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Do You Want to Conduct a Voter Registration Drive at Your Church?

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On November 6, we will each have the opportunity to vote for those who best represent our views at the county, state and federal levels. As Christians we want individuals holding public office who will make decisions regarding laws and public policy that build the family, not tear it down. The election ballot in November will have both candidates and issues on it that will need careful consideration by we who want to protect the unborn, definition of the family, religious rights and more.

Deuteronomy 1:13 says, “Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.”  May we make every effort to do the same.

Have you moved since the last time you voted? Or, have you never registered to vote? No problem! You simply need to do so by October 11 in order to vote on Tuesday, November 6.  Click here to do. Mark November 6 on your calendar.

Are you ready to go a step farther?  Are you ready to make an impact beyond yourself?  Please encourage your pastor to allow you to hold a voter registration drive in your church so the members are both encouraged and ready to vote on November 6. The IRS guidelines indicate that a church may sponsor or conduct a nonpartisan voter registration.

Concerned Women for America of Missouri has prepared a free Voter Registration Drive packet for our members and friends. The packet includes instructions and materials on how to conduct a voter registration drive as well as the materials needed. We suggest churches host voter registrations on the weekends of September 29-30 and Oct. 6-7.

Everything you need to coordinate a registration drive is below except for voter cards that you need to order in time to have a September 29-30 and Oct. 6-7 drive.  The link is below, titled “Voter Registration Application Form.”

If you have any questions and/or would like to host a voter registration drive, please contact me.  I am happy to assist.

Voter Registration Drive Packet:
Letter to the Pastor – Email or bring a copy of this with you when you ask your pastor/church if you can do a voter registration table at your church.
Church Voter Registration Coordinator Information sheet
General Voter Information
Voter Registration Application Form
Request for Missouri Absentee Ballot sheet
Absentee Voter Instructions
2018 Missouri Election Calendar

Flyers, handouts, and posters:
Political Guidelines for Churches and Pastors
Voters Decide the Future of America flyer
Old Enough to Vote flyer
Are You Registered to Vote flyer
Did You Know flyer
Registration Drive poster
Party Platform Comparison

Bev Ehlen

State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

 

 

 

Field Update: CWA State Leaders at Kavanaugh Hearing

By | Blog, Iowa, Legal, Missouri, News and Events, North Dakota, SCOTUS | No Comments

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.

Join Us on the Women for Kavanaugh Bus Tour!

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Concerned Women for America invites you to join us on our Women for Kavanaugh bus tour. We are excited to spend three days in Missouri rallying with all of you in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court!

Donald Trump won Missouri in the 2016 presidential election with an impressive 56.4% of the vote! A large part of the support came from Missourians who were concerned about the future of the United States Supreme Court.

President Trump knew this and as a candidate, released a public list of possible Supreme Court nominees. Brett Kavanaugh was on that list, and today he is our Supreme Court nominee.

Sen. McCaskill has been unashamedly dismissive of Judge Kavanaugh as a nominee despite Missouri’s widespread support. Conservative Missourians have been vocal about supporting Kavanaugh. The big question is, will Sen. McCaskill listen to you, her constituents? This is the time to make your voice heard.

Come be a part of this historic moment!

Monday, August 13, 2018 

The Pillar Foundation 
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
15820 Clayton Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63011

Speakers include:
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America
Bev Ehlen, CWA of Missouri State Director
Janae Stracke, CWA National Field Director

Justice Kennedy’s retirement means that we can put an end to judicial activism on the Supreme Court. This is a crucial time, and the left is doing all that they can to stop this confirmation. Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character, honor, and impartiality. Come remind Sen. McCaskill that Missourians want to Confirm Judge K! She needs to hear from you!

If you cannot make it to the meet and greet, please see the following list of stops where we will be passing through. We would love to meet you all and give you a free t-shirt!

Monday, August 13

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bass Pro Shop (parking lot) 
1365 South 5th St.
St. Charles, MO 63301

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hobby Lobby (parking lot) 
4033 Veterans Memorial Parkway
St. Peters, MO 63376

Tuesday, August 14

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Chick-fil-a (parking lot) 
2106 State Hwy. K
O’Fallon, MO 63368

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Chick-fil-a (parking lot) 
1918 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Bass Pro Shop (parking lot) 
3101 Bass Pro Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hobby Lobby (parking lot) 
2001 West Worley
Columbia, MO 65203

Wednesday, August 15

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hobby Lobby (parking lot) 
22235 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Missouri State Fair 
2503 W 16th St.
Sedalia, MO

Please join us! Make your voice heard!

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
314.608.0168

 

Conservative women in Missouri support Kavanaugh. Will McCaskill listen?

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In the last presidential election, Donald Trump won Missouri with 56.4 percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton’s 37.9 percent. He almost doubled Mitt Romney’s 9.4 percent margin of victory with an imposing 18.5 percent margin, winning 110 of 114 counties.

A big part of that overwhelming support came from Missourians who were understandably concerned with the future of the United States Supreme Court. Remember that the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia was held open in order to give the voters an opportunity to choose the direction we wanted for the Court through our choice in the election…

Click here to read the rest of this op-ed by CWA of MO State Director Bev Ehlen, as featured in The Kansa City Star.

Celebrate Constitution Day!

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Participate in CWA of Missouri’s 2018 Constitution Day Project

(Click here to view and print flyer.)

CWA of Missouri has made it a tradition to celebrate Constitution Day every year. It is a time to express thankfulness for the republic that was established in 1787 through the signing of the U.S. Constitution. To celebrate we present a gift to the members of the Missouri General Assembly and our statewide and federal office holders. The aim of these gifts is to help them understand, and/or be reminded of the importance of our beloved Constitution and the freedoms that it protects.

This year we will be presenting a poster of the U.S. Constitution, a pocket sized copy of the U.S. Constitution and the 28 Principles of Liberty card to each member of the Missouri General Assembly. The 22”X 34” poster contains the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Amendments 11-27, and on the back, the Constitution at a Glance (an easy reference to the Constitution). The 46 page pocket size constitution is excellent for keeping it handy, and the Principles Card is based on the twenty-eight principles the Founders used to frame our Constitution and form our republic.

Please support this project and the work that CWA of Missouri does by donating a gift of $10 or more.

Sponsorships need to be sent in by Friday, September 7. On Wednesday, September 12, we will present the gift to your member of the Missouri General Assembly with a note regarding your sponsorship. Please make check payable to “CWA” and write “CWA of Missouri” on the memo line. Send to P.O. Box 1352, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
314-608-0168
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

Keep the War on Planned Parenthood Alive! Opportunity to Deny Them Tax Dollars!

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You can weigh in on denying Planned Parenthood from getting federal taxpayer funds via Title X by just four “clicks of your mouse.”

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 Missouri.
  • 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.  

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org
314-608-0168

Partner with CWA of Missouri through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Missouri. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects such as lobbying at our state capitol. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Missouri, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of MO” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Missouri P.O. Box 1352 Topeka, MO 63376. Or click here to contribute online.

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

Senate Failed to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, by a vote of 51-46. This bill would have ended elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, issued the following statement:

“Senators like Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), and Claire McCaskell (D-Missouri), who represent states where voters overwhelmingly support life, will have much to answer for in their next election.

“Today, these senators had a chance to stand for life. They chose to vote against life. They had a chance to defend the dignity of both children and their mothers. Instead, they voted without regard for the most vulnerable among us.

“The United States calls itself a champion of human rights but is one of only seven nations to allow abortion after 20 weeks when it has been proven that babies feel extreme pain. Today, we continue to align ourselves with countries such as China, North Korea, and Vietnam.

“A recent Marist poll showed that 60% of Americans support ending abortions after 20 weeks, but that majority had no voice today. It’s time to do better.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.

How You Can Promote Christian Heritage Week in Missouri during the Week of Thanksgiving

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About 25 years ago, Bruce Barilla from West Virginia took the initiative of promoting the week of Thanksgiving as “Christian Heritage Week”. Every year, governors, mayors, and boards of county commissioners across the country are approached to sign proclamations that recognize our country’s Christian roots.

Christian Heritage Week is set aside annually to acknowledge the vital role that Christianity has played in our nation’s history. Each year, the celebration occurs during the week of Thanksgiving. Citizens are encouraged to seek proclamations from their governors, county commissions, and mayors, which acknowledge our Christian heritage.

Concerned Women for America of Missouri is in contact with the office of Gov. Greitens seeking his participation. We are asking our members to take on this project with their local government entities. We have created proclamations for the board of county commissioners or the mayor of one’s city to sign.

We hope that this becomes an annual event and continually grows here in Missouri and nationwide. It is so important to know our Christian heritage. Sadly, public schools are not teaching the Christian foundation of our country and the importance it played in forming our republic.

Take Action: Please contact us to get a proclamation that you can have your mayor and/or board of county commissioners sign. We can send the document to you via email for you to print, or we can print one on 8.5 x 14 parchment paper and mail it to you. A gift of $5 to cover the cost of shipping would be appreciated.

Please Pray:  Pray that this ministry will grow in our great state of Missouri.

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org