The bill died in committee.
  • D. 396 “An Act to Support Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault by Increasing the Time Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Kits Must be Stored.” CWA of Maine supported. The bill passed and was signed by the governor.
  • D. 433 “Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Explicitly Prohibit Discrimination Based on the Sex of an Individual.” This is a state-level Equal Rights Amendment. CWA of Maine opposed. The bill passed.
  • D. 820 “An Act to Prevent Discrimination in Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women in Maine.”  CWA of Maine opposed.  The bill passed and was signed by the governor.
  • D. 1025 “An Act to Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals.” CWA of Maine opposed.  The bill passed and was signed by the governor.
  • D. 1261 “An Act to Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals to Perform Abortions.” CWA of Maine opposed.  The bill passed and was signed by the governor.
  • D. 1313 “An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act.” CWA of Maine opposed.  The bill passed and was signed by the governor. 

Please take note and then take action! 

Elections have consequences for life, family, and religious freedom.
Take time to review the voting record of your state legislators (see #2 on how to) on the bills listed above and then contact your legislators thanking them for votes that supported life, family and religious freedom or expressing concern on votes that expanded abortion rights, attacked the family and took aim on religious freedom. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.

  1. The contact information for your legislators is available alphabetically by the town in which you live. Click here for your representative member and here for your senator.
  2. Information on each bill may be found on the Maine Legislature’s website here.  Simply type the bill number in the white box and click Search. You will then be able to read the bill, how the legislators voted, testimonies given on the bills, and more.
  3. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please join me in pray: Father God, thank You for encouraging Your people to take an active role in protecting family, faith, and freedom. Many of the bills proposed and enacted are egregious in your sight.  With your help, we will remain diligent in making a difference in our state. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

Again, thank you for making your voices heard on these important topics.

God bless,
Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine

Trying Times in the Maine Legislature – Still Time to Make a Difference!

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L.D. 1313, the Doctor-Prescribed Suicide bill, was scheduled to be voted on in the Maine House Tuesday and again Thursday of this week but no vote was taken. The bill was tabled and will be voted on sometime next week – Tuesday, May 28, at the earliest.

You still have time to contact your representatives to ask them to oppose LD 1313! Please do so immediately. Contact them again even if you have previously done so and let them know that you once again wanted to encourage them to oppose LD 1313.  It’s that important!

We have endured many defeats this session, including taxpayer-funded abortion, the requirement that private insurance companies include abortion in their health coverage plans, other than doctors allowed to perform abortions, loss of parental rights, loss of religious freedom, and the ban on conversion therapy.

My prayer is that you will remain engaged and take a stand against the suicide bill. God is on the throne. He has given us the privilege to advocate for His truth; the results are entirely up to Him.  

Take Action:
Contact your state representative and urge him/her to oppose L.D. 1313. Find your representative alphabetically by the town in which you live or call the Maine House at 287-1400 and leave a message for your representative. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
Please send this message to family and friends and ask them to take action and pray.

Keep updated on LD 1313 here.

Please pray with me: Dear Father, thank you to all those who have fought alongside us in this legislative session.  We aren’t discouraged because You are on Your throne and we trust You to act on our behalf for what’s best.  We ask that You grant us victory for the eighth time as we once again oppose the physician-assisted suicide bill.  May the Maine legislators protect life for those who are sick and need of care and protection.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine