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Support Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh With Both Prayer and Action

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Dear Friend,

As you know, there has been much excitement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  And CWA has been involved from the beginning.  They immediately launched an eight-state bus tour to key states, largely to reach undecided senators. Go to WomenForKavanaugh.com regularly to track their activities, articles, videos, interviews, etc.

North Carolina is blessed to have both Senators Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) public support of Judge Kavanaugh.

Both senators publicly have stated Judge Kavanaugh’s impeccable credentials as a fair-minded jurist. And, Sen. Burr further stated, “I am confident we will fulfill that responsibility fairly and promptly to ensure a complete and qualified Supreme Court.”
Please pray. With such a heavy assignment before the Senate with some who are still undecided, I cannot state how important this time of prayer is.

  • Pray that Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed.
  • Commit to praying through CWA’s seven-day prayer guide beginning tomorrow, August 28 and ending on Tuesday, September 4, the first day of the hearings. As Mario advises, “Justice is a spiritual matter. Jesus actually called it one of the “weightier matters of the law” (see Matthew 23:23). There are forces working tirelessly to pervert justice who see Judge Kavanaugh as a real threat to their schemes. Let us stand united in prayer asking God, above all, that His will be done.

Please take action:

  • Contact both Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr.  Thank them for supporting Judge Kavanaugh.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.
  • Though North Carolina’s senators both stand in favor of Judge Kavanaugh, there are others in our nation who are vehemently opposing him, some, for no other reason than his political label. For this reason, please share this e-alert with family and friends living in other states.

As you know, the negative criticisms of Judge Kavanaugh has been relentless.  Mario Diaz, Legal Counsel for CWA, recently stated, “That he is so fiercely opposed by the radical liberals tells you a lot.  Judge Kavanaugh has proven himself to be an impartial judge seeking to apply the Constitution as written, refusing to legislate from the bench which is what the left demands.” He further stated, “Justice demands much more than specific outcomes on specific cases. It is a reality that encompasses all of life. This is what we seek on any judicial nominee: a constitutional justice who understands his limited role as a judge.

We must return constitutional balance at the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the extremely radical shift we are seeing in the culture. Diaz has stated the extraordinary importance of this nomination when he said, “We have a chance to turn the tide of liberal-leaning decisions — which have been so detrimental to our nation — for decades to come. It is incumbent upon us to make the sacrifices needed today to preserve freedom and the Constitution for the next generation… We must act with a sense of purpose and calling to embrace the chance that God has given us. We must be strategic and disciplined in our engagement. We must strive to represent God and His principles well in all that we do.”

What can we expect?
The Washington Times reported, “The Senate has already begun receiving documents they have requested. Ultimately, they are likely to receive up to 1 million pages of documents from Judge Kavanaugh’s tenure in the White House Counsel’s Office and Office of Independent Counsel. When that is complete it will be the largest document production for a Supreme Court nominee ever….This document production very well may include more pages than the last five Supreme Court nominations combined. By comparison, Justice Elena Kagan had zero experience as a judge to Judge Kavanaugh’s 12, and produced about 170,000 pages of her White House records.”

The hearing process can take several days; with Gorsuch it took four.  Jaime Ballew, CWA House Legislative Director, states the following: “After the hearings are complete, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on his nomination, and then he will move to the full Senate for consideration. For context, both Gorsuch and Sotomayor took 66 days from nomination to confirmation. Leader McConnell has stated that Kavanaugh will be on the court for the October term. Therefore, we are looking at a late-September, full-Senate vote.”

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

For Truth and Righteousness,

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

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

Are You Tired of Paying for Abortions With Your Taxes?

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Dear Friend,

Are you tired of paying for abortions with your taxes? I sure am! Together, we have a chance to do something about it!

In less than two weeks, it will be the last day to post your comments expressing your views to U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar. After the 60-day comment period is up, HHS will review the comments and issue a final rule based on the public’s feedback.  The deadline is Tuesday, July 31. So far about 66,000 comments have been posted. We do not yet know how many are positive or negative. But, it has been reported that HHS was anticipating 10% positive and 90% negative. So, we are praying that all pro-life warriors will unite and let your voices be heard at HHS!

We have a great and urgent opportunity to shift taxpayer funds away from abortionists and direct funds toward real health centers. Planned Parenthood alone receives at least $50 million from Title X, and 90% of the women who enter their clinics have abortions. A new proposed rule directs money away from abortion providers.

Together we can influence the right to life on a national level. The opposition will not take their hand out of the cookie jar without significant opposition.  

We are in need of substantive comments and lots of them. The opposition is already fighting this because abortion is big business and they love their government subsidies. Planned Parenthood is mobilized with an army contacting HHS Secretary Azar.  They will sue and intimidate, so we must be vigilant, mobilized, passionate, strong and courageous on behalf of unborn babies.

From our June 20, 2018 e-alert, you can see the variety of ways where Planned Parenthood unashamedly promotes pornographic instruction materials along with additional information about abortion, sells aborted baby body parts, and participates in human trafficking, etc. (https://concernedwomen.org/dont-miss-out-on-the-opportunity-to-take-tax-money-from-planned-parenthood-3/)

It’s time; let’s take action! Enough is enough! Let us defend the right to life! 

Take Action:

  1. Please click here for more information about the regulation as well as step-by-step instruction on how to submit a comment.  We have provided a comment you can easily copy and paste (if you don’t have time to write a comment yourself), and the link to the comment submission form. It only takes about 5 minutes to do.
  2. Please pass this e-alert on to family and friends! Encourage them to both pray and take action.Let us join in prayer together: “Lord, we love YOU!  Thank YOU for creating us!  We ask that You bless our efforts as we speak out boldly for the unborn. We cry out to you to multiply our efforts to send a lasting and convincing message. In the powerful name of Jesus. Amen”

“… praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— [ … that we] may speak boldly, as [we] ought to speak” (Ephesians 6:18, 20).

Again, the deadline is July 31; please comment right away and then use the remainder of the time to encourage those you know to comment as well.

For Life and Liberty,

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

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?
Join a Prayer/Action ChapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

Would you like to partner with CWA of North Carolina!
Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action. 

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

CWA of North Carolina’s 18th Annual Day at The Capital Review

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Dear Friend,

In early June, CWA of North Carolina enjoyed our 18th Annual Day at The Capital as we made our voices heard.  We were once again joined by North Carolina Values Coalition.  Approximately 25 were in attendance.  We had a legislative briefing, lobbied our legislators and held a chapel service with our legislators. Our beloved Associate Director, Mary Frances Forrester, presented a stirring and inspiring devotion on the history and importance of our cherished American flag.

We lobbied our legislators on the following concerns:

  1. Pass HB575, Require Info About Abortion Pill Reversal – Require Info About Abortion Pill Reversal so that women seeking a chemical abortion will be told that there is a process to reverse the abortion if they change their minds.
  2. Parents Right To KnowRemind our legislators to allow parents to know and have more access to school lesson plans and curriculum involving human sexuality and bullying prevention. Sex Ed programs were being carried out in Cumberland, Onslow, Carteret, and Wayne Counties; but parents were not notified nor invited to review and discuss these new sex materials being adopted. Unfortunately, in this culture today, it is imperative that our state adopts commonsense educational transparencies to protect our children. Parents have the right to know!

Regrettably, we will need to revisit our legislators regarding these issues as neither concern was addressed during this legislative session. Although there had been good support for commonsense pro-transparency legislation protecting a parent’s right to know what their kids are taught in schools about sex, unfortunately no legislative solution was presented.

We are in agreement with Executive Director of NC Values Coalition Tami Fitzgerald’s assessment that “We cannot back down. We need to send a clear message to our legislators that they need to listen to parents across our state who demand these kind of protections … This is an issue we won’t be backing down from! We’re committed to keeping this issue before legislators however long it takes for them to take action to protect parental rights and childhood innocence. We need them to know we WILL hold them accountable.”

These two issues will be a high priority for CWA of North Carolina in 2019.

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2)

We always appreciate your prayers. Prayer is the bedrock for all that we do. Stay tuned for additional pressing concerns.

For Truth and Righteousness,

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

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?
Join a Prayer/Action ChapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

Would you like to partner with CWA of North Carolina!
Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action. 

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

Celebrating Independence Day

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For many people today, July 4th is a holiday filled with picnics, friends, and fireworks. But it is also a commemoration of America’s Declaration of Independence. The freedom call was not only against a political and economic system, but it was also a cry for independence from the spiritual tyranny of the Anglican Church.

In 1775, there were 668 congregational churches in America.  Seventy-five percent of all Americans, at that time, belonged to churches of Puritan derivation. The religious makeup was 98.4 percent Protestant, 1.4 percent Roman Catholic, and three-twentieths of one percent Jewish. America was a nation deeply concerned with religious freedom.

Religious freedom today is far removed from what the original founders intended. What Americans wanted was a government that did not favor one Christian sect over another. The idea was never to erode Christianity through the separation of church and state. John Jay, after the war, described the homogeneity of America in Federalist 2 (*see below).

Early Americans thought competition between the various churches was healthy; it kept them from becoming complacent, comfortable and arrogant like the nationally endorsed Anglican Church. In 18th century America, men and women adhered to the Protestant conviction that all men and human institutions were fallible. Americans fought hard for seven years during the Revolutionary War to rid themselves of the shackles of imperial England and her state-controlled church.

The men who called the people of America to independence were men committed to their country and the freedom of her people. They paid a great price for our independence and religious freedom: five signers were captured by the British army and tortured; 12 men’s homes were destroyed; two had sons who died during the Revolutionary War; one had two sons taken prisoner by the British; and nine signers of the Declaration died in the war.

North Carolina has much about which to be proud in regards to the American Revolution. The site of the first Patriot victory for independence from the British in the American Revolution was fought at Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776, in present-day Pender County outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. Although this three-minute battle was brief, the victory at Moores Creek led the North Carolina Provincial Congress to seek total independence from Great Britain, the first colony to do so. This victory resulted in the end of British authority in North Carolina. This victory resulted in the end of British authority in North Carolina and explains why we are “First in Freedom!”

As we celebrate with our friends and family this July 4th, let us remember those courageous men who helped to establish a free nation. Let us thank God for the religious freedom won by those who lived before us and who fought valiantly for liberty. Let us exercise that freedom by reaching our generation with the Gospel. Liberty without religious freedom is bondage.

*Federalist 2

I have taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who … fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established their general liberty and independence. This country and this people seem to have been made for each other … Similar sentiments have hitherto prevailed among all orders and denominations of men among us. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people. — John Jay

Blessings to you on this Independence Day, 2018.

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

The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. And again we thank you…your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action.

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?

Join a Prayer/Action chapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations.

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

Don’t Miss Out on the Opportunity to Take Tax Money from Planned Parenthood

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Dear Friends,

We all know that for years our tax dollars have freely flowed to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, assuring that almost 380,000 unborn babies die a year.  That is over 1,000 deaths a day at their hands and 40 just within the last hour. You and I have been paying for those deaths.

Good news!  We now have the opportunity to see that this egregious government funding is restricted. 

Thanks to the Trump Administration, new regulations, called the Protect Life Rule, similar to the “Reagan rules,” have been proposed.  This rule prohibits Title X funds from going toward abortion.  Authorized in 1970, the intent of Title X funding was to assist low-income families in family planning, with no funding for abortions. The Protect Life Rule does not prohibit Planned Parenthood, or anyone else, from receiving funds; it simply specifies that they must be in compliance, like all others receiving Title X funds. In addition Planned Parenthood, and other abortion businesses, would have to house their abortion clinics in buildings that are separate from their other services, as well as have separate staff for both.

As with any federal regulation, there is an open comment period time where the public has the opportunity to express their views. It started June 1 and will conclude July 31. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will then review the comments and issue a final rule based on the public’s feedback.

Don’t miss out on this historical moment!  We finally have an opportunity to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving tax money to perform abortions, with just four “clicks of a mouse.”  It only takes a few minutes.

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?” (Proverbs 24:10-12).

Take Action Today — Quick and Easy!

  1. Submit your comment to the U.S. HHS Secretary Azar regarding Title X Funds for family planning. Simply go to the Concerned Women for America website link, The Protect Life Rule, and follow the instructions.  There is even a suggested comment that you can use as is or you can edit it to your liking. It is best if you add personal comments. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.
  2. Please send this e-alert to your like-minded friends, pastor, lawmakers, family and acquaintances.

Please pray that the Protect Life Rule saves the lives of many. Pray that truth and righteousness prevail for LIFE. Psalm 94:16 cries out, “Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?” Let it be me, O Lord!

It is imperative that Secretary Azar hears from as many as absolutely possible.  Planned Parenthood is angry about this, and they are mobilized with an army contacting Azar.

It’s time to stand up, speak up, and let your voice be heard.  This is our moment to stop taxpayer funding of abortion; and we only have until July 31 to stop Planned Parenthood and others from the misuse of this program.

Need additional information on Planned Parenthood?
(Several of the links below contain vulgar content and are inappropriate for children.)

It is no longer a secret how Planned Parenthood has deceived the public carrying out inhumane treatment all in the name of providing “health and wellness” for women and their unborn children.  These unrestricted “services” catch many young girls and young women off-guard as these “caring professionals” guide them in “non-judgmental support” with one goal in mind and that is to make money by killing the innocent babies of unsuspecting mothers. Scroll through Planned Parenthood’s website to see how they:

In addition, Planned Parenthood:

  • Promotes sex-selection abortions (at Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, abortion clinics) by referring for ultrasounds to determine the baby’s gender with the express purpose of aborting if the child is a girl.
  • Has been caught illegally harvesting and selling unborn baby body parts.
  • Promotes abortion on minority Americans carrying out the eugenic vision of Margaret Sanger, its founder.
  • Promotes abortions for underage girls even when sex-trafficking is involved.

We are thankful that North Carolina’s own Congressman Mark Walker (R), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, recently joined Live Action president Lila Rose and additional members of Congress in a press conference to expose Planned Parenthood’s decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse.

For Truth and Righteousness,

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

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?
Join a Prayer/Action ChapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

Would you like to partner with CWA of North Carolina!
Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action. 

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

May 5 – Celebrate Mother’s Day Early at the Women for Life Prayer Walk in Charlotte!

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Dear Ladies (and Men, too),

I hope your plans are to join us this Saturday morning, May 5, for the Women for Life Prayer Walk! CWA of North Carolina, in partnership with several pro-life groups, is proudly co-sponsoring this outstanding event that you don’t want to miss!

I have been looking forward to this special day for weeks now! If you have not yet come out to take your stand for the most innocent among us, at a Love Life Charlotte Prayer Walk event, now is the time!

Love Life Charlotte is praying for 1,000 women to Prayer Walk on Saturday! Women, children, babies, teenagers, college-aged women, grandmothers are all welcome!  Oh, AND men too!  Men, you are needed for safety, security, T-shirt distribution, setup, and breakdown. (Gentlemen, please email Anna at [email protected] to let her know you would like to volunteer.)

 Women for Life Prayer Walk

Saturday, May 5

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Palmer Plaza at 1004 Palmer Plaza Lane, Charlotte

Brief walk to abortion clinic, A Preferred Women’s Health, at 3320 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte

Find additional information regarding Love Life Charlotte at lovelife.org. Please view their video at  youtu.be/RhKF8qAaGK8.

Some of you have expressed that you are hesitant to pray in front of an abortion clinic.  In the past, others just like you felt the same until they attended a Love Life Charlotte event.  They later said that the Prayer Walk they participated in was life-changing! Don’t miss out; attend this next weekend!

God IS waking up His church in Charlotte! He has opened our ears to the cries of the unborn. Look at what happened in only the second year of Love Life Charlotte’s ministry by the end of 2017 when we walked and prayed on those 40 Saturday mornings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The numbers above are remarkable! They show the importance of the numbers of people there and the POWER of prayer! Won’t you say YES to helping save babies and their moms while advancing the Gospel?

It is crucial for us as women to connect with these vulnerable women and their families with a unified voice, reaching out to them first in prayer. We can no longer look the other way. We believe that we are SO close to seeing this abortion clinic close. Will you join me on Saturday?

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day! This event is just one week before Mother’s Day. It is the perfect time to proclaim a message of hope and love. Is there any better gift than the gift of LIFE for those scheduled for slaughter? The mothers we are praying for are often pressured into getting an abortion by the men in their life OR even by their own mothers. Many don’t believe there are any other options. They have been deceived and misled. They do not know that there are people who truly care about them and are able to help them … not just with words; but with love, caring, and assistance. (Go to lovelife.org/category/love-life-stories to read about those helped by Love Life Charlotte.)

Schedule for Saturday:
9:00 a.m.            Check in at the Love Life Tent. (If you have a Love Life t-shirt, wear it. Or, receive a free T-shirt.)
9:15 a.m.            Prayer & Worship
9:30 a.m.            Begin Prayer Walk – Pray through prayer points provided
10:00 a.m.          Stand in front of the abortion clinic and pray for the Mom’s, Dad’s and babies inside of the abortion clinic that they would have an encounter with the Holy Spirit, get up and leave the clinic, and receive life seeking help through all of the options available.
10:30 a.m.          Walk back to Love Life Charlotte Check-In Tent
10:45 a.m.          Prayer, praise and worship, testimonies and group picture
11:00 a.m.          Finished

Please email, text, or call me to say that you will join us! Please add your name as one who will stand for LIFE on Saturday with us. If you have any questions, please contact me. (And, of course, walk-ins are welcome, too!)

This is our Esther moment. “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house will perish.  And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”  (Esther 4:14)

Can we count on you?

For Life and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina

The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. And again we thank you … your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action.

Would you like to get more involved with CWA of North Carolina? Join a Prayer/Action chapterContact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

Additional information about CWA of North Carolina:

 

DAY OF SILENCE – Hijacking of North Carolina Classrooms for Political Purposes

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The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has designated this Friday, April 27, as the Day of Silence – a day where public school students are encouraged to refuse to speak for an entire school day including during class. The event is to encourage sympathy and support of homosexual and transgender students whose behaviors have been silenced by those who disapprove of their lifestyle.

In opposition to the Day of Silence, CWA of North Carolina is joining with pro-family organizations throughout the nation to endorse the Day of Silence WALKOUTClick here for more information.

Please forward this e-alert on to like-minded friends and family.  Especially those with school age children.

Pray! Educate! Act!

Sincerely,

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

Protect North Carolina Kids from Inappropriate and Graphic Sex Education

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Dear Friends,

What is Going on in North Carolina Schools!

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is allocating almost $400,000 from Title V federal grant taxpayer money intended for “abstinence” education and instead, funding SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative for Teens) North Carolina’s LGBTQ campaign! These tax dollars will be used to train teachers and promote LGBTQ guides targeting older teens on social media to push their Teen Playbook website, which provides “guide to safer, sexier choices,” including the graphic teaching on how to use condoms.Click here to view The Playbook. No surprise, the North Carolina SHIFT initiative is endorsed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, ACLU and others.

Are we going to stand any longer for this nonsense?! I hope your answer is a resounding NO!

Take Action: Email the members of the North Carolina School Board of Education and tell them that the SHIFT sex ed initiative should not be taught in our schools. And, be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina.

Please Pray: Pray for each Board member as you email them one by one.

Monday, April 23 – Sex Ed Sit Out

It is time for us to send a clear message to our school boards, school administrations, and city councils; we have such an opportunity in Charlotte. Parents across the nation are planning to remove their children from public schools in protest of this “pornographic” sex ed curriculum in the “Sex Ed Sit Out.”  In addition, in Charlotte, a protest event is scheduled for next Monday of which CWA of North Carolina is a co-sponsor.

Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth Street

I encourage you to go to the Sex Ed Sit Out website for more information about “gender-bending” and “pornographic” sex ed resources, the use of tax dollars being spent to fund such curricula, the sexualization of children, and more.

Take Action:

  1. View, print out, and complete the letter to your child’s principal about why you are holding them out of school.
  2. We need parents and/or grandparents of CMS students who will speak up to five minutes to make a strong statement to Charlotte Mecklenburg School board, administrators, and city council. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are willing to speak Monday evening.

Please Pray.  Pray many would attend this event and that the school would back off from this harmful form of “education.”

 

For truth and righteousness,

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

 The lighthouse is pictured on our CWA of North Carolina website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, we appreciate your contribution to CWA of North Carolina. Your donation will make a difference in North Carolina through prayer and action.  

Please DONATE to CWA of North Carolina.  Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations.

Would you like to get involved with CWA of North Carolina?  You are needed! Join a Preayer/Action Chapter.  Contact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area!

If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.

 

 

Press Release: CWA of North Carolina Co-Hosts Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
October 23, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Coward, CWA of NC State Director
[email protected]
704-516-0820

CWA of North Carolina Co-Hosts Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum

Charlotte, NC – Last Wednesday, October 18, on the eve of the first day of Early Voting in Charlotte’s municipal elections, Concerned Women for America of North Carolina (CWA) partnered with Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina and Jesus Ministry, Inc. hosting the Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum at First Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Approximately 25 candidates, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians, running for Mecklenburg County School Board, Charlotte City Council, and City of Charlotte Mayor attended and responded to questions on issues such as:

  • Faith, Family Values, and Religious Liberty
  • Community Relations
  • Economic Development / Affordable Housing
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention / Community Involvement
  • Student Performance Improvement
  • Education Alternatives / School Vouchers
  • Vocational Training / Rehabilitation = Crime Prevention

Mr. Clarence Henderson and Dr. Bonnie Chavda moderated the forum. Mr. Henderson is a civil rights activist who participated in the 1960 sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter while a student at North Carolina A and T College in Greensboro. He is currently President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina. Dr. Chavda is a co-founder and senior pastor of All Nations Church and Chavda Ministries International. She serves on the Executive Board of Charlotte Mecklenburg Dream Center and Advisory Board of Shiloh University.

Jill Coward, State Director for CWA of North Carolina, stated that in the last municipal elections in 2015, less than 15% of Charlotte’s registered voters elected liberal Mayor Jennifer Roberts who sought to introduce a radical bathroom ordinance which resulted in hyper-negative attention to North Carolina. “We believe if we offer the citizens the opportunity to be educated about their candidates, they would understand the importance of going to the polls and voting their values,” Coward said.

With the Stroke of His Pen, Gov. Cooper Removes Religious Liberties across North Carolina

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Dear Friend,

Earlier this week, our state experienced an extremely detrimental blow when our governor, elected by the people of North Carolina, ruled like a king with a simple swipe of his pen. He completely disregarded the Constitution of North Carolina, which states that “the people rely on the ‘preservation and existence of our civil, political and … religious liberties … for the more certain security thereof and for the better government of this State, ordain and establish this Constitution.’”

Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper, along with Attorney General Josh Stein, ignored our state constitution’s traditional and legal religious rights that we hold so dear. Executive Order 24 not only allows males into females’ showers and bathrooms but also forces private businesses to adopt sweeping LGBT privileges at the cost of infringing upon the religious liberty of North Carolinians.

Remember in March when the North Carolina General Assembly reached a compromise with Gov. Cooper on the replacement of H.B.2 with H.B.142, with a restriction on anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties? Gov. Cooper was so satisfied with this bill that he signed it into law. Now, less than seven months later, this contradictory order shows his indifference to our state’s laws, our entire general assembly, and his own opinion. Simply put, he exceeded his authority as governor.

According to the analysis of Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of NC Values Coalition, we can see that Gov. Cooper’s edict has opened “Pandora’s box” by “creating new categories not found in existing state or federal law for non-discrimination protections, including ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity or expression.’” It appears that the new categories seem to be entirely aimed at expanding preferences under the law for homosexual and transgender individuals with no concern about the privacy and safety of women and children. (Click here to read NC Values Coalition statement in its entirety.)

Both public and private institutions are in jeopardy. Religious liberties among businesses and churches have been trounced, yet again, in deference to LGBTQ special interests. State Senate Leader Phil Berger (R) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 111) issued a joint statement concluding, “We trust the court will reject the governor’s latest stunt, which is inconsistent with the deal he negotiated to repeal H.B.2.”

Stay tuned for more details and options for taking action on this very contemptible and harmful new order.

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face,” (Psalm 89:14).

For Truth and Righteous,

Jill Coward

State Director
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org

Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum – Wednesday, October 18 – Don’t Miss Out!

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In 2015, only 15% of registered voters went to the polls to elect the current mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts. Since that day, we have watched as she has unscrupulously dismantled what traditional families believe in. Mayor Roberts, along with leftist city council members, has scorned and attacked those who seek to keep women and children safe in public restrooms. This began an onslaught on our state from politicians, businesses, athletes, celebrities, and sporting venues from across the country slandering North Carolina by using fabricated arguments.

We must not allow this to continue! General municipal elections take place on November 7, and we have a great opportunity to restore our traditional family values. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is partnering with the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina, Jesus Ministry, Inc., and Charlotte First Baptist’s Culture Impact Team to host the first Charlotte Municipal Candidate Forum for all of the candidates running for mayor, city council, and the county school board.

Will you join us?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
First Baptist Church
Family Life Center Building
301 South Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Moderators: Clarence Henderson, President of Frederick Douglass Foundation of NC

Bonnie Chavda, from Chavda Ministries International

This event is free to the public and free parking will be available.

Early voting begins on Thursday, October 19. Please educate yourself on the candidates before heading to the polls.

During the event, the candidates will be responding to issues such as:

  • Faith, Family Values, and Religious Liberty
  • Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, and Community Involvement
  • Economic Development and Affordable Housing
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Community Relations

Click here to view the flyer.

Please be in prayer for our event. If you’re in the area, please join us! If you have any questions, contact me.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]

nc.cwfa.org

 

 

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A Reminder of Why We Do What We Do

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I think I joined Concerned Women for America (CWA) back in 1985.  As I am not normally a “joiner” of groups, this one particularly intrigued me as I became involved with a small group of women who held a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter.  I was impressed at how humble and “concerned” they were about the growing secularization of our nation.

Each was of a different denomination: one Catholic, two Episcopalians, and two others of mainline denominations. They were united by their faith in Christ, seeking, through prayer and action, how to “witness” their Biblical faith to others without being offensive. However, in today’s world, offense is taken at anyone who goes against the worldly position of the left!

For the last decade, I’ve been a Prayer/Action Chapter leader  and continue to “witness” in the political world by reminding people of Ronald Reagan’s great maxim:  “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

CWA’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, did a wonderful job of illustrating the hypocrisy of the recent politicization of yet “more rights” that, of course, negate the rights of so many others!  Read her op-ed, Do Transgender Rights Trump Women’s Rights? The Left Needs to Decide, on Foxnews.com.  Our daughters deserve better than this false utopian worldview.  They deserve our continued prayers for safety, knowing that our Lord blesses them with an innate sense of modesty that gives them His protection.

Penny’s humble, yet straight forward and intellectual response to the issue of “women’s rights” is continually refreshing and once again reminds me why I am a part of this leading organization.

As concerned women, may we continue to stand strong against the world that aims to tear our femininity away.

Bonnie Dougherty, Commander, USN Ret. and Southern Pines CWA of North Carolina Prayer Action Chapter Leader

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A note from Jill Coward, State Director:  A special thanks to Bonnie for this inspiring word.  If any of you reading this today are interested in information about a CWA chapter in your area, contact me, and I will be happy to connect you with the closest group.  Also, if you are feeling a stirring from the Lord, pray and ask Him if He would have you start a chapter. I would love to pray and talk with you about it!

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]

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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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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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with grassroots members all across the country and with over 8,500 supporters in North Carolina.

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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May 19, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact info: Jill Coward
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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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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with grassroots members all across the country and with over 8,500 supporters in North Carolina.