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The Truth About Socialism Lesson 1

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Do you want to understand what socialism is and how it impacts society? Or, how to respond to socialist promises like – Free Stuff! – healthcare and college? This lessons by Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of International Affairs Dr. Shea Garrison will help you understand why this seemingly benign philosophy has been disastrous wherever it has been implemented. This is part 1 in a series presented by the CWA Academy for Conservative Principles.

Click here for a digital copy of the booklet referenced in the lesson.

Nance: Norma McCorvey’s Testimony Reveals Roe v. Wade’s Foundation of Lies

By | Family Issues, Feminist / Women's Issues, Legal, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, Social / Cultural Issues, Uncategorized | No Comments

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Young Nance wrote the following op-ed published on CNS News.

“It is always sobering to stand and contemplate the destruction and devastation left along the pathway of “Hurricane” Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that invented a right to abortion. It is worse than any of the modern-day disasters we have experienced. More than sixty million babies now lost.

In light of a new documentary airing Friday — “AKA Jane Roe” — today is yet another day of mourning as we now hear a new tragic explanation that only adds to the injustice and confusion that is Roe.

The Supreme Court case was not only plainly an unconstitutional exercise in judicial activism, it was also the result of a wicked plan to deceive the public into something it never wanted. And now, this 2020 documentary, produced by Nick Sweeney, whose body of work informs viewers of his agenda, paints a picture of even more injustice and deception surrounding the complicated and sorrow-filled life of Norma McCorvey.”

Read Penny’s Entire Op-Ed Here:

Thank You and Two Important Updates

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I wanted to share with you two updates:

#1. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina’s 2020 Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project has had the largest response we have ever had in the many years we have sponsored this project. Surely there has never been a more critical time to encourage our elected officials! We yearn to strengthen them as we pray for them to take a more courageous stand for the cause of liberty and righteousness, and hopefully this includes those who do not agree with us in ideology. May each official fully realize we are covering them in prayer – not challenging them by any political perspective – and affirming them in such a way that they are edified and encouraged. What bridge-builders we all may be!

Thank you to the 70 people who volunteered this year! 219 elected officials are covered, and because numerous people requested multiple officials, almost 30% of them will be prayed for and receive encouragement cards from more than one person! You can read more about the EAL Project here.

#2. Our 20th Annual Day at the Capitol, which was scheduled for June 3, has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions at the General Assembly. We are hoping we can re-schedule for some time in July. Stay tune for further updates.

Let us keep our President and Vice President and their families in our prayers. And as we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, let us remember this quote from General Douglas MacArthur, United States Five Star General who served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II, “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”

So, we pray this Scripture from Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Missouri: Great News to Report!

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Thank you! Missourians spoke up and the
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services responded.

As you recall, earlier this week, I sent an alert asking you to speak out on the attempted power grab by Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). We just got word, the Department of Community DHSS has withdrawn the emergency amendment that was put in place, and will withdraw the 19 CSR 20-20.050 at the end of the public comment period! Thanks be to God!

“For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4

A special thanks to those who prayed and took action by sending a letter to Adam Crumbliss, Director, Division of Community and Public Health of the DHSS.

Gratefully yours,
Bev Ehlen
State Director

Calls Needed on Fraud Inviting Vote-By-Mail Legislation

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Illinois House Passes Vote-By-Mail Expansion Bill for the 2020 General Election.

Thursday evening, May 21, the Illinois House voted 72-43 to pass SB 1863, vote-by-mail legislation for the 2020 General Election amid COVID-19 concerns.  The measure passed along party lines, with Democrats, who hold a supermajority in the House, advancing the bill. See how your representative voted.

SB 1863 was introduced last year as an education bill and passed by the Senate. This week, the original bill language was removed (gutted) in the House and replaced with the election language via Amendment 5.

SB 1863 will now move to the Illinois Senate.

If passed, the bill will amend current election laws and does the following for the 2020 General Election:

  • Provides for changes to vote by mail. Under the bill, voters who have cast a ballot since 2018 will automatically be sent a vote-by-mail application.
  • Designates November 3, 2020, a State holiday applying to all public schools, and state and local government offices across the state.
  • Provides the State Board of Elections with emergency rulemaking authority.
  • Gives County Clerks the authority to extend early voting.
  • Allows students 16 years of age and older to serve as an election judge in polling places.
  • Repeals the election law changes on January 1, 2021.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker described the Democrat-crafted bill as a “reasonable compromise.” Republicans fear it will invite voter fraud.

Take Action

  • Contact your state senator and urge him/her to oppose SB 1863. Tell him/her to leave the present election laws in place. Click here to find your senator’s contact information. Be sure to tell them you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Illinois.
  • Forward this alert to your family, friends, as well as churches in your area.

Please join me in prayer that the state of Illinois will have honest elections free from voter fraud.

Debbie Leininger
State Director

Mail-In Voting: Contact Gov. Parson and Ask Him to Veto SB631!

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Please contact Gov. Mike Parson and ask him to veto SB631, which allows mail-in voting for the 2020 August and November elections.  The conference report on SB631 was passed on the last day of the session with the ballot integrity protections stripped from the bill. SB631 disenfranchises Missouri voters by providing new opportunities for vote fraud.

Contact Information:
Office of Governor Michael L. Parson
P.O. Box 720 / Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222
Online email form

Here is the statement issued Friday by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft opposing the final version of SB631, which allows mail-in voting without ballot integrity protections.

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued the following statement in regard to Senate Bill 631:

“Over the past few months, I have been working with county clerks and legislators to create bi-partisan legislation that would enable Missourians to vote safely and securely in view of Covid-19 concerns.  I supported HCS for SB 552, because it allowed marginal expansion of absentee voting with safeguards of notarized ballots and a sunset clause. The bill also provided for a photo ID requirement, which Missourians overwhelmingly approved in 2016.

“The legislators in conference stripped the safeguards and voter ID from SB 631. Without the agreed upon safeguards, I have grave concerns that this bill will make voting less secure and jeopardize the integrity of our elections.”

Please pray before you call Gov. Parson. Please pray for the integrity of our elections in Missouri, that each person who is eligible to vote and wants to vote will vote.

“But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens” Exodus 18:21.

If you have any questions, please contact me.


Bev Ehlen
State Director

Bearing the Burden of Proof: What the 1990’s in the Senate Should Have Taught Joe Biden

By | Feminist / Women's Issues, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Politics/National Sovereignty, Social / Cultural Issues | No Comments

CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny published the following op-ed in Townhall:

“Joe Biden is now bearing the burden of proof from 27-year-old sexual assault allegations from former staffer Tara Reade. Reviewing the lessons members of Congress should have learned in the 1990’s – lessons from the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings to the Contract with America– makes Biden’s tone-deaf denials even more fantastical.

In 1994, midway through President Bill Clinton’s first term, the Contract with America galvanized voters in federal elections with its pledge to make Congress more accountable to the American people. Its success installed a Republican majority in the House and Senate who promised major legislative reforms, the first being to apply all laws to Congress that apply to the rest of the country.

In 1995, as soon as the 104th Congress was sworn in, Republicans went to work to pass the Congressional Accountability Act. To symbolize their high priority for action, it was introduced as H.R. 1 in the House and S. 2 in the Senate. The bill proposed to extend the same workplace protections against discrimination required of the private sector to the legislative branch. Until then, Congress had not been willing or accountable to live under standards they imposed on the rest of American workplaces, including laws against sexual harassment and assault.”

Read Doreen’s Entire Piece Here:


Speak Out Concerning Gov. Pritzker’s Unconstitutional Overreach

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s emergency rule extends Illinois’ shutdown
150 days and criminalizes non-compliant Illinois citizens.

Gov.  J.B. Pritzker filed an emergency rule late Friday, May 15, that if approved will punish businesses that open to customers despite Illinois’ illegal lock-down orders. Presently under the Illinois Constitution, the governor only has the authority to lock down the state for thirty days. The state has been under lockdown for more than two months.

The proposed amendment to the emergency rule will:

  • Extend the governor’s authority from 30 to 150 days.
  • Fine designated nonessential businesses that open for business with a Class A misdemeanor (fine between $75 – $2,500).
  • Force local boards and authorities to enforce the rules and regulations. “All local boards of health, health authorities and officers, police officers, sheriffs and all other officers and employees of the state or any locality shall enforce the rules and regulations so adopted and orders issued by the Department pursuant to this Section.”

Media Coverage

  • According to WTTW reporter Amanda Vinich’s online report, “Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, said in a statement Sunday: ‘These rules are a legal overreach and beyond the scope of the Governor’s authority. It will be a dark day in Illinois when we charge small businesses with a jailable crime for salvaging their livelihoods.’”
  • Read the Edgar County Illinois Leaks coverage of Gov. Pritzker’s emergency rule here.

CWA of Illinois is calling on the state lawmakers sitting on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to vote to reject the governor’s unilateral power grab. Without public outcry, this order could be rubber-stamped any day.

Take Action

Call the members of the JCAR today. Ask them to oppose this overreach by Gov. Pritzker by voting no on the emergency rules.

  • Co-Chairman Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-District18): (217) 782-5145
  • Co-Chairman Keith Wheeler (R-District 50): (217) 782-1486
  • Sen. John Curran (R-District 41): (217) 782-9407
  • Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-District 4): (217) 782-8505
  • Sen. Tony Munoz (D-District 1): (217) 782-9415
  • Sen. Sue Rezin (R-District 38): (217) 782-3840
  • Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-District58): (217) 782-8137
  • Rep. Tom Demmer (R-District 90): (217) 782-0535
  • Rep. Mike Halpin (D-District 72): (217) 782-5970
  • Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-District 35)
  • Rep. Steven Reick (R-District 63): (217) 782-1717
  • Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-District 32): (217) 782-1702

Prayer Points

  • Financial restoration for non-essential businesses, churches, organizations, etc. lost from the COVID-19 shutdown.
  • An abrupt halt of COVID-19 in our nation.
  • Comfort for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and protection for those fighting against this invisible enemy.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” Psalm 91:1-2.

Debbie Leininger
State Director

Missourians: Speak Up for First Amendment Rights

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has proposed amendment 19 CSR 20-20.050 to obtain the authority to enact emergency rules and therefore, control the activities of Missourians even when no state of emergency is declared. The DHSS director, or someone authorized to do so, would have the power to declare another “pandemic” and suspend our constitutional rights as they see fit.

Action Needed
Contact the director of the Missouri DHSS if you do not support this proposed power grab. Comments must be submitted in writing to the address below and must be received by May 30, 2020.

Adam Crumbliss, Director
Division of Community and Public Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Sample letter:
Dear Mr. Crumbliss,

I am writing to oppose the proposed amendment to 19 CSR 20-20.050.

Sections (3) and (4) would give an unelected person the power to declare a statewide pandemic, close public and private places indefinitely (including schools and churches), and limit the size of public and private gatherings.

This violates the First Amendment rights of the people to peaceably assemble and a person’s right to exercise one’s religion.

Please withdraw the proposed amendment.

I look forward to your reply.


Your name and address

Please pray as you write your note to Mr. Crumbliss. Pray that our first amendment rights will be honored by the Missouri DHSS.

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper …” (Isaiah 54:17)

If you have any questions, please contact me.

In Truth and Righteousness,
Bev Ehlen
State Director

Judge Who Banned Calling Trans Athletes ‘Male’ Has A History Of Favoring Sexual Predators

By | Feminist / Women's Issues, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Social / Cultural Issues | No Comments

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Young Nance wrote the following op-ed published in The Federalist:

“The year was 2010. President Barack Obama was in office, and Democrats controlled the Senate. Obama could practically get any judge he wanted, but he could not get his nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Robert Chatigny, confirmed based on Chatigny’s track record of favoring sexual predators over women and children. Now this same judge is prejudicing the case against female athletes by imposing a speech code on their counsel.

Judge Chatigny has a very troubling record. As I wrote at the time, serial killer Michael Ross explained in a documentary how he bound 14-year-old Leslie Shelley, stuffed her in his car trunk, and “took the other [14-year-old] girl, April Brunais, out, and I raped her and killed her, and I put her in the front seat.” Ross said he had killed eight women and girls, ranging in age from 14 to 25, and if he hadn’t been arrested, he would still be killing.

Yet Chatigny said Ross “never should have been convicted.” Chatigny suggested that “sexual sadism is clearly a mitigating factor.” So, according to this judge, sexual sadists deserve less time in prison because they are sick.”

Read Penny’s Entire Piece Here:

Penny Nance: Hypocritical Liberals ‘Believe’ Tara Reade, But They Will Vote for Joe Biden Anyway

By | Feminist / Women's Issues, News and Events, Social / Cultural Issues, Uncategorized | No Comments

CWA’s CEO and President Penny Young Nance wrote the following op-ed published in The Washington Times.

“Remember when Senate Democrats, Hollywood A listers and their media shills decreed that we must always “believe women?” Well, apparently that’s over now. Tara Reade’s sexual assault accusations against Vice President Joe Biden have forced them to change the narrative exposing what we always knew was a cynical plot against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Concerned Women for America (CWA), the organization I lead, had leaders from around the country present for every second of the now infamous Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. We saw Alyssa Milano in her “Believe Women” sash, supporting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. She was one of the most vocal supporters of the #Metoo movement (though not the only one by any stretch) and adamant that we must believe women. “I believe survivors. No on Kavanaugh,” read the sign she carried around.

The evidence didn’t matter to them. Justice Kavanaugh was guilty from the beginning — even before an investigation. And certainly after, though no new information surfaced. Remember, Justice Kavanaugh had undergone, not one, not two or three, but six background investigations before being nominated to the Supreme Court. There was nothing to back up Dr. Ford’s claims. The people who Dr. Ford said were with her at the alleged party denied ever being there with her. Those were her friends. And she did not remember anything else. She did not remember the exact date or the place. Nothing backed up her story.”

Read Penny’s Entire Op-Ed Here:


Kansans: A Few Things You Can Do

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“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

So much is happening around us that can cause people to wonder, “what in the world is going on?” We are watching friends and fellow Kansans lose their livelihoods out of no fault of their own; we know people who have contracted the coronavirus, and there appears to be an all-out assault on our civil liberties, especially our economic and religious liberties.

Few can argue the fact that leading up to COVID-19, there was an increasing apathy toward the things that matter to God. Our state and nation have traded the goodness of God for what the world has to offer.

I don’t know about you, but Gov. Laura Kelly’s strong-arm governance model of ruling over businesses, churches, and the citizens of Kansas and recent events such as Luke Aichele, a barber from McPherson, Kansas, who was threatened with arrest for opening his shop in order to feed his family has stirred in me an even deeper commitment to want to make a difference in Kansas and our country.

Take Action:

  • Pray for the Kansas state legislature that will be meeting for a one-day session on Thursday, May 21. Please pray that the governor and legislature will seek to do what is in the best interest of Kansans.  Much prayer is needed for this one-day session.
  • Contact your state senator and representative before Thursday, May 21, and let them know you are praying for them. Some have had sickness and even deaths in their families. Locate your two legislators here. Enter your information in the left panel under Find Your Legislator. Be sure to let them know you are with Concerned Women for America of Kansas.
  • Send this e-alert to family and friends.

Please Pray: Dear Father, please hear our cry as we plead for the opportunity to reopen our state so that businesses can once again be open, and all Kansas can go back to work.  We pray for Gov. Laura Kelly, who seems to think the strong arm of the government and ruling over the people is the correct way to govern. Show her, Lord, that freedom means the ability for citizens to govern their own lives in the safest possible way so they can earn a living.  We also pray for our legislators, especially the leadership of the House and Senate as they come back on May 21.  Give them wisdom and courage to do what is in the best interest of our state.  Amen

Psalm 37:1-4.  “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;  for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

God is in charge!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

U.S. National Intelligence Priority: WHO Director-General’s Ties to Communist China

By | International, News and Events, Uncategorized | No Comments

CWA’s Vice President of International Affairs, Dr. Shea Garrison, wrote the following op-ed published on CNS News.

“In his Senate confirmation hearing last week, Trump’s pick for Director of National Intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), remarked that the Chinese authoritarian regime is working diligently “to supplant us as the world’s superpower.”

The fact that Communist China strategically orchestrates its goal of world domination by infiltrating, influencing, and funding organizations and leaders in the U.S. and around the world, should be taken very seriously by U.S. national intelligence.

Although the extent of the World Health Organization’s collaboration with China is still to be determined, investigation is warranted into WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party — ties which may be critically relevant to the early spread of coronavirus and which are still potentially dangerous.

During Tedros’ campaign for WHO director general, the Ethiopian Registrar made a series of allegations in an article called “Why TPLF is Desperately Fighting for Dr. Tedros to be the Next DG of the WHO.” The TPLF, or Tigray People’s Liberation Front, is an historically Marxist-Leninist revolutionary party which ruled under cover of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front during Tedros’ time as minister of foreign affairs. Tedros is one of the nine executive members or “politburo” of the TPLF.

Read Dr. Garrison’s Entire Piece Here:

Podcast: #MeToo Kavanaugh v. Biden – Due Process In All Cases

By | Culture, Legislative Updates, News and Events | No Comments

Now that Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is accused by Tara Reade of Sexual Assault, the same democratic senators like Kirsten Gillibrand and Maize Hirono and Hollywood celebrities like Alyssa Milano and Amy Schumer are echoing our very sentiments from the Kavanaugh days of due process! At the end of the day, principles and consistency are important. Women should have the freedom to come forward and tell their stories but it must be investigated. Listen as our CEO and President, Penny Nance hosts and our VP of Government Relations, Doreen Denny discuss the latest.

Click Here to Hear This Latest Podcast.

Save The Date! CWA of Pennsylvania to Host State-Wide Virtual Prayer/Action Meeting

By | Pennsylvania, States | No Comments

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is looking forward to our first-ever state-wide virtual Prayer/Action meeting!  We are well on our way to establishing a strong state organization to help our members across the state to bring Biblical principles into public policy. As you are aware, there is a cultural battle raging across our great state and country, and CWA of Pennsylvania is preparing to be on the frontline to protect those values through prayer and action. Will you join us?

I invite you to join this special Prayer/Action Meeting on Thursday, May 21. It will be a wonderful time to learn firsthand about the work we do here in the state, how you can get involved, how you can advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you, and to pray for our state and country.

Join Vanessa Saylor, CWA of Pennsylvania’s Chapter Coordinator, and me as we welcome Tanya Ditty, CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations and guest speaker Mario Diaz, CWA’s General Counsel and Constitutional Law Expert. We are bombarded daily with a flurry of contradicting reports from the mainstream media. Now more than ever we are in a truth crisis. I was taught that truth has a sound and as God’s people, we must separate truth from the flood of destructive reports we hear. Mario will share on this topic and address the question, “Is the Media the Enemy of the People?”

We are stronger together, and I look forward to linking arms with you for such a time as this!

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your network of friends. You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – Anywhere You Are!
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register.
Upon registration, we will email you the link to the virtual meeting in addition to a phone number for those who would like to call into the meeting.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director


A Few Simple Things You Can Do

By | Maine | No Comments

So much is happening around us that can cause people to wonder “what in the world is going on?” We are watching friends and fellow Mainers lose their livelihoods out of no fault of their own; we know people who have contracted the coronavirus, and there appears to be an all-out assault on our civil liberties, especially our religious liberties.


Few can argue the fact that leading up to COVID-19, there was an increasing apathy toward the things that matter to God. Our state and nation have traded the goodness of God for what the world has to offer. And we have become less concerned about telling others about Jesus.

I don’t know about you, but recent events have stirred in me an even deeper commitment to want to make a difference in my country. And more importantly, I want others to experience the peace that only Jesus Christ can offer. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that any should perish.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is rooted in prayer. We believe the Bible is our standard for living and that a country and its people will only thrive when the foundation is built on His truths. So even in these uncertain times there are ways to engage, and I wanted to offer several ways you can take action and pray.

Take Action:

  • Ask the Lord to show you a person(s) who needs prayer and then be sure to pray for them.
  • Ask the Lord to guide you to a person with whom you can share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The simplest way to do it is just to share what Jesus means to you and what He has done in your life. Use these verses to guide your conversation: John 3:16 and Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10, and 10:13.
  • Send this message to family and friends.

Please Pray: Dear Father, we are struggling worldwide because of this pandemic.  It is a perfect opportunity to share the Gospel as people share their own personal struggles.  Please show each reader of this message at least one person with whom to share Your truth.  As You do this, it will be confirmation that You want it done.  May You have the glory.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

“This world is not our home; we are just a passing through.”  Everything we do for God will last for eternity.  May you be blessed by knowing God used You to enlarge His Kingdom.



Penny Morrell
State Director

The U.S. Constitution – Part 3

By | Legal, News and Events | No Comments

Concerned Women for America (CWA) General Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq. continues his journey helping us understand America’s founding documents and the principles which guard our liberty. Part III delves into Article II of the Constitution, which focuses on the Executive Branch.

Part IV is scheduled for release on May 20 at 3PM on Facebook Live. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you can be notified to join us live!

The U.S. Constitution Series – Part II

The U.S. Constitution Series – Part I

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