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New! 2015 Legislative Wrap Up

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The fast-paced 2015 Georgia legislative session came to a close at midnight on April 2. The 40-day session opened on January 12, and State Director Tanya Ditty represented your interests as a volunteer lobbyist with a physical presence at the State Capitol throughout the entire legislative session.

Concerned Women for America’s seven core issues are: Sanctity of Life, Defense of Family, Education, Religious Liberty, National Sovereignty, Sexual Exploitation, and Support for Israel. Legislation this session encompassed several of these core issues. On-the-ground lobbying efforts combined with grassroots prayer and action gets results! Without calls and e-mails from CWA members and friends, successes would have been more difficult to achieve.

New this year! CWA of Georgia is now scoring key legislation that aligns to our core issues. In addition to our Targeted Bills List, we now provide you with a State Legislative Scorecard so you can see how your legislators are voting on bills that impact our culture. Check out CWA of Georgia’s targeted bills and scorecard.

Click here to read our legislative update.

Blessings,
Tanya Ditty
State Director

March 23, 2015 Legislative Update from the Gold Dome

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The 2015 legislative session is down to its final eight days, and Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia is on the front lines at the State Capitol representing your interests. We are watching four bills very carefully.  Prayer, in addition to phone calls and e-mails are needed on the following pieces of legislation:

SB 129 – Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Urgent! Georgia’s religious freedom bill in jeopardy – we need you to attend the religious freedom bill hearing on Tuesday!

Position: Support
Status: The bill passed out of the Senate and has been assigned to a “special subcommittee” and will have a hearing only on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. in room 132 of the State Capitol.  By all appearances, it looks like Speaker David Ralston and House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard are trying to run out the clock on the bill.
Action: Calls are needed immediately to the following:

  • Speaker David Ralston – urge him to allow SB 129 to go to the House floor for a vote with no amendments.  Phone: 404-656-5020/E-mail: [email protected]
  • Your state representative – urge them to ask Speaker Ralston to allow the bill to have a vote on the House floor with no amendments. Click here to locate your state representative.

Pray for passage of the legislation with no amendments.


SR 80 Advanced Placement U.S. History Resolution demanding revision by the College Board of Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH)

The College Board, led by David Coleman, the “architect” of Common Core rolled out the new APUSH Framework and Exam in August. The new APUSH Framework is an all-out assault on our country’s heritage.
Position: Support
Status: Passed out of the Senate and will be heard in a House education subcommittee on Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Action: Contact the members of the House Education Committee and urge them to support SR 80.
Pray that the legislators will seek to protect the Godly heritage and traditions of America and will vote in support of this resolution.

 

HB 1 – Legalization of Medical Marijuana
Position
: Oppose
Status: Passed out of the House and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.  It is now in the Senate Rules Committee.
Action: Contact the members of the Senate Rules Committee and ask them not to allow HB 1 to move to the Senate for a vote.
Pray that the legislators will not base their vote on emotion but on sound policy, and that they will fully understand the impact of their vote on future generations of Georgians.

 

SB 116 – Celebrate Freedom Week
Position: Support
Status: Passed out of the Senate and will be heard in a House education subcommittee on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Action: Contact the members of the House Education Committee and urge them to support SR 80.

Updated! Defending our American Heritage – A “must attend” education hearing

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Update 2-25-15

February 18, 2015 – Joint House and Senate Education Committee Hearing in Georgia
Click here to watch the hearing.

  • Stanley Kurtz and Larry Krieger exposed the underlying dangers of the College Board’s new Framework and the need for an alternative testing options.
  • Guests speaking in opposition to the new APUSH Framework and Exam: Dr. Stanley Kurtz and former AP History teacher and APUSH expert Larry Krieger
  • Guests speaking in support of the new APUSH Framework and Exam: Trevor Packer (College Board) and AP history teacher Chad Hoge.

Dr. Stanley Kurtz Testimony Before the Georgia State Legislature On AP U.S. History

Georgia State Senator: AP U.S. History Test Should Be Scrapped, CBS Atlanta

AP U.S. History controversy becomes a debate on America, Politico

Your presence does matter!  Help us pack the hearing room.

The House and Senate education committees will hold a joint hearing on the revised Advanced Placement (anti) U.S. History Curriculum Framework and Exam.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear national experts address the issues and concerns about the new Framework that is an all-out assault on our country’s heritage.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (directly across the street from the State Capitol).

Legislation alert: Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced Senate Resolution 80 that urges revision by the College Board of the Advanced Placement U.S. History Framework and Exam.

Action needed: Please contact the members of both education committees and urge them to support SR 80.

Click here for CWA’s APUSH resources.

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