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Join us for Coffee and Fellowship! January 25 – Blythe, CA

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Join us for a Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California Coffee Talk event on January 25, in Blythe, California. Our Coffee Talk events are a great way to learn more about CWA of California, the work we do here in the state, and how to get involved. We talk about:

  • Legislation on CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state, and national level
  • Upcoming events and projects
  • Public policy-focused initiatives

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” And that is what our Coffee Talks are all about. We gather together as like-minded believers to praise God for His love and mercy, to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord, and to learn how to be productive and engaged citizens in Christian advocacy here in California and our nation.

Following a recent Coffee Talk, a new member of CWA of California proclaimed, “For many years, I was a Christian who was asleep about the issues affecting our community. Now, I’m awake, eager, and engaged – going to town hall meetings and being specific in prayer. Even my husband is speaking up in the workplace for Biblical values!  Praise God!”

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 721 E. Chanslor Way, Blythe, CA 92225
Click here to download the Coffee Talk flyer.

We invite you, your friends, and your family to join us if you live in or around Blythe. It’s a great time of prayer, education, and fellowship – all over delicious and comforting tea, coffee, and cakes.

If you don’t live in the Blythe area, please contact me if you would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area.

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Sen. Morrell

Attend the Fight for Parents’ Rights! Rally on January 15

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CWA of California encourages our members and friends to attend the Fight for Parents’ Rights! rally to support SB 673. It is important that the Senate knows that the people see parental rights and authority as an integral part of education. Please join us for this crucial event on Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Sacramento on the South Steps of the State Capitol.

We will be there to greet you, and you’ll get a chance to speak out and tell the Senate Education Committee members “we care about our children’s education and instruction, and they should care too!”

Click here to watch a 90-second video by SB 673 bill sponsor Sen. Mike Morrell. Sen. Morrell explains the bill and discusses the senate committee hearing and the rally.   

Click here for background and action items for SB 673.

Share: Of course, bring friends to the rally and invite them to call committee members too! Find out more at sb673.org!

Marlo Tucker
State Director

education students

California: Let’s Bring It On!

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Happy New Year, Friends!

I want to first and foremost thank you for your generous support to Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California. It is the beginning of the month and we are already on the move mobilizing our members to action!

Let me tell you about Senate Bill 673 (Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga) – a bill that needs our phone calls, our word of mouth to spread the news, and most of all, our prayers to pass the Senate Education Committee hearing on January 15.

Background: The California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) that was passed in 2015 requires that sexuality education be taught once in middle school and once in high school. The problem with AB 329 is that it allows for the youngest in our schools to be exposed to the dangerous sex education agenda beginning in kindergarten (and even transitional kindergarten (TK)). Further, the bill removed the ability of local school districts to adopt opt-in policies for sex ed – at any age. And, while the law requires that sex ed be age-appropriate in upper grades, it does not stipulate this for the youngest and most impressionable children.

Thankfully, SB 673 makes some important parent and child-friendly corrections to the current law to protect our children and recognize the importance of parental authority in education.

#1) SB 673 allows for increased parental oversight and “supervision” for sexuality education curricula by requiring districts to place content and material online for ease of parent review. This is especially important for parents who may not be able to take time off work to review their curriculum at district offices.
#2) SB 673 provides increased parent oversight by requiring an active opt-in for grades TK-6 with a parent signature prior to student participation. This oversight is important for our youngest, most vulnerable children, so they are not exposed to content and material without a parent’s knowledge and consent.
#3) SB 673 increases protections for children (TK-6) by closing a “loophole” in the current law and ensuring all curricula are medically accurate and age-appropriate for our youngest learners in elementary school who deserve these protections.Please Pray: Ask the Lord to open the eyes of the Senate Education Committee members to vote for the best interest of families, where parental authority in education is recognized as key to a strong foundation for children’s learning.  Take Action:
Call: Please pick up the phone and call the Senate Education Committee members before Wednesday, January 15! The committee members and their contact information are listed below my signature line. Senators who are part of the Senate Education Committee REPRESENT YOU and all Californians, even if they are not your own senator!

Rally: CWA of California encourages our members and friends to attend the Fight for Parent’s Rights! rally to support SB 673. It is important that the Senate knows that the people see parental rights and authority as an integral part of education. Please join us for this crucial event on Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Sacramento on the South Steps of the State Capitol.

We will be there to greet you, and you’ll get a chance to speak out and tell the Senate Education Committee members “we care about our children’s education and instruction, and they should care too!”

Share: Of course, bring friends to the rally and invite them to call committee members too! Find out more at sb673.org!


Senate Education Committee Members:
Sen. Connie Leyva (Democrat, District 20) Chair (909) 888-5360
Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (Democrat, District 24) (213) 483-9300
Sen. Steven Glazer (Democrat, District 7) (925) 258-1176
Sen. Mike McGuire (Democrat, District 2) (415) 479-6612
Sen. Richard Pan (Democrat, District 6) (916) 262-2904
Sen. Ling Ling Chang (Republican, District 29), Co-author for SB 673, (714) 671-9474
Sen. Scott Wilk (Republican, District 21) Co-chair (661) 729-6232

Find out more about the committee members through their website here. You may also submit your personal letter of support through that site.


We thank Sen. Morrell for his work to protect children and provide for parental rights. And we thank you for your prayers and your heart for family. Join me at the State Capitol as we speak up for our children!  

United with you in peace and truth,

Marlo Tucker
CA State Director

CWA of California November Legislative Recap

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First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4

That’s it for this year.  The California legislature has adjourned until January 6, when the 2019-20 session will reconvene in Sacramento. In the meantime, you may wish to seek opportunities to meet your state assembly member and senator at local events or visit their district offices. Whether they share your values or not, it is important to let your representatives in Sacramento know you are praying for them and to share your views on legislation and issues in your area as well.

Last month, we asked you to request vetoes on several bills. Gov. Gavin Newsom (Democrat) signed the bills that Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California opposed with one exception – AB 624. We are so grateful for this victory.

VETOED: AB 624 – Student ID’s to Contain Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Numbers
As mentioned, Gov. Newsom vetoed Asm. Jesse Gabriel’s (D-L.A.) troubling bill, AB 624, requiring all public and charter school identification cards for students in grades 7-12 and post-secondary institutions to include a resource number for “sexual and reproductive health care information” consistent with requirements of the CA Healthy Youth Act. Read the Governor’s veto message here. The Governor was not pleased that the bill left the choice of the hotline number up to the individual school or district, stating, “There are many agencies across this state that refuse to give women information about all of their reproductive health care options.” Presumably, because AB 624 did not specify the agency, schools could choose a pro-life pregnancy clinic rather than, or in addition to Planned Parenthood, or the like. The Governor did not feel the schools had the “appropriate expertise” to make this decision. We may see a similar bill introduced next year and will be watching as new measures are introduced.

SIGNED: SB 24 – Medical Abortions on Public University Campuses
By 2023, all of California’s public university campus health clinics will be required to provide medication abortions. SB 24 (Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino) will be expensive, deadly for unborn babies, and dangerous to the physical and emotional health of young college women. Please pray that the Lord will speak to the hearts of our college students so that they will act responsibly in relationships. Pray for women facing unplanned pregnancies to choose life.

SIGNED: AB 175 – Children’s Rights in Foster Care
AB 175 (Asm. Mike Gipson, D-Compton) gives foster children as young as ten years old prompt access to “reproductive and sexual health care, including gender-affirming health care and gender-affirming mental health care.” These at-risk children will now have the right “[a]t any age, to consent to or decline services regarding contraception, pregnancy, and perinatal care, including, but not limited to, abortion services and health care services for sexual assault without the knowledge or consent of any adult.” New requirements will be placed on foster parents that may conflict with their religious beliefs, such as using the names and pronouns of the child’s choice contrary to their biological sex.

Thank you for making a difference with your prayers, action, and tax-deductible donations to our work in California!

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California

Action Alert: It’s Time to Ask for Vetoes

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CWA of California September Legislative Update

The 2019 state legislative session is now over, and the news is mixed. A few bad bills are being held over until next year, though, several dangerous measures are now on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. It’s Time to Ask for Vetoes!

Please read more about these egregious bills below and contact the governor asking for his veto. He has until October 13 to sign or veto bills. If he does nothing, they will automatically become law without his signature. So, we MUST ask for vetoes – and soon. He could act on these any day.

To contact Gov. Newsom, call 916-445-2841 or go to his contact page and fill out the online form here.

SB 24 – Medical Abortions on Public University Campuses
Early abortions should not be part of the mission of California’s public universities. SB 24 (Sen. Connie Leyva’s, D-Chino) will require campus clinics to provide chemical abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy to college students on the University of California and California State University campuses. This bill is deadly to tiny preborn babies, dangerous for the mothers, and unnecessary. There are already abortion clinics near every one of these campuses. Further, the California Department of Finance issued its review of this bill after Gov. Newsom promised to sign it. That review shows significant costs over and above the “private” funding called for in the bill. For the UC system alone, the report lists $7.8 million in start-up costs and millions more annually – at taxpayer expense! Please ask the governor to veto SB 24.

AB 175 – Children’s Rights in Foster Care
Asm. Mike Gipson’s (D-Compton) foster care bill, AB 175, would allow 10-year-olds to review their foster care plans and require that all foster kids have prompt access to “reproductive and sexual health care,” including “gender-affirming health care and gender-affirming mental health care.” It also gives these at-risk children the right[a]t any age, to consent to or decline services regarding contraception, pregnancy, and perinatal care, including, but not limited to, abortion services and health care services for sexual assault without the knowledge or consent of any adult.” The bill also requires foster parents to participate in training for cultural competency and sensitivity involving LGBTQ issues and to use names and pronouns preferred by the child – regardless of how it may conflict with their closely held religious beliefs or conscience. Help protect foster kids AND foster parents by asking Gov. Newsom to veto AB 175.

AB 624 – Student ID’s to Contain Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Numbers
Jesse Gabriel’s (D-L.A.) troubling bill requires that all public and charter school identification cards for students in grades 7-12 include a resource number for “sexual and reproductive health care information” that is “comprehensive and medically accurate” and consistent with requirements of the CA Healthy Youth Act. It is anticipated that most schools will use hotlines for Planned Parenthood or similar organizations. Students should not be forced to advertise for Planned Parenthood. Please ask Gov. Newsom to veto AB 624.

Please pray with me!  Prayer is a powerful force!
Lord, please bless us as we raise up our voices in California. May Your Biblical standards set the morality of our state.  In Your Word, Romans 12:21 says, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Empower us, Lord, with the courage to speak up for what is right, according to your Word. Lord, we ask that Your will be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thank you for making a difference with your prayers, action, and donations to our work in California! You are both needed and appreciated.

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California

CWA of California August Legislative Update

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FAITH Can Move MOUNTAINS
Matthew 17:20

We pray you are having a wonderful summer. Perhaps a family vacation or getaway to refresh!

Speaking of vacation, the California legislature began its summer recess on July 12 and will reconvene on August 12 to complete the year’s legislative business. Right now, is a great time to visit your assembly member or state senator in his or her district office or at local events. You may wish to share your concerns about the pending bills that they will be voting on next month. Let them know you are a Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California member and are praying for them.

Here is the updated status of several bills we have been actively opposing, with current action:

SB 24 – Medical Abortions on Public University Campuses
Early abortions should not be part of the mission of California’s public universities. SB 24 (Sen. Connie Leyva’s, D-Chino) will require campus clinics to provide chemical abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy to college students on the University of California and California State University campuses. Then-Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the previous version of this bill as unnecessary. It still is, but Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to sign it. Help us stand for life!

SB 132 – Transgender Prison Bill
Under SB 132, inmates could be moved from men’s to women’s detention facilities based on their desired “identity” and “with or without a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or any other physical or mental health diagnosis, and regardless of anatomy.” The text states, “At any time, [an inmate] may inform facility staff of their gender identity, and facility staff shall promptly repeat the process of offering the individual an opportunity to specify the gender pronoun and honorific most appropriate for staff to use in reference to that individual.” They may then be housed in a single or double cell, dorm, in protective custody, or the general population based on that individual’s perception of health and safety.

SB 132’s author, Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), says this law is required for safety. We, too, believe it is important that no one be harmed in the course of his or her incarceration, but that safety should extend to women in female facilities who may be at risk when forced to share facilities with biological males who perceive themselves to be women – and without diagnosis or surgery.

Please Take Action: SB 24 and SB 132 will both be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee in August, and then likely head to the Assembly floor. Call your assembly member and ask a “no” vote on both bills. Be sure to let him/her know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California. Find your Assembly member here.


AB 175 – Children’s Rights in Foster Care
Asm. Mike Gipson’s (D-Compton) foster care bill, AB 175, would allow 10-year-olds to review their foster care plans and require that all foster kids have prompt access to “reproductive and sexual health care,” including “gender-affirming health care and gender-affirming mental health care.” It also gives these at-risk children the right “[a]t any age, to consent to or decline services regarding contraception, pregnancy, and perinatal care, including, but not limited to, abortion services and health care services for sexual assault without the knowledge or consent of any adult.” The bill also requires foster parents to participate in training for cultural competency and sensitivity involving LGBTQ issues and to use names and pronouns preferred by the child – regardless of how it may conflict with their closely held religious beliefs or conscience.

AB 493 – LGBTQ Teacher In-Service Training
California schools are already required to have anti-bullying policies in place to respect all students.  Teachers are currently receiving such training. AB 493, sponsored by Sen. Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), requires all California public schools, including charter schools, to provide online in-service training to all teachers and certificated staff in grades 7-12, and adopt strategies to increase support for LGBTQ students. This will likely become on-site training if funding is provided for grants outlined in the bill and many schools are already implementing such training K-12.

The California Department of Education will develop the training materials, and active participation is required. Staff attendance will be tracked by the state. Teacher testimonies of their experiences in the training that is already occurring include shaming of traditional beliefs regarding sexuality and gender by the instructors. How pervasive this is will depend upon the school district.

CWA of California does not support the bullying of any student for any reason, and, we do not support requirements that teachers participate in training that conflicts with their closely-held religious beliefs or conscience and requires them to affirm such behavior. These two are not at odds, nor should they be seen as such.

ACR 99 – Resolution Denying Change Is Possible
Last year, CWA of California opposed AB 2943, which would have prohibited “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE) for adults (such therapy for minors was banned here in 2012 by SB 1172.) AB 2943 was pulled from consideration by the author, Asm. Even Low (D-San Francisco), before its final floor vote. He indicated he wanted to work with pastors and other members of the faith community who objected to the bill’s premise that counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction is deceptive or even harmful and hoped to find “common ground.”

This year, Asm. Low has introduced a resolution, ACR 99, that does not have the force of law, but makes untruthful claims—and may pave the way for stronger legislation next year. SOCE, or restorative therapy, generally involves talk therapy for unwanted desires, yet ACR 99 makes broad statements about the pejorative term “conversion therapy” being “ineffective, unethical and harmful.” Practices associated with that term have not been utilized by any professionals for decades. ACR 99 denies that thousands have experienced change using restorative therapy, essentially denying the transformative work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives.

Please Take Action: AB 175 and AB 493 will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee in August, and then likely head to the Assembly floor. Call your state senator and ask for a “no” vote on AB 175 and AB 493. Be sure to let him/her know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California. Find your state senator here.

ACR 99 will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 12. Please contact members of the committee (find them here) and ask them to oppose ACR 99. If passed, it will proceed to the Senate floor, so please also call your state senator and ask him or her to oppose the resolution.

Please pray with me!  We know prayer is a powerful force!
Please pray that the hearts of our California lawmakers would be open to Biblical truth, that they would vote not to further these efforts, but to stop them in their tracks. In so doing, they would save lives, protect precious children, preserve rights of conscience, and not oppose the work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives.

Thank you for making a difference with your prayers, action, and donations to our work in California!

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California

Thank You from CWA of California!

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Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!
Philippians 4:4

To all who have joined in the work of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California to protect and promote Biblical values in all levels of public policy, we send a heartfelt THANK YOU!  Your membership and donations are so appreciated as we use these funds for Christian advocacy at the state legislature, in our correspondence with local leaders, and supporting our Prayer/Action Chapters across the state with training, educational materials, and encouragement. May the Lord bless you and your family as we join our efforts to influence California for Christ!

In her book, Feisty and Feminine, CEO and President of CWA Penny Nance, calls women “to step forward as this generation’s Esthers, speaking the truth in love to a troubled nation.”

CWA of California’s goal is to establish Prayer/Action Chapters in every city across the state. Our chapters educate members on how to discuss the tough issues we are facing in today’s society; they equip our members to be influential in Christian advocacy, bringing Biblical principles to all levels of public policy. Most importantly, they pray and intercede for our national, state, and local officials to make wise decisions that reflect Godly principles, and to speak courageously in support of the sanctity of life, religious freedom, Biblical design of marriage, the gift of children, and more.

Please contact me if you would like to join or lead a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area. Don’t miss out on the joy of meeting with like-minded women and making a difference through prayer and action.

If you have friends you would like to introduce to CWA of California, consider hosting a Coffee Talk in your area. Our Coffee Talk events are a great way to learn more about CWA of California and the work we do here in the state. We talk about:

  • Current state and national legislation that relates to CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state and national level
  • Upcoming events
  • Public policy focused initiatives
  • Steps to join or lead a Prayer/Action Chapter

We have had multiple Coffee Talks this year, and the events been met with great enthusiasm. Last Thursday’s Coffee Talk event in Orange County was no exception. The event had an incredible impact on newcomers. All thanks go to CWA’s Southern Area Director Ruth Smith, host Sheri Miller, and other Orange County Prayer/Action Leaders, and to Amy West and CJ Moon for the important information and rich discussion about the current issues.  The Coffee Talk event brought a refreshing and encouraging understanding of hope in the midst of chaotic news headlines – equipping attendees with proactive ways to influence public policy.

Contact me if you would like more information about hosting a Coffee Talk in your area.

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,

Marlo Tucker
California State Director
Concerned Women for America

Another Great Coffee Talk Event

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Wonderful Coffee Talk & Fellowship!

We had a wonderful Coffee Talk event in Wildomar last week. We sang, we prayed, and we fellowshipped over delicious and comforting tea, coffee and cakes. Thanks to our Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, Linda Wallace, for organizing the event.

Area Director, Ruth Smith, and I met incredible prayer warriors! A new member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California proclaimed, “For many years, I was a Christian who was asleep about the issues affecting our community. Now, I’m awake, eager, and engaged – going to town hall meetings and being specific in prayer. Even my husband is speaking up in the workplace for Biblical values!  Praise God!”

Our Coffee Talk events are a great way to learn more about CWA of California and the work we do here in the state. We talk about:

  • Legislation about CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state and national level
  • Upcoming events
  • Public policy focused initiatives

Our next Coffee Talk is Thursday, June 13 in Orange County. Click here for event information. We invite you to join us if you live in or around Irvine. Please contact me if you would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area.

What a blessing to gather with the body of Christ to praise in thanksgiving for God’s love and mercy, to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord, and be productive and engaged in Christian advocacy for our state and nation.

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,
Marlo Tucker
CA State Director
Concerned Women for America

California Legislative Update

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“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8

Please join me in praying for and taking action on the following California legislative bills.

SB 24 will be on the state Senate floor for a vote soon. This bill will require campus clinics to provide chemical abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy to college students on the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) campuses. This abortion technique is terribly dangerous and has caused fatalities. Abortion clinics are within six miles of every UC/CSU campus, which is why former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill last year. This bill is harmful and completely unnecessary. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would sign the bill into law if it gets to his desk. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. Let your state senator know that UC / CSU health centers on campus should not be turned into abortion clinics.

AB 624 promotes abortion services to students who are underage in public schools (6th – 12th grade), including charter schools by advertising a sexual or reproductive hotline on the back of student IDs.  In other words, students could be carrying Planned Parenthood’s number right on their school ID!  An amendment was made so the bill will no longer apply to private schools, but all other schools are included. Sadly, AB 624 passed the State Assembly on May 9. It now moves to the state Senate. Contact your senator and encourage him/her to vote no on AB 624.

SB 673, Sen. Mike Morrell’s (R-District 23) excellent bill has been sidelined until January 2020. The measure will require that sex education be an “opt-in” for grades six and under and will bring transparency by requiring the curriculum to be fully available to parents online. Committee members wanted to make significant changes, so Sen. Morrell pulled the bill to gain more public support between now and January when it will be presented again.  No action is needed except to bring awareness that this bill is good for the community.

Take Action:

  1. Please call your state Senator and urge them to oppose SB 24 and AB 624. You can find your state senator here. Be sure to let him/her know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.
  1. Send this e-alert to friends and family.

God is good!  He is on the throne!  It’s encouraging to see in the state of Georgia that the heartbeat bill to protect babies from abortion once a heartbeat was detected became law!  Join me in prayer for our California legislators and governor to follow suit and pass bills that protect the sanctity of life!

Thank you for your prayers and action in bringing Biblical values into public policy.

In grace and truth,

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California

Easter Blessings and Legislative Update

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“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered,
they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus…
‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!’”
Luke 24:2-3, 5-6
Indeed, the power of the Lord’s resurrection power is being proclaimed all across California as Easter approaches. May you be refreshed this week as you meditate on all God has done through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Standing for Life
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California joined with 40 Days for Life to pray and fast for the protection of the unborn. Praise the Lord, 475 lives were saved across the country during this 40-day prayer vigil, March 6 to April 14.  God is faithful and is answering our prayers.March for Life in Orange County brought an astounding number of concerned women to pray and speak up for the unborn! I was invited to begin the March with encouraging words and prayer! Let me tell you, the sidewalks in front of Planned Parenthood were filled with men and women who were on fire to protect the rights of the unborn. A young gentleman introduced his wife to me and said, “Her mom wanted to abort her, but it went wrong. So, thankfully, she is here today, alive and well – and my wife!” Abortion takes away the rights of these little humans to grow up and pursue happiness and opportunity. The wife fervently told me how thankful she was for her own life spared.Help Us Oppose Pro-Abortion Bill SB 24
CWA of California is committed to protecting the unborn. The California legislature is again considering a requirement that all public university campuses provide medication abortion (RU-486) in their campus clinics. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the same bill last year as unnecessary, but its author, Connie Leyva (D-Chino) has reintroduced this dangerous mandate as SB 24. Medication abortions, which can be performed up to 10 weeks’ gestation, carry physical and emotional consequences – and this is not the mission of our Cal State and UC schools.SB 24 has already passed the Senate Health Committee by a 7-2 party-line vote. It now moves to the Senate Education Committee where passage is expected.

Regardless of the outcome, we must not be on record before God or man as being silent on this issue.

Take Action: Please contact the members of the Senate Education Committee and ask them to oppose SB 24. Also, please call your own state senator and ask him or her to oppose SB 24 should the bill come to the floor for a vote. Find your senator here. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California.

Rallying for Our Children
God is great!  His power is rising among the body of Christ in California!  I have seen the power of the Lord move in concerned parents opposing the proposed inappropriate and destructive curriculum frameworks.  The Sacramento Bee reported, “More than 200 protesters gathered at the Capitol on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to oppose the state’s plan for comprehensive sex education and lessons on gender fluidity in California public schools.” I was honored to be one of the speakers at the rally and included in a video clip within that rally.

Parents Should Have the Right to Access Any of Their Child’s Curriculum. Support SB 673!
We are so thankful to have a bill that we can SUPPORT that protects the rights of parents in education.

The author, Sen. Mike Morell (R-District 23), says this of the bill: “SB 673 is a simple and straightforward fix to current law that empowers parents of elementary age children to be actively engaged in their child’s instruction. It is needed because parents should have easy access to any curriculum – particularly on sensitive issues like sexual health – that their children may be taught in the classroom.”

Take Action:
SB 673 will be heard in committee on Wednesday, April 24, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol building located at 1315 10th St Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814. If you live in or around the Sacramento area, please consider attending the hearing and speaking in support of the bill. All you will need to do is wait for the supporters to line up at the end of Sen. Morrell’s remarks, state your name and that you support the bill. Simple!

CWA of California’s Quarterly Conference Call
Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference call number: 712-770-5253. Access code: 680147

Please join the call! We want to hear from you and to pray together over key cultural issues.

“The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.” Psalm 34:15

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California

CWA of California Issue Updates

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Together We Can Make an Even Greater Impact

PRAYER/ACTION CHAPTERS
Prayer/Action Chapters are booming statewide! Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Prayer/Action Chapters are the backbone of our organization. Undergirded with the power of prayer, members are united and mobilized to influence policy that affects faith and family throughout our state. Would you like to learn more about the issues that are impacting the culture, and then take that knowledge and put it into action? If so, a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter is the perfect place for you to get involved. If you are not currently involved in one of our chapters, I encourage you to contact me to join one in your area or to start one.

COFFEE TALKS
Dozens of women have gathered for our Coffee Talk events in Northern California and Southern California – both inland and coastal. CWA leaders talk about the tough issues related to current events and how they relate to the Word of God, equipping members with specific prayers and calls to action.  If we don’t speak up, who will?  Contact us if you’d like a Coffee Talk hosted in your area.

LIFE
On March 6, CWA of California joined in prayer vigils with 40 Days for Life at three abortion clinics. Prayers and songs were lifted up with Jeremiah 29:11 in mind, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Prayer is making a difference! Shortly after a prayer vigil near Sacramento, an abortion clinic closed.  A woman was counseled not to have an abortion in Orange County.  God is a God of healing.  He brings wholeness and peace to the pain of abortion.  The intercessory prayers of many, including those bearing the scars of abortion, covered abortion clinics in San Diego County.

The 40 Days for Life campaign continues through April 14 so consider joining one of the many prayer vigils.

EDUCATION
Over 2,000 comments were received by the California Department of Education regarding the health curriculum frameworks to be finalized in May 2019. A heartfelt thank-you to all who participated in the open comment period to oppose the proposed framework.

CWA of California joined with Informed Parents of California in the Sexxx Ed SitOut.  We helped mobilize thousands, resulting in empty classrooms, alerting school districts of parents’ opposition to such harmful sex ed curriculums pervaded with controversial information on sexual practices.

Stand Strong and Speak up for Biblical Values!
America is at a crossroads, and the morality of society hangs in the balance. As secular thought threatens the values we hold dear, we must stand for what’s right. CWA of California is on the front lines in the cultural war, but we cannot do it without your financial support.

Please consider giving to the work of CWA of California today. Click here to give to CWA of California online or you can send a check to CWA Records Correspondent, Tracey Beck

PO Box 1323, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.  Be sure to make your check payable to Concerned Women for America and write “California” in the memo line.

CWA of California appreciates your support. Thank you for standing strong for the values that are so quickly eroding across our state. It’s great to partner with you!

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Join us at the rally in Sacramento on March 28

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“… always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;
yet do it with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15

Dear Friends,

I am heading to the State Capitol in Sacramento this week to speak out against the dangerous and inappropriate proposed Health Education Framework for K-12th graders and address legislation on sexual education. I am honored to represent the thousands of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California members across this great state.

If you live in the Sacramento area, we would love to see you at the rally!  Be sure to let your family and friends know about the rally, too.  

Event details:
Date: March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: South Steps of the State Capitol
10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA 95814

Please pray for me and all those attending the rally for God’s will to be done through this event.  May the Holy Spirit soften minds and hearts of parents and guardians to receive the message and take courage to be involved in their children’s education, to speak life to their children, to affirm them in their identity in Christ Jesus, and to hold school districts accountable to represent our values.  Please pray for state officials’ eyes to be open to the detriment of our children’s future if harmful legislation prevails.  Finally, please pray for the Lord’s protection and peace as we boldly speak truth to power.  Thank you, friends.

Marlo Tucker
State Director
CWA of California