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Can a Conservative Survive in a College Classroom? Event – A Great Success

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Dear Friend,

Our monthly Action Breakfast was a resounding success with over 40 people attending. Ben Larrabee, Senior Field Representative of Turning Point USA, was an exhilarating speaker with a sound understanding of what is happening on our college campuses and how to approach the students with a message that resonates with what is important to them.

As our action item we wrote out and signed 25 cards that will be sent to some of CWA’s Young Women for American (YWA) presidents around the country as an encouragement.

We are so grateful to Kathaleen Wall and husband Holly Frost for opening their beautiful home to us and providing help in preparing refreshments and doing cleanup, making it easier for our steering committee members to focus on connecting with all who attended.

Contact me today if you would like to be notified of future Action Breakfasts in the Houston area.

If you would like to get involved on a local level through a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter, go to our state webpage and see which area director covers your zip code, and contact her.

Note: YWA is a student-oriented initiative that is geared toward high school and college campuses to bring active groups of young like-minded women together to promote conservative values to their schools and the nation. The mission of YWA is to train the next generation to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens — first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society. For more information about YWA, click here.

Beverly Roberts
Area Director
CWA of South Texas

Voter Guide for Primary Election

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A voter guide is available for the March 6, primary election in Texas.  Go to:  www.ivoterguide.com  and put in your home address.  You will get information on all the candidates on your ballot, federal, state, and local along with an assessment:  Very Conservative to Very Liberal.  You will also have access to their answers to survey questions, their endorsements, and their financial contributions.

Important Evening Ahead – March 6

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Following the Primary Election Day, next Tuesday, March 6, the political parties will host meetings in each precinct.  The date and time for those meetings is available through your County Election Department.  Normally they are held at the voting location for your precinct when the polls close on Election Day, again, normally at 7:00 p.m.

One of the three functions of this meeting is the introduction of resolutions that when given an affirmative vote are advanced to the Senate/County convention in preparation of the State Party platform.  Any voter in that precinct has the right to introduce a resolution.

Concerned Women for America of Texas has eight proposed resolutions that you may introduce at your meeting.  Click here to access them.  Take a minimum of three copies of each resolution to your meeting—each resolution must be on a separate page.  Instructions on completing the form are available by clicking here.

“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. … Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. … Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it – and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they Christians take in politics.” – Charles Grandison Finney, American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism.

Ann Hettinger
State Director
CWA of Texas
[email protected]
tx.cwfa.org

Guide to Precinct Meetings and Resolutions

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Attend your Precinct meeting on the evening of election at the site of your precinct election. A notice will be posted there for the meeting location if it has been changed.

The meeting is called to order upon the closing of the polls there, usually 7:00 p.m.

There are three activities of that meeting:

  1. Selection of a temporary chairman for the meeting. This is usually the permanent precinct chairman.  An envelope of instructions and forms are provided by the Election personnel.
  2. Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Senate/County Convention are elected based on an allotted number for the precinct.
  3. Resolutions are proposed planks for the Party platform. They are introduced by those attending the meeting who have voted in that Party’s Primary election.  Three copies of each resolution are required to be presented.  (It is usually an effective practice to take as many copies of your resolution as anticipated people attending the precinct meeting for clarity of presentation.)  Each resolution is voted on separately and only those with affirmative votes are sent to the Senate or County Resolutions Committee. The following paragraph is attached to the end of each resolution:

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____(1)__________Senate District/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #___(2)___ of the ___(3)_________ County _____(4)__________ Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the___(5)_____ Party of Texas.

(1) If your voting precinct is in a county with multiple Texas Senate Districts then you will attend the Senate District Convention representing your Texas Senator. If your voting precinct is in a county with a single Texas Senate District, then you will attend a County Convention.

(2) Your Precinct number can be found on your Texas Voter Registration card. On Election day, that is where you will vote if you have not voted early and that is the site of your Precinct meeting.

(3) Name of your County

(4) Either Democratic or Republican

(5) Either Democratic or Republican

 

The remarks from CWA of Texas State Director, Ann Hettinger, at the Voices for Life event held in the courtroom where the Roe v. Wade case was decided:

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How do you comprehend the loss of 60 million lives?

There is no doubt the reason you are here tonight is to try to comprehend the issue of what I consider a crime against our God.   Let’s consider other catastrophes in America. At Pearl Harbor, 2,403 people were killed; in the 9-11 attacks 2,996 people were killed; in Oklahoma City 168 people were killed in 1995; at the Boston Marathon in 2013, 5 people were killed.

These numbers pale in comparison to 60 million.

As I was trying to comprehend the impact of 60 million human lives, I compared it to populations in our country.   What if by some attack, major American cities were annihilated?  Using the census data from 2010, here are the cities where no human would be left alive: New York City, (8,175,133); Los Angeles, (3,792,621); Chicago, (2,695,598); Houston, (2,099,451); Philadelphia, (1,526,006); Phoenix, (1,445,632); San Antonio, (1,327,407); San Diego, (1,307,402); Dallas, (1,197,813); Honolulu, (953,207); San Jose, (945,942); Jacksonville, (821,784); Indianapolis, (821,445); San Francisco, (805,235); Austin, (790,390); Columbus, OH, (787,033); Louisville, (780,532); Fort Worth, (741,206); Detroit, (713,777); El Paso, (649,121); Memphis, (646,889); Baltimore, (620,961); Boston, (617,594); Seattle, (608,660); Washington, DC, (601,723); Nashville, (601,222); Denver, (600,158); Milwaukee, (594,833); Portland, OR, (583,776); Las Vegas, (583,756); and that brings the total to only 38,435,307!  You would have to continue to 103 more American cities before it would total 60 million.  Every human in those cities would have to die to equal the number of babies aborted in America.  Can you imagine the anguished outcry if this would have happened?

In struggling to answer the question “why”, I looked at the judges whose duty it was to deal fairly.  Judge Sarah Hughes, of the three-panel court that made the initial judgement here in Dallas, was the only woman judge involved in the decisions.  After completing law school, she could not find a job because she was a female.  She became a strong female advocate.  Judge Goldberg of the 5th Circuit depended on a prior decision of the Supreme Court that interpreted the 9th amendment to mean that government was to stay out of the affairs of citizens as much as possible.  In the Supreme Court, Lewis Powell had a previous associate whose girlfriend had died from an abortion.  Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American Justice on the Supreme Court and in his realm of reality through his work with the NAACP, he saw many struggling women.  His opinion of the Constitution was that it is a living document meant to respond to societal needs.  William Douglas, William Brennan and Harry Blackmun joined Marshall in his belief in a “living constitution.”  All three were strong advocates against the death penalty.  Chief Justice Warren Burger later recanted his position and wished to see the matter litigated again.

Almost without exception, not related to appointment by a particular political party, each of these judges had a reason in their past that would predicate a sympathy for women in distress.  Almost without exception, these judges revealed a liberal interpretation of the constitution.  Almost without exception, these same judges opposed the death penalty.  For me, that is the height of inconsistency.

“So what, Ann?” you say.  Zephaniah 3:5 says, “But the unjust knows no shame.” I don’t think we should count on the public at large to care.   II Chronicles 7:14 says clearly, “If my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Until then, we, God’s people, must work through education and public policy involvement to halt this horror.

Tonight, we will memorialize those 60 million little ones.  I’m asking that you approach the Bar of Justice, take a battery operated candle, please turn it off, and place it in the basket.  As you take the candle, say a prayer that as we work to educate people and love and support them in adversity, that this stigma on our culture will cease.

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The prayer continued:  Melissa Ferrer, a mother, prayed for young girls in crisis; Joanne Vuckovic, Director of Rockwall Crisis Pregnancy Center, prayed for the workers and volunteers in crisis pregnancy centers; Tom Schlueter, Pastor and Director of Texas Apostolic Prayer Network, prayed for judges and lawyers in the litigation process; Jim Haines, Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, prayed for families in crisis and the pastors who minister to them; Texas Sen. Bob Hall prayed for the lawmakers as they work to write legislation protecting the unborn; Carol Silvage, a teacher, prayed for the teachers in classrooms across America as they struggle to deal with the young women in this culture.

Ann Hettinger
State Director
CWA of Texas
[email protected]
tx.cwfa.org

Statue of Goddess Plethora to Be Erected in San Antonio

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Believe it or not, the Bexar County Commissioners Court in San Antonio, Texas, has decided to use tax dollars to fund a monument dedicated to a pagan goddess. It is to be placed by the San Pedro Creek, which is actually on property under the San Antonio River Authority. The artist commissioned to create this statue has stated his statue will represent the pagan goddess Plethora. According to The Rivard Report, Rodriguez-Gerada states in his proposal that the sculpture is an allegorical representation of an archetypal goddess, evoking an image of “a maternal, providing protector who is venerated and powerful.” The county has decided to spend $735,000 on a statue that favors a specific religion. How can a county do this?

Using public funds to erect a statue of a goddess on public property is illegal and unconstitutional. The Constitution of Texas and the United States Constitution both have a clause regarding the establishment of religion. This action by the Bexar County Commissioners Court violates this clause.

This pagan statue will offend many citizens of San Antonio as it does not represent their values and beliefs.

Interestingly, the synonyms for the word “plethora” are excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, and profusion.  With a price tag of $735,000, the name is quite appropriate.

The Scriptures clearly teach about the penalty for worshipping pagan gods.  Ezekiel 6:4-7 says, “So your altars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed, and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols. (5) I will also lay the dead bodies of the sons of Israel in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars. (6) In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out. (7) The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.”

Please Pray:  Ask the Lord to thwart the plans of the enemy.  Pray insurmountable issues arise that prevent this statue from being built and erected.

Take Action:

  1. If you live in Bexar County, please contact the judge and county commissioners of the Bexar County Commissioners Court as well as the San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors. Express your disapproval of this statue and that you would like them to do all they can to reverse the decision.
  2. Please forward this e-alert to all those you know in Bexar County and ask them to both pray and act on this situation immediately.

The Judge and County Commissioners of Bexar County Commissioners Court:

The Honorable Judge Nelson Wolff
Bexar County Commissioners Court
(210) 335-2626
[email protected]

Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez
Bexar County, Precinct 1
(210) 335-2611
[email protected]

Commissioner Paul Elizondo
Bexar County, Precinct 2
(210) 335-2612
[email protected]

Commissioner Kevin Wolff
Bexar County, Precinct 3
(210) 335-2618
[email protected]

Commissioner Tommy Calvert
Bexar County, Precinct 4
(210) 335-2614
[email protected]

The San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors:

Michael W. Lackey, P.E.
Bexar County District 3
Chairman of the Board
[email protected]

Hector R. Morales
Bexar County At-Large
Secretary
[email protected]

James Fuller
Goliad County
Executive Committee Member-At-Large
[email protected]

Jim Campbell
Bexar County District 4
[email protected]

Alicia Lott Cowley
Goliad County
[email protected]

John J. Flieller
Wilson County
[email protected]

Gaylon J. Oehlke
Karnes County
Vice-Chair
[email protected]

Darrell T. Brownlow, Ph.D.
Wilson County
Treasurer
[email protected]

Lourdes Galvan
Bexar County District 2
Executive Committee Member-At-Large
[email protected]

Jerry G. Gonzales
Bexar County District 1
[email protected]

Deb Bolner Prost
Bexar County At-Large
[email protected]

H.B. “Trip” Ruckman III
Karnes County
[email protected]

 

Blessings,

 

Ann Hettinger

State Director

CWA of Texas

[email protected]

tx.cwfa.org

 

Texas State Director Addresses the Press Concerning the Texas Privacy Act

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On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Ann Hettinger, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas State Director, spoke at a Texas Values-sponsored press conference at the state Capitol in Austin.  The occasion preceded the lame-duck hearing in the State Affairs Select Committee on Texas Economic Competitiveness, which is chaired by Rep. Byron Cook, who is not seeking re-election.  In the 2017 regular session and in the special session, the committee refused to hear testimony on The Texas Privacy Act. This bill would have prohibited males in female bathroom and locker room facilities in government buildings. The Texas Business Association alleged that such legislation would be detrimental to Texas businesses, and the committee refused to hear the case based on these accusations. However, studies show unmistakable evidence to the contrary.

During the press conference, Mrs. Hettinger reported on a situation she encountered earlier this year at a hotel conference facility in Austin.  “As the director of a women’s organization, I can tell you for sure that I will not book any event in any place that jeopardizes the comfort and security of my attendees. Businesses will ultimately pay the penalty for ignoring these issues,” stated Mrs. Hettinger.

Click here to watch video footage of the entire press conference.

Ann Hettinger
State Director
CWA of Texas
[email protected]
tx.cwfa.org