CWA Government Relations


CWA’s Government Relations Department is led by Doreen Denny where she oversees policy engagement with the legislative and executive branches of government to advance CWA’s seven core issues: religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, defense of the family, sexual exploitation, education, national sovereignty, and support for Israel.

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Press Release: Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations (202) 420-1491, [email protected] Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes to Protect Title IX from Bostock Fallout Washington, D.C. –…

It’s Final! Education Rule Aims to Protect Free Speech for Faith-Based College Groups

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The U.S. Department of Education has finalized a significant rule to secure free speech and equal access rights for faith-based groups on public college campuses and shield them from discrimination….

DeVos Stands With Female Athletes Forced to Face Transgender Competitors

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Read Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, op-ed in CNS-News online. “It’s Official! Bostock Does Not Overrule Biology under Title IX,” says Doreen Denny, Concerned…

The Old-School Tactics of Teachers Unions May Not Survive COVID-19

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Across the country, millions of families are faced with cobbling together strategies to make a new school year work. In many places, schools could have been working on better solutions,…

Trump Administration Acts to Protect Human Dignity in Sickness and in Health

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) received three exclusive briefings last week on actions the Trump Administration is taking to protect human dignity across the lifespan. No human life should be…

CWALAC Endorses Focus on Protecting Children and Taxpayers from the Destructive Cost of Gender Reassignment

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) impact on policy was on display as several members of Congress, led by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California), introduced legislation responding to the…

Key Update on the NCAA & Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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Important Update: NCAA’s Board of Governors did not take action against Idaho for enacting the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act at their meeting on August 4. That is good news!! But the fight…

Whether or Not Schools Reopen, Families Need Choices

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Back to School is here, and it seems we are back to where we ended – struggling to adapt to continued uncertainty without the luxury of time on our side. …

Penny Nance urges FDA to remove abortion pill from U.S. market

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Today, Penny Nance joined leading medical and prolife groups urging the FDA to remove the abortion pill, mifepristone, immediately from the U.S. market for its imminent danger to women after…

House Republican Appropriators Seek to Restore Pro-Life Protections

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By Lindsey Hudson, Intern for Concerned Women for America’s Government Relations Last week, the Democrat majority of the House Committee on Appropriations advanced several fiscal year (FY) 2021 spending bills…

DOJ Backs Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

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By Lindsey Hudson, Intern for Concerned Women for America’s Government Relations Department Idaho is spearheading the fight to protect and maintain equal opportunity and fair competition for female athletes in…

House Democrats Just Set Up a Shutdown

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CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations Doreen Denny published the following op-ed in Townhall: “House Democrats unveiled their fiscal year 2021 spending bills, and they are nothing short of a dare….