20th Annual Day at the Capitol – June 9

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is excited to announce our 20th Annual Day at the Capitol in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 9! Joining us again this year will be our friends at the North Carolina Values Coalition.

We hope you will mark your calendar and join us in Raleigh to:

  • Lobby on important issues.
  • Hear from guest speakers North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and Mario Diaz, Esq., General Counsel for Concerned Women for America (CWA) in Washington, D.C.
  • Visit legislative offices and sit in on a legislative session.
  • Attend our prayer service and more!

Register here.

Parking information here.

Schedule for the Day

8:45 a.m. Registration at tent on Halifax Mall (on the grounds behind Legislative Building)
9:15 a.m. Call to Order
9:30 a.m. Speakers: Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and Mario Diaz, Esq., General Counsel, CWA, Washington, D.C.
10:15 a.m. Legislative briefing for bills we will be lobbying (details later). Receive talking points on each bill to distribute to your legislators.
10:40 a.m. Visit your state representative* and senator as well as other legislators speaking on issues and distributing Mary Frances Forrester’s recently published book.**
12:30 p.m. Attend the prayer service in the legislative Chapel Room hosted by CWA leaders. Legislators will also join us!
1:30 p.m. Sit in on a legislative session.
Enjoy lunch on your own with fellow attendees at the General Assembly Cafeteria.

*Make an appointment with your state senator and representative for some time between 10:45 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. Do not know who your legislators are? Click here to find out. If you have never visited with your legislators’ offices before, we provide guidance and talking points during the briefing and, if you let us know in advance, we will pair you up with others.

**We will also be distributing to North Carolina legislators CWA of North Carolina Associate Director Mary Frances Forrester’s newly published book, “For Such a Time as This: The Life of Senator James Forrester And His Fight for Marriage in North Carolina.” This is the remarkable legacy of her late husband, Sen. Jim Forrester, and his life and fight for traditional marriage in North Carolina.


If you have any questions, please contact me.

Jill Coward
State Director

Concerned Women Ready to Fight for Life

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2021

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

Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say about the news that the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case challenging a Mississippi law that limits abortions after 15 weeks, except in certain circumstances.

“As the hundreds of thousands of women I represent have made clear throughout the years, we will never stop fighting for the most vulnerable among us—for babies in the womb and mothers in crisis pregnancies. That is why this law in Mississippi was passed. It is a good law that protects women and children. It seeks to recognize the humanity and dignity of unborn children while protecting the health of mothers.

“We are thrilled that the Supreme Court gets another shot at correcting the nonsensical and unscientific structure established under Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. It is way past time for the Roe house of cards to come down. Women deserve better.

“Concerned Women for America members are ready! We cherish the opportunity to have this debate inside and outside the courtroom.”

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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.

We Must Reject Critical Race Theory

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“America is not a racist country,” said Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) as he delivered the response to President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress. He is right. Racism is not uniquely American; it is uniquely human. It is uniquely sinful. It existed before America and will live after.

The now-famous Critical Race Theory (CRT) is spreading the problem further by merely changing the assailant and the target of racism. In the name of ending discrimination, critical thinkers have managed to develop a program that is itself racist. It just flips the equation.

But the targets of CRT are varied. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the chief proponents of CRT who directs the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, has said that “In order to truly be antiracist, you also have to truly be anti-capitalist.” That is why many have rightly traced the roots of CRT to Marxism.

Thankfully, parents are waking up to this pernicious ideology, especially as it is being applied in education, and they are rising up. One Virginia mom’s video went viral, as this African American mother spoke truth to power at her local school board meeting:

 

“In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ Now I have a dream that we will implement love, not hate, or supporting another Jim Crow’s agenda.

CRT is not an honest dialogue. It is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors— so we could not think for ourselves.

CRT is racist. It is abusive. It discriminates against one’s color. Let me educate you. An honest dialogue does not oppress. An honest dialogue does not implement hatred or injustice. It is to communicate without deceiving people.

Today we don’t need your agreement; we want action and a backbone for what we ask for today: to ban CRT. We don’t want your political advertisement to divide our children or belittle them. Think twice before you indoctrinate such racist theories.

You cannot tell me what is or is not racist. Look at me! I had to come down here today to tell it to your face that we are coming together, and we are strong. This will not be the last greet and meet. Respectfully.

She expresses the frustration that millions of parents from all racial and cultural backgrounds are feeling.

Christians, in particular, believe Scripture which teaches us that we were all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and are all the descendants of Adam (Romans 5:12-14). We have a God Who commands us to love one another (John 13:34). A God Who loves righteousness and justice (Psalm 89:14). Therefore, we are uniquely positioned to stand up against injustice, wherever it is found—whether in the racism of old or in the new CRT form.

Because of the strong foundation in truth we profess, we can call ourselves back to that eternal truth when we fail to live up to it. That is how the great abolitionists of old were able to bring about the lasting progress we see today. Here is how Fredrick Douglass expressed it in a speech he delivered in Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852:

You profess to believe “that, of one blood, God made all nations of men to dwell on the face of all the earth,” and hath commanded all men, everywhere to love one another; yet you notoriously hate, (and glory in your hatred,) all men whose skins are not colored like your own. You declare, before the world, and are understood by the world to declare, that you “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; and are endowed by their Creator with certain, inalienable rights; and that, among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;” and yet, you hold securely, in a bondage, which according to your own Thomas Jefferson, “is worse than ages of that which your fathers rose in rebellion to oppose,” a seventh part of the inhabitants of your country.

So yes, let us fight racism and injustice wherever we find it. And in that spirit, we must resist this new racist CRT ideology.

We commend the states that are already taking action against it and encourage all our members to communicate with their state representatives to make sure they are aware of the pernicious nature of CRT ideology.

Let us resist the forces that insist on dividing us and further aggravating the wounds of our past racism and let us fight together for unity and true diversity in Christ.

Israel and Hamas: The Truth Behind the Attack

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By Neydy Casillas, Esq., Vice President of International Affairs

Over the past few days, the extremist Muslims of Hamas have launched a terrorist attack on the people of Israel.

The current conflict began when thousands of Muslims sought access to the Temple Mount, located in the middle of Jerusalem, during Ramadan to pray. Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims who celebrate Muhammad’s first revelation. It is meant to be a month of fasting, reflection, and prayer. Yet, it has been quite the opposite. Israeli police limited the number of people given access to the temple, and violent protests started all over the city of Jerusalem. Hours later, Hamas began to launch rockets into Israel.

What is the truth behind this attack? The Palestinians were about to have elections for the first time in 15 years. These elections would have provided an opportunity for a new beginning within the region. The terrorists of Hamas recognized that this was a significant moment in which they could lose their power. To distract the Palestinians, they called on people to begin killing Jews. One of Hamas’ senior leaders preached on national television to “cut off heads of the Jews.” They took this as an opportunity to gain popularity among the extremist Muslim groups.

For the past few years under the Trump Administration, the region has enjoyed peace. The staunch support that Trump’s Administration showed to Israel kept the terrorist groups at bay because they knew the U.S. was supporting the Israelis. That same support has not been demonstrated by the current administration. On the contrary, Biden’s Administration started to negotiate with the Iranians. President Biden restored $235 million of taxpayer funds in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, including $75 million for economic and development assistance. Additionally, they sent $15 million in assistance to address the impact of COVID-19, money that was then sent to the West Bank and Gaza. An educated inference would be that this money has not been used to assist in handling the pandemic but rather to supply arms to these radical groups.

Israel has a right to defend its territory and its people, yet the media still insists they are the monsters in this situation. They present Palestinians as the victims and paint Israel as immoral for launching missiles and “killing innocent people.” This, again, is not true.

Israel has a sophisticated and very complex defense system. They have responded to the attacks by launching missiles targeting some of the leaders of these terrorist groups who launched rockets against civilians. The media also conveniently leaves out the fact that Israel provides extensive warnings to any and all civilians near any area they plan to target. There is no moral equivalence between Hamas’ attacks and the right of Israel to defend itself, as the Biden’s administration has insinuated.

Today, this wave of violence may seem like just another Middle East conflict, but it could quickly escalate to war. Christians and people of faith must be united in prayer for Israel and all the innocent people who are spending nights in bomb shelters being victimized by these horrendous attacks.

Pray for peace. Pray for Israel.

Calls Needed to Protect Vulnerable Children

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America’s progressive culture is fueling the rise of gender modification in minors. The drive to normalize and affirm “gender identity dysphoria” is resulting in radical treatment for children. There are currently 56 transgender pediatric clinics in the U.S., and one of those is in Dallas, Texas. The Gender Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (Genecis) Program is at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center.

SB 1646, sponsored by State Sen. Charles Perry (R-District 28), has passed the Senate and was referred to the House Public Health Committee. This legislation would prohibit children from receiving puberty suppression prescription drugs, cross-sex hormones, or medical procedures or surgeries for the purpose of transitioning genders or gender reassignment. 

Children have a constitutional right to be protected from life-altering decisions until they are of age. Examples of these include laws on smoking, marriage, voting, tattoos, piercing, school attendance, etc. Other helpful information may be accessed at Protecting Vulnerable Children – Concerned Women for America.

Take Action!
The legislative session is nearly over (just a couple of weeks left), so it is critical that you contact the members of the House Public Health Committee ASAP and ask them to schedule a hearing immediately on SB 1646.

  • Rep. Stephanie Klick – Chair (R- District 91), (512) 463-0599 | Email
  • Rep. “Bobby” Guerra – Vice-Chair (D-District 41), (512) 463-0578 | Email
  • Rep. Steve Allison (R-District 121), (512) 463-0686 | Email
  • Rep. Liz Campos (D-District 119), (512) 463-0452 | Email
  • Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-District 147), (512) 463-0524 | Email
  • Rep. Nicole Collier (D-District 95), (512) 463-0716 | Email
  • Rep. Jacey Jetton (R-District 26), (512) 463-0710 | Email
  • Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-District 130), (512) 463-0661 | Email
  • Rep. Four Price (R-District 87), (512) 463-0470 | Email
  • Rep. Reggie Smith (R-District 62), (512) 463-0297 | Email
  • Rep. Erin Zweiner (D-District 45), (512) 463-0647 | Email

Remember, Jesus said: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.” Mark 9:42

Pray:  

  1. Pray that there will be bi-partisan recognition of the irreparable harm that children are suffering now and will suffer in years to come should this bill not pass.
  2. Pray that the members of both Texas legislative chambers move swiftly to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Ann Hettinger
State Director

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May 18 is Pro-Life Tuesday in the State Legislature

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The Judiciary Committee of the Maine legislature will hear several life bills this coming Tuesday, May 18. The bills listed below will be heard on the same day by the same committee. Concerned Women for America of Maine will be testifying on behalf of our members, and I also want to encourage you, as a private citizen, to make your voice heard on these good pro-life bills.

  • L.D. 748, An Act to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.
  • L.D. 851, An Act To Ensure Women Are Informed of Abortion Pill Reversal.
  • L.D. 915, An Act To Conform State Law to the Federal Hyde Amendment
  • L.D. 825, An Act To Ensure Equality in Women’s Health Care Access in Maine by Requiring Facilities Providing Abortions To Inform Patients of Options and Alternatives” and
  • L.D. 1225, Title: An Act To Provide Dignity for Fetal Remains.

To learn more about the bills, click on the link for a bill, and then click on the blue menu to the left entitled “bill text and other docs.”

Talking points for a short testimony:

  • You are opposed to paying for abortion;
  • You want women to have all available information on abortion pill reversal for their protection;
  • The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal Medicaid funding for abortions except in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for abortion.
  • You want women to know all options and alternatives to abortion, and
  • You want aborted babies to be cremated or buried, not sold or used for experimentation.

Take Action
#1. Write a brief testimony (1-2 sentences is OK) and submit it to the Judiciary Committee following these instructions:

Click here to submit your testimony.  Choose public hearings, choose Judiciary Committee, choose May 18, choose 9:00 a.m. Select the bills you want to address, one at a time, check whether you want to present testimony live or written, and submit each one individually. Once you have done this, your written testimony will be received by the members of the Judiciary Committee, and you are done.  If you choose to testify using your written testimony, you will receive a Zoom link from the committee clerk to attend the Zoom hearing on May 18.

#2. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, You are the giver of all life, and we ask for Your favor on the State of Maine and move on the hearts of the legislators to vote in favor of life. We praise You for these Godly servant legislators who have taken a stand for life.  Please guide and direct us to stand for You with them in the public square for life. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Penny Morrell
State Director

Podcast: Praying Over the Nation of Israel

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The terrorist group Hamas has been targeting Israel with hundreds of rocket attacks over the past few days. We’ll get to the root of how this unrest truly began, with the facts you won’t hear on the nightly news. Penny Nance is also joined by Ryan Helfenbein of the Standing for Freedom Center at Liberty University to pray over the nation of Israel.

Listen to this special edition podcast.

A Prayer for Israel

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Lord God, Yahweh, the Great I Am,
When I look at the hatred directed at the people of Israel,
I am reminded that they are Your people –
Those whom You have loved with an everlasting love.

“I will be the God of all the families of Israel,
And they shall be my people,” You said.
And we believe Your Word.
It is why the unhinged hatred towards them is not unexpected.

The world hated You. It hates them.
It hates us, your disciples around the world.
Yet our hope is secured in You as we trust Your words,
And we pray, through the Spirit, for Israel today.

We pray for their safety and for peace.
We pray for the mourning to turn to dancing in Jerusalem.
We pray that the plans of the enemy may be frustrated at every turn.
Oh, Lord of Host, we pray the world may see Your mighty hand through it all.

O Lord, save Your people!
We pray for the fulfillment of Your Word in our lifetime.
Help us to seek and to see truth, beyond the world’s lies;
You are the Way and the Truth and the Light.

Let the truth of Jesus Christ shine forth,
Keep us as the shepherd keeps his flock,
For we are vulnerable and weak, sinful and helpless
Yet, by Your Sacrifice on the cross, we are redeemed.

Through the blood of Christ, You have promised
Our souls will be like a well-watered garden,
And our sorrow will subside—Jerusalem will rejoice again!
May Your will be done in Israel today as in the days of old and forever more,

Amen.

Girls’ Sports Bill Moving – Calls Needed!

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SB156, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports, passed out of the Louisiana State Senate and has now been assigned to the Louisiana House Education Committee. The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12.

I wrote to you about the bill here. Please visit Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Standing with Female Athletespage for other timely resources on this issue.

Take Action:

  1. Contact the members of the House Education Committee and ask them to support SB156. The committee members are listed below my signature. If you are a constituent, be sure to let them know.
  2. Contact your state representative and ask him or her to support SB 156. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.
  3. Forward this information to family and friends.

Please Pray:

  1. Pray that Louisiana state representatives will not be overcome with timidity and “political correctness” and will handle this issue with positive and fair wisdom for the girls and women of Louisiana.
  2. Pray for the young women who are called upon to stand strong against this adversity in the face of the “cancel culture.” Pray they will come forward to give testimony.
  3. Pray for Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, and Speaker Patrick Page Cortez that they may support and defend the birthright of every young girl in Louisiana.

Anchored in Christ,

Laura Huber
State Director


2021 House Education Committee
Rep. Raymond Garofalo, Chair – (504) 277-4729 | [email protected] 
Rep. Mark Wright, Vice Chair – (985) 893-6262 | [email protected] 
Rep. Beryl Amedee – (985) 858-2967 | [email protected] 
Rep. Ken Brass – (225) 265-9005 | [email protected] 
Rep. Gary Carter – (504) 361-6600 | [email protected] 
Rep. Rick Edmonds – (225) 295-9240 | [email protected] 
Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman – (504) 861-1614 | [email protected] 
Rep. Barbara Reich Freiberg – (225) 763-3500 | [email protected] 
Rep. Stephanie Hilferty – (504) 885-4154 | [email protected] 
Rep. Patrick O. Jefferson – (318) 927-2519 | [email protected] 
Rep. Charles Owen – (337) 460-8726 | [email protected] 
Rep. Tammy T. Phelps – (318) 862-3080 | [email protected] 
Rep. Vincent St. Blanc III – (337) 828-7778 | [email protected] 
Rep. Phillip Eric Tarver – (337) 475-8186 | [email protected] 
Rep. Tanner Magee – (985) 858-2970 | [email protected] 
Rep. Clay Schexnayder – (225) 473-6016 | [email protected] 

Pro-life Protections Signed into Law!

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Last week, Gov. Doug Burgum (Republican) signed into law SB 2030 – a bill concerning higher education challenge matching grant program, which will provide North Dakota Universities and Colleges matching grant funds for student scholarships. GREAT NEWS – The legislation included an amendment preventing state entities from partnering with an abortion provider or promoter.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota urged you to contact Gov. Burgum and ask him to sign the bill into law. Your voice was heard! Thank you for standing on the side of life and making those calls!

CWA of North Dakota is grateful for Gov. Doug Burgum’s continued record of signing into law pro-life legislation. Read our press release here.

Praise and thank God for answering our prayers! Thank Him for providing leaders in our state who pass legislation to prevent taxpayer funds from going to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

Take Action!
Contact Gov. Burgum’s office at (701) 328-2200 or send an email message and thank him for signing SB 2030 into law! Let’s be sure he knows you are grateful his administration understands that taxpayer funds should never go to any abortion provider or promoter.

“As you, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6,7

Linda Thorson
State Director

Penny Nance on Cyber-attacks, Critical Race Theory, and the Impact on American families

By | CEO, Defense of Family, National Sovereignty, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Penny Nance, our President and CEO, joined America’s Voice Live to discuss the news of the day, including the cyber-attack on the Colonial pipeline, Critical Race Theory, and how all these factors together break down the American family. Her message to America: “We were all created in God’s image and have intrinsic value, let’s get to that, and then we can talk about the beauty of this country and what we are all given. We are all given, at this time in history, equal opportunity. Let’s help all of us get to a win.”

Watch Penny’s interview here.

Texas Leadership: Protect Female Athletics!

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas hand-delivered this letter to our Texas legislative leadership encouraging them to be champions for our daughters and granddaughters as we ask them to protect women’s and girls’ athletic opportunities here in Texas. They need to hear from you, too! 

You can read more about this issue here, here, and here.

Take Action – Light Up the Switchboard and Inboxes!

Contact the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House and urge them to take proactive action to secure a level playing field for girls and women athletes at all levels. It is important that we “light up their phone lines and inboxes.” The window of opportunity is closing, so please call today!

  • Greg Abbott – (512) 463-2000 | Email
  • Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick – (512) 463-0001| Email
  • Speaker of the House, Dade Phelan – (512) 463-1000 | Email

If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Texas, let them know.

Be sure to share this with friends and family.

 Please Pray:

  1. Please continue to pray that women will not lose the ground we have gained in the last 100 years as we see some men in our current culture attempt to usurp many of our hard-earned, sacrificial protection and opportunities.
  2. Pray for this Texas legislative session to end well in securing the protection of women.

 “For a while [the judge] refused, but later on he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people, yet because this widow keeps on bothering me, I will give her justice, or in the end, she will wear me out by her unending pleas.’” Luke 18:4-5 (NASB)

Just like the widow, we need to be relentless in our pursuit of fairness and equality for our daughters and granddaughters! Please, contact our leaders today!

Ann Hettinger
State Director

Protect our Constitutional Republic – Keep the Electoral College!

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L.D. 1384, a bill to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, will be heard before the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee this Tuesday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m. The National Popular Vote movement is intended to get rid of the Electoral College, which would be bad for Maine because of our low population numbers compared to other states. You can read additional information about L.D. 1384 below my signature.

Our form of government is a constitutional republic. The word “democracy” is not found in our Pledge of Allegiance or the U.S. Constitution. We elect people to make decisions in government for us. If we don’t approve of their vote, we can elect someone else in the next election.

The Founders were careful to guard against a direct democracy or the majority rule because it doesn’t protect the minority. nThe Electoral College is a safeguard against the tyranny of the majority. Learn more about the importance of the Electoral College here.

Take Action!

  1. Contact Karen Montell, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee clerk, and ask her to communicate to the members of the committee that you oppose L.D. 1384. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine, let Karen know when you call.
  2. Optional: As a private citizen, not a member of CWA of Maine, you can submit written and/or oral testimony. Click here to register to give testimony.
  3. Forward this information to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the freedom and privilege to participate in our government as Maine citizens. We pray today for the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee members that they will seek Your face and trust Your wisdom when voting on important bills. Father, we pray for the Church to rise up in our state and nation and protect this country You so graciously bestowed on us. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you for your commitment to take action on this bill.

Penny Morrell
State Director


More on L.D. 1384:
L.D. 1384 repeals ranked-choice voting in general elections for President of the United States and instead proposes to adopt an interstate compact to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote. Under the compact, the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia is elected President. Under the compact, all of a state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill takes effect only if enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes, that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President, which is 270 of 538.

Bedford Observes National Day of Prayer

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By Barb Sherman

“… if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

May 6 was the National Day of Prayer– a day set aside for a national observance of God’s sovereignty over our nation, whether it be His provision, judgment, blessing, or protection. Our country was founded on a Scriptural foundation and on prayer. If we are to see our country revived, we must return to those original moral roots and Biblical directives.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia’s, Associate State Director Jan Robey, and the Forest Prayer Action/Chapter had the privilege to lead a time of prayer at the Bedford Town Clock at Main/Bridge Streets at noon. In an appeal to heaven, prayers were lifted up for each of the following centers of influence: family, church, workplace, education, military, government, and media.

Many private citizens, representing various local churches, were present, as were several local officials, including Delegate Kathy Byron (R-District 22), Delegate Wendell Walker (R-District 23), Tracey Good, wife of Congressman Bob Good (R-District 5), and Bedford Town Council member Bruce Hartwick. Delegate Walker gave the opening prayer, members of the Forest Prayer/Action Chapter read scripture, and each prayed over a center of influence. Lori Lewis, the Bedford Pregnancy Center Director, prayed over families, and local pastor Travis Witt prayed over the government. Delegate Byron gave a few remarks and closed out our event in prayer.

The National Day of Prayer theme for this year was “Lord, pour out Your Love, Life, and Liberty.” The theme comes from II Corinthians 3:17, which declares, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.”

Jan Robey had this to say about the scripture: “How fitting this scripture is for our town of Bedford, as Bedford was established in 1782 as the village of Liberty.” Jan Expressed appreciation for all who turned out and implored all to continue to pray for revival in our country and our leaders – local, state, and federal.

Two New Prayer/Action Chapters Starting in Colorado!

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

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

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

Here are the Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking: Biden SBA Approves $10 Million PPP Loan to New York Planned Parenthood

By | Legislative Updates, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Time-sensitive action item at the end of this article.


Planned Parenthood of Greater New York has just been awarded a $10 million loan in the final hours of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which Congress passed to provide struggling small businesses a way to keep their employees during the pandemic shutdown. THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF A SCANDAL.

Last week, Biden’s Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it ran out of funding for the PPP and stopped accepting new applications. That same day, a $10 million loan was approved for Planned Parenthood Greater New York. You may recall that Congress passed restrictions to the PPP that were supposed to disqualify Planned Parenthood affiliates from being eligible.

But the Biden Administration doesn’t care about playing by the rules. Fully funding Planned Parenthood is a top priority for President Biden and Democrat abortion advocates in Congress.

In addition to sending millions of dollars out the door through the Paycheck Protection Program, Biden is on a fast track to rewrite the rules for the Title X family planning program.

Two years ago, the Trump Administration succeeded in restoring Title X to its stated purpose of protecting human life and prohibiting federal funds from going to places providing abortion counseling, referrals, or services.  As a result, Planned Parenthood was shut out of the program.

Now, Biden is working to revoke the 2019 rules in order to RE-fund Planned Parenthood through Title X.

These proposed rules are now open for public comment until May 17. 

Opposing the Biden Title X Rule is a top priority for CWALAC, and we need your help.  You can send an official comment and be counted among those who oppose allowing the Title X family planning program from being used as a vehicle to promote abortion and prop up abortion providers.

Visit our Action Center HERE and send your comment today!