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Join Us! Feisty & Feminine Workshop – Topeka – October 24, 2019

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Are you concerned about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation?  Especially all the issues with our public schools?  There is a cultural battle raging in America, and Concerned Women for America is on the frontline protecting our values through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Are you ready to join us in these efforts? It’s time to put your gloves on for the cultural fight we are battling.

Please join us next Thursday, October 24, to discover how, together, through prayer and action, we can make a difference. Whether or not you have attended a previous Feisty & Feminine workshop, we invite you to join us at next week’s workshop. It is time to step up, or reengage, and learn the issues well so we can pray and act accordingly.  

Feisty & Feminine Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 Gage, Topeka, Kansas

Workshop Agenda:

  1. Watching the documentary Rescuing Our Children and Our Nation, which features speakers Alex Neman and Samuel Blumenfeld, author of the book Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children. Phillis Setchell, CWA of Kansas’s Research Analyst, will be leading this part of the workshop.
  2. Learning how to build an impactful relationship with your local school board member.
  3. Update on the progress of the on the pro-life amendment.

I cannot help but be reminded of Timothy’s grandmother, Lois, and his mother Eunice, who Paul wrote about in 2 Timothy 1:5 “When I call  to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”  The time is now to be as active as possible in the education of our children and grandchildren.

I hope to see you next Thursday, October 24. Please RSVP by emailing me at [email protected] or calling 785-260-5659.  Your RSVP will help in planning for the meeting.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

License Plate Update, Thank You! and Save the Date

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Choose Life License Plates Update

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas and Christians for Life are co-leading the efforts to secure 1,000 Choose Life license plate orders by January 1, 2020. The Department of Revenue requires that at least 1,000 plates be sold for $40 each by January 1, 2020, before the plates can go into production.

Our efforts so far have included distributing 9,000 brochures, engaging the media (read here), inviting other groups to join in our efforts, hosting countless exhibit booths, and more!

Thank you to the 215 Kansans who have reserved their Choose Life license plates! With only three months to meet our 1,000-plate requirement, we need your help!

Take Action: 

  • Reserve your Choose Life license plate TODAY. Click here for all the details on how to reserve your plate. OR
  • Do all you can to encourage others to purchase a Choose Life license plate through social media, distributing brochures (contact us to place an order), and others. Contact us to find out how you can be part of this incredible live-saving project. You are needed!

Thank You for Coming to the State Capitol!

Last week, I sent an email urging pro-life citizens to attend the Joint Judiciary Committee hearing regarding reversing the Kansas Supreme Court’s nonsensical abortion decision – and you did not disappoint! Sen. Eric Rucker (R-District 20) and others told me how very grateful they were that many of you showed up for the hearing to show your support for life.

Take Action:
Save the date! Please plan to attend a second hearing on this very important issue that is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30. Watch for more details to come.

Pray: Ask our heavenly Father to help us meet our goals for the Choose Life license plates. Pray for the hearts of the legislators who serve on the committee of the life amendment, that they will stand on the side of life.

Our heavenly Father will grant the desires of our hearts if we humble ourselves and trust in Him and His ways. One scripture I have often found helpful in various situations in my life is Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.”

Thank you again for all you do, and may God bless you real good!

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

CWA of Kansas Recommends Two Great Pro-Life Events

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You Are Invited to Attend the National Day of Remembrance Memorial Service for Aborted Children and the Life Chain

October 5 and 6, is a pro-life weekend in Kansas! On Saturday, October 5, a memorial service is planned at the Heart of America Memorial Wall for the Unborn in Topeka. The service is in response to the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. On Sunday, October 6, people around the state will stand up for life by joining hands with other pro-life individuals at the 2019 Life Chain.

Here are the details for both events: 

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Heart of America Memorial Wall for the Unborn, 1216 SE Republican Ave. Topeka, KS – Bring your lawn chairs.
(Many of you may have attended a memorial service in our area earlier in September.)

Topeka Life Chain
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Tables will be set up along Wanamaker (starting at the corner of 21st and Wanamaker) in Topeka where you may pick up signs.  Bring lawn chairs, water bottles, umbrellas, and whatever you may need.

Click here to find a Life Chain event in your area.

The events provide a great opportunity to stand for life. I will be attending both events in Topeka and hope you will be attending in your area.

Thank you and many blessings.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Important Judiciary Hearing on the Pro-Life Amendment to the Kansas Constitution

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Kansas pro-life citizens are urged to attend the Joint Judiciary Committee hearing to be held next week regarding reversing the Kansas Supreme Court’s nonsensical abortion decision. You can read more about the court decision here.

Your presence at the hearing will send a strong message that life is a top priority for Kansans.

Joint Judiciary Committee Hearing
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th & Van Buren, Topeka –room #578

Make plans to attend, and be sure to invite a friend!

Thank you, and I hope to see you next Monday.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Join Us! Feisty & Feminine Workshop–Topeka–September 23

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You Are Invited to Attend our Feisty & Feminine Workshop

Are you concerned about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation?  There is a cultural battle raging in America, and CWA is on the frontline protecting our values through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Are you ready to join us in these efforts? It’s time to put your gloves on for the cultural fight we are battling.

Please join us next Monday to discover how, together, through prayer and action, we can make a difference. Whether or not you have attended a previous Feisty & Feminine workshop, we invite you to join us at next week’s workshop. It is time to step up, or reengage, and learn the issues well so we can pray and act accordingly.  

Feisty & Feminine Workshop
Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Crestview Community Center, 4801 Shunga Drive, Topeka, Kansas

Come meet CWA of Kansas’ new Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator, Mary Meens, and hear from CWA of Kansas Legislative Liaison, Michelle Schroeder, and Shannon Golden who will be speaking on current state issues. Topics include the cause of sex trafficking, proposed pro-life amendments, and the Equality Act as it is being brought forward in Kansas.

Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works … encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Thank you, and I hope to see you next Monday.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas

Communities That Care Survey – Your Voice is Needed!

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ACTION needed on opt-out Communities That Care Survey! We want to keep the opt in language.

Yesterday, HB 2361 passed out of the Children and Seniors Committee. The focus of this legislation is the Communities That Care Survey, which is a very invasive student health survey that CWA of Kansas very much opposes.

Currently, parents must opt their student(s) in to participate in the survey. We like this policy because schools assume the responsibility of ensuring they have parental permission to take the survey. The bill seeks to change opt-in to opt-out which is not in the best interest of parents and students.

Take Action: Contact the Speaker and House Majority Leader and urge them to not allow this bill to go before the House. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

  • Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman (R-District 78) Phone: 785 296-2302 | E-mail: [email protected]
  • Majority Leader Dan Hawkins (R-District 100) Phone: 785 291-7662 | E-mail: [email protected]

Please pray for our children as they go throughout their school day. Pray for the protection of their minds and hearts as they often hear and see things that are an antithesis to Biblical truths.

Thank you for all you do and considering doing this much needed task.

Sincerely,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of Kansas

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner. Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas by mailing a check to PO Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608 or click here to donate to Kansas online. If you send a check, please make it out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of KS” on the memo line.

 

 

Kansans for Israel!

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In 2017, Kansas passed a law “outlawing state agencies from engaging in contracts with entities or companies that are part of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel.”

Today, Kansas is furthering their support of Israel by considering SB 216, which encourages the state to invest in Israel.  Jake LaTurner, Kansas State Treasurer, has introduced this well researched bill.  Mr. LaTurner authored this op-ed to lay out some of the reasons why the legislation is worthy of consideration.

The bill would allow Kansas to invest in Israel bonds. One of Concerned Women for America’s core issues is the support for Israel. Therefore, we support any legislation that strengthens Israel and our relationship with her.

SB 216 is in the Senate Committee of Ways and Means. 

Take Action! Your help is needed to pass this very important bill.   Please contact the chair and vice chair of the committee and urge them to support SB 216 and ensure it receives a fair hearing and support its final passage in the Kansas Senate.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Chairwoman Sen. Carolyn Mc Ginn (R-District 31)
785-296-7377 | [email protected]

Vice Chairman, Sen. Rick Billinger (R-District 40)
785-296-7399 | [email protected]

Additional information to share with the chair and vice chair:

“As a citizen from the State of Kansas, I STAND WITH ISRAEL. SB 216 would give Kansas the option of investing in Israel, a key trade partner, and the only democracy in the Middle East. Under current law, the Kansas Pooled Money Investment Board is only allowed to invest in U.S. Treasuries, yet Israel Bonds see a higher yield. Giving our state more investment options and sending a strong message that we support our friend Israel is a win-win.”

Save the date! A rally is in the works for March 19 to show support for SB 216 and to lobby for its passage.  

Pray! Pray that SB 216 will receive a fair hearing, that many will come out and testify in support of the bill, and the bill will pass and become law. Pray also for a good turnout for the rally.

“And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, and so you shall be a blessing, and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you, all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:2-3 (NASB)

God Bless You,

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

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner.  Please consider donating online to the ministry of CWA of Kansas.  Or, make a check out to “Concerned Women for America,” put “CWA of KS” on the memo, and send it to P.O. Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608.

 

Great News! Kansas Statute Now Allows Choose Life License Plates! Purchase Yours Today!

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[Click here to view/print brochure.]

History

In 2002 the Kansas state legislature approved the Choose Life license plate. Unfortunately, the governor at the time, Bill Graves, vetoed the bill. Years of hard work by pro-life individuals and organizations was stalled.

Fast forward to February of 2018. Rep. Trevor Jacobs (R-District 4) was asked by a constituent if the state had Choose Life license plates. Rep. Jacobs immediately researched the situation to find that Kansas did not have such plates. Without delay he introduced in the House Transportation Committee, HB 2678, that would make Choose Life license plates available for purchase in Kansas.  He then asked Sen. Richard Hilderbrand (R-District 13) to introduce a companion bill in the Senate, in which he graciously obliged.

HB 2678 was then combined with other groups wanting specialty plates, it passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law July 1, 2018 by Governor Coyer.

Looking back, we give thanks to God for inspiring Rep. Jacobs at the time in which He did. Any later and it more than likely would not have been signed into law by today’s governor.

To date 33 states have now passed pro-life license plate legislation–Kansas is  proudly included.

The Plate Challenge

The Department of Revenue requires that at least 1,000 plates be sold for $40 each by January 1, 2020, before the plates can go into production. Be one of the first 1,000 to obtain a Choose Life license plate!

Christians for Life, Inc. and Concerned Women for America of Kansas are sharing the responsibility of collecting names and payments from persons who want the plates. When at least 1,000 plates are sold, the information and payments will be turned over to the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR). Then KDOR will in turn issue all individuals a certificate of no charge that can be used to purchase the plates in their county. The plates will then be made permanently available along with all the other issue-specific plates Kansas has to offer.

The Brochure

Click here to view and print the Choose Life brochure.

Act on the Facts

  • Fill out the back panel of the brochure, or go to chooselifeplate.com, to be one of the first 1,000 people in Kansas to obtain a Choose Life license plate!
  • Encourage others to do the same! Go our website and print off the Choose Life brochure to distribute. Or, email us to order brochures to distribute.
  • Involve your church! Approach your pastor to find out if you can distribute the brochure in church.

Pray

Pray that thousands of people will purchase these plates so that the message of life is proclaimed all over the state.  Pray these plates will detour those contemplating abortion, encourage many to minister to someone they know who is contemplating abortion, and inspire many to vote accordingly.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of Kansas

 

 

CWA of Kansas Legislative Update

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity (SOGI) Nondiscrimination Ordinance, HB 2130

“AN ACT concerning the Kansas act against discrimination and acts supplemental thereto; relating to sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, amending … ”

The SOGI bill, HB 2130, has been assigned to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. Its companion bill, SB 84, has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

HB 2130 and SB 84 create discrimination. When “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” is added to a legal or corporate nondiscrimination code, it opens the door to policies that discriminate against people with traditional views as it attacks and opposes the notion that sexual behavior has moral dimensions. The strategy beWhen “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” is added to a legal or corporate nondiscrimination code, it opens the door to policies that discriminate against people with traditional views as it attacks and opposes the notion that sexual behavior has moral dimensions hind promoting these types of unconstitutional laws across the nation is this: transform morality into a form of bigotry and then use corporate and government power to eliminate that “bigotry.” The goal is to alter America’s cultural values and use “bigotry” as a threat in the process of elevating a certain group to a protected status above others based on sexual behaviors.

CWA of Kansas passed out talking points to several of our legislators we thought would find them helpful. They were very well received, and we have gotten great feedback about how the talking points have equipped the legislators to oppose the two pieces of legislation.

I have visited the committee chairs and vice chairs of both committees, and they have assured me that they have no intention of holding hearings on either bill. We are cautiously optimistic that the bills will not move in committee, and we will also have to be diligent to watch and pray that the bills do not get attached to another bill in the process. No action is needed at this time.

Abortion Reversal Pill Legislation, HB 2274

“AN ACT concerning abortion; relating to medication abortions; notification requirements.”

A hearing on HB 2274 was held last Wednesday in the Committee on Health and Human Services. We know that women often change their mind after taking RU486, the chemical abortion pill, so timely notice for the option to reverse an abortion is important. No matter the reason as to why a woman would change her mind after beginning a chemical abortion, she deserves the right to have available to her all the information to reverse the abortion if she so chooses. HB 2274 will provide this.

Sixty percent of abortions in Kansas are “chemical” abortions using a regimen of two doses of two different pills. By state law, the first pill is given in the presence of a physician and the second pill is taken at home. Increasingly, a significant number of women who have ingested the first abortion pill change their mind about using the second pill. Unfortunately, many do not know there is an option to reverse the abortion and save the life of their baby.

We are cautiously optimistic that the bill will pass out of committee. No action is needed at this time.

Education HB 2361, “AN ACT concerning schools; relating to the student data privacy act; certain tests, questionnaires, surveys, and examinations; amending K.S.A. 72-6316 and repealing the existing section.”

A hearing on HB 2361 was held last Wednesday before the Committee on Children and Seniors. CWA of Kansas gives Rep. Bill Rhiley (R-District 80) kudos for valiantly opposing HB 2361 at the beginning of the hearing.

CWA of Kansas opposes this bill because the Communities That Care (CTC) survey is a tool that is being used to justify suicide prevention for one thing, thus causing more social workers to be involved in the public schools. Under the current opt-in law parents have control over the survey. This brazen bill, HB 2361 denies parental rights to know what tests the public school is giving.

CWA of Kansas Special Advisor Linda Highland and member Lisa Huesers both testified as citizens against HB 2361.

Linda Highland’s testimony provided a copy of the off the wall invasive questions that sixth graders are asked. Many parents would not and do not approve. CTC is given to sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders. Thank you, Linda, for eloquently highlighting the most concerning parts of the CTC survey.

Lisa Hueser’s testified from a concerned parent’s viewpoint. Thank you, Lisa, for speaking on behalf of the parents of Kansas.

We are cautiously optimistic that the bill will not pass out of committee. No action is needed at this time.

Encourage-A-Legislator Are you an encourager? If so, you are needed in our Encourage-A-Legislator program! Regardless of a legislator’s views, party affiliation, or religious beliefs, they need our encouragement and prayers. There is a spiritual battle continually raging in our state capitol. The legislators need your daily prayers. Click here to find out more!

Thank you.

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of Kansas

KANSAS – the First Legislative Body in the Country to Officially Condemn New York’s Off the Wall Abortion Law!

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-District 10) on the Senate floor quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.

The news across the country lately has shocked many. Ideas that have been and should be unthinkable, like infanticide, have been discussed as normal.

The good news is that last week the Kansas Senate became the first legislative body in the country to officially condemn New York’s off the wall abortion law. Kansas is a state that cherishes life, and we are appalled that any state in the United States would believe that New York’s law is acceptable – much less something to celebrate as many of us saw in the videos. This was a monumental day for the state of Kansas as we lead the discussion in the nation on the value of human life!

You can read SCR 1606 here.

A press conference was held on Monday, February 11. Pictured here are pro-life legislators standing behind Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook as she presented the resolution.

We are extremely grateful for the leadership of Sens. Mary Pilcher-Cook, Ty Masterson (R-District 16), Caryn Tyson (R-District 12), Julia Lynn (R-District 9) and Senate President Susan Wagle (R-District 30) in standing strong for life.

Please take action: Email the senators listed above with a thank you. You can find their email addresses here.

Now the resolution heads to the House of Representatives, where Susan Humphries (R-District 99), will lead the discussion. As many of you know, Rep. Humphries is an excellent advocate for life.

Please take action: Email Rep. Humphries and encourage her in the work she has before her.

Pray for easy passage of the resolution in the House.

Thank you and God bless,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of Kansas

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner. Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas online.  Or, write a check out to “Concerned Women for America,” put “CWA of KS” on the memo line, and then send it to CWA of Kansas at P.O. Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608. Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

Attention Prayer Warriors: Kansas has a SOGI Bill!

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On Monday, February 4, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) bill was introduced, given the number HB 2130 and assigned to the House Federal and State affairs.  Click here to read the bill in its entirety.  

HB 2130 creates discrimination.  When “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” is added to a legal or corporate nondiscrimination code, it opens the door to policies that discriminate against people with traditional views as it attacks and opposes the notion that sexual behavior has moral dimensions.

The strategy behind promoting these types of unconstitutional laws across the nation is this: transform morality into a form of bigotry and then use corporate and government power to eliminate that “bigotry.” The goal is to alter America’s cultural values and use “bigotry” as a threat in the process of elevating a certain group to protected status above others based on sexual behaviors.

Please take action:

  1. Contact the members of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee and respectfully encourage them to vote NO on HB 2131. For more information click here for talking points. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.
  2. Look at the thirty-eight sponsors listed at the top of the bill and make note if one of them is your representative. (Click here to find your representative.) Consider visiting your representative, and/or think about the next election period and vote accordingly.

Please pray for the Chairman of the Federal and State Affairs Committee, Rep. John Barker (R-District 70).  He will be the one who decides whether to hold a hearing.  Pray that he chooses not to give the bill a hearing.

Blessings,

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

Facebook:  Concerned Women for America of Kansas

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner.  Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas by mailing a check to PO Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608 or click here to donate to Kansas on line.  If you send a check, please make it out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of KS” on the memo line.

 

 

Our State Legislators Need Your Encouragement and Prayers

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Dear Friend,

CWA of Kansas, Culture Shield Network, and Capitol Commission have joined forces to encourage and pray for state legislators

We are excited to announce that we have an Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program this year! For the first time ever, CWA of Kansas has partnered with Culture Shield Network and Capitol Commission to be able to cover even more legislators with prayer.

The EAL program is one of the most important programs we can provide. When fully implemented, each member of our Kansas state legislature (40 Senators and 125 Representatives) will be lifted up in prayer each day of the remainder of the session and receive an encouraging post card once a month. 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, praying for him/her each day and sending a post card once a month during the remainder of the 2019 legislative session (session ends around the first of May). After praying for your adopted legislator, you will mail the 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 postcard stamp and mail the card.

Are you interested? Now more than ever our 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 of all, 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 contacting Dawn Paulson, Legislative Prayer Coordinator for Cultural Shield Network. She can be reached at 785-438-9400 or at [email protected].  Be sure to give her your name, physical mailing address, email, phone number, and how many legislators you would like to adopt. She will then send your postcards, a bio of your legislator, and instructions.

Please visit our webpage to find out how you can become involved in CWA of Kansas. You are needed!

Blessings,

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

 

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner.  Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas by mailing a check to PO Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608 or click here to donate to Kansas on line.  If you send a check, please make it out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of KS” on the memo line.

 

Merry Christmas! May God Bless you Real Good!

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Greetings! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CWA of Kansas!

I am thrilled to share with you what the Lord has done in 2018 through the ministry of CWA of Kansas. We had a glorious time at our Impact 2018 Conference, lobbying on bills that were signed into law, sending out an array of e-alerts on a variety of topics, hosting several Feisty & Feminine Workshops, and more.
It was a fantastic year!  Read all about it in our Christmas letter.  You will see that much has been done because of YOUR faithfulness as you made phone calls, sent emails and letters, attended events, prayed and gave generously. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

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

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