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Are You Ready to Vote on November 6? Check Out Our Helpful Missouri Resources!

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There are many candidates and ballot issues for the voters in Missouri to consider on the November ballot. CWA of Missouri has assembled some resources for you to use, share with your friends, and/or download and print for your church.

Candidate Voter Guides:

  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and State Auditor candidates – iVoterGuide.org
  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and State Auditor candidates – votesmart.org
  • Variety of issues for the U.S. Senate candidates – FRC
  • Sanctity of Life ratings for Federal, Statewide and State Legislature candidates – MRL 

Area Specific Sample Ballot and Polling Place* (Click on “Candidates and Issues” to get your sample ballot.) 

CWA’s Party Platform Comparison – Comparison of the Republican and Democrat platforms on the issues we care about.

CWA of Missouri’s Statewide Ballot Issues description of all seven issues 

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

 The Courts:

The first two members, Powell and Russell, of the Missouri Supreme Court, are up for a retention vote on all the ballots statewide. The remainder are each on a Court of Appeal and up for a retention vote. One won’t have all the Court of Appeal judges on one’s ballot since there is Eastern, Western and Southern.

  • Judge Colleen Dolan was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2016.
  • Chief Judge Lisa Page was appointed to Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District by Governor Nixon in 2015. 
  •  Judge Jeffrey Bates was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District by Governor Holden in 2003.
  • Edward Ardini, Jr. was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District by Governor Nixon in 2016.

Judge lookup based on county

In the majority of Missouri counties, judges will be running as either a Republican or Democrat. Hopefully you will already know the belief system of a sitting judge who is running for re-election or a candidate for judge.

If you live in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Clay County, Jackson County, Platte County and Greene County your county is included in the Missouri “Non-partisan” Court Plan. One can go to yourmissourijudges.org to get the links to judges who are up for retention in those circuits/counties. Using your sample ballot you downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website* enter the last name of the judges up for retention in your county’s circuits in the search bar found in the upper right corner. That should bring up that particular judge so you can read the bio and the Missouri Bar’s recommendation.

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

 

Get Out the Vote with CWA of Missouri!

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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 threaten by some politicians and radical activists who insist on getting their way, no matter what. Some are actually inciting that violence be directed at those with whom they disagree.

It is up to you and me to stand up to this mob mentality by praying against these malicious tactics and voting this November.  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 6 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’s that simple, vote.  Vote on November 6 or vote absentee ballot. In Missouri, we can vote by absentee ballot in person starting 42 days before and ending one day prior to Election Day with a valid excuse. Absentee ballots by mail are due seven days before Election Day. For more information, visit: sos.mo.gov/elections.

Take a look at the Candidates for U.S. Senate: 

Voted NO on Justice Kavanaugh: Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), “I will vote NO on Judge Kavanaugh.”

Supported Justice Kavanaugh: Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), “These were deliberate maneuvers … to exploit Dr. Ford and ultimately block Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. All of this for political gain and at the price of smearing Judge Kavanaugh.”

Information on additional candidates to come. 

Two push cards to freely print and distribute:

Helpful Missouri Voter Resources – Be watching for my email tomorrow that will include a variety of voter guides, ballot measure descriptions, and more.

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

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

A Thank You is in Order for Five Missouri Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Dear Friend,

Five of our U.S. Representatives from Missouri have been successful in dealing another blow to those who traffic in human fetal tissue!

Last week, Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-District 5-Louisiana), announced that the FDA canceled a contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), which was one of the tissue procurement labs that, due to 2015’s undercover videos, is currently under investigation by the U.S Department of Justice. In 2015 the Center for Medical Progress videos revealed that ABR had set up a model that broke federal law by allowing clinics to profit from the sale of fetal tissue. Although fetal tissue research is legal, the profiting from said tissue is not. Federal law allows for costs like transportation and storage to be covered, but no one may profit from the sale of fetal tissue.

The contract was canceled in part because U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-District 4-MO), U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-District 2-MO), U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-District 3-MO), U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-District 6-MO) and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-District 8-MO) along with 80 other members of Congress, wrote to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb earlier this month urging him to cancel the contract with ABR.  

Additionally, groups like CWA worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to voice concerns over this contract and fetal tissue research in general. In a release, HHS said they cannot be sure the contract with ABR meets current federal requirements for fetal tissue procurement and, therefore, terminated it.

In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved. Finally, HHS is continuing to review whether adequate alternatives exist to the use of human fetal tissue in HHS funded research and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded and accelerated. This administration is vocally and unabashedly pro-life. It is unacceptable that ANY research is being funded by tax dollars that utilize fetal tissue.

Federal law prohibits profiting from the sale of human fetal tissue, yet we know that it happens all too often. When the tissue of aborted children becomes a lucrative enterprise, the possibility of human pregnancy mills growing babies only to abort them and sell their tissue, becomes a horrific possibility. Medical research should be focused on ethical alternatives that are producing results; fetal tissue research has yet to successfully produce any therapies to this day. Thank goodness for pro-life elected officials like Congressmen Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith who work to restrain such evil acts.

However, Congress had the ability, through the appropriations process, to end the federal funding of this practice. There was an amendment offered and adopted into the House version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill that would have made such practices illegal. It is disappointing that after getting this rider in the bill last year and again with significant support this year, the House and Senate leadership yet again failed to push for such a basic pro-life provision and instead rolled over to give Democrats everything that they wanted.

Let Us Both PRAY and ACT. 

Please Pray: Pray for Congressmen Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith to continue to be bold in their fight for pro-life values and that God would give them the knowledge, wisdom, and courage to continue to engage the enemy in an effective way. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

Please Take Action: 

  1. Contact U.S. Rep. Hartzler, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Graves and Smith to thank them for being aware of this atrocity and for taking decisive action to stop it.

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler at (202) 225-2876 and email

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner at 202-225-1621 and email

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer at 202-225-2956 and email

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves at 202-225-7041 and email

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith at 202-225-4404 and email

  1. Contact members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to support a federal ban on fetal tissue research.

House Appropriations Committee (Contact the entire committee in one email)

Senate Appropriations Committee (Each individual must be contacted)

Let our voices resound in the heavens through the power of our prayers, and, on earth, as we take action.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri
P.O. Box 1352
St. Peters, MO 63376
(314) 608-0168
[email protected]
mo.cwfa.org

Would you like to partner with CWA of Missouri? Please DONATE to CWA of Missouri and/or consider volunteering. Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations.  Regardless of the amount, it will make a difference in Missouri.  Thank you for prayerfully considering these opportunities.

Do you want to receive CWA of Missouri E-Alerts? If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me at [email protected].

 

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

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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.

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.