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House Legislative Update for June 6, 2014

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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) worked with Reps. Diane Black (R-Tennessee), Trent Franks (R-Arizona), and the pro-life caucus to get House Members to sign a letter to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) urging him to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the Senate floor for a vote.  This bipartisan letter had over 100 signers.  To read the letter, please click here.

Meriam Ibrahim: Over the weekend, there were new stories about the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese women being held in prison with her two children because she won’t renounce Christianity. CWALAC has helped orchestrate rallies to protest her imprisonment. We are working with Rep. Franks to try to get his resolution, H. Res. 601, which calls for her immediate and unconditional release and urges the United States Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize granting Meriam asylum or refugee status as appropriate.


  1. Please call your representative and ask him/her to cosponsor H. Res. 601.  Please have your representative talk to Leader Eric Cantor and urge him to bring this resolution up for a vote.  The Senate has already passed a similar resolution now the House must act! To find your representative, please click here.
  2. Please sign CWALAC’s petition to Secretary of State John Kerry urging Meriam’s immediate release.  Please click here to sign the petition.  After you sign the petition, please forward the link to your friends and family.

Next Week:  The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee will hold a hearing on religious liberty.