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4th of July Praise

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On behalf of Concerned Women for America of Maine, I wish you a happy 4th of July! I love the quote of Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

 

So, take time to celebrate our freedom this holiday with family, friends, neighbors, and community. Enjoy the parades, barbeques, and other activities that are uniquely American. And most importantly, praise God for the victories at the Supreme Court this session. Praise Him for the overturn of Roe v Wade, religious expression protections, and other important Constitutional issues.

 

Please Pray: Heavenly Father, freedom is a precious gift from You. We recognize that just as no government can give us freedom, no government can take it away because Your word in John 8:36 says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” We do thank you that we live in the land of the free because of the brave and because You have bestowed Your grace on America for over 200 years. We love You because You first loved us and have made known Yourself to us through Your Word. We praise You for Your many blessings on our country. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

 

Happy Independence Day!

 

Penny Morrell
State Director

 

PS: Quotable quote, “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom, I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance.” Written by John Adams, second president of the United States, on July 3, 1776.

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of Maine Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2022                                   

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Penny Morrell (207) 465-6015

  

Concerned Women for America of Maine
Applauds the SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

 

Belgrade, Maine – Maine stands ready to welcome women and unborn children. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine calls on our citizens, members of the Maine Legislature, and the Executive Branch to strongly support a culture of life that protects all. 

 

CWA of Maine State Director Penny Morrell, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision:

 

“The Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe, and now it is up to us, the people of Maine, to do our part. We must now work tirelessly to elect legislators and a governor who support the culture of life. We are pro-women, pro-babies, and pro-families. We support life from conception to natural death and pregnancy centers that help women make the best decision to keep their babies. Adoption and many other options are available that better serve families.

 

“The Dobbs decision will allow the citizens of Maine to debate and discuss this issue with their state legislators. Decisions about abortion going forward will be made by Mainers, not by judges. That is something worth celebrating!”

 

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Urgent: Calls Needed to Stop More Abortion Funding in Maine

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L.D. 811, sponsored by Sen. Catherine Breen (D-Cumberland), was amended last week and was retitled “An Act To Compensate Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Providers Fairly for Comprehensive Primary Care Delivery.” The bottom line for this bill: it funds more abortions.

We expect L.D. 811 to be voted on in the House and Senate quickly. Your immediate effort to kill this bill is needed.

Take Action

Call the following and ask them to oppose L.D. 811.

  • Your state legislators: House and Senate (listed alphabetically by town.) If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • Maine House Democrat Office: 207-287-1430; Maine House Republican Office: 287-287-1440; Maine Senate Republican Office: 207-287-1505; Maine Senate Democrat Office: 207-287-1515.

Be sure to forward this information to friends and family.

Please Pray: Heavenly Father, You create life, and only You have the right to take life. We ask that You show Your power and turn the hearts of the legislators to agree with You and support life from conception to natural death. We ask this in Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen.

Penny Morrell
State Director

CWA of Maine Participates in 40-Days for Life Kickoff Rally

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine’s State Director, Penny Morrell, joined other pro-life leaders and attendees at the annual 40-Days for Life kickoff rally on February 26 across the street from Maine Family Planning in Augusta. Penny, one of several speakers at the rally, discussed the dangers of chemical abortions to both baby and mother.

Click here to find out information on how you can participate in 40 Days for Life in Augusta.

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Update on State ERA

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UPDATE 2-8-2022
  1. 344, could possibly be voted on in the House and the Senate this week this Thursday, February 20, the same day as Gov. Mills State of the State, so your calls are needed today!

Take Action:  Contact your senator and representative. Ask them to oppose L.D. 344, the Equal Rights Amendment. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know. Find your lawmakers alphabetically by the town you live in as follows: Representative and Senator.


 

The state legislature is considering … again … passing a state-level Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This very dangerous amendment seeks to enshrine the guaranteed right to taxpayer-funded abortion access into Maine’s state constitution and impose the most radical consequences of the gender revolution. The Judiciary Committee held a hearing and work session on L.D. 344, this session’s version of the ERA. You can learn more about the dangers of an ERA here. In spite of very aggressive testimony against the bill, at the work session, it wasn’t even deliberated further. The chair took a vote 7-5 “ought to pass.” The bill’s sponsor said in testimony that “she wished we would listen to what she is saying.” We want her to listen to what we are saying and have said every time the bill has come before us. It is government of, for, and by the people! The sponsor also promised to bring this legislation back every session until it gets passed. Take Action:

  • Contact your senator and representative. Ask them to oppose L.D. 344, the Equal Rights Amendment. Find your lawmakers alphabetically by the town you live in as follows: Representative and Senator. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • Send this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Heavenly Father, You love life and tell us in Exodus 20:13 not to kill. You also tell us in Genesis 5:2 that you created male and female in Your own image. We pray today that You turn the hearts of the legislators to Your word, that they will respect life and your design for the family and oppose the ERA. We ask this in Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen Penny Morrell State Director

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State ERA is Back Again – Your Voice is Needed

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The state legislature is considering … again … passing a state-level Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This very dangerous amendment seeks to enshrine the guaranteed right to taxpayer-funded abortion access into Maine’s state constitution and impose the most radical consequences of the gender revolution.

The Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing via Zoom on the ERA legislation (L.D. 344) at noon on Tuesday, January 11. The public is permitted to provide oral or written testimony on the legislation. A simple testimony such as “I oppose L.D. 344” is sufficient. If you would like to add more to your testimony, you can learn more about the dangers of an ERA here.

How to submit testimony and watch the hearings:

  • Committees will not be receiving testimony at the State House complex at this time and will be conducting all meetings electronically. To provide oral testimony, sign up here no later than 30 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting. Registrations received after that time will be accepted at the discretion of the committee chairs. Submitting testimony in writing can be done at any time.
  • View committee meetings at mainelegislature.org or youtube.com/mainestatelegislature.

Take Action:

  • Email the members of the Judiciary Committee listed below my signature. Ask the members to oppose L.D. 344, the Equal Rights Amendment. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • In addition, consider providing oral or written testimony as a private citizen.
  • Send this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Heavenly Father, You love life and tell us in Exodus 20:13 not to kill. You also tell us in Genesis 5:2 that you created male and female in Your own image. We pray today that You turn the hearts of the legislators to Your word, that they will respect life and your design for the family and oppose the ERA. We ask this in Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen.

Penny Morrell
State Director


Judiciary Committee Members

Join us January 15 at Maine’s Right to Life Event

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Please mark your calendar and join Concerned Women for America of Maine and other pro-life Mainers as we participate in Maine’s Hands Around the Capitol Right to Life event commemorating the disastrous Roe v Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973.

Here are the event details:
Date: Saturday, January 15
Location: Augusta, Maine
Time:

  • 12:00 p.m. —Park and gather in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church, 41 Western Ave. Augusta, Maine
  • 12:15 p.m. —March to the Capitol building (signs provided or bring your own life-affirming homemade signs.) Assemble around the Capitol building. The Capitol Bell will ring 49 times, representing the number of years since Roe v. Wade was enacted.
  • 12:45 p.m.  —Return march to St. Mary’s Church parking lot.

Join us as we stand for life in Augusta on January 15. Let your voice and your presence be a statement that you support life.

Please forward this alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, we praise You for the victories in the pro-life movement across our land, and we in Maine commit not to stop standing for life as long as You give us breath. We thank You for the Texas and Mississippi cases before the U. S. Supreme Court and ask You for a positive outcome in these cases as we seek to end the scourge of abortion in our nation. In Jesus’ Name and for His sake.  Amen. 

Penny Morrell
State Director

An Historic Day at the Supreme Court

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine was represented at the Supreme Court of the United States prayer rally on December 1 for oral arguments of the pro-life case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Amber Corum, Melissa Stephens, and I were honored to be present to pray and hear from over 30 great pro-life organizations and speakers, including CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance, Abby Johnson, Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-Washington), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), and many more!

It was encouraging to see the thousands that God raised up, passionate for the sanctity of life. We estimated that much more than two-thirds of those present were pro-lifers. It was a joy and honor to pray together.

What’s next for Dobbs vs. Jackson? CWA will answer this question and update us on all things Dobbs in a webinar on Wednesday, December 8, at 2:00 EST. Learn more about the webinar and register here. Read CWA’s analysis of the case on our Dobbs page here.

Please Pray: While we await the court’s decision, please pray that the Justices will rule in favor of life. It’s time that we finally correct our egregious mistakes and end the greatest human rights violation in America.

To God be the glory.

Penny Morrell
State Director

Pro-Life Rally in Belgrade Lakes

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Pro-life leaders and pro-life supporters gathered at the gazebo in Belgrade Lakes to celebrate pro-life victories and to pray for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi state law that places strict limits on abortions after 15 weeks. Oral arguments on the Dobbs case will be heard at the Supreme Court of the United States on December 1. 

Concerned Women for America of Maine joined Christian Civic League of Maine Policy Director Mike McClellan, Wendy Merrill, Executive Director of 1st Choice Pregnancy Center in Waterville, Students For Life, and Mariah McCarron from West Virginia, all of who shared with attendees what is happening in the pro-life movement from their perspectives. 

We also had a surprising story from David Clinard, a respiratory therapist for over 35 years. He told about a life-changing event he experienced his very first year on the job. It was moving! During the event, a 19-year-old female interrupted one of our speakers to let the crowd know that she had an abortion and considered it the best thing for her to do so she could finish college. God was able to use this sad moment as Wendy Merrill stepped forward and asked the attendees to pray for this young woman. Science is changing the hearts and minds on the issue of life, and the pro-abortionists know it. 

We can’t give up. We must persevere. Our love for God causes us to do so.  We are His ambassadors, called by Him, and He has a purpose for each one of us. 

You can view the pro-life event below. 

Penny Morrell State Director

Stop Racist Critical Race Theory in Maine

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Radical liberal elitists have been hard at work co-opting local school boards and departments of education for years in order to spread their ideology. But parents and concerned citizens are waking up, speaking up, and fighting back against the Left’s extremist goals to indoctrinate and sexualize students in school systems across America, including here in Maine.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) has outlined some of the reasons why, as Christians, We Must Reject Critical Race Theory (CRT). You can also download our CRT Talking Points.

Here in Maine, the Gardiner school board is actively promoting CRT. The board has scheduled a public hearing for this coming Monday, July 12, at 4:30 p.m. But instead of holding an in-person public meeting, they have opted to move it to Zoom, citing concerns over COVID.

Call to Action!

#1. Attend a non-partisan grassroots sign holding event to speak out against CRT. Event details: Saturday, July 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 131 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME  04345. Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to receive your assignment of where you will be sign waving in downtown Gardiner. For more information, please contact me at the email or phone number listed in my signature.

#2. If you live in Gardiner, please contact the following people and respectfully ask them to pull CRT from all curricula.

  • Patricia Hopkins, Superintendent: (207) 582-5346 | pho[email protected]
  • Becky Fles, School Board Chair: (207) 582-5346
  • Angela Hardy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction: (207) 582-5346

#2. Forward this information to friends and family.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Please Pray: Dear Father, You are right when You say children are a gift from You. You loan them to us for a little while to teach them Your ways before they go out into the world.  Please help us as parents and grandparents to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of You and be aware of what they are being taught in America’s schools. We are responsible for the education of our children. May we do it as unto You and not allow our government or any ideology contrary to You to do it.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen

Thank you.
Penny Morrell
State Director
[email protected]
(207) 465-6015

Make a Difference for Life – Read How

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I am asking you to make two phone calls today to let your state senator and state representative know you want them to defend life. The following bills were scheduled to be voted on, but were tabled:

  • LD 851 would require women to be informed their abortion can be reversed after taking the abortion pill
  • LD 748 and 915 would stop tax-funded abortions in Maine
  • LD 825 would ensure women are informed of options and alternatives.

Take Action!

  1. Call the Maine House at 287-1400 and tell the operator your name and your town. Ask them to leave a message for your state representative. The message is very simple: Please defend life and vote for LD’s 851, 748, 915, and 825.
  2. Call the Maine Senate at 287-1540 and tell the operator your name and your town. Ask them to leave a message for your state senator. The message is very simple: Please defend life and vote for LD’s 851, 748, 915, and 825.

Please call as soon as you are able. Forward this information to family and friends.

Thank you.

Penny Morrell
State Director

Lawmaker Appreciation Day Event a Great Success!

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Many pro-life and conservative lawmakers visited Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine’s tables outside the Capitol building on Wednesday, June 9, at the Lawmaker Appreciation Day. CWA of Maine was one of several organizations that shared information with our state lawmakers about our support of pending pro-life legislation in these last days of the 130th session. It was wonderful to be able to see and speak to these legislators in person rather than virtually, which is the only way we have been able to lobby this year.

Take Action

  • Contact your House and Senate members of the Maine Legislature and ask them to support important pro-life legislation. The five bills CWA of Maine is actively working on are listed below my signature line. Click House of Representatives and Senate to find your representative and senator alphabetically listed by town with their contact information.
  • Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  • Forward this information to friends and family.

Please pray: Dear Father, we are so grateful for our pro-life legislators who are willing to take a stand for life no matter how many obstacles come their way. We are thankful for men and women who have had the courage to sponsor many bills that honor You.  Please bless them in these last days of the session to continue to stand tall and strong for You and give them the wisdom and knowledge to make compelling arguments for the passage of good bills when they come to the House and Senate floor.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Penny Morrell
State Director


L.D. 748, An Act to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.
L.D. 851, An Act To Ensure Women Are Informed of Abortion Pill Reversal.
L.D. 915, An Act To Conform State Law to the Federal Hyde Amendment
L.D. 825, An Act To Ensure Equality in Women’s Health Care Access in Maine by Requiring Facilities Providing Abortions To Inform Patients of Options and Alternatives” and
L.D. 1225, Title: An Act To Provide Dignity for Fetal Remains.

June 9 – Appreciation Day for State Legislators

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Maine’s legislative session is wrapping up soon for this year, and what a year it has been!  Because of COVID-19, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine could not go into the Hall of Flags for our annual “Respect Life” day at the Capitol.  So, the Pro-Life Coalition, last minute, has the wonderful idea of having an event outdoors to give the lawmakers a break. We know how long the days can be at this time in the session, and many bills will be debated in the House and Senate before they adjourn this month. We want to help pro-life lawmakers make their cases for passage of good life bills at the same time as we encourage opponents to support life legislation.

With this in mind, we will host an event outside between the Capitol and the Cross Office Building in Augusta from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. this Wednesday, June 9.  We are inviting lawmakers to visit us.  Coffee and refreshments will be available, and we will have the opportunity to share our lobbying efforts this session with them and ask them to support the life bills soon to come before them for a vote.

 Take Action!

  • Contact your House and Senate members of the Maine Legislature and ask them to support important pro-life legislation. The five bills CWA of Maine is actively working on are listed below my signature line. Click House of Representatives and Senate to find your representative and senator alphabetically listed by town with their contact information.
  • Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  • Pray for success for us on June 9 as we encourage lawmakers to support the good pro-life legislation.
  • Forward this information to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, please lay on the hearts of the citizens of Maine to stand for life by engaging with their legislators on important pro-life bills. We also pray for the hearts of our legislators that they will value life as you do. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

“Whenever GOD determines to do a great work, HE first sets HIS people to pray.” Charles H. Spurgeon.

Penny Morrell
State Director


Please ask your legislators to support these bills. You can read more about these bills here.

L.D. 748, An Act to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.

L.D. 851, An Act To Ensure Women Are Informed of Abortion Pill Reversal.

L.D. 915, An Act To Conform State Law to the Federal Hyde Amendment

L.D. 825, An Act To Ensure Equality in Women’s Health Care Access in Maine by Requiring Facilities Providing Abortions To Inform Patients of Options and Alternatives” and

L.D. 1225, Title: An Act To Provide Dignity for Fetal Remains.

Let’s Thank Maine’s Pro-Life Legislators!

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Though pro-life legislators in Maine were in the minority during the recent legislative session, thankfully, it did not deter them from introducing much-needed pro-life legislation. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine is grateful for legislators who champion life, and we want to thank them for their boldness and courage.

As you know, we often ask you to contact legislators to oppose or support legislation. However, this time, we are asking you to reach out to our heroic pro-life legislators and thank them for bringing forward pro-life bills this session.

Take Action

  1. Call, email, or write to the legislators listed below my signature who sponsored pro-life legislation this session that CWA lobbied for on behalf of our members. I have noted the bill name that each legislator sponsored along with their contact information. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  2. Forward this information to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, thank You for these courageous pro-life legislators who, even being in the minority, still were willing to take a stand for truth and life. It is an honor to engage our culture for Your glory.  We leave the victory up to You because You’re Sovereign and we praise and trust You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine


(This is not an exhaustive list of legislators who sponsored pro-life bills. Those listed below are legislators whose bills CWA of Maine actively lobbied for and supported.)

L.D. 748, “An Act To Remove Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Abortions Not Covered by Medicaid”
Rep. Kathy Irene Javner (R-Chester)
[email protected]
131 Pea Ridge Road, Chester, ME 04457
Home: (207) 290-1321

L.D. 851, “An Act To Ensure Women Are Informed of Abortion Pill Reversal”
Rep. Abigail W. Griffin (R-Levant)
[email protected]
1 Raymond Nelson Lane, Levant, ME 04456
Cell: (207) 403-3671

L.D. 1225, “An Act To Provide Dignity for Fetal Remains by Requiring Their Interment or Cremation”
Sen. Scott Cyrway (R-Kennebec)
[email protected]
Address: 463 Benton Road, Albion, ME 04910
Home: (207) 437-7787 or (207) 485-1308
State House: (207) 287-1505

L.D. 825, “An Act To Ensure Equality in Women’s Health Care Access in Maine by Requiring Facilities Providing Abortions To Inform Patients of Options and Alternatives”
Sen. Trey Stewart (R-Aroostook)
[email protected]
Address: 312 State Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
State House: (207) 287-1505

L.D. 915, “An Act To Conform State Funding to the Federal Hyde Amendment Limiting Funding for Some Abortion Services”
Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor)
[email protected]
P.O. Box 121, Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Cell: (207) 460-6967

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May 18 is Pro-Life Tuesday in the State Legislature

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The Judiciary Committee of the Maine legislature will hear several life bills this coming Tuesday, May 18. The bills listed below will be heard on the same day by the same committee. Concerned Women for America of Maine will be testifying on behalf of our members, and I also want to encourage you, as a private citizen, to make your voice heard on these good pro-life bills.

  • L.D. 748, An Act to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.
  • L.D. 851, An Act To Ensure Women Are Informed of Abortion Pill Reversal.
  • L.D. 915, An Act To Conform State Law to the Federal Hyde Amendment
  • L.D. 825, An Act To Ensure Equality in Women’s Health Care Access in Maine by Requiring Facilities Providing Abortions To Inform Patients of Options and Alternatives” and
  • L.D. 1225, Title: An Act To Provide Dignity for Fetal Remains.

To learn more about the bills, click on the link for a bill, and then click on the blue menu to the left entitled “bill text and other docs.”

Talking points for a short testimony:

  • You are opposed to paying for abortion;
  • You want women to have all available information on abortion pill reversal for their protection;
  • The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal Medicaid funding for abortions except in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for abortion.
  • You want women to know all options and alternatives to abortion, and
  • You want aborted babies to be cremated or buried, not sold or used for experimentation.

Take Action
#1. Write a brief testimony (1-2 sentences is OK) and submit it to the Judiciary Committee following these instructions:

Click here to submit your testimony.  Choose public hearings, choose Judiciary Committee, choose May 18, choose 9:00 a.m. Select the bills you want to address, one at a time, check whether you want to present testimony live or written, and submit each one individually. Once you have done this, your written testimony will be received by the members of the Judiciary Committee, and you are done.  If you choose to testify using your written testimony, you will receive a Zoom link from the committee clerk to attend the Zoom hearing on May 18.

#2. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, You are the giver of all life, and we ask for Your favor on the State of Maine and move on the hearts of the legislators to vote in favor of life. We praise You for these Godly servant legislators who have taken a stand for life.  Please guide and direct us to stand for You with them in the public square for life. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Penny Morrell
State Director

Protect our Constitutional Republic – Keep the Electoral College!

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L.D. 1384, a bill to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, will be heard before the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee this Tuesday, May 11, at 9:00 a.m. The National Popular Vote movement is intended to get rid of the Electoral College, which would be bad for Maine because of our low population numbers compared to other states. You can read additional information about L.D. 1384 below my signature.

Our form of government is a constitutional republic. The word “democracy” is not found in our Pledge of Allegiance or the U.S. Constitution. We elect people to make decisions in government for us. If we don’t approve of their vote, we can elect someone else in the next election.

The Founders were careful to guard against a direct democracy or the majority rule because it doesn’t protect the minority. nThe Electoral College is a safeguard against the tyranny of the majority. Learn more about the importance of the Electoral College here.

Take Action!

  1. Contact Karen Montell, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee clerk, and ask her to communicate to the members of the committee that you oppose L.D. 1384. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine, let Karen know when you call.
  2. Optional: As a private citizen, not a member of CWA of Maine, you can submit written and/or oral testimony. Click here to register to give testimony.
  3. Forward this information to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the freedom and privilege to participate in our government as Maine citizens. We pray today for the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee members that they will seek Your face and trust Your wisdom when voting on important bills. Father, we pray for the Church to rise up in our state and nation and protect this country You so graciously bestowed on us. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you for your commitment to take action on this bill.

Penny Morrell
State Director


More on L.D. 1384:
L.D. 1384 repeals ranked-choice voting in general elections for President of the United States and instead proposes to adopt an interstate compact to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote. Under the compact, the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia is elected President. Under the compact, all of a state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill takes effect only if enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes, that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President, which is 270 of 538.

Judiciary Committee Needs to Hear From You!

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Two important bills will be heard in the Judiciary Committee this Thursday, May 6, and our state legislators need to hear from you.

The first bill is L.D. 1401, a bill that would promote fairness in women’s sports. Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females. Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information on this issue.

The second bill is L.D. 1238, a bill that would prohibit men identifying as women to be admitted in women’s single-sex shelters. Women in desperate and vulnerable circumstances whose public voice is barely a whisper should not be forced to shower and share intimate quarters with biological men.

Concerned Women for America of Maine strongly support both of these bills, and we are asking you to make your voices heard.  As State Representative Heidi Sampson (R-District 21) so eloquently put it at the rally held at the State House this week, “We can’t do this alone. We need all of you to make your voices heard because we are in the minority and need your help.”

Take Action

  • Contact the members of the Judiciary Committee and ask them to support L.D. 1401 and L.D. 1238. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let the committee members know.
  • Contact Judiciary Clerk Susan Pinette if you wish to testify via Zoom or send a written testimony as a private citizen. You will be supplied with a link to the Zoom session upon reaching out to the judiciary clerk.
  • Forward this information to friends and family and ask them to do the same.

Please Pray: Dear Father, women, placed in shelters because of abuse by males must have the protection they seek and not be forced to share bathrooms and sleeping spaces with those of the opposite sex. Girls who work hard in athletic competitions should not be mandated to compete with men identifying as women. Please shine Your light on our culture and raise up Your people to stand up for You in the public square and protect women and girls. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

No one should put their faith in politics alone to solve America’s many problems, but without Christian engagement in the public square, things will undoubtedly get worse. Thank you so much for standing with us and helping lawmakers hear all sides of issues important to us.

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Maranatha!
Penny Morrell
State Director

Join Us in Augusta for the National Day of Prayer

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine invites you to join us for a time of worship and prayer for our country, state, communities, and leaders at the National Day of Prayer event this coming Thursday, May 6, in Augusta. Prayer is as important today as it was in our country’s beginnings. Just as our Founding Fathers sought God’s guidance and wisdom, we want to do the same.

Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, May 6
Time: Noon
Location: At the Capitol between the Maine State Museum and the Capitol Building. The address to locate this area is 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine.

Seating is limited, so we encourage you to bring a chair.

Click here to find other NDP events in Maine.

Be sure to share this event with friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, You have been God of our nation and have blessed it for over 200 years because our laws reflected Your Word. We ask for forgiveness as we have slowly drifted away from You and Your ways and have brought on this nation disgrace and loss of blessing.  We pray for revival. May the National Day of Prayer gatherings here in Maine and across this nation be the beginning of a new resolve to follow You in all Your ways and make You Lord again. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

2 Cor. 3:17: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

Penny Morrell
State Director


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Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more a

Protect Voter Integrity with Voter ID

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We all have a stake in protecting election integrity at every level in our nation. Our constitutional rights and liberties depend on the zealous protection of free and fair elections.

Recently, Concerned Women for America (CWA) completed a scorecard on election integrity for each state based on three important areas: (1) voter identification, (2) absentee/mail-in ballots, and (3) absentee ballot verification. Maine’s Election Integrity Rating (EIR) is 44%.

The Maine legislature has an opportunity to increase our EIR by passing two critical bills that pertain to voter ID: LD 557 that would require photographic identification for the purpose of voting, and LD 1083 that would create a voter identification system.

These two bills are scheduled before the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 7. Private citizens can submit testimony for the bill here. You may either submit testimony and/or submit testimony and speak on it when you are called on by the Chairman if you are on the Zoom meeting.

Take Action!

  • Contact the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee members and ask them to support LD 557 and LD 1083. Contact information for each committee member is below my signature.
  • Let your Representative and Senator know you support the bills. You will find your legislators listed alphabetically by the town in which you live.
  • If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, be sure to let them know.
  • Forward this e-mail to friends and family and ask them to do the same.

Please Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity to address our lawmakers in the free country we live in and for holding us accountable for keeping it free. May Your people answer the call to take action to preserve the integrity of our voting system in our state. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

May God bless your work keeping our voter process honest, fair, and legal. God bless! 

Penny Morrell
State Director


Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee Members
Senator Louis Luchini, Chairman e-mail: [email protected]
Senator Brad Farrin e-mail: [email protected]
Senator Craig Hickman e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Christopher Caiazzo, Chairman e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Patrick Corey e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Josanne Dolloff e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Matthew Harrington e-mail: [email protected]
Representative MaryAnne Kinney e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Jay McCreight e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Morgan Rielly e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Laura Supica e-mail: [email protected]
Representative John Tuttle e-mail: [email protected]
Representative Barbara Wood e-mail: [email protected]