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South Carolina Bill to Ensure Level Playing Field for Female Athletes

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Doors of opportunity open for female athletes through sports. But in today’s age of gender identity, this could all radically change. The unfair playing field is happening already. Selina Soule, a high school track athlete in Connecticut, lost her chance to compete in the New England championship last year after two biological males took first and second place in the 55 meter. The International Olympic Committee, the NCAA, most U.S. sports federations and state High School Athletic Associations have created one-sided policies favoring transathlete inclusion and are fueling this assault on female athletes.

Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 was crafted to ensure that female athletes could compete in additional sports, and to encourage excellence in competition. Congress, in funding Title IX, understood that boys and girls are physiologically different, and that boys competing against boys and girls competing against girls was fair, because of basic biological and hormonal differences.

That is why I am writing to you today. South Carolina State Rep. Ashley Trantham (R-District 8) is introducing a bill this week that protects opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring them a level playing field. Rep. Trantham’s bill will prohibit biological men from playing on women’s scholastic sports teams in South Carolina.

Historically, women have fought to defend and protect their role in society and their contribution to culture. That’s why I am inviting you to take a stand with me this Wednesday, March 4, to help protect women’s sports in South Carolina.

Take Action:

  • Join other like-minded individuals at a press conference this week at the South Carolina State House. Stand strong in support of Rep. Trantham’s bill to protect female athletes in South Carolina.

Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: South Carolina State House, 1100 Gervais St 1100 Gervais St, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Contact Rep. Trantham and thank her for standing strong to protect women and girls. Email and/or call her at 803-212-6966.
  • Please forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this important legislation.

Please Pray: Please pray for Rep. Trantham as she moves forward with this legislation. Pray she stays strong when she comes under attack from the enemy.

For more information on this topic, read some of our recent articles here.

Tanya Ditty
VP of Field Operation
Concerned Women for America

Join Us in New Orleans on March 4: Protect Women Protect Life Press Conference

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This coming Wednesday, March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in June Medical Services vs. Gee, an important case where pro-abortion advocates are challenging a Louisiana law (Unsafe Abortion Protection Act) that requires abortionists to possess admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. Louisiana enacted the law to protect women in the event they experience complications related to an abortion.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana invites you to join us, along with other like-minded pro-life organizations and groups, in New Orleans on March 4, to show support for the sanctity of human life and for women’s safety. We will be standing in solidarity with the hundreds of CWA members and supporters from like-minded groups who will be rallying on the steps of the Supreme Court to show support for the sanctity of human life and for women’s safety. CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance, our own Sancha Smith, and LSU’s Young Women for America president Lillie Knight will be speaking at the Supreme Court rally.

I have the privilege of speaking at the press conference – representing your voice for life! I hope you will join me in New Orleans next week!

Our message: Abortionists do not speak for women!

Here are the details:
Event: New Orleans Protect Women Protect Life Press Conference
Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Hale Boggs Federal Building and Courthouse
500 Poydras Street, New Orleans

Action:

  • Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the rally.
  • Invite others to attend.

Prayer: Pray for this case up to and including March 4. Please pray that truth and justice will reign.

I have the privilege of speaking at the press conference – representing your voice for life! I hope you will join me in New Orleans next week!

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10

Laura Huber
Interim State Director*
CWA of Louisiana
504-236-8546

*Sancha Smith is on a leave of absence from her state director responsibilities for CWA of Louisiana until February 2021. We will miss Sancha while she is away, but we are so grateful Laura Huber has graciously agreed to serve as interim director while Sancha is on leave.

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operation
Concerned Women for America

CWA Stands for Women at the Supreme Court. Will You Join Us?

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If you live in or around the D.C. area,
we need and want you with us on March 4!

Last October, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia joined CWA’s national office as we rallied in front of the Supreme Court. Read more here. I want to thank those of you who were able to join us!

And I want to invite you to join us again as we head back to the Supreme Court to tell the justices that abortionists do not speak for women.

Here are the details:
On Wednesday, March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in June Medical, an important case where pro-abortion advocates are challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to possess admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. Louisiana enacted the law to protect women in the event they experience complications related to an abortion.

CWA invites you to join our CEO and President Penny Nance, our CWA of Louisiana member Sancha Smith, LSU’s Young Women for America president Lillie Knight and hundreds of CWA members and supporters from like-minded groups on the steps of the Supreme Court to show support for the sanctity of human life and for women safety. Pro-life is pro-woman!

If you live in or around the D.C. area,
we need and want you with us on March 4!

Ride with us or meet us there …
Driving in D.C. can be a challenge. You are welcome to drive or metro to our headquarters in Alexandria and ride over with us from our office to the Supreme Court. We are only one block from the Braddock Metro stop. Parking is free but limited so be sure to let me know you are coming to secure your parking spot.

If you prefer to meet us at the Supreme Court, be sure to look for our signs!

Make plans to attend! Be sure to invite friends and family.  This is a great homeschool activity.

RSVPs are required if you plan on traveling with us to the Supreme Court. The deadline to RSVP is noon on Monday, March 2.

Click here to RSVP.

Got questions or need more information? Contact Tanya Ditty at [email protected] or (202) 488-7000.

Join us for Coffee and Fellowship! January 25 – Blythe, CA

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Join us for a Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California Coffee Talk event on January 25, in Blythe, California. Our Coffee Talk events are a great way to learn more about CWA of California, the work we do here in the state, and how to get involved. We talk about:

  • Legislation on CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state, and national level
  • Upcoming events and projects
  • Public policy-focused initiatives

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” And that is what our Coffee Talks are all about. We gather together as like-minded believers to praise God for His love and mercy, to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord, and to learn how to be productive and engaged citizens in Christian advocacy here in California and our nation.

Following a recent Coffee Talk, a new member of CWA of California proclaimed, “For many years, I was a Christian who was asleep about the issues affecting our community. Now, I’m awake, eager, and engaged – going to town hall meetings and being specific in prayer. Even my husband is speaking up in the workplace for Biblical values!  Praise God!”

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 721 E. Chanslor Way, Blythe, CA 92225
Click here to download the Coffee Talk flyer.

We invite you, your friends, and your family to join us if you live in or around Blythe. It’s a great time of prayer, education, and fellowship – all over delicious and comforting tea, coffee, and cakes.

If you don’t live in the Blythe area, please contact me if you would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area.

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Meet CWA of Pennsylvania’s New State Director!

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I am very excited to introduce to you Dilonna Coran, CWA’s new Pennsylvania State Director. Dilonna is a 1977 graduate of Zion Bible Institute and currently serves alongside her husband of 42 years, Stephen Coran, as the co-pastor of Faith Fellowship Worship Center in Jersey Shore, PA.

Dilonna was born and raised in Maine, but right after marrying the love of her life, Steve, she moved to Steve’s home state of Pennsylvania. She now calls Pennsylvania home and says it feels like she has always lived there. Dilonna and Steve celebrate three beautiful daughters and ten “simply incredible grandchildren.”

Dilonna has served in various capacities of local and state politics, both as a campaign manager and chairperson for conservative political committees. She founded several non-profit organizations, including the Greater Hope Care Center, a life-affirming women’s ministry in Lycoming County, PA, and the Social Conservatives of Pennsylvania, a conservative political action group in central Pennsylvania.

A note from Dilonna:

I consider it a tremendous honor to serve as the Pennsylvania State Director for Concerned Women for America during this pivotal time in our nation.  Pennsylvania is known as the keystone state, and I believe that God desires to use our Commonwealth to help restore this nation as a light upon a hill.  Wedged in the rich history of Pennsylvania, I am reminded that from the very beginning, Pennsylvania was founded on religious freedom and a strong dependence on God.  Our nation’s freedoms always have been rooted in faith in Almighty God.  Biblical principles undergird the very framework and foundation of our constitution. I believe that since God’s grace has changed our lives, we then, as a result, change everything around us.  History reveals that true moral change comes when Christians get involved and because we love people, we must stay engaged.”

 Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations

Spartanburg County Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meeting – Thursday, January 16

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Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Spartanburg County?  Either way, please read on. 

Hello, I am Madison Rainey, the new CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Spartanburg County. I am very excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held next Thursday, January 16. 

No doubt you are as concerned as I am about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation today. Most people want to work to create a better nation for our children and grandchildren but are unsure of the steps to take.

That’s why I am involved today, and why I invite you to join me at our kick-off meeting. Our Prayer/Action Chapter will meet once a month to educate ourselves on one of CWA’s seven core issues, and then pray and take action on the issue(s). Join us and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals.  If you are unable to attend our first meeting, be sure to contact me and ask to be put on my email list for future meetings.

When: Thursday, January 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Spartanburg, SC in the Duncan Park area. Contact me to RSVP and for the meeting location.
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA presentation, prayer, fellowship, and refreshments.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, January 13. Contact me at [email protected].

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend!

If you do not live in the Spartanburg area, but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please reach out to CWA’s national office today. They will be happy to assist and train you as they did me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Madison Rainey
Spartanburg County Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America
[email protected]

SAVE THE DATE – Feisty & Feminine Presentation – November 16 – Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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As a Christian conservative woman, do you have the desire to make a difference in the culture? Do you feel isolated in your views, and do you wonder if anyone else is as concerned as you? Or, are you in high school or a college student wanting to lead your generation of Christian, conservative women to protect and promote Biblical values and conservative principles on your campus and in your community?

We cannot allow the extreme feminist agenda to define what a conservative woman is. Modern feminism is destructive to women, families, and our country, so we need to be equipped to speak out against this radical narrative while maintaining our inherent femininity.

CWA’s CEO and President, Penny Nance; CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations, Tanya Ditty; and CWA’s Young Women for America National Director, Kelsey Gold will be in Pottstown this month to present CWA’s Feisty & Feminine Workshop. They invite you to join them, along with Wendy Burpee, Executive Director of the local Genesis Women’s Clinic on November 16 for this amazing event. You will walk away equipped to be a powerful influencer in today’s culture.

Click here to watch a message from Penny Nance.

Our time will be filled with presentations, breakout sessions, food, and fellowship. Together we will learn how to embrace our God-given femininity, intertwined with a little feisty, to deliver a message of truth and redemption.  

We are grateful to the JOY Builders Women’s Ministry at Berean Bible Church for kindly hosting this event.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration and breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: $5 which includes workshop materials, the book Feisty & Feminine, breakfast, and lunch.
RSVP: Please register by Thursday, November 14. Click here to register or scan the code with your phone on the flyer linked below.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, and your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

Virginia has an Election! Help Us Get Out the Vote.

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It is election season in Virginia, where voters will go to the polls in November to elect state legislative races only. Virginia’s off-year elections are so important, and that is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men registered to vote and to the polls this November! CWA of Virginia is partnering with conservative organizations across the state to get out the vote through voter registration and voter turnout efforts.

Important Virginia Voting Registration 2019 Deadlines

  • Tuesday, October 15: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration.
  • Tuesday, October 29: Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2: Deadline to vote in-person absentee.
  • September 21 – Early voting.
  • November 5 – Election day.

Get Involved in Virginia!

#1- Ensure YOU are registered to vote
Go to the Virginia Department of Elections to check the following:

  • Voter registration status
  • Mail-In application and ballot status
  • Poll Location
  • Registration form

#2- Encourage others to register to vote.  Let them know about the link above so they can check to see if they are registered; encourage them to register and to vote.

We would LOVE to hear back from you if you have registered, if you register as a result of this email, or if you encourage others to email.  Contact me at [email protected].

Toni DeLancey
State Director
CWA of Virginia

Phoenix CWA Morning Coffee Talk – Saturday, October 5

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[Whether you live in the Phoenix area or not, please read on.]

Earlier this month, we had a phenomenal time in Washington, D.C. while attending CWA’s 40th-Anniversary celebration. Our time in the nation’s capital included the anniversary gala where we heard from Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, CWA CEO, and President Penny Nance, and CWA Founder and Chairman of the Board Beverly LaHaye.

We attended a Capitol Hill briefing where we heard from five outstanding U.S. Senators. Following the briefing, we met personally with Sen. Martha McSally (R) and staffers in Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D) office. On Friday, we attended a full day of leadership training, which included a special lunch with  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as guest speaker. It was a once in a lifetime experience!  We are so very charged up about CWA and what we can do as women through both prayer and action.

Please join us on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a Morning Coffee Talk. You will hear from the CWA Associate State Director of California, Ruth Smith, view some clips from the Gala, enjoy coffee and danishes with like-minded believers, and more!

Click here to view and print flyer.

Make plans to attend, and please invite friends and family!

As conservative Christian women, we must know our message; we must learn the issues and share our beliefs. Join us as together we learn how to have an impact on today’s culture.

What: Morning Coffee Talk
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: ISI (Integrated Solutions Inc.), 16602 N 23rd Ave #109, Phoenix, AZ 85023

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 3 if convenient, though not mandatory.

Hope to see you there!

Now if you do not live in the Phoenix area, but would like more information about how you can have a Morning Coffee Talk or start a CWA chapter in your area, please contact Michelle Minor in CWA’s national office at [email protected].

Blessings!
Paula Monahan
Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Phoenix CWA Prayer/Action Chapter

Kathy Roper
Co-Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Phoenix CWA Prayer/Action Chapter

Thank You for a Successful 19th Annual Day at The Capitol

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Last Wednesday, we had an amazing turnout for our 19th Annual Day at the Capitol in Raleigh. We had over 100 attendees participate in our lobbying efforts to override the veto of SB 359, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  NC Values Coalition joined with us again this year for our legislative briefing, lobbying efforts, chapel time, and observance of a session of the State House of Representatives.

We were grateful to have abortion survivors, Gianna Jessen and Claire Culwell, join us when we lobbied legislators on SB 359.  You can watch North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore’s (R- Cleveland) press conference with Gianna and Claire here.

We also had the joy of presenting former North Carolina State Rep. Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg) with an engraved tray recognizing him as an honorary member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina. CWA of North Carolina worked with former Rep. Brawley for several years on human trafficking legislation he sponsored. We greatly appreciate his work on the issue and his friendship with CWA of North Carolina.

Sadly, despite the heart-wrenching appeals and prayers, the efforts to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of SB 359 in the House came up short.  Though the North Carolina lawmakers voted 67 to 53 in favor of overriding the veto, it failed to reach the three-fifths approval required to do so. The North Carolina Senate approved the override several weeks ago.

CWA of North Carolina would like to thank the following legislators:

  1. Speaker Moore for his resolute effort to garner the three-fifths vote necessary for the veto override.
  2. House members who voted in favor of the veto override, including House Democrats Charles Graham (Robeson) and Garland E. Pierce (Hoke, Scotland), who bravely voted against their caucus in favor of the override.
  3. Senate members who voted in favor of the veto override early in the session, including Democrat Senator Don Davis (Greene, Pitt) who also bravely voted against his caucus in late April in favor of the override.

Lastly, we want to thank each of you who joined us in Raleigh, as well as those who were praying with us from home. We continue to ask for your prayers and ask that you take the following action.

Take Action:
(When talking to legislators’ offices, be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.)

  1. Contact House Speaker Tim Moore and thank him for his efforts to override the veto. Also, urge the Speaker to call for another override vote before the session adjourns for the year on June 30.  704-739-1221/[email protected].
  2. Contact your state representative to thank him/her for voting in favor of the veto override, or to express disappointment if he/she voted against the veto override. Click here to locate your representative. Click here to see how your representative voted.
  3. Contact the three Democrats below who voted for the veto override and thank them for their brave vote.

Continue to pray fervently, “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26

In Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

Save Our Children Rally and Noise Ordinance Update

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Rally for Life: Save Our Children
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina encourages our members and friends to attend the Save Our Children rally this Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 a.m. –  Noon in Charlotte. This pro-life event is in response to the proposed noise buffer ordinance (see article below) and the opening of Planned Parenthood’s new mega-clinic in Charlotte. Read about the new abortion facility here.

Let’s send a strong message to the Charlotte City Council and Planned Parenthood that the city of Charlotte supports life! This very important pro-life rally is hosted by the Douglass Leadership Institute, Black and Brown Coalition, and COGIC Family Life Initiative.

Please plan to attend and be sure to invite your friends!

Event details:
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Location: Cherry Park, 1509 Baxter Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
For more information: contact Rev. Kevrick McKain at 919-935-9220

Update on Charlotte’s Noise Ordinance
As I previously wrote, the Charlotte City Council is seeking to implement a new noise buffer ordinance at the “A Preferred Women’s Health” abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive. Should this ordinance be passed, it would silence the pro-life voices of the Love Life ministry or any other pro-life groups who wish to pray in front of the clinic.

This past Monday, a large and diverse group gathered at the Charlotte City Council meeting to speak out in opposition to the proposed ordinance. A vote on the ordinance is scheduled for Monday, June 24.

Take Action: Help stop the proposed sound ordinance by contacting the Charlotte City Council.

1. Please call and email the city council members to voice your opposition to this proposed unconstitutional ordinance. Tell them no further restrictions are needed on sound ordinances and to vote NO on this issue. The names of the council members and their respective contact information are listed below. Be polite but firm and communicate clearly.

Vi Alexander Lyles
Mayor
704.336.2241
[email protected]

Julie Eiselt
Mayor Pro Tem
704.336.4099
[email protected]

Braxton Winston​
At-large Representative
704.336.3185
[email protected]

James Mitchell, Jr.
At-large Representative
704.336.3430
[email protected]

Dimple Tansen Ajmera​
At-large Representative
704.336.2777
[email protected]

Larken Egleston​
District 1 Representative ​
704.336.3433
[email protected]

Dr. Justin Harlow
District 2 Representative
704.336.6105
[email protected]

L​aWana Mayfield​
District 3 Representative
704.336.3435
[email protected]

Gregory A. Phipps
District 4 Representative
704.336.3436
[email protected]

Matt Newton
District 5 Representative
704.336.3432
[email protected]

Tariq Bokhari​
District 6 Representative
704.336.3431
[email protected]

Edmund H. Driggs​
District 7 Representative​
704.432.7077

2. Voice your opposition to the proposed ordinance by attending the Monday, June 24, Public Forum and Council Meeting, currently scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Wear your blue Love Life shirt if you have one. Stay tuned to any further details that may be announced.

Pray:
Pray when you make your phone calls and send your emails. Pray that our pro-life voices will be bold and well communicated.

“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” (Ephesians 6:10)

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper …” (Isaiah 54:17)

If you have any questions, please contact me.

In Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Arlington Public Schools Crafting Harmful Policies for Children

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In direct opposition to many parents, Arlington Public Schools (APS) is crafting transgender and gender nonconforming policies for children as young as kindergarten under the guise of nondiscrimination. These policies are being quietly pushed in Arlington, Virginia, and if successful, could be coming to your schools very soon.

Background:
You may have read this controversial news story earlier this year about the reading of the book I am Jazz to a kindergarten class at Ashlawn Elementary school in Arlington. The book, about a transgender child, was read to five-year-old kindergartners by a transgender woman who had been invited into the classroom through a relationship the county has formed with a transactivist rights organization.

After hearing about the book reading, parents began to investigate what was going on in the school and why they were not given the option of opting their child out of such a reading. What they learned was that the APS school board was working on a policy proposal they said was in regards to transgendered students’ safety and civil rights. However, should this policy be adopted, under the guise of nondiscrimination, the integration of transgender curricula and ideology will be forced upon every young child at school without parental consent.

In response to the proposed new policy, a group of politically and religiously diverse Arlington county parents came together to form the Arlington Parents Coalition to expose what is happening in the school system. Read news coverage here and here.

Action Items:
Whether you have children currently in school or not, you are a tax paying citizen and therefore have the right to voice your opinion.

  1. Please complete the APS survey on their proposed policy changes. This is an opportunity to voice your opposition to the proposed changes. The deadline to complete the survey is this coming Tuesday, June 11.
  2. Visit the Arlington Parents Coalition There you will find specific action items to fight back against the enormous overreach by the APS.
  3. If you do not live in the APS district, stay alert to similar proposed policies in your communities, and be sure to let me know of any concerns.
  4. Please pass this e-alert onto those you know. Encourage them to both pray and act.

As women and mothers, we love our children and cannot imagine the anxiety when a child is hurting about their identity. I can only feel love and compassion for children who feel as if they identify as the other sex. These children must be loved and supported by other children, teachers, and adults in their lives. God says in Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Our charge, directly from the Lord, is to care for those who are hurting.

However, we can love and support gender-dysphoric children (who make up less than 1% of the population) without advocating for the ideological transactivist indoctrination of the other 99%.

Prayer Items:
Please pray for the parents and children of Arlington. May the Lord give them extraordinary discernment. Please pray for Arlington School Board members by name.

Thank you in advance for both your prayers and actions concerning this issue.

Sincerely,
Toni DeLancey
State Director
CWA of Virginia

2019 Final Wrap-Up: Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly

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Elections Matter

The Democrats have a super majority and were able to pass some of the most harmful bills in our state’s history. The bills below passed the Illinois House and Senate and most if not all will be signed into law by Gov. J. B. Pritzker.

Legalized Recreational Marijuana
HB 1438, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and will allow anyone 21 years or older to legally use recreational marijuana. Click here to see how your state representative voted. Click here to see how your state senator voted.

Partial-Birth Abortion
SB 25, the Reproductive Health Act (Partial-Birth Abortion bill), will do the following:

  • Repeal the Illinois abortion law of 1975, including criminal penalties on doctors who commit abortion.
  • Repeal the partial-birth abortion ban, thereby allowing babies to be killed up to the time of birth.
  • Removes any regulations on clinics that commit abortion.
  • Repeal the Parental Notification Act of 1995.
  • Allows DCFS to use public funds to pay for abortions, which would be in addition to Medicaid.

Click here to see how your state representative voted. Click here to see how your state senator voted.

LGBTQ History Mandate for K-12 Public School Children
HB246 mandates that students will learn the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in American and Illinois History. It also mandates that textbooks in the textbook block program include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act. 

Click here to see how your state senator voted.  Click here to see how your state representative voted.

Expansion of Gambling
SB 69, greatly expands gambling in Illinois. Gov. Pritzker had this to say about the bill, “This session we legalized sports betting and expanded gaming, leading the Midwest in a new industry and setting us up to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for our state.”

SB 69 will allow for:

  • A casino in Chicago
  • Legalized sports betting in Illinois
  • Slot machines at both city airports
  • Smaller casinos in the south suburbs of Waukegan, Rockford, Danville, and Williamson County
  • Authorized slot machines for horse racetracks
  • Sports betting at casinos and tracks 

Click here to see how your state senator voted.  Click here to see how your state representative voted.

While it was a discouraging end to the 2019 Illinois spring session, I take heart in CWA’s Founder and Chairman of the Board, Beverly LaHaye’s, words to the grassroots, “God didn’t call me to win, He called me to fight. And I have to be faithful to what I am called to do.”  So, I want to thank each one of you who faithfully prayed and took action when asked.

We stand on God’s mighty promises of hope, and we can strengthen ourselves in the Lord through the examples of mighty men of old who came before us:

In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
Psalm 22:4-5

 Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).

The only hope for America is Jesus.  For America to reverse course, we as a nation must acknowledge Him as sovereign Lord of our nations. There is much work to do to instill Biblical values in an increasingly secular state and nation.  We must continue to do our part as Concerned Women for America of Illinois through prayer, education, and action! 

Please pray that:

  • Christians will become active in public discourse and the political process.
  • Children’s minds will be protected from the LGBTQ agenda.
  • Young adults will not fall prey to marijuana, hard drugs, and the lure of riches via gambling.
  • Pastors and believers will actively fight for the welfare of our youth.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois

Georgia’s Heartbeat Passes!

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We are thrilled to report that this afternoon, March 29, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 92-78 to send HB 481, the “heartbeat bill,” to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature. The Governor worked to help pass this bill and is expected to sign it.

HB 481 will protect unborn children from abortion as soon as they have a detectable heartbeat (about six weeks). While not perfect, this is by far the most significant piece of pro-life legislation passed in Georgia since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973.

Republican senators and representatives by and large held firm to their pro-life principles and withstood strident demands from pro-abortion forces (including Hollywood) to vote in favor of the culture of death. You can see the various votes here once the final vote is posted on the website. Please take a moment to contact the members of the legislature who voted YES and thank them for their faithfulness.

We encourage you to send a special word of thanks to the bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth), and Governor Kemp for all their work.

  • Kemp’s contact information: No contact form or phone number available. Please write to The Office of the Governor, 206 Washington Street, Suite 203, State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
  • Setzler’s contact information: Phone 404-656-7857 | E-mail [email protected]

And thank YOU all for your calls, your emails, your Capitol visits, and especially your prayers to get this bill over the finish line. You made the difference!

Tanya Ditty
State Director

Jane Robbins
Legislative Liaison

New Prayer/Action Chapter to Launch in Ball Ground, GA

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia is excited to announce the launch of a new Prayer/Action Chapter in Ball Ground, Georgia, and we invite all interested women and like-minded men to our inaugural meeting.  The chapter will be led by our new Prayer/Action Chapter leader, Kimberly Hoechstetter.

Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Gospel Outreach Church, 835 Mineral Springs Road, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

We will discuss the necessity of Christians being prayerfully engaged in cultural and governmental affairs, and then pray and take action on timely and relevant issues impacting our culture.

If you live in the Ball Ground area, we invite you to join us.  Please e-mail the CWA of Georgia state office if you have any questions.

Tanya Ditty
State Director

Light Up the Switchboard in Opposition to “Hate Crimes”

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HB 426, the “hate crimes” bill, could be voted on by the full House on Thursday, March 7. This very dangerous bill, sponsored by Republican State House member Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula), needs to be stopped in its tracks.

Talking Points on HB 426:

  • Violates equal protection by treating some victims as more worthy of protection than others.
  • Punishes thoughts, not actions. Hate crimes bills ignore that the act is already a crime; instead, they ramp up punishment because the perpetrator was thinking something which the government disapproves. Empowering the government to assess and approve/disapprove thoughts is a very totalitarian concept.
  • Injects identity politics into Georgia criminal law.
  • Will inevitably be used against Christians, as has happened in Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • For the first time in Georgia Code, enshrines “sexual orientation” as worthy of special protection.
  • Does not define “sexual orientation,” leaving that term open to expansion. The American Psychological Association and other LGBT activists are already pushing to have pedophilia reclassified as a sexual orientation.

Immediate Action Needed!
Just two calls are needed on the bill.

  1. Contact Rep. Chuck Efstration, the bill sponsor, and urge him to pull the bill. Phone: 404-656-5105 | E-mail ([email protected])
  2. Contact your House member and urge him/her to vote NO on the so-called “hate crimes” bill should it come to the floor for a vote. Click here to find your House member. Type in your address in the box on the right side of the page.

Please pray against the Enemy as David did in Psalm 55:9, “Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words … ”

Thank you for taking the time to make the two calls.

Tanya Ditty
State Director

Jane Robbins
Legislative Liaison

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