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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.

 

Grassley Town Hall Meetings – Support Trump SCOTUS Nominee

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Please come and join CWA members at Sen. Grassley’s townhall meeting TOMORROW and be part of this historic moment!   The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy presents us an opportunity to restore a proper balance to the United States Supreme Court. We can finally put an end to the Court’s unbridled promotion of progressive ideals under the guise of law.

But it won’t happen automatically. You and I must fight for it. 

The left has already committed to stopping President Donald Trump’s candidate, even before a nominee is announced. They have pledged to spend millions of dollars on a campaign to pressure your Sen. Chuck Grassley, as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to go along with their unfair obstruction of a nominee.

Sen. Grassley needs to hear from you! He needs to hear that the people of Iowa stand with him as he continues his excellent work, transcending politics and the false media outrage, to give the nominee a fair confirmation process.

Here is the information on the town meeting to be held Tuesday:

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Fayette County Town Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine St.
West Union

*Grassley will be available for 15 minutes after the meeting to answer questions from local reporters.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can change the course of our nation’s history. Please, prayerfully consider mobilizing like never before and share this information with family or friends that you might have in Fayette county.

CWA’s National Field Director, Janae Strake, and our Field Coordinator, Amelia Koehn, will be there at the meetings to meet you and greet you. Please come and bring as many friends as you can!

If you cannot join us, Senator Grassley still needs your support!  Call his state office at 515-288-1145 and let him know you are behind him 100 percent!

Sincerely,
Penny Nance
President and CEO
Concerned Women for America

One Phone Call Could Save Thousands!

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Dear CWA members and friends of life,

THANK YOU for your calls this weekend urging State Representatives to vote YES on the Heartbeat Bill.   I also heard from several that their pastors mentioned it as well.

That’s you and the power of your voice at work.  Please, let’s continue to use our power TODAY.

House members are to caucus early this week to decide the fate of thousands of Iowans in the womb.

Please call the House switchboard at 515-281-3221 and ask for your Representative.  Whether you speak directly to them or leave a message, be bright, be brief, and above all, be a blessing!

The Heartbeat Bill is a heavy vote.  Compassionately explain this is exactly why they must vote YES.

No human should have the power to take innocent life for the sake of convenience, the excuse of choice, or even the manner of conception.

Kindly remind them, as Representatives, they are to protect Iowans, including those waiting to be born.

This bill does not prohibit abortion, but it does protect Iowans with a detectable heartbeat, usually 6-8 weeks.   We can no longer tolerate discrimination against Iowans due to their origin of conception, size, or age (including gestational).

Follow up with an email.  Feel free to get ideas from my letter to all the representatives that I emailed to them earlier today.

Action easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Click here to find your State Representative, if you are unsure who it is.
  2. Call 515-281-3221 and ask for your Representative, pleasantly urge to them protect Iowans and let leadership know they will vote YES on the Heartbeat bill.
  3. Follow up with an email to your Representative.

Pray for their clarity and courage.  This can seem a complicated issue.  The difficult emotional and physical trauma of sexual violence can cloud the issue of a child that’s been conceived in such an act.  Thankfully, those cases are rare, and even then, if an all-knowing God who can turn what others meant for harm into good, (Genesis 50:20) decides to bring life through the travesty of incest or the violence of rape, who are we to override our Creator as if He misunderstood?

Those babies are worth no less value and are called to a plan and purpose here on earth just like us (Jeremiah 29:11).

Thank you for speaking up for those others would deem disposable.  You are making a difference!

Together, we will protect a few until we can protect them all!

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowa
[email protected]

State Director’s Open Letter to State Representatives Concerning the Heartbeat Bill

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Dear Representative,

The Senate passed the Heartbeat Bill, and now its fate rests on you and with it the lives of thousands of Iowans waiting to be born each year.

You, as a Representative hold the power of life and death in your hands.   You may not want the heavy responsibility that comes with this vote – which is exactly why you must vote YES.

No human should have the power to take innocent life for the sake of convenience, the excuse of choice, or even due to the manor of conception.

The difficult emotional and physical trauma of sexual violence can cloud the issue of a child that has been conceived in such an act.  Thankfully, those cases are rare, and even then, if an all-knowing God  who can turn what others meant for harm into good (Genesis 50:20) decides to bring life through the travesty of incest or the violence of rape, who are we to override our Creator as if He misunderstood?

Krista Hoefferber was conceived in incest, when her 15 year old mother was raped by her own father, Krista’s grandfather.

Juda Myers was conceived in a gang rape by eight men and is thankful to be alive.  Juda and others conceived in rape were no less human in the womb, are every bit as valuable, and have a God-given plan and purpose to fulfill here on earth just like the rest of us do (Jeremiah 29:11).

Whether conceived in love or violent aggression, no child should be given the death penalty for the crimes of their fathers.

At 6-8 weeks a detectable heartbeat is sure proof of a life ordained by God – to stop it is simply not our call.

If Concerned Women for America of Iowa can help you connect you with Juda or Krista, or answer any questions please let us know.

You were elected to protect the citizens of Iowa, including those yet waiting to take their first breath.

Please vote YES on the Heartbeat Bill!

Praying for your wisdom and clarity,

Tamara Scott
State Director
CWA of Iowa
[email protected]