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Two New Prayer/Action Chapters Starting in Colorado!

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in East Colorado? Either way, please read on.)

Hello, we are two new Concerned Women for America (CWA) Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders in Colorado. We are excited to announce that our Prayer/Action Chapter kickoff meetings will be held next month.

No doubt you are as concerned as we are about what is going on in our cities and our nation these days. That is why we are involved with CWA and why we would like to invite you to join one of our kick-off meetings next month. We will get to know each other, spend time discussing CWA’s core issues, and have a time of focused prayer.

Here are the Details:

East Colorado Kickoff Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sunday, May 30. Zoom details will be provided upon registration.
Contact: Karen Penning at [email protected] or 303-903-5283.
Flyer: Click here to view. Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Douglas County Kickoff Meeting:
Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado (You will receive the meeting location after you RSVP.)
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 8.
Contact: Contact Linda English at [email protected] or 713-447-0551.
Flyer: Click here to view. Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Make plans now to attend one of the events and be sure to invite a friend!

If you do not live in East Colorado but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please contact CWA’s national office today.

We hope you can join us at one of our kickoff meetings! We look forward to hearing from you.

Karen Pennington
East Colorado Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America
[email protected]
303-903-5283

Linda English
Douglas County Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America
[email protected]
713-447-0551

West Virginians: Take a Stand to Save America!

By | National Sovereignty, News and Events, Sexual Exploitation | No Comments

Join Concerned Women for America in West Virginia!

This Saturday, March 20, Concerned Women for America (CWA) encourages you to join forces with our fellow patriots in West Virginia to send a clear message to Sen. Joe Manchin!

Sen. Manchin needs to oppose the Corrupt Politicians Act (H.R. 1/S.1), which is a federal power grab over our elections that will shatter Americans’ confidence in election integrity. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled House on a near party-line vote and now moves to the Senate.

Sen. Manchin also needs to oppose the so-called “Equality Act” ( H.R. 5/S. 393). The “Equality Act” (H.R. 5) passed by the House overrules the truth about being created male and female and must be stopped. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Sen. Manchin has the opportunity to do the right thing and stand up for America against these egregious bills. Come to the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, to send Sen. Manchin a clear message that we oppose H.R. 1/S.1 and H.R. 5/S.393, and so should he.

There are bus pick-ups in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Click here for bus pick-up locations and to RSVP for a seat on the bus.

Event Details:
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: West Virginia Capitol Building, Riverside Lawn by the Governor’s Mansion
Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305

This event is hosted by the West Virginia Family Policy Council.


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Press Release: TODAY IN CONGRESS:  Democrats War on Women 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2021

Contact:
Natalie Panettiere
202-266-4816, [email protected]

TODAY IN CONGRESS:  Democrats War on Women

The Democrat war on women and our rights is in full force this week. As part of the Biden Agenda, Democrats are determined to:

  • Erase the scientific fact of the sexes as male and female with the Equal Rights Amendment and the Equality Act,
  • Compromise women’s safety and privacy by giving males identifying as women access to female shelters and prisons under the Violence Against Women Act,
  • Force female athletes to the sidelines in competition against biological males identifying as girls in women’s sports.

All three of these issues are seeing action today, Wednesday, March 17.

The Equality Act
Read Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) letter on the Equality Act sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee Members.

Violence Against Women Act
The House of Representatives will vote on the Violence Against Women Act around 4:30 p.m. Read CWALAC’s letter to members of the House.

Equal Rights Amendment
The House of Representatives will also vote on the E.R.A. with voting starting around 4:30 p.m. Read CWALAC’s letter to the House members.

CWALAC’s statement on the E.R.A.:

Democrats in Congress are determined to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment even after yet another decision by a federal court declared ratification dead. The agenda of those fueling this decades-old fight today needs to be exposed. It’s no longer about equal rights for all women or about upholding the status of women as female. Here’s what the E.R.A. Coalition has to say:

While the effort to amend the Constitution to include sex equality began nearly a century ago, our renewed efforts are centered on Black, Indigenous and Women of Color, gender-nonconforming and transgender women and girls, and nonbinary people– those who are most impacted by systemic inequities.”

 Concerned Women for America L.A.C. said, “‘R.I.P E.R.A.’ Women deserve fairness and equality under the law, but Congress should not waste its time on an E.R.A. that could, in fact, undermine the progress we’ve made over the last 50 years. If legislators are truly concerned about women, they should spend their effort focusing on measures to uphold the dignity and status of women as uniquely female, not turn back the clock on gains we’ve made and ERAse women.”

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

 

Two Bills to Curb Sex Trafficking

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Two good bills addressing the issue of sex trafficking will be heard in committee Tuesday, February 16. Lisa Gennaro, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota Legislative Liaison and member of the West River Sex Trafficking Task Force, testified on SB126 Thursday, February 11. The final vote in committee will be Tuesday, February 16, along with consideration of SB148.

SB126 will establish the crime of possession, manufacturing, or distribution of obscene dolls. Child sex dolls can lead to sexual desires with live children and then abuse and traffick them. Manufactures of child sex dolls may argue that dolls offer a safe outlet for “urges” that would otherwise be carried out on living children. This argument is ridiculous! According to Peter Fagan from John Hopkins School of Medicine, these dolls encourage abuse of real children. Let’s keep this state grounded in morals and decency and protect our children.

SB148 will establish the crime of torture of a human trafficking victim and provide a penalty therefor. SB148 will make it a Class 2 felony for torture, pain, or mental pain inflicted upon any person. Victims of human trafficking suffer from the time they are coerced and abused into doing acts for their handler. Human trafficking takes a person’s dignity and freedom away. The handler needs to be held accountable for their actions.

ACTION:  Contact your state senator and ask him or her to support SB148 and SB126.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Call the Senate lobby at (605) 773-3821. You may email your senator here. If you do not know who your senate is, click here. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Dakota, be sure to let them know. 

PRAYER: Father, we ask that You protect victims of the crime of sexual abuse from further harm and them deliver them from their captors. Let them know that they are created in Your image and that You love them.  We pray that those who do this evil against humanity will be deeply convicted and cease their crime.

Linda Schauer
State Director

Biden’s Choice for HHS Reveals Abortion First Agenda, Exposes Unity Lip Service

By | News and Events, Press Releases, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2020

Contact: Natalie Panettiere
202.266.4816, [email protected]

Biden’s Choice for HHS Reveals Abortion First Agenda,
Exposes Unity Lip Service

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance had this to say on the reports that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be the Biden-Harris Administration’s choice for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“For all the talk about unity, the Biden-Harris Administration’s abortion first agenda is evident with the choice of Gen. Becerra for this crucial post. It ensures that most Americans will be alienated in one of the areas they care about most, their healthcare. Worse yet, it ensures they will become targets for harassment because of their religious beliefs.

“Remember how they dragged the Little Sisters of the Poor all the way to the Supreme Court?

“That is how Gen. Becerra has distinguished himself throughout his career, as one of the primary opponents of our First Amendment rights. The infamous anti-free speech, pro-abortion, unconstitutional law at issue in NIFLA v. Becerra bears his name for a reason. He may have lost at the Supreme Court, but he has continued his radical crusade against the First Amendment with dogmatic vigor.

“He was the person strategically chosen to continue Sen. Kamala Harris’ persecution of pro-life journalist David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane harvesting of aborted baby body parts.

“He is as outside the mainstream as they come. As a Congressman, he voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion that a majority of Americans support, and for federal taxpayer funding of abortion on demand, which a majority of Americans oppose.

“All Senators should oppose him. He is simply the wrong choice for this important position.”

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

Thanksgiving, the anthem of our nation

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Thanksgiving is deeply embedded in the historical framework of this great nation. While the first Thanksgivings were celebrated by both Virginia and Massachusetts settlers in the New World, November 26, 1789, was the first official Thanksgiving Day. President George Washington set that day apart for the nation to give thanks, and the presidents to follow continued the tradition.

However, it was President Abraham Lincoln who issued the Thanksgiving Day proclamation which prompted the holiday we know and love today.

“It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea, and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.”

It was a proclamation made on October 3, 1863 — almost exactly in the middle of the Civil War. In a period of time when our nation was most deeply divided and the American spirit of unity was in tatters, our leader asked us to give thanks. As brother fought against brother, our president asked us to set aside a day to recognize the Lord’s deliverance and blessings. It was in the midst of that darkness that President Lincoln implored the nation to come together in prayer for peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

It’s striking to me that we hold elections in the same month as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Was it purposeful, the timing of those two events? Elections, whether they should be or not, can be so deeply divisive. But we have a built-in reminder, just three weeks later, to put it all aside and give thanks.

So this month, as we move past an election cycle and on to Thanksgiving, choose unity, prayer, and thankfulness. Set aside time to thank God for His deliverances and blessings. Bow with humble penitence for our national disobedience. Commend to our Father in Heaven every American who has become a widow, orphan, mourner, or sufferer this year. Implore our Savior to heal the wounds of our nation and restore peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

 

Virginia EAL

Virginia: Encourage A Legislator Prayer Project Opportunity

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Wow! What a year this has been. Many bills harmful to families and unborn babies were passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Ralph Northam (Democrat). And on a national level, it has also been a year like we have never experienced in our lifetime – the coronavirus and its lockdowns, lawlessness in our streets, and questions of election integrity.

Now is not the time to grow weary. Isaiah 54:17 promises us that no weapon forged against us will prevail. Prayer opens the keys to Kingdom power and is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us.

So, are you ready to pray?! I am looking for volunteers for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia’s Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program for Virginia’s 2021 legislative session, which begins January 13, 2021.

If you are new to CWA, EAL is a program of encouragement and prayer for our Virginia legislators while the General Assembly is in session. It involves sending a postcard every week for six weeks and praying daily for a legislator. Click here to review the EAL brochure, which further explains the program.

We have received several notes of gratitude and appreciation from our legislators over the years. Here are a few:

“Thanks for your many prayers and words of encouragement.”
“Thank you for your cards of support . . . they mean a great deal to me.”

If you would like to participate in the 2021 EAL program, please click here to sign up online, and I will be in contact with you.

This is also a great project for your whole family, students, a Sunday School class, or a Bible study group.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve the Lord and your fellow citizens.

Janet Stasulli
EAL Coordinator
[email protected]

We Need Your Help in Georgia!

By | Georgia, National Sovereignty, News and Events | No Comments

Control of the U.S. Senate hinges on the January 5, 2021, Georgia runoffs between Sen. David Perdue (Republican-Incumbent) and Jon Ossoff (Democrat), and between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Republican-Incumbent) and Raphael Warnock (Democrat). Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is fully engaged in the GOTV and prayer efforts in Georgia for the two U.S. Senate runoff races, and we invite YOU to join in our efforts.

Background: Senate elections are normally staggered in the states. Though not typical, there is a reason why there are two Senate races in the same year and in the same state. Incumbent Sen. David Perdue (Republican) was up for reelection for another six-year term. Georgia law requires a 50% plus one vote for a race not to be thrown into a runoff. Sen. Perdue has a current 49.9% lead over his opponents. Incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Republican) was appointed to her Senate seat last year by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the vacancy of retired Sen. Johnny Isakson (Republican). The winner of the Loeffler/Warnock race will run again in 2022.

What’s at Stake with the Runoff Elections

  • Life – Would flip the Senate to a pro-abortion majority. Ending the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes would mean any bill to promote and pay for abortion could be enacted.
  • Judges – Even if the filibuster rule stays in place, it only takes 51 votes to confirm judges. Activist judges could be nominated and confirmed, and political court-packing would be possible.
  • Religious Freedom – Democrats would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and impose government mandates forcing sexual and gender ideology on society through the Equality Act.

How You Can Help:

  • Travel to Georgia the weeks of November 30 and/or December 7 to assist with Get Out the Vote door to door canvassing and phone banking. You can go anytime your schedule allows, but the two weeks listed are the most critical. We can use you for a day, days, or the entire week!
  • Do phone banking either in Georgia or remotely from your home.
  • Organize a prayer event(s) to pray specifically for the Georgia runoff elections.

Volunteer Today:

Click here to fill out the form letting us know of your availability to help with the Georgia runoff races. While this is not a paid position, we can assist in helping you seek out housing options.

CWA Concludes Final Four She Prays She Votes Prayer Events

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2020

Contact: Stephanie Rivera
954.243.6301, [email protected]

Concerned Women for America Concludes Final Four She Prays She Votes Prayer Events

Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America is continuing its She Prays She Votes campaign to encourage women of faith to register, vote, and encourage their family and friends to do the same. CWA will finish this project with prayer events in the following states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Texas.

These prayer events consist of a roundtable discussion led by Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA, and a time of prayer for our nation and the upcoming election. People can participate in these events two ways. There are two ways to participate: Facebook Live or by conference call number: Dial-in number: (712) 770-4921, Participant Code: 704998.

For more information about the She Prays She Votes events, visit Concernedwomen.org.

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

Press Release: CWA Reflects on the 19th Anniversary of September 11

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2020

Contact: Stephanie Rivera
954.243.6301, [email protected]

 Concerned Women for America Reflects on the 19th Anniversary of September 11

 Washington, D.C. – As today marks the 19th anniversary of September 11, a horrific day where so many innocent lives were lost, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) Penny Young Nance had this to say:

“On this day, we remember the precious lives that were lost, the survivors, and their families. We come united as a nation demonstrating that our strength and compassion transcend the tragedy that forever changed us all. We also honor the brave men and women in uniform who fight daily to keep our great country safe. God Bless America.”

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

Press Release: President Trump Puts Americans First with Focus on Judiciary

By | CEO, National Sovereignty, News and Events, Press Releases | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2020

Contact:
Natalie Panettiere
202-266-4816, [email protected]

President Trump Puts Americans First with Focus on Judiciary

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Donald J. Trump released his much-anticipated updated list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the country, had this to say:

“Once again, President Trump puts the American people first with the release of this list. He continues to show that he respects and understands the constitutional structures that guard our liberties. His historic transparency should be enthusiastically received by all Americans, regardless of party affiliation.

“Conservative women, in particular, applaud the President for his unwavering commitment to the Constitution. Political activists on the bench are actually destructive for all Americans and especially for women. President Trump’s list shows that he understands the way to safeguard women’s rights and safety is to have impartial jurists who will not pick winners and losers based on the ever-evolving winds of cultural fads, but based on the intrinsic value we all share as creatures made in the image of God.

“The addition of names like Paul Clement, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Josh Hawley is a great encouragement to conservatives that President Trump’s commitments in this area are only increasing. He has already done a transformative work that will benefit the country for decades to come and now presents us with a promise to improve on his great work even more.

“Judicial nominations will be at the top of President Trump’s legacy. He gets the highest of marks from us.”

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Shortage of Poll Workers

By | News and Events, She Prays She Votes 2020 | No Comments

We received this important information from our friends at the Leadership Institute. Some of you have wondered – how can I be involved?  How can I make a difference during this election season? Being a poll worker is something you can do.

From the Leadership Institute:


It’s only nine weeks until Election Day, and America needs your help.

Did you know there’s a shortage of poll workers signed up to help monitor voting this year on Election Day? Read more from both NBC and National Review.

According to the National Review’s John Fund, health experts believe this election will be safe for nearly all Americans. But, due to the pandemic, polling stations across America will suffer because these stations are struggling to recruit poll workers.

You can take action today and become part of the American solution. Sign up to be an election official today. You can even make some money! Election workers can earn between $75 and $350 for their contribution to American democracy on Election Day.

It’s good for your resume, your wallet, and your country!

Here are the simple steps to sign up:

  1. Visit the U.S. Election Committee website.
  2. Select your state and city to get your application.
  3. Sign up and help maintain a fair election!

Thank you for your tireless efforts to serve your community! Feel free to forward this information to anyone you think might be interested in helping keep polling stations open.

August 20 – National Prayer Call

By | Arizona, She Prays She Votes 2020 | No Comments

Join Penny Nance via Facebook Live or by conference call this Thursday evening, August 20, as she gathers with friends in Arizona for a roundtable discussion about the election and spend time praying for our nation, the election, and for the Church to be a light during this time of seemingly increasing darkness.

There are two ways to participate: Facebook Live or by conference call number: Dial-in number: (712) 770-4921, Participant Code: 704998.

This prayer event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Pacific (7:30 p.m. Mountain; 8:30 Central; 9:30 p.m. Eastern)

What is at stake in this election year?  Your vote may make the difference.

Pro-Life – NOT Abortion Extremism

Pro-Family – NOT Government Socialism

Pro-Woman – NOT Erasing Female Status

Pro-Religious Freedom – NOT Judicial Activism

Press Release: CWA Holds First Prayer Event in Georgia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2020

Contact:
Stephanie Rivera
954.243.6301, [email protected]

In Case You Missed It
Concerned Women for America of Georgia Galvanizing Women to Fight for the Soul of America

Atlanta, GA – Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia hosted a roundtable and prayer call yesterday as part of its national She Prays, She Votes 2020 tour. The roundtable hosted at Ginger Howard Selections, a women-owned business, brought together a small group of local CWA leaders and Georgia conservative activists for a discussion of what is at stake in this election, followed by a nation-wide conference call for prayer.

“America was founded as ‘one nation under God’, and we believe that God cares about the present and our future as a nation,” said Tanya Ditty, State Director of CWA of Georgia. “As women of faith, we are committed to praying for this country at an unprecedented and pivotal time, and we entrust this election to His guidance and grace.”

Penny Nance, CWA‘s CEO and President had this to say, We are in a spiritual battle for the soul of our nation. As an organization founded on the Biblical principles of prayer and action, Concerned Women for America knows that prayer is power. Our greatest strength starts on our knees for the future and freedom of this great country. God has called us to ‘Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.’ As conservative women, we are leading the call to dedicate ourselves to prayer and action in the 2020 election.”

Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization founded over 40 years ago, is taking She Prays, She Votes to nine states across America to galvanize women in this election: Georgia, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas. Additionally, there will be one prayer event bringing together the young ladies from CWA’s Young Women for America chapters.

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August 13 – National Prayer Call

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Join CWA this Thursday evening, August 13, as we gather with friends in Georgia for a roundtable discussion about the election and spend time praying for our nation, the election, and for the Church to be a light during this time of seemingly increasing darkness.

There are two ways to participate: Facebook Live or by conference call number: Dial-in number: (712) 770-4921, Participant Code: 704998. This prayer event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.

What is at stake in this election year?  Your vote may make the difference.

Pro-LifeNOT Abortion Extremism

Pro-Family NOT Government Socialism

Pro-WomanNOT Erasing Female Status

Pro-Religious FreedomNOT Judicial Activism

 

 

CWALAC Endorses Focus on Protecting Children and Taxpayers from the Destructive Cost of Gender Reassignment

By | Blog, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sexual Exploitation | No Comments

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) impact on policy was on display as several members of Congress, led by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California), introduced legislation responding to the alarming acceleration of “gender reassignment” interventions causing irreversible harm to children and violating the conscience rights of federal taxpayers. The “Protecting Children from Experimentation Act” and the” End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act” aim to shield children and taxpayers from the deceptive push to “normalize” gender reassignment and promote destructive transgender medical practices using drugs and surgeries.

At the national and state levels, CWALAC has been working to educate lawmakers on the radical, irreversible medical treatments being exploited by an activist medical community, including unethical research supported by the National Institutes of Health to deal with the psychological condition of gender dysphoria.

In announcing the bills, Rep. LaMalfa said, “Our society has quickly ‘normalized’ gender experimentation under the guise of an ‘accepting’ political ideology rather than biological reality. Even more troubling, children are undergoing experimental treatments, like being injected with puberty-blocking hormones and cross-sex hormones, which have irreversible consequences, such as permanent sterility.”

Doreen Denny, CWALAC Vice President of Government Relations, offered this statement of support:

“Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) agrees children who struggle with identity should be protected from harmful ‘gender reassignment’ medical practices causing serious health risks, irreversible damage, and increasingly, regret. Minors are incapable of giving informed consent to destructive medical interventions degrading their development and sterilizing their bodies. Unfortunately, the Big Gender market is more interested in profit than ethical practice.  CWALAC applauds Rep LaMalfa’s proposals standing against the medical mutilation of minors in the name of ‘gender confirmation,’ and the use of federal tax dollars to finance radical gender reassignment interventions.”

To read the full press release announcing the legislation and its original sponsors, click here.

Meet CWA of South Carolina’s New State Director!

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I am very excited to introduce to you Madison Rainey, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) new South Carolina’s State Director. Madison first learned about CWA and what we stand for when she attended Student Leadership University in Washington, D.C., the summer before her senior year of high school. While there, Madison learned of the strong Biblical and Constitutional principles that CWA holds and became passionate about all in which CWA is involved.

Madison is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. She currently works at the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanburg, where she works on media relations, event coordination, and pro-life legislation. Madison and her husband Rusty live in Inman, SC with their two dogs Sarge and Maggie.

A note from Madison:
“My desire for CWA of South Carolina is to promote CWA’s seven core values throughout our state and to create a strong state organization by building a dedicated steering committee and local chapters, lobbying and testifying at the state capitol, hosting education events, and more–All for the glory of God. I want others in our state to look to CWA for education on pro-life and pro-family issues, and to join with us in advocating for Biblical and constitutional principles in South Carolina.”

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America

Key Update on the NCAA & Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

By | Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sexual Exploitation, Women's Sports | No Comments

Important Update: NCAA’s Board of Governors did not take action against Idaho for enacting the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act at their meeting on August 4. That is good news!! But the fight is not over!

A sportswriter in Idaho reported this statement: “The NCAA is working with national and international groups as it reviews its current transgender athlete policy. Inclusion and fairness are the objectives in addressing the complex set of issues. The NCAA Board of Governors will hear an update regarding the policy review at its October meeting as it considers future championship host sites. The NCAA is monitoring the lawsuit involving Idaho Bill 500 and will review the court’s decision when it is made.”

Activists are going even further in pressing the NCAA to change its policy to remove any requirement for hormone treatment for a male to compete in women’s sports. Instead, they want any male identifying as a woman to be eligible to compete in women’s sports against female athletes.

We must continue to act to protect the status of females and the integrity of women’s sports for female athletes. You can help in two ways:

  1. Over 300 female athletes signed the letter to the NCAA! We continue to gather signatures for the letter petitioning the NCAA to back off any boycott of Idaho. Please help us reach out to current or former NCAA or professional female athletes and have them Sign Here.
  2. Stand with us to protect female athletes by signing our petition to the International Olympic Committee requesting suspension of the 2015 guidelines allowing biological males to compete in women’s Olympic events. To date, Save Women’s Sports has collected over 15,000 signatures from 30 countries! Sign Here.

Thank you for joining Concerned Women for America to Save Women’s Sports!

P.S. Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations, joined Washington Watch recently to discuss CWA’s effort to protect the rights of female athletes under Title IX. Listen here.