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Senators Disappoint Millions of Women by Voting to Confirm KBJ

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Katie Everett
(571) 420-2488
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) denounces the actions of Sens. Collins (R-Maine), Murkowski (R- Alaska), and Romney (R-Utah):  “Concerned women across the country want to know how you can stand up and defend the truth about women by supporting  Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is not willing to be truthful about women and the law. This is a matter of judicial philosophy. Faced with the Biden agenda and a Democrat party that rejects our status, women today are looking for champions. You have disappointed millions of American women.”

We Need Your Help in Georgia!

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Control of the U.S. Senate hinges on the January 5, 2021, Georgia runoffs between Sen. David Perdue (Republican-Incumbent) and Jon Ossoff (Democrat), and between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Republican-Incumbent) and Raphael Warnock (Democrat). Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is fully engaged in the GOTV and prayer efforts in Georgia for the two U.S. Senate runoff races, and we invite YOU to join in our efforts.

Background: Senate elections are normally staggered in the states. Though not typical, there is a reason why there are two Senate races in the same year and in the same state. Incumbent Sen. David Perdue (Republican) was up for reelection for another six-year term. Georgia law requires a 50% plus one vote for a race not to be thrown into a runoff. Sen. Perdue has a current 49.9% lead over his opponents. Incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Republican) was appointed to her Senate seat last year by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the vacancy of retired Sen. Johnny Isakson (Republican). The winner of the Loeffler/Warnock race will run again in 2022.

What’s at Stake with the Runoff Elections

  • Life – Would flip the Senate to a pro-abortion majority. Ending the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes would mean any bill to promote and pay for abortion could be enacted.
  • Judges – Even if the filibuster rule stays in place, it only takes 51 votes to confirm judges. Activist judges could be nominated and confirmed, and political court-packing would be possible.
  • Religious Freedom – Democrats would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and impose government mandates forcing sexual and gender ideology on society through the Equality Act.

How You Can Help:

  • Travel to Georgia the weeks of November 30 and/or December 7 to assist with Get Out the Vote door to door canvassing and phone banking. You can go anytime your schedule allows, but the two weeks listed are the most critical. We can use you for a day, days, or the entire week!
  • Do phone banking either in Georgia or remotely from your home.
  • Organize a prayer event(s) to pray specifically for the Georgia runoff elections.

Volunteer Today:

Click here to fill out the form letting us know of your availability to help with the Georgia runoff races. While this is not a paid position, we can assist in helping you seek out housing options.

Justice Barrett Win Should Remind You of the Importance of Your Vote

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Now that Amy Coney Barrett has been sworn in as the 115th justice of the United States Supreme Court, I hope you realize the importance of your vote this coming November 3. There was a time when the U.S. Senate would have confirmed Justice Barrett unanimously. That was the way Justice Antonin Scalia, her mentor, was confirmed, 98–0. By contrast, Justice Barrett was confirmed 52-48. She would have never been confirmed if just a few seats were turned. 

This must become a matter of prayer for us as we focus our attention these last few days. Let us pray, not only for the outcome but also that those who are elected would choose justice over partisan bickering.   

Republicans control the Senate right now 53-47. Democrats would need to pick up four seats to become the majority. There are 34 Senate seats up for a vote. Of those 34 seats, 22 are Republican, and only 12 Democrats. 

Right now, Real Clear Politics has nine races as toss-ups— seven Republicans and just two Democrats. It further has five leaning to remain Republican and three leaning Democrat, with one of them being a pickup from a Republican seat. 

As you can see, there is a lot still up in the air as far as the United States Senate’s makeup which will have significant implications for the confirmation of judges. 

President Donald J. Trump has had historic victories in appointing constitutionalists to federal courts. Still, the gains would not have been possible without a Senate committed to the swift confirmation of qualified nominees. 

The number of cloture votes, which used to be rare in judicial confirmations, and which are practically meant merely to slow down nominees, have surged under today’s hyper-political climate. Seventy-seven percent of President Trump’s judicial nominees were forced to go through a cloture vote. Compare that to just 2.9 percent for President Barack Obama. 

Every way you look at it indicates to us that U.S. Senate races are crucial to justice. The media’s focus on the presidential race is, of course, warranted. The two candidates have very different and contrasting plans for our country.  

But we must not forget that even in some of the areas where they are promising to do this or that, they will need Congress to act before they can do anything.  In the case of judicial nominations, they will need the Senate to exercise its “advise and consent” role. 

One troubling idea that is being pushed by the radical left, namely to pack the Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices, would require the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass legislation for the president to sign. 

Packing the Court would be damaging to an institution that relies on its institutional legitimacy for its role in our form of government. This is why most elected officials, including Democrats, have opposed the idea for decades. Even Vice President Biden has said we would “live to rue the day” if the Supreme Court was expanded. 

Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt actually tried to pack the Court in 1937, but he failed when many in his own party opposed him, saying he would turn it into a political weapon. 

The American people also reject court-packing. This is why today, Vice President Biden has been reluctant to speak of the plan publicly. He has famously said he will answer the question “when the election is over” which is troubling in its own right.   

Many have taken that to mean he will do it. If that is the case, he would need the support of a willing Senate to go along with the plan.  

The bottom line is, we must keep the U.S. Senate in focus as we head into Election Day. 

Contact your Senators and ask them to pass non-partisan, virus-only relief legislation today!

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America is in an unprecedented moment in history.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is right. It’s time for the drama to end. Please Contact your Senators and ask them to pass non-partisan, virus-only relief legislation today.

Now, more than ever, we need to come together for the good of the nation and the American people.

Instead, Senate Democrats are trying to leverage this crisis to push their political agenda like funding Planned Parenthood and passing their Green New Deal. Now is the time to refuse the left’s wish list and act decisively on behalf of all Americans.

We are issuing a call to reject this political agenda and do what’s right for the American people.   ​​​​​​​

You can make the difference today. Contact your Senators and ask them to support the CARES Act. Ask them to keep the focus only on measures that are critical to responding to the coronavirus. Ask them to follow Leader McConnell’s example and come together in a strong bipartisan effort to fight the invisible enemy plaguing our citizens, our economy, and the world.

The American people are pulling together in the midst of this pandemic and it’s time for Congress to do the same.

Let us show the best of America. When faced with a crisis, we stand united.