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OUT NOW: Podcast with Rep. Vicky Hartzler

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) joins Penny Nance to discuss how she found her way from the farmlands of Missouri to the halls of Congress by following God’s plan for her life. She also gives a sneak peek into negotiations on the effort to draft our nation’s daughters that will be voted on this week in Congress.

Click here to order a copy of Vicky’s book, Running God’s Way.

You can read the episode transcript here or stream the full episode below on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Nance: Number of Child Brides Is a Global Atrocity

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In her latest op-ed posted in Townhall, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance, draws attention to the atrocity of child brides that affects more than 650 million girls worldwide.

From the article: “The effects on girls forced into marriage at such an early age are detrimental and impact their whole life: literacy, health, and overall well-being. Girls under the age of 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth, and just as devastating, a child born to a child bride is 60% more likely to die in their first year of life.

“The United States must step forward and work to end the practice of child brides. We cannot ignore girls’ lives being ruined by being forced into a marriage when they should still be playing at recess. As women, we cannot remain blind to this reality. There are no simple answers, but there are some bottom line principles. U.S. aid to offending countries should be tied to reform … ”

Read the full piece here.

NEW: Better Before Biden – CWA Joins African American leaders to denounce Build Back Better Act

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The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) held a press conference today to draw attention to the disastrous effects Biden’s Build Back Better Act would have on at-risk and minority communities in America.

Concerned Women for America’s Deputy Communications Director, Jacklyn Washington, joined to discuss concerns with the federal takeover of childcare included in the act. You can watch the full press conference below, with CWA comments beginning at 7:15.

Penny Nance Speaks to 15,000 College Students at Liberty University

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, spoke at Liberty University’s convocation last Friday to over 15,000 college students in-person with even more watching online.

Nance led a panel entitled Women of Faith in Leadership that featured herself, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri), Carrie Sheffield, and Young Women for America National Director Annabelle Rutledge. The focus was to encourage students to vote their values, lean in on national issues, and to become informed citizens.

You can watch the full panel below and read more from Liberty University here.

 

Liberty University Convocation featuring Penny Nance and Women of Faith in Leadership Panel from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

So Let’s Talk About Texas

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The new Texas Heartbeat Bill has dominated the news cycle for the past few weeks. If you’re still confused by what it does and doesn’t do, this episode is for you! Penny is joined by Concerned Women for America’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, to discuss what this bill does and additionally, what the Supreme Court didn’t do.

They’ll also preview the upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of abortion across the country on December 1st. Listen below!

Texas Doctor Admits to Performing Abortion in Violation of State Law

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An abortionist in Texas admitted in an op ed in the Washington Post that he performed an abortion earlier this month in violation of Texas’s new Heartbeat Bill. Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, joined NTD News to react.

Watch the full video below:

Texas Doctor Admits to Performing Abortion in Violation of State Law from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

Democrats’ Dirty Laundry: $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Update

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This week, House committees debated the details of the recently passed $3.5 trillion budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 14. The topline spending numbers and priorities in the Democrat blueprint were troublesome enough, but now we lay eyes on the far-reaching policies that Democrats aim to fund via an unprecedented tax and spend spree. As expected, the Democrats are moving full steam ahead to implement the Left’s agenda.

The plan amounts to the highest sustained spending level in American history, raising taxes on working families and job creators and driving up prices of goods and utilities. Proposed policies trigger a broad expansion of the nanny state through costly federal mandates that overrule parents and families in raising our children. Further, Democrats are relentlessly pursuing unlimited avenues for elective abortion and, without resistance, will execute an end run around every possible state prohibition on elective abortion coverage in healthcare plans. Shameful, but not at all surprising. We must stand strong against these attempts.

Time to air the dirty laundry from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget. View a list of key concerns here.

Abortion and Race in America

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After an anchor on a major news network referred to all pro-lifers as “racist” and “handmaidens,” it lit a fire under those within the movement to set the record straight and to examine how race fits into the issue of abortion in America. Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, is joined by Christina Bennett, an African American leader within the pro-life movement, who breaks this down, asks the tough questions, and shares the story of her mother’s divine intervention that changed her life forever.

Senate and House Committees Set Stage to Draft Our Daughters

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“Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” Judges 4:9

Like Deborah, the prophetess, women have been called to fulfill God-ordained missions throughout history. Whether to meet family needs or respond in a crisis, women step up to serve. From Queen Esther to Rosie the Riveter and beyond, females continue to fill the critical roles God sets before them, including to defend their country.

Many American women proudly serve in our all-volunteer armed forces. Females comprise 19% of the current officer corps. But this does not mean we should force young women to sign up for the military draft. Sadly, Congress is on track to overturn long-standing military policy that established the all-male draft and will diminish women’s intrinsic value and worth under a false banner of “equality.”

In July, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) advanced the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) behind closed doors with an amendment that would force young women to register for the Selective Service (SS). The SS is the mechanism by which male citizens are drafted for military service to meet combat needs during a national security crisis. Conscripting young women to the frontlines of war is a complete reversal of established and justified military policy upheld by the Supreme Court.

In response to this action, CWA Legislative Action Committee led a coalition letter to Congress asking members to oppose any legislation that would draft our daughters. Nearly 30 states were represented on the letter through a diverse group of national and regional pro-family organizations, former military, faith leaders, mothers, fathers, and more.

On September 1, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) followed the Senate’s course in approving an amendment to force women into the draft. Five of the 28 Republicans joined 30 of the 31 Democrats in passing the amendment, effectively co-opting our military into an ideological project that undermines primary objectives for our national defense.

We celebrate the many critical roles women embrace in every stage of life, but we reject the baseless notion that women’s equality means sameness with men. Inherent distinctions between the sexes have everything to do with military readiness in a wartime crisis. We must maintain a united front against this policy as the House and Senate return from recess later this month. Our daughters should not be forced into the draft as a social experiment.

You can learn more by reading our fact sheet on this issue. Visit our Action Center here and contact your members of Congress today.

Conservative Women Celebrate Saving Babies in Texas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2021

Contact: Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501
[email protected]

Conservative Women Celebrate Saving Babies in Texas

Washington, D.C. – Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the largest public policy organization for women in the nation, had this to say on the news of the United States Supreme Court’s denial of attempts to stop the Texas Heartbeat Law:

“It is telling to see the abortion industry’s angry reaction to the Supreme Court’s refusal to play interference between the Left’s radical ideas and the American people. Texas’ heartbeat law was properly debated and passed with bi-partisan support. Texas women want this law.

“CWA of Texas worked hard to see it passed. The other side had ample opportunity to convince the public of their views. But they lost. It is as simple as that.

“Now, as usual, they seek for judicial activists to do for them what they couldn’t do through the proper legislative process. Since 1973 the militant left has used the courts to impose their fringe views of abortion at any time, for any reason, any number, and all paid for by the taxpayers of America. Those days are over. We are thankful for a Supreme Court that knows its role and refuses to be manipulated in this way, letting the democratic process continue instead.

“Bottom line, babies are being saved in Texas today. We know that makes for a rainy day for the Left, but most Americans rejoice. That’s the headline.”

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 40 years.

Hit and Run: House Approves $3.5T Budget Plan and Elections Power Grab

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The House took a brief hiatus from August Recess this week to consider the Left’s tax and spend wish list and a partisan power grab to federalize our elections.

Drama reigned over how the Democrats would manage a 24-hour session as leadership struggled to get their “moderate” wing in line. They could not afford to lose these ten members if they were going to have enough votes to pass the excessive $3.5 trillion budget blueprint that Senate Democrats advanced. After late-night negotiations and enough public wrangling with this group of moderate members, who were demanding consideration of the Senate infrastructure bill first, the budget resolution was put up for a vote and passed along party lines.

As members chomped at the bit to flee back to their districts, Speaker Pelosi then brought H.R. 4, the deceptively named John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to the floor. H.R. 4 is a cheap alternative to H.R. 1, taking constitutionally derived authority away from the states for election law and transferring it to the federal government to second guess their every move. The legislation establishes a reckless formula to single out states and localities for so-called voting rights violations, requiring federal preclearance on any proposed changes to election laws or practices. In the 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision, the Supreme Court invalidated a similar provision contained in the original Voting Rights Act of 1965. The House passed H.R. 4 by another party-line vote. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) notified members of our opposition to the bill and our intent to include it on our scorecard. You may view the letter here. Action on this bill now moves to the Senate when it returns in September.

The House Rules Committee also set the stage for consideration of the so-called bipartisan infrastructure package passed by the Senate when members return in September. This bill is another trojan horse for trillions in wasteful spending and radical, divisive policies that have nothing to do with meaningful investments in American infrastructure. CWALAC will continue to oppose the legislation’s advancement.

We will bring you the latest updates as Congress races towards the September 30 end of the fiscal year.

Nance: It Is Demonic What Is Being Unleashed

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined CBN News this week to discuss highlights from CWA’s prayer vigil for Afghanistan outside of the White House. Nance speaks to the importance of women of faith from across the country coming together to pray for what she describes as “demonic” behavior being unleashed in Afghanistan.

Watch her full interview below:

Nance: It Is Demonic What Is Being Unleashed from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.

 

Biden’s Foreign Policy Plans: Humanitarian Crisis

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Waking up this morning felt like being trapped in a nightmare or a scene straight out of a Hollywood film. Just short of 20 years after the terror attacks of 9/11, the Taliban, in a matter of days, has taken over the country of Afghanistan.

Videos have emerged showing people jumping on the side of planes taxing down the runway just for the hope of escaping the impending rule of the Taliban.

The Taliban was created in 1994 by Mulla Mohammad Omar gathering a group of students educated in traditional schools. The international community has labeled the Taliban a terrorist group due to their extreme enforcement and misinterpretation of the Islamic religious law.

In 1996, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan. During this time, women were prevented from attending schools or working outside their homes (except those working in healthcare), and it was required to wear a burka to cover a woman’s body and face. Any attempt to break their laws was punished publicly with lashing or by death.

After September 11, the U.S. with the support of the international community, mainly England and Canada, deployed military and civilian personnel to extinguish the disruptive Taliban threat and build up the government of Afghanistan.  In later years, the  allies reached a point where they felt that the Taliban had been neutralized and the Afghan army had been strengthened to the point that the allies could move into an advisory position doing training for both military and civilian personnel. Since then, U.S. troops have stayed in Afghanistan to help local allies fight back against the Taliban regime that has not given up on their efforts to take back the power.

Former President Trump negotiated a deal reaching an agreement with the Taliban, setting some conditions to withdraw U.S. troops, among those to respect the lives of the American people and refrain from committing any terrorist attacks.

Instead of following through with this plan, President Biden rushed to undo everything that his predecessor did, bringing him to a disastrous decision: withdraw troops without making sure to agree to some conditions. His decision has left behind those who risked their lives fighting the Taliban regime alongside the U.S.  Now, our Afghani allies left behind face a grim future – if any future at all.

Among those people, we also find women and girls who, most of the time are forgotten. Women and girls will return to a regime of oppression. They will face brutal violations of their most fundamental rights, such as having access to education, the opportunity to work, the freedom to express their views.

The world is in shock after the videos circulating where men risk their lives to escape the upcoming situation under the Taliban regime. Women and girls do not have that opportunity. They are forbidden to be out.

During this looming humanitarian crisis, CWA will keep alive the voices of those women, girls, and children who are among the most vulnerable.  Voices who are screaming to the world for help, facing death, sex slavery, and other situations will leave a mark in their lives for the rest of their lives.

Senate Democrats’ Bloated Budget Plan Advances

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Senate Pulls All-Night Vote Fest to Advance Democrats’ Bloated Budget Plan

This week, Senate Democrats steamrolled a $3.5 trillion budget resolution through an all-night floor debate and vote extravaganza. The final 50-49 party-line vote was cast in the early hours of August 11, 2021, following a 15-hour voting marathon, known as a vote-a-rama. The resolution, S. Con. Res 14, is saturated with extreme policy objectives and reckless expansions of taxes and debt that amount to a wish list of big government spending priorities and tone-deaf government mandates that could directly impact hard-working American families.

For those unfamiliar with legislative lingo, a budget resolution is a planning document that provides Congress with a blueprint for overall government spending, tax, deficit, and debt levels. In the Senate, it only needs a simple majority to pass and cannot be filibustered. Budget resolutions provide instructions to committees for writing detailed plans. With Democrats in charge, these plans will reflect the Left’s agenda.

Like the Senate’s first vote fest in March, this week’s vote-a-rama also allowed for consideration of high-profile policies that force Senators to take positions on tough issues and define their voting record in the next election. Over 600 amendments were filed, but leadership allowed just under 50 to receive floor votes during the all-nighter on the Senate floor. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) issued a letter advising of our intent to score any votes on a select list of critical topics, including the sanctity of life, radical gender ideology, and more. You may view the letter here.

Notably, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-Missouri) pro-life amendment prohibiting taxpayer funding for abortion and providing conscience protections for those who refuse to participate in abortion won majority support and was included in the final budget resolution. The measure modeled after the longstanding Hyde and Weldon Amendments was adopted 50-49 with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) joining all Republicans in voting yes. While the amendment is non-binding, its adoption clearly signals that the Hyde and Weldon safeguards hold crucial majority support in the Senate for the budget battles ahead.

Two other critical pro-life amendments received floor votes but failed. Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-Louisiana) amendment mirroring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which sets criminal penalties for those who perform an abortion on an unborn child after 20 weeks gestation, was rejected 48-51.  Democrat Sen. Manchin voted yes while Republican Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined all other Democrats in voting against.

Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Oklahoma) humane amendment protecting unborn children with Down syndrome from abortion was rejected 49-50. Sen. Manchin voted with Republicans in support of this amendment while Sen. Collins joined the Democrats in opposition.

CWALAC was also pleased to see a vote on the divisive subject of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) offered an amendment prohibiting federal funding of CRT in K-12 schools. It was successfully adopted 50-49 with Sen. Manchin standing with Republicans to vote yes.

The tax and spend debate surrounding this partisan budget plan is far from over. The House and Senate will return in September to consider the specifics of this unprecedented $3.5 trillion plan. We will continue to bring you the latest updates and work to ensure that Congress does not squander America’s future with irresponsible spending and leftist policies that extend the federal government’s reach into our lives, liberties, and pocketbooks.

Infrastructure Bill is Reckless Spending and Cover to Promote Divisive, Radical Policies

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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021

Contact:
Jacklyn Washington
202-748-3501, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), has voiced strong objection to provisions in the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that are using “infrastructure” projects as cover to promote divisive, radical policies.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC, had this to say:
“Today, Concerned Women for America members across the nation call on: Senators Blunt (R-Missouri), Burr (R-North Carolina), Capito (R-West Virginia), Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Collins (R-Maine), Cornyn (R-Texas), Cramer (R-North Dakota), Crapo (R-Idaho), Fischer (R-Nebraska), Grassley (R-Iowa), Hoeven (R-North Dakota), McConnell (R-Kentucky), Murkowski (R-Alaska), Portman (R-Ohio), Risch (R-Idaho), Romney (R-Utah), Rounds (R-South Dakota), Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tillis (R-North Carolina), and Wicker (R-Mississippi) to stand firm against this frivolous wasteful government spending that will pass on crippling debt to future generations of Americans.

“There is no justification for the high price tag associated with this bill. With the current national U.S. debt exceeding $28 trillion, this bill is nothing but more irresponsible, reckless spending with no end in sight.

“In an evenly divided Senate, legitimate disagreement and discourse should be respected. This ‘infrastructure’ bill will waste trillions of dollars and includes innumerable controversial provisions that have nothing to do with actual meaningful investments in American infrastructure.  CWALAC opposes this Trojan horse of a bill, and we urge the above Senators to stand firm against it.

We remind these Senators that under their leadership, since 2000, the national debt has grown from $5 trillion to a staggering $28 trillion. This is contrary to the principles most of them embraced as their reasoning for entering public service.  This vote will serve as a legacy of debt and irresponsible spending as many of them leave the Senate.  Shame.”

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After Targeting Black Lives for Decades, Abortion Movement Smears Pro-Life Women as Racist

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A recent MSNBC panel of women smeared pro-life women as being racists and seeing black women as human “incubators.” Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, stepped in to correct the record.

From the article: “The billion-dollar abortion industry profits from the death of minority babies, whereas the pro-life movement works to support life and liberty for them.” Read her full piece here.

From the Frontlines: How This Mom Is Putting Woke School Boards on Notice

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Today, the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia will meet once again to vote on various matters concerning what some parents cite as “indoctrination” in their schools. The latest in a trove of Critical Race Theory clashes, this meeting was rescheduled after the first attempt was shut down earlier this summer, citing too much chaos.

To offer some insights into this new ground zero, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, sat down with Monica Gill – a wife, mother, author, and educator who has spent over 25 years in the education system right at the center of it all: Loudoun County, VA. Monica has been on the frontlines of this battle, defending the Biblical worldview, and bringing attention to the damaging effects Critical Race Theory is having on students.

Listen to the full conversation and get some advice from Monica on what others can do who are willing to stand in the gap. You can listen by clicking below or by searching “Concerned Women Today” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you normally stream.

Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back …

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Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back, They Would Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth

Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, joined CBN News this week to discuss the recent onslaught of rockets launched at Israel. Nance offers a strong call to action on the Biden Administration to stand firm with our strongest ally in the Middle East. Watch her full interview below:

Penny Nance: If Israel Didn’t Fire Back, They Would Be Wiped Off the Earth from Concerned Women for America on Vimeo.