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Get Out the Vote with CWA of Iowa!

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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.

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 is up to you and me to stand up to this mob mentality we saw during the Kavanaugh debacle by praying against malicious tactics and voting November 6.

Did you know . . . in Iowa, early voting starts 30 days before and ends 1 day prior to Election Day? Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Deadline 1 day before Election Day in person and 10 days by mail.

Voter Guides:

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

Party Platform Comparison (print double-sided 14” X 8 ½” and fold)

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

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowa
[email protected]
ia.cwfa.org

Conservative Women Are Angry About Kavanaugh—And They Think Other Voters Are, Too

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State Director Tamara Scott quoted in The Atlantic.

By and large, these women were not swayed by Ford’s testimony. Tamara Scott, the Republican national committeewoman for Iowa and the state director of Concerned Women for America, says she was even more skeptical of Ford’s claims after Thursday’s hearing. “I found her testimony to be inconsistent, from a woman who seemed to be confused at best,” Scott says. To her, Ford “overplayed her hand as the scattered and scared fragile female”: The professor’s “glasses were filthy and oversized, she looked scared and frazzled, [and] she refused to fix her hair caught in her glasses,” says Scott. “It was a purposeful disheveled look.”

Click here to read the article in it’s entirety.

 

Legal Case Against Kavanaugh Incredibly Weak

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Rachel Mitchell, Division Chief of the Special Victims Division for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona, sent a devastating memo to Republican senators delineating her independent assessment of Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She concludes:

In the legal context, here is my bottom line: A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.

Click here to see the report in its entirety.

The Dangers of Decriminalizing Minor Prostitution

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In recent years, the issue of human trafficking has become illuminated in the public eye. As a result, various groups are directing their efforts towards minors and attempting to decriminalize minor prostitution which is deeply concerning. Though we understand the desire not to punish any victim, without an arrest the unintended consequences are harmful to minors.  Possibilities for rescue, and much needed rehabilitation and recovery opportunities are significantly diminished.

CWA has worked to expose and end sexual exploitation and trafficking since the 1990’s.  This vast experience enables us to separate feel good measures from those that are actually detrimental.

Unintended Consequences:

  • Without an arrest and the intervening of the justice system, there is no opportunity to remove a minor from their situation.
  • Law enforcement loses their authority to arrest and hold minors being prostituted; sending them back to their pimps, gangs, and dangers of the streets.
  • Increases the target on minors, who are already a high-priced commodity in the sex trade.
  • Makes it easier for pimps and gangs to entice minors to recruit other minors into prostitution under the guise that they will not be arrested.
  • Courts lose the ability to offer much needed rehab and counseling in lieu of sentencing.

Click here to view and print push card.

CWA of Iowa State Director Responds to Protesters in Sen. Grassley’s (R-Iowa) Office

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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, CWA of Iowa State Director, Tamara Scott, was inside her Senator’s office when a swarm of protesters came to hold a sit-in protesting Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Judge Kavanaugh.

Tamara Scott, CWA of Iowa State Director, issued the following statement: 

“Thursday I was in Sen. Grassley’s office before heading to the Kavanaugh Hearing when a large group of defiant protestors stormed in with cameras, rehearsed rhetoric and a proud defiance.  They pounded on inner office doors, made demands of staff, and staged a display the media was all too eager to capture.   It does not matter that Kavanaugh has support from colleagues across ideological spectrums because they trust him to be Constitutional not political. The antics of the New Left are sadly not about civil discourse, but disruption and destruction of the sacred traditions of diplomacy America has known. They simply have no respect for our Constitutional process.

“Sadly, the protestors that stormed Sen. Grassley’s office Thursday morning were not interested in dialogue or informed on Kavanaugh, who has received support from colleagues across the ideological spectrum because they trust him to be constitutional not political. This group did not care.  Their goal was not discussion or even civil discourse – they were there to disrupt the process, distract from facts, and destroy the foundations of our Republic and the media present seemed all too delighted to help.”

 

For an interview with Tamara Scott contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.

Field Update: CWA State Leaders at Kavanaugh Hearing

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This week some of our state leaders who helped with our Women for Kavanaugh bus tour were able to fly to D.C. to be present at Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings. These women were able to sit in for portions of the hearings and prayed over all of the proceedings. While in town, they all made use of their time here and made visits to some of their members of Congress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWA’s Missouri State Director, Bev Ehlen and CWA of MO supporter Sophie Shore met with staff and left notes for Sen. Blunt (R-Missouri), Representatives Ann Wagner (R-Missouri), Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri), Jason Smith (R-Missouri), Billy Long (R-Missouri), Sam Graves (R-Missouri), and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri). The duo also stopped by Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-Missouri) office and were not able to meet with staff, but left a message asking Sen. McCaskill to commit to voting “yes” for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWA’s Iowa State Director Tamara Scott and CWA of Iowa supporter Barb Hovland were also able to meet with Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and personally thanked, encouraged, and prayed with him. Scott and Hovland were sure to spend some time in Sen. Joni Ernst’s office thanking her as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former CWA of North Dakota State Director and current North Dakota State Senator, Janne Mrydal, also made the trek to D.C. and when not in the hearings, she was able to visit in Sen. John Hoeven’s (R-North Dakota) office. She also put in multiple requests to meet with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), but was told they did not have time. Unfortunately, this is not a new response from Heitkamp’s office.

Kavanaugh is the Right Pick

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CWA of Iowa has brought together a #SCOTUSsquad to support the Senate Judiciary Chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in protecting the Constitutional confirmation process and nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Our #LeadTeam is a group of geographically strategic leaders in Iowa to help organize this effort. CWA leader and #leadteam member Carol Evers recently had this letter published in the Mason City Global Gazette, Kavanaugh is the Right Pick.

A Week of Prayer for Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Nomination

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“[D]o not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

Prayer and action lay at the foundation of Concerned Women for America (CWA). In many ways, they are intermingled. Prayer is action — the most powerful kind of action we take here at CWA. So, as we continue our work to support the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, we want to take a week just before his Senate Judiciary Committee hearings commence on Sept. 4 and pray for his nomination.

What follows is a seven-day prayer guide starting Tuesday, August 28, and ending on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first day of hearings. We pray this is helpful to you and gets us in the proper mindset for the spiritual battle ahead.

I want to urge you to make this part of your daily devotion during next week (Aug. 28-Sept.4). Justice is a spiritual matter. Jesus actually called it one of the “weightier matters of the law” (see Matthew 23:23). A quick word search on my Bible software rendered 125 verses using the Hebrew word for “justice.” There are forces working tirelessly to pervert justice who see Judge Kavanaugh as a real threat to their schemes. Let us stand united in prayer asking God, above all, that His will be done.

Taking the approach laid out in Philippians 4:6-7, we are laying out “prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let[ting] [our] requests be made known to God.”

7-Day Prayer Guide
(Click here for a printable version and to add your name to those who are praying.)

Thank you for praying with us.