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

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Dear CWA friends, 

We are excited to continue our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program into 2019! For those of you who haven’t heard, our EAL program is one of CWA of California’s most valued programs. Though CWA members and friends regularly contact their legislators and pray concerning our core issues, the EAL program is designed to simply pray for and encourage the legislators with no mention of legislation or policy. The goal is to simply uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are prayed for regularly. 

As CWA of California’s EAL Coordinator, Tracey Beck is committed to continuing to oversee this wonderful ministry.  She has a precious heart to not only encourage our legislators but to also encourage YOU! 

Check out Tracey’s words to our current EAL encouragers:  

As the Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator for CWA of California, I realize that all of our actions must first be undergirded in prayer. We must be willing to prioritize our time so that we ask the Lord to guide us before we grab our keys and fly out the door.   

Sometimes we get quite involved in the myriad of issues that come before our state legislature, making it all the more crucial for CWA of California’s Encourage-A-Legislator Program to be a key component.   

I am honored to oversee this program. We have received wonderful feedback from legislators.  Now more than ever our leaders need our prayers and encouragement.  

Please join us as we stress prayer as Priority One!”  

Tracey Beck
CWA of California
Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator 

Click here for more information in our EAL brochure. Feel free to print double-sided and distribute liberally. 

Are you interested in joining this wonderful program?   If so, please contact Tracey at  [email protected] or at 760-825-9351. 

Have a great week! 

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
 

Today is the Day, Election Day! Today is the Day the Lord has made!

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Good morning! “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Three things I would like to draw your attention to this Election Day morning:

#1 Pray.  Here is a wonderful prayer CWA put out this month for us to join in praying.  Very appropriate as we start this day.

… Keep our hearts steady in Your love as we navigate
The latest “newsy,” juicy outrage.
Help us keep our eyes up above,
Never intimidated by the mob.

We pray for leaders who will fight
For all that is good and true and right;
Who know Your Word is not a footnote;
For these, we pray and work and vote …

#2 Watch and Share.  Here is a stellar TV commercial that has just been brought to our attention.  It is with Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.  It was miraculously produced and aired within just a few days last week. It is airing on the Fox Channel in the hottest contested districts in California.  It has been running since last Thursday and will conclude today.  Check it out and then share it with California friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, twitter, etc.!

#3 VOTE!  Don’t delay, get out and vote today!

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

P.S. Oh, one more thing, earlier this month Sheri Miller, Executive Advisor for CWA of California, was on the radio program Life Line with Craig Roberts talking about the importance of Christian’s voting. Great interview. Check it out! Segment begins at 12:00.

Get Out the Vote with CWA of California!

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Dear friend,

As you know, we are at a breaking point in history where the rule of law and civil discourse are being threatened by some politicians and radical activists who insist on getting their way, no matter what. Some are actually inciting that violence to be directed at those with whom they disagree.

It is up to you and me to stand up to this mob mentality by praying against these malicious tactics and voting this November.  Will it be mob rule or the rule of law?!

There are three simple steps that can have a significant impact on our state and nation’s future. Please join us in carrying them out. 

#1 Pray
As a Christian organization, we are first and foremost committed to prayer. As November 6th approaches, will you join us in praying for our state and nation? Please join us by setting a time daily to pray for this next election. Will you do that? Set an alarm on your phone, your computer, put a sticky note on your mirror, whatever works.

# 2 Encourage
As a Christian organization, we are committed to educating and encouraging others to vote. Will you join us in this? Encourage friends and family through Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.

#3 Vote
It is our duty, as citizens and as Christians, to participate in the process by both praying and voting. The institution of government was ordained by God as seen in Romans 13:1-4.

It’s that simple, vote. Vote on November 6th or vote absentee ballot. In California, early voting starts 29 days before and ends 1 day prior to Election Day. Any registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Deadline is 7 days before Election Day by mail or online. For more information, visit: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/.

Voter Guides:

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

Party Platform Comparison

Together we will impact our state and nation’s future – Pray, Encourage, and Vote!

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

Pro-Abortion Bill Vetoed by Gov. Brown!

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Prayer Warriors! SB 320 was vetoed by Gov. Brown!  This bill would have offered chemical abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy to students on campuses of California State Universities.

Praise God this bill was vetoed!  Babies were saved!  Young mothers on campuses were saved from such harmful, even fatal procedures.  Thank you to all of you for praying and taking action! Your persistent calls and letters influenced our own California governor!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

There are so many miracles happening in California! First with AB 2943 withdrawn and now SB 320 vetoed!

Stopping SB 320 has prevented so much blood from being shed on California campuses, and it has prevented so much harm from happening to California students. This is a big win for LIFE!!!  Let’s keep this in mind as we head to the polls on November 6.  We should put great importance on the influence of our votes.  Make sure you, your friends and family are registered to vote. California needs leaders who value life, faith and family!

Please take action:  Contact Gov. Brown and thank him for vetoing SB 320. He needs to know we appreciate this veto. Be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.

Pray with me, “Thank You Lord that Gov. Brown did the right thing and vetoed SB 320. This is so timely Lord, that this has happened during the 40 Days for Life campaign, where CWA has joined in commitment in prayer with heavy hearts for mothers, fathers and precious babies.  CWA joins 40 Dayan for Life to stand in front of abortion clinics to pray for life!  Thank You Lord for mobilizing our thousands of members across our state to unite with a strong voice to save babies!  Senate Bill 320 is no more. This is a great encouragement.” In Jesus’ name, amen!

Thank you al, for staying the course in prayer for faith and public policy!

Joyfully in Christ,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
CA.CWFA.org
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Both Pray for and Contact Your Senators

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“This I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for HIS compassions never fail” (Lamentations 3:21-22).

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!  His wife, Ashley Kavanaugh stated the other day, “This process is incredibly difficult … Harder than we imagined. But at the end of the day, our faith is strong.”

And as Concerned Women for America, our faith will remain strong in support of the whole Kavanaugh family. We pray, and we act on our faith.  CWA’s Women for Kavanaugh event spoke truth to power in D.C. last week.  Please watch as our CEO and President Penny Nance spoke boldly to the issues and was joined by other outstanding speakers.  Click here to watch an inspirational summary of the event.  Penny Nance makes a powerful statement, “The minute we weaponize and politicize an important issue like rape, we degrade every victim in our country.”

Now that the FBI investigation has begun, what can we expect?  Click here to find out. 

Please pray: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to, “Pray without ceasing.” Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-New York) says he will fight against this nomination.  Well, thousands of women across the country are fighting for this nomination!  We are standing our ground first and foremost through prayer.  It is vital that we stay in prayer for all our legislators and pray for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Pray for Sens. Harris and Feinstein by name.  Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family by name, wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Martha.  May the Lord draw close to all those involved. Pray that the schemes of the enemy will be uncovered and defeated.

Please take action:

  1. Call and email your U.S. senators. If you already did so a while back, call again. Let them know that as a member of Concerned Women for America of California you still stand with Judge Kavanaugh.  Consider making several points.  Click here for talking points. Our senators are getting countless kudos.  Please respectfully let them know that you do not approve of their current actions.

Sen. Kamala Harris

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

  1. Spread the word to friends and family, both local and out-of-state, to please call and write their senators. Please know that one phone call = the influence of 1,000 voices. Together, we can make a difference in numbers.

Click here for more information on this issue.

As always, I am grateful for your dedication and boldness to stand for your faith.  Let’s look forward to the Lord’s will being done.

Joyfully in Him,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

Stand Strong with Kavanaugh

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Thank you so much for your commitment to pray and take action on issues affecting California and our nation. Today I ask that you join with me to pray and act on behalf of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It is imperative that we do all we can for this outstanding nominee, for the sake of our great state. Because California has some of the most liberal laws in the country, Judge Kavanaugh getting confirmed could have a huge impact on pushing back some of our unconstitutional laws.

As you know it is our Senator that caused much of the confusion around which the Senate Judiciary Committee currently finds itself. It of course was Sen. Feinstein (D-California) who brought Christian Blasey Ford’s alleged sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh to the committee only days before they were to vote.  Why didn’t she immediately bring it to their attention when she received it back in July? Why didn’t she ask questions during the appointed questioning and interviewing period? She could have questioned Judge Kavanaugh during her private interview with him, let along during the confirmation hearings, where over 1200 questions were asked of Judge Kavanaugh.

We would never want to overlook, diminish, or accept the abuse of women in any form. As advocates for women we do not condone any male taking advantage of any female.  Yet, the evidence before us is missing key details, therefore making it more than suspect. Ford may have experienced something awful, but not knowing when and where, conflicting details with the notes of her therapist and having never reported the alleged situation to the authorities in over 35 years, makes her account suspicious.

Please take a moment to read CEO and President, Penny Nance’s response in the USA Today: Kavanaugh, too? Christine Blasey Ford’s Account is Missing Key Details of Assault. Plus, watch her on The Ingraham Angel with Laura Ingraham on this issue.

We must wisely take into account the person accused. Judge Kavanaugh has gone through FBI vetting and has a stellar record at work and in his personal life.  Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Until definitive evidence is provable, his impeccable public record of judicial prudence and the preponderance of evidence for his personal integrity requires the continued support of CWA of California for his appointment to the United States Supreme Court.

It is imperative that our Senators know where we stand.  They are getting a lot of kodos for their actions, they need to now hear from us.

Please take action:

Contact both of our Senators.  Respectfully let them know what you think of this situation.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.

Sen. Kamala Harris
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Please pray: Pray for both our senators.  Pray their eyes will be open first and foremost towards the gospel. Pray their schemes to discredit Kavanaugh will be thwarted.  Pray Kavanaugh will be confirmed quickly.

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

Ask Gov. Brown to Veto Dangerous Bills

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We are so thankful that Assemblyman Evan Low (D-District 28), sponsor of AB 2943 decided to pull the bill from consideration after opening an important dialogue with pastors, former gays and lesbians and Christian counselors. We continue to ask for prayer for Assemblyman Evan Low as these conversations continue.

While AB 2943 is dead, there are many other measures of great concern that are now on the Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. If they are not vetoed by the end of the month, they will become law. Please take a moment to contact the governor’s office and respectfully request he veto the following bills:

AB 2601 would require charter schools to include sex education in their curriculum, which includes the controversial California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329 passed in 2015) . Parents in school districts across the state have voiced concern over the radical sex-ed content and implementation of AB 329. This Act, that currently applies to public schools, would be applied to charter schools.  They would be required to teach about gender, gender expression, gender identity, and discuss the harm of negative gender stereotypes. Abstinence only instruction is not permitted. Instruction must recognize in a positive light the different sexual orientations, including same sex relationships when providing examples of couples or relationships.

AB 2119 requires minors in foster care to have access to gender affirming therapies upon request and the rights of parents and foster parents to help guide their children’s decisions are not specifically protected. Most children with gender dysphoria embrace their biological gender by the end of puberty. To provide hormone treatments and mutilating surgeries at a child’s request (a child who cannot, by the way, get a tan in a tanning salon even with parental permission) is hazardous to the very vulnerable youth we should be protecting and providing with appropriate counseling. Children are not equipped to understand the consequences of a decision that could make them infertile and dysfunctional sexually for the rest of their lives.

SB 320 would require all California public university campus health clinics to provide medication abortions up to ten weeks. Would require they dispense the RU-486 abortion pill. It would establish a College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund to distribute $9.6 million to these clinics. Money from organizations and private citizens would be donated to this fund. There is nothing in the bill that precludes taxpayer money. 

Take Action: Please contact Gov. Brown as soon as possible and politely ask him to veto these bills. If you like, make one or two points. Be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.

Call (916) 445-2841 and then click here to email him a contact form. Note, within the “Please choose your subject” field simply scroll down and click on the specific bill number.

Again, if these bills are not vetoed by the end of the month, they will become law.

Please pray that the governor will seek God’s wisdom and follow His precepts.

All for God’s glory,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
ca.cwfa.org

Thanks Be to God! Bill Banning Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Withdrawn!

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Greetings Prayer and Action Warriors:

We work from victory and power from our Lord Jesus Christ!  Thank you to all who have fought the good fight by praying and taking action on AB 2943.  Today, the last day of the 2018 legislative session, Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Cupertino) withdrew his bill banning sexual orientation change efforts from consideration before its final floor vote!

Our widespread grassroots efforts throughout the state and country were successful. Our work in Him is not in vain!  God answers prayers!  Let’s be in an attitude of thankfulness and celebration that God answers the prayers of His people. AB 2943 is dead. Hallelujah!

Read Asm. Low’s statement here and pray for him.  Read today’s article in the LA Times here.

You were a part of this with your prayers, your calls, letters, and your donations.  Thank you!!  Please take a moment of silence and say “thank you” to our Lord for His goodness and mercy to California.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

Thank you and God bless!

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California
[email protected]
http://ca.cwfa.org

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