Use Your Voice – Episode 5, Adoption – A Celebration of Life

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Did you know that in Virginia alone, there are about 5000 children in the foster care system and about 1000 children who are available for adoption AT THIS MOMENT. And that is just one state.

DJ Jordan joins Penny Nance to celebrate November as National Adoption Awareness Month. After a career in journalism, DJ spent almost a decade on Capitol Hill including as a spokesperson for Rep. Aderholt (R-Alabama) and as Communications Director for Sen. Lankford (R-Oklahoma). At this time, DJ is running for the state legislature in Virginia and he joined Use Your Voice this month to share his family’s heart for adoption and the story of their daughter, Tori.

This month’s episode is our favorite to date. Adoption is a beautiful expression of the heart of God and DJ’s incredible personal insight is worth hearing.

[AUDIO] Use Your Voice – Episode 3, Women for Kavanaugh

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Join CWA in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing as we go behind the scenes. You’ll hear some of Judge Kavanaugh’s statements as well as protests from inside the hearing room. Penny teases out the credentials and character of SCOTUS nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Use Your Voice takes you on the road with the Women for Kavanaugh Bus Tour! Annabelle Rutledge, CWA Communications Coordinator interviews CWA State Director of Florida, Terri Johannessen and YWA President at Florida State, Julie Griner.

[AUDIO] Use Your Voice – Episode 2, International Religious Liberty, State Department, and Adoption!

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In this episode, Penny is joined by CWA’s Vice President of International Affairs, Dr. Shea Garrison, to discuss global religious liberty. The first week of June, then newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared international religious freedom a “universal human right.” He followed up on that by hosting the State Department’s first-ever Ministerial for Advancing Religious Freedom. CWA was invited to hold a side event which Shea spearheaded in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation, “How to Protect International Religious Freedom form the Politicization of Human Rights.”

Penny has the pleasure of interviewing her longtime friend, Pam Pryor. Pam Pryor is the Senior Advisor, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State. Pam has so much insight to share about global religious liberty from the perspective of someone from the State Department.

Penny also discusses the discrimination some faith-based foster and adoption agencies are experiencing and what the Aderholt Amendment is doing to ensure these agencies are allowed to continue operating and serving America’s children.

[AUDIO] Use Your Voice – Episode 1, U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

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The first installment of our new podcast, Use Your Voice, aired on Monday, June 9, 2018. We discussed with Concerned Women for America’s General Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq., the upcoming battle over the replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court.  And we went to Iowa where Janae Stracke, CWA’s Field Director, is already mobilizing our members in support of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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