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CWA of California Recommends – SeXXX Ed Sit Out – February 19

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Are you concerned about the state mandated sex education programs in California’s public schools? Are you opposed to the radical “gender identity” lessons now being taught in your public schools? If you are, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California encourages you and your school age child/children to participate in SeXXX Ed Sit Out, sponsored by Informed Parents of California (IPOCA).

The SeXXX Ed Sit Out is a response to the so called “California Healthy Youth Act” (2015) and the proposed Health Education Framework that the State Board of Education is set to adopt in May of this year. These programs indoctrinate our public-school children by teaching them in direct opposition to Biblical principles. They teach them about “gender identity” and “gender expression.” Instruction must recognize, in a positive light, the different “sexual orientations,” including same-sex relationships when providing examples of couples or relationships. Controversial sexual practices are taught while abstinence-only instruction is not permitted.

SeXXX Ed Sit Out
Tuesday, February 19

  • To participate in the Sit Out, IPOCA is asking parents to:
  • Submit the Letter to the Principal to explain their child’s absence on February 19. You can fax, email or hand-deliver this letter to the principal on February 19.

Pull their children from school with an unexcused absence so their school does not receive federal average daily attendance dollars.

Click here for more information (WARNING: graphic information about the sex education program content included.)

CWA of California is concerned with a variety of issues within the education system, such as the declining quality of education, deterioration of parental rights and authority, unbalanced presentation of America’s founding, the teaching of evolution and radical sex education.  With your help, we will continue to combat these Godless philosophies.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Please pray with us for the quality of education to be restored to a level of excellence in academic achievement without governmental mandates that are detrimental to our children and in direct opposition to the Word of God.

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

Prayer Volunteers Needed! Join the Encourage-A-Legislator Program!

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Dear Friend,

We are excited to continue our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program!

Our EAL program is one of our most important programs. When fully implemented, each member of our California state legislature will be lifted in prayer each month and receive an encouraging postcard.  The EAL program is not an expression of political or public policy views. It is a program for encouragement and prayer for our state legislators. The goal is to simply uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are being prayed for regularly.

It’s easy! You commit to adopting a legislator and praying for him or her each month. After praying for your adopted legislator, you will mail the CWA of California provided postcard that is pre-printed with a meaningful quote and a corresponding Scripture verse. Simply write a few encouraging words on the card or just sign it, affix a first-class stamp and mail the card.

Are you interested? Now more than ever our state leaders need our prayers and encouragement.

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this state and nation!  I Timothy 2:1-2 commands us to pray for those in authority, “I urge, then, first, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior …”

We are looking for your commitment today! Please reply by calling me at 760-825-9351 or emailing me with your name, physical mailing address, email, and phone number. I will then send you postcards and instructions.

Also, please visit our webpage to find out how you can become more involved in CWA of California.

Tracey Beck
EAL Coordinator
CWA of California
ca.cwfa.org
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You Can Oppose the Horrible Health Framework – in Sacramento and/or Right from Home!

A heartfelt thank you to all of those who responded to our last e-alert on the California Health Education Curriculum Framework by sending your opposing comments to the California Department of Education.

As I mentioned before, this framework indoctrinates our public-school children on gender ideology and gratuitous, controversial sexual practices information, and more, in direct opposition to the Bible’s principles. It is our civic and Christian duty to speak up. We must continue to maintain the pressure.

Please take action now!

  1. Video Lobbying: We have joined with other pro-family groups in a video project. Families opposed to the proposed Health Education Curriculum Framework across the state are uniting together in a video effort this week (January 21-25). The goal is to inundate lawmakers with heartfelt, informal, brief videos from parents, grandparents and concerned Californians expressing their opposition to the California Health Education Curriculum Framework. It’s easy! Using your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, simply record a 30second to two-minute video expressing your opposition in your own words. You can use the previous alert for talking points to assist you. Please do not hesitate to take this action, and ask others to do the same. Time is of the essence.

IMPORTANT FOR YOUR RECORDING: After you introduce yourself, state you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California and then complete your brief recording. Once complete, email your video to me by this Friday, January 25, at [email protected]lifornia.cwfa.org.

  1. Rally: CWA of California is joining with Informed Parents of California, along with several like-minded groups, for a rally day to oppose the appalling framework. Join us this Friday, January 25 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the State Capitol to oppose the proposed Health Curriculum Framework and the Healthy Youth Act. 

We must step up NOW to stop this very dangerous curriculum framework and protect our children.  Help us show “strength in numbers” by attending the rally.

  1. Spread the Word: Please pass this e-alert on to others. Encourage them to both pray and act immediately.

Please continue to pray against this horrendous assault on our children’s innocence. Pray for you school board members and local communities to awaken and oppose the California Health Education Curriculum Framework.

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

Calling All Concerned About the Sexual Content of Proposed “Health” Education. Your Response is Needed by This Friday!

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We have a battle on our hands and just a few short days to do something about it. The California Department of Education is in the midst of revising the 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools, Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Health Education Framework).

Urgent: The Instructional Quality Commission will consider our comments about the framework IF we voice them by the end of this Friday, January 11.

We reviewed the framework, and we are very concerned to say the least! The framework indoctrinates our public-school children on gender ideology and gratuitous, controversial sexual practices information, and more, in direct opposition to the Bible’s principles. It is our civic and Christian duty to speak up.

Join with thousands of concerned citizens in a united voice against this anti-Biblical curriculum.

How to submit comments:

  1. Fill out the template document with your comments (found here under the “Revised Draft Health Education Framework” heading labeled “Public Input Template.”) Note: Though they ask for what school your child attends, know that they are taking comments from all California citizens. At the website link above they state, “The public review and comment period is an opportunity for any interested individuals or organizations to provide comments …” Therefore, if you do not have children in public school, simply state your name.
  2. Save the document.
  3. Email it to [email protected].

How to review document:

  • Go here and view it under the “Revised Draft Health Education Framework” heading.
  • Or, because it is 1,000 pages long, which makes it easy to overlook propaganda, I suggest you view these helpful sample comments. They were put together by a wonderful group of informed parents. You can simply copy and paste what you prefer. Note: Do not get overwhelmed by all the suggested comments. Simply pick and chose the ones you have time to copy and paste into your template. It is better that you do some than none.

Please join me in prayer, “Lord, it’s the very beginning of 2019 and the issues are heavy; the war on family, faith and life is ever-present. Please bless our efforts to speak up and take action on this important issue of education to protect the hearts and minds of our children.  We remain vigilant, suited up with the whole armor of Christ and deep in prayer for our children and the moral direction of our state. We love You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Again, the comment deadline is the end of this Friday, January 11.

Please pass this e-alert onto others and encourage them to pray and take action on behalf of California children.

Thank you in advance for your efforts in protecting the children of California.

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

More Christmas Greetings From the State Steering Committee! (Message 3 of 3)

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From Angel Ashbrook, Communications Coordinator

What a great year this has been for CWA of California! Of course, there have been ups and downs, but your faithfulness to God’s calling is how we measure success!

I want to personally thank you for doing everything in your power to effect positive change. You have chosen to support CWA of California and to stay informed and educated about CWA’s core issues through our social media pages, emails, and website. Thank you for sharing what you learn with your community, your friends, and your family. Thank you for praying and seeking God’s direction and God’s will as you contemplate the core issues of CWA and apply your values to the battle for our culture in California. Thank you for putting your prayers into action by following through with calls and emails, and especially with your vote – urging your representatives at the local, state, and federal level to speak up for your values, letting them know for what you stand, and for what you will not stand!

It is easy to become frustrated or discouraged by what you see happening around you. It is particularly so in California. But remember that your prayers move mountains and your actions speak even louder than your words! Most of all, remember Isaiah 40:28-31, “The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will never grow faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out. He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak. Even the youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall. But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.”

We have fought some heavy battles this year, but we have seen miracles happen because you asked the Lord to intervene. There is so much more still to come! I know you are concerned about the future, the world, and the legacy you are creating for your children. Continue to turn your concern into prayer. Pray unceasingly. Pray with expectation. Pray faithfully. Pray diligently. Turn your prayer into action. Be alert. Be informed. Be equipped. Be ready. Let’s finish this year with joy celebrating all we have accomplished together. Then let’s advance into 2019 on our knees and dressed in our battle gear – the full armor of God – because He isn’t finished yet and neither are we! May God bless and anoint each and every one of you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Tracey Beck, Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator and Records Correspondent

Can you believe it is Christmas time again? It’s time to remind ourselves and others of the true meaning of Christmas.

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!” -The Grinch

It’s time to remember that God Himself came into this world to save all those who would believe. And His name was Jesus, meaning Savior because He would save the world from sin. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, I could not think of a better (and my favorite) “true meaning of Christmas” speech than that delivered by Linus of Charlie Brown fame.

Charlie Brown: “Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!”

Linus: “Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please? And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.’ That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. Nothing more, nothing less.”

May God richly bless you and yours this Christmas and always!

 

 

 

Merry Christmas From CWA of California Steering Committee! (Message 2 of 3)

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Ruth Smith, Southern California Area Director

What an honor and privilege it is to work with fantastic, Spirit-filled, powerful CWA women!  Although we can get discouraged when we see the direction that California is headed, we can also be encouraged because many more women are joining CWA as either chapter leaders or members. As Hudson Taylor, missionary to China said, “The battle is won on our knees.”  We can be confident that as we address our concerns, first through prayer, God is fighting on our behalf. If you haven’t joined a Prayer/Action Chapter, I encourage you to make that your New Year’s resolution! If there isn’t one in your area, would you consider starting one?

The Scripture that I am meditating on this Christmas season is Philippians 2:6-8, “Jesus Christ, who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God, something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness, and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross.” Join me in this meditation, therefore conforming our attitude to that of Christ Jesus!

Merry Christmas and may God richly bless you in 2019!

Sheri Miller, Executive Advisor and Prayer/Action Chapter Leader

I LOVE Christmas! But the joy I have all year is: “Immanuel … God with us” (Matthew 6:23). This year, Americans have been more divided, morally and politically, than we have ever known as a nation. But praise God for His presence with us through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior!

Praise God for the 40 year heritage of Concerned Women for America with a mission to protect Biblical values and Constitutional freedoms in public policy through prayer, education, and advocacy. I have had the privilege of serving CWA since 1995 in multiple leadership roles including eight years in North Carolina as State Director, and for the past two years, I have been honored to serve as CWA of California’s Executive Advisor and the last year as a Prayer/Action Chapter Leader in Irvine.

What a joy it has been to serve with the State Steering Committee under Marlo’s leadership. I have been privileged to lead the state quarterly prayer conference calls, to speak at some pro-life rallies and local churches about CWA, and to be interviewed on radio on the topic of Awaken Church-Vote Your Values.

CWA of California has been strengthened this year as it has served alongside excellent ministries and their events such as 40 Days for Life’s prayer vigils, Family Research Council’s Bus Tour – Pray Stand Vote, and over 500 Christians, at the Day of Action at the State Capitol to oppose AB 2943 and SB 320, and others.

Do not doubt it; God is with us, and God is with Concerned Women for America as we humbly pray … God will heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14). Keep the faith!
Carissa Campbell, our beloved Northern Area Director, will be leaving. She blessed our state with diligent efforts at the State Capitol meeting with legislators and staff on policy issues, hosting diaper drives to support pregnant women in need, as well as delivering baked Christmas cookies personally to our 120 legislators’ offices. Thank you, Carissa, for all your service!

Merry Christmas from CWA of California! And Their Year in Review. (Message 1 of 3)

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Dear CWA of California Friends,

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and yours! We have had such a rewarding year of working together to further the Biblical values we hold so dear. Please click here to read about all the Lord has done through the ministry of CWA of California in 2018.

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

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.