Click here to RSVP for our Women for Kavanaugh, “I Stand with Brett” Rally in Washington, DC, this Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12)
What sets CWA apart from other organizations? It is our emphasis on prayer and action at the grassroots.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord … and who labors fervently in prayer. The greatest force for change on behalf of our families and country is indeed prayer and the responsibilities that come with our citizenship in a free country. All the resources of God Almighty are at our disposal, and He rules in all the affairs of men, and nothing is too hard for Him.
Stop Now, Pray and Act
Pray: Pray for our U.S. Senators. Pray for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Senate Majority Leader. Pray that the schemes of those attempting to discredit Judge Kavanaugh would be thwarted. Pray for the Senate as a whole, may Judge Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed.
“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. The heart of the wise inclines to the right but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as he walks along the road, the fools lack sense” (Ecclesiastes 9:17- 10:3a).
The Bible tells us “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
The armor of our warfare hangs on prayer and is activated by prayer. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
God bless you for your prayer and action,
Balance between both prayer and action is vital for all believers. James speaks of this when commending heroes of the faith, “You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone,” (James 2:24). Let us keep this in mind as we consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Time to Pray and Act on Behalf of Judge Kavanaugh
The circus continues with regards to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U. S. Supreme Court. As you know, his opponents continue to promote confusion and hysteria about Judge Kavanaugh’s character day after day.
CWA CEO and President Penny Nance wrote about Christine Blasey Ford’s recent accusation against Kavanaugh in USA Today: Kavanaugh, too? Christine Blasey Ford’s Account is Missing Key Details of Assault.
Our own U.S. Senator and Judicial Committee member Mazie Hirono (D) has been outrageous in this process, demanding, “men of this country and the men in this committee” need to “just shut up and step up.” This is unacceptable! CWA’s Doreen Denny, Director of Government Relations, had a great comeback to Hirono’s comments, Sen. Hirono Should Step Up for Justice. (Note that since the writing of this article a date of this Thursday has been set for the accuser to testify.)
Please continue to contact Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) about this nomination, despite their public statements of opposition to Kavanaugh. Just as with nominations to lower courts, the opposition is attempting to obstruct this nomination by using delay tactics. If our senators don’t hear from us and only hear from the other side of the debate, they’ll be able to say that we don’t appear to care or have given up on this nomination. Please do not give them reason to oppose President Trump’s second nominee to our highest court in the land.
If you don’t do it, who will?
- Call and email both of our Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz (D) and Mazie Hirono (D), and politely ask them to confirm the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.
Sen Schatz: email and call 202-224-3934 (D.C.) or 808-523-2061 (Hawaii)
Sen. Hirono: email and call 202-224-6361 (D.C.) or 808-522-8970 (Hawaii) As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, please ask Sen. Hirono to both vote for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh as committee member as well as when it goes to the Senator floor for a vote.
- Please send this e-alert to friends and family and also encourage them to both pray and act.
Please Pray: “Dear Father, thank You for Your mercy on our nation. We pray right now that You will lead the senators to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to continue that mercy. Help us thirst for justice and remember its true meaning. Forgive us for perverting it and seeking our own prideful ways, instead of what is truly good and true. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke
Barbara J. Ferraro, State Director
CWA of Hawaii
Partner with CWA of Hawaii through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Hawaii. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Hawaii, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of HI” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Hawaii, 15-682 Puni Mauka Loop S., Pahoa, HI 96778. Or, contribute online.
Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated. Thank you!
Wednesday, October 10, is the deadline to register to vote or change your address if you’ve moved since you’ve last voted. Click here for more information.
On November 6, we will each have the opportunity to vote for those who best represent our views at the county, state and federal levels. As Christians we want individuals holding public office who will make decisions regarding laws and public policy that build the family, not tear it down. The election ballot in November will have both candidates and issues on it that will need careful consideration by we who want to protect the unborn, definition of the family, religious rights and more.
Deuteronomy 1:13 says, “Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.” May we make every effort to do the same.
Have you moved since the last time you voted? Or, have you never registered to vote? No problem! You simply need to do so by October 11 in order to vote on Tuesday, November 6. Click here to do. Mark November 6 on your calendar.
Are you ready to go a step farther? Are you ready to make an impact beyond yourself? Please encourage your pastor to allow you to hold a voter registration drive in your church so the members are both encouraged and ready to vote on November 6. The IRS guidelines indicate that a church may sponsor or conduct a nonpartisan voter registration.
Concerned Women for America of Missouri has prepared a free Voter Registration Drive packet for our members and friends. The packet includes instructions and materials on how to conduct a voter registration drive as well as the materials needed. We suggest churches host voter registrations on the weekends of September 29-30 and Oct. 6-7.
Everything you need to coordinate a registration drive is below except for voter cards that you need to order in time to have a September 29-30 and Oct. 6-7 drive. The link is below, titled “Voter Registration Application Form.”
If you have any questions and/or would like to host a voter registration drive, please contact me. I am happy to assist.
Voter Registration Drive Packet:
Letter to the Pastor – Email or bring a copy of this with you when you ask your pastor/church if you can do a voter registration table at your church.
Church Voter Registration Coordinator Information sheet
General Voter Information
Voter Registration Application Form
Request for Missouri Absentee Ballot sheet
Absentee Voter Instructions
2018 Missouri Election Calendar
Flyers, handouts, and posters:
Political Guidelines for Churches and Pastors
Voters Decide the Future of America flyer
Old Enough to Vote flyer
Are You Registered to Vote flyer
Did You Know flyer
Registration Drive poster
Party Platform Comparison
Washington, D.C. — U.S. House-Senate conference appropriators wrapped up business on fiscal year 2019 spending bills today, choosing to tack on a short-term continuing resolution for remaining agencies as a rider to the Department of Defense/Labor-HHS-Education appropriations package.
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America issued the following statement in response:“It is highly disappointing that the only “rider” conference negotiators could make a deal on was a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. Conservative House appropriators fought the good fight for many new pro-life and conscience protection provisions that are desperately needed to prevent taxpayer funds from propping up the abortion industry year after year.
“We need leaders to stand up for innocent life and stand firm to make progress. It won’t come without the willingness to fight to the end for our principles. If deals were made in these negotiations, then it’s pretty clear who was on the losing side. Our members want to see results, and unfortunately, once again, pro-life and conscience protection priorities were sidelined.”