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Come stand with us! 40 Days for Life

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Every Fall season, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina participates with the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer ministry as we stand in the gap at local abortion clinics to pray for the lives of vulnerable mothers and their babies. is promoting this again this year.

We are participating again this year and will be at four North Carolina abortion clinic locations during the month of October. Please join us for prayer in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

I will be joining those local to the Charlotte location while our Prayer/Action Leaders will be at the Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington locations.

Charlotte: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
700 S Torrence Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Greensboro: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: A Woman’s Choice
2425 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406

Raleigh: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: A Woman’s Choice
3305 Drake Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Wilmington: Friday, October 22
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
16th Street & Tradd Court, Wilmington, NC 28401

Please let me know if you will be joining us next week!

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Urgent! Tell Gov. Cooper to Sign Pro-Life Bill

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Urge Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the Human Life Non-Discrimination Act/No Eugenics Bill (HB453)

Last week at our 20th Annual Day At The Capitol, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina lobbied on HB453, the Human Life Non-Discrimination Act/No Eugenics bill. The bill prohibits abortions from being sought “because of the actual or presumed race or sex of the unborn child or the presence or presumed presence of Down syndrome.”

HB453 passed the House in May with bipartisan support (six Democrats voting in favor with the Republicans). It passed the Senate last week with no Democrats voting in its favor.

The bill is now before Gov. Cooper (Democrat), who has ten days to sign the bill, veto the bill, or allow it to become law without his signature. In the case of a veto, the bill will be returned to the House, where it originated for a potential override and a three-fifths vote of the Senate and House.

Urgent Action Needed

  1. Contact Gov. Cooper urging him to sign HB 453. We encourage you to pray for Gov. Cooper as you are making your call or sending an email that his heart will be softened and show mercy on these pre-born children. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina, be sure to let him know. Phone: (919) 814-2000 | E-mail
  2. Forward this information to friends and family. 

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

20th Annual Day at the Capitol – June 9

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is excited to announce our 20th Annual Day at the Capitol in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 9! Joining us again this year will be our friends at the North Carolina Values Coalition.

We hope you will mark your calendar and join us in Raleigh to:

  • Lobby on important issues.
  • Hear from guest speakers North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and Mario Diaz, Esq., General Counsel for Concerned Women for America (CWA) in Washington, D.C.
  • Visit legislative offices and sit in on a legislative session.
  • Attend our prayer service and more!

Register here.

Parking information here.

Schedule for the Day

8:45 a.m. Registration at tent on Halifax Mall (on the grounds behind Legislative Building)
9:15 a.m. Call to Order
9:30 a.m. Speakers: Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and Mario Diaz, Esq., General Counsel, CWA, Washington, D.C.
10:15 a.m. Legislative briefing for bills we will be lobbying (details later). Receive talking points on each bill to distribute to your legislators.
10:40 a.m. Visit your state representative* and senator as well as other legislators speaking on issues and distributing Mary Frances Forrester’s recently published book.**
12:30 p.m. Attend the prayer service in the legislative Chapel Room hosted by CWA leaders. Legislators will also join us!
1:30 p.m. Sit in on a legislative session.
Enjoy lunch on your own with fellow attendees at the General Assembly Cafeteria.

*Make an appointment with your state senator and representative for some time between 10:45 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. Do not know who your legislators are? Click here to find out. If you have never visited with your legislators’ offices before, we provide guidance and talking points during the briefing and, if you let us know in advance, we will pair you up with others.

**We will also be distributing to North Carolina legislators CWA of North Carolina Associate Director Mary Frances Forrester’s newly published book, “For Such a Time as This: The Life of Senator James Forrester And His Fight for Marriage in North Carolina.” This is the remarkable legacy of her late husband, Sen. Jim Forrester, and his life and fight for traditional marriage in North Carolina.


If you have any questions, please contact me.

Jill Coward
State Director

Save Women’s Sports Act Introduced

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The North Carolina State House filed House Bill 358, the Save Women’s Sports Act, last week. This bill proposes “to protect the opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring women are not forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.” North Carolina becomes the 30th state to introduce legislation to ensure a fair playing field for girls’ sports.

We reported in 2019 a new rule change by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) impacting girls’ sports where the NCHSAA voted in favor of allowing high school students to participate in athletics based upon their preferred gender identity so as “to compete on a level playing field in a safe, competitive and friendly environment, free of discrimination.” This entity is not an elected body by the public, and yet, it is acting unilaterally to destroy women’s high school sports.

Almost 50 years ago, Title IX was passed by Congress and became federal law in 1972 to establish that women and girls have equal opportunities in education and athletics. But, in light of President Biden’s Executive Order “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation,” his first day in office where women’s sports, women’s scholarships, and transgenders allowed in women’s locker rooms, many states are pushing back.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) has been at the forefront for protecting women’s rights as athletes on the federal level as well as supporting the states. For the facts regarding the protection of women’s rights in sports, click here. Quoted in a recent NY Times article, CWA is “determined to move forward with what may be one of their last footholds in the fight against expanding L.G.B.T.Q. rights.” Indeed!

CWA of North Carolina thanks Representatives Mark Brody (R-Union), Pat McElraft (R-Carteret, Jones), Diane Wheatley (R-Cumberland), and Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin, Onslow) as primary sponsors. This bill has been referred to the House Judiciary 1 and Education Committees.

ACTION:

  1. Please contact your North Carolina State House Representative and ask him or her to support HB 358, the Save Women’s Sports Act. Use this link to find out who represents you in the State House. If you are a member of CWA of North Carolina, be sure to let them know.
  2. Forward this information to family and friends.

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:9

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Join Us: 40 Days for Life Events

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40 Days for Life – March 25 and March 26
Join CWA of North Carolina as we partner again this year with 40 Days for Life to pray for the lives of the pre-born.

CWA of North Carolina is committed to praying at the abortion clinics below at the times noted. Know though that 40 Day for Life is committed to encouraging people to pray at any time from February 17 to March 28 at these locations. I hope you will be able to attend the one closest to you. I look forward to being at the Charlotte one. For more information about CWA participation, contact me by email or call 704-516-0820.

Wilmington: Thursday, March 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Planned Parenthood, 2018 S 16th St., Wilmington, NC

Charlotte – Friday, March 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Family Reproductive Health, 700 E Hebron St., Charlotte, NC 28273

Greensboro – Friday, March 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Woman’s Choice, 2425 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC

Raleigh – Friday, March 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Preferred Women’s Health Center, 1522 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh, NC

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” – Galatians 6:9

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Constitution at Risk: Call Needed!

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“A Constitutional Convention is a horrible idea.” – Late Justice Antonin Scalia stated in 2015

House Joint Resolution (HJR) 172 is a bad resolution that must be defeated. HJR 172 is a request to Congress for an Article V Convention proposing one amendment for Congressional term limits. An Article V Convention would change the U.S. Constitution. See talking points below for why an Article V Convention is dangerous.

HJR 172 has been fast-tracked to the House Judiciary I Committee and will be heard in committee on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. We must take action now.

At first glance, it may sound good to support HJR 172. However, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina opposes HJR 172. Regardless of one’s thoughts about term limits for Congress, an Article V Convention is not the way to go. Despite the false assurance of supporters, such a convention cannot be limited to one amendment or to a specific subject matter like term limits. In addition to the Representatives in the North Carolina House who are sponsoring this proposal, in a highly unusual move, Speaker of the House, Tim Moore, has signed on as a sponsor.

Urgent Immediate Action Needed by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9!

  1. Contact Speaker of the House Tim Moore and let him know you oppose an Article V Convention for any reason. E-mail: [email protected] | Phone: (919)-733-3451.
  2. Contact the members of the Judiciary I Committee listed below my signature and urge them to oppose (HJR) 172. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina, be sure to let them know.
  3. Forward this information to family and friends.

Talking Points:

  • The nation is in tremendous turmoil right now. This is a terrible time to put us into a convention that could jeopardize the integrity and strength of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Media reporting is untrustworthy, and Big Tech is controlling messages in unprecedented ways. What impressions would they convey of the convention proceedings?
  • Too much uncertainty as to how a Constitutional Convention would be conducted. Who selects the delegates? If we had a convention, we don’t know how many delegates or votes each state will receive. Will it be based on the Electoral model? California gets 55, and North Carolina gets 15 delegates? Seven states have only three delegates?

Please pray: “Father, we thank you for our country and the amazing founding document you directed brilliant men to create. We ask for Your protection of our U.S. Constitution from those who wish to do mischief with it. We ask that American citizens would be knowledgeable about our government and that lawmakers would obey the Constitution. Bless our nation with righteousness and revival. May we be a nation that blesses and honors You.”

Please let me know if you have any questions and share this alert with friends, family members, or other contacts who might want to join us in this effort.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

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Prayer Project Opportunity Now Available!

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Do you want to make a powerful and effective investment in the state of North Carolina? We invite you to participate in Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina’s 18th year of the Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project.

The EAL Prayer Project impacts our elected officials. It does this in two ways. First and foremost, it ensures daily prayer for each official. Second, through monthly postcards, it encourages and builds bridges with the conservative legislators and those who do not usually agree with CWA. As prayers are offered on behalf of the legislators, and they receive your postcards, hearts are changed and encouraged. The EAL Prayer Project is not used for lobbying purposes.

This year, the EAL project runs from April to July. Volunteers will be mailed detailed instructions along with four postcards for your assigned elected official(s), one for each month. Your responsibility will be to pray for your assigned official, write a brief encouraging note (suggestions are listed in our instructions), sign the card, and mail it. With what we have experienced this past year, prayer has never been more essential for revival and restoration for all citizens, especially those in public office.

We have received several enthusiastic responses from both officials and volunteers over the years:

  • From a judge: “I received your notes. Thank you for praying for me and for encouraging me with the scripture references. I really appreciate it. It convicts me that I need to pray for those in government more faithfully. Thank you for your witness.”
  • From EAL volunteers, mother and daughter: “We are willing to pray for every man or woman mentioned and sign and send postcards to them. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of an important project for our country.”

Please sign up today by emailing me at [email protected]. Include your name, physical address, phone number (optional), and the number of officials you would like to pray for and send notes of encouragement. We will mail your packet, complete with your official names, instructions, and postcards, by the end of March.

Will you commit to joining us in prayer and encouragement this Spring? Please share with your family, friends, church members, homeschool friends, etc. This is a great project for the whole family.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact me.

“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.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Upcoming North Carolina Pro-life Events

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The sanctity of human life is one of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) seven core issues. It is one of supreme importance as the Biden Administration has reversed the excellent pro-life policies of President Trump. We urge you to pray fervently for the vulnerable pre-born children, their mothers, and families, to stand in the gap and take action whenever the opportunities arises, participate in pro-life walks, and other events.

CWA of North Carolina invites you to join us at two pro-life events in February and March.

Pro-Life Prayer Walk – February 20
We invite you to join us on Saturday, February 20, as we partner with Love Life to pray for the unborn at the Charlotte location. Click here for all North Carolina locations.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. (Registration); 9:00 a.m. (Worship); 9:30 -10:30 a.m. (Prayer Walk); 11:00 a.m. (Conclusion)
Location in Charlotte: 3236 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte, NC
Parking: Street parking is available. Volunteers will be on-site to direct participants.

Please  RSVP to me by Thursday, February 18 if possible so that the event coordinators can plan properly. If you find you are available after February 18, please join us.

I look forward to seeing you in Charlotte on Saturday, February 20! If you have any questions, please email me or call at 704-516-0820.

40 Days for Life – March 25 and March 26
Join CWA of North Carolina as we partner again this year with 40 Days for Life to pray for the lives of the pre-born.

CWA of North Carolina is committed to praying at the abortion clinics below at the times noted. Know though that 40 Day for Life is committed to encouraging people to pray at any time from February 17 to March 28 at these locations. I hope you will be able to attend the one closest to you. I look forward to being at the Charlotte one. For more information about CWA participation, contact me by email or call 704-516-0820.

Wilmington
Thursday, March 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Planned Parenthood, 2018 S 16th St., Wilmington, NC

Friday, March 26:

Charlotte
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Family Reproductive Health, 700 E Hebron St., Charlotte, NC 28273

Greensboro
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Woman’s Choice, 2425 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC

Raleigh
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
A Preferred Women’s Health Center, 1522 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh, NC

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” – Galatians 6:9

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

CWA of North Carolina Recommends Two Pro-Life Activities

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During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to unite in both prayer and action with like-minded believers. What better way to do this than to focus on what is near and dear to God’s heart – the unborn. Consider joining CWA of North Carolina in these two pro-life activities:

And Then There Were None is a note-writing and prayer ministry for abortion workers we participate in every Fall and Winter. This ministry’s CEO and Founder, Abby Johnson, was a former Planned Parenthood director who left the abortion industry in 2009. We know prayers and handwritten notes are being used by God to reach these dear ones trapped in the abortion industry.

If you are interested in participating, please email our ministry contact, Kelly, at [email protected]. Please copy me at [email protected].

Detailed instructions and note-writing packets will be mailed to you. When you have completed writing and mailing out your cards, please be sure to let Kelly know and copy me on your email.

The Love Life Prayer Walk 40th Week Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, rain or shine, in three North Carolina cities (Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh) as well as in New York City. Click the link above for more information about Love Life and click on “CITIES” for detailed information about each specific event. Please be sure to arrive early as there will be many people attending.

RSVP here and let me know as well by emailing me at [email protected].

Event Details:

7:30 a.m. – Parking and check-in (Click here and scroll down the page for parking instructions)
8:15 a.m. – Early praise and worship
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Prayer walk

Please carpool as much as possible and wear your blue Love Life shirt. If you need a shirt, Love Life shirts will be available on a donation basis.

Masks will be available for those who would like them. We will also provide hand sanitizer.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Jill Coward
State Director

Early Voting Begins in North Carolina, Your Voter Resources, and More.

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It is hard to believe that Election Day is almost here! In North Carolina, early voting began on Thursday, October 15, and concludes Saturday, October 31. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3

Familiarize Yourself with the Candidates: I urge you to make yourselves familiar with the candidates on your ballot. CWA has partnered with ivoterguide.com. Simply provide your zip code to view national candidates, North Carolina Council of State, State House and Senate, and Judicial candidates. Liberal or conservative values have been assigned to each candidate utilizing financial data, donation records, voting scorecards, and endorsements according to expert panel reviews.

Assist Others to the Polls: Make plans now to take a neighbor or friend with you to the polls this election season. Know that during both Early Voting and Election Day, every voting site in North Carolina offers curbside voting for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without physical assistance due to age or disability.

2020 Platform Comparison Resource: Please use this 1-page pdf to view a comparison between the Republican and Democrat Party platforms.

North Carolina State Board of Elections information: According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections regarding ballots, “All North Carolina voters use paper ballots, marked either by hand or with a ballot-marking device, providing a paper trail of all votes cast that can be audited or recounted by elections officials.” 

Are you registered to vote? To find out, complete the fields at this link. Also, it will show you your sample ballots, election day polling place, voter details, jurisdictions, voter history, and absentee request information.

  • For information about in-person early voting and same-day registration (or one-stop early voting), click here.
  • View your county’s Early voting sites and schedules.
  • View voting equipment by county for a one-stop early voting site during any time that site is open for voting.

Avoid Voter Fraud: I encourage voters who have received an absentee ballot to drop them off at a one-stop early voting site during their scheduled hours or on Election Day, November 3.

Be attentive when viewing your ballot. Candidate names are not appearing consistently with a party affiliation. Thankfully, the judiciary races include party affiliation next to their names. Please vote for all races down the ballot.

Make it a Priority! I appeal to each person to make voting in this year’s election a priority! President Ronald Reagan’s Freedom Speech in 1964 has never been more crucial than in the 2020 elections:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Paul instructed in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Let us fast and pray and vote your values.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Thank You and Two Important Updates

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I wanted to share with you two updates:

#1. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina’s 2020 Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project has had the largest response we have ever had in the many years we have sponsored this project. Surely there has never been a more critical time to encourage our elected officials! We yearn to strengthen them as we pray for them to take a more courageous stand for the cause of liberty and righteousness, and hopefully this includes those who do not agree with us in ideology. May each official fully realize we are covering them in prayer – not challenging them by any political perspective – and affirming them in such a way that they are edified and encouraged. What bridge-builders we all may be!

Thank you to the 70 people who volunteered this year! 219 elected officials are covered, and because numerous people requested multiple officials, almost 30% of them will be prayed for and receive encouragement cards from more than one person! You can read more about the EAL Project here.

#2. Our 20th Annual Day at the Capitol, which was scheduled for June 3, has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions at the General Assembly. We are hoping we can re-schedule for some time in July. Stay tune for further updates.

Let us keep our President and Vice President and their families in our prayers. And as we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, let us remember this quote from General Douglas MacArthur, United States Five Star General who served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II, “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”

So, we pray this Scripture from Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director

Action Item: Tell Gov. Cooper to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Roy Cooper (Democrat) is shutting churches, schools, and mass gatherings?

Currently, across the United States, including North Carolina, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Yet, the abortion industry is open for business as usual.

On March 18, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding 10 people according to this directive. While many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers across North Carolina insist on business as usual – seeing between 25 and 40 patients per day while consuming Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need. According to LoveLife, the abortion clinics are, “packing patients in close proximity against CDC guidelines, placing them at further risk for COVID-19.”

On March 24, 2020, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina joined other like-minded organizations and signed onto a letter to Gov. Cooper urging that he and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen, safeguard women and our healthcare providers by:

  • Ensuring that emergency response funds are not diverted to the abortion industry,
  • Ceasing operations and joining other healthcare providers who have ceased elective procedures,
  • Urging abortion providers to donate their PPE and other equipment to coronavirus response,
  • Safeguarding women who frequently require additional emergency response from complications.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.  Urge them to join other states by closing abortion clinics and redirecting PPE and other medical equipment to our state’s much needed coronavirus response. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

#2. Forward this email to family and friends.

Please pray:  Dear Father, we ask that you move on the hearts of Gov. Cooper and Sec. Cohen to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.

“Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:8-9

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Update! Looking for Volunteers: Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project

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Update! EAL delayed slightly and more volunteers still needed!

Because of the many closings due to the virus, and because the North Carolina General Assembly does not anticipate convening until late April, we will delay the EAL project until late April /early May. We plan to mail the EAL postcards at the end of April to those who have signed up to volunteer. If you haven’t signed up to participate, it’s not too late to do so! We are still are in need of more volunteers. See the project details below and how to sign up to participate.


We invite you to join us in our upcoming annual Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project.

According to 1 Timothy 2:1-2, we are instructed to pray for our leaders: “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.”

We believe prayer is critical in our nation for revival and restoration, and it is especially needed for those serving us in public office – that is why we are committed to doing the EAL Prayer Project every year. Our prayers and encouraging postcards make a difference for all who receive them. Both conservative and liberal-leaning officials are heartened when they receive our cards.

So we are delighted to offer again this year the opportunity to pray for and encourage members of our State House and Senate, Council of State, North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, our state’s national delegation in Washington, D.C., as well as President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.


We have received some wonderful responses from our previous e-alert request for volunteers! In fact, several people responded as they sent in their commitments that I would like to share with you:

“It is easy and prayer works!”

“May God change hearts and minds in every legislature across America to bring each representative to a life, soul-saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (then vote their faith every time a vote comes up).”

“Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of an important project for our country.” (from 94 and 85-year old sisters)

“We are willing to pray for every man or woman mentioned & sign and send postcards to them. Thank you for the opportunities to be a part of an important project for our country.” (from a daughter and her mother)

Yes, this is an important way to impact those elected officials who are serving us. Knowing that constituents are lifting them in prayer, no matter what side of the aisle they are on, is very affirming.

So, I hope that you will choose to participate! Perhaps you might consider asking those in your small group, or just inquire with friends or family. When asked, many will express interest positively.


Project details:

Our project runs May, June, and July. Volunteers will be mailed detailed instructions along with three postcards per official. Your responsibility will be to pray for your assigned legislator, write a brief encouraging note (suggestions are listed in our instructions), sign the card, and mail it. The EAL Prayer Project is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational.

Please sign up by emailing me at [email protected]. Include your name, physical address, phone number (optional), and the number of officials you would like to encourage. We will mail your packet, complete with instructions and postcards by the end of March.

Will you commit to joining us in prayer and encouragement this Spring? You are needed! Please share with your family, friend, or church members. This is also a great project for students.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact me.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Join CWA of North Carolina at the Prayer Walk in Charlotte – February 29

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina invites you to join with us Saturday, February 29, as we partner with Love Life for a pro-life prayer walk in Charlotte. (We also encourage you to join us in Greensboro and Raleigh.)

Wouldn’t you like to be counted as we stand in the gap for these precious little ones? Here are the details for February 29.

Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location: “A Preferred Women’s Health” Abortion Clinic, 3236 Latrobe Drive • Charlotte, NC 28211

** Please wear your Love Life T-shirt. First-timers will receive a free t-shirt.
** Prepare yourself to worship on Saturday. These are the songs we will be singing at the prayer walk.

Please bring a friend and join us! This is a child-friendly event!

While RSVPing is not necessary, I would love to know you will be joining me in Charlotte, so please contact me by Friday, February 28, if you can. And if you have any questions about any of these pro-life opportunities, please contact me. We pray God will place this issue of LIFE on the hearts and minds of the citizens of North Carolina.

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” (Psalm 82:3)

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Game On! It’s Time to Start Getting Out the Vote!

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It’s election season! Early voting kicks off Thursday, February 13, across North Carolina and will continue through Saturday, February 29. The primary election is Tuesday, March 3.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men registered to vote and to the polls in the primary and general elections!

We have put together a list of helpful sites to guide you through the election season, including a voter score guide link.

Who is on my ballot?
Click here to locate and view your ballot from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

Where do I vote?
Click on the North Carolina Board of Elections link for one-stop early voting information and same-day registration. Click here to access your county Board of Elections and scroll down to find local voting location sites and dates with hours of operation. If you are voting on the March 3 election date, click here to see your precinct voting location.

Is there a guide for voting?
For statewide and federal primary candidates, CWA has partnered with iVoterGuide to offer an excellent resource where you can find the candidates who will appear on your ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues. Click here and type in your zip code and view how the evaluation panelists scored the candidates based on their survey answers, their campaign websites, etc.

No local races have been evaluated. You might consider checking with friends and elected officials to offer wisdom on the candidates in the local races.

Unfortunately, voters will not be required to show a photo ID for the March 2020 primary election. The North Carolina State Board of Elections states, “… a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.” We hope that photo IDs will be required in the General Elections this November.

We urge you to do your homework and vote your values.

Please pray diligently for the upcoming elections.

Please forward this to friends, family, and acquaintances.

May our God speak of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Prayer

New Raleigh Prayer/Action Chapter Sets Date for First Meeting – January 30!

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I hope you all enjoyed a blessed Christmas and New Year!

It is my joy to announce that we have a new Prayer/Action Chapter in the north Raleigh area. The chapter will hold its first meeting on Thursday, January 30, at 4:00 p.m. Our wonderful new leader, Olivia Bass, welcomes all who share hearts of both prayer and action for preserving our religious freedoms, strengthening our families, protecting the unborn, and upholding our Judeo-Christian values we hold so dear.

Concerned Women for America (CWA)’s nondenominational chapter meetings serve to encourage informed prayer and action on behalf of our city, state, and nation. We do this by educating Christians on issues that affect our Biblically-based values. We believe that joining in prayer and action with other believers will bring about the change in our culture we long to see. More importantly, we will be obeying the instruction given in God’s Word. Ephesians 6:18 directs us to, “Pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

Join us!
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet with a brief CWA of North Carolina presentation by State Director Jill Coward followed with prayer, fellowship, and refreshments.
Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Room #1124 ** Enter the door on the north entrance side of the church. **
RSVP: Please contact Olivia Bass to let her know you are coming.  She can be reached at [email protected]
And please bring a friend!

If you do not live in the Raleigh area but have friends or family you believe might be interested, please forward this email to them.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

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Reminder: Join CWA on Saturday, November 16, at the Love Life Celebrations in North Carolina!

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I hope you will join me in Charlotte on Saturday, November 16, to celebrate Love Life’s 40th-week Celebration Prayer Walk. There will also be Celebration Prayer Walks in Greensboro and Raleigh, as well as in New York City. Our recent e-alert gave some information, but please click here for more details.

As we have prayer walked with Love Life numerous times since partnering with them in 2017, it is always a joy and an honor to join the thousands on the final celebration day to complete the year. Please consider joining the celebration of life walk this Saturday.

Prayer Walks in Three Cities:

  1. Charlotte – 1004 Palmer Plaza Lane, Charlotte, NC 28211
  2. Triad (Greensboro) – 2401 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
  3. Triangle (Raleigh) – 3249 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606

* Important Parking Information for Charlotte Only * (Free shuttles are available.)
Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 4855 Albemarle Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205 (Larger lot)
Oakhurst Baptist Church, 5037 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205 (Smaller lot)
Parking is not permitted on Latrobe Drive.

Click here to RSVP for this free event and to review event information and parking information. Be sure to email me to let me know you will be attending.

Other details:

  • Bring your friends and family!
  • Wear your blue Love Life shirt if you have one.
  • Carpool as much as possible.
  • Arrive early. Parking begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Praise & Worship begins at 8:15 a.m.

I hope to see you in Charlotte on the16th!

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4).

For Life and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

CWA of North Carolina Recommends Three Pro-life Events

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We invite you to continue to stand with our state chapter as we battle cultural and legislative issues, and we invite you to join us in our upcoming fall activities.

#1 – 40-Days for Life

CWA of North Carolina recommends participating in 40 Days for Life.

Join CWA of North Carolina at the events listed below. Click here and put in your address to see if there are any additional events in your community.

For more information contact me at [email protected] 

Date: Wednesday, October 23 – Charlotte
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
700 S. Torrence St.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Date: Monday, October 28 – Raleigh
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: A Woman’s Choice
3305 Drake Circle
Raleigh, NC

Wednesdays (ongoing), Wilmington
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Planned Parenthood
1925 Tradd Court
Wilmington, NC

#2 – Note-writing ministry – And Then There Were None


CWA of North Carolina recommends And Then There Were None” note-writing ministry for the
months of October and November.

Many workers are leaving the abortion industry and finding the healing and help they need through And Then There Were None. Consider participating in praying for abortion clinic workers through a special note-writing ministry sponsored by And Then There Were NoneThis ministry was started and is run by Abby Johnson to help abortion clinic workers have the support they need to leave the abortion industry. We know prayers and handwritten notes are being used by God to reach these dear ones trapped in the abortion industry.

If you are interested in participating, please email our ministry contact, Kelly, at [email protected]. Please copy me at [email protected]. Detailed instructions and note-writing packets will be mailed to you.

#3 – Final 2019 Love Life Prayer Walk

Final 2019 Love Life Prayer Walk at three different North Carolina locations:
Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh (Also, this New York location.)

Saturday, November 16 Final Love Life Prayer Walk & Celebration (Three North Carolina locations.)
Date:  Saturday, November 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Parking begins at 7:30 a.m.
Praise and worship begins at 8:15 a.m.

Charlotte Location
1004 Palmer Plaza Lane
Charlotte, NC 28211

Greensboro Location
2401 Randleman Road
Greensboro, NC 27406

Raleigh location
1522 Jones Franklin Road
Raleigh, NC 27606

** Please RSVP to Love Life (and please let me know if you will be joining us at one of the locations)
** Wear your blue LOVE LIFE shirt if you have one.
** Carpool as much as possible.

PURPOSE: To pray that the abortion clinics will close their doors, for the saving of lives of the unborn, and the families of the unborn. We also look forward once again to demonstrate our support for LIFE, for the most innocent among us, and to celebrate what God has been doing this year!

Click here to view the video from last year’s Final Celebration Prayer Walk.

I will be at the Charlotte Love Life event and hope you will join me!

May the Lord bless you in all that you are doing in your service to God. Please contact me if you have any questions.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

CWA of North Carolina Attend Gala and Leadership Training

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I wanted to share with you about our recent Concerned Women for America 40th Anniversary Gala and Leadership Training in Washington, D.C. We gathered from all over the nation to:

  • Lobby our senators on two federal issues: The Equality Act (encouraging them to vote against it) and the Equal Campus Access Act that we favor.
  • Attend the elegant evening gala at the Trump International Hotel. There were over 500 in attendance to hear Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Founder and Chairman Dr. Beverly LaHaye, and President and CEO Penny Nance. President Donald Trump sent complimentary greetings by video.
  • Attend the Friday luncheon featuring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
  • Attend CWA leadership training.
  • Visit the beautiful new CWA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and enjoy a time of worship and fellowship.

(Click on the links above to listen to speakers’ remarks.)

Concerned Women for America is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation with hundreds of thousands of members across the country and hundreds of Prayer/Action Chapters nationwide. Maintaining a strong organization and adhering to our mission for 40 years is a remarkable accomplishment. CWA’s longevity in the public policy arena is not the results based on human strength and ingenuity – it’s the result of CWA’s persistent prayer coordinated with taking action on issues that has resulted in the Lord blessing our efforts.

A summary of our history is available hereWatch One American News’ (OAN) interview with Dr. Beverly LaHaye and Penny Nance regarding the origin of our organization and the issues we face today.

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

Girls Sports Now in Jeopardy in North Carolina

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High school students are heading back to school in a couple of weeks, and those participating in high school sports, especially girls’ sports, are facing a new rule change by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). In their May 2019 board meeting, the NCHSAS voted in favor of allowing high school students to participate in athletics based upon their preferred gender identity.

Stated on the NCHSAA website, “It is the intent that all students are able to compete on a level playing field in a safe, competitive and friendly environment, free of discrimination.  The following rules and regulations are intended to provide every student-athlete with equal opportunities to participate in athletics.” The NCHSAA office claims that they receive “a couple” phone calls or emails a month regarding transgender and gender identity issues. This is Commissioner Marilyn Que Tucker and the Board’s justification for voting unanimously for this disruptive policy change.

An athlete in North Carolina desiring to participate as a transgender is required to submit a “Gender Identity Request” form as well as the individual’s written statement, documentation from others, list of medications and/or treatment, and necessary health care professional’s written verification. The form is referred to the NCHSAA Gender Identity Committee for consideration; the Committee approves the request if the student is found to be genuinely identified as the gender indicated in the request. Nothing in the policy requires testing for levels of testosterone.

Without question, boys competing against girls results in an unfair, unsafe, and aggressive advantage for women now competing in sports and for athletic scholarships. How can there possibly be any equal playing field? Indeed, almost 50 years ago, Title IX closed that gap when it became a federal law in 1972 when passed by Congress to establish that women and girls have equal opportunities in education and athletics.

Concerned Women for America has written about this threat to girls’ sports here and here.

Action Item:
Your voice is needed today to speak out against the NCHSAA policy. If allowed to continue, it will set back all the advances and opportunities of female athletes.

Please take the following actions:

  1. Contact Marilyn Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, and urge her to reverse the policy. Phone: 919-240-7375 | E-mail: [email protected]
  2. Contact your child’s school district superintendent and athletic director, along with your child’s school principal. Let them know you support Title IX as it was intended in 1972 and not to insert gender identity into women’s sports. Urge them to contact Commissioner Marilyn Tucker and request she reverse course on this discriminatory policy.

Please pray that Christians will be emboldened with a great outcry to stand up for our children, especially our girls. “Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:9)

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director