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iVoterGuide Resource

By | SPSV-VA | 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 the Virginia General Election. We pray that this information is helpful to you as you prepare to vote.

Important dates to know:

  • Friday, September 17 – Early Voting Begins
  • Tuesday, October 12 – Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
  • Friday, October 22 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
  • September 17 – October 30 – Early Voting
  • Tuesday, November 2 – Election Day

You can find your polling locations or mail-in ballot information by contacting your local voter registration office.

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and iVoterGuide

To Vote … or Not

By | SPSV-VA | No Comments

There is much at stake in the November elections here in Virginia. Will you exercise your duty and vote?

The institution of government was ordained by God (Romans 13:1-4). It is our duty, as citizens and as Christians, to participate in the process. According to the late U.S. Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson, people of faith are more to blame for the nation’s woes than are politicians.  Believers who are apathetic “abdicate their responsibility,” he said. He noted that lawmakers have authority to act only “with the consent of the governed. People of faith must understand the issues, vote intelligently, and advise elected representatives.”

Exercising our right to vote in elections is the most fundamental way to participate. Yet, surveys have shown that as few as one-half of church members who are eligible to vote are registered to vote, and not everyone who is registered actually votes.

Voter registration deadline in Virginia is October 12.

A Million Dollar Investment

By | SPSV-VA | No Comments

Have you ever thought of your right to vote as a form of currency? Let me explain – you can spend your money on purchases that you researched and know are the best choices for the money you are spending, or you can impulse buy, picking whatever catches your fancy at the moment.

When we consider what is at stake, the security of our families, and the future of our country, our vote should be treated like a million-dollar investment. Read “What’s Your Vote Worth?” and find out why.

Election season has begun in Virginia. Today, Friday, September 17, is the first day of in-person early voting at local voter registration offices. If you need to take advantage of early voting, you can do that starting today. Remember to research the candidates and vote knowledgeably.

What’s At Stake, Virginia? Safety

By | SPSV-VA | No Comments

As a mom, I can’t help but be concerned about our state and our nation’s future as I watch the massive leadership failures we have witnessed in recent years.

Current radically liberal leadership has failed us and is putting our families at risk. We are not safe.

Our children are not safe in our classrooms. Instead, they are targeted for indoctrination by those pushing radical race and gender-based theories that shame them for the way they were created.

Unreasonable mask mandates and erratic public health policies have distorted their educational development and threaten their liberties going forward.

Our economic future is not safe. Radical policies are crushing our bottom line. Everything from gas prices to the cost of meat in the supermarket —not to mention other necessities like healthcare and transportation— is skyrocketing with many red flags on the horizon.

Our streets are not safe. Who can forget the summer of riots and shameful chants to “defund the police” that kept us all in fear of going to nearby places where we knew rioters would gather?

Children in the womb are certainly not safe. To our shame, Virginia has become one of the most pro-abortion states in the country. Any and all reasonable restrictions are systematically being rejected in the radical liberal’s quest for abortion on demand, without restrictions for all nine months and paid for with taxpayer dollars.

But nothing can remind us more of the failure of leadership we are facing than the recent disaster in Afghanistan. After so many of our Virginia military families made great sacrifices in service of our nation, to see the debacle that transpired in the withdrawal just breaks my heart. It did not have to be that way.

With a young son training to be an officer right now, I am concerned about the long-term impact of our leadership’s failure in the Middle East. I am concerned for his safety and ours.

This is why I will be traveling around our great state, engaging our community in a time of prayer for the upcoming election.  We will keep you informed about important election dates and will provide you with information that we pray will be helpful to you and your family and friends as you make your decisions about voting.  Watch for our emails and pass them on to others.

Vote knowledgeably,

Penny Nance
CEO and President

Baby in womb

What’s at Stake? Life in Virginia

By | SPSV-VA | No Comments

In November, the citizens of Virginia will go to the polls to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, an attorney general, and members of the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates currently has a Democrat majority (55 seats – 45 seats).

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia will be producing a series of emails to educate our members in Virginia as to what is at stake in the upcoming election.

The pro-life issue is the bedrock issue of many conservative organizations. The child’s size, development, environment, or degree of dependency does not change their fundamental being.  The unborn is human. And yet, about 863,000 unborn babies are aborted each year.

In March of 2020, on Good Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Democrat) signed a bill into law which expanded abortion coverage across the state. The bill made abortion a health care service in the state insurance exchange at any time during pregnancy – three months, six months, nine months. These plans often receive federal funding, so we as taxpayers are paying for these abortions.

This legislation was passed by the House and the Senate and sent to the Governor for his signature. The legislation repealed a ban on abortion coverage on the exchange. It also rescinded the required 24-hour waiting period, ultrasound, and counseling prior to an abortion. The law went into effect on July 1, 2020. In Virginia, babies can be aborted for any reason at any time during the pregnancy. It also allows physicians assistants and nurse practitioners to perform abortions, and it weakens building safety standards at abortion facilities.

With Virginia currently funding the abortion industry with millions of taxpayer dollars and heading into a critical election season where we will choose new state leadership, we need to come together to speak up for unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves.

Your vote is important! Think through the issues and then vote knowledgeably.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”  Edmund Burke (Irish Statesman of the 1700s)

Thank you,

Penny Young Nance
CEO and President

Elections Have Consequences – Your Vote Impacts Generations

By | SPSV-VA | No Comments

Almost two million people live in the Commonwealth of Virginia who are under the age of 18. They are not old enough to show up at the polls in November, but their lives and futures will be directly impacted by your actions that day.

As the National Director of Young Women for America, I have the privilege of working with young women across this nation, ranging from high schoolers to young professionals. They are awake to the reality that voting is critical to preserving the values upon which America was founded.

Many of them are relying on you to show up to vote and vote knowledgeably!

“Elections allow people to promote their own beliefs, stand behind civil servants, and become an integral piece in the transfer of power. If we value change as a generation and a revival of Biblical principles in policy, voting is not simply a responsibility; it is an imperative.”– Britton Miller, YWA Ambassador at Liberty University

“WE the people wield POWER with our vote. Our vote is our voice, and we must not be silent. Voting is the people’s shield. It is our line of defense against an unconstitutional government. Voting is a civic duty that must be taken seriously. Choosing not to vote is allowing someone to make decisions for you, your community, and future generations. We simply must not allow that to happen for the sake of our posterity. “ – Tori Mabry, YWA young professional, Lynchburg and Richmond, Virginia

“Elections have consequences. We need more Christians to take a stand and engage in government elections. For too long, truth-bearers have remained on the sidelines in fear of sparking controversy, and it surely has cost us. If more of us would stand up and speak out, our nation would look a lot different than it does now. We should not look at our elections as something to be dreaded, but an opportunity to celebrate the amazing freedoms we have here in the U.S. to choose leaders who we think will best protect our religious liberties and stand for Biblical values.”– Deanna Drogan, YWA Eastern Regional Coordinator, Alexandria, Virginia

Elections have consequences that impact our children, youth, and future leaders. When you show up to the polls this November 2, remember that you are voting on behalf of a future generation.

Meet CWA of Virginia’s New State Director!

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I am very excited to introduce to you Teresa Pregnall, CWA’s new Virginia State Director. Teresa’s involvement with CWA started several years ago when she became active in a local CWA Prayer/Action Chapter. Teresa was drawn to CWA because of our balanced emphasis on education, prayer, and action. Because of this, Teresa very much looks forward to visiting CWA of Virginia’s existing chapters and developing new ones throughout the state. In addition, she is excited to see what the Lord does as she and Janet Robey, friend and seasoned Associate State Director, prayerfully grow the steering committee, increase influence at the state capitol, and draw fellow believers into the ministry of CWA.

Teresa’s life as a homemaker, wife, and mother has been her primary ministry and has brought Teresa great joy and fulfillment. Additionally, Teresa served in active military service with the United States Marine Corps and has been a Bible teacher to young women since 1999, opening her home to many college-age, young professional, and married women over the years.

Teresa has been passionately involved in short-term missions for over 22 years, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in Eastern Europe, South America, Central America, and Asia. Teresa and her husband Herbert (Herb) Pregnall. Jr. resides in Forest, Virginia, and are the proud parents of daughter Christine and son-in-law Bryan.

A note from Teresa:
I look forward to promoting CWA’s purposes and concerns wherever possible, as well as being available to you for help and encouragement, as together we build a strong state organization that honors Christ and brings Him glory!

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America

Webinar: How to Lobby the Education Bureaucracy

By | Education, News and Events | No Comments

Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern [3:00 p.m. Central; 2:00 p.m. Mountain; 1:00 p.m. Pacific)

Webinar Description:
Navigating and influencing the education bureaucracy can be very confusing and somewhat intimidating. It is vital to know when and how to approach your local and state school boards. This webinar will teach citizen activists effective techniques on how to go before school boards, state committees, or teacher groups with pressing concerns in order to cause change. You will walk away knowing you can make positive changes for your children and the community.

Register here.

 

School Districts: The New Ground Zero

By | Education, News and Events | No Comments

Critical Race Theory. Project 1619. Girls and boys using the same bathrooms and locker rooms. Biological males competing as female athletes. Preferred pronouns. Sex education.

Radical liberal elitists have been hard at work co-opting local school boards and departments of education for years in order to spread their ideology. But parents and concerned citizens are waking up, speaking up, and fighting back against the Left’s extremist goals to indoctrinate and sexualize students in school systems across America.

Case in point: Concerned Women for America (CWA) was in the trenches with parents last night at two separate school board meetings fighting against transgender issues and Critical Race Theory. I wanted to share with you our front-line report from the meetings and CWA action items.

Loudoun County Virginia
Don’t believe the national media hype about the Loudoun County School Board meeting last night. CWA staff and interns joined over 300 parents and concerned citizens of Loudoun County to stand in opposition to the school board’s rush to push two transgender policies: allowing transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their preferred gender and to participate in sports with biological males and females based on that preference.

Per our staff, the board room was filled to capacity with parents and citizens attending to peacefully oppose the proposed transgender policies. It was evident from the beginning of the meeting that the Leftist board chair was intent on stoking the fires to get a reaction out of the parents with the aim of gaining “newsworthy” coverage. The chairwoman shut down public comments because the attendees booed an LGBT activist who said there was “hate dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room” and by causing “chaos” by applauding the impassioned comment by former State Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun County). Before the crowd began to disperse, the crowd sang the national anthem. Unfortunately, a disturbance was made by a couple of individuals after the meeting ended, which the media latched on to for their stories.

Ft. Worth, Texas
Compare that to the meeting in Texas where passionate parents in Fort Worth rose to speak in opposition to the school district’s emphasis on radical ideology over academics. Danielle Buck, CWA employee and mother, spoke out against Critical Race Theory and urged the school board to stop investing in divisive, politically charged ideologies. Danielle commented, “CRT is an ideology that is wrong. More than that, it is abusive, racist, and discriminatory. I will not be silent anymore. I am a mom teaching my son that how we treat others should be based on who they are and not on the color of their skin.” Though cheers are heard there, the board was much more accommodating to the parents’ concerns and there was no need for law enforcement to get involved.

Take Action!

Here are a few strategic ways you can engage to help stop the Leftist’s radical ideology freight train that is moving 100-mph heading straight toward our children.

  1. Run for your local school board or recruit someone else to run.
  2. Attend your local school board meetings. Everything that relates to schools is decided at these meetings – standards, curricula, budget, hiring, and firing.
  3. Form a network of concerned parents and citizens to monitor and speak out on issues.
  4. Attend CWA’s free webinar “How to Lobby the Education Bureaucracy.” Details and registration below.

How to Lobby the Education Bureaucracy
Date: Thursday, July 8
Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern [3:00 p.m. Central; 2:00 p.m. Mountain; 1:00 p.m. Pacific)
Register here.

Webinar Description:
Navigating and influencing the education bureaucracy can be very confusing and somewhat intimidating. It is vital to know when and how to approach your local and state school boards. This webinar will teach citizen activists effective techniques on how to go before school boards, state committees, or teacher groups with pressing concerns in order to cause change. You will walk away knowing you can make positive changes for your children and the community.

 

CWA Opposes AFT Anti-Semitic Resolutions

By | California, News and Events | No Comments

Concerned Women for America signed onto a letter to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, concerning the recent adoption by two American Federation of Teachers (AFT) affiliates in California of anti-Semitic resolutions that falsely accuse Israel of “apartheid and war crimes” and that formally endorse the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement. The goal of the BDS movement is the destruction of Israel.

Read the entire letter.

Two New Prayer/Action Chapters Starting in Colorado!

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in District 4 of 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 kickoff 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:

District 4 Kickoff Zoom Meeting:
(District 4 includes Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Elbert, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Otero, Phillips, Prowers, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. The district also includes portions of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, and Weld counties.)
Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom (Details will be provided upon registration.)
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sunday, May 30.
Contact: Karen Pennington at [email protected] or 303-903-5283.
Flyer: Click here to view. Feel free to print and distribute liberally.
 
Douglas County In-person Kickoff Meeting:
Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado (Meeting location will be provided upon registration.)
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 these new chapter meetings and be sure to invite a friend!

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

If you do not live in District 4 of Colorado or would like to start an in-person meeting in another county within District 4 other than Douglas, we would like to give you information on how to start a chapter. Please contact CWA’s national office today.

Karen Pennington
District 4 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.