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Meet CWA of Louisiana’s New State Director!

By | Louisiana, States | No Comments

I am very excited to introduce to you Laura Huber, CWA’s new Louisiana State Director. Sancha Smith stepped down officially as CWA’s Louisiana State Director in March after 12 outstanding years of leadership. Laura joined CWA of Louisiana’s leadership team in 2019 serving as the state chapter’s Records Correspondence and co-leader of a Prayer/Action Chapter. We are extremely grateful that Laura is willing to step into the director role.

Laura was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio. She moved with her family to the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1978. Laura works alongside her husband of 31 years, Karl Huber, in their privately owned business, Graphics Advantage, LLC, a printing and promotional consulting business.

Laura is actively involved with Unashamed Love, an outreach ministry to women in the sex industry, dancers in strip clubs on Bourbon Street, and prostituted women in New Orleans. Laura is very passionate about the life issue and volunteers with Louisiana Right to Life. She and her husband, Karl, both serve on the Board of Directors at St. Tammany Right to Life.

Karl and Laura have three amazing and Godly adult children, one son and two daughters. They are blessed with four adorable and equally unique grandchildren. Their whole family is blessed to worship and serve together at Lakeshore Church in Covington, Louisiana.

Laura could not be more excited about representing CWA in the great state of Louisiana. Recently, in a conversation with Laura she said, “The confirmation from the Lord to step into the state director role couldn’t have been any clearer. There was such a peace with this step of obedience.” We at CWA national could not be more grateful for this woman who has a heart for the Lord, first and foremost.

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations

iVoterGuide – A CWALAC Recommended Resource for the Pennsylvania Primary

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is pleased to be able to partner with iVoterGuide to provide you with an up-to-date voters’ guide for your upcoming state primary election.  We pray that this information is helpful to you as you prepare to vote.

The voter guide covering the Primary Election in Pennsylvania is ready!  Federal, statewide and state legislature races are included in the guide. The election was regularly scheduled for April 28, 2020, but it has been moved to June 2, 2020.  Mail-in ballots are now also available to all voters. To vote absentee or by mail-in ballot, completed applications must be received in the county office by 5:00 p.m. on May 26.  Marked ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls on June 2.

Please note: Information in this email is current as of the send date.  However, election methods and dates are changing rapidly as communities battle Coronavirus.  All changes will be posted to our special COVID 19 Election Updates page, so please check it for changes prior to voting.

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and iVoterGuide

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

iVoterGuide – A CWALAC Recommended Resource for the Georgia Primary

By | Georgia | No Comments

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is pleased to be able to partner with iVoterGuide to provide you with an up-to-date voters’ guide for your upcoming state primary election.  We pray that this information is helpful to you as you prepare to vote.

The voter guide covering the Primary Election in Georgia is ready. Here is important information concerning Georgia’s Primary Elections:

  1. All previously scheduled Primary Elections will now take place on June 9, 2020. *
  2. The last day to register to vote is May 11. Requests for absentee ballots may begin now.  The request must be received by your County Board of Registrars by 5:00 p.m. on June 5, and marked ballots must be received by your County Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  3. The Secretary of State encourages Georgians to vote with mail-in absentee ballot. However, Advanced In-Person Voting is still available in some counties and will take place from May 18 to June 5.  Counties may also have In-Person Voting on Election Day.
  4. Decisions are being made county-by-county basis, so please check with your County Board of Registrars.

Be sure to use iVoterGuide to compare the candidates before you vote. 

*Please note: Information in this email is current as of the send date.  However, election methods and dates are changing rapidly as communities battle Coronavirus.  All changes will be posted to our special COVID-19 Election Updates page, so please check it for changes prior to voting.

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and iVoterGuide

Georgia: Introducing CWA’s Constitution 101 Class!

By | Georgia | No Comments

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”  – Ronald Reagan.


While many of us are staying home and/or homeschooling, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is providing a great learning opportunity for teens, pre-teens, and adults. CWA’s General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq., has created an educational and entertaining series on the U.S. Constitution.

Mario takes us on a journey to understand America’s founding documents and the principles which guard our liberty. Part I focuses on the Declaration of Independence by way of an introduction to the concepts that undergird the U.S. Constitution.

View Part 1 of this free 30-minute class here. Part II of the series is scheduled for release on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. EST via Facebook Live. So be sure to follow us on CWA’s Facebook page for notifications to join us live!

If you cannot join the Facebook Live, the archive will be posted on the CWA website.

Tanya Ditty
Acting State Director

Action Item: Tell Gov. John Bel Edwards to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

By | Louisiana | No Comments

Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. John Bel Edwards (Democrat) is shutting churches, schools, and mass gatherings, as Louisiana sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases?

Currently, across the United States, including Louisiana, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed 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, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding ten people. On March 22, Gov. Edwards issued a “Stay At Home Order” and reissued it again to be effective until April 30 which included abortion clinics. While all three abortion clinics initially closed after the national and state directives were issued, several are now reopening. Many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, yet some abortion clinics in Louisiana insist on business as usual while consuming Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need.

Abortion providers in Louisiana are putting profits over the safety and health of women as they prey on vulnerable women during a time of great uncertainty and fear.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Edwards and Interim Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Stephen Russo. Urge them 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 Louisiana.

Gov. Edwards: (225)342-7015 | Online form
Sec. Russo: (225) 342-9500

#2. Forward this email to family and friends.

Please pray:
Heavenly Father, Your name is above all names. We are asking that You move on the hearts of Gov. Edwards and Sec. Russo to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.”  Proverbs 31:8-9

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

Anchored in Christ.

Together in 2020,
Laura Huber
Interim State Director

South Carolina Bill to Ensure Level Playing Field for Female Athletes

By | South Carolina | No Comments

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

By | Louisiana | No Comments

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?

By | Virginia | No Comments

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

By | South Carolina | No Comments

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.

By | Virginia | No Comments

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

By | Arizona | No Comments
[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

By | North Carolina | No Comments

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

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