Heartbeat Bill Moving! Act Today!

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We are in the final stretch of the Heartbeat Bill.  S.1, The SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act passed the South Carolina Senate, and the life of the unborn now rests with the South Carolina House. If passed, S.1 would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (6-8 weeks) and would be the strongest pro-life bill passed in our state legislature.

The House is set to start debate this week, and we need your help to get it over the finish line. 

Please take action!

  1. Call and/or email your state representative and urge him or her to support S1 and pass this legislation with no amendment. If you are unsure who your representative is, please click here. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Carolina, be sure to let them know.
  2. Please forward this information to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this life-saving legislation.

Please continue to pray. Pray for strength for our legislature to stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves. Please pray for your representative specifically by name as you contact them.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

Madison Rainey
State Director

Two Bills to Curb Sex Trafficking

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Two good bills addressing the issue of sex trafficking will be heard in committee Tuesday, February 16. Lisa Gennaro, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota Legislative Liaison and member of the West River Sex Trafficking Task Force, testified on SB126 Thursday, February 11. The final vote in committee will be Tuesday, February 16, along with consideration of SB148.

SB126 will establish the crime of possession, manufacturing, or distribution of obscene dolls. Child sex dolls can lead to sexual desires with live children and then abuse and traffick them. Manufactures of child sex dolls may argue that dolls offer a safe outlet for “urges” that would otherwise be carried out on living children. This argument is ridiculous! According to Peter Fagan from John Hopkins School of Medicine, these dolls encourage abuse of real children. Let’s keep this state grounded in morals and decency and protect our children.

SB148 will establish the crime of torture of a human trafficking victim and provide a penalty therefor. SB148 will make it a Class 2 felony for torture, pain, or mental pain inflicted upon any person. Victims of human trafficking suffer from the time they are coerced and abused into doing acts for their handler. Human trafficking takes a person’s dignity and freedom away. The handler needs to be held accountable for their actions.

ACTION:  Contact your state senator and ask him or her to support SB148 and SB126.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Call the Senate lobby at (605) 773-3821. You may email your senator here. If you do not know who your senate is, click here. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Dakota, be sure to let them know. 

PRAYER: Father, we ask that You protect victims of the crime of sexual abuse from further harm and them deliver them from their captors. Let them know that they are created in Your image and that You love them.  We pray that those who do this evil against humanity will be deeply convicted and cease their crime.

Linda Schauer
State Director

Action Needed NOW on Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

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Happy Valentine’s Day! God’s love never fails us, does it? Take this opportunity to demonstrate God’s love for all; be a voice calling for the protection of life!

On Monday, February 15, HB 1415, the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill, will be voted on by the full House. E-mails and phone calls to the North Dakota state House members are critical to stopping this bill.

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota gave written testimony and testified before the House Human Services Committee in opposition to HB 1415. You responded to my e-alert and made calls and sent e-mails to the committee members. They heard you and gave the bill a “Do Not Pass” recommendation!

Please Take Action:
#1: E-mail your two Representatives and ask them to vote “No” on HB 1415. You may find the name and contact information for your Representatives here or send an e-mail message to every member of the House. E-mail addresses for all House Members are listed below my signature line.

Suggested message:
Please vote “No” on HB 1415. Physician-assisted suicide devalues human life. There is no “death with dignity” when a person is helped to end their own life.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2: Forward this e-mail to family and friends! Every e-mail message and every phone call are counted!

Please Pray: This season of our lives is so challenging, and God knew we would need these words of encouragement: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Linda Thorson
State Director


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Upcoming North Carolina Pro-life Events

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The sanctity of human life is one of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) seven core issues. It is one of supreme importance as the Biden Administration has reversed the excellent pro-life policies of President Trump. We urge you to pray fervently for the vulnerable pre-born children, their mothers, and families, to stand in the gap and take action whenever the opportunities arises, participate in pro-life walks, and other events.

CWA of North Carolina invites you to join us at two pro-life events in February and March.

Pro-Life Prayer Walk – February 20
We invite you to join us on Saturday, February 20, as we partner with Love Life to pray for the unborn at the Charlotte location. Click here for all North Carolina locations.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. (Registration); 9:00 a.m. (Worship); 9:30 -10:30 a.m. (Prayer Walk); 11:00 a.m. (Conclusion)
Location in Charlotte: 3236 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC
Parking: Street parking is available. Volunteers will be on-site to direct participants.

Please  RSVP to me by Thursday, February 18 if possible so that the event coordinators can plan properly. If you find you are available after February 18, please join us.

I look forward to seeing you in Charlotte on Saturday, February 20! If you have any questions, please email me or call at 704-516-0820.

40 Days for Life – March 25 and March 26
Join CWA of North Carolina as we partner again this year with 40 Days for Life to pray for the lives of the pre-born.

CWA of North Carolina is committed to praying at the abortion clinics below at the times noted. Know though that 40 Day for Life is committed to encouraging people to pray at any time from February 17 to March 28 at these locations. I hope you will be able to attend the one closest to you. I look forward to being at the Charlotte one. For more information about CWA participation, contact me by email or call 704-516-0820.

Wilmington
Thursday, March 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Planned Parenthood, 2018 S 16th St., Wilmington, NC

Friday, March 26:

Charlotte
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Family Reproductive Health, 700 E Hebron St., Charlotte, NC 28273

Greensboro
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Woman’s Choice, 2425 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC

Raleigh
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Preferred Women’s Health Center, 1522 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh, NC

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” – Galatians 6:9

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Education Nominee Denies the Injustice Faced by Female Athletes

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By Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations

As Education Nominee Denies the Injustice Faced by Female Athletes, “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” Gains Support on Capitol Hill

This week the U.S. Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions heard testimony from President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona. Cardona has served as the Connecticut Commissioner of Education, the state where female high school athletes are being forced to compete against biological boys identifying as girls.

During the hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) repeatedly questioned Cardona on his views about the injustice of allowing biological males to compete against female athletes in girls’ sports. In a telling exchange, Cardona refused to acknowledge the violation of fairness and equity being denied female student-athletes in policies that allow students to participate according to their “gender identity,” not their biological sex – as President Biden mandated by Executive Order on his first day in office.

Cardona’s refusal to recognize the primary responsibility of a Secretary of Education to enforce Title IX, a civil rights law that requires equality of opportunity in education programs and activities on the basis of sex, should be a disqualifying factor. With encouragement from Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), five Republican Senators on the committee voted against advancing Cardona’s nomination: Rand Paul (Kentucky), Mike Braun (Indiana), Tim Scott (South Carolina), Roger Marshall (Kansas), and Tommy Tuberville (Alabama). They deserve to be commended for their position. Other Senators should be encouraged to follow their lead in opposing Cardona’s confirmation when it is considered by the entire Senate.

Seeing these threats to Title IX and female athletes, federal legislation to protect fairness under the law in women’s sports is gaining support in Congress. The “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” has been introduced in the House by Congressman Greg Steube (R-Florida) and in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). To date, they have been joined by over 30 cosponsors. This important legislation would clarify for schools receiving federal funds that it would be in violation of Title IX for biological males to participate in sports designated for women or girls.

Joining advocates in support of Senate introduction, Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations for CWALAC, had this to say:

“Protecting fairness and equality for women and girls in sports should not be a partisan issue. It should be a cause that unites all lawmakers to stand for women’s rights and the intent and purpose of Title IX for female student-athletes. Concerned Women for America LAC is grateful for Sen. Mike Lee and cosponsors of the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act for being the true champions of Title IX and female athletes in today’s gender-crazed world.”

CWALAC sent a letter of endorsement to the bills’ sponsors, applauding them for standing with us in support of female athletes and upholding women’s equality of opportunity under federal law. It is time to encourage all members of Congress to take action and cosponsor the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.

Please visit CWA’s Standing with Female Athletes page to learn more!


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February 12 Prayer/ Action Alert: Love Never Fails

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Happy Valentine’s Day! God’s love never fails us, does it?  “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10

This season of our lives is so challenging, and God knew we would need these words of encouragement: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9. Like us, our state legislators need this kind of encouragement too. That is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Washington sponsors our annual Encourage-A-Legislator campaign each year – to pray for and encourage our legislators as they make decisions on laws that impact the families in our state.

Volunteers Still Needed
CWA of Washington has recruited many volunteers for our Encourage-A-Legislator 2021 campaign. We want to sincerely thank those prayer warriors for their time and energy to pray daily and mail weekly postcards to our state legislators. If you are interested in joining us in this powerful prayer and encouragement project, there is still time to sign up!  Please contact me at the state office for more information.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for our nation and the brilliant governing document you led our Founders to create the Constitution. We ask that our lawmakers uphold their oaths to obey, defend, and resist measures that would diminish it. Help us, as citizens of this great nation, to learn the principles of our founding document, thank You for it, and hold our lawmakers accountable to it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thank you for your support of CWA of Washington. If you would like to get more involved, please contact the state office.  We are in need of a Legislative Liaison, Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders, and Home Team Captains!

In His Service,
Maureen Richardson
State Director

For America (Day 115)

By | LBB, Prayer | No Comments

Oh Lord, my God,
We have heard of Your mighty deeds of old.
How You parted the Red Sea, closed the mouths of lions;
How You send fire from heaven and won mighty battles.

We know of Your great name,
We know that trust in human strength or intellect is foolish.
We know we do not save ourselves,
Just like we did not create ourselves.

Victory is commanded by You,
Carried out by Your servants—the seen and unseen.
It is in Your name and to Your glory that history is written.
In You we boast all day.

But You lovingly allow Your judgment to reach us, too.
You let shame do its repentant work in us,
And allow us to discover the pain and solitude
Of trusting in the things of this world.

Forgive us, Oh Lord,
And be quick to come to our aid.
Restore the joy of our salvation in our hearts.
Restore the pursuit of righteousness in our land.

Help us to thirst for justice and peace,
For goodness and beauty, for what is noble and true.
Help us to seek after holiness.
Revive our churches and our communities.

We will not turn our backs on You,
We stand in Your covenant love for us.
You have broken us, and we say only, “amen.”
Thy will be done, Oh God.

You know the state of our hearts,
You know how the world hates us,
As they hated You, just as You said they would,
We are pressed on every side.

But You have promised to never leave us or forsake us.
In this we trust, arise Lord and show Your deeds again.
Let those who stand against You cower in fear.
Arise and help your people. Redeem us, for Your mercies’ sake.

Amen.

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Join Us for a Policy Update Aboard a Dinner Boat Cruise!

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas is actively engaged in the Texas legislature’s 87th legislative session. We are monitoring bills that affect the things we hold dear: our deeply held faith and precious Texas families.

But we also want to have some FUN!

We invite you to join us on a riverboard cruise in Austin for a fun and informative evening. We will hear from two of CWA’s national policy experts: General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq., Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations, and CWA of Texas State Director, Ann Hettinger.

As a special treat while on the cruise boats, we will watch a unique Austin spectacle as the Mexican free-tail bats leave their bat colonies at the Congress Avenue Bridge!

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The cruise boats depart from the Hyatt Regency Boat Dock, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas
Cost: $70/person. Purchase tickets here.
Flyer: Click here to view and print the flyer. Feel free to print and distribute freely.

Additional Event: We also invite you to spend the night and attend the Texas Faith & Family Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 17. Click for more information and to register for the Wednesday event.

Hotel Information: We have secured a group rate for the Hyatt House Downtown University Hotel, 901 Neches St. Austin, TX 78701

  • Book your room at 888-479-0125 (let them know you with the Legislative Day block) or online (use the group code G-LEGD)
  • Overnight parking is $20 (extends to the conclusion of Wednesday’s Faith & Family Day activities.)
  • A complimentary breakfast is available for guests.
  • The hotel registration deadline for the group rate is March 2, 2021.

“Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you also are doing.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:11

Please forward this on to friends and family and encourage them to attend along with you.

We are excited to spend time with you!

In gladness and sincerity of heart,

Ann Hettinger
State Director

 

Stand with Female Athletes in South Carolina

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Women and girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Carolina is proud to support H3477, The Save Women’s Sports Act. Read our letter of support for the bill here.

This legislation would prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams and would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. When boys compete in girls’ sports, equal opportunity is destroyed. Title IX closed the gap when it became a federal law in 1972 and established that women and girls have equal opportunities. This includes education and athletics.

H3477 legislation has been introduced in the House and referred to the Judiciary Committee, where it has stalled. We are urging the committee to take up this bill, and we need your help.

Please take action!

#1. Contact Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chris Murphy, and the Speaker of the House, Rep. Jay Lucas, and let them know you want H3477 to be heard and voted on. Also, if you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Carolina, be sure to let them know.

Chairman Murphy: 803-734-3120 or Contact Page
Speaker Lucas: 803-734-3125 or Contact Page

#2. Contact the bill sponsor, Ashley Trantham, and thank her for standing strong to protect women and girls.
Rep. Trantham: 803-212-6966 or Contact Page

#3. Please forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on behalf of this important legislation.

Keep this issue in prayer. We pray that the House leadership will see the importance of this legislation and that God would give them wisdom and discernment. We also pray for Rep. Ashley Trantham as she leads the fight on this issue. We pray that she continues to stay strong as the attacks continue.

For more information on this issue, read CWA’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

Madison Rainey
State Director

 

North Dakota: Calls Needed BEFORE 1:00 p.m. to Help Protect Female Sports!

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HB 1298, a bill that would provide a level playing field for female athletes, will be heard on the House floor this afternoon, Wednesday, February 10. It is especially important that you contact your two state representatives by 1:00 p.m. today and urge them to vote “Yes” on HB 1298. Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females.

HB 1298 received a “Do Pass” recommendation from the House Human Services Committee in January. You may read or watch (start at the 3:10 mark) my testimony before the committee.

Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information on this issue.

Take Action!

  1. Contact your House members today and urge them to support HB 1298. If you do not know who your state house members are, click here. Enter your house number, zip code, and press Search. Click on the name of your representatives to see their email address. Send an email message, “Please vote in favor of HB 1298.”  Also, if you are a member of CWA of North Dakota, be sure to let them know.
  2. Please forward this on to family and friends! 

Pray! Be encouraged!  We have so much to be grateful for. Thank God for all those He has placed in authority. Thank Him for His beautiful creation.

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
For Concerned Women for America LAC

Rejecting the Idolatry of Safety with Faith and Faithfulness

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

As in the time of Babylon, there are those in power today who, like King Nebuchadnezzar, demand we bow down to an image. It is not a golden image, to be sure, but it is an image, nonetheless. It is the image of safety—the image of security.

The two weeks to stop the spread of COVID-19 has turned into an indefinite violation of our civil liberties. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently said that “Even after you’re vaccinated, social distancing, wearing masks are going to be essential.”

“Essential” is a crucial word. You see, for the government, wearing a mask and social distancing is essential to public health, but faith is not. Despite mountains of evidence showing how important the church community is, they insist on unconstitutionally limiting the free exercise of religion.

Friday night, the United States Supreme Court issued an injunction on California’s draconian restrictions on indoor activities for houses of worship, affirming the churches challenging the restrictions are likely to prevail on the merits of the case. That means that the restrictions are likely to be found in violation of the First Amendment.

This is good news, but it was not enough. The Court denied the appeal for an injunction “with respect to the percentage capacity limitations,” and “with respect to the prohibition on singing and chanting during indoor services.”

At least two justices recognized that those are likely also to be violations of our religious liberties. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch would have granted the injunction in full. Justice Samuel Alito also would have gone a lot further, giving the state 30 days to prove that “nothing short of those measures will reduce the community spread of COVID–19 at indoor religious gatherings to the same extent as do the restrictions the State enforces with respect to other activities it classifies as essential.”

Chief Justice Roberts concurred that “the State’s present determination—that the maximum number of adherents who can safely worship in the most cavernous cathedral is zero—appears to reflect not expertise or discretion, but instead insufficient appreciation or consideration of the interests at stake.” But he also unexplainably concluded, “that singing indoors poses a heightened risk of transmitting COVID–19.” The evidence of this does not come even close to withstand judicial review.

Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barret said the record was insufficient to make such a determination on singing, saying, “[I]f a chorister can sing in a Hollywood studio but not in her church, California’s regulations cannot be viewed as neutral,” which, of course, is precisely what the government has done time and again.

Black Lives Matter riots, good; religious gatherings, bad. Thanksgiving dinner for regular folk, really bad, but indoor dinner for liberal elites, completely fine. You get the picture.

When the government is trying to impose its power, there are always those who will point to the Christians and chastise them for not bowing down to the image of the age. In the times of King Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego defied the edict to bow down to the golden image, and they were brought before the king to be thrown into the fiery furnace.

Such is the case today. Churches are being forced all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their religious freedoms. They ought to have a lot more support from the American public as a whole. They ought to have overwhelming support from the body of Christ— the Church at large.

But the threat of the fiery furnace is compelling to those who have their eyes set on the things of the world. Cancel culture today is an incredible incentive to comply with the Spirit of the Age.

We should learn from Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego and stand against it. Remember what they told King Nebuchadnezzar as they were about to be “canceled” by the fiery furnace? “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up” (Daniel 3:16-18).

Faith and faithfulness, that is how they pushed back against the evil in their time. Faith that God can and would deliver them from the hands of evildoers, but also the faithfulness to say, “even if He doesn’t, we will not bow down.”

That is exactly how we must fight today. We must be courageous in the face of evil. Trusting God and remaining faithful until the end.

Impeachment 2.0: What are Dems so scared of?

By | National Sovereignty, News and Events, YWA | No Comments

Remember in 2019 when the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump? In a blatant display of how out of touch the average American is when it comes to matters of civics, Gen Zers and Millennials took to the internet to celebrate that Donald Trump was no longer president. Yikes! Civics professors everywhere were cringing and hopefully revising their syllabi to cover the U.S. Constitution. That’s a stretch, but we can hope. As we all know, Trump was acquitted by the Senate and remained in office.

Here we are, two years later, experiencing an embarrassing déjà vu as the House gets ready to start President Trump’s impeachment trial 2.0 with about as much of a chance for success as the first time. On January 11, 2021, House Resolution 24 proposed the impeachment of President Trump on the basis that he incited insurrection. The critical difference this time around – Donald Trump is no longer the president.

First, a basic review of impeachment. Impeachment is an important tenet of our system of checks and balances, which is found in Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The House has the sole power of impeachment, but the Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments and actually remove individuals from office. Two-thirds of the Senate must agree in order for removal to take place. In light of the fact that 45 Senators have vowed not to vote in favor of impeachment, this whole process is DOA and a complete waste of time. By the way, a former president has never, in the history of our nation, been impeached.

So why are Democrats, and a few Republicans, so insistent on wasting their most critical first 100 days of a new Congress trying to impeach a former president? The short and most probable answer – they are afraid of you.

A president who is impeached is barred from ever running for public office again, and as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) expressed last month, that is their exact intent. The Biden Administration and Democrats on the Hill know that the “blue wave” was a myth. Seventy-four million Americans voted for Donald Trump, and while Biden, Harris, and the Dems talk a big talk, they’re scared it could happen again. If they were confident that their policies are truly better and their administration had more support among the American populace, they wouldn’t have to worry about Trump running again. He would just lose, right?

In fear, they are trying to bypass you, the people, by illegitimately and unconstitutionally removing someone from the possibility of public office. They do not trust you and are desperate to control the outcome of our future elections.

They might have sent Trump to the Sunshine State, but half of America voted for Donald Trump because they love this country, respect the Constitution, and stand on their convictions. They aren’t going anywhere. There is no concern that this impeachment trial will result in anything except a colossal waste of time, but it should make us ask why? Here the Democrats are with the White House, the House, and the Senate, and they’re playing defense and a bad one at that.

Why are they willing to waste their time and our money? Could it be that they are scared? I think so. They’re scared of Donald Trump and you.

By Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America

For America (Day 114)

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We have joy only in Your strength, Father God.
Attend to our cry for help!
You Who heard Hagar in the Wilderness of Beersheba,
Hear us in our hour of need through this national, spiritual desert.

Restore the joy of our salvation
And guide us in Your ways.
In Your salvation there is a fountain of peace,
Let us drink and be satisfied.

You have been so good to us, Lord,
Forgive our ingratitude.
We are aware of our shortcomings,
And delight in Your grace towards us.

Blessings upon blessings we have received from the Holy One—
Mercy upon mercy, forgiveness and renewal.
Your promises have sustained us for many generations,
But we have forgotten; we have taken our eyes away from the crown You set before us.

You gave us life and made us glad in Your presence.
Help us to return to that first love;
Help us remember Your mighty acts of love towards us.
Help us to never forget what You have done.

We are fully aware that it is only through You that we are not moved.
We take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Protect us from Your wrath through the cross of Jesus Christ,
We know we have sinned; we claim the blood of the Lamb.

Those who plot against You devise plans they are not able to carry out.
You are the Almighty, who can stand against You?
Be exalted, Oh God, reign in our hearts and in our land
Oh, King Eternal— thy will be done.

Amen.

Virginia: Calls Needed: Elections, Abortion & Conscience Protections

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The Virginia General Assembly’s legislative session is moving rapidly. Concerned Women for America of Virginia is working on key issues that impact you. Calls/emails are needed early this week (February 8) on the following pieces of legislation:

Elections
The Virginia General Assembly has put forth some bad election legislation that opens the door to corruption. We are opposing HB1888 because it provides for the establishment of ballot drop boxes, which can create security, tampering, and chain of custody issues. We are also opposing SB1097, which removes the witness signature requirement from absentee voting ballots, inviting voter fraud.

There is one piece of good legislation that we support, SB1422. SB1422 will require weekly reporting from the State Registrar of Vital Records to the Department of Election of those individuals who have died. This will ensure that the voter rolls are updated in a consistent manner.

Take Action!

  1. Contact your state delegate today and urge him or her to oppose SB1097 and to support SB1422.
  2. Contact your state senator today and urge him or her to oppose HB1888.
  3. If you do not know who your state delegate and senator are, click here. If you are a member of CWA of Virginia, be sure to let them know.

Abortion

Identical bills, HB 1896 and SB 1276, will expand the reach of abortion in Virginia have passed both the House of Delegates and the State Senate. These dangerous bills would eliminate the restriction under the Affordable Care Act offered in Virginia regarding abortion funding at the taxpayers’ expense.

 Take Action: 

  1. Contact the committee members in the House Labor and Commerce and the Senate Commerce and Labor. Urge the committee members to vote NO on the bills.
  2. Contact your State Delegate and Senator to inform them that abortion coverage should not expand in Virginia, especially at the taxpayers’ expense. Tell him or her to vote against the bills then they are voted on in their respective chambers. Click here to find your legislator.

Conscience Protections for Adoptions Agencies

HB1932 passed the Virginia House of Delegates. This dangerous bill “repeals provisions that allowed child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.”

Take Action! Call or email your state senator today and urge him or her to OPPOSE HB1932 when it comes to the floor for a vote. Click here to find your state senator.

Click here for a list of the priority legislation CWA of Virginia is monitoring.

All Night Vote-A-Rama to Push Massive New COVID Spending

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

This week, President Joe Biden shirked off a request from several moderate Republican Senators to work on a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats led by Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders laid the path for a budget resolution establishing a framework for massive new federal taxpayer spending for coronavirus relief that subverts the 60-vote requirement of the legislative filibuster. Their tactic guaranteed passage on a party-line vote after an all-night amendment marathon and Vice President Harris showing up to break the 50-50 tie.

This first partisan showdown by President Biden and his new Senate majority was proof enough that any talk of unifying Washington D.C. policymakers is nothing more than lip service. It previewed the coming battle over whether the filibuster will stand and the issues that will define the differences between the two parties and their priorities.

The process was not without a tactical opportunity for Republicans to file hundreds of amendments for floor consideration (over 800 in all were filed) and secure several votes on key issues during the 50 hours of debate. In a letter to Senators, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) signaled our intent to score relevant amendments related to our seven core issues. Of the forty-five amendments that received votes, CWALAC identified six votes that will be included on our scorecard, which have put Senators on record for the next election on some key issues.

Two of the six amendments passed to become part of the budget resolution.  The others failed:

Protecting Life:  Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) offered a Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act amendment to create criminal and civil penalties for medical providers who fail to exercise the same degree of care for babies who survive an abortion or attempted abortion as would be provided to another child born at the same gestational age. The vote failed 52-48 (all Republicans plus Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin [West Virginia] and Bob Casey [Pennsylvania] voted yes). Sixty votes were required under the Budget Act due to a lack of germaneness as a non-budget measure.

Supreme Court Packing:  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) offered an amendment to prevent attempts to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices beyond nine. The amendment put Senators on record on the issue of court-packing. On a failed 50-50 vote, every Senate Democrat opposed the amendment indicating that every one of them would support adding justices to the Supreme Court in an attempt to overrule the current 6-3 conservative majority.

Religious Freedom:  Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) offered an amendment to prohibit infringing the free exercise of religion in employment, commerce, social services, faith and community partnerships, or access to housing, healthcare, or education. With 60-votes needed, the amendment failed 50-50 with Sen. Manchin voting yes and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting no across party lines.  In his remarks, Sen. Lee cited the targeting of Little Sisters of Poor because of their religious beliefs as a reason why this protection is needed.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) offered an amendment to limit COVID-19 relief payments to states or localities that impose greater limits on the content of speech or restrictions on religious exercise, houses of worship, and faith-based organizations under the pandemic. This measure passed 51-49 with Sen. Manchin crossing the aisle.

Reopening schools: Senators Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) offered an amendment that would withhold additional coronavirus funds to schools that do not reopen for in-person learning after teachers have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The amendment failed on a party-line vote.

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) offered an amendment which shows the Biden Administration that any attempt to undo President Trump’s historic move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2018 would not have Senate support. Their amendment requires the United States to maintain its Israel embassy in Jerusalem and passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-3.

With final passage of the budget measure after an all-night vote-a-rama, Democrats will now be able to write a partisan reconciliation bill that can bypass the filibuster in the Senate. Eleven Senate committees are now instructed to report legislation for the $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending package demanded by President Biden by February 16. One month after losing two seats in the Georgia runoff election,  Senate Republicans must exercise every muscle as the minority party to hold the line against the radical political priorities of the left.

By: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations

Pro-life Senators join House Members in Drawing the Line to Save Hyde

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

Forty-eight Republican Senators have penned a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) pledging to oppose the rollback of longstanding protections in current law. Only Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), both known for their pro-choice views, declined to sign.

Much like President Donald Trump’s veto promise in the 116th Congress, the message to Senate Democrats is unequivocal:

 “We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, or otherwise threaten the lives of unborn children. Accordingly, we are committed to vote against the advancement of any legislation that would eliminate or weaken the Hyde Amendment or any other current-law pro-life protections, or otherwise undermine existing Federal pro-life policy.”

This pledge draws a significant line in the sand for the incoming majority leader whose job it will be to navigate hurdles for advancing his party’s political and policy priorities. These include an aggressive agenda to repeal the Hyde Amendment, fund Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry at home and abroad, revoke our rights to conscience protections, sideline faith-based service providers who object to abortion, and codify Roe v. Wade.

These Senators join House members in a bicameral commitment to protect pro-life policy under the Biden Administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress. Their initiative demonstrates their noble commitment to the cause of protecting life at every stage of development and protecting the American taxpayer from paying for abortion, a policy supported by a majority of the American people– even a large percent who identify as pro-choice.

The Senators call on Sen. Schumer to see the truth about abortion:

 “Abortion is not health care; rather, it is a brutal procedure that destroys the life of an innocent unborn child. The Hyde Amendment reflects a consensus that millions of pro-life Americans who are profoundly opposed to abortion should not be coerced into paying for it or incentivizing it with their taxpayer dollars.”

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee will work actively in partnership with pro-life members to ensure our hard-fought victories for protecting life are not overruled.  Our advocacy on Capitol Hill will require the engagement of all Americans who care about protecting the most vulnerable and voiceless among us.

Register! Big Tech and Censorship Webinar

By | News and Events, Religious Liberty, YWA | No Comments

Increasingly, we have witnessed open censorship of ideas, anti-conservative and anti-Christian bias, privacy violations, and many more abuses. How can we, as Christian conservatives, stay involved on these platforms? How do we ensure we have a place in the marketplace of ideas?

Young Women for America is hosting an online webinar to discuss all things Big Tech and Censorship to answer the questions above and more. Guest speaker for this timely webinar will be Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute and Senior Adviser to the Internet Accountability Project. Ms. Bovard submitted testimony on the threat of Big Tech which was presented before the House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee in October 2020. She has a wealth of knowledge to share on this topic and will be able to answer the questions above and so many more!

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST [4:30 p.m. Central; 3:30 p.m. Mountain; 2:30 p.m. Pacific] Register here to receive the webinar link.

Update! Your Voice Needed: Ten Commandments/Pledge of Allegiance

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Update on the bill:

Thank you to everyone who took the time to pray and send messages on SB 2308, the bill that enables school boards to allow the posting of the Ten Commandments and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance with immunity from liability. Read the original alert below.

Great News! The Senate Judiciary Committee gave SB2308 a “Do Pass” recommendation, and the bill then passed the full Senate with a vote of 36 to 11. You can watch the debate on the Senate floor here (beginning at the 1:25:54 minute).

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota will keep you posted as the Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance Recitation bill goes next to a House Committee for a vote!

Please Pray: Pray for our leaders and thank God that the majority had the courage, wisdom, and understanding to allow schools to post the Ten Commandments and to recite the Pledge of Allegiance with immunity.

Action: Send a thank you message to the 34 senators who voted in favor of the bill! A suggested message and their email addresses are below my signature.

“Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – I Timothy 1: 1-4

Linda Thorson
State Director

Suggested Message:
Dear Senator,
Thank you for voting “Yes” on SB 2308 to allow schools to post the Ten Commandments and for schools to allow the Pledge to be recited with immunity.

Sincerely,
Your name, town

Here are the 34 senators to thank!

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Orginal alert

You can make a difference in North Dakota by praying and acting on an important education bill, SB 2308. The bill provides schools immunity from liability for damages resulting from the decision to:

  • Permit students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Post a copy of the Ten Commandments in the school and the classroom.

Today, Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony and gave the bill a “Do Pass” recommendation! Click here to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing (begins at 8:59:27).

SB 2308 will be heard on the floor of the Senate soon! Please pray and Act today!

Please Take Action:
#1 Email members of the North Dakota Senate listed below my signature line and ask them to vote “Yes” on SB 2308. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, please let them know. Do it today!

Suggested message:

Dear Senator,

Please vote “Yes on SB 2308.” The Pledge of Allegiance is a necessary part of American tradition, and recitation should be encouraged in our classrooms. Schools should be able to display the Ten Commandments. There is no better moral code to guide student behavior.

Sincerely,
Your name and town

#2 Forward this email to family and friends! Every email message is counted!

Please Pray: Pray for our state senators, that God would give them courage, wisdom, and understanding to accomplish His purposes.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”  Psalms 1:2

Linda Thorson
State Director

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