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Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania March for Life!

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 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

 

Share the truth, joy, goodness, and beauty of life by joining Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania and thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state at the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania  March for Life on October 16, 2023.

 

Let’s show the nation once again that Pennsylvania wants to see laws that reflect a culture of life. Every human life has dignity inside and outside of the womb. Every unborn child is a wonder! Both mom, dad, unborn child, and born child have value, are priceless, and have been bought with an unmatched price through the blood of Jesus Christ.

 

CWA of Pennsylvania is proud to march with each of you in this new Dobbs era, for we know our job is not done yet! We are watching the landscape of abortions change in our nation. Chemical abortions are on the rise within our state, while mobile abortion units may soon come to a community near you. Pro-life leaders and pregnancy resource centers that provide tangible care are being attacked.   

 

Abortion is now a state matter, so now more than ever, we need to remain committed to the conviction that unborn babies are made in the image of God and, as such, deserving of the rights God has given to all people. That is why I am asking you to join us Monday, October 16, in Harrisburg as we march to protect the most vulnerable and let the women of Pennsylvania know they are not alone! Make sure you save the date and keep looking for more details to come your way.

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

New Prayer/Action Chapter Coming to Montoursville

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I am very excited to announce the kick-off meeting for CWA of Pennsylvania’s newest Prayer/Action Chapter in Montoursville to be held on Tuesday, February 28.

No doubt you are as concerned as I am about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation today. Most people want to work to create a better nation for our children and grandchildren but are unsure of the steps to take.
 

That’s why Robin Clark and Stephanie Bigelow became involved as Prayer/Action Chapter Co-Leaders and why we invite you to join them at the kick-off meeting. The Montoursville Prayer/Action Chapter will meet once a month to educate one another on one of CWA’s seven core issues and then pray and take action on the issue(s). Join Robin, Stephanie, and me and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals. If you are unable to attend the first meeting, be sure to contact Robin and Stephanie and ask to be put on their email list for future meetings.

 

Here are the details:
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA presentation, prayer, and fellowship. 
When:  Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Montoursville, PA.

RSPV: Contact Robin Clark or Stephanie Bigelow at [email protected] or
570-435-1440 to RSVP and for the meeting location. RSVP by Monday, February 27

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend!
 

If you do not live in the Montoursville area but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please reach out to me today. I will be happy to assist you.  
 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Feisty & Feminine Book Study – Join Us!

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As a conservative woman, do you have the
desire to make a difference in the culture?
Do you feel isolated in your views,
and do you wonder if anyone else is as concerned as you?

We cannot allow the extreme feminist agenda to define what a conservative woman is. Modern feminism is destructive to women, families, and our country, so we need to be equipped to speak out against this radical narrative while maintaining our inherent femininity.

 

That is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is launching the “Feisty & Feminine Zoom Book Study” beginning in February! Feisty & Feminine was written by CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance. You can read more about the book here.

This informative study will encourage women to stand up, to be heard, and to make a difference in our culture. Participants will be taught how to engage our culture intellectually and respectfully. When we speak with facts, rather than emotion, we win.

REGISTER HERE for the “Feisty & Feminine Book Study” today! 

 

Here are the details:

When:  Last Thursday of every month. Begins on February 23 and ends on June 29.  

Time:   6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Place:   From the comfort of your home or office

Cost:    $10.00. Covers the cost of the book and shipping

 

PLEASE NOTE:  To receive your book in time, register by Thursday, February 16. Send your $10 check made payable to “Concerned Women for America” and mail it to:

CWA of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 604
Jersey Shore, PA 17740

 

I hope you will join us! Together, our voice will be one of courage and purpose. Through this study, we will serve future generations by the difference we make and the example we set by standing courageously for the ideals in which we believe.

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

Join us! Pre-session prayer walk in Harrisburg

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Join Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania as we walk the halls of the State Capitol and pray for the upcoming legislative session that begins January 3, 2023.

 

Now more than ever, our state legislators need our prayers. We, as believers, are commanded to pray for those in authority. I truly believe that prayer moves the hand of God and He wants to hear the cries of His people. What a great opportunity to pray for those whose decisions impact our daily lives.

 

I hope you can join me on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Please RSVP by Monday, January 2, at [email protected] so I know to expect you.

 

Much happens when we pray,

 

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

 

 

Giving Thanks

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever. 
1 Chronicles 16:34

 

With the arrival of November and the soon celebration of Thanksgiving all across this great nation of ours, it is only fitting that I express my deep gratitude for you, and our CWA members.

 
2022 has been an amazing year of opportunity for Concerned Women of America (CWA) in Pennsylvania. This open door in Pennsylvania allows us to engage with our elected officials through the building of relationships as a result of prayer, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and work in the field. The Lord has made a way to increase awareness that CWA of Pennsylvania desires to educate on the issues, pray over the issues, and act on those issues. Our CWA of Pennsylvania Prayer Action Chapter Leaders across the state have received excellent training and are committed to making a difference in their individual communities due to your prayers and financial investment in our organization.

 

This Thanksgiving season, I am reminded of one of my favorite scriptures found in Philippians 4:6 -7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  

 

I would enjoy hearing from you during this Thanksgiving season. Feel free to reach out to me via email at [email protected] or give me a call at (570) 567-4171.

 
Giving thanks for you,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Pennsylvania

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard monthly until the conclusion of the twelve month session.

The Pennsylvania Legislature

The Pennsylvania legislature is in session from January through December and consists of 203 House members and 50 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!

Sign up by contacting CWA of Pennsylvania at (570) 567-4171 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Updates! Join us at the Pennsylvania Annual March for Life

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The 2nd Annual Pennsylvania March for Life is less than one month away! Join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania and thousands of pro-life individuals from around the state in Harrisburg Monday, September 19.  Let’s celebrate life together at the first post-Roe March for Life!  

 

CWA of Pennsylvania had a strong presence at last year’s march (see pics below), and I would love for you to meet up and march with us this year. Drop me an email if you plan to attend, and I will send a meet-up location as the event draws closer.

 

Event Details:
Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 11:00 a.m. — Rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol (Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg)  Noon — Pennsylvania March for Life begins.

 

Download a printable map outlining the day’s events. This map and additional event details are also available here

 

Signs: We will provide signs, or you can bring life-affirming homemade signs.

 

Bus transportation: We estimate at least 100 buses are already planning to attend the Pennsylvania March for Life!  To see if a bus is leaving from your area, please contact Tina Brumagen at [email protected].

 

Volunteers: With a rally and march this big, we’re in need of a variety of volunteers to assist with parking, security, set-up, tear-down, bus greeters, and for people to guide the marchers along the route!  Here is a Volunteer Form available for anyone interested in helping the Pennsylvania March for Life in one or more volunteer opportunities. 

 

Please make plans to attend. The March for Life is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for life and to send a message that Pennsylvanians want strong pro-life legislation passed in the state. I hope to see YOU there!

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

Gov. Wolfe Insults Female Athletes

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Now that the Pennsylvania Legislature is in recess until September, I wanted to update you on the Women’s Sports Act and remind you about the upcoming Pennsylvania March for Life.

 

Women’s Sport Act

As promised, Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) vetoed HB972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. This bill would have provided a fair playing field for female athletes by banning biological boys identifying as girls from participating in girls’ sports at the K-12 and college levels. Gov. Wolf’s veto insults every Pennsylvania girl working to excel in her sport. Women’s sports should not be open to just anyone, and we will continue to stand up for the rights, safety, and privacy of female athletes. Since supporting women in sports is historically a bipartisan position, my question is, why doesn’t Gov. Wolf want to protect women?

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania has been at the center of the fight to stand for the truth about the sexes and to save women’s sports. We are standing up for the rights of female athletes, and we will not back down. We sincerely thank the Pennsylvania Legislature for standing on the side of female athletes and passing the legislation. We are also grateful to each of you who made calls, sent emails, and texts on the bill. You can read more about our efforts to fight for female athletes here and here.

 

Other State Legislation

CWA of Pennsylvania is actively representing our Pennsylvania members during the state legislative session on many important issues. Click here to keep up-to-date on our legislative priorities for the session.

 

Pennsylvania March for Life – Monday, September 19

Join us at the second annual March in Harrisburg – where we will be the first state to March for Life in a post-Roe America! Click here for all the details.

 

Thank you for standing in the gap for life, liberty, and freedom! You are needed.

 

From knees to feet,

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

Roe vs. Wade is Overturned! CWA of Pennsylvania Responds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
June 24, 2022                                                     

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Dilonna Coran (570)-567-4171  

  

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

 

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania – Now that the Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it is up to the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to do our part. Pennsylvania stands ready to welcome women and unborn children.

 

CWA of Pennsylvania State Director Dilonna Coran, speaking for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, has this to say concerning the Supreme Court decision:

 

“Every child deserves the right to life. Roe was wrong from the start. Today’s significant decision is welcomed after decades of pro-life activism. Individual states are now finally free to protect life. 

 

“Unfortunately, nothing will immediately change for Pennsylvanians. The fight for women and children now goes to a different level. The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1989 keeps abortion legal up to six months of pregnancy. In post-Roe, Pennsylvania could become a destination state for those seeking an abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, people driving to Pennsylvania seeking an abortion will increase by over 1,000 percent.

 

“It is up to the citizens of this great Commonwealth to do our part. We must work tirelessly to elect legislators and a governor who support the culture of life and who will pass life-affirming legislation.”

 

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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.

Save Women’s Sports Passes State Senate

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State Legislature Protects Female Athletes

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania represented your voice on Tuesday, June 7, in Harrisburg, lobbying for passage of the women’s sports bill and participating in a press conference hosted by our ally Pennsylvania Family Institute. You can read my press statement here and view my press remarks below. 

 

Read coverage in the Philadelphia Tribune.

 

Because of your calls, emails, and texts, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (SB 1191, the Senate version of HB 972). Because two versions of the bill were passed, SB 1191 will be sent to the House for consideration. We will update you soon on the next steps for the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

 

You can read my previous updates on the bills here, here, and here.o

Pro-Life Day of Action: Wednesday, June 1

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“Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.” I Chronicles 28:20

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is joining the statewide pro-life community for a Day of Action for Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. We are asking everyone to contact their State Senator and urge them to vote “YES” to pass the Constitutional Life Amendment, SB956, before the state budget is passed this June.

 

CWA of Pennsylvania continues to strongly support the Pennsylvania Constitutional Life Amendment. SB956 is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania stating that there is no right to abortion or funding for an abortion. Current Pennsylvania law does not permit taxpayer funding for most abortions, and we want to keep it that way. 

 

Supporting this bill protects the life of every unborn child from conception to birth, keeps our abortion laws from being struck down, will maintain our current laws, and allow our state to enact future pro-life laws to protect the health and life of women and their pre-born children. 

 

Please email, tweet, or call your State Senator on Wednesday, June 1 and ask them to defend life and vote YES on SB956, the Life Amendment. Now is the time to act and make a difference! 

 

A simple breakdown of the amendment process for SB956 is below my signature.

 

The Life Amendment currently awaits action by the full Pennsylvania Senate before moving to the State House. It is critical this bill pass in both chambers in June to follow state law and allow time to advertise the constitutional amendment ahead of next year’s new legislative session. 

 

We cannot allow the abortion industry to force taxpayer funding of abortion and allow the Pennsylvania courts to change our abortion laws. We must pass the Life Amendment!

 

A win for the abortion industry in this lawsuit would:

  • Force taxpayer funding of abortion.
  • Jeopardize all current pro-life laws such as parental consent for minors, 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, and no regular inspection of abortion facilities.
  • Manufacture a right to abortion in our state constitution by an activist court that sides with the abortion industry demands.
  • Cause Pennsylvania to become one of the most extreme abortion states in our nation, legalizing abortion right up until birth

 

TAKE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to pass the Life Amendment, SB956. Pennsylvania taxpayers should not be forced to pay for abortions!

 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

 

Please pray for your State Senator by name, asking for boldness, wisdom, and protection.

 

God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director


Life Amendment process:

The abortion industry will seek to accomplish its abortion agenda through the courts when it cannot move its agenda through legislation. There is a lawsuit before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that argues taxpayers should fund abortion and invents the right to an abortion in our Pennsylvania Constitution.

 

The Constitutional Life Amendment (SB 956) must be approved by both chambers, in identical form, in the 2022-2023 legislative session. If passed, it will go to the voters in a statewide ballot referendum in the fall of 2023. The beauty of a constitutional amendment is it takes the issue to the voters, does not need the Governor’s signature, and cannot be vetoed.  

Pennsylvania: Help Us Ensure Election Integrity in 2022

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The 2022 elections are upon us, and we need your help to ensure that every eligible vote counts in Pennsylvania! Here are ways to engage:

  1. Serve as challengers and watchers during early voting and on Election Day. Click here for information on qualifications and how to apply.
  2. Serve as poll workers. Learn how to become a poll worker here. Register for the online poll worker training here. Use can also use the poll worker lookup tool to find information on being a poll worker in your community, including requirements, hours, pay, training, and more.
  3. Ensure Pennsylvanians are registered to vote. We have made it easy for you. Download our Conducting a Voter Registration Drive: Instructions and helpful tips.
  4. e an informed voter by checking out CWALAC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress-First Session and iVoterGuide.

Other helpful links:

Election Dates

Primary Election
May 2, 2022 – Voter registration deadline
May 10, 2022 – Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot
May 17, 2022 – Election date
Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

General Election
October 24, 2022 – Voter registration deadline
November 1, 2022 – Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot
November 8, 2022 – Election Date
Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Additional information on election dates.

Thank you for making a difference in Pennsylvania!

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Women’s Sports Bill Moves to Senate! Action Needed Today!

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.”  Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania continues to be your voice at the Capitol on this very important issue, and we were present for the vote. You can read my press release here and more about HB 972 here.

The bill is now in the Senate. Far-left activists continue to aggressively oppose the bill. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” will prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Senator through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s Standing With Female Athletes page for timely resources on this issue. Read CWA’s Fact Sheet – Protect Women’s Sports. 

Please pray for your State Senator by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection.

From Knees to Feet,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2022
Contact: Dilonna Coran
570-567-4171                                                 

Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature
House votes to protect women

 Washington, DC. – Today, Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), and Dilonna Coran, CWA’s Pennsylvania State Director, praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for voting to protect women’s rights to fair play in sports.

Lia Thomas, a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, who is a biological male, has drawn national attention to the issue of men competing in women’s sports. Thomas has set records competing against girls, including in the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. 

“Concerned women across the country proudly stand with Pennsylvania legislators who voted today to protect female athletes from being sidelined in their own sports,” said Dilonna Coran. “The injustice and hostility of the University of Pennsylvania against its own female swimmers is indefensible, heartbreaking, and nothing short of sexual harassment and discrimination.

“We are proud of Pennsylvania House Members who were courageous in this vote and we urge swift passage by the Pennsylvania Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf to do the right thing for women’s equality and sign the bill.”

In March, CWALAC filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV against the University of Pennsylvania for its discrimination against women.  

CWALAC is leading the charge to save women’s sports.

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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

Save Women’s Sports Webinar – Watch Recording

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, a leader in the girls’ sports issue in Pennsylvania, hosted its Saving Women’s Sport webinar on March 31. Guested speakers included: 

  • Mario Diaz, Esq. CWA’s Legal Counsel
  • State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199), Sponsor of HB 972, Save Women’s Sports
  • State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), Co-sponsor of HB 972
  • Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America
  • Dilonna M. Coran, State Director
  • Kriste Tira, Chapter Coordinator
  • Colleen Campbell-Miller, Chapter Leader, Bucks County Prayer/ Action Chapter

Watch the recording below.

Female swimmer

Women’s Sports Bill is Moving! Action Needed Today!

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By a 15-9 vote, the House Education Committee voted HB 972, “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” out of committee, and Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania was present for the vote. The bill now advances to the House floor for a full vote. You can read more about HB 972 here.

Far left activists are aggressively opposing the bill and are working hard to intimidate legislators from supporting it. Engage today to help stop their efforts!

The “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (HB 972) will prohibit biological men from competingon women’s scholastic sports teams. It would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Representative through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect women’s sports. Girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.

Be sure to share this information with like-minded family and friends.

Please pray for your state representative by name. Pray for boldness and wisdom, and protection. Pray for the bill sponsor, Rep. Barbara Gleim, and the co-sponsors of this bill as they lead the fight on this issue. Keep them strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks.

PS: We are hosting our Save Women’s Sport webinar tonight, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. Details about the webinar and the registration link can be found here.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Left picture (L-R): CWA of Pennsylvania State Director, Dilonna Coran, bill sponsor Rep. Barbara Gleim, CWA of Pennsylvania Chapter Coordinator, Kriste Tera.

Right picture (center): bill co-sponsor Rep.Stephanie Borowicz.

 

Protecting Female Athletes in Pennsylvania

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Last Friday, Concerned Women for America (CWA) filed a formal Civil Rights Complaint under Title IX with the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) for refusing to protect the rights of college female athletes under federal law. On that same day, UPenn’s transgendered male athlete, Lia Thomas, stole first place in the 500-yard freestyle race beating out true female athletes.

I am excited to announce that CWA’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, will be joining our all-star lineup of speakers for our March 31 Saving Women’s Sport webinar. Mario will discuss the Civil Rights Complaint and what it could mean for female athletes in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Joining Mario will be the sponsor and co-sponsor of Pennsylvania’s Save Women’s Sports bill, State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199) and State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76).

Mario Diaz, Esq.
State Rep.
Barbara Gleim
State Rep.
Stephanie Borowicz
Annabelle Rutledge

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania, a leader on the girls’ sports issue in the state, invites you to our Saving Women’s Sport webinar on March 31, hosted by our Bucks County Prayer/Action Chapter. You will receive updates on the girls’ sports bill from the bill sponsors and walk away with action items on how you can engage on the issue.

Guest speakers for the webinar include:

  • Mario Diaz, Esq. CWA’s Legal Counsel
  • State Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-District 199), Sponsor of HB 972, Save Women’s Sports
  • State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-District 76), Co-sponsor of HB 972
  • Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America
  • Dilonna M. Coran, State Director
  • Kriste Tira, Chapter Coordinator
  • Colleen Campbell-Miller, Chapter Leader, Bucks County Prayer/ Action Chapter

Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EST
Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this meeting.

Protecting fairness and equality for women and girls in sports should not be a partisan issue. Female athletes today are facing the injustice of allowing transgender male athletes to participate in sports designated for women and girls.

I hope you will join us and please feel free to share this email with like-minded friends and family!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

The Future of Female Sports – It Depends on You!

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“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus …” Hebrews 12:1

The future of female athletics is on the line in Pennsylvania. Our nation is watching the heartbreaking controversy surrounding the women’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania. Women and girls should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. 

A biologically male athlete at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is smashing NCAA women’s swimming records. Will Thomas competed on the men’s team for three years and is now competing as Lia Thomas on the women’s team for his senior year. Penn press releases are boasting of the wins despite shamefully displacing the true women record holders in their history books. Cases like this are jeopardizing the hopes and dreams of female athletes nationwide.

Protecting fairness and equality for women and girls in sports should not be a partisan issue. It should be a cause that unites all lawmakers to stand for women’s rights and the intent and purpose of Title IX for female student-athletes.

Languishing in the state legislature is HB 972, a good bill that would prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams and would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. HB 972 was introduced in the House and referred to the Education Committee, where it has stalled. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is urging the committee to take up this bill, and we need your help. 

Why HB 972 needs passed: when boys compete in girls’ sports, equal opportunity is destroyed. Title IX closed the gap when it became a federal law in 1972 and established that women and girls have equal opportunities. This includes education and athletics.  

Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information on this issue.

Please take action!

  1. Contact the Education Committee Chairman Curtis Sonney and the Speaker of the House, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, and let them know that you want HB 972 to be heard and voted on. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania, make sure to let them know.
  2. Contact the bill sponsor Barbara Gleim to thank her for standing strong to protect women and girls.
  3. Contact your state legislator to let him or her know that you support HB 972 and expect their support also. Use this linkto find out who represents you in the state legislature
  4. Please forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on behalf of this important legislation. 

Please pray:  Heavenly Father, we ask that our House leadership see the importance of this legislation and that you would give them wisdom and discernment. We also pray you would strengthen Rep. Gleim and the co-sponsors of this bill as they lead the fight on this issue. Keep them strong in the face of any pressure, adversity, and attacks. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

What has God called on you to do in 2022?

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Dear CWA of Pennsylvania Family and Friends!

2022 is one month young and I have an important question to ask you, “What has God called on you to do in 2022?” Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania is growing and expanding our reach and influence and I want to personally invite you to prayerfully consider engaging with us through statewide involvement.

We are women of prayer and action.

  • We are pro-life
  • We are pro-family
  • We stand for the Constitution
  • We support parental rights
  • We stand for religious freedom
  • We defend our children’s education and work to protect their future
  • We know men and women are EQUAL but not the same
  • We are strong, unified, and courageous

If this describes you, here are ways you can get involved with us.

Prayer/Action Chapters
To give CWA members a voice in their communities, CWA’s Prayer/Action Chapters meet regularly to encourage informed and strategic prayer and action for our nation and its leaders. We do this by educating Christians on issues that affect our Biblically-based standards. Consider starting or joining a Prayer/Action Chapter in your community.

CWA Influencer
CWA’s Influencers are Christian conservative women committed to staying informed on CWA’s current issues and activating prayer and action on a widespread scale by distributing CWA’s information to their CWA network via social media, email, and/or text, and also to their personal network and organization and church relationships. Consider becoming an Influencer today!

Whether you want to attend or lead a Prayer/Action Chapter, be an Influencer in your network, or lobby state legislators, there IS a place for you! CWA of Pennsylvania is a place where you can impact the culture for Christ through education, prayer, and action. You ARE needed!

Email me directly at [email protected] or call me at (570) 567-4171. I am here to answer any question you may have. I hope to hear from you very soon!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna M. Coran
State Director