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The 17th Annual Day at the Capital – A Great Success!

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Last week, we spent a wonderful day in Raleigh for our 17th Annual Day at the Capital event. We were joined by Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of NC Values Coalition, as well as Anna Scott Marsh, Miss North Carolina International 2017.  It was a full day that included visiting all 170 legislators’ offices at the General Assembly. Over 50 people attended this extraordinary day!

It is our tradition and joy to co-host a chapel service in the Legislative Building’s sanctuary room with our legislators.  Our Associate Director, Mary Frances Forrester, led the service with a message to be intentional as we shine the light of Jesus Christ. During the service, Forrester said, “No amount of darkness can hide even a flicker of light. As we illuminate this light, may we witness a spiritual revival in our nation.”

We briefed the attendees on three bills that we want to see passed in the legislature this year.  They are as follows: HB 527, “Restore/Preserve Campus Free Speech”; SB 548, “Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws”; and HB 910, “Human Trafficking: Resistance and Rescue”.  An e-alert will be sent out soon regarding these important bills, and it will give you both prayer and action points.

Having Miss North Carolina International accompany us was a lovely addition. Anna Scott Marsh shared her own life experiences which significantly added to the briefing. With multiple copies of talking points in hand, attendees broke up into groups.  We were able to systematically visit every one of the legislative offices to express our support of these bills.

In addition, we gave each legislator a book by evangelical leader and author, Pastor James Garlow, called Well Versed. It’s an excellent resource for legislators that provides insight on 30 public policy issues. This book has been distributed all over the nation and to other state legislators. These books were well received, and we were blessed to deliver them to our state’s leaders.

Last but not least, at the conclusion of the day, we attended a reception given in our honor at Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s office! We were very grateful for their gracious hospitality and for the time Lt. Gov. Forest spent with us.

It was indeed an outstanding day! We learned the importance of visiting our legislators and how it often results in pushing bills towards becoming law. We made many new friends and received many positive comments. After the event, one attendee shared his enthusiasm and conviction:

“The importance of actually visiting our legislators is very appreciated. It is very easy to send off an email or make a phone call, both of which we should all be doing. However, emails may be deleted; phone calls may be ignored. But it is very difficult to ignore a constituent who is standing at their door! If legislators think their constituents are not concerned about the issues, they will be less motivated to represent them. Be not afraid if you feel you are too weak, not articulate to speak on an issue, or too disabled to speak with power; remember Jesus will enable you with His power.”

Special thanks to Tami Fitzgerald and NC Values Coalition for co-sponsoring this event with us this year.  The expertise and organizational skills they contributed were exceptional.

To all those who attended or held us in prayer, thank you! We encourage you to continue contacting your state legislators and to keep praying as opportunities continue to arise.

For Truth and Freedom,

Jill Coward
State Director
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org

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Defender of the Faith Prayer Breakfast – A Great Success!

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Concerned Women for America of North Carolina and our guests had an unforgettable time at our first Defender of the Faith Prayer Breakfast held in early May at the Billy Graham headquarters in Charlotte. In fact, we have already received emails and calls responding that they cannot wait until our next breakfast!

So, what was so special about our event?

  1. Location, location, location! What a wonderful celebration we shared in such a lovely setting. If you have never been to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association campus, you have surely missed out on a memorable visit.
  2. 20th Anniversary! We celebrated our 20th year of the founding of our state chapter.
  3. 5th Anniversary! This date in May was significant as it marked the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Marriage Amendment to the Constitution of North Carolina … regardless of the fact that it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge two years later.
  4. Awards!

First, we honored Dr. Billy Graham with a framed copy of the 1997 North Carolina Senate Resolution which named him as World Evangelist. The framed resolution was presented to Dr. Graham’s grandson, Roy Austin Graham, as a gift to be displayed in the Billy Graham Library.

We also honored Sen. Dan Bishop (R-District 39) to whom we presented the “Outstanding Legislator in Defense of Family Values” While serving as North Carolina State Representative for District 104 in 2016, he was the primary author and sponsor for HB2, The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which became law in March of last year. Sen. Bishop fearlessly defended this common sense law even after it was repealed in March of this year.

  1. Sponsors! We enjoyed tremendous support from several sponsors. We would like to give special  recognition to those whose generosity sponsored the majority of our event.

Thank you, Caleb Benton, President of Benton Roofing in East Flat Rock, North Carolina, for partnering with us. “Throughout 4 decades, two generations, and thousands of roofs, Benton Roofing remains firm on the principles that brought them their success: biblical virtue, integrity, honesty, and quality workmanship.” Click here to learn more.

Thank you, Mary Frances Forrester, our Associate Director, for believing in the mission and vision of both CWA and CWA of North Carolina.  For many years, Mary Frances worked tirelessly alongside her late husband, Sen. James S. Forrester, and she continues the work today.

  1. Contributors! Thank you to everyone who contributed at the event to CWA of North Carolina. Your continued support will make all the difference as we continue to defend the family in our great state through education, prayer and advocacy.

PRESS RELEASE: North Carolina State Sen. Dan Bishop Recognized as Recipient of the Sen. James S. Forrester “Outstanding Legislator in Defense of Family Values” Award by Concerned Women for America of North Carol

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact info: Jill Coward
(704) 516-0820

North Carolina State Sen. Dan Bishop Recognized as Recipient of the Sen. James S. Forrester
“Outstanding Legislator in Defense of Family Values” Award
by Concerned Women for America of North Carolina

Charlotte, NC – On Saturday, May 6, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina hosted the Defender of the Faith Prayer Breakfast at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and presented North Carolina State Sen. Dan Bishop with the Sen. James S. Forrester “Outstanding Legislator in Defense of Family Values” Award.

The award was presented by Mary Frances Forrester, wife of the late Sen. Forrester. Sen. Dan Bishop (R-39th District), serving in 2016 as North Carolina State Representative for District 104, was the primary author and sponsor for HB2, The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act which became law in March 2016. Sen. Bishop continually defended this common sense law even after it was repealed in March 2017.

“It is a pleasure and privilege to present the Sen. James S. Forrester award to its fourth recipient, to someone who is rather than someone who seems to be,” Mary Frances said referencing the ideal of North Carolina’s state motto.

Jill Coward, State Director of CWA of North Carolina, added, “We are very proud to present this award to Sen. Bishop. Because of his unwavering commitment to Biblical family values. Neither this erratic culture nor the peer pressure of Sen. Bishop’s colleagues resulted in his recanting his opinion — no matter how forceful and demanding the dissenters were.”

In addition to the award for Sen. Dan Bishop, CWA of North Carolina also presented the World Evangelist Award to Dr. Billy Graham.  Roy Austin Graham, the grandson of Dr. Billy Graham, accepted the framed Resolution to be displayed in the Billy Graham Library. This resolution was proposed by the late Sen. Forrester and initially was conferred by the North Carolina Senate designating Dr. Billy Graham as a World Evangelist.

Both awards were presented by Mrs. Mary Frances Forrester as associate director for CWA of  North Carolina. In addition to acceptance remarks from the award recipients, other keynote speakers were Mario Diaz, Esq. Legal Counsel for CWA National; Dr. Tom Phillips, Executive Director, Billy Graham Library; and Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director for NC Values Coalition.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Evangelist Award for Dr. Billy Graham presented to Roy Austin Graham by Concerned Women for America of North Carolina

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact info: Jill Coward
(704) 516-0820

World Evangelist Award for Dr. Billy Graham presented to Roy Austin Graham
by Concerned Women for America of North Carolina

Charlotte, NC – On Saturday, May 6, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina hosted the Defender of the Faith Prayer Breakfast at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and presented the World Evangelist Award to Dr. Billy Graham.  The award was received by Dr. Graham’s grandson, Roy Austin Graham.

The award was presented by Mary Frances Forrester, Associate Director of CWA of North Carolina  and the wife of the late Sen. James S. Forrester.  This framed Resolution was proposed by Sen. Forrester and initially conferred by the North Carolina Senate for Dr. Graham in 1997 and will be displayed in the Billy Graham Library.

CWA chose May 6 to hold this event as it marked the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Marriage Amendment to the constitution of North Carolina. The late Sen. Forrester was the primary sponsor of the Marriage Amendment and introduced this amendment for over 10 years before it finally passed out of Committee and was approved for referendum in May 2012. One week before the vote, Dr. Billy Graham endorsed the bill and took out a full-page ad to run in numerous North Carolina newspapers. A legacy of both men was teaching and modeling Biblical truth through public service.

As Mary Frances had worked tirelessly across the state to promote the bill after the Senator’s untimely death, it is fitting that she presented this excellent award to be displayed in the Library to honor Dr. Graham. Sen. Forrester died just six months prior to the referendum, and Mary Frances wanted to complete her husband’s dream.  “I just knew I had to finish this for him,” she said. “I thought, ‘If he could do what he did, I can do this. I can do this.’ And I did.”

Most regrettably, this constitutional amendment, which passed by a vote of 61% of the citizens, was overturned by a federal judge in 2014. CWA of North Carolina continues to fight for religious liberty and the ban of same-sex marriage.

In addition to the award for Dr. Graham, the “Outstanding Legislator in Defense of Family Values” Award was presented by Mary Frances Forrester to Sen. Dan Bishop (R-39th District). Sen. Bishop, serving in 2016 as North Carolina State Representative for District 104, was the primary author and sponsor for HB2, The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which became law in March 2016. Sen. Bishop continually defended this common sense law even after it was repealed in March 2017.

In addition to acceptance remarks from the award recipients, other keynote speakers included Mario Diaz, Esq. Legal Counsel for CWA National; Dr. Tom Phillips, Executive Director, Billy Graham Library; and Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director for NC Values Coalition.

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HB 186 Update. All Hands on Deck! Calls to North Carolina Representative Needed!

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Update: HB 186 was not voted on yesterday.  So, if you have not yet been able to take action, please do so today.  HB 186 may come up for a vote as early as Monday.

In yesterday’s e-alert, we wrote why we oppose HB 186 as the compromise for HB2. We stated that it will place harm for women and children not only in bathrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities, but it will invite religious liberty and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) related problems.

Much of the media and supportive legislators are calling it a “compromise.”  That is a farce! By excluding “biological sex” in this bill, it gives an activist judge or court an opportunity to interpret law however they see fit. It invites employment issues creating SOGI protected classes which may result in lawsuits and crippling fines. And again, SOGI laws would allow discrimination against religious liberty laws. Our schools could drive the SOGI laws paving the path for LGBT groups and bully those who oppose. We would open the door wide to cases like the one with Barronelle Stutzman in Washington State,  which we are currently safeguarded against.

There are a number of Republican legislators who have sponsored this bill and we hear that many others are seriously considering voting for it.

Republican Co-sponsors are:

Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson) 919-733-5956 / [email protected]

Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover) 919-733-5786 / [email protected]

Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) 919-715-0795 / [email protected]

John R. Bradford, III (R-Mecklenburg), 919-733-5828 / [email protected]

Andy Dulin (R-Mecklenburg), 919-715-3009 / [email protected]

John Faircloth (R-Guilford) 919-733-5877 / [email protected]

John A. Fraley (R-Iredell) 919-733-5741 / [email protected]

Holly Grange (R-New Hanover) 919-733-5830 / [email protected]

Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) 919-733-5191 / [email protected]

Craig Horn (R-Union) 919-733-2406 / [email protected]

Linda P. Johnson (R-Cabarrus), 919-733-5861 / [email protected]

Chris Malone (R-Wake) 919-715-3010 / [email protected]

Greg Murphy, MD (R-Pitt) 919-733-5757 / [email protected]

Stephen M. Ross (R-Alamance) 919-733-5820 / [email protected]

For most, it’s all about bringing the NBA and NCAA back to North Carolina (click here to view coverage).  All the while we see that the “NBA’s Adam Silver announcing that ticket sales for the game (which was moved to New Orleans) were in the basement, analysts said before last weekend’s celebration — with nowhere to go but down. On the eve of the event, the cheapest seats at Smoothie King Center in Louisiana were $184 — a 71 percent decrease from last year in Toronto, where fans were shelling out $644 to sit in the rafters. And if history is any indication, the plunge only got worse heading into last weekend.” Click here to view coverage.

We also have learned that there is opposition from state industry that HB2 has crippled North Carolina’s economy, such as the State Chamber of Commerce, the NC Restaurant and Lodging Association, the NC Realtors Association, and Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan speaking out against HB2. Oh really?! Then why does CNBC still rate North Carolina the fifth-best state for business. What’s more, the trade publication Site Selection Magazine ranked North Carolina and Texas as tied for the title of “most competitive state.” And, according to 2016 North Carolina Lodging Report, “Year-end 2016 hotel/motel occupancy (64.9) was up 3.4% statewide from 2015 and represents record level occupancy, topping last year’s record. Occupancy rates statewide have grown sixteen percent in the last five years … while the US occupancy was up 0.1% and South Atlantic states occupancy was up 1.1% from 2015.” Click here to view report.

Take Action. If you haven’t already, please take action on the items below.  If you took action already based on yesterday’s e-alert, then only note #4.

Know that just one phone call to a state legislator represents 100 voices. One state representative explained that when he receives just six calls, he takes note!

When calling the representatives’ offices, tell them to ask the representative to oppose HB 186.  If you feel comfortable, ask whomever answers the phone how the representative plans to vote.  If they plan to support or are undecided, question them.  Use some of the points we’ve made in this e-alert and yesterday’s.  Consider why they are putting this above the safety of women and girls as well as our religious freedom.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

  1. Please contact House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland County) at 919-733-3451, then follow up with an email at [email protected].
  2. Please contact your representative. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her. Contact via phone first and then follow up with an email.
  3. Sign the NC Values Coalition petition here.
  4. Please contact the list of legislators above that have sponsored this bill. Urge them to withdraw their support, especially if one of them is your representative.

Please pray for our legislators.

Commit everything you do to the Lord.

Trust him, and He will help you.

He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,

and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,

and wait patiently for Him to act.

Don’t worry about evil people who prosper

or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry!

Turn from your rage!

Do not lose your temper—

it only leads to harm.

(Psalm 37:5-8)

 For Truth, Liberty, and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
nc.cwfa.org

URGENT: Ask Your Representative To Stand Firm on HB 2 by Opposing HB 186!

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It has come to my attention that many of our North Carolina State Republican legislators locked arms with the Democrats and Gov. Cooper against the protection of women and children in our state. Nearing the end of the legislative short session, they are trying to sneak in a quick vote to overturn commonsense protection and privacy for the innocent, which will also lead to the obliteration of rights for those who want to live out their faith in their vocations.

Yesterday, a new bill, HB 186, was filed as the House compromise to back down on HB 2. In actuality, this “compromise” will be dangerous not only for the protection of women and children, but also for religious liberty in North Carolina.

We do NOT support this bill. It is NOT in the interest of the people of North Carolina.

There are so many areas for concern within this bill. Using the wise insight of our friend and affiliate Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director for NC Values Coalition, who has unpacked this bill’s intent, she explains that there are four grave problem areas. Although difficult to condense the issues, I have addressed a few at the end of this e-alert, while trying not to diminish other issues contained within the bill.

It is imperative that you take action right now. This may be voted on as early as today or Monday in the House.  I will be sure to let you know as soon as the vote takes place.  Until then, please continue to forward this e-alert on to friends, family, pastors, etc., and encourage them to act and pray. We ask that you contact your legislator and tell them to OPPOSE HB 186, and NOT to cave to political correctness!

Take Action Immediately: Know that just one phone call to a state legislator represents 100 voices. One state representative explained that when he receives just six calls, he takes note!

  1. Please contact House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland County) at 919-733-3451 then follow up with an e-mail at [email protected]. Be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.
  2. Please contact your representative and tell him/her to vote “NO” on HB 186. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact them. Contact them via phone first and then follow up with an e-mail.  Be sure to let him/her know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.
  3. Sign the petition from NC Values Coalition here.

Please pray fervently! Pray for each legislator before you contact him or her.  May the Lord give our leadership the wisdom and courage to do what it right.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:58: “So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
  • Galatians 5:1 “Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong”

Our concerns with HB 186:

  1. With regard to bathrooms –- Cities would be free to regulate multiple occupancy bathrooms, showers, and changing facilities that “are owned or under direct control of a city” resulting in some becoming “gender neutral” and exposing citizens to violations of privacy and dignity while increasing their risk of sexual assault.
  2. Categories receiving Elevated Status — This bill would expand nondiscrimination laws for employment and public accommodations to include citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, and disability (which are not listed in the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964). The word “biological” has been deleted under HB2’s “biological sex.” This could open up our law for bad interpretation by a rogue court.
  3. Employment Law — Cities would have the right to regulate employment laws within each city resulting in inconsistency from city to city adding a huge hurdle for businesses who conduct their business in multiple locations. Cities could add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes whereby business owners would be subject to frivolous lawsuits and crippling fines if they do not comply. Cities could raise minimum wages without approval from the General Assembly regulating non-uniformity laws for business owners who could be threatened yet again with frivolous lawsuits.
  4. Public Accommodations — Local governments would be allowed to pass public accommodation laws that would include new categories for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to introduce SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) laws which would allow discrimination for religious liberty laws we have seen in other states against people of faith.

Imagine this: Charlotte with its very liberal city council, as well as other city councils across the state, could set public policy for all of North Carolina, moving the ball forward for LGBT groups. Our community colleges and universities could drive the SOGI laws paving the path for LGBT groups, while bullying those against it.

Thank you for your prompt attention, calls and prayers.

For Truth, Righteousness and Liberty,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org

CWA of North Carolina Would Love YOUR Help To Make a Difference in 2017. It’s Easier than You Think!

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Greetings from Concerned Women for America of North Carolina!

What does it mean to be a Christian? It means of course to love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40). I’d like to talk with you right now about an excellent way to help your neighbor — through the ministry of CWA of North Carolina.

 

Consider making a difference in the lives of others in 2017 on the issues that are important to you: sanctity of life, defense of family, education, religious liberty, sexual exploitation, support for Israel, and national sovereignty. Every one of these issues affects the life, liberty and happiness of our neighbors. Consider joining our team. We’ll do it together. YOU ARE GREATLY NEEDED!

Here are a handful of opportunities for involvement. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, there is a place for you. Please prayerfully read through this list.

  1. Continue responding to our e-alerts, our articles on our webpage and our Facebook posts and forward them on to like-minded friends, family and pastors. Your prayers and action make all the difference.

2. Participate in a local Prayer/Action Chapter.

3. Or, consider being a Prayer/Action Chapter Leader. The Prayer/Action Chapter Leader plans and oversees monthly Prayer/Action Chapter meetings in a church, neighborhood or community. The emphasis is threefold: pray, educate and act. Each leader is provided with a monthly Prayer/Action Newsletter that includes an inspirational piece and legislative updates and action items, as well as prayers and praises. This newsletter is designed for use as a guide for the monthly meetings.

4. Consider joining our State Steering Committee. We have several important volunteer opportunities:

    • Issues Specialist — Educates members on the numerous state and national legislative issues that are impacting the American family. She must fully understand the state goals, vision and mission of CWA of North Carolina, and in addition have the expertise and passion to specialize in one of CWA’s Seven Core Issues: sanctity of life, religious liberty, defense of family, sexual exploitation, education, national sovereignty and support for Israel. The Issues Specialist has strong research and writing skills, and will work closely with the State Director to prepare letters to the editor, e-alerts and articles for CWA publications and social media. This position is an approved State Steering Committee position.
    • State Communications Coordinator — Requires minimal computer knowledge. Training is provided. Considerable time would be spent in the area of social media (i.e. Facebook and Twitter). The Communications Coordinator, working closely with the State Director, should be flexible and able to send timely news releases. She must have the ability to write. This position is an approved State Steering Committee position.
    • Development Coordinator — Informs the state organization of fundraising opportunities to financially support state goals and the mission of CWA of North Carolina. The Development Coordinator is an approved State Steering Committee position. She is a strong networker, encouraging community and business relationships with other like-minded organizations in support of CWA’s Seven Core Issues. In addition to identifying fundraising opportunities, the Development Coordinator will be called upon to write letters to members asking for financial support, as well as write articles for the North Carolina News Report to promote state fundraising projects.

5. Consider attending one or more of the events that CWA of North Carolina will be putting on, participating in or endorsing. Watch for more information to come via email.

6. Partner with us by giving a tax-deductible gift towards the work of CWA of North Carolina. We are run by all volunteers; therefore, all contributions go straight to the work at hand for education materials, gas expenses for trips to the state capitol and other locations in the state, postcards for our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) project and more. Our two largest expenses this year are $1,500.00 for printed materials (bi-yearly newsletter, brochures and EAL materials) and $00 shipping expenses. Please do what you can to assist.

7. Contribute online. Or, send us a check to the address below written out to “Concerned Women for America.”  Be sure to put “CWA of North Carolina” on the memo line.

The mindset used to be: “Is it okay for Christians to be involved in public policy?”  The question now should be: “Is it okay for Christians to not be involved in public policy?” If we aren’t involved in public policy as believers, who will?

I look forward to hearing from you!

Blessings,

Jill Coward

State Director
CWA of North Carolina
P.O Box 472903
Charlotte, NC 28247
[email protected]
704-516-0820
nc.cwfa.org
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CWA of North Carolina Press Release and Encouragement to Give Thanks

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Good morning Friends!  Are you still praising God for Tuesday night’s outcome on HB2 in our General Assembly like I am?  I am so grateful we can end 2016 in this way.

With CWA National’s help we put out a press release yesterday afternoon on the subject, North Carolina Votes to Keep Commonsense Law HB2.  Be sure to check it out and say a prayer that the media picks up on it.

As you know, the media has been extremely biased and typically only gives us a sentence or two to present our side.  Click here to view ABC’s Wednesday morning coverage.  When you see this kind of coverage, please take the opportunity to pray.  Pray for the newscaster and those you see making statements against the Biblical definition of sexuality.  They are in great need of God’s grace.  During this season may they be exposed to the message of redemption and hope in Christ, and respond.

One more thing, in yesterday’s e-alert you may have noticed that the link to our previous e-alert wasn’t working.  Sorry about that.  I put that link in there to direct you to the previous day’s e-alert for the contact information of the many leaders who have stayed the course this year and have had courage again and again to do what it right.  They have had an unbelievable year that I’m sure has taken a toll on them personally as well as their families.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to contact each one of them.  I know you have contacted them many times throughout the year.  Please do so one more time.  Thank them for the wonderful Christmas gift of keeping HB2 intact and tell them to have a very Merry Christmas.  Be sure to mention you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

  • Pat McCrory: e-mail and/or call 919-814-2000 or 919-814-2050 and Facebook as: Office of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
  • House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 1111): e-mail or call (919) 733-3451
  • President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-District 26): e-mail or call (919) 733-5708
  • Governor Dan Forest: e-mail and/or call (919) 733-7350
  • Dan Bishop (R-District 104)(introduced HB2): e-mail and/or call (919) 715-3009
  • Your legislator, if they voted for HB2. Click here to find out how your legislator voted on HB2 from the beginning.
  • Click here to find out who your legislator is and how to contact him/her.

Have a wonderful Christmas friends! Glory to God in the highest!

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org