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Pennsylvanians: A curriculum transparency bill needs your voice!

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“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Unfortunately, too many parents find out what is exactly being taught to their children when they sit down to help with homework or flip through a textbook.  HB1332, the Curriculum Transparency Bill, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R -District 105), addresses this problem and empowers parents by putting them back in the driver’s seat when it comes to their children’s education.

HB1332 would require public school districts, charter schools, career and technology centers, and intermediate units to post their curriculum plans, including textbooks, online for parental review before the school year begins. This type of information will keep parents in the loop while ensuring what is being taught in our schools falls in line with the values of the parents.

HB1332 recently passed the Pennsylvania House Education Committee and will be brought to the floor soon for full consideration.  Your immediate attention and action are needed.

Take action:

  1. Contact your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 1332.  Use this link to find out who is your state representative.
  2. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  3. Please forward this on to family and friends!

Please pray:  Father, we are concerned about the future of our children. We ask that you give wisdom to our leaders as they defend the rights of parents in Pennsylvania. Give them the courage they need to boldly stand for the issues that are impacting our children. Continue to shine your light to expose every evil work of darkness that would seek to prevail.  In the wonderful name of Jesus. Amen

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Webinar: Do You Know Where Our Tax Dollar Are Going?

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As Americans, we often do not pay much attention to the work that the United Nations or other international bodies (UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO) are doing. We trust that these organizations are caring for those in need, providing healthcare, education, and food to people worldwide, but often this is not the case. In reality, our U.S. taxpayer dollars are used to promote abortion, to harm children by promoting gender ideology, and more.

We need to be educated and get involved to keep our government accountable for its actions. That’s why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania invites you to join our webinar on Thursday, October 21, to learn how you can do just that!

Neydy Casillas, Vice President of International Affairs with Concerned Women for America, will be our guest speaker for the webinar. Neydy will discuss the horrific trend of U.S. policy towards international health groups. She will also share with us the international impact of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case being heard before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 1. 

Here are the details:
Date: 
Thursday, October 21
Time:  7:00 p.m. EST
Registration:

  • Registration is free but required for this event.
  • Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this meeting.

I hope you will join us, and please feel free to share this email with like-minded friends and family!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Prayer Ministry Opportunity Knocks

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“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is currently seeking a coordinator to oversee our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program. Do you see the value of focused pray? This position might be for you.

About the EAL Program
EAL is a meaningful program of encouragement and prayer for our Pennsylvania legislators while the Pennsylvania legislature is in session. It involves participants praying for and sending postcards of encouragement to an assigned legislator. EAL is designed to provide encouragement to the legislators with no mention of legislation or policy. Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent, conservative, or liberal, the goal is to uplift the legislator and to remind him or her that they are prayed for regularly.

Responsibilities of the EAL Coordinator

The EAL Coordinator prepares the EAL packets of postcards and instructions and then mails them to the EAL participants. She also communicates with the participants throughout the legislative session.

Are you interested in learning more about the position of EAL Coordinator? Contact me at 570.567.4171 or [email protected].  I am happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.
“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.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

Please join me in praying that God will provide someone to fill this rewarding role.

God bless you,
Dilonna M. Coran

Updates! First Annual Pennsylvania March for Life!

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Have you heard the latest? Abby Johnson (former Planned Parenthood director now pro-life advocate), Ryan Bomberger (The Radiance Foundation), along with various elected officials will be speaking and marching at the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life in Harrisburg on Monday, September 27.  Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, along with thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state at this exciting event.

This is a wonderful opportunity to rally behind the pro-life bills currently in the legislature, in addition to showing support for our lawmakers on their first day back in session. Men, women, and families are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

Here are the event details:
Date
: Monday, September 27
Times/Location:
11:00 a.m. – Rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol (Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg)
12:00 Noon – March for Life begins

We invite you to meet up and march with CWA of Pennsylvania. Drop me an email if you plan to attend, and I will send a meet-up location as the event draws closer.

Additional Information:

  • Will will provide signs, but if you would like to make your own, and need ideas, check out the examples on the March for Life website.
  • Visit the March for Life website for FAQs and additional details such as vehicle parking options.

We cannot sit by and allow the radical pro-abortion agenda to succeed in our nation and state.  As we link arms together, we protect the innocent lives of those who cannot protect themselves and reverse the current culture to one that honors life from conception to natural death.

I look forward to seeing you at the march!  Please share this alert with your family and friends.

“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

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

CWA of Pennsylvania Responds to SCOTUS Win

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Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania State Director Dilonna Coran responds to today’s decision by the Supreme Court in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case.

“Today’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court is a tremendous win in the pro-religious liberty column. Faith-based organizations should not be discriminated against and forced to give up the free exercise of their First Amendment rights in order to serve their communities with their much-needed ministries.”

Act Today to Protect Victims of Sexual Exploitation

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The crime of sexual exploitation is one that plagues our state; of all the cases of human trafficking in Pennsylvania reported in 2019, 85% were instances of sex trafficking. Therefore, I am writing to you today to share several good pieces of legislation related to sexual exploitation that is moving through the Pennsylvania legislature. Each of the following bills has passed the House and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.

  • HB 753 reclassifies the crime of trafficking infants as a first-degree felony rather than its current standing as a first-degree misdemeanor.
  • HB 1096 allows victims of human trafficking the ability to bring lawsuits against their offenders either in the county where the victim lives or in the county where the trafficking occurred.
  • HB 1130 requires traffickers convicted of subjecting their victims to sexual servitude to be registered as sex offenders under Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
  • HB 1147 would expand the list of sexual offenses that obligate participation in a therapy program while incarcerated to decrease recidivism among sex traffickers.

We ask that you partner with us in advocating for these bills through contacting your state senators to vocalize your support and through seeking the Lord in prayer.

 Take Action!

  1. Call or e-mail your state senator and ask him or her to support HB 753, HB 1096, HB 1130, and HB 1147. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  2. Forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this important legislation.

 Please pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we ask that you work in the hearts of our state senators to secure justice for victims of sexual exploitation. Lord, impress on them Your words from Proverbs 21:3, “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Pro-Life Bills Moving – Action Needed!

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HUGE! The Pennsylvania House Health Committee recently passed three pro-life bills, and now the bills move to the full House for consideration. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is working actively to see these bills passed. Here is a brief description of the bills:

HB 904, the Heartbeat Bill, sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (6-8 weeks). We have all experienced the significance of a beating heart. Whether it is at the bedside of a loved one passing from this life into the next or in the doctor’s office hearing the heartbeat of a new life just beginning, with the passage of SB 378 and HB 904, that same indicator of life will finally be acknowledged and protected in the womb. 

HB1500, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-District 169), would ban the abortion of a baby solely for the reason of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Every life is a gift. Each of us is fearfully and wonderfully made. If our society advocates for equality and opportunity for all, we must ensure the right to life, especially for those who cannot speak up for themselves. No one should receive a prenatal death sentence.

HB 118, the Unborn Child Dignity Act, sponsored by Francis Ryan (R-District 101), would ensure parents have the option of burial or cremation of babies lost before birth. Often, babies that are miscarried as treated as medical, hazardous waste.  Deceased unborn infants deserve the same respect as other human beings.

Take Action!

  1. Call or e-mail your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 904, HB 1500, and HB 118. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  2. Forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this important legislation.

Please pray: Father, we thank You for leaders who care about the issues impacting the most vulnerable. We ask that You will intervene in a miraculous way in each state representative’s heart, giving each the courage he or she will need to stand for the preborn in Pennsylvania for we know “what is impossible with man, is possible with God” (Luke 18:27) In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Fairness in Girls’ Sports Bill Introduced

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“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

 HB972, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports, was introduced on April 5, 2021. Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females.

Many biological girls train and work hard to excel in their chosen sport with the goal of a college scholarship. When a biological boy who thinks he’s a girl is allowed to compete with the biological girls because of his natural endurance and strength, he steals the prize. We must ensure fairness in women’s sports.

Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information on this issue.

Take Action:

  1. Contact your state representative and urge him or her to support HB 972. Send an email message: “Please vote YES on HB 972.” Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature. If you are a member of CWA of Pennsylvania, be sure to let them know.
  2. Please forward this on to family and friends!

Prayer: …Lord, we pray about the assault on sexuality the enemy is leveling against our world. We pray against the increasing gender confusion, against the identity crisis he seeks to create in Your creation. Our identity is found in Christ. Let that healing lesson spread among those who hurt today. Our hearts break for them. Do not let the enemy get away with the enemy’s schemes to establish a lie as a foundational truth in their lives. Let the truth that You are our Creator shine ever so brightly. May we commit our ways to You, Lord. For we know You will act. And You are good! You are God… https://concernedwomen.org/for-america-day-117/

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
CWA of Pennsylvania

CWA of Pennsylvania Prayer Project Opportunity

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Do you want to make a powerful and effective investment in the state of Pennsylvania? Consider participating in Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania’s first annual Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project. The project is designed to be simple yet effective as we pray for the hearts and minds of our legislators during the 2021 legislative session.

The EAL Prayer Project impacts state legislators. It does this in two ways. First and foremost, it ensures daily prayer for each legislator. 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.

We are prayerfully seeking enough faithful volunteers so that each of the 253 Pennsylvania state legislators will be prayed for during the 2021 legislative session. CWA will provide the postcards; all you have to do is provide the stamps and a commitment to pray and encourage.

Click here to view and print flyer.

If you would like to participate, please email CWA of Pennsylvania state office by December 15. Please specify whether you would like to pray for one or more legislators. Please provide the following information: Name, address, phone, and e-mail address. You will receive your postcards and instructions in early January.

I hope you will join us! I cannot think of anything more powerful than to pray for those in authority, those who make public policy decisions that impact our daily lives.

From Knees to Feet,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Tell Gov. Tom Wolf to Inspect Pennsylvania Abortion Clinics!

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It is hard to believe that in a post-Kermit Gosnell world, abortion clinics in Pennsylvania are not being inspected during the COVID-19 crisis. This is proof that the governor, along with the abortion industry, does not care about women and the unborn.

The patient safety standards currently in place through the “Health Care Facilities Act” need to be followed. By not following the required inspection standards, Gov. Wolf is failing to protect the women of Pennsylvania. The Governor needs to ensure that all abortion facilities are inspected and that findings of the inspections are made public to ensure complete accountability and transparency.

Both Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine need to hear from you so that Kermit Gosnell’s horrors and crimes are not repeated. They need to know that the women and families of our Commonwealth deserve better.

Immediate Action Needed
#1. Contact Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine. Urge them to ensure Pennsylvania abortion clinics are inspected and that the findings are posted for the public to review. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania.

Gov. Wolf:  717-787-2500 | Online contact form
Dr. Rachel Levine: 717-787-9857

#2. Please forward this email to family and friends.

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

August 24 Event: The Role of Faith in Law and Public Policy

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is eagerly anticipating our upcoming statewide virtual meeting on Monday, August 24! Our topic will be the role of faith in law and public policy, and our guest speaker will be retired Superior Court of Pennsylvania Judge Cheryl Allen. Judge Allen will share reflections from her time on the bench, provide insights and wisdom that she has gained over her years of service, as well as her advice for Christian women regarding the current tumultuous state of political affairs in America.

We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us on August 24. Our topic is needed at a time when our nation so deeply requires prayer and the strengthening of leaders who will defend Biblical values. As we observe the fallen nature of this world and as we seek to defend Biblical principles against the daily onslaught of political attacks, it is a powerful encouragement to hear the testimonies of public figures of faith who have stood firm. Hearing Judge Cheryl Allen’s insights regarding faith in policy is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss!

Join us as we strive toward our goal to uplift our nation and the state of Pennsylvania in prayer!

Speaker’s bio is below the signature.

Event Details:
Date: 
Monday, August 24
Time:  7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual – Anywhere You Are!
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register.
Upon registration, we will email you the link to the virtual meeting in addition to a phone number for those who would like to call into the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on August 24.

Dilonna Coran
State Director


Speaker bio:
Judge Cheryl Allen is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Judge Allen made history in 2007 when she became the first black woman to be elected to serve on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Prior to this incredible achievement, Judge Allen worked as an attorney for 24 years from 1975 to 1990 and served 18 years as a judge for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas from 1990 to 2008. Judge Allen has received numerous awards throughout her impressive career, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Women’s Law Association’s Woman of the Year Award in 2002 and the Legal Intelligencer & Pennsylvania Law Weekly Women of the Year Award in 2008.

Judge Allen is a founding member of Women Without Walls, a ministry seeking to unify Christian women regardless of denomination or ethnic background. The ministry explains, “Although we may worship at different churches, and although we may have different ethnic backgrounds, we are One in Christ. After all, the common bond weaving His spotless Bride together is the scarlet thread of Jesus Christ and His atoning blood.” This ministry is only one example of the tireless dedication to public service that Judge Allen has demonstrated throughout her career. After witnessing the struggles of children for years through her service in Juvenile Court, Judge Allen became active with organizations such as the Birth Parent Mentoring Program, which assists young single mothers, and Youth Enrichment Services Diversion Program, providing aid and mentorship to at-risk youths.

CWA of Pennsyvania – Update from State Director

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State-Wide Virtual Meeting in Review
Our first Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania State-Wide Virtual Prayer/Action Meeting, held on May 21, was inspiring, challenging, and very informative. Our special guest was CWA’s General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq. We appreciated Mario’s wisdom and passion as he spoke about the current truth crisis in the media. Read the recent article he wrote for the May Prayer/Action Chapter Newsletter, Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Prayer Dismantles
I think we can all agree that if we are learning anything during this day and hour, it is the importance of prayer! We are watching the disruption of authority while chaos and strife are unleashed across our nation. However, prayer is what will dismantle the enemy’s plans.

Prayer, Education, and Advocacy = CWA Prayer/Action Chapter
We are engaged in a cultural battle across this nation, and CWA is on the frontline protecting Biblical principles through prayer, education, and advocacy. CWA’s Prayer/Action Chapters give CWA members a voice in their communities and empower Christians to engage on issues that affect our Biblically-based standards such as issues on education, abortion, pornography, religious freedom, homosexuality, redefinition of the family, national sovereignty, and support for Israel. If you would like more information about starting a Prayer/Action Chapter or finding out about the Chapter nearest you, please contact me.

New to CWA?
If you are new to CWA, get to know us better by checking out the CWA website. There you will find timely articles, op-eds, podcasts, videos, and interviews by CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance and CWA’s policy experts. Plus, check out this short video about who CWA is.

Thank you!
Thank you again for your interest in CWA of Pennsylvania. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further information.

May God bless and keep you!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna Coran
State Director

Save The Date! CWA of Pennsylvania to Host State-Wide Virtual Prayer/Action Meeting

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is looking forward to our first-ever state-wide virtual Prayer/Action meeting!  We are well on our way to establishing a strong state organization to help our members across the state to bring Biblical principles into public policy. As you are aware, there is a cultural battle raging across our great state and country, and CWA of Pennsylvania is preparing to be on the frontline to protect those values through prayer and action. Will you join us?

I invite you to join this special Prayer/Action Meeting on Thursday, May 21. It will be a wonderful time to learn firsthand about the work we do here in the state, how you can get involved, how you can advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you, and to pray for our state and country.

Join Vanessa Saylor, CWA of Pennsylvania’s Chapter Coordinator, and me as we welcome Tanya Ditty, CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations and guest speaker Mario Diaz, CWA’s General Counsel and Constitutional Law Expert. We are bombarded daily with a flurry of contradicting reports from the mainstream media. Now more than ever we are in a truth crisis. I was taught that truth has a sound and as God’s people, we must separate truth from the flood of destructive reports we hear. Mario will share on this topic and address the question, “Is the Media the Enemy of the People?”

We are stronger together, and I look forward to linking arms with you for such a time as this!

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your network of friends. You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – Anywhere You Are!
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register.
Upon registration, we will email you the link to the virtual meeting in addition to a phone number for those who would like to call into the meeting.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

iVoterGuide – A CWALAC Recommended Resource for the Pennsylvania Primary

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is pleased to be able to partner with iVoterGuide to provide you with an up-to-date voters’ guide for your upcoming state primary election.  We pray that this information is helpful to you as you prepare to vote.

The voter guide covering the Primary Election in Pennsylvania is ready!  Federal, statewide and state legislature races are included in the guide. The election was regularly scheduled for April 28, 2020, but it has been moved to June 2, 2020.  Mail-in ballots are now also available to all voters. To vote absentee or by mail-in ballot, completed applications must be received in the county office by 5:00 p.m. on May 26.  Marked ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls on June 2.

Please note: Information in this email is current as of the send date.  However, election methods and dates are changing rapidly as communities battle Coronavirus.  All changes will be posted to our special COVID 19 Election Updates page, so please check it for changes prior to voting.

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and iVoterGuide

Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

Christian Conservative Group Targets Suburban Women in PA

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CWA’s Chief Administrative Officer Kenda Bartlett was interviewed by John Cole, Managing Editor of PoliticsPA, about the upcoming 2020 election and CWA’s efforts in the state of Pennsylvania.

“A number of conservative organizations have their sights set on Pennsylvania for the upcoming general election. This conservative group is narrowing their focus to turning out the vote for suburban women in several key regions in the keystone state in 2020.

“’I think that as we looked at the states … you always have to gauge where we can be successful, where can we best put our effort so that we can see success,’ Kenda Bartlett, Chief Administrative Officer of CWA said in an interview with PoliticsPA. ‘Success for us is gauged by engaging conservative women … women of faith, who will hopefully our message will resonate with them.’

“’Our national campaign is really going to be geared towards just getting people out to vote,’ Bartlett said. ‘We try to keep our focus on as much as we possibly can on the voter education, the voter motivation, the voter turnout.’”

Read the Entire Piece Featuring Kenda Bartlett, here:

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

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) has closed non-essential businesses, schools, mass gatherings, and requiring Pennsylvanians to postpone important medical procedures?

Currently, across the United States, including Pennsylvania, services that constitute essential health care are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Gov. Wolf has shut down all “elective medical procedures” yet in our Commonwealth, the abortion industry is open for business as usual and now is asking for donations of hand sanitizer, home sewn masks, shoe covers, and surgical hats so they can continue doing abortions!   If businesses, churches, and schools are closed, why should Planned Parenthood remain open?

Gov. Wolf needs to know that Pennsylvanians like you believe that abortion is NEVER an essential service.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine.  Urge them to join other states across our nation by closing abortion clinics to stop elective abortions in Pennsylvania. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania.

#2. Kindly forward this email to family and friends.

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Such a time as this.
Dilonna Coran
State Director

Embrace Peace

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As the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) State Director for Pennsylvania, I wanted to encourage you during this season of uncertainty to continue to choose faith over fear.  What our nation and communities currently face has proven that we just never know what each day is going to bring. Oh, but what an assurance to know that God’s promises remain the same.  His word brings the hope that is needed for the times we currently face.

I love what the Amplified Bible says in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”  The New Living Translation says it this way, “I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart.”

What a gift peace is!  You just can’t put a price tag on that, can you?  I’ve found that life just goes better when we have peace!  And as much as we may seek to find it in other places, peace comes only from the Prince of Peace.  The purchaser of peace is the one who doesn’t fail us –He is with us; He is for us and not against us.  He is on our side!  God is in you … the hope of glory … and through Him, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37)!

How much was this peace worth?  Isaiah 53:3 tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”  Think of this. Our peace was worth the shedding of His blood.

Remember each difficult situation we face becomes the stepping stone to the provision of God.  Let’s look every day for the simple way God is furnishing and meeting our needs.  Abraham was so focused on his son Isaac he failed to see the ram in the thicket that was there the whole time.

We can trust our lives, families, communities, state, and nation into the hollow of His mighty hand. Trust simply means that no matter what happens, you will turn TO God instead of away.  Join me as we pray that our nation will turn to Him, look to Him, and rise to bless His Name.

Concentration camp survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”  I’ve heard it said that the right shoes will complement the outfit.  We all have shoes, and I would imagine you have a favorite comfy pair. The shoes that Ephesians 6:15 tells us to wear are not for our comfort but to give us stable footing through peace during difficult times. Philippians 4:7 tells us that “The peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds.”  The meaning of guard in this verse is that of a soldier protecting his post.  Protect the post that Lord has placed you with, the peace of God.  You might be a stay at home mom, businesswoman, community leader, a government official, health care worker, or service provider.  Right now, you may be on the front lines of the battle, find yourself working at home, or currently unemployed.  May His peace surround you during today and the days ahead.

I believe that COVID-19 could be the wake-up call God is using to get our attention.  He is nudging us during this time to focus on what is truly important and to put our complete trust in Him. He has literally caused us to be still and to know that He is God. So, help your neighbor, continue to give generously, support your small local businesses, and resist the urge to be selfish. Life is going on – it’s just different for a period of time. We are all in this together, so let’s keep our trust in Him who comes alongside us and gives us the strength that equips us for such a time as this.

I know our times seem fragile at the moment, but as my mom used to say, “This too shall pass.” He is still on the throne and in control; God will work all things together for our good —the good, the bad, and the ugly! Let’s embrace His peace today and then share it with our fellow Pennsylvanians.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Postponed: CWA of Pennsylvania Tri-County Event

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Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania is following the federal and state guidance concerning COVID-19. Therefore, we are postponing our tri-county event. We will post our new event date over the next several weeks.  

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is on the move! If you live in the tri-county area of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, we would love to have you join us for a meet and greet to learn more about CWA of Pennsylvania, the work we do here in the state, and how to get involved and advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you.

I will be sharing CWA of Pennsylvania’s vision and mission for our great state. I will be joined by Prayer Chapter Coordinator Vanessa Saylor who will share about the opportunities for engagement in the tri-county area through prayer, education, and action. You will also meet our new Prayer/Action Chapter leaders.

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

If you are interested in having CWA of Pennsylvania host a similar event in your area, please contact Vanessa Saylor at [email protected] or 610-310-4812.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
(Light refreshments and fellowship 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register by Thursday, March 26. Click here to register.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director