Hales Corners Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meet & Greet – Thursday, June 25, 2020

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(Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Hales Corners in Milwaukee County?  Either way, please read on.)

Hello, I am Kara Esterhuizen, the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Hales Corners.  I am very excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held on Thursday, June 25, hosted by both my husband Rudi and me.

No doubt you are as concerned as I am about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation today. Most people want to work to create a better nation for our children and grandchildren but are unsure of the steps to take.

That’s why my husband and I are involved today, and why I invite you to join me at our kick-off meeting. Our Prayer/Action Chapter will meet once a month to educate ourselves on one of CWA’s seven core issues, and then pray and take action on the issue(s). Join us and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals.  If you are unable to attend our first meeting, be sure to contact me and ask to be put on my email list for future meetings.

When: Thursday, June 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All following meetings will be held the last Thursday of every month.
Where: Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Contact me to RSVP and for the meeting location.
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA presentation, prayer, fellowship, and refreshments.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 23. Contact me at [email protected].
Flyer: Please print and distribute freely.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend! Women, men, and teens are all encouraged and welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend this meeting know that our regular meetings will be on the second Saturday of every month. Contact me for more information about time and place.

If you do not live in the Hales Corners area, but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please reach out to CWA’s national office today. They will be happy to assist and train you as they did me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kara Esterhuizen
Hales Corners Prayer/Action Chapter Leader
Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin
[email protected]

Heritage President Kay James on Race in America after George Floyd

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In late May, the nation went from Coronavirus lock-down to racial unrest in a matter of moments. After George Floyd’s tragic death by a white policeman, we watched in horror as day after day peaceful protests turned to violent riots and looting. CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance speaks to Kay Cole James, the President of Heritage Foundation and an African American woman leader in government, academia and the conservative movement on the senseless killing of George Floyd.

Listen as she delivers a message of healing and hope that is centered in Christ.

Listen to the Podcast with Kay Coles James Here (Episode 25):

In Defense of Kay Coles James

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CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance teamed up with Susan B. Anthony List’s President Marjorie Dannenfelser on the following opinion article published in Real Clear Politics defending Kay Coles James after her comments were criticized in the media.

“As pro-life women leaders we have particular revulsion at the murder of George Floyd, a precious human life created in the image of God, by a white policeman in Minneapolis. We are also revolted by the senseless violence of criminals using this tragedy for their own selfish purposes.   
Our nation is shaken to its core. In this moment, as the nation looks for leadership, we are grateful for the transparency and vulnerability shown by our friend Kay Coles James, the first African American (and the first woman) to lead the historic Heritage Foundation. We noted that she received criticism recently from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, saying that she “wrote a long screed denouncing America as an irredeemably racist nation” in her response to Floyd’s death.  
We agree with his righteous anger against lawlessness. However, we feel compelled to say this statement is contrary to the woman and leader we know. 
Indeed, Kay deeply believes in American exceptionalism and opposes the rewriting of our nation’s history. In addition, having experienced racism in its malignity herself, she has become a preeminent conservative spokeswoman who can address it while applying its antidote — constitutional principles.   
As a little girl, from her screened porch she listened to civil rights leaders plan in her living room. The fight for human dignity was in the air and flowed in her bloodstream early on. 
This formed her into an ideal advocate for those on the economic margins, the unborn child, all those disenfranchised who were promised to and provided for in our founding documents. It’s no coincidence that, before she became a giant in the conservative moment, she got her formation in pro-life activism. 
In her recent op-ed, Kay wrote thoughtfully about the promise of equality in the Declaration of Independence, and she emphasized how America’s founding principles contain the tools of redemption necessary for every generation to right what is wrong in order to form a more perfect union, and how we must look to those principles to expand human flourishing to all Americans. 
Can we just say, “Amen”? 
The entire history of America is the story of this expansion, from the emancipation of slaves to the enfranchisement of women in the 19th Amendment (which turns 100 this year) and – soon – the restoration of the right to life for the unborn. Every successful human rights movement in our history, rooted in the deep soil of the American founding, has asserted that authentic rights cannot be built on the broken bodies and rights of others.”
Read Penny and Marjorie’s Entire Op-Ed Here: 

Conservative Leaders Offer Principles to Counter Biased Social Media

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The Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a coalition in which CWA participates, responded to President Donald Trump’s executive order addressing social media platforms’ bias against conservatives by releasing the following statement setting out four principles these platforms need to adopt.

Read the Entire Response and Four Principles Here

Important Wisconsin Early Voting Information!

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Dear friend,

As a Christian, voting is not just a right; it is a responsibility.  It is imperative that we engage evangelical Christian conservatives in Wisconsin to get to the polls!

In-person absentee voting begins on the third Monday before the election and ends at 7:00 p.m. the Friday before Election Day (October 24 – November 4).


  • VOTE!
  • Forward this reminder on to friends and family and remind them of the importance and weight their vote carries.


  • Be in prayer for our nation — that Christians would get to the polls and that those whom we elect would honor God through their leadership.

What is on the line in this election? The Supreme Court vacancy, national security, national debt, taxpayer funding to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, the Hyde Amendment, religious liberty, and more. Getting registered is crucial to make sure your voice is heard on the issues that are important to you.

That said, let’s make sure we get to the polls and encourage our fellow believers to do the same!


Penny Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

State Director Presents Statement of Support for Three Pro-Life Bills Currently in the Senate Committee on Health

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Dear Chairwoman Vukmir and Members of the Senate Committee on Health,

As the state director of the Wisconsin state affiliate of Concerned Women for America, I would like to express our unequivocal support for the important life-affirming bills before you today.

Concerned mothers and grandmothers across our state stand in 100% support of Assembly Bill 305, Assembly Bill 310, and Assembly Bill 311. We trust the Republican majorities in the Assembly, the Senate and Gov. Walker will readily enact this vital legislation into law. Last year approximately 6,000 innocent babies lost their lives in Wisconsin’s abortion facilities, and the disgrace does not stop there. Due to the recent exposure of barbaric behavior by Planned Parenthood, we have no ability at all to offer solace to the souls of those poor innocent babies, that their little bodies were laid to rest intact. Instead we the taxpayer, must bear the sin of being a party to the dissection and illegal sale of precious body parts of Wisconsin children. God will not bless our state if we continue to shed the innocent blood of HIS children and our future

As taxpayers, we find it abhorrent that the trafficking of aborted baby parts is legal in Wisconsin, and we want AB 305 to become law immediately without any watering down amendments.

We are equally offended knowing Planned Parenthood continues to receive millions of tax dollars each year. AB 310 and AB 311 are much needed laws to protect the taxpayer’s conscience in our state. In addition, valuable taxpayer dollars that are designated for women’s health prevention services such as Mammograms, must be utilized for such and not falsely advertised to be available when they are not. This is yet another problematic practice commonly displayed by Planned Parenthood.

Wisconsin has the ability to offer all women the best in health care. After the recent proof of derelict practices by Planned Parenthood, how could it be a wise choice to continue awarding precious taxpayer dollars to them? There are a multitude of far superior and reputable health providers in this great state to utilize and distribute such a valuable resource for women.

With the latest revelations of such discreditable and obviously illegal operating procedures as the harvesting of infant baby parts for sale, the people of Wisconsin are rightfully due the passage of laws that immediately result in a STOP of such practices. To do anything else or worse yet, to do nothing at all, continues to stain the hearts and souls of all who represent or reside in this state.

Concerned Women of Wisconsin is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with tens of thousands of pro-life volunteers in every community in Wisconsin in helping our State Legislature take these necessary steps to protect the sanctity of life.


Kim Simac
State Director

Press Release: Say NO to the Day of Silence at YOUR School this Week

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April 14, 2015
Contact: Kim Simac
[email protected]

Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin
Say NO to the Day of Silence at YOUR School this Week

Reading, writing and arithmetic are what taxes are supposed to be paying for in our public schools. In good faith, parents send their children to schools expecting that a respect for individual beliefs and traditions will not be betrayed. Yet, there is a strong and steady trend of indoctrination of children’s precious developing values happening that does not belong anywhere in American schools. This Friday, April 17, the “Day of Silence” is being promoted in schools across Wisconsin and our nation. The “Day of Silence” directs a child to attend school and be silent while in classrooms in support of homosexual rights. This is a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), who in the name of anti-bullying, have infiltrated schools in all 50 states. While bullying is their format, their real motives seem focused on teaching our children that belief in traditional marriage is shameful. Such networking being allowed in taxpayer-funded public schools undermines the private beliefs of religion and takes rights away from parents.

“Would I, a pro-life American, organize a “Day of Silence” in our public schools in memory of all the babies in America murdered by abortion?’ asks Kim Simac, Wisconsin Director of Concerned Women for America. “Of course not and never would I think to interrupt the academic learning paid for by my tax dollars, which is the sole purpose for which students are sent to public schools.” Simac adds, “Teaching tolerance of any anti-Christian, or any other religious belief, is not permissible. Any school or teacher who allows and promotes such activities in the classroom or buildings is blatantly disregarding parental and children’s rights and should be held accountable for such action.”

What can you do? Call your school district today. Take some time to protect your children from those who would stoop so low as to prey on their innocence. If your child’s school is participating, keep your child home. In addition, call your school administrator relaying your right to their assurances that tax dollars paid to operate the district are being used only for reading, writing and arithmetic. Politics do not belong in the classroom, and the classroom should not be a battleground for the current “Culture War” being fought in America.

Contact Kim Simac with results of your calls to schools and attend your next local school board meeting to share your concerns about exactly what is being taught in your taxpayer-funded school. More information can be found at


The Bitter Irony of the Day of Silence

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What if I told you that pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) activists are working tirelessly to infiltrate schools and influence children across the country? What if I said activists were taunting and bullying kids in public school and shaming them regarding their religious beliefs that favor traditional marriage? Read More

CWA of Wisconsin Silences the Day of Silence

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The Day of Silence, organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), takes place this year on Friday, April 17. The Day of Silence is the king of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools. It started in one university and then, like a cancer, metastasized to thousands of high schools and then into middle schools. Before long it will take place in elementary schools. Leftists know that it’s easier to indoctrinate 16-year-olds than 36-year-olds and easier still to indoctrinate 6-year-olds.

Silence the Day of Silence by participating in the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Ask your pastor to write a letter to the local schools. Click here for a sample letter.

If you have school-age children, contact your administration as soon as possible.

  1. Ask this specific question: Will you be permitting students to refuse to speak in class on the Day of Silence? If the administration either answers “Yes” or dodges the question, please keep your child or children out of school on the Day of Silence. Every absence costs districts money, and money talks.
  2. Also, politely insist that an e-mail be sent to every family informing them that the Day of Silence will be taking place in classes on April 17, that some students will be refusing to speak during instructional time, that it is organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and identifying specifically who is sponsoring it in your school. Parents have a right to know.

GLSEN promotes the Day of Silence as an “anti-bullying” effort. If it were centrally or solely about eradicating bullying, everyone — liberals and conservatives alike — would support it. But it’s not.

The Day of Silence exploits government schools, captive audiences, and anti-bullying sentiment to advance the left’s social, moral, and political beliefs and goals. GLSEN seeks to advance the belief that all public expressions of moral disapproval of homosexual activity are bullying.

GLSEN urges students to refuse to speak all day, including during academic classes, which is disruptive to instructional time. Administrators permit students to refuse to speak in class, and teachers feel compelled to create lesson plans to accommodate student refusal to speak. Teachers feel that if they don’t accommodate student refusal to speak, they will be seen as supporting the bullying of self-identified homosexual students.

The little unspoken secret is that many teachers on both sides of the political aisle hate the Day of Silence because of the distraction and disruption it creates. Unfortunately, they’re afraid to say that to their administrations because GLSEN and its ideological acolytes proclaim that opposition to the Day of Silence necessarily means endorsement of bullying. The truth is one can both oppose bullying and oppose the Day of Silence.

The homosexuality-affirming legal organizations Lambda Legal and the ACLU have both stated that students have no legal right to refuse to speak in class, so school administrations have every right to require students to participate verbally in class. And teachers have every right to require students to answer questions, give oral presentations or speeches, or participate in debates or discussions.

CWA of Wisconsin has endorsed the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

A coalition of pro-family organizations is once again urging parents to keep their children home from school on the Day of Silence if their school administrations will be allowing students to politicize instructional time by refusing to speak. This is the only organized national effort to oppose any pro-homosexual activity or event in public schools.

Often times parents of freshmen learn for the first time that the Day of Silence is taking place in their school when they hear about the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out. Even parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors are uninformed. This lack of awareness happens because school administrations do not notify parents about The Day of Silence.

The absence of conservative influence within the culture on issues related to homosexuality is to some extent the fault of conservatives. Ignorance, fear, and an astounding lack of perseverance on the parts of conservatives have turned our cultural institutions — including public education — into the playground of “progressives.” Our passivity has enabled homosexual activists and their ideological allies to become social, political, and pedagogical bullies. Evidence of that is everywhere, including in schools on GLSEN’s annual April school event, the Day of Silence.

We must match — and exceed — the boldness and perseverance of the left if we hope to stop the relentless appropriation of public education for the promotion of homosexuality.

Stop the bullying! Join the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Pass this e-mail on to like-minded friends, family, your pastor, and acquaintances.

Please pray and ask the Lord to silence the voice of those that promote unhealthy lifestyles – physically, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually.

For more information, visit the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out website.

Stop the bullying!

Thank Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) for Courageously Opposing Gambling

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Dear CWA of Wisconsin Supporters,

It is a difficult world we live in. There is so much opportunity available at our fingertips; however, not all of it is good for our souls. Scripture advises us constantly we should avoid getting caught up in the material pleasures of this life. We are warned to beware of the trap we can fall into when our focus is on material gain.

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

Gambling is one of those traps. For many people, the experience of going out and spending a few bucks at a casino may seem harmless; however, for others it can become a disastrous road to self-destruction.

I speak from personal knowledge about how the addiction of gambling can ruin not only a family but also a loved one’s soul. The misjudgment of taking one’s hard-earned dollars and depositing them loosely into a machine in the hopes of a larger payback has taken over the lives of a few elderly members of my family. The results of each member’s gambling addiction has been crushing, both financially and spiritually, and has stamped a mark of defeat at the end of a good person’s life.

My family’s experiences are not unique. Ever since the legalization of gambling, thousands upon thousands of lives and families have been demolished. In an effort to help one person’s path to get rich, others are sacrificed along the way. This is not a success story.

Governor Walker has made a very difficult decision in not supporting additional Wisconsin Casinos, which will certainly be unpopular to some. Knowing that our Governor has a deep relationship with God, his decision was undoubtedly a result of much prayer.

Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin would like to thank our Governor immensely. His decision was triumphant for Wisconsin families.

Please call our Governor today at 608-266-1212 and tell him “Thank you!”

One thank you can go a long way to a person who is faced with so many extremely difficult decisions on a daily basis.

CWA of Wisconsin’s Christmas Display at the Capitol – How You Can Help

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Help CWA of Wisconsin bring the good news to the state capitol.

CWA of Wisconsin will be honoring the birth of our Lord and Savior by creating a display of original art in the rotunda of our state capital. The display will feature a beautiful original painting of Mother Mary and Baby Jesus created by Lake Tomahawk artist Rodd Umlauf. His dramatic piece will be complimented by original drawings submitted by Wisconsin children from across the state. Any child who is interested in drawing their own vision of the Christmas scene or of Mother Mary and Baby Jesus may complete and mail to the address below before December 12. Artwork should be completed on a standard size sheet of paper and any and all types of format are welcome. Crayon, pen, chalk, pencil, paint are all suitable.

Help a child in your life be a part of this statewide display honoring the happiest day of the year.

You may recall from last Easter what unexpectedly happened the last time we expressed our religious liberty at the capitol. View Fox & Friends coverage.

Send art work to the following address:

CWA of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 981
Eagle River, WI 54521

A Thanksgiving Message from CWA of Wisconsin

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There are a million and one things we all do each and every day to keep ourselves busy, productive and occupied. Certainly we can all pretty much agree on that.

For centuries Americans have had a tradition of dedicating the hours of Thanksgiving Day to praise, family and great food. Effort has always been made to find ways to gather with family and friend and to share with the community. It is a time to give thought to the blessings of a year’s bountiful harvest, resulting in memories in the minds and hearts of all.

We live in a time when it seems so simple to just toss such traditions as a day for thanksgiving to the side. While we live in a country where we have so very much, we seem to be completely willing to bypass the respect and benefits of such a day and buy into the mindset that we need to have more.

When I was young, everything shut down on Sundays. No stores were ever open on holidays. Our parents followed the example of their parents and made certain holidays were special family days. FAMILY FIRST, right? How many times have we all heard or even commented family first? A healthy community is centered on the family. That is a fact. Though today nearly all of our special days devoted to a variety of monumental historical events are being washed away by a culture of shop and buy.

Pope John Paul II stated, “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” How true!

We cannot continue to allow all that is precious, worthy and good to be obliterated by the society in which we are living. Our parents guaranteed such goodness for us; how can we deny this to our children and grandchildren?

Make this Thursday, November 27, 2014, a glorious day. Plan to not shop at all; do not spend a dime. Try a day devoted to thanks to GOD. Certainly He deserves such. Make an effort to share how important it is to take a time-out from the non-stop action life we all lead. Tell someone you love them. Make an extra effort to share a smile and good wishes with people with whom you have contact. You will make the world a better place!

If you think FAMILY FIRST is the base foundation for a healthy society, act on it. Treasure the special days in your life and have the most blessed and happy Thanksgiving day ever!

CWA of Wisconsin Participates in the National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer – November 20

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Every year on the third Thursday of November, Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin asks the nation to join together in proclaiming a National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer for America.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

One week before we feast, let us fast and humble ourselves to prepare our hearts. Before we get caught up in the season of busyness, let us be grateful and prepare for Advent. Elections are over; let us turn partisan prayers into prayers of personal repentance. When we ask for God’s mercy for our country, let us ask His forgiveness for our sins as individuals.

It is time to stop pointing fingers and start bending our knees.

We invite our leaders from the U.S. President to pastors, from Congress to City Council members, whether public, private or parent, to proclaim a National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer following in the steps of Presidents throughout our nation’s history.

This year, in honor of the 151th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation 97 – Appointing a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer, we ask our elected leaders to observe and reaffirm our 16th President’s heartfelt plea to the supreme authority and just governance of Almighty God.

Mark your calendar and join us whether in your car, home, classroom, or office as we repent and seek God on behalf of our nation.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Click here for official flyer.

When God Blesses A Nation – Great Things Happen!

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The final days before the 2014 mid-term elections have arrived. The path Wisconsin and America will choose is here for the voters to decide on Tuesday.

What will it be? Will citizens show up in decisive numbers to send a message loud and clear that change does not happen all that easy in this great land? That though times do vary, trends cycle in and out, the traditions and goodness that formed the foundation of this country, still solidly, stand firm?

That is my hope.

The Foundation, the Rock of our lives is none other than the Founding Father of this great nation – GOD. It is HE who we must turn to for guidance and strength. In our generation, there possibly may be no other time more critical than now to embrace the leadership and wisdom of our FATHER.

So in the final days of this election cycle when you hear people stating that they cannot wait till this is over, why not suggest the most powerful tool we own – Prayer!

As Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin, let’s launch a push to prayer for the final few days of this election cycle.

Pray for GOD to bless Wisconsin and this great nation. Let HIM know that we realize we are weak and sinful. Offer respect and humility for the blessing of being an American. Pray for HIS chosen men and women to be elected to office. Remind GOD that it is HE who must lead this nation and that it is HE to whom we commit our trust and love.

Always remember – When GOD blesses a nation, great things happen.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He chose for His inheritance.” Psalms 33:12-22

VOTE and PRAY to support this great country!

What Happened to the Voice of the People in Wisconsin?

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Dear CWA of Wisconsin Supporter,

Federal Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. With a stroke of her pen, she overrode the “voice of the people” in this state.

With the assistance of the ever so busy ACLU, the will of the people of the state has been discarded by one appointed person’s opinion.

Take Action:

  1. Please read the attached press release and pass on my message to others.
  2. Call Gov. Scott Walker at 608-266-2509 and let his office know you do not support the undermining of our state constitution by one sitting judge, Barbara Crabb, who recently struck down our ban on same sex-marriage. Always be sure to be kind and courteous.
  3. Please consider a donation to CWA of Wisconsin to support the work we do standing up for religious freedoms that are under assault daily. Click HERE to donate online or send a check to the address below.

Pray: Ask the Lord to thwart the plans of those who aim to advance same-sex marriage in our great state. May He give those of us with the passion to oppose it the strategy for success.

Remember God is sovereign; His authority will triumph every time.

PRESS RELEASE: Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin Responds to Wisconsin Marriage Ruling

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June 9, 2014
CONTACT: Kim Simac
[email protected]

Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin Responds to Wisconsin Marriage Ruling

State Director, Kim Simac: What happened to the voice of the people?

Eagle River, Wisconsin – A federal judge on Friday struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down the ban making Wisconsin the latest state to strike down voter-approved marriage decisions. Kim Simac, State Director of Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin, responded:

“What are the people of Wisconsin to think? Statewide, the discussion this past weekend has been focused on the ability of a sitting judge, with pen in hand, and her authority to override the ’Voice of the People’.

“The ‘Voice of the People’ being the fact that in 2006 Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots in favor of marriage between one man and one women. This decision was amended to the Wisconsin State Constitution. The amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution was obtained through proper legislative channels and was written into law. It was not simply obtained through a lawsuit or one judge’s decision; it took a vote of the people.

“Thanks to the ACLU who filed suit in Wisconsin this past spring challenging Wisconsin citizen’s position on marriage, the “Voice of the People” is being undermined.

“What if we all conducted ourselves like the ACLU? Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin would love to see taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood withdrawn in our state, but realize such a change in policy requires proper steps. With respect to our state constitution and the rule of law, we would only work to establish such a change through the proper channels. Should we simply file a suit to outlaw Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin and find a sympathetic judge to obtain such desires? Such conduct would not be acceptable to us.

“Picture a scenario where Wisconsin youth across the state organize to claim that alcohol consumption is their ‘Constitutional Right’. Should they conduct polls and when they have a favorable result to site support, hire a group like the ACLU to file suit, find a supporting sitting judge and eliminate the age limit for alcohol? Is this the path we are now to take to change law, policy and culture in our state?

“Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin is on the opposite side of this decision on marriage. We believe the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman is proven through centuries to be the strength of a society and the center of strong family foundations. But the subject here is not marriage.

“Judge Crab may have issued her decision within the boundaries of what she believes to be her authority, but one unelected person should not have the ability to simply override the voice of the people and erase an amendment to the state constitution.

“Since this sweeping decision and use of power late Friday afternoon, many Wisconsin citizens are asking legitimate questions about the weight of their opinions and the actual value of their vote. If all that is needed to obtain change in Wisconsin is a filed lawsuit and a judge’s pen, why not send the Governor, Attorney General and all the legislators home?

“The hard working people of Wisconsin would like an explanation of just how it is ‘their voice’, though it may be the voice of millions, is nothing next to a sitting judge with a pen in her hand.”


Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation.