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Get Out the Vote with CWA of Kansas!

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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 Kansas, early voting starts 7 days before and ends 1 day prior to Election Day.  For more information go to kssos.org/elections/elections.html.

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!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org

One Step Closer to Giving Birthmothers and Adoptive Parents Faith-Based Options

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Last week with the help of myself and fellow state directors, CWA National had a big victory in the House Appropriations Committee when U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s (R-Alabama-District 4) Adoption Amendment passed 29-23.  This amendment ensures that government agencies receiving federal funds cannot discriminate against a child welfare provider on the basis of that provider’s “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.”  This amendment is similar to the Adoption Protection Act, SB 284, that Gov. Jeff Coyer signed into Kansas law on May 4, 2018.

Our own U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-District 3) was on that committee, and he voted for the amendment.

Now the essence of the amendment is capsulated in the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act. House version is HR 1881, and the Senate version is S 811.

This legislation includes, not excludes, faith-based adoption and foster care agencies; birth mothers and families will have the freedom to choose a provider that shares their faith and values. This legislation recognizes that these agencies are desperately needed on the playing field, especially as more and more children are being displaced from their homes by opium addiction.

This is an important step in our efforts to ensure government is not hostile to one’s sincerely held religious beliefs.  Nine in ten Americans agree that birthmothers should have the freedom to choose an agency for adoption that shares her religious values and moral convictions.

So far Rep. Yoder is the only one who has co-sponsored the House version and no one has co-sponsored the Senate version.

Action:

  1. Please thank Rep. Yoder for voting “Yes” on the Adoption Amendment. Click here to contact him.
  2. Write our other U.S. Representatives, Rodger Marshall (R-District 1), click here to do so, Lynn Jenkins (R-District 2), click here to do so, and Ron Estes(R-District 4), click here to do so. Encourage them to vote for HR1881.

As this legislation continues through the legislative process, please be praying for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.  Pray they will see the truth that it is not discrimination as some will try to convince them.

CWA National will continue their efforts to get the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act with the Aderholt Amendment passed into law. Let us do the same at CWA of Kansas.

Thank you and many blessings.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659

 

 

 

Don’t Miss Out on the Opportunity to Take Tax Money from Planned Parenthood

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Dear Friend,

The Title X program is a voluntary grant program that was created to educate and provide family planning services. Even though the law says that abortion is not family planning, abortion giants like Planned Parenthood have used this grant program as their own personal slush fund. But now we have the chance to stop it!

As with any federal regulation, there is an open comment period where the public has the opportunity to express their views. After the 60-day comment period is up, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will review the comments and issue a final rule based on the public’s feedback.  The deadline is July 31, but we want to comment right away and then use the remainder of the time to encourage those we know to comment as well.

Take Action:

  • Submit your comment to the U.S. HHS Secretary Azar regarding Title X Funds for family planning. Simply go to the Concerned Women for America website link, The Protect Life Rule, and follow the instructions.  It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.  We have even put together a suggested comment that you can use as is or edit to your liking.  It is best if you add personal comments.
  • Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.
  • Please send this e-alert to your like-minded friends, pastor, lawmakers, family and acquaintances.

Please Pray: “Father, please work on our behalf and protect us from paying for abortion with our taxes.  May our efforts be used to drastically hinder the deadly efforts of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers?  Amen.”

It is imperative that Secretary Azar hears from all of us.  Planned Parenthood is angry about this, and they are mobilized with an army contacting Azar.  They will sue and do what they always do, so we must be vigilant, mobilized, passionate, strong and courageous on behalf of babies.

It’s time to stand up, speak up, and let your voice be heard.  This is our moment to stop taxpayer funding for abortion, and we only have June and July to stop Planned Parenthood and others from the misuse of this program.  

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659

Partner with CWA of Kansas through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Kansas. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects like the Feisty & Feminine Workshops. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Kansas, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of KS” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Kansas P.O. Box 8331 Topeka, KS 66608. Or click here to contribute online.

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.  Thank you!

Was the Feisty & Feminine Workshop about the Muslim Faith in Lawrence a Success?

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Dear Friend,

CWA of Kansas would like to show much appreciation to the Douglas County Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, Michelle Lynn, for her courage in asking for a Feisty & Feminine Workshop in Lawrence, Kansas.  The workshop was on something needed in the Lawrence area, Dispelling Fear and Encouraging Diplomacy when Interacting with those of the Muslim Faith. Lawrence has had a great influx of Muslims because of Kansas University Campus.

The date was set for April 30. We asked Dr. Dawlat Bishara and Dr. Safwat Bishara to be on the panel.  The Bisharas were both born and raised in Egypt, came to the United States and obtained citizenship over 30 years ago.  As Coptic Christians, they were neighbors with Muslims and wanted to share about the friendships they built and the history of Egypt before and after Muslims came.  They planned to share their experiences of living peacefully but wisely as Christians next to Muslims in Egypt.

In addition, we invited Peggy Mast, former-Speaker Pro Tem, to be on the panel.  She sponsored laws to protect those who were trapped in Sharia Law and wanted out.  All of her bills passed.  That is what America is about: freedom for everyone — especially those who come to us under such duress, as some women who live with Sharia Law.

The idea behind this workshop was to approach the subject in a gentle, non-combative manner. It was open to the public, but, as you will see, perhaps it should have been closed.

The day before the workshop, we got word that the Muslim group, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), was planning on disrupting the meeting.   We immediately alerted the Lawrence Police Department.  They told us to call the dispatch if any disruptions occurred.

Wait. How did CAIR even know about the workshop?  Come to find out, it was a former Planned Parenthood employee who got it from our statewide e-alert.  Apparently (and understandably), Planned Parenthood keeps tabs on what CWA of Kansas does.  Why would Planned Parenthood be interested in something about the Muslim faith?  We will tell you why; it seems that Planned Parenthood, CAIR, and possibly even the LGBT community, have become a sort of coalition.  Their numbers are small, individually, so maybe they have decided to come together and make more noise.

We knew this new development might be a problem for the Bisharas. It was, and the Bisharas decided it would be best not to attend.  They feared for their relatives in Egypt.  It was disappointing to them, and their whole countenance showed it as I brought the news to them.  It was also disappointing to our people; several reported that hearing the Bisharas was the reason they came in the first place.

This just illustrates why Islam, violent Islam, must be opposed.  We are not an oppressed nation.  We are a kind, open, loving nation.  We are a free nation.  If a person wants to be on a panel to discuss anything, they have a right to do so.  However, places like Egypt are not free.  People left in Egypt can be in jeopardy.  That is a fact about the world we live in until Christ returns and Egypt and the rest of the world are set free.

As attendees entered the library, the protesters came in from the sidewalk with their signs in tow; some signed the welcome sheet right along with the legitimate attendees.  The feeling in the room was palatable with hatred on the part of the protesters.  The attendance was half our people and half CAIR.  We began the introductions and showed a video of Penny Nance and shared the Feisty & Feminine Workshop project with the audience.

To stir it up a bit, as if it hadn’t been stirred up enough, we decided to start the event by answering questions that CAIR had planned to ask. Then Peggy brought forward a discussion on the Koran, the Bible and how the Koran starts with peace and proceeds to violence while the Old Testament shows the violence in a world without God and how He continually bring us to peace within the New Testament, showing a loving peaceful way to live and how as believers we are to seek peace.

We asked for questions to be written down from the audience.  We stated that there was to be no verbal response from the audience. Almost immediately, we had to call the police, because one member of the audience would not obey the rule; we took his picture, and he became overbearing.

The panel kept going while this was taking place, and we did our best — with most of the weight on Kathy and Peggy.   Most of the questions were written with a biased view and were off of the subject matter completely.   We were able to establish some order under the threat of being hauled out by the police.  The questions then became about white supremacists and the KKK, and many in the audience started yelling.  We ended the meeting early.

I am unsure if our mission was accomplished.  With all the disruptions from CAIR, it made it close to impossible to both dispel fear and give instructions on how to interact with them with respect.

For Him,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org

Stand Up, Be Heard and Make a Difference in Our Culture!

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Feisty & Feminine Workshops now forming in Kansas!

We have been called for such a time as this.  As conservative women and like-minded men, we are called to know our message and share our beliefs.  CWA of Kansas has always been based on education, prayer, and then action.  Our Feisty & Feminine Workshop focuses on the first step, education.  Participants will be taught how to engage our culture intellectually, authoritatively and respectfully on key issues of the day. We want our speech to be based on facts rather than emotions.

The workshop is based on the book Feisty & Feminine: A Rallying Call for Conservative Women by Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America.  Topics may include the devaluation of women, marriage and true tolerance, sanctity of life, debunking the wage gap, and more.

The workshop is available to large groups, small groups, churches, Bible study groups, community groups, mother daughter events, college groups, youth groups, in your home, in a restaurant, in a church, in a library.

Plans are already being made to have workshops in Wichita, Lawrence, and Emporia/Osage.

The Wichita workshop has been set for June 9, 2018 at 3301 SW 13 North, Wichita, KS  67203.  Click here to view flyer.  Register at [email protected] or call (316) 928-5433.

Consider hosting a Feisty & Feminine Workshop in your area!  Click here for more information within our brochure.  Contacting CWA of Kansas 785-260-5659 or email us today!

Join us as we empower you with tools to counter the extreme culture we now live in with a message of both truth and redemption.

Please send this e-alert to friends and family you think will be interested.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659

Partner with CWA of Kansas through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Kansas. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Kansas, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of KS” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Kansas at P.O. Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608. Or, click here to contribute online.

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.  Thank you!

Adoption Protection Act Is Moving Forward Thanks to You! Keep it Up!

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Thank you for the effort you put forth in calling and emailing the Speaker of the House and Chairman in the House Federal and State Affairs Committee concerning the Adoption Protection Act, HB 2687.  Most of all thank you for your prayers.  Because of your efforts, I truly believe a hearing was held that otherwise would not have.  The bill would have continued to sit.

It is imperative that HB 2687 passes.  If not passed, it will leave Kansas adoption agencies open to lawsuits and legislation that would force faith-based adoption agencies to adopt out to same-sex couples or shut down.  This has already happened in several states.  Don’t let Kansas be the next!

I attended the hearing, and I noted the atmosphere was extraordinarily orderly and calm.  I strongly believe the calmness was because of prayer.  Thank you!  Thank you!

Keep the momentum going!  Do all you can to protect Kansas children and our religious freedoms.

Please Take Action: Now that we have had the hearings, the next step is to contact Chairman Barker (R-District 70).  Please encourage him to work the bill, vote it out of committee, and get it to the House Floor. Recently he stated that he does not plan to advance any more bills until the veto session. We must politely and respectfully encourage him to reconsider. Please contact Rep. Barker as soon as you are able; he needs to feel the pressure immediately.  And be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

His contact information is: [email protected] and 785 479-7519.

Please Continue Praying for the legislators and groups that are banning together for such a time as this. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance as we continue coming up against strong opposition.

Because we have elections coming up, it is more important than ever to get this bill passed.  We do not know what kind of executive orders the newly elected governor will be issuing.  We need this protection in place to exercise our religious freedom that we are guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

Thank you for your faithful prayers, action, and support of CWA of Kansas.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, KS  66608
(785) 260-5659
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org

Your Prayers and Actions are Needed to Forward the Adoption Protection Act and Choose Life License Plates

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ADOPTION PROTECTION
HB 2687, bill ensures all child welfare providers are free to continue to work with the state of Kansas to find forever homes for children.

Adoption Protection is needed in Kansas.  If not passed, it will leave our adoption agencies open to lawsuits and legislation that would force faith-based adoption agencies to adopt out to same-sex couples, or, shut down.  This has already happened in several states.  Don’t let Kansas be the next.

Thank you for responding to our last e-alert on this topic. Your calls to get a hearing on this bill were effective!  Hearings are now scheduled for tomorrow March 20 and Wednesday, March 21.  Thank you!

The hearing are to be held in Room 346 South at 9:00 a.m. for House Federal and State Affairs and 10:30 a.m. Senate Federal and State Affairs.  March 20 will be proponents and March 21 will be opponents.

Take Action: 

  1. Most important, if at all possible, please attend the hearings. You are needed. The legislators need to know Kansan’s care about their religious freedoms.
  2. HB 2678 is expected to be voted on by the two committees possibly two or three days after the hearings. Therefore, please contact the members of both the House Federal and State Affairs committee and the Senate Federal and State Affairs committee.  Click on each name to contact them.  Encourage them to protect religious freedom by voting for HB 2687.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Please continue to pray for the groups that are banning together, Catholic Charities, American Family Policy, Concerned Women for America of Kansas and many churches.  There will be attacks such as name calling and so forth from opposition.  The legislators also will be getting a lot of pressure.  Pray for courage and fortitude for them

CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE PLATES
HB 2678, which would allow the state of Kansas to issue special pro-life license plates, has been voted out of the Committee on Transportation and is expected to be voted on any day now in the Senate.

In 2002, a license bill similar to this one passed the House and the Senate, but Gov. Graves vetoed it.  To date, 32 states have passed similar legislation.  It is time for Kansans to be permitted to purchase “Choose Life” license plates. Click here to read and track the bill.

Take Action:  Please contact your Senator and ask him to vote YES on HB 2678.

Click here to find out who your senator is and how to contact her/him.

Give thanks that the bill is going through the process smoothly.  Please pray it will have continued success in the legislative process.

Thank you for your faithful prayers, action, and support of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, KS  66608
(785) 260-5659
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org