Critical Race Theory Exposed Events in Missouri

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri has scheduled Critical Race Theory Exposed (CRT) events in Missouri. The CRT event is an important educational presentation presented by Mary Bryne, Ed.D.

Dr. Byrne’s presentation explains how current events, most notably the recent violence ignited by claims of systemic racism, are grounded in critical race theory; and how critical race theory is grounded in Karl Marx’s writing instructing followers how to start a revolution in a nation.

Dr. Byrne’s will reveal how almost two centuries of Marxism have infiltrated the U.S. government, the law, churches, the military, and education. She will explain how there is a current concerted effort to indoctrinate Missouri school children by instilling the Critical Race Theory curriculum into the public school system.

Dr. Byrne is a national speaker and co-founding member of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. She has an M.A. in special education and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instructional design, and a doctorate in special education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Plan to attend to find out what Critical Race Theory (CRT) is, why it’s very concerning for our public schools, and what you can do to protect the children in your community.

Click here for the CRT events listing.

Bev Ehlen
State Director

CWA and WoLF Call on Seventh Circuit to Uphold Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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In a demonstration of our strong left-right partnership against the sexual exploitation of women, Concerned Women for America and the Women’s Liberation Front have filed a joint amicus brief to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to remove a preliminary injunction against Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.  The CWA/WoLF brief marks the first time our organizations have filed jointly in a landmark case before the court defending the rights of female athletes to fair play in sex-separated sports. Representing perspectives of women from across the political spectrum, the CWA/WoLF brief sends a strong message to the court about the importance of Indiana’s law upholding the truth about the sexes and equality of opportunity for female athletes and sets an important precedent for arguing these cases in federal court.   

 

Read our press release.

 

Read this article about our brief in Post Millennial.

 

CWA to Host Morning Coffee Talk in Pinellas Park, Florida

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Do you or someone you know live in the Tampa, Pinellas Park area? If so, I invite you to join me for coffee and conversation on Saturday, October 22!

 

Gloria Savalli of Pinellas Park will be hosting a Morning Coffee Talk, and I will be speaking about the hard issues that impact our nation, state, and communities and proactive ways to engage from a Biblical perspective.

 

God has been stirring believers to pray and get informed about the issues affecting life, faith, and family. Learn how to use your voice to influence policy.

 

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 22

Time: 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

 

RSVP me at [email protected] with your name and how many will be attending. Directions to the Coffee Talk after RSVPing.

 

Mark your calendar, make plans to attend, and be sure to invite some friends!

 

If you do not live in the Pinellas Park area, would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area, and/or would like more information about CWA of Florida, contact me! I’m happy to let you know of the many opportunities for involvement in our great state.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sincerely,
Ruth Smith
State Director

CWA to Host Morning Coffee Talk in Lake Mary, Florida

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Do you or someone you know live in the Lake Mary area? If so, I invite you to join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 5!

 

Janet Quinones of Lake Mary will be hosting a Morning Coffee Talk, and I will be speaking about the hard issues that impact our nation, state, and communities and proactive ways to engage from a Biblical perspective.

 

God has been stirring believers to pray and get informed about the issues affecting life, faith, and family. Learn how to use your voice to influence policy.

 

Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Panera Bread, 864 S. Sun Dr., Lake Mary, FL 32746

 

RSVP me at [email protected] with your name and how many will be attending.

 

Mark your calendar, make plans to attend, and be sure to invite some friends!

 

If you do not live in the Lake Mary area, would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area, and/or would like more information about CWA of Florida, contact me! I’m happy to let you know of the many opportunities for involvement in our great state.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sincerely,
Ruth Smith
State Director

CWA of Virginia Thanks Attorney General Miyares

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia recognizes the importance of election integrity and applauds Attorney General Jason Miyares’ decisive action for election integrity.

 

On Friday, September 9, Attorney General Miyares announced the creation of the Election Integrity Unit at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The 20-member Election Integrity Unit, composed of attorneys, investigators, and paralegals, will investigate and prosecute violations of election law, provide legal guidance, and work with law enforcement to ensure both legality and purity in Virginia’s elections.

 

In a press release, Attorney General Miyares stated, “I pledged during the 2021 campaign to work to increase transparency and strengthen confidence in our state elections. It should be easy to vote and hard to cheat. The Election Integrity Unit will work to help to restore confidence in our democratic process in the Commonwealth.”

 

The right to a fair election is personal to the Attorney General as his mother fled from Communist Cuba, an oppressive regime that suppressed her right to vote and the right to speak freely.

 

Take Action!

Contact Attorney General Jason Miyares here and thank him for working to ensure Virginia elections are fair and transparent and that every legal vote is counted. Put “thank you” in the subject box and add your comments in the details box.

 

Forward this email to family and friends.

 

Join us in prayer: Father God, You tell us in Your Word that You “detest lying lips, but delight in people who are trustworthy.” Proverbs 12:22. We thank you for Attorney General Miyares’ commitment to do this with our election system. Guide his Election Integrity Team to find any election fraud committed and effectively prosecute violations so that we can have fair elections representing the will of the people of Virginia. In the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, we pray, amen.

 

Thank you!

Looking Unto Jesus,
Teresa Pregnall
State Director

Press Release: Fighting for Female Athletes: Women’s Groups File Amicus Brief on Indiana Law

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For Immediate Release:

September 26, 2022

 

Contact: [email protected]

[email protected]

Fighting for Female Athletes: Women’s Groups File Amicus Brief on Indiana Law

Left and Right Coalition Unite to Protect Women’s Sports

 

Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) have filed a joint amicus brief calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to overturn an injunction on Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that requires sports participation in elementary and secondary school to be based on biological sex, male and female, or be designated as coeducational or mixed sex.    

 

Indiana’s law, which took effect on July 1, is among women’s sports laws passed in 18 states since 2020 to ensure female athletes maintain their rights to safety and fair play in sex-separated sports. In July, federal Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson granted a preliminary injunction, allowing a male student to continue playing on the girls’ softball team. In early September, the Indiana attorney general’s office asked the 7th Circuit Court to overturn Judge Magnus-Stinson’s ruling.

 

“WoLF and CWA represent women on opposite sides of many issues, but we agree on what a woman is,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “Protecting women and girls is a shared interest that transcends left/right politics. CWA proudly joins this brief with allies in the cause from the Left to fight for the fundamental rights, including to participate in single-sex sports, of women on the basis of sex.”   

 

“The obvious harms experienced by women and girls when males are allowed to intrude into women’s sports is traumatizing, and our organizations are gravely concerned with the psychological gaslighting and compelled speech that is occurring on a regular basis in these types of situations,” said Mahri Irvine, PhD, Executive Director, Women’s Liberation Front. “Students, coaches, school employees, and parents should never be forced to pretend that males are females, or vice versa. Journalists or judges using language like ‘transgender females’ or ‘transgender girls’ to describe males is misleading, disingenuous, and confuses well-meaning members of the public who simply want all students to be supported and empowered. The result is a dishonest narrative based on personal belief systems rather than science or objective reality.”

 

“If the Court fails to vacate the district court’s preliminary injunction, it will mark a fundamental shift in American law and policy that strips girls and women of their rights, threatens the physical safety of female athletes, and undercuts means by which women can achieve educational equality. It would not only revoke the very rights and protections that specifically secure women’s access to school athletics but would do so in order to extend those rights and protections to men claiming to be women,” the WoLF and CWA Amicus Brief reads.

 

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

 

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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 www.ConcernedWomen.org

 

WoLF is the country’s largest radical feminist organization; WoLF’s mission is to restore, protect, and advance the rights of women and girls through legal argument, policy advocacy, and public education. More information is available at www.womenarefemale.org.

Joint Amicus Brief Featured in The Post Millenial

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As featured in The Post Millennial, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) filed a joint amicus brief calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to overturn an injunction on Indiana’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act that requires sports participation in elementary and secondary school to be based on biological sex, male and female, or be designated as coeducational or mixed sex.    

That’s Not What the Court Said

By | Florida, LBB, Legal, News and Events, Religious Issues, Religious Liberty, SCOTUS, Substack | No Comments

The legacy media lies. I hope you know that. They distort the truth and paint everything in the light most favorable to their preferred political desires. In other words, they tell news stories in ways that can help the radical left and the Democratic Party while hurting conservatives and the Republican Party. Do not let yourself be manipulated.

 

This week the Supreme Court released an order in a case called Yeshiva University v. YU Pride Alliance. The headlines as the U.S. Supreme Court took procedural action on the case are all sounding the familiar pro-LGBTQ+ tune synonymous with the leftist legacy media. “Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds,” wrote The New York Times. Similar slants were all over the usual leftist newspapers, and commentators on social media took the bait.

 

Only one problem. The Supreme Court has not made any decision on the merits of the case. As I mentioned, they took procedural action. The school has not exhausted all state remedies before asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. There is nothing uncommon about this, and in fact, the Court must be able to manage the enormous number of cases that it is asked to hear. They want lower courts to do the right thing and dispense of cases correctly below. They are hoping the same is done in this case….

 

Click here to read the rest of Mario’s exclusive Substack column. And be sure to subscribe below to never miss one of his posts again!

Sen. Graham’s Pro-Life Bill Will Save Lives, Align Federal Law with American Values

By | News and Events, Sanctity of Life, South Carolina | No Comments

For Immediate Release:                                                        Contact:  [email protected]

September 14, 2022                                                                (703)282-7320

 

Washington, D.C.  –  Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the largest public policy women’s organization in the country, today announced its support of Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act. This bill will protect the unborn from abortion after fifteen weeks gestation.

 

“Life is a winning issue,” said CWALAC CEO and President, Penny Nance in a press conference with Senator Graham and other policy leaders.  “In today’s post-Roe America, we are finally allowed to have the conversation about what we as a society now know—by following the science—about fetal development. We can finally put into place stronger protections to stop destroying human life.”

 

“We saw abortion extremists show their true colors with so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, better named the Abortion-on-Demand Act. They pushed for taxpayer funded abortion up until the point of birth. This position is out of step with the American people. Unsurprisingly, that bill failed twice on the Senate floor. In a post-Roe poll in June, nearly three-fourths of respondents support a protection for the unborn at 15 weeks.

 

“Consistently, since 1973, around 70% of the American people have supported restrictions on abortion. Through advances in science, families and medical professionals are now able to understand that at fifteen weeks:

 

    • the baby can feel pain,
    • the baby can move her fully formed fingers and toes
    • the baby can suck her thumb
    • the baby has a fully developed heart pumping 26 quarts of blood per day.

 

“So, let’s make it clear to the Republican consultants and pollsters—the country knows what happens inside the womb. They know that life is precious.”

 

CWALAC encouraged other members of the United States Senate to lead with a winning issue for the American people.

 

To schedule an interview with Penny Nance, please contact [email protected].

 

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Concerned Women for America is 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

Who Will Stand for American Families?

By | Defense of Family, LBB, News and Events, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

Weak leadership in Washington is unnecessarily wreaking havoc on American families. At the same time President Joe Biden held a tone-deaf, high-class celebration of the passage of the crookedly titled “Inflation Reduction Act,” a dismal inflation report came out saying the consumer price index, a measurement of the price of everyday items such as groceries, rent and gasoline, rose more than expected, once again, to 8.3%. According to a recent analysis, Americans have to pay an extra $717 monthly due to “Bideinflation.”

 

And it is not just our pocketbooks that are hurting. The stress on parents and the entire household unit is almost unbearable. Our current situation is taking a toll on Americans’ mental health, especially for minorities. A recent LifeWorks Mental Health Index report revealed that “20 percent of Americans are unable to meet basic needs due to inflation.” It also found that those under such pressure “have a mental health score more than 16 points below the national average.”

 

But Washington is not focused on that; instead, the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will only further aggravate inflation by doling out billions for “green energy” special interest groups. Again, helping families is not the priority.

 

In the middle of all this, Senate Democrats took time to try to pass radical pro-abortion legislation to force the gruesome procedure on the nation up to the point of birth — something most Americans oppose. The latest Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll tracking the issue shows 71% of Americans support legal limits on abortion, with a whopping 81% believing laws can protect both the mother and her unborn child.

 

Americans want laws that support hard-working families—fathers, mothers, and children. Many in Washington seem insistent on destroying the American household.

 

It is not just Democrats going along with this cruel, unfocused legislative agenda. Some House Republicans let themselves be used recently to pass what should be called the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404) on a 267-157 vote. This anti-family legislation has become a top priority for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), even though it is entirely unnecessary. The pernicious act seeks to further erode the American family unit by destroying its very definition.  This radical law would force the acceptance of any definition of “marriage” sought by any state. Plural marriages, open marriages, marriages involving minors or relatives, literally any definition adopted anywhere in one state. Considering the extent of the radical gender ideology permeating our culture today, there is no limiting principle here.

 

The impact on federal and state law would be seismic. All laws relating to husbands and wives, children and parents would suddenly be up for reinterpretation. The law will open the door for radical activist groups to sue religious individuals, organizations and businesses that the Left knows will seek to abide by the original meaning of marriage as established by God. Religious families and organizations, which are such a stabilizing force in our nation, and desperately needed in such times as these, are continually being held out for special contempt and primed for special interest attacks under legislation such as this one. Who will stand up for these families?

 

Sen. Schumer says he will force a vote “in coming weeks.” Word on Capitol Hill is that he may try to move on it as early as next week. All senators should stand against it and instead demand the sort of family-supporting legislation that can alleviate the current burdens on American families.

 

Of course, the upcoming election is the backdrop to all this shameful political gamesmanship. The goal is to manipulate the American people into voting against their own interests by scaring them with lies about Christian, conservative principles. I remember this summer standing outside the Supreme Court in defense of the Texas heartbeat law and fielding the arguments that “Women will die” if the law goes into effect. All lies meant to manipulate the unsuspecting public. Yet, a year later, estimates are that more than fifty thousand babies have been saved from abortion, and no woman has died as a result.

 

Expect the same political manipulations related to the “Respect for Marriage Act” in the coming weeks. And demand that your senator vote not by the lies and intimidations of the Left but in support of the American families that desperately need it.

NCAA abuse of female athletes’ Title IX protections needs to be fought in court

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New court rulings open door to fight NCAA’s approval of transgender athletes

 

You may not believe this, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with its prime-time TV contracts and multi-million-dollar advertising budget, is a nonprofit organization under federal law. For decades the NCAA has been immune from Title IX lawsuits because it’s a nonprofit that doesn’t receive federal funds. But two federal courts have just redefined the meaning of “federal financial assistance” under Title IX and changed the equation for female athletes seeking to sue the NCAA.  

 

Last month, federal courts in Maryland and California ruled against religious schools in sexual harassment cases declaring their nonprofit tax-exempt status amounts to federal financial assistance. Under the same reasoning, it wouldn’t matter that the NCAA doesn’t receive federal money. The mere fact that the IRS grants it the privilege of being exempt from federal taxes amounts to financial assistance.  

 

While these opinions are rightfully criticized, their reasoning could pave the needed path for female student athletes to sue the NCAA for its discriminatory policy allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports.

 

Under policies forced by the NCAA, women are being exploited in ways never intended. Look no further than the real March Madness this year when school records at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) were shattered and an NCAA national title in women’s swimming was won by a male swimmer self-identifying as a woman. Lia Thomas’ records weren’t won by any measure of fairness or equity in women’s sports. They were stolen and only because the NCAA allowed it to happen…

 

Click here to read the rest of Doreen Denny’s FoxNews exclusive op-ed.

Press Release: Women’s Rights will be Violated by Biden Administration’s Title IX Rule

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For Immediate Release                                                              Contact:  CWA Comms Team

September 13, 2022                                                                     [email protected]

 

CWA Files Opposition Comment to Discriminatory Proposed Rule

 

Washington, D.C.  –  Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy women’s organization in the country, announced today that it filed a comment in opposition to the Biden Administration’s proposed Title IX (Rule) titled “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Educational Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance” (Docket ID # ED-2021-OCR-0166).  The Rule was proposed by President Joe Biden in June, and the comment period closed on September 12.

 

“Forcing a new interpretation of sex under Title IX is a direct threat to every woman and girl in America,” reads the comment letter addressed to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and signed by CWA CEO and President, Penny Nance.  “What this Rule does in practice is nothing less than erase our status and protections as female. There is an inherent and insurmountable conflict in the scope and application of sex discrimination proposed in this Rule that disproportionately harms biological women and girls. It is already happening today: female students are being assaulted in school restrooms; female athletes are forced to surrender their privacy in the locker room and lose their rightful opportunities in their own sports.

 

“Most certainly, the Department should not be gutting the very foundation of Title IX and the meaning of ‘sex’ with the vague, undefined, subjective category of ‘gender identity’ thus stripping women of vital protections under civil rights law. Mandating a new form of discrimination against women and girls is an affront to our dignity and humanity. Being male and female is an unchangeable fact of the natural world that differentiates human beings from conception. It is part of our genetic makeup.

 

“This Rule will straitjacket every educational program and activity to abide by its direct assault against our daughters and to perpetuate an insidious gender ideology that socializes students to believe they can be ‘born in the wrong body.’ The women of CWA object to this Rule in the strongest of terms.” 

 

Encouraged by CWA, thousands of women and men from every state across the country sent unique comments opposing this Rule.  A record-breaking number of comments were submitted according to the Department of Education.

 

For more information on opposition to the Rule by CWA and other likeminded organizations, please contact [email protected].

 

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

CWALAC Endorses State Representative Brian Seitz

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2022
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bev Ehlen, 314-608-0168

 

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee
Endorses Brian Seitz for State Legislative District 156.

 

St. Peters, Missouri— Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) has endorsed State Representative Brian Seitz in the 2022 State Legislative race for the 156th District. In making the announcement, CWALAC cited state representative Rep. Seitz’s record of standing firm on Concerned Women for America’s seven core issues. During the time that Rep. Seitz has spent at the State Capitol, he has consistently sponsored and supported legislation that would uphold the sanctity of life, education reform, parents’ rights, and limited government, as well as his opposition to policies that harm families. CWALAC acknowledges that much of Seitz’s ability to be effective for all Missourians is his understanding of our Founding Fathers’ intent when using timeless principles to draft our U.S. constitution and form our republic. Rep. Seitz is a constitutional conservative and understands the proper role of civil government.

 

“I believe Rep. Seitz will continue to defend the God-given rights of both the born and the unborn guaranteed in our Constitution and to work to ensure that future generations get to enjoy the blessings God has poured out on our country,” said Bev Ehlen, State Director for Concerned Women for America. “Rather than having government try to run our lives, Rep. Seitz believes each of us should be empowered to enjoy our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

 

“Brian Seitz has been an asset to the Missouri General Assembly. We believe he will continue to serve and represent the 156th Legislative District with sincerity, honesty, and integrity,” Ehlen concluded. “It is our pleasure to endorse his candidacy.”

 

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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 www.ConcernedWomen.org

Waiting on the Lord

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Jesus asked a simple question of the disciples, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46 NIV). He was stressing that He was to be Lord (the Master of our lives) not just called Lord. He commands, we obey. He leads, we follow. He plans, we execute. It is why Paul identified us as “slaves of Christ” (see Ephesians 6:5, for example).

 

This reality is most challenging when the command is for us to wait on the Lord. Listen to Psalm 27:14 (ESV), “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” As activists, we are geared towards action, which is not a bad thing—unless we are ignoring the command of the Lord at any given time to “Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10a NIV). The promises for our faithfulness in waiting are varied and glorious. Take Isaiah 40:31 (ESV), for example, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” or Lamentations 3:25 (ESV), “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” It is good to wait on the Lord!

 

But life is hard. We look at overwhelming injustice around us and we want action. This is always the case when it comes to legal matters. The courts move traditionally at a very slow pace. Resolution of one case merely means the start of the long and arduous appellate process that will take us, after multiple cases on a single issue, to a resolution at the Supreme Court.

 

The recent speech by the President or the  Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other intelligence agencies’ abuses and injustices that seem to only multiply are also other examples of areas of frustration where we want action. We want reform. We want accountability in the political landscape. That is fine, as long as we keep our heavenly kingdom perspective and ultimate hope, right? We cannot let hopelessness settle within our hearts.

 

But, if we are truthful with ourselves, some of us frankly get tired of waiting on the Lord. We still call Him Lord, but do not trust Him.

 

Let us repent of this attitude for “The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you…” (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).

 

Pray: “Father, recalibrate my heart, and recenter my gaze upon You, my Lord and my only source of hope. Amen.”

Back to School and “Gender Identity” Indoctrination

By | News and Events, Sexual Exploitation, Vulnerable Children | No Comments

As students return to classrooms, Biden’s LGBTQ Title IX Rule is on a fast track to enshrine a destructive rewrite of the meaning of “sex” into our nation’s civil rights laws that will force every school to indoctrinate students in “gender identity” ideology or face charges of sexual harassment and discrimination. 

 

Watch this brief video, The Hijacking of Title IX, to learn more about what is happening in schools that  Biden’s Rule will make permanent and take action.

 

Transactivist groups are working overtime to flood the Department of Education with comments demanding that this rule be finalized as written. They know if civil rights laws rewrite the meaning of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity, every school will be expected to promote the PRIDE agenda of LGBTQ activists, teach the “gender unicorn” and homosexual attraction in curriculum, and force girls to share restrooms, locker rooms, and their sports teams with any boy who declares he is a girl. Teenage girls struggling with body changes will be encouraged to trans-identify by taking testosterone and removing their breasts to appear masculine. 

 

This radical agenda will become the priority of our education system. The sword of Biden’s trans mandate will hijack the original intent of Title IX to protect women’s rights to equal opportunities in education. It will unleash a tyranny of indoctrination in our schools at every level of education, requiring them to affirm unlimited “sexual and gender identities,” self-declared “pronouns,” and secret “gender support plans” shielded from parental view. 

 

Comments opposing Biden’s radical rewrite of Title IX are the only way to prevent Biden’s LGBTQ Rule from becoming the law in every state. Every comment received before the September 12 deadline counts! 

 

Act Now! Watch The Hijacking of Title IX and click here to write a comment to the U.S. Department of Education telling why you oppose Biden’s Title IX Rule.

CWA Blasts Walmart in Joint Letter with Fellow Conservatives

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

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, signed a joint letter with CPAC and other conservative leaders to Mr. Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Inc., on Walmart’s decision to provide virtually unrestricted abortion benefits to its employees.

 

Read the letter below or click here to download a copy of the letter.

August 24, 2022

 

Mr. Doug McMillon

President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc.

702 SW 8th Street

Bentonville, AR 72716

 

Dear Mr. McMillon:

As the nation’s largest private employer and grocer, Walmart touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the freedom-loving world. Yet, millions of American consumers do not realize that by patronizing Walmart, they are funding woke policies they morally oppose.

 

A perfect example is abortion. In a recent revision to its leave policy, Walmart will now provide virtually unrestricted abortion benefits. In prior years, the company policy was to offer benefits related to abortion only in cases “when the health of the mother would be in danger if the fetus were carried to term, the fetus could not survive the birthing process, or death would be imminent after birth.” But now, Walmart has decided to encourage more abortions by deleting the condition that the mother’s health be in danger “if the fetus were carried to term.” The new policy just says it will cover abortions, “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” This lawyer-engineered language specifying health in this context means abortion on demand and they know it.  “Health risks” unrelated to the baby being carried to term covers mental stress, missing work, or any other reason whatsoever. Walmart is effectively providing funding to their 1.6 million employees and their dependents to cover abortion on demand, including expenditures for the abortion procedure and travel costs and when not available within 100 miles.

 

The bottom line is that Walmart-supported abortions are sure to increase in the coming years— more babies laid at the altar of “choice” because of your financial contributions. It also does not escape our attention that supporting such a heinous policy conveniently keeps women at their Walmart jobs rather than at home caring for themselves and their babies.

 

Not only is your pro-abortion policy reprehensible, but your touting of a small increase in adoption benefits as a way to atone for what you know to be an immoral, anti-woman policy is offensive, especially for women. Why was the increase not offered before? Why now? Americans know why.

 

Abortion is not the only issue where Walmart seems almost eager to offend mainstream conservatives.  Whether it is the company’s $100 million embrace of so-called “racial equity” or its effort to punish Republicans for questioning the integrity of the 2020 election, Walmart has sadly become just another woke leftist institution.

 

Surely as board members with a fiduciary responsibly to your shareholders, you must understand the Walmart’s increasingly woke policies are alienating millions of your customers who will take their business elsewhere. Your founder Sam Walton would be appalled.

 

In the past, Walmart has relied on conservative organizations and office holders to further policies that benefited Walmart, its shareholders, and its customers. And when anti-capitalist politicians and activists attacked the company for its success and profitability, we stepped up to defend Walmart.

 

We stood by the company because it was generally pro-family and because we embrace free enterprise and believe in the benefits of capitalism. We can no longer tolerate your leftist policy agenda – particularly when it facilitates the harming of innocent human life.

 

The political calculus of embracing woke policies to curry favor with leftist politicians might make sense to some.  But we can neither condone such a cynical strategy nor forgive Walmart for adopting it. Conservatives who seek a government that reflects their values should take their business elsewhere.  And no self-proclaimed conservative official or conservative organization should accept funding from Walmart while it supports the policies of the woke left.

 

Sincerely,

William L. Walton, CPAC Executive Board Member

 

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA)

 

Mercedes Schlapp, Fmr. Senior White House Official, President’s George W. Bush and Donald Trump Administrations

 

Matt Whitaker, Fmr. Acting U.S Attorney General

 

Dr. Ben Carson, Founder and Chairman, American Cornerstone Institute & Fmr. U.S Secretary of H.U.D

 

Jim Demint, Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute and Fmr. U.S Senator (SC)

 

Mark Meadows, Senior Partner, Conservative Partnership Institute and Fmr. U.S Congressman (NC)

 

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

 

Amb. Ken Blackwell, Former Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission

 

Terry Schilling, President, American Principles Project

 

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

 

Bob McEwen, Executive Director, Council for National Policy and Fmr. U.S Congressman (OH)

 

Jenny Beth Martin

 

Randy Neugebauer, Fmr. U.S Congressman (TX)

 

Bob Beauprez, Fmr. U.S Congressman (CO)

 

Cc:

Gregory Penner, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Cesar Conde, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Timothy Flynn, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Sarah Friar, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Carla Harris, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Tom Horton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Marissa Mayer, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Doug McMillon, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Randall Stephenson, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Robson Walton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

Steuart Walton, Board of Directors – Walmart Inc.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise

Chair of the House Republican Conference Elise Stefanik

Rep. Jim Jordan, Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Scott Perry, Chairman – House Freedom Caucus

Rep. Jim Banks, Chairman – Republican Study Committee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Republican Nominee for Governor, Arkansas

Are You an Encourager? The Virginia State Legislature Needs You!

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Our state legislators depend on our prayers and support. They have a difficult job and pouring God’s Word and encouragement into their lives, through handwritten notes, is just one way that we can show the love of Christ through the ministry of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia. Our Encourage-A-Legislator Program (EAL) does just that!

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, we need to pray and encourage them. As prayers are offered on behalf of our legislators, and they receive your postcards, hearts are changed and encouraged.

 

This next legislative session, CWA of Virginia needs you to help us deliver prayers and notes of encouragement.

Answer the call. Sign up today!

 

Contact our EAL Coordinator, Janet Stasulli, to get involved. Janet has done an outstanding job administrating this program for 11 years! She looks forward to hearing from you! Janet can be reached at [email protected], or (434)525-6705. Provide her with your name and physical mailing address, along with how many legislators you would like to encourage.

Janet Stasulli, EAL Coordinator

Walmart’s Woke Abortion Policy

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Below is a message we received regarding Walmart’s new plan to expand abortion coverage for employees. Such a far cry from the beliefs of their founder.

This new expansion of abortion coverage is a slap in the face to millions of Americans who oppose abortion and who have looked to Walmart as a family-friendly alternative to other big-name brands like Target that have been on the wrong side of family issues for years.

 

Walmart has turned its back on its constituents and has chosen to feed the dangerous lie that the value of life is dependent on circumstance. We believe in protecting the life and health of the mother; however, the intentional and direct termination of a baby via an abortion procedure is never required to do so.

Please join us in contacting Walmart to share your disappointment with their new policy and urge them to stop buying into lies in order to appease the woke mob.

 

CONTACT WALMART:

Copy/paste the text from our sample comment sharing your disappointment with Walmart’s new policy.

 

To submit your comment to Walmart Corporate, click here, select company feedback and questions, and paste our template text or your own comment into the text box.

 

Updates! Join us at the Pennsylvania Annual March for Life

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The 2nd Annual Pennsylvania March for Life is less than one month away! Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania and thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state in Harrisburg Monday, September 19.  Let’s celebrate life together at the first post-Roe March for Life!  

 

CWA of Pennsylvania had a strong presence at last year’s march (see pics below), and I would love for you to meet up and march with us this year. Drop me an email if you plan to attend, and I will send a meet-up location as the event draws closer.

 

Event Details:
Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 11:00 a.m. — Rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol (Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg)  Noon — Pennsylvania March for Life begins.

 

Download a printable map outlining the day’s events. This map and additional event details are also available here

 

Signs: We will provide signs, or you can bring life-affirming homemade signs.

 

Bus transportation: We estimate at least 100 buses are already planning to attend the Pennsylvania March for Life!  To see if a bus is leaving from your area, please contact Tina Brumagen at [email protected].

 

Volunteers: With a rally and march this big, we’re in need of a variety of volunteers to assist with parking, security, set-up, tear-down, bus greeters, and for people to guide the marchers along the route!  Here is a Volunteer Form available for anyone interested in helping the Pennsylvania March for Life in one or more volunteer opportunities. 

 

Please make plans to attend. The March for Life is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for life and to send a message that Pennsylvanians want strong pro-life legislation passed in the state. I hope to see YOU there!

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran
State Director