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Arizona: Help Us Ensure Election Integrity in 2022

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The 2022 elections are upon us, and we need your help to ensure that every eligible vote counts in Arizona! Here are ways to engage:

  1. Serve as poll workers. Poll worker hiring is done at the county level. Click here for 2022 County Poll Worker Information. Use can also use the poll worker lookup toolto find information on being a poll worker in your community, including requirements, hours, pay, training, and more.
  2. Serve as poll challengers and watchers during early voting and on Election Day. Click here for poll watcher qualifications by state and here for laws governing observers by state.
  3. Ensure Arizonans are registered to vote. We have made it easy for you. Download our Conducting a Voter Registration Drive: Instructions and helpful tips.
  4. Be an informed voter by checking out CWALAC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress-First Sessionand iVoterGuide.

 

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Election Dates

General Election
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – Deadline for voter registration
Wednesday, October 12 – Early voting beings/ballots mailed if requested
Friday, October 28 – Deadline to request ballot-by-mail
November 8, 2022 – Election Date

CWA Responds to The Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski

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“We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and her two staff members. We were blessed to hear from Rep. Walorski in Indiana along our Women for Amy bus tour. Her heart for the Lord and for the people she served will not be forgotten.

 

“Please join us in lifting up the family members and friends of Rep. Walorski and her staff members.”

 

Penny Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America

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Nance Responds to Kansas Anti-Abortion Amendment Defeat

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, had this to say concerning the defeat of the Kansas Value Them Both amendment:

 

“The disappointing results on the Kansas pro-life amendment will serve as a great motivator for the pro-life movement going forward. It reveals what we already knew: we have much work to do to promote a culture of love and life in every state. 

“The good news is that we are free to do that work with the Supreme Court out of the way unconstitutionally mandating what every state must do. We embrace the opportunity to do the hard work necessary to change hearts and minds— however long it takes. But, we must do better to counter the lies of abortion extremists and to be strategic in our education and outreach. 

“This is the democratic process at work. The battle to protect human life at all stages continues. We are confident in our position to achieve ultimate victory.”

Biden’s Justice Department Advances Abortion Lies Tries to Invalidate Democratic Process

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

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2022
Contact: [email protected]

 

Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of Idaho, claiming the state’s ban on abortion violates federal law. This is the first lawsuit filed against a state by the DOJ since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, sending the battle to protect life back to the people in the democratic process.

 

“When our country is facing record crime and murder in our streets, President Joe Biden’s Justice Department sues Idaho over a state law that protects life,” stated Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest women’s public policy organization. “This time, they want to spend resources against the people of Idaho who, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution, have exercised their right to protect life in their state. The DOJ is moving in response to the lies of abortion advocates, not to the actual law. Women will always get the necessary medical care they need during pregnancy, and the Idaho law makes that clear.”

According to the DOJ’s false claims, Idaho’s law, which prohibits abortions except when necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest, violates the federal act requiring hospitals to give medically necessary treatment to patients visiting emergency rooms.

 

“The Biden Administration will stop at nothing when it comes to using scare tactics to trick women into believing that bans on abortion mean that they will not receive the proper medical treatment that they need during pregnancy,” said Nance.

 

CWA and Young Women for America state leaders and activists continue the work at the state and federal levels to make sure the voice of the people is heard through the democratic process.

 

For interviews or additional information, please contact [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at www.ConcernedWomen.org.

Meet Our Summer Intern: Faith Ozenbaugh

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Hello! My name is Faith Ozenbaugh, and I am overjoyed to be a part of the Concerned Women for America (CWA) team this summer as the Donor Relations intern. I am from a small town in the Central Valley of California, where my family farms almonds. Living in Washington, D.C., has been a fun adjustment for me, and I am loving the east coast life and getting to work alongside so many wonderful people here at CWA’s National Headquarters.

 

I just finished my sophomore year at California Baptist University (Lance Up!), where I am double majoring in Public Relations and Christian Behavioral Science. I am involved in what some say is “too many things,” including singing in the University Choir and Orchestra, being a campus tour guide, playing intramurals (of which flag football is my favorite J), and serving in children’s ministry at my church. My first two years of college have been so fruitful as I learn to understand the depth of God’s grace and what it means to walk by faith every day.

 

When I started to think about what I wanted to do for the summer, I assumed I would be interning for a small non-profit back home and continuing to teach swim lessons as I’ve done for the past five summers. But God had a different plan for me, and I am so grateful that I answered His call to come to Washington, D.C. It has been incredible to see Him orchestrating my every step leading up to this time, and I sit in awe as He weaves together my story for His glory. CWA has truly been the best place I have ever had the privilege of working, and I have learned so much even in the short time I’ve been here.  

 

Growing up, I was always told I had a “zest for life,” but I often didn’t know where to direct my passion. I enjoyed sports and music, but I wanted to combine my heart for the Lord and my passion for conservative values in a tangible way. Enter … CWA! I love the heart of this organization and their boldness in action. I firmly believe that any righteous change we wish to see on earth starts with Christians. Of CWA’s seven core issues, the sanctity of life is one issue about which I am extremely passionate. I yearn to see abortion end with my generation and for our nation to turn its eyes upon Jesus.

 

In the future, I plan to obtain my master’s degree, and I hope to use my love for public speaking and writing as a full-time career, in whatever sphere or capacity that may be. I pray that the Lord will continue to direct me where He would have me impact the most people and best serve Him.

 

Pro-life speaker Seth Gruber, once said, “What we do in this life echoes in eternity.” This truth always sticks with me. I pray that my life would echo a love for family, country, and above all, a deep love for Christ. I am so thankful for this season of life, and I look forward to continuing the mission of CWA during my time here!

CWA Representing You in the Senate

By | Dobbs, Louisiana, Missouri, News and Events, Sanctity of Life, Texas | No Comments

By Susanna Edgecomb, CWA’s Government Relations Summer Intern

 

Congress has returned from recess after the recent Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which released us from the death grip of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and leaves the question of abortion policy to the people and their elected representatives. The U.S. Senate and House scheduled multiple hearings on Dobbs. Concerned Women for America (CWA) had front row seats to the hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first of five congressional hearings in the first work week following Dobbs. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, House Oversight and Reform, House Judiciary and House Energy and Commerce committees also had hearings.

 

Concerned Women for America and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders from Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas were there to represent the women back home who have prayed for years for a decision like Dobbs. The leaders had the opportunity to meet with Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to share their thanks for standing for the sanctity of life. This is only the tip of the iceberg of ways that CWA and YWA are championing the cause for life in their respective states.

 

Every CWA chapter has been engaged on the issue of life for decades. We recall some of their efforts with thanksgiving to Almighty God: CWA of Iowa lobbied for pro-life legislation on the state level. They also prayed outside abortion clinics. CWA of Louisiana prayed outside abortion clinics, lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation, and participated in the Louisiana March for Life. CWA representatives in Texas prayed outside abortion clinics and lobbied on the state level for pro-life legislation. CWA of Missouri participated in the Missouri March for Life and 40 Days for Life. The Missouri Team also lobbied on the state level and prayed outside abortion clinics. A YWA chapter in Arkansas participated in the state March for Life and volunteered at a local pregnancy resource center. YWA in Arkansas hosted a pro-life conference and prayed outside abortion clinics as well.

 

There is so much work that goes unnoticed, and this is only a small sample of some of the work our leaders have done in select states across the country. We thank each of you for being part of the movement that brought about this great post-Roe era. You oversee the most important work for life—the work that happens at home. But there is much work to be done, and we will continue to equip you to fight for a day when abortion is not only illegal but unthinkable.

 

If you would like to join these efforts in your state, click here.

Meet Our Summer Intern: Susanna Edgecomb

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Hello! My name is Susanna Edgecomb, and I’m the Government Relations Intern here at Concerned Women for America (CWA).

 

I am from Madison, Alabama, and attend the University of Alabama. I’m a junior studying Social Work and Political Science, and after I graduate, I will then likely continue my education in graduate school.  

 

Before I came to college, I never cared much for politics or public policy. I knew what I believed in and would vote accordingly, but I never considered it a possible career field. Then at college, I became involved in a Young Americans for Freedom Chapter and Young Women for America, CWA’s collegiate leadership program. With my involvement in these organizations, I educated myself and discovered that maybe I could make a difference in the world of public policy.

 

In Young Women for America, we always say we were made “for such a time as this.” This comes from Esther 4:14, where Queen Esther is about to risk her life to save her people. The verse has been my motto for the past year as I’ve been unsure of my future path. When I meditate on the words of Esther 4:14, I know He is guiding me, which helps me to know I can fully trust the Lord with my future.

 

Thanks to this incredible internship at CWA, I feel like I have found the path on which I belong. Working in a Christ-centered environment has opened my eyes to all the good in this world that so often feels hopeless. Making a difference in the world through policy change has become my future endeavor, and I hope to change this world for the better.

 

Concerned Women for America is the perfect mix of faith and politics of which I have long desired to be a part. CWA’s core issues have been fundamental in developing my own political views, and it’s a dream to work for an organization with such a beautiful history. This summer will be a joyful part of that history with the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. To be standing outside the Supreme Court at such a historic moment in time, I know that God has placed me here “for such a time as this.”

Meet Our Summer Intern: Abigail DeJarnatt

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Hello! I am Abigail DeJarnatt and I am thrilled to be the Young Women for America (YWA) intern at Concerned Women for America (CWA) this summer. I grew up in Northwest Arkansas in a wonderful Christian family who have helped me grow strong in my relationship with Jesus.

 

It is truly only by the grace of God that I am here today. When I started college at the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2019, I thought I had my life planned out—but God had other, better plans. Though I once thought I would be a speech pathologist, God has taken me on an incredible journey, destroying every single one of my plans and calling me into the intersection of Christianity and politics. Praise God that His ways are so much better than mine!

 

Part of God’s faithfulness was introducing me to CWA. In 2021, I attended Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit and heard Annabelle Rutledge (YWA’s National Director) explain the heart of CWA. The fact that CWA is entirely focused on advocating for Biblical values in public policy was so appealing to me that I immediately left the session to find the YWA table to learn more about this organization. I loved that YWA’s conservatism was anchored in Jesus. By August, I joined the YWA Ambassador program and was so grateful for the opportunity to join CWA at the Supreme Court on December 1, 2021, for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization oral arguments prayer rally.

 

I have been so blessed by the CWA and YWA community and cannot fully explain what a blessing it is to be around such Christlike women (and men) each day of this internship. Not only am I learning about how to grow the YWA program and write educational content, but I am learning about how to love and serve others well in the workplace.

 

As I move toward graduating in December of this year (with a degree in news/editorial journalism), my prayer is that I get to continue working in the intersection of Christianity and politics until God closes that door. I want to help Christian women understand how their faith directly applies to culture and public policy. It is truly amazing to me how the Word of God speaks to each and every issue our society faces. Jesus is the answer to all the questions our world is desperately asking—He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Consequently, I think that political discourse has an incredible capacity to advance the Gospel, and I am so thankful for the work CWA does to promote the good news of Jesus.

 

(As a side note, I praise God that He allowed us to be present when Roe v. Wade was overturned! That is a moment I will never forget—best internship ever!)

Meet Karen Pennington – Colorado’s New State Director

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I am thrilled to introduce you to Karen Pennington, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) new Colorado State Director. She first engaged with CWA in the late 1980s while attending a Colorado Prayer/Action Chapter as a young mother. In 2020, after becoming very concerned about the country and the lack of conservative female voices and intentional prayer in Colorado, Karen started a Prayer/Action Chapter to address the seven CWA core issues.

 

Karen is known for regularly speaking out at the county school board meetings on issues such as equity education, critical race theory, and charter schools. She recently rolled out a plan for churches that is a collaboration between local pregnancy centers and churches. It offers education to teens, women, and men suffering from unplanned pregnancy,  compromised sexual health, and past pregnancy decisions. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity to move to abundant life as described in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

 

Karen currently teaches as an affiliate professor for Regis University School of Nursing and Colorado Christian University Department of Nursing.

 

A note from Karen:

 

“I have come to understand more fully that prayer is a weapon we need to utilize more effectively to fight spiritual battles. With God’s grace and wisdom, I will bring a voice for Christian conservative women in public policy through CWA in Colorado and offer a Biblical perspective on current issues in the state’s political climate.”

 

A little bit more about Karen: She has spent the last 47 years in the medical field as an RN. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Outcomes and a Ph.D. in Nursing Research and Philosophy of Science from the University of Colorado. She recently retired from Regis University-Denver, School of Nursing, after16 years as a Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Nursing. Karen resides in Parker, Colorado with her husband, Stephen.

 

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations|
Concerned Women for America

 

PS: Seek the Lord and ask if He is calling you to join CWA and its movement to impact the culture for Christ through education and public policy. Contact Karen at [email protected] or at 303-903-5283. She would love to talk with you, answer your questions, and get you involved in Colorado.

Meet Ruth Smith – Florida’s New State Director

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I am thrilled to introduce you to Ruth Smith, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) new Florida State Director. Ruth is no stranger to CWA, having served as a CWA of California Prayer/Action Chapter Leader and California Area Director since the early 1990s.

 

In her role as Area Director in California, Ruth assisted in building a robust network of Prayer/Action Chapters across the state. She engaged in policy issues where she lobbied on issues impacting life and the family, along with assisting in planning pro-life/pro-family rallies. And now, Ruth is ready to bring this experience to Florida.

 

A note from Ruth:

“I love that CWA is rooted in prayer and action. I am a firm believer that we fight our battles on our knees. We have to pray, or we are powerless, and we have to take action, or our prayers are meaningless. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, ‘Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.’

 

“I am grateful for the work of former State Director Terri Johannessen, now State Director Emeriti,  and look forward to continuing to provide a Christian conservative woman’s voice on current issues in Florida, and building a network of Prayer/Action Chapters around the state.”

 

A little bit more about Ruth: She has been a soprano soloist and piano teacher for decades and has performed major works with the local Master Chorale and Orchestra. Ruth is also a woman of the Word and a gifted Bible study teacher. Ruth leveraged the COVID restrictions and started teaching Bible studies online. She and her husband were missionaries to Peru, where they planted a church and taught missionary children at the Wycliffe Center in the Amazon jungle. Ruth and her husband George live in Palm Bay and have five children and 17 grandchildren.

 

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America

 

PS: Seek the Lord and ask if He is calling you to join CWA and its movement to impact the culture for Christ through education and public policy. Contact Ruth at [email protected] or at 760-815-9803. She would love to talk with you, answer your questions, and get you involved in Florida.

Meet Our Summer Intern: Paige Nelson

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Hi all! My name is Paige Nelson, and I have the pleasure of being Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Media and Communications intern this summer!

 

I am so blessed to be in the presence of women who embody Biblical values first and talk policy second. I am from the small town of Arlington, Washington, and am the youngest of three kids. My parents are my whole world, and it is during adventures like these that I am so thankful for Facetime. Moving across the country has been an adjustment, but the women of CWA have made my transition so smooth!

 

I am wrapping up college at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where I am obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism, as well as a minor in political science. Throughout my college experience, I have been at the forefront of public policy both on and off campus. I am a Young Women for America Ambassador and the current president of the university’s Turning Point USA chapter, where I have had the honor of equipping like-minded students with the necessary tools to win over the other side. Beyond that, I have had the privilege of attending multiple Operation Underground Railroad events that focus on ending human trafficking, as well as networking through conferences like Turning Point USA’s Young Women Leadership Summit and advocating for life in front of my peers.

 

As much as I love getting into debates on the political battlefield, my true love lies elsewhere. Back in Salt Lake, I work for an amazing company that supports older women with disabilities. There I act as a direct support professional, which essentially means I take the ladies out to dinner, teach them how to maintain clean living environments, and assist them in creating healthy behavioral habits and clear boundaries. It has been an absolute joy growing with them and seeing how much progress towards normalcy they can achieve with the right support. That is part of the reason I am so passionately pro-life. Some 67% of babies in the U.S. diagnosed with Downs Syndrome in the womb are aborted. And as heartbreaking as that is, I am so thankful God has called me for such a time as this to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

 

Looking forward, I am interested in working in public policy in some sort of capacity where I can continue to advocate for and work with both children and adults with disabilities. I strongly feel as though the Lord has given me the heart to love on that specific community, and I hope someday to help create a country where we are loved as we are despite our differences. Whether that be through a nonprofit or by taking legislative action, I know I will be guided on the right path. That is why I am so excited to be here this summer because it is giving me a great visual of what it takes to run a successful organization.

 

Working at CWA feels so surreal, and I am beyond blessed to be able to work towards my career goals in an environment that lifts God’s Word. Although I know these seven weeks are going to fly by, I am excited to reflect on all that I have learned when this chapter closes. I am so thankful for this opportunity to represent Concerned Women for America as one of their interns this summer!

Happy Independence Day!

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Independence Day is celebrated across America with BBQs and sparklers in backyards, parades, and fireworks. While these events bring communities together and are a fun way to celebrate, we must never forget to be grateful for the freedom that the Lord has given to America. Praise the Lord that He showered His favor upon America in granting her independence from England over two hundred years ago.

 

Our freedom in America is a gift from the Lord. 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.” James 1:17

 

Take the time to say “thank you” to a soldier this Independence Day. They are the ones who selflessly serve and devote themselves to continuing to keep our country free. Make sure they know they are appreciated and valued.

 

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it 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

 

Continue to fight for this great nation. Our religious liberties are constantly being threatened, and we must not be silent. Praise the Lord that we still have the ability to voice our opinion, lobby, and seek to change the nation for good. Use the voice and talents God has given you for His glory and the preservation of America.

 

Pray for America. Pray for our leaders.

 

Happy Independence Day from Concerned Women for America!

Liberty Without Religious Freedom is Bondage

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For many people today, July 4th is a holiday filled with picnics, friends, and fireworks. But it is also a commemoration of America’s Declaration of Independence. The freedom call was not only against a political and economic system, but it was also a cry for independence from the spiritual tyranny of the Anglican Church.

 

 

In 1775, there were 668 congregational churches in America. Seventy-five percent of all Americans, at that time, belonged to churches of Puritan derivation. The religious makeup was 98.4 percent Protestant, 1.4 percent Roman Catholic, and three-twentieths of one percent Jewish. America was a nation deeply concerned with religious freedom.

 

 

Religious freedom today is far from what the original founders intended. What Americans wanted was a government that did not favor one Christian sect over another. The idea was never to erode Christianity through the separation of church and state. John Jay, after the war, described the homogeneity of America in Federalist 2 (*see below).

 

 

Competition between the various churches, early Americans thought, was healthy; it kept them from becoming complacent, comfortable, and arrogant like the nationally endorsed Anglican Church. In 18th century America, men and women adhered to the Protestant conviction that all men and human institutions were fallible. Americans fought hard for seven years during the Revolutionary War to rid themselves of the shackles of imperial England and her state-controlled church.

 

 

The men who called the people of America to independence were men committed to their country and the freedom of her people. They paid a great price for our independence and religious freedom: five signers were captured by the British army and tortured; 12 men’s homes were destroyed; two had sons who died during the Revolutionary War; one had two sons taken prisoner by the British; nine signers of the Declaration died in the war.

 

 

This July 4th, let us remember those courageous men who helped to establish a free nation. Let us thank God for religious freedom won and exercise that freedom by reaching our generation with the Gospel.

 

Liberty without religious freedom is bondage.


*Federalist 2 I have taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who … fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established their general liberty and independence. This country and this people seem to have been made for each other … Similar sentiments have hitherto prevailed among all orders and denominations of men among us. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people. — John Jay

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of Colorado Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Karen Pennington (303)-903-5283

 

 

Concerned Women for America of Colorado
Applauds the SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

 

Parker, Colorado – Colorado stands ready to welcome women and unborn children. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Colorado calls on our citizens, members of the Colorado Legislature, and the Executive Branch to strongly support a culture of life that protects all. 

 

CWA of Colorado State Director Karen Pennington, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision:

 

“The Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe. Thank you, Justices, for your tireless work on behalf of women and unborn children. Over 60 million unborn baby deaths later, the Court has finally recognized that states are free to protect life in the womb.

 

“It is up to us, the people of Colorado, to do our part. We must now work tirelessly to elect legislators and a governor who support the culture of life. Colorado now must stand ready to welcome women and unborn children by providing the support necessary for their wellbeing.

 

“The Dobbs decision will allow the citizens of Colorado to debate and discuss this issue with their state legislators. Decisions about abortion going forward will be made by Coloradoans, not by judges. That is something worth celebrating!”

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of New Mexico Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Nickie McCarty (575)-770-7838  

 

Concerned Women for America of New Mexico
Applauds the SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

 

Taos, New Mexico – New Mexico stands ready to welcome women and unborn children. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of New Mexico calls on our citizens, members of the New Mexico Legislature, and the Executive Branch to strongly support a culture of life that protects all. 

 

CWA of New Mexico State Director Nickie McCarty, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court decision:

 

“Last year, Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law a bill that actively codifies abortion up to birth in New Mexico, forces medical professionals to commit or assist in abortions, and forces New Mexico taxpayers to continue funding abortions on healthy babies and women throughout pregnancy. Now that the Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it is up to us, the people of New Mexico, to do our part. We must work tirelessly to elect legislators and a governor who support the culture of life.

 

“The Dobbs decision will allow the citizens of New Mexico to debate and discuss this issue with their state legislators. Decisions about abortion going forward will be made by New Mexicans, not by judges. That is ultimately a very good thing.”

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of Kentucky Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Pendleton (859) 699-1225

 

Concerned Women for America of Kentucky

Applauds the SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

 

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s majority pro-life legislature and a strong support network of pro-life groups have worked hard for many years to transform hearts and minds of Kentuckians regarding the value of human life in the womb. Through solid resources and good legislation, the Commonwealth is prepared to support a culture of life that protects all.

 

Concerned Women for America of Kentucky State Director Jennifer Pendleton, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision:

 

“The decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is a victory for the diverse communities all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a conservative majority who values life, we desire to help women realize the value of their unique design and flourish in all seasons of life, including pregnancy and motherhood. Organizations around Kentucky stand ready to support, encourage, and advocate for pregnant mothers and children.

 

“Thank you, to our courageous Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, for putting the lives of the unborn first, taking Kentucky’s fight all the way to the Supreme Court. Thank you to our conservative majority in our General Assembly who had the foresight to legislate protections for the unborn during the previous Administration, and thank you to the many pro-life groups around our state who, with their blood, sweat, and tears, have paved the way for this moment!

 

“Tomorrow, we get to work, but today we celebrate life!”

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and
advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles.
More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Join Us: CWA Celebrates Title IX on June 23

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This month as we mark the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is celebrating the achievements of female athletes and urging action to Save Women’s Sports. 

 

Join us for the Our Bodies Our Sports Rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23 to stand up for women athletes and the future of Title IX.     

 

CWA has been at the center of the fight to stand for the truth about the sexes and to save women’s sports.  We are standing up for the rights of female athletes, and we will not back down.  CWA is THE ONLY ORGANIZATION TO TAKE OFFICIAL ACTION against universities allowing males to compete in women’s sports TO CORRECT INJUSTICE IN WOMEN’S ATHLETICS.

    

  • CWA has filed three complaints against universities with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights – to date one has been resolved (in our favor!)
  • We’ve repeatedly challenged the NCAA.  
  • We’ve successfully lobbied members of Congress to make this a priority through a discharge petition in the U.S. House.
  • We’ve lobbied state legislatures, organized young women athletes to demand protection, participated in press conferences, and testified in states across the country, leading to the passage of bills to protect sports for women and girls in 18 states
  • We’ve met with federal government officials to demand that they stop the Biden Administration’s assault on female athletes.  

Now it is your turn!

 

You have the opportunity to make your voice heard.  Join us in Washington, D.C., on June 23, the 50th anniversary of Title IX.  

 

Check out the website for details. 

 

Hope to see you in Washington, D.C., on June 23

A Proclamation-Prayer for Peace

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Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, May 21, 1987

 

By the President of the United States of America

 

A Proclamation

 

Any American who has ever listened to a bugler sound Taps, the last salute, whether on a green and grassy hillside, a muddy field halfway around the world, or a lonely tarmac stateside or anywhere freedom is cherished and defended, knows exactly why we set aside a special day each year to honor those who have died for our country and to pray for permanent peace.

 

We do so for the sons and daughters of our land who have perished in the cause of liberty, country, and peace, the cause that has called Americans from generation to generation. We do so for the Nation that was home to these heroes and heroines, the Nation that gave them their birthright of freedom. We do so for the sacred trust they have left us, to revere, defend, and preserve all that they have revered, defended, and preserved for us.

 

And we pray for our dead; we ask God to bless them and take them to Himself and reward their patriot’s love. We pray for those who gave their lives in the hope of a future of freedom and peace for their countrymen. We pray for peace and for the devotion and strength of soul to build it and to protect it always. We pray and we resolve to keep holy the memory of those who have died for our country and to make their cause inseparably our own. We pray and we promise, so that one day Taps will sound never again for the young and the brave and the good.

 

In recognition of those brave Americans to whom we pay tribute today, the Congress, by joint resolution approved May 11, 1950 (64 Stat. 158), has requested the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.

 

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 1987, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at eleven o’clock in the morning of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.

 

I also direct all appropriate Federal officials and request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff during this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control, and I request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on this day.

 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eleventh.

 

Ronald Reagan

 

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:16 a.m., May 22, 1987]

Breach at the Supreme Court / Primary Election

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Breach at the Supreme Court
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never failing stream. –Amos 5:24

For the latest on the Dobbs breach at the Supreme Court and to read CWA’s press release, go to concernedwomen.org. You may read Penny Nance’s statement on the breach and what might be ahead, A Law Clerk’s Perspective, as well as a brief rundown on the leak from CWA’s legal counsel, Mario Diaz, and what it means for Roe, and more. I also invite you to watch CWA’s powerful prayer call on the case.

 

If you would like to subscribe for weekly updates from CWA and the latest on the Dobbs case, click here.

 

Prayer: Father, we thank You that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and we were “made in the secret place.” We ask Your forgiveness for our national killing of over 60 million precious babies in the womb. Please bring an end to this egregious stain on our nation by the overturning of Roe v. Wade and restore the integrity of the Court. Bring all states and all people to the realization that life is precious. Turn the hearts of all to honor life so every baby will be welcomed and loved. Amen


 

Primaries are Important – Be Sure to Vote!!
But select capable men from all the people–men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain –Exodus 18:21

 

The New Mexico Primary Election is Tuesday, June 7. There are important city, county, and school board races that will be decided. In addition, candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are on the ballot, as well as a Constitutional Amendment.

 

Many of the winners of these races will be determined in the Primary rather than in the General Election held in November. This will be the case for many state legislative races and the U.S. House race.

 

If you are undecided about how to vote, feel free to call the candidates and question them about issues that are of concern to you. Many cities are scheduling candidate forums where you can hear from the candidates and ask them questions.

 

Here is a useful resource when researching candidates: CWALAC Congressional Scorecard.

 

Because of redistricting, you might be in a different district than previously, so call your county clerk to find out your correct district. You can also find your voting location online here.

 

If you are not registered to vote or know someone who is not registered, the last day to register to vote is Tuesday, June 7. Early voting has already begun.

 

So be sure to exercise your right and duty to vote!!!

 

Prayer: Father, we thank You that we in America have the right to vote for the candidate of our choice. We ask that You guide and direct us to choose the right person to represent us in all these important levels of government. Please ensure that our elections will be fair and honest and that You would rebuke any fraud or cheating. Let Your righteousness reign. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Blessings,

Nickie McCarty
State Director

We’re Returning to the Supreme Court-Join Us There!

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On December 1, 2021, thousands of pro-life individuals from around the country gathered in front of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to rally and pray while the Court heard oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi state law that places strict limits on abortions after 15 weeks. It was a historic day!

 

If there was ever a moment to return to the Court and stand in support of life and display support for constitutionalist Justices in the face of extreme external pressure, THIS IS IT!

 

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for Americastated, “Chief Justice John Roberts must take charge of his court and issue this decision as soon as possible, sending a clear message that the Court will never be intimidated.”

 

The next possible date when SCOTUS will announce case decisions is Monday, May 16, and we will be rallying in support of life alongside our coalition friends. PLEASE JOIN US! We do not know if the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision will be handed down that day, but we do know this is a pivotal moment. We have fought for this moment for nearly 50 years.

 

Here are the details:
Date: Monday, May 16
Time: Arrive at the Court by 9:00 a.m. EST
Location: In front of the Supreme Court – Be sure to look for our signs!
Parking: If you are driving, parking at Union Station and walking up to the Court is the easiest unless you want to try to find street parking.
Signs: Consider bringing life-affirming homemade signs.

 

Join us as we rally and prayer together and take a stand for life.

 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:12-13

 

Please contact Tanya Ditty, CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations, if you have any questions.