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Victory in Women’s Sports Civil Rights Case Carries Warning: Don’t Deny Female Athletes Equal Opportunity

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Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for taking a significant step in the fight to protect the integrity of women’s sports. The ED Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has correctly ruled that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and associated schools are in violation of Title IX regulations prohibiting sex discrimination for denying female student-athletes benefits and opportunities in girls’ track by allowing the participation of male students. Among the findings: “CIAC treated students differently based on sex, by denying opportunities and benefits to female student-athletes that were available to male student-athletes.”

CWA filed a similar civil rights complaint at the college level against Franklin Pierce University for unfairly winning a national NCAA title in the 400-meter women’s hurdles with a biological male athlete.  That case is still under investigation by OCR, and we believe a similar action should follow.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America supporters from around the country have stood at the forefront of the fight to protect equal opportunity in women’s sports.  We applaud the Office for Civil Rights for finally taking action to recognize that female athletes are being denied their rights and that schools are violating the law.

“From middle school sports to the Olympics, our daughter athletes are being bullied by activists and sidelined by silence. They simply want to compete on a level playing field against athletes of their own sex. That is what Title IX achieved for female athletes over 40 years ago.

“The ruling in this case shows just how twisted and off-track women’s sports has become, and it carries a warning for all schools: don’t deny female athletes equal opportunity. CWA urges swift action on our complaint in college sports where the NCAA and member schools continue to trample the rights of female college athletes.

“This is not a left or right issue.  Women and girls, regardless of political persuasion, deserve to have the laws that protect us respected and followed, ensuring equal opportunities and benefits in sports for all female athletes.”

CWA Welcomes DOJ Action to Protect Women’s Sports

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Washington, D.C. — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice led by Attorney General William Barr filed a Statement of Interest in federal court against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for their policy that forces female athletes to compete against male athletes identifying as girls. Plaintiffs in the case are three high school female athletes who have faced sex discrimination as they sought to excel in track at their schools.

“The Attorney General and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have taken a crucial step in the right direction to protect women’s sports. Concerned Women for America and our allies fighting to protect equal opportunities for female athletes have been waiting for them to speak. Female athletes are being sidelined by a culture that refuses to stand up to this injustice. Our daughters deserve better. It’s time for the Administration to act and for the court to get it right.

“CWA has been calling on the Trump Administration to make clear that Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex should prevent any male athlete identifying as a girl from competing in female sports. The reason is obvious. Biology tells us why. It’s been an uphill battle, but with this statement, we know they are listening.

“For this reason, CWA filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against Franklin Pierce University for rostering a male transathlete on their women’s track team who won the 2019 NCAA national title in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. OCR has opened an investigation but has yet to rule.

CWA will continue to fight for the rights, dignity, and status of women and girls against an activism that wants to deny us a fair playing field.”

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Concerned Women for America to add its voice to ‘Protect Women – Protect Life’ rally on steps of SCOTUS, Wednesday, March 4

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WASHINGTON — Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), will join a broad coalition of pro-life groups and legislators on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Wed., Mar. 4, for the “Protect Women – Protect Life” rally.

Pro-life citizens will join together in support of June Medical Services v. Russo, a Louisiana law that requires abortionists, like doctors at all Louisiana outpatient surgical centers, to maintain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure was enacted to ensure that women who experience a medical emergency during an abortion have access to proper care.

Remarkably, the bill’s fiercest opponent has been the abortion industry, with abortion doctors asking for exemptions from the law’s requirements.

“Abortion providers shouldn’t be able to erase a law that protects women’s health,” says Penny Nance, CEO and president of CWA. “There is no reason women seeking abortions should be treated with lower standards of medical care than other out-patient surgery centers. That’s why I, and hundreds of thousands of women I represent, stand in support of the women of Louisiana.”

Sancha Smith, a member of CWA of Louisiana, says being pro-life necessarily extends to protecting the life of a woman who chooses to have an abortion. “We cannot say all life is important and ignore the threat posed to women by an abortion procedure. I do not understand how the pro-choice lobby can claim to stand for women’s health while working for this bill to be overturned.”

The “Protect Women – Protect Life” pre-rally event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday with a time for women to share their stories. The rally will formally begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please visit: https://www.protectwomenprotectlife.org/

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CWALAC Endorses Darrell Issa for U.S. House of Representatives for the 50th District of California

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 26, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D. 
| Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Darrell Issa for U.S. House of Representatives for the 50th District of California.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division. The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to a culturally-bankrupt agenda. That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Darrell Issa for U.S. House of Representatives for the 50th District of California.

“Darrell Issa has been a champion of conservative principles in the House, and we need him back. His pro-family values and leadership in protecting life, religious freedom, and the dignity of women stands in stark contrast to those who turn their backs on the truth.  We are in a cultural moment that requires backbone, not concession.

“Our members are honored to stand with Darrell Issa in this election, confident that he will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

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A Tragic Day for the Most Vulnerable in this Country

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           February 25, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, PhD | Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

 

Washington, D.C.Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), made the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted today on two pro-life bills, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act:

“It is a very sad day for the unborn, and I pray God’s forgiveness over our country. Planned Parenthood and abortion extremists’ death grip have once again prevailed through the Democrat party. Today they voted to turn their backs to protect babies who feel pain or are born alive from a failed abortion. It is unconscionable that Democrats stand on the side of authoritarian regimes like China and North Korea who condone the killing of unborn children until birth and leave unwanted newborns to die. Unfortunately that is where our country’s laws stand today.

Here at CWA we believe an unwanted child is still a child. And, like us, the vast majority of Americans oppose late-term abortion and infanticide. Sadly, today’s Senate votes prove once again that Big Abortion has a stranglehold on the Democrat side of the aisle. America’s humanity suffers for it, and our prayer is that God will have mercy on us.”

CWALAC: Not Guilty Indeed

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Washington, D.C.Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), had this to say after the U.S. Senate vote to acquit President Donald Trump:

“Now that the anticlimactic partisan impeachment is over, we hope Senate Democrats take a break from their relentless abuse of power to try to remove the President and instead join him in continuing the great comeback he outlined in last night’s State of the Union Address.

“That is what I hear from our CWA supporters around the country. The overwhelming sense is that the whole impeachment sham was a total waste of time and taxpayer money.

“That is why, in the middle of all this political theatrics, the President’s approval numbers are the highest he has ever had. The people can recognize an injustice when they see it, and what the Democrats did to the President with this impeachment process was completely unjust.

“The President should be praised for the way he has handled the people’s business while a whole party dedicated itself full time to frustrating his every effort on behalf of the American people. They have failed today, as they have on every attempt before.

“The President won today, and with him the American people, too.”

Penny Nance on SOTU: Trump Shined Light on America’s Renewed Greatness

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WASHINGTONPenny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, issues the following statement praising President Trump’s third State of the Union Address, titled “The Great American Comeback”:

“Only one word describes the state of our Union under President Trump — stellar!

The president’s speech shined much-needed light on America’s renewed greatness, a comeback the media has ignored in favor of anti-Trump controversies. The economy is booming with 7 million jobs and record unemployment. Gains have been made to protect unborn life. The right of every American to freely practice their faith without government intrusion has been defended. One hundred eighty-seven Constitutionalist judges and two Supreme Court Justices have been confirmed and will defend the Constitution for decades to come. We’re finally treating our friend Israel as an ally and moved our Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Our borders are defended against terrorists and drug cartels. Despots and bad actors across the globe respect and fear America again, and trust our red lines.

There is no doubt America is experiencing the blessing of renewal, and President Trump’s leadership has been, frankly, unimpeachable.”

CWALAC Endorses Daniel Gade for U.S. Senate for Virginia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 3, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D.
| Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Daniel Gade for U.S. Senate for Virginia.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division.  The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda. That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Daniel Gade for U.S. Senate for Virginia.

“Daniel Gade is an American war hero who understands first-hand the life-changing cost of protecting America’s freedom.  Daniel will bring a passionate commitment to preserving our constitutional rights to life and liberty to the U.S. Senate. He will reject the socialist agenda and abortion extremism promoted by Virginia politicians, support constitutionalist judges, and fight for conservative values that promote human flourishing.

“Our members are honored to stand with Daniel Gade in this election, confident that he will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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CWALAC Endorses Kathaleen Wall for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 22nd District of Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 3, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D. | Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Kathaleen Wall for U.S. House of Representatives for the 22nd District of Texas.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division. The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda.  That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Kathaleen Wall for U.S. House of Representatives for the 22nd District of Texas.

“Kathaleen is a champion of the pro-family conservative values that make Texas and America great. Kathaleen will bring her passion for religious freedom, the dignity of women, and the sanctity of human life to Congress and fight to preserve American sovereignty at our borders and abroad.

“Our members are honored to stand with Kathaleen Wall in this election, confident that she will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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CWALAC Endorses Amy Phan West for U.S. House of Representatives for the 47th District of California

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 3, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D.
| Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Amy Phan West for U.S. House of Representatives for the 47th District of California.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division.  The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda.  That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Amy Phan West for U.S. House of Representatives for the 47th District of California.

“Amy Phan West understands first-hand the American dream having escaped communist Vietnam as a young girl to thrive in our country.  As a small business owner and community leader, Amy will bring her passion for life and American freedom to Congress and fight against the socialist liberal agenda that oppresses liberty and individual opportunity.

“Our members are honored to stand with Amy Phan West in this election, confident that she will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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CWALAC Endorses Beth Parlato for U.S. House of Representatives for the 27th District of New York

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      February 3, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D.
| Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Washington, D.C.Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Beth Parlato for U.S. House of Representatives for the 27th District of New York.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division.  The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda.  That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Beth Parlato for U.S. House of Representatives for the 27th District of New York.

“Beth Parlato brings a wealth of experience as an attorney and judge to the major issues facing our country and will be a strong voice for conservative women in Congress.  Beth will tirelessly defend our constitutional rights to life and liberty and fight against a socialist agenda that threatens our economic freedoms.

“Our members are honored to stand with Beth Parlato in this election, confident that she will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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CWALAC Endorses 2020 Candidates

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Washington, D.C.Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization,  is pleased to announce our first round of 2020 endorsements for federal office: U.S. Senate candidates Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming) and Daniel Gade (Virginia), and U.S. House of Representatives candidates Kathaleen Wall (Texas-22), Beth Parlato (New York-27), and Amy Phan West (California-47).

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC had this to say:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division.  The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“In this election, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda.  That is why CWALAC is proud today to endorse Cynthia Lummis for U.S. Senate for Wyoming, Daniel Gade for U.S. Senate for Virginia, and U.S. House candidates Kathaleen Wall for the 22nd District of Texas, Beth Parlato for the 27th District of New York, and Amy Phan West for the 47th District of California.

Cynthia Lummis courageously represented the state of Wyoming in the U.S. House for three terms, and now we need her strong voice in the U.S. Senate.  Cynthia is a no-nonsense conservative who understands what it means to work hard, stand for what is right, and serve with integrity.   CWALAC looks forward to welcoming her back to Washington, bringing the voice and values of hard-working Americans with her.

Daniel Gade is an American war hero who understands first -hand the life-changing cost of protecting America’s freedom.  Daniel will bring a passionate commitment to preserving our constitutional rights to life and liberty to the U.S. Senate. He will reject the socialist agenda and abortion extremism promoted by Virginia politicians, support constitutionalist judges, and fight for conservative values that promote human flourishing.

Kathaleen Wall is a champion of the pro-family conservative values that make Texas and America great.  Kathaleen will bring her passion for religious freedom, the dignity of women, and the sanctity of human life to Congress and fight to preserve American sovereignty at our borders and abroad.

Beth Parlato brings a wealth of experience as an attorney and judge to the major issues facing our country and will be a strong voice for conservative women in Congress.  Beth will tirelessly defend our constitutional rights to life and liberty and fight against a socialist agenda that threatens our economic freedoms.

Amy Phan West understands first-hand the American dream having escaped communist Vietnam as a young girl to thrive in our country.  As a small business owner and community leader, Amy will bring her passion for life and American freedom to Congress and fight against the socialist liberal agenda that oppresses liberty and individual opportunity.”

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CWALAC Endorses Cynthia Lummis for U.S. Senate for Wyoming

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 3, 2020
Contact: Toni DeLancey, Ph.D.
| Direct Line: (202) 266-4816 | Mobile: (202) 527-3434

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, has endorsed Cynthia Lummis for U.S. Senate for Wyoming.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, said:

“The 2020 election will be a defining moment in American history at the pinnacle of intense political division. The choice before voters is clear: support the bedrock freedoms of our Constitution and conservative values that make America great or threaten our future with a bankrupt leftist agenda that undermines religious freedom, denies life, erases female dignity, and embraces government socialism that will lead to economic and social collapse.

“Conservative women will not concede the fundamental values that strengthen families and promote individual flourishing to the left’s destructive agenda. That is why Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is proud today to endorse Cynthia Lummis for U.S. Senate for Wyoming.

“Cynthia Lummis courageously represented the state of Wyoming in the U.S. House for three terms, and now we need her strong voice in the U.S. Senate.  Cynthia is a no-nonsense conservative who understands what it means to work hard, stand for what is right, and serve with integrity. CWALAC looks forward to welcoming her back to Washington, bringing the voice and values of hard-working Americans with her.

“Our members are honored to stand with Cynthia Lummis in this election, confident that she will stand up for conservative values and American families with courage and integrity.”

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CWALAC Applauds President Trump’s efforts to Achieve Middle East Peace

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Washington, D.C. — Today President Trump announced his comprehensive plan “Peace to Prosperity” to secure Israeli and Palestinian peace. In attendance with Prime Minister Netanyahu and General Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, were ambassadors from the U.A.E, Bahrain, and Oman. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) had this to say:

“Thank you, President Trump, for your unwavering commitment of support for our friend and ally Israel and to building sustainable peace in the Middle East.

“It is our hope that this plan is a catalyst for a real and lasting peace that improves the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians. By bringing together partners within the Gulf states, we envision that a solution may be reached that is beneficial to both parties and supported by allies on both sides of the conflict.

“President Trump has secured the commitment of both Prime Minister Netanyahu and General Gantz to use this plan as the basis for any direct negotiations with the Palestinians. Regardless of the outcome of Israel’s historic March 2020 elections, Israel and the U.S. will continue to work towards peace.

“We hope the Palestinian leadership will come to the table in good faith. The Palestinian people deserve a commitment from their leaders to negotiate a deal that creates peace and prosperity for all.

“Thank you, President Trump, for once again upholding your promise to support Israel and peace in the Middle East with the release of this comprehensive plan. CWALAC looks forward to delving further into the details of ‘Peace to Prosperity’ to see how we might best engage on the path to success.”

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Penny Nance: ‘Trump brings new energy to the pro-life movement’

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Contact: [email protected]
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WASHINGTON — Penny Nance releases the following statement after attending the March for Life rally with President Trump on the National Mall Friday:

“It was a profound privilege to literally stand with President Trump before hundreds of thousands at the March for Life rally in Washington. Like no president before him, President Trump has uniquely brought new energy to the pro-life movement and has delivered historic advances in the fight to protect life in America. There has never been a better champion for life in the White House.”

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R.I.P ERA says CWA

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Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel announced an important opinion on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), declaring the ratification expired and no longer pending in the States for action. In a Memorandum for the General Counsel of the National Archives and Records Administration, DOJ declares dead any effort by Virginia to become the “38th” state as the new Democrat-controlled legislature pledged in its opening session. It also overrules congressional efforts to revive the ERA ratification by removing the deadline as proposed in legislation pending on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say in response to DOJ’s opinion:

“The Justice Department has hammered a nail in the coffin of state and congressional efforts to resurrect the age-old Equal Rights Amendment. DOJ’s opinion declaring the ratification dead underscores what even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already concluded: if the ERA has any future, the process must start over.

“Concerned Women for America says, “R.I.P ERA.” Women deserve fairness and equality under the law, but Congress should not waste its time on an ERA that could in fact undermine the progress we’ve made over the last 40 years. If legislators are truly concerned about women, they should spend their efforts focusing on measures to uphold the dignity and status of women as uniquely female, not turn back the clock on gains we’ve made and ERAse women.”

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See some of CWA staff’s recent tireless efforts nationally and in local areas combatting the ERA:

WUSA9 News Story featuring Virginia State Director Toni DeLancey

Press Release from Virginia’s CWA State Director Toni DeLancey on DOJ’s Ruling on the ERA.

Press Conference featuring Virginia’s CWA State Director (Begins at 21 minutes and 45 seconds)

National Public Radio Piece featuring Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny running on NPR stations throughout the country.

Press Release from South Dakota’s CWA State Director Linda Schauer applauding that State’s Attorney General ERA lawsuit.

Associated Press Article featuring CEO & President Penny Nance that appeared in nation’s newspapers throughout the country.

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CWA Statement on Trump Administration’s Vaping announcement

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We applaud President Trump for responding with common-sense actions to stem the tide of the youth vaping epidemic. Raising the tobacco age to 21 and instituting new enforcement policies against the manufacture, distribution and sale of flavored nicotine e-cigarette cartridges are essential steps.  With these actions, the Trump administration sends an unequivocal message against the dangers of teen drug use and addiction.   Unfortunately, this crisis has also exposed the aggressive tactics of a bigger enemy, the tobacco/marijuana industry that is now intertwined and deliberately deflecting the dangers of THC vaping and marijuana use.  Those promoting marijuana legalization while criticizing the President for not going far enough on e-cigarettes are part of the playbook.   If they cared about the effects of youth vaping in our culture, they would stand against efforts to legitimize and normalize marijuana use.  Sending mixed messages to our youth will only intensify the crisis.

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Concerned Women for America Cheers HHS Rule Ending Hidden Obamacare Abortion Surcharge

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Washington, DC — Today the Trump Administration announced a final rulemaking that restores congressional intent in Obamacare to keep any coverage of abortion-related services separate from premiums for health care services.

Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act is now clarified to require that an abortion surcharge be collected separately from health care premiums.  The Trump Administration is reversing the Obama-era guidance that allowed payments to be made together in one bill.  The Department of Health and Human Services will now require that these payments be clearly separated and transparent.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee made the following statement:

“This final rule is a win for accountability to the law and a clear message that abortion is not to be confused with health care.  Concerned Women for America and many of our members commented in favor of this important rule change demanding transparency in Obamacare.

“Concerned Women for America continues to fight against any federal funds or programs being used to promote or pay for abortion.  The Trump Administration has made further progress in its commitment to protecting life with this important rule change to Obamacare.  We thank President Trump for his pro-life promise to keep government programs and rules accountable to the American taxpayer.”

Concerned Women for America Prayer Warriors Intercede for our Nation in Light of Impeachment Vote

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Washington, D.C.— The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say:

“CWA women from around the country are praying for our nation and for those who voted to impeach President Trump. Our members know it must be incredibly hard and frustrating for these representatives to see a president they despise so much succeed in such historic ways.

Liberals have tried everything to bring President Trump down, and yet he continues to deliver for the American people. Our country is thriving under a strong economy with historic low unemployment rates. The president has delivered on life, religious liberty, support for families, prison reform, support for Israel, and, our favorite, the appointment of constitutional judges, among so many other accomplishments.

Meanwhile, the impeachment machine opposing him has been reduced to a sad display of the most venomous and disingenuous political theater, as we saw in the House vote today. This maliciously partisan impeachment process is the perfect example of everything that is wrong in our politics. It has been a travesty of justice, and it will forever be a stain on the record of the members who turned a blind eye to truth for political gain.

House Democrats have just voted to impeach a duly elected president with zero evidence of a crime or misdemeanor being committed—let alone a “high crime or misdemeanor.”

But their efforts will not succeed. The constitutional checks and balances set up by our Founding Fathers were put in place to prevent just this type of abuse of power and perversion of justice. Bipartisan opposition standing for truth should be commended. History will remember kindly their heroic efforts to preserve our constitutional standards.”

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CWA Applauds Final Passage of Debbie Smith Act

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CWA Applauds Final Passage of Debbie Smith Act

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night the U.S. Senate completed action on a 5-year reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act, a vital program first enacted in 2004 to help states and localities end the backlog of untested DNA evidence, specifically sexual assault kits.

Before final passage this week, Sen Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) credited the work of CWA saying, “ I want to thank Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, who testified at my invitation at last year’s Judiciary Committee hearing, for suggesting certain changes to ensure that the analysis of sexual assault evidence is accorded a higher priority by grantees. This statutory reform is essential, because most states impose a statutory deadline by which crimes of sexual violence must be prosecuted.  Changes suggested by her organization, for which I have advocated since 2016, were incorporated into the Debbie Smith Act reauthorization bill by the Senate sponsor, Sen. Cornyn, with my support.  The House of Representatives also accepted these changes this year.”

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee issued the following statement in response:

“Thank you, Sens. Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn (R-Texas) for working with Concerned Women for America and leading the effort to prioritize DNA testing for victims of sexual assault in the Debbie Smith Act.  As I testified before the Senate last year, every rape kit represents a brave woman waiting for justice.

“After 15 years of the Debbie Smith Act and nearly $1 billion spent, most states still don’t know how many rape kits remain untested. We must do better. Victims of sexual assault deserve to know that every kit is accounted for and every last one is processed. With our improvements, this 5-year reauthorization will move us closer to the goal of ending the rape-kit backlog.

“Concerned Women for America applauds Congress for passing these important improvements to the Debbie Smith Act and looks forward to President Trump adding his signature to enact this reauthorization into law.”

 

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