State Director Testifies Before the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee in Oppostion to the ERA – watch video

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[Click here to view video of State Director’s statement before the committee. Go to approximately 39:00.]

January 9, 2019
Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Testimony in Opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, my name is Toni DeLancey, I am the State Director for Concerned Women for America of Virginia. I am here today on behalf of the Concerned Women for America members who oppose the Equal Rights Amendment.

Despite claims of protecting women’s interests, the ERA will actually end up hurting women. I’m going to focus on something I know about personally: military service and what the ERA would mean for our nation’s armed services.

In the late 1980’s, eight years after ERA failed, I attended the U.S. Military Academy as an 18-year-old woman. And in 1991, I graduated from West Point with about 80 other women out of a class of 945.

Graduation day, President George H.W. Bush personally handed my diploma to me, and I saluted our then Commander in Chief. I was commissioned that day as an officer in the Army and went on to lead men and women in a tactical military intelligence unit.
THIS was a privilege of a life-time for a man or a woman.

But my women classmates and I did NOT need the ERA to accomplish this! We volunteered and competed for those slots to serve our country. We were able to contribute based upon our individual strengths and our unique abilities. Women today are pushing themselves further than ever – some, who are physically able, have even become Army Rangers and some are serving in combat roles. But these women enjoy the right to volunteer and compete to do these remarkable things.

The passage of the ERA would change this incredible progress women have already made and force equal representation of women in all military roles. This would be disastrous and severely degrade military readiness, placing individuals in roles for which they are ill-suited and put those around them in greater danger. If passed, a future war might require hundreds of thousands of women to be drafted and forced into close combat with the enemy. The current system works and provides opportunity for women and men without mandates.

The ERA is not needed for women to succeed!

The ERA hurts women and would indeed hurt our nation’s armed services.

On behalf of Concerned Women for America of Virginia, I ask you to oppose the ERA.

Vote to Take Place on the ERA and Marriage Amendment Tomorrow. Please Take Action Today!

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As you may or may not know, the first day of the Virginia General Assemble is tomorrow, Wednesday, January. It has come to our attention that the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee has decided to call a special meeting tomorrow to vote on both the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and to repeal Virginia’s Marriage Amendment. We need for you to take action, today!

Note: In the midst of all of this we are excited to announce that we have just approved a CWA of Virginia State Director by the name of Toni DeLancy!  She is a phenomenal asset to CWA and has jumped into the fray with both feet! She will be testifying on your behalf tomorrow at the ERA hearing as well as speaking at an ERA press conference on Thursday. She will be officially introducing herself to you in an email to come.

Take Action: Please contact each member of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee TODAY. Simply ask them to vote NO on the ERA and vote NO on the repeal of the Virginia Marriage Amendment. Click here to view each member of the committee; click on each name for their contact information including a link to easily email them. If you are unable to take action on this until tonight, do not hesitate to email and leave them a message on their office phone.  The hearing is to be sometime after noon on Wednesday.  Please take action before then. 

Please Pray for the members of the committee.  Ask the Lord to give them wisdom and courage to do what is right in regard to these two pieces of legislation.  Pray for Toni as she prepares for and speaks at both the hearing and the press conference.  Pray these two pieces of legislation would be defeated tomorrow.

If passed, the ERA would:

  • Add these words to the U.S. Constitution: “Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex.”
  • Wipe out all ability to use any laws using gender as a defining characteristic therefore overturn workplace and family laws that protect women; privacy laws that define who may use gender-oriented bathrooms and locker rooms; and religious freedom laws.
  • Integrate same-sex and bi-sexual attraction into the U.S. Constitution.
  • Be used to write abortion rights into our U.S. Constitution with the rationale that restricting access to abortion is a form of gender discrimination (since it singles women out for a physical aspect unique to them).
  • Affect additional areas of life including social security, Medicare, health, insurance benefits, Medicare benefits, and more.

ERA History: In order to be added to the U.S. Constitution, the ERA needed approval by legislatures in three-fourths (38) of the 50 states by 1979. To date 37 states have ratified the ERA, two of which were after the 1979 deadline. If one more state ratifies it, the U.S. Constitution can be amended if a suspension were given.

 Click here to read ERA talking points. 

Virginia Marriage Amendment History: The Marshall-Newman Amendment, also referred to as the Virginia Marriage Amendment, is an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman and bans recognition of any legal status “approximat[ing] the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage.” The amendment was ratified by 57% of the voters on November 7, 2006. It became part of the state Constitution as Section 15-A of Article 1. In 2014, the amendment was ruled unconstitutional in Bostic v. Schaefer. At this point, even though a repeal would not change the current statutes, if the Supreme Court in the future were to overturn the current verdict, Virginia would no longer have a marriage amendment to put into effect. 

Thank you in advance for your diligent prayers and actions.  Please pass this email on to others and encourage them to immediately pray and act as well.

Tanya Ditty
National Field Director
Concerned Women for America

Are You an Encourager?

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” I Timothy 2:1-4

Because Concerned Women for America (CWA) believes prayer is crucial to revival and restoration of a nation, we are seeking volunteers to participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Campaign for the 2019 Virginia legislative session. We are so excited to see what God is going to do in the hearts and minds of our state legislators as we pray for them each day and encourage them through our weekly postcards. Virginia has 140 legislators (40 senators and 100 delegates). Would you commit to adopt a legislator and pray for him or her daily during the six-week session that runs January and February?

As an EAL volunteer, you will send your assigned legislator a pre-printed postcard weekly. The postcard contains a Scripture verse or quote as an expression of appreciation for his or her service in the legislature. You can also write a short note letting the legislator know you are praying for them. The cards are never used to lobby the legislator.

CWA has implemented this program in many states, including Virginia, with great success. Legislators have responded with humble appreciation. Will you be one of our faithful prayer warriors? If so, we will assign a legislator to you and supply you with the instructions and supplies. Contact me to sign up and/or for further information.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Janet Stasulli
EAL coordinator
[email protected]

Update from CWA of Virginia: This Saturday’s Event in Support of Phillip Zodhiates, Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

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As you may recall from past e-alerts, Lisa Miller is the biological mother of Isabella through artificial insemination.  For seventeen months, Isabella grew up in a household where a civil union between two women existed. Lisa left homosexuality and dissolved the civil union. In 2004, Judge Prosser of Winchester ruled that Virginia’s Marriage Affirmation Act prohibited Virginia from recognizing civil unions. He deemed Lisa Miller Isabella’s only parent.

Then political and judicial activism started. There was an appeal, and Lisa lost and has been losing ever since. Vermont ordered visitation of Isabella to the former lesbian lover.  Lisa stopped the visits when Isabella began to exhibit emotional trauma.  Lisa and Isabella left the United States to a location unknown in September 2009.

After Lisa left the country, a Vermont judge ordered custody transferred on January 1, 2010, to Janet Jenkins, the former partner of Lisa.  Two individuals were found guilty and served jail time for aiding Lisa and Isabella in leaving the United States.  A third individual, Philip Zodhiates, has been charged and convicted and will report on December 5 to begin serving his 3-year prison sentence.

An event in support of Philip Zodhiates will be held this Saturday, December 1.   Supporters will gather at Gracebuilt Church at 2639 West Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Several people close to the case will be speaking.  The event will begin at noon and a reception will follow.  Bring a finger food to share. Drinks will be provided.

They ask that you RSVP to [email protected].

Janet Robey
Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
CWA of Virginia

Attention Public School Parents in Loudoun County

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Are you a public school parent in Loudoun County, or know someone who is?

It has come to our attention that Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is hosting a Parent Preview of Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum on Tuesday – Thursday, August 28-30.   This is the best opportunity to view 2018-2019 FLE videos which are rarely accessible for the public to review.  The 3-day parent preview will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the LCPS Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148, room 101-C. For more information visit

Visit for an analysis of each grade level with cautionary statements that can serve as a guide to whether or not you opt your child out.

How to opt out your child: Parents can “opt” their children out of FLE lessons any time before the lesson is taught. Opt-out request forms may be found in your child’s take home packet or online at (English) or  (Spanish).

Please forward this e-alert to public school parents who you know in Loudoun County.

Thank you,

Janae Stracke
National Field Director
Concerned Women for America

Our U.S. Senators Need to Hear From Us Now Concerning Pro-life Legislation!

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Dear Friend,

Please support this urgent appeal for the unborn from Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) CEO and President:

“It’s a scientific fact that unborn children can feel pain when they reach 20 weeks. This legislation protects unborn children and their mothers who face a higher risk of complications from a late-term abortion.

“The Senate must side with the American majority: Fifty-nine percent support banning abortions after 20 weeks, including 56% of Americans who say they’re pro-choice. (Marist Poll, January 2017)

“Get your senators’ contact info today and urge them to support the lives of women and their unborn children with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn children from being aborted after 20-weeks’ gestation. It’s now time for the U.S. Senate to do the same!

God has a purpose and calling for each individual before they are even born.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5

“For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.  He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.” – Luke 1:15

Take Action:

  1. Please call, write, and/or e-mail our U.S. senators and urge them to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protect Act, which has passed the U.S. House. I know, based on our senators’ records that this task may seem like a waste of time. But know that regardless of what we think they will do, they need to be held accountable. They need to know that not every Virginian agrees with them. If we stay silent, it empowers them. Click here for talking points. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Virginia.

Sen. Mark Warner (D)
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2023
Click here to email.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D)
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-4024
Click here to email.

  1. Sign CWA’s petition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). Click here to do so.
  1. Send this e-alert to others and encourage them to pray and take action.

Please Pray: Pray the Lord touches the hearts of both Warner and Kaine. Additionally, pray they will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and that they will value life.

For Him,

Janet Robey
Bedford Prayer Action/Chapter Leader
CWA of Virginia
[email protected]

Be an Educated Voter on November 7! View Recommended Voter Guides

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Hello all!

All eyes are on Virginia!  This is an important election, and we want voters to be informed on the issues that are important to faith and freedom.

You will find two links to voter guides that we recommend listed below.  Please share them with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

iVoter Guides
Family Foundation Voter Guides

Remember to vote on November 7!


Janet Robey
CWA of Virginia
Prayer/Action Chapter Leader

Time to Sign up for the 2018 Encourage-A-Legislator Program

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We thank God for our wonderful volunteers who facilitate our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) project every year.  Some of you have been with us from the beginning.  Can you believe this will be our 10th year encouraging and praying for our state leaders?  CWA of Virginia is known at the capitol as, “The group who prays.”  What a testimony!

If you have not participated in our EAL Program in the past, know that this program is focused solely on prayer and encouragement to our state legislators.  Starting the second week in January of 2018 our EAL participants simply pray for an assigned legislator every day of the eight week legislative session and send a postcard once a week to their assigned legislator with encouraging words letting them know that they are being prayed for each day. This is not a lobbying effort but a ministry to the legislators.  Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, democrat, republican, independent, or other, they are in desperate need of prayer.

Each year, we recruit over 100 volunteers to help us out with our EAL program, and this year is no different.  Ideally, we would have 143 volunteers to cover 40 Senators, 100 Delegates, Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.   Will you volunteer for this inspiring ministry?

Once signed up, participants receive a packet near the end of December or beginning of January.  The packet includes instructions, the name and biography of their assigned legislator, and eight CWA of Virginia EAL postcards.

Year after year, we receive many letters of appreciation from the legislators expressing their gratitude for the many postcards of prayer and encouragement they received.

Sign up today by e-mailing me at [email protected] or call me at 434-525-6705.  I will need your name, address, phone number, and how many legislators you would like to encourage.

Click here for the brochure.  Print and distribute freely.

Please forward this on to friends and family who you think may be interested in participating.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Praying along with you,

Janet Stasulli
Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator
CWA of Virginia
[email protected]

Coffee & Conversation With Our Local Legislators

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The Forest Chapter of Concerned Women for America (CWA) sponsored a Coffee and Conversation with Delegates Kathy Byron, Terry Austin, and T. Scott Garrett on April 17.  Each delegate gave an overview of the General Assembly session.

“We are truly blessed in this area to have this powerhouse of conservative individuals that advocate for CWA’s core issues,” said Barb, CWA member.

Kathy Byron discussed a long list of legislation that was passed by both the House and Senate but vetoed by the governor. Gov. Terry McAuliffe set a record for vetoing bills during his tenure which included 40 bills this year.

“CWA members received a unique opportunity to hear and then see the servant attitudes that these legislators have,” said Jan Robey, CWA Chapter leader. “We look forward to working together to promote and protect Biblical values here in Virginia.”

Liberty Students Travel to D.C. for Supreme Court Nominee Hearing

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Liberty News reports:

“More than 90 Liberty University students traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to show their support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on the second day of his Senate hearings.

“Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization that strives to bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy, sponsored the trip and sent two buses filled with students.”

Click here to read the entire article.

MARCH MADNESS: Two Bathroom Usage Cases Before The Courts in Virginia

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Last Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the lawless act committed by the Fairfax County School Board. The Board illegally added “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to its policy and student handbook.

Virginia is a “Dillon Rule” state, which means local governments cannot enact policies that are not expressly given to them by state government — in this case, by the General Assembly. Because of the “Dillon Rule,” local nondiscrimination laws cannot be more stringent than the state law. Virginia state law does not include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”

Liberty Counsel represented Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty and an unnamed minor and his parents in a lawsuit against the Fairfax County School.

The results of the hearing will come in 45 to 60 days.

Last month, President Trump rescinded the illegal directive from the Obama Administration that sought to impose on all public schools the transgender agenda under Title IX.  As a result of that action, this week the U.S. Supreme Court has sent the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. bathroom case back to the lower courts.

CWA President Penny Nance applauded the decision by the justices and said,

Concerned Women for America (CWA) has always insisted that the consideration and privacy of young women should not be ignored because of the internal feelings of a few individuals.  Accommodating for those who struggle with issues of transgenderism should not be predicated on the violation of everyone else’s rights.

A confused female student is suing Gloucester County School Board, because they will not allow her to use the boy’s restroom.

The Gloucester School Board voted “no” to students using bathrooms that do not match birth gender but has provided three unisex restrooms that anyone may use. The student, however, alleges that Gloucester County School District’s policy prohibits her from using the boys’ bathroom or locker room and, therefore, violates Title IX.

Title IX was created in a time when women’s sports were not treated equally to men’s sports. Men were given academic opportunities such as scholarships and funding, while women were not. Title IX has nothing to do with gender-confused individuals but with having equal teams and equal opportunities for female athletics.  It is about sex — male and female — and nothing more.

A spiritual battle is raging against God’s Word and God’s design. CWA asks you to pray for Divine Intervention in these two cases, that God’s truth will prevail.

Linda Wall, CWA of Virginia member and the one who provided the research and testimony for CWA’s booklet, Lies vs. Truth at the Rainbow’s End: The Top Nine Lies the Homosexual Revelation is Built Upon and the Truth About God’s Grace. 





The Virginia Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Needs Your Support TODAY!

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The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, HB 1473, is a bill that deserves to be heard and voted on. Please join us in prayer and in action. Contact the Chairman of the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee, Delegate Dave Albo (R-District 42), today and ask him to bring the bill to a vote in his committee.

Delegate Dave Albo: (804) 698-1042; [email protected].

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves … ” (Proverbs 31:8a)


Virginia Members: Call/Email Speaker Howell and Urge Him to Assign a Committee to HB 1473, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

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Dear CWA of Virginia friend,

As you all know, our 2017 Legislative Session kicked off last week, and Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Virginia commends Delegate Dave LaRock (R-House District 33) for introducing HB 1473, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. HB 1473 is a crucial step to ensuring protection for innocent life in the womb as it protects babies at 20 weeks’ gestation, or when a baby feels excruciating pain.

The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee and we need YOU to call and/or email the Speaker of the House, Bill Howell (R-House District 28), and urge him to assign the bill to a committee for a vote.

Why should you get involved? Take a look this crucial research which supports the need for Pain-Capable legislation:

  • Unborn children have pain receptors (nociceptors) present throughout their entire body and nerves link these receptors to the brain’s thalamus and subcortical plate by no later than 20 weeks.
  • The unborn child reacts to touch by 8 weeks after fertilization.
  • After 20 weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult, for example, by recoiling.
  • In the unborn child, application of such painful stimuli is associated with significant increases in stress hormones known as the stress response.
  • For the purposes of surgery on unborn children, fetal anesthesia is routinely administered and is associated with a decrease in stress hormones compared to their level when painful stimuli are applied without such anesthesia.
  • Consequently, there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by 20 weeks after fertilization.
  • Therefore, Virginia has a compelling interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain.
  • Polls by Quinnipiac, National Journal, Huffington Post, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post/ABC News have all revealed: A majority of Americans support limiting abortion after 20 weeks.
  • A study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute has shown the United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits abortion beyond 20 weeks. Other countries include: China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands.

And most importantly, life in the womb matters to our God. Therefore, please pray and act TODAY and make your voice heard!

PRAY: Please pray that HB 1473 is assigned a committee and passes and that Virginia would be a state that protects life from conception to natural death.


  • Please call and/or email the Speaker of the House, Delegate Bill Howell today and tell him you are a member of Concerned Women for America, and then ask him to assign the bill to a committee for a vote.

House Speaker Bill Howell (R-House District 28), phone: 804-698-1028; email: [email protected]

  • Then, call Delegate LaRock and thank him for introducing this excellent legislation.

Del. David LaRock (R-House District 33), phone: (804) 698-1033; email: [email protected]

Thank you in advance – you are impacting Virginia with Biblical principles!

Hannah Ellis
National Field Director
Concerned Women for America

CWA of Virginia Forest Chapter Goes to Capitol in Richmond

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On January 11, five members of the Concerned Women for America Forest Prayer/Action Chapter, led by Chapter Leader and former State Director Jan Robey, enjoyed a very informative and exciting day at the Capitol in Richmond.  The first major event was the Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast; the group was graciously hosted by Delegate Kathy Byron (R-District 22).  Governor Terry McAuliffe and many other state officers, elected officials and dignitaries were in attendance as they were prayed over at the start of this legislative session. In addition, former Governor Bob McDonnell was also present and recognized.

Other highlights of the trip included participating in the powerful Family Advocacy Day activities sponsored by The Family Foundation; the main speaker for the legislative briefing there was Joseph Backholm, President of the Family Policy Institute of Washington (state); his presentation was very informative and insightful.  Visits with various Central Virginia Senators and Delegates rounded out the day as we were able to expressly state our desire for their support of pro-life and pro-traditional marriage legislation and that the Commonwealth would shift taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to the more comprehensive Federally Qualified Health Centers.  What a joy it was to see so many of our elected officials enthusiastically embracing the values also espoused by CWA!

Join CWA of Virginia’s Encourage-A-Legislator Program Today!

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“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

We are setting up our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Program for this coming state legislative session once again. Our prayer is that those who took part last year will be willing and eager to do it again this year and that we will have many new encouragers as well.

If you have not participated in our EAL Program in the past, know that this program is focused solely on prayer and encouragement to our state legislators.  Participants simply pray for an assigned legislator every day of the legislative session and send a postcard once a week to their assigned legislator with encouraging words letting them know that they are being prayed for each day. This is not a lobbying effort but a ministry to the legislators.  Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, democrat, republican, independent or other, they are in desperate need of prayer.  This 2017 legislative session, CWA of Virginia plans to deliver those prayers. The 2017 legislative session goes from January 11 to February 13 (6 weeks).

Once signed up, participants receive a packet with the name and biography of their assigned legislator, six CWA of Virginia EAL postcards and suggestions to write on the postcard (optional).

Seen or unseen, prayer always has a significant impact. Year after year we receive letters of appreciation from the legislators expressing their gratitude for the many postcards of prayer and encouragement.  They often communicate how they need and want to be upheld in prayer as they serve the people of Virginia.

Sign up today by e-mailing me at [email protected] or call me at 434-525-6705.  I will need your name, address, phone number and how many legislators you would like to encourage.

Click here for brochure.  Print and distribute freely.

Please forward this on to friends and family who you think may be interested in participating.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Praying along with you,

Janet Stasulli
Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator
CWA of Virginia
[email protected]

Parents: Important Information Regarding Fairfax County Public Schools’ “Gender Identity” Policies

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Dear Friend,

Do you or someone you know live in Fairfax County? If so, please read the following important information and pass it along to any parents of students in the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) District.

We reached out to you in July regarding the new transgender “guidelines” that were to be implemented into the curriculum by the Fairfax County Public School Board. You made your voice heard then, and now we want to inform you about the latest regarding the newly revised Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum as well as the added “gender identity” section of the FCPS nondiscrimination clause and Policy 1450 – neither of which has been well-explained by the School Board.

It has become evident that your elected representatives on the School Board are making decisions with little parental input and involvement, and they have not clearly defined what the actual policies will mean for teachers, students and parents.

In response, the Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County have put together a Parent Information Package which contains valuable information and important opt out forms.

Click here to view the Parent Information Package.
They have also written a letter to FCPS parents, you can view it here. In summary, the letter asks for a few action items:

  1. Decline to sign the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Handbook. How can we sign when we don’t know what it means?
  2. Opt out of Guidance, Health, and other lessons that include “gender identity.”
  3. Opt out of the newly revised Family Life Education (FLE) program, which is needlessly explicit and age inappropriate.
  4. Opt out of the Youth (Sex) Survey that educational bureaucrats use to justify including progressive and anti-family material in curricula.
  5. Voice your opposition to the controversial, nontransparent transgender Policy 1450 by writing to the School Board and Superintendent Garza (at [email protected] and [email protected]), and attending the next FCSB Meeting, September 8, at 7:00 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School to ask for answers.

Pray that God would guide the members of the FCSB and school boards across America as they make policy decisions this year. Ultimately, pray that God would show students across the nation their true identity is found in Christ alone.

This policy is not just about bathrooms. It would involve locker rooms, overnight sports, academic trips, and more. It even has the potential to have female and male sports team implications as well.

Parents, we must respectfully make our voices heard to the School Board in order to protect the safety of our children.
Thanks in advance for your action!

Supreme Court Stays Ruling Forcing Schools to Allow Transgender Students to Use the Bathroom of Their Choice

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – The Supreme Court has put on hold a Fourth Circuit Court ruling requiring a Virginia school district to accommodate a transgender high school student’s request to use the boys’ bathroom. The justices split 5-3 on the issue to temporarily lift the obligation of the Gloucester County school system to allow one of their students to use the bathroom of her choice in accordance with Obama Administration guidance. CWA CEO and President Penny Nance has this to say:

“We commend the Supreme Court for voting to stay this case and encourage them to do the right thing when the time comes to rule on the merits.

“This case is a result of yet another Obama Administration overreach. To require schools to allow students into any bathroom of their choice is an overstep on 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.

“This would also impact the use of showers, locker rooms, school travel and more. This unwise and rash policy would favor the desires of a small group over young women with religious, cultural, and modesty concerns. The Court should not shove this unwise policy on the states.

“Schools all over this nation have rightly worked on a case-by-case basis to accommodate kids struggling with gender dysphoria. They should not be forced by big government 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 its 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. We hope the Supreme Court agrees.”

Meet CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance in Lynchburg Next Monday, April 18!

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You’re invited!

Have you heard about CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance’s new book, Feisty & Feminine: A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women?!  It hits the shelves TOMORROW, April 12!

Meet Penny and obtain a signed copy next week in Lynchburg, Virginia!

Attend Liberty University’s Senior Convocation service and then a book signing with Penny immediately following.

Monday, April 18

Convocation: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Book signing:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Liberty Alumni Speakers: DJ Jordan, Penny Nance and Jason and David Benham

Each speaker will discuss their time at Liberty University and how it prepared them for their careers.

Williams Stadium
Club Level (3rd floor)
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Click here for parking map.
No RSVP necessary.

She hopes to see you there!

Can’t attend?  Click here to order her book now!

“Conservative women have never fit neatly into stereotypes, especially conservative Christian women,” says Penny Young Nance. “We’re not the humorless, dim-witted ‘church ladies’ Saturday Night Live has made us out to be. Today’s conservative women are intelligent, well-educated, compassionate, accomplished, funny, and fearless—and it’s time for us to stand up and be heard. In fact, we have an opportunity like never before to offer words of redemption to a world gone mad.”

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