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“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.

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Illinois News and Headlines

Illinois GOP Poised to Change the Definition of Marriage in the Illinois GOP Platform – TAKE ACTION TODAY!5/19/2016

Your response to this e-alert is needed TODAY! The Illinois GOP Convention is currently taking place and will conclude on Saturday.  With it has come the consideration of a revised state party platform. The Illinois Review reported that the committee tentatively plans to remove the one-man, one-woman marriage plank from the 2016 platform. This is […]  READ MORE

Transgender bathrooms in Illinois Public Schools?5/17/2016

NOT ON OUR WATCH! Demand Obama’s overreach be ignored! Demand that HB4474 – “The Bathroom Bill” receives a public hearing in the Illinois Fall Veto Session. On Friday, May 13, the Obama administration issued orders calling for all public schools and universities to permit transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender […]  READ MORE

These Three Bad Illinois Abortion Bills Will Be Voted On Soon! Please Pray and Take Action Today.4/19/2016

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 SB 1564, Health Care Right of Conscience, that you stopped last year, is back.  As amended it would require pro-life physicians and hospitals as well as crisis pregnancy centers to discuss the “benefits” of abortion and refer the patient […]  READ MORE

These Three Bad Illinois Abortion Bills Will Be Voted On Soon! Please Pray and Take Action Today.4/19/2016

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 SB 1564, Health Care Right of Conscience, that you stopped last year, is back.  As amended it would require pro-life physicians and hospitals as well as crisis pregnancy centers to discuss the “benefits” of abortion and refer the patient […]  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois Supports the National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 5, 20164/15/2016

The 65rd annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) is Thursday, May 5, 2016 – a day set aside by Congress in 1988 for citizens to take time out from their daily schedules to pray for their communities, their nation, and their leaders. Dr. Tony Evans, 2016 National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman, wrote a special […]  READ MORE

Give the ERA a Knockout Punch in Illinois in 20164/15/2016

ERA – the Constitutional Amendment that is technically dead has been resuscitated for the 15th time in Illinois as SJRCA-24, U.S. Constitution Equal Rights Amendment.  A committee hearing is scheduled next Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Illinois Senate.  Click here for more information. History of ERA for those who are too […]  READ MORE

DAY OF SILENCE – Hijacking of Illinois Classrooms for Political Purposes3/26/2016

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has designated April 15 as the Day of Silence – a day where public school students are encouraged to refuse to speak for an entire school day including during class. The event is to encourage sympathy and support of homosexual and transgender students whose behaviors have been […]  READ MORE

Illinois “Bathroom” Bill Set to Be Heard on April 5 – No Boys in Girls’ Bathrooms or Locker Rooms!3/26/2016

Question: Are you okay with a teenage male showering next to your teenage daughter?  Yes or No? It has always been understood that boys use the boy’s rooms and girls use the girl’s rooms. Now it’s more about going to the bathroom with which one most identifies.  If one feels like a girl, though one […]  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois Issues in Focus meeting Recap3/4/2016

The 2016 CWA Issues in Focus Series was kicked off on February 29, 2016, at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau in Freeport, Illinois, with our guest Rev. Robert Vanden Bosch, CEO of  Concerned Christian Americans. Rev. Bob spoke on a variety of topics ranging from his personal experiences with legislators during his 30 tenure as […]  READ MORE

Christmas Greetings and Thanks from CWA of Illinois!12/14/2015

Greetings Dear Friends! We at Concerned Women for America of Illinois wish you and your family a blessed and joyous Christmas season with hope in Christ for the New Year. We thank you for your continued prayers and support helping to promote traditional family values and Judeo-Christian principles throughout our state this year. We have […]  READ MORE

Illinois Legislators Need Our Prayers. Be Part of Our Encourage-A-Legislator Project.11/5/2015

We are seeking intercessors for the CWA of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project for the 2016 General Assembly Session in Springfield.  This is the 100th Illinois General Assembly. EAL is a program of encouragement and prayer for our Illinois legislators. It involves: Sending a postcard every month and praying earnestly for a randomly assigned legislator CWA […]  READ MORE Reports on CWA of Illinois Recent Event – Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment11/2/2015

Excellent write up: Preacher Spoke of Black Robed Regiment at Park Hills Evangelical Free Church in Freeport.  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois Among 13 Pro-Life Organizations Confronting Senator Kirk10/27/2015

Picture posted with permission from Illinois Family Institute A group comprised of 13 Pro-Life Organizations called on U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to vote to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America on Thursday, September 7, 2015.  Their demands were met with resistance from the senator’s office. “Senator Kirk believes that access to contraception […]  READ MORE

Women Speak Out: Pro-Life Organizations to Rally Outside Senator Mark Kirk’s Chicago Office9/1/2015

Join CWA of Illinois and other Illinois pro-life leaders this coming Thursday, September 3, for a press conference outside of Sen. Mark Kirk’s Chicago office. Earlier this month, Sen. Kirk voted AGAINST defunding Planned Parenthood despite undercover evidence of America’s largest abortion provider harvesting and haggling over the body parts of aborted children. Sen. Kirk […]  READ MORE

Illinois House Files Resolution to Investigate State Planned Parenthood Clinics8/4/2015

Great News! Republican House members and one Downstate Democrat have filed resolution HR0671 to investigate Illinois’ Planned Parenthood clinics in Illinois. The resolution is the result of recent undercover videos containing Colorado and California Planned Parenthood official’s conversations about the selling of aborted baby organs and tissue and your unrelenting pressure on our Illinois legislators. View […]  READ MORE

Illinois Senators Vote “NO” to Stop Planned Parenthood Funding8/4/2015

Yesterday afternoon the Senate rejected S. 1881 to defund Planned Parenthood and make $500 million in federal funds available to other women’s health sources. Senate Bill 1881 failed to get the 60 votes required to have debate closed and a vote on the proposed legislation granted, with the results largely falling along party lines. Illinois […]  READ MORE

Urgent: Tell Sen. Mark Kirk and Sen. Dick Durbin to Vote YES on S.1881 to Stop Planned Parenthood Funding7/31/2015

The nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, currently receives federal funding: over one-half billion taxpayer dollars per year. Planned Parenthood has a sordid history that includes aiding and abetting sex traffickers, giving sexual bondage instructions to children, sex-selection abortions, blatant racism, failure to report the molestation and rape of minors and more.  View videos. BUT […]  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois SPEAKS OUT Against the Selling of Baby Body Parts7/23/2015

It is a federal felony to traffic human body parts! Two shocking videos released recently uncovered two Planned Parenthood senior employees describing how selling body parts of aborted children is part of the Planned Parenthood business plan! View first video.  View second video. More disturbing videos are expected to be released soon. Penny Nance, Concerned Women […]  READ MORE

CWA is #AmericaProud7/2/2015

View this video and participate this month in celebrating why America is go great.  READ MORE

CWA of Illinois Holds Second of Its “Issues in Focus” Series – Why Christians Should Support Israel6/29/2015

Tony & Laura Invergo, Illinois representatives for Bridges for Peace, addressed “Why Christians Should Support Israel” at the 2nd CWA of Illinois “Issues in Focus” series. Attendees dined on Matzo Ball Soup, challah bread, fresh fruit, and Israeli honey cookies at the June 16 gathering. Laura Invergo traced the Biblical history of Abraham and the […]  READ MORE

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