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War is not a Social Experiment – Do Not Draft Our Daughters

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – Tuesday, the Senate will vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, which currently includes a provision to expand the Military Selective Service requirements to female citizens aged 18-26. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has offered an amendment, which would strike the provision which forces our young women to register with the Selective Service. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee supports the senator’s wise provision, which puts America’s national security first. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“We have gone from debating whether or not women should serve in combat to some advocating that they should be forced to serve in combat. Leadership should know better than to disregard basic biology in order to embrace political correctness.

“Our military’s sole purpose is to protect our nation, not to serve as this administration’s laboratory for social engineering.

“We firmly believe in the equality of men and women, but that does not require us to ignore the physical differences and unique risks to women in combat particularly in the case of capture. The female draft discussion should revolve around combat readiness, efficiency, and national security, and weeding through applicants that are overwhelmingly biologically unable to meet combat standards would be a logistical nightmare and would force the lowering of combat standards.

“We strongly support the heroic, capable, and honorable women who chose and will choose to serve our country in the military. However, this issue centers around whether or not women are to be forced to register to serve in tip-of-spear combat roles should our nation reinstate the draft. Forcing women to serve in combat against their will is a deep departure in U.S. policy. Uncle Sam needs to keep his hands off of our daughters.”

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CWA’s Penny Nance Responds to Florida Terrorist Attack

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. — This morning, Orlando, Florida suffered a terrorist attack where a gunman killed at least 50 and injured many more. The FBI has said the individual bragged about his ties to terrorist organizations. Officials have confirmed this attack was ideology driven. This attack is also being recorded as the worst mass shooting in American history. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America’s prayers are with everyone impacted by last night’s horror. Terrorist attacks on any community in America is an attack on all Americans. These were 50 precious lives stolen from families and loved ones.

“This heartbreaking attack is yet more evidence of the radical Islamic terrorism our country is facing right here on our own soil. We must not sacrifice our safety in the name of political correctness and instead take action to stop it. These attacks have become more frequent, and we must acknowledge them for what they are, lest we become numb to this horror. Our country needs leadership who will not back down from this fight, nor treat it as a playground bully.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Some Republicans Cower to President Obama’s Bathroom Agenda

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. — Last night, 43 Republicans helped pass an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) offered by Rep. Sean Maloney (D-New York) which codified Obama’s transgender Executive Order (13672) seeking to trample religious liberty and force anyone involved in business to affirm the transgender lifestyle. Read More

CEO and President Penny Young Nance Presented Honorary Doctorate

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Lynchburg, Virginia – Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Young Nance was recently presented with an honorary doctorate degree at Liberty University’s 43rd Commencement. Nance is a graduate of Liberty University and is recognized as an authority on cultural, family, children, and conservative issues. She, together with Concerned Women for America, has been a valued partner of the University, providing opportunities for Liberty students to intern and work in the nation’s capital.

During the ceremony, President Jerry Falwell, Jr., quoted Sean Hannity referring to Nance as a “rock star” in the conservative world. Falwell awarded Nance her honorary Doctor of Humanities in recognition of her “contribution to our nation and in acknowledgement of her leadership in the fight to preserve those values upon which this nation was founded.”

Beverly LaHaye, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Concerned Women for America, said:

“We are so proud of the recognition that was bestowed upon our CEO and President Penny Young Nance by Liberty University.  Penny came to CWA as a young woman and worked as CWA’s Legislative Director; her commitment to the families of this country has been life-long, and we know that she will continue that work through Concerned Women for America and in the nurturing and mentoring of young women both on our staff and in our Young Women for America Chapters.”

Democrats’ “Mockery” SCOTUS Nomination Hearing

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Washington, D.C. – The following quote can be attributed to Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America, on the news that Senate Democrats will hold a mock hearing on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court:CWALAC_MediaStatement

“It’s sort of sad to see what Senate Democrats have been reduced to.  There are so many challenges facing our nation; for them to waste time with this mock hearing shows how disconnected they are to the issues facing everyday Americans.  It should be called a “mockery” hearing.  They’ll amuse themselves with it, and maybe their friends on the left, but the American people have shown little interest in their political games, despite the millions Democrats have poured into bullying Senators into submission.  Concerned Women for America strongly supports the U.S. Senate’s Constitutional duty under Article 2 Section 2 to advise and consent on Supreme Court nominations.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724

Obama Administration Once Again Overstepped Taking Away Privacy with Gender Neutral School Bathrooms

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Obama administration will issue orders calling for all public schools to implement gender neutral bathrooms. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, said:CWALAC_MediaStatement

“The Obama Administration once again overstepped legal boundaries by redefining the scope and reach of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and slapping the heavy hand of government on local schools.  Whether or not people who identify as transgender are indeed a protected class will get worked out in the courts.  Meanwhile, schools all over this nation, which have rightly worked on a case-by-case basis to accommodate kids struggling with gender dysphoria, may be forced to violate the privacy of other students and perhaps even create trauma for the very kids Obama pretends to protect.

“Local school districts with the input of parents and health professionals should be setting school policy on such a sensitive and controversial issue, not Washington.

“Finally, the left always uses children to accomplish it’s goals of social reengineering. The adults closest to these children should decide what’s best for all the children in the school.  Safety and kindness should be the guiding principles, not threats from the bullies in Washington.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Support for North Carolina Governor’s Lawsuit in Response to Department of Justice Overreach

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Washington, D.C. – Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory filed suit against the Department of Justice after being ordered to drop the state’s “bathroom” law. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:

“Concerned Women for America wholly supports Gov. McCrory’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice. DOJ’s actions are classic federal overreach, which affects not just schools and government buildings, but also private businesses.

“Concerned Women for America strongly believes that both states and private businesses have the Constitutional freedom to oppose bathroom politics and to protect citizens.  We are not concerned with people who identify as transgender committing sexual assault but, instead, that allowing anyone to enter a restroom of their choice permits easy access for sexual offenders.

“This issue is not about bathrooms; if that were the case, the left would work for transgender use of already-in-effect “family” restrooms. “Gender identity” laws allow for more government interference and increase unnecessary lawsuits as we are already seeing in North Carolina.

“However, the biggest issue is the safety of women and children. Thirty-three percent of rape or sexual assault incidents to female victims were perpetrated on school property or in a public area such as a commercial venue. In addition, there are over 840,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. and its territories who would, under these laws, be allowed in public women’s restrooms.

“Concerned Women for America will continue to fight for the safety of the general public. We will not stand by as political correctness puts our children in harm’s way.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.

Iowa Grassroots Stands with Grassley on SCOTUS Stand

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jangrassleysmDes Moines, IA – Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Iowa, the state chapter of CWA, the largest public policy organization for women in the country, is proud to be joining Iowa Right to Life and Susan B. Anthony List later today to present thousands of petitions signed by our members, thanking Sen. Charles Grassley for his courageous stance on how to fill the current vacancy at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tamara Scott, CWA of Iowa State Director, said:

Sen. Grassley is living up to that solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution” when he stands against President Obama’s haste to confirm a third Supreme Court justice. He acts in the best interest of Iowans and of all the people when he gives us a voice on this important issue as we go to the polls this next election.

All the issues we care about are in the balance. From religious liberty to the sanctity of life to marriage to the right to keep and bear arms; we must stand for the Constitution, or we will have none.

CWA President Penny Nance had this to say:

Truth is we wouldn’t be in this position if we didn’t have a Supreme Court continually going beyond the law to force its policy preferences on us through judicial fiat and a Chief Executive who insists on ignoring constitutional limits through his abuse of executive power. Sen. Grassley and the Senate are wise to push back on this clear violation of the fundamental principles of the separation of powers.

That structure – that separation— is what guards our liberties. It was the Founder’s mechanism to fight the tyrannous rule from which they sought independence. That is the essence of the fight Sen. Grassley is engaged in today. And the thousands of members of Concerned Women for America are proud to stand with him.

For an interview with Tamara Scott or Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.