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Introducing She Prays, She Votes 2020

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Introducing She Prays, She Votes 2020

The main goal of She Prays, She Votes 2020 will be prayer.  Now more than ever, Christians need to be on their knees before God to pray for our nation, for our leaders, and for this election.

We will be hosting ten prayer calls between now and Election Day in November. These calls will happen on each Thursday of the week from August 6 up until the last week in October. In each call, we will be focusing on a state where the election results are critical, but the main focus of these calls will be to seek God first and beseech Him for our nation. Every week we will be sending out details for the call that week and the one for the next week – when, how to connect and who will be joining us on the call to pray.

The secondary goal of this project is to get people out to vote. We will be working on making sure people are registered to vote and that they know where to go to do that. We will be providing information to help people walk through that process and, hopefully, inspire them to action. We are putting together packets of information that you will be able to download and share with your family and friends.

Please join us as we make a difference in Election 2020!

Meet CWA’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Summer Interns

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Over the next several weeks, we will introduce you to our three wonderful summer interns. Today, we introduce you to Lindsey Hudson.


Hi! I’m Lindsey Hudson, and I am the Government Relations Intern with Concerned Women for America (CWA) this summer. My faith, family, country, standing up for what I believe in, and fighting for justice are the most important things in my life.  In CWA I have found the perfect avenue for expressing and acting on those passions.  I love CWA’s mission, which is to pray and then act. With seeing all that is going on in the world today, I feel compelled to do my part in using my voice to uphold Biblical truths while encouraging others to do the same.

Ideally, I would love to continue pursuing my passion for justice by working in intelligence, such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigations. My greatest desire though is to place as paramount God’s plan and guidance for my life over my own desires and wishes.

During this season, God has been revealing to me that justice can be fought for and advocated for through a variety of channels. For instance, I have learned, while working in the Government Relations Department, that lobbying for legislation and the power of the pen can produce significant results in advocating for what is right. Ultimately, I believe that a life of impact involves striving to put others’ needs above one’s own, working hard to bring glory to God, and loving God with one’s whole heart.

I have one summer class left before graduating from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in criminal psychology. I am excited to see where God will lead and direct me in this next season of life, while I continue to put my faith and trust in Him.

Read Lindsey’s published article.

CWA Launches She Prays, She Votes 2020 Project

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“Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14

Remember the Lord Who is great and awesome … This is the Lord Who moves the hearts of the king like rivers of water. He is the One in absolute control. There is nothing better that we can do for this nation than to pray. When we pray, God’s Spirit moves across the land.

And fight … What does the “fight” look like?

  • The fight is you studying the candidates and then going to vote for the ones who reflect your values.
  • The fight is you driving an elderly friend or neighbor to the polls to vote.
  • The fight is you taking care of your young friends’ children, so they can go vote.
  • The fight is you volunteering to make phone calls on behalf of that candidate who shares your values.
  • The fight is you on your knees before the God Who places all people in positions of authority.
  • The fight is you beseeching God for our nation and our nation’s leaders.

In the time between now and Election Day, Concerned Women for America is going to provide you with resources to help you engage in the fight. Over the next few weeks, we will be providing you with information that will be helpful in getting yourself and others registered to vote.

We will also be doing weekly prayer calls to reach out to the One who tells us that if we will call out to Him and repent, He will heal our land. We will be asking Him for mercy for our nation and for forgiveness for our complacency and apathy. Our first prayer call will be on Thursday, August 13.

We encourage you to read each of our emails for She Votes, She Prays 2020. They will share details for the calls and new information about how you can remember “the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14

Join Us! CWA Launches Summer Speaker Series

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) is hosting a series of virtual events this summer that spotlight one of our seven core issues. We are launching the first of the series this Thursday, June 25, with an emphasis on the core issue of sexual exploitation. The topic will be “Saving Women’s Sports.”

Background:
This week marks the 48th Anniversary of Title IX. As a reminder, Title IX is the federal civil rights law that protects women from sex discrimination in educational programs, including sports. CWA is standing for female athletes whose rights are being violated under Title IX when male athletes identifying as girls are taking their place.

We are excited to have as our first guest speaker Beth Stelzer, the founder of  Save Women’s Sports. Beth is an amateur powerlifter, and she will share with us her unique personal story about transgender athlete participation in her sport. Beth stresses that defending women in athletics ought not be a partisan nor religious issue. Beth says, “If we allow males to compete in female sports, there will be men’s sports; there will be co-ed sports, but there will no longer be women’s sports.”  

Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 EST
Registration:

  • Registration is free but required for this Zoom event.
  • Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope you will join us for this educational and timely event. Be sure to invite your friends and family. Space is limited so be sure to register today!

Johnson City Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meeting – Monday, June 29

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Johnson City, Tennessee? Either way, please read on.)

Hello, I am Tammy Smith, the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Johnson City. I am very excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held Monday, June 29.

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 is 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 our email list for future meetings.

When: Monday, June 29, 12:00 noon
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA presentation, prayer, fellowship, and lunch. Bring a dessert to share if you would like.
Where: Home of Tammy Smith at 803 Hales Chapel Road, Johnson City, TN 37615
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, June 25. Contact me at 585-356-7331 or  [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 Johnson City 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!

Tammy Smith
Johnson City Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America
[email protected]

Hales Corners Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meet & Greet – Thursday, June 25, 2020

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Hales Corners in Milwaukee County?  Either way, please read on.)

Hello, I am Kara Esterhuizen, the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Hales Corners.  I am very excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held on Thursday, June 25, hosted by both my husband Rudi and me.

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 my husband and I are 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, June 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All following meetings will be held the last Thursday of every month.
Where: Hales Corners, Wisconsin. 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 Tuesday, June 23. Contact me at [email protected].
Flyer: Please print and distribute freely.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend! Women, men, and teens are all encouraged and welcome to attend.

If you do not live in the Hales Corners 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!

Kara Esterhuizen
Hales Corners Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin
[email protected]

A Message from a CWA of Tennessee Chapter Leader – NOT Giving Up

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I have always loved the quote used by President, Ronald Reagan, “If not now, when? If not by us, then by whom?” As I’ve observed the events of the last several months around the world and our county, I asked myself, am I going to give up or press in, within my role as a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Leader?

In Hebrews the answer is clear, “And let us consider how we spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NOT giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV).

As CWA leaders and members, we do not shrink back, especially during these times. We receive encouragement by being with one another in person, teleconferencing, or on a conference call. It strengthens our faith and disperses fear, especially during these times. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)

Though a registered nurse and personally affected by this virus, I believe it’s time to “Open America.” As CWA’s CEO and president has said, “Americans have shown they are resilient and responsible. But as this pandemic comes to an end, they must be allowed to exercise their constitutional rights and return to daily life.”

Therefore, for these reasons, after teleconference meeting for several months, we will be meeting once again face to face on June 16. We have enjoyed our time teleconferencing as we did a study by Priscilla Shirer called “The Armor of God.” We have a renewed commitment to prayer and have been continually encourages by our regular meetings, as the verse in Hebrews stated.

We started this chapter just before the shutdown. The decision to continue to meet has brought a closeness for each of us and has allowed us to engage with new women as our number has grown.

Do you live in or near Dandridge, Tennessee? Join us! If not, contact CWA’s national office to find out if there is a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter in your area.  If there is not one, please, start one. You are needed!

Lavigne Kirkpatrick
Dandridge Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
CWA of Tennessee
[email protected]
239-595-0196

Meet CWA of Louisiana’s New State Director!

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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

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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 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!

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“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!

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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

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

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

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

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

Take Action:

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

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

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

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

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

Tanya Ditty
VP of Field Operation
Concerned Women for America

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

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

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

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

Our message: Abortionists do not speak for women!

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

Action:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operation
Concerned Women for America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to RSVP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Meet CWA of Pennsylvania’s New State Director!

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

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

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

A note from Dilonna:

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

 Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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

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

I look forward to hearing from you!

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to watch a message from Penny Nance.

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

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

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

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

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