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janne Lin Thorson Interim State Director
State Office: P.O. Box 213 Park River, ND 58270


Phone: 701-993-8517

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North Dakotans have a magnificent heritage exemplified in the Preamble of our State Constitution, “We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessing of civil and religious liberty, do ordain and establish this constitution.”

Welcome to the ND page of Concerned Women for America!

It is our mission to honor our rich heritage which recognizes Almighty God, in order to strengthen the traditional family.

The vision of CWA North Dakota is to challenge and inspire others to be effective instruments of God.

God’s Word is true! We look to Him for the path of life, for in His presence is fullness of joy. Psalm 16:11

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A note from Janne Myrdal on her one year sabbatical from the State Director position

“I am taking a one-year leave of absence from my leadership of CWA here in North Dakota starting January 1. It is not at all easy to step away for this time as there are so many issues and challenges to be taken on; however, I am deeply confident that our great CWA Leadership team here in North Dakota will carry on in strength and conviction in my absence. Times come in each of our lives when we have to step back for many reasons. I look forward to rejoining you in 2016 renewed in heart, body and soul!”

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North Dakota News and Headlines

CWA of North Dakota Commends Pro-life Students for Pursuing Club Status4/14/2015

Two Fargo sophomore students from two different schools have had their applications for pro-life high school clubs denied. These girls, however, are not taking the rejection quietly! Katie McPherson of Fargo Davis and Brigid O’Keefe from Fargo North have asked the school district for reconsideration after administrators placed the groups under a restricted category of […]  READ MORE

North Dakota “Gender Identity” Bill Jeopardizes Religious Liberty3/17/2015

This is an important legislative alert! Please take action this week! On February 27, SB 2279, which relates to “prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation”, passed in the Senate with a vote of 25 to 22. It is now scheduled to be heard in the House Human Services Committee on Monday, March […]  READ MORE

CWA of North Dakota Enjoys Productive Meeting With Rep. Kevin Cramer2/20/2015

CWA of North Dakota steering committee and members sat down with Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-At-large District) in Cavalier yesterday. They voiced their request that Rep. Cramer work to bring the Pain Capable Act to the House floor again. He told them he would do his best to try to get the bill back up for […]  READ MORE

CWA of North Dakota Sends Testimony to Senators on the Judiciary Committee Opposing Sexual Orientation and “Gender Identity” Legislation2/4/2015

To the Senate Judiciary Committee In Opposition of SB 2279 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Linda Thorson, and I am the interim State Director for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota. CWA is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation. We are here today on behalf […]  READ MORE

CWA of North Dakota Testifies in Support of the Removel of North Dakota from Common Core State Standards2/2/2015

To the Education Committee In Support of HB 1461 February 2, 2015 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am Beth Brown. I represent the members of Concerned Women for America of North Dakota. CWA is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. Education has been established as one of our seven core issues […]  READ MORE

CWA of North Dakota Testifies In Support of Human Trafficking Bill1/28/2015

To the Senate Judiciary Committee In Support of SB 2107 Relating to the Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking; relating to definitions; relating to human trafficking; and to provide a penalty. January 28, 2015 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, my name is Linda Thorson. I am the Interim State […]  READ MORE

Merry Christmas From CWA of North Dakota!12/10/2014

Please take a moment to read our Christmas letter to you.  READ MORE

A Marker12/9/2014

It has been an honor to have the discussion of life shown the light of day in our land by the leadership of ND Choose Life. Now is the time to stand boldly and recognize the ND Human Life Amendment as a marker for life on our land! A stone, the size of a boulder […]  READ MORE

Despite the Outcome of Measure 1 We Won a Great Victory for Life11/5/2014

November 4, 2014 We are, of course, very disappointed with the results of the balloting tonight, but we are not deterred or dissuaded from the cause of life, nor will we give up the fight. In fact, despite the outcome of Measure 1 we won a great victory for life during this campaign. First, the […]  READ MORE

You Can Remove Misleading Voter Guides11/4/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

North Dakota Election Update11/4/2014

Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, joined CWA’s North Dakota State Director, Janne Myrdal, by phone for an election update. Measure 1, the Human Life Amendment, is on the ballot today. If passed, Measure 1 would add these life affirming words to the state constitution, “The inalienable right to life of every […]  READ MORE

Go Vote Yes on 1 and Share This Important Information11/4/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

Laws Surrounding Lawn Signs11/4/2014

11/3: ND Choose Life reports. 11/4 Update: Please note that the law applies to all properties–not only those belonging to a church. You can keep your yard signs up through tomorrow, and remove them Wednesday.  READ MORE

Invitation to Election Night Party11/3/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

The Truth About Measure 1: Please Share11/3/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

Heitkamp’s Attack on Measure 1 Makes No Sense11/3/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

North Dakota high court reinstates RU-486 regulations10/31/2014

State Director Janne Myrdal quoted in World Magazine.  READ MORE

BREAKING NEWS! False NDAM1 Ad Pulled from Airwaves!!10/28/2014

ND Choose Life reports.  READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE: North Dakota Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Advocates Challenge to Pro-Life Law10/28/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 28, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT Alison Howard 202-266-4816 ahoward@cwfa.org North Dakota Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Advocates Challenge to Pro-Life Law WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, North Dakota’s highest court overturned a decision by Judge Wickham Corwin invalidating legislation passed to protect women by ensuring that abortion-causing drugs are used according to their FDA-approved […]  READ MORE

UPDATED: Measure 1 Supporters Send Cease And Desist Letter Over “Ban All Abortions” Ad10/28/2014

CWA of North Dakota highly recommends this article on SayAnyThing.com.  READ MORE

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