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CWA Response to Thursday’s RNC Speeches

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CWALAC_MediaStatementCleveland, OH -Thursday, July 21, Penny Nance CEO and President of Concerned Women for America said:

“Donald Trump made further gains with American voters by powerfully challenging the narrative that America’s best years are behind us.  He presented an inspirational vision for Americans on key issues including national security, crime, taxes, the economy and education. His reaffirmation of his promise to only appoint constitutionalists to the courts and to support Israel will resonate again with Evangelical Christians.  I believe that as Americans begin to pay closer attention to this race, Donald Trump will continue to attract new voters to the Republican party.

“Perhaps the Trump campaign had new voters in mind with two speakers in particular.  In Peter Thiel’s (PayPal Co-Founder and Venture Capitalist), address he brought up the recent controversy surrounding transgender bathroom usage in his speech. He said, ‘Now we are told that the greatest debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?’ Concerned Women for America respectfully disagrees. Though our country faces many issues, it does not diminish the importance of other issues such as protecting the safety and privacy of women and children.

“While trying to make one minority group comfortable, open bathroom and shower policies ignore the feelings of women who have been abused or who have cultural and religious modesty concerns which make them uncomfortable with men in their bathroom or showers. Concerned Women for America cares about this policy because it creates an enormous opportunity for abuse, as other men may use it to gain access to the vulnerable. There are currently about 850,000 sexual predators on the national registry who will use any pretext to access innocent women and children.

“The Obama Administration began this conversation by working to coerce states and schools into abandoning common sense. Mr. Thiel shares some of our conservative principles, and we are happy to work with like-minded people in the areas where we can agree and specifically for his safety from Islamic fascist.  But we must respectfully disagree with his statements tonight. We take comfort in knowing that there are better solutions which consider everyone’s needs.

“In addition, despite Donald Trump’s clear promise to clean up America’s 19 trillion dollars in debt, Ivanka Trump’s speech may have hinted at new government entitlements.  She suggested in her speech that her father, Donald Trump, as President would work towards equal pay and affordable child care. She is correct in her assessment that motherhood is the dividing line in the pay gap.  For single mothers, this is particularly difficult.  We look forward to market-based approaches to this issue instead of more warmed over, bureaucratic solutions.   Seventy percent of parents with children five and under say that one parent at home is the best child care arrangement during a child’s earliest years. When parents were asked to rank nine childcare options for pre-school children, they ranked government-run childcare centers dead last. Mothers often prefer home care by a relative, even when other childcare is convenient. Rather than imposing more government, lets lower the tax burden on families as a means to achieve the affordable childcare of their choice.”

 

*For more information and statistics please see CWA’s A War No More: The Truth Behind the “War on Women” booklet here.

American Hostages Released – Our Work is Not Done

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Iranian media announced they will release four U.S. citizens in a prisoner swap. The prisoners include Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist; Amir Hekmat, a former U.S. Marine; Pastor Saeed Abedni, and a fourth unnamed American. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“It is always a great day when Americans are freed and reunited with their loved ones. We praise God for His protection of these men while they were held by the Iranians.  We are rejoicing in the safe return of these men and our answered prayers.  But our work is far from done. Concerned Women for America was at the front of the fight opposing the deal with Iran last summer and petitioned for the release of our American hostages. Our Yellow Ribbon Rally was held in front of the White House and was attended by Ted Cruz and other leaders who joined our fight. Our rally made national news and our voices were heard.  We thank our members who wore yellow ribbons to remind them and others to pray for the release of these men.

“There are still more American hostages being held: ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson and two others. We also have great concern about the $150 billion and the prisoners being released to the hands of some of our greatest enemies. Make no mistake, the Iranians are not our friends, and our fight is not over.

“Concerned Women for America and our half-a-million members will not easily forget the choices our current administration has made, and we will work to educate the public to see an administration in place in our country who will put the safety of Americans first.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.

House Passes Syrian Refugee Bill with Veto-Proof Majority

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – Today the House passed a bill that would require a stricter screening process before allowing refugees into the United States. Concerned Women for America (CWA) CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“This bill is necessary for the safety of Americans and, subsequently, the safety of the world. Congress clearly recognized this fact by passing it with a veto-proof majority. Although we do have a responsibility to care for the refugees, we must, in effect, place the oxygen mask over our own faces before we can assist others. The fact that five Syrian terrorists were just stopped in Honduras on the way to the U.S. has sealed CWA’s commitment to a short-term moratorium on Syrian refugees of any faith until we and our leaders can figure out a real strategy. We will work to support Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) efforts to pass the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (S. 2302) in the Senate.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at jstracke@cwfa.org or 712-269-1724.

Members of the House Oppose Iran Deal

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Washington, D.C. – After hearing from their constituents about the extreme dangers posed by the Iran Nuclear Deal, the House voted yesterday and today on multiple measures to oppose it.  Penny Nance, CEO andCWALAC_MediaStatement President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:

“The House abided by the views held by 56% of Americans who overwhelmingly oppose the deal with Iran, recognizing this deal is bad news for America and worse for Israel.  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently said that Iran would not negotiate with the Satan (the United States) beyond the recently negotiated agreement and that Israel would not exist in 25 years and ‘the spirit of fighting, heroism and jihad will keep [Israel] worried every moment.’

“The Iran Nuclear Deal was not negotiated by an honest nation but rather one that sponsors terrorism.  Once implemented, this deal will release $150 billion in sanctions relief. A good portion of that could be used to fund terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah – both groups which reside around Israel and have carried out attacks against our ally.

“Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee will continue to support every effort to ensure that the Iran Nuclear Deal is not implemented. We must fight to ensure that Iran will never have nuclear weapon capabilities.”

For additional information or to set up an interview contact Janae Stracke at (712) 269-1724 or jstracke@cwfa.org.

Senate Democrats Obstruct Iran Deal Resolution of Disapproval

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Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Senate Democrats filibustered and blocked a final vote on the Iranian nuclear deal. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, hCWALAC_MediaStatementad this to say:

“Senate Democrats have heard from their constituents at home and here in Washington, D.C. over the last two months. Unfortunately, party politics won when Democrats blocked a final vote on advancing the Iran deal disapproval resolution. Constituents expect their senators to at least allow a vote on this deal. It is unacceptable that 98-1 Senators voted in May to have a vote on this agreement and now Democrats kept the Chamber from proceeding with that vote.

“This deal is unpopular with American voters; 58% say this deal will make the world less safe. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. Once implemented, this deal will release $150 billion in sanctions relief. A good portion of that could be used to fund terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah – both groups which reside around Israel and have carried out attacks against our ally.

“Iran’s Supreme Leader has reaffirmed hostility toward the U.S. and Israel. Earlier this week Ayatollah Khamenei stated that Israel would not exist in 25 years and referred to the United States as ‘Satan.’

“The ramifications of this agreement will outlive the Obama Administration. Those who support this deal will be held accountable for the part they play.”

For additional information or to set up an interview contact  Janae Stracke at (712) 269-1724 or jstracke@cwfa.org.

Silly Season, Serious Matters

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kmuellerThere is a reason people call election time, “the silly season.”  It seems this year to have come early.   Over the top rants are getting a yawn but obvious opposition research gets treated as real.  The recent attack on Carly Fiorina I put in the latter category.   It seems that some of my friends who I respect are misinterpreting a speech she gave a few weeks after 9/11 about leadership.  The last portion of that speech recounts some history of accomplishments of the ancient Ottoman Empire as examples of leadership.  This has been grossly miscast by some people as her somehow being supportive of radical Islam or terrorism.

This is complete nonsense.   I think we should all agree this elongated “silly season” to carefully consider the entire record of the candidate we are discussing before we make a harsh pronouncement on their motives.  There are plenty of people who blatantly and emphatically deny the threat of Sharia law and radical Islam without us looking for boogey men or women who don’t exist.

We have too much at stake to play this game.

This past week’s revelations regarding the rape and torture of twenty six year-old American citizen and  aid worker Kayla Mueller and her probable murder at the hands of ISIS leader Abu Bakra Al Baghdadi should be a wake-up call to the American people.  I haven’t the words to express my disgust at this report.  Yes, I have written extensively and been broken-hearted at the vile treatment of the young Yazidi women.  The revelations on the treatment of Kayla, however, took me to a new level of outrage.  She was a U.S. citizen and innocent humanitarian worker.  Her rape, torture and murder were a direct attack on the United States.  Nothing less.

We must demand justice for her death.  And I am just going to say it.  I want Al Baghdadi dead and in hell where he belongs.  Too tough?  Well, too bad.  Radical Islam must be stopped.  They are the new Evil Empire.

We must also concentrate our rightly felt fury in the proper direction, and that is this feckless Administration who refuses to even call this particular evil by its proper name:  Radical Islamic Terrorism.  I’ve had it!  The Presidential candidate that gets my support will be the one who convinces me that these evil men (and apparently some women) will pay a price.  If Al Baghdadi isn’t already dead via our air strikes, we should finish the job and his cohorts in crime along with him. That level of evil should not be tolerated. I want to see the plan that does that.  Measured words have their place but the treatment of Kayla Mueller deserves our outrage and from me she has it!

State of the Union Assessment – So Full of Himself

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The leaks before the President’s 2014 State of the Union Speech (SOTU) threatened that Mr. Obama would take “pen and phone” to bypass Congress; instead the president gave a softer speech than was expected. The harsh partisan undertones were softened by well-polled language and tried-and-true rhetorical techniques. Income inequality was addressed in terms of providing “opportunity.” Environmental issues were presented, typically, as something we do “for children” — to give them a “safer, more stable world.” Immigration reform was couched in terms of “fulfilling dreams” and “creating jobs for everyone.” Even so, there was no softening the inevitable polarization caused by a blame-shifting President who demonizes his opponents.

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