CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA Legislative Action Committee

  • Connect with CWA:

Stay Connected with CWA

As a subscriber to our E-Alerts, you'll be among the first to receive insider briefings, news, and information on the issues that matter most to you and your family. Our emails are concise yet filled with the resources you need to impact public policy in Washington, at your state capitol, or in your own community. Our E-Alerts will equip you to educate, persuade, and motivate others to action. Don't delay! Enroll today!



About CWA of Illinois

maureen Debbie Leininger
State Director

State Office: 1255 W. Empire Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-297-2918

Email: Click Here

state donate


states copy
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Ronald W. Reagan

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

These maxims describe the reason for becoming involved in Concerned Women for America. Love of God, family, and country is no longer being instilled in America’s children. Freedom must be cherished and protected. Unfortunately, most Americans have taken their God-given liberties for granted. A return to the Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded is our only hope.

The beauty of Concerned Women for America is that it combines both prayer and action. CWA empowers women to be on the frontline protecting the sanctity of human life, defending religious liberty, affecting education, fighting sexual exploitation, securing national sovereignty, and supporting Israel. When Christian women unite behind a righteous cause, there is no stopping them!

Become a part of CWA! Together we can make a difference in our communities, state and country. Contact us today!

Prayer/Action Chapters

A Prayer/Action Chapter is a group of people who meet, usually once a month to pray, learn and take action regarding legislation that falls under CWA’s seven core issues. Click here to find a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area and learn more.

Print Friendly

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Illinois News and Headlines

Illinois House Judiciary ERA Hearing – November 19, 2:00 p.m.11/12/2014

Let Your Voice be Heard! STOP ERA! Equal Rights Amendment UPDATE! URGENT! HJRCA 7, the ERA, has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. It could be called for a vote then if the sponsor decides to call it. Please pray […]  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois Participates in the National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer – November 2011/11/2014

Every year on the third Thursday of November, Concerned Women for America of Illinois asks the nation to join together in proclaiming a National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer for America. Thursday, November 20, 2014 One week before we feast, let us fast and humble ourselves to prepare our hearts. Before we get caught […]  READ MORE

My View: Politics and Religion Do Mix in Our Nation10/24/2014

State Director Debbie Leininger’s article posted on  READ MORE

Be Prepared to Stop the ERA in Illinois Once and For all!9/16/2014

With a 39-11 vote, the Illinois Senate voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) during the 2014 Spring Illinois Legislative Session. If ratified in the Illinois House, Illinois will become the 36th state to ratify the ERA. Fortunately the Illinois House adjourned for summer recess before it could vote on the ERA Amendment. However, […]  READ MORE

Meet the New State Director of CWA of Illinois!8/21/2014

Dear CWA friends, Let me introduce myself as the new CWA of Illinois State Director. I look forward to what God has planned for CWA of Illinois as we engage in the battle before us. The Lord placed in my heart the urgency to stand for righteousness and to pray for our nation after the […]  READ MORE

What Happened to “We the People”?7/3/2014

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America,” (Preamble to the […]  READ MORE

Illinois Shared Learning Environment Initiative3/31/2014

CWA of Northwest Illinois highly recommends this article by Northern Illinois University. Data mining in Illinois constitutes more than just test scores. ISLE (Illinois Shared Learning Environment) is becoming a data trove on individuals Pre-K – Career and raises privacy concerns. Click here to read.  READ MORE

CWA of Northwest Illinois Partners with Mission Homefront3/20/2014

CWA is excited to lend support to Mission Homefront, a Northwest Illinois ministry serving all United States Armed Forces, veterans and those currently serving and their families. If you have a loved one or know of someone serving overseas from Northwest Illinois whom you would like for us to support with packages, to help their […]  READ MORE

May 1 – CWA of northeast illinois encourages involvement in National day of prayer accross the state3/20/2014

CWA of Northwest Illinois is proud to be one of the many sponsors of the annual Stephenson County National Day of Prayer “Prayer for America” Ceremony at the Stephenson County Courthouse. Many of the Freeport CWA Prayer/Action Chapter members have volunteered for this wonderful event. If you live in the area, please do all you […]  READ MORE

CWA of Northwest Illinois Sponsors National Day of Prayer Event – Thursday, May 1, 20143/20/2014

CWA of Northwest Illinois is proud to be one of the many sponsors of the annual Stephenson County National Day of Prayer Breakfast and “Prayer for America” Ceremony at the Stephenson County Courthouse. Many of the Freeport CWA Prayer/Action Chapter members have volunteered for this wonderful event. If you live in the area, please do […]  READ MORE

Senator Kirk Needs to Hear from You Today!11/19/2013

Who was silencing whom here? Who discriminated against whom? Sen. Kirk is silencing people of faith!


CWA of Illinois Asks You to Take a Stand against Same-Sex ‘Marriage’3/11/2013

Call or write your Illinois representative to oppose homosexual marriage in Illinois.  READ MORE

Religious Liberty Rally Speech 201211/27/2012

Our liberties as women should be in alignment with the roles He gave us as wives, mothers, and women of faith in our communities. Religious liberty is the ability to live and speak out what we know Almighty God has said in His Word.  READ MORE

SpeakOut Illinois 201311/27/2012

CWA of Illinois strongly encourages you to attend this conference!  READ MORE

Why Parents Should Keep Their Children Home from School on the Day of Silence3/1/2012

A coalition of pro-family groups is urging parents to keep their children home from school on the “Day of Silence,” if your school is allowing students to refuse to speak in class.  READ MORE

The G8/NATO Summit in Chicago Brings Opportunity to Pray2/8/2012

Many people see the G8/NATO Summit as recognition of our country’s loss of sovereignty.  READ MORE

Save the Date – January, 28, 2012 – Speak Out Illinois12/7/2011

As a co-sponsor of this outstanding event, CWA of Illinois encourages you to mark your calendar, register and plan to be informed and inspired.  READ MORE

Why is Homosexuality Wrong?11/19/2011

Physiologically one can see that God gave the miraculous ability to create life in the natural sexual act between a man and a woman.  READ MORE

Northwestern University Psychology Professor Approves Aberrant Sex Act in Class – Parents Should Be Outraged3/22/2011

Your action is needed! This article contains sensitive material that may be offensive to young children.  READ MORE

Planned Parenthood Clinic Secrets Are Not New, Only a Continuation of Common Practice3/15/2011

In 2002 secretly recorded tapes suggesting that 21 abortion clinics in Illinois, including 12 Planned Parenthood clinics, would knowingly break the law to protect adult sexual predators. Listen for yourself!  READ MORE

Petition to President Obama to Stand With Israel

Stand with us to protect the American family

Give Now

Young Women for America

ywa sidebar
YWA is a student-oriented initiative that is geared toward high school and college campuses to bring active groups of young like-minded women together to promote conservative values to their schools and the nation.

Learn More