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South Dakota has a rich spiritual heritage which is exemplified in our state motto, “Under God the people rule.” Concerned Women for America of South Dakota seeks to restore that rich heritage in order to preserve and strengthen our families.

“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” – Isaiah 46:9

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South Dakota News and Headlines

CWA of South Dakota Reports in From the State Capitol on the Last Day of the Legislative Session3/13/2015

Except for veto day on March 30, today is the final day of the legislative session. We are disappointed that we could not pass the bills to repeal the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s (SDHSAA) transgender policy. As we were lobbying the senators and representatives face-to-face, we are thankful that you were lobbying, also, […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Recommends Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators Conference May 1 – 23/10/2015

Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators (SECHE) are holding a conference that you don’t want to miss. Inspiring speakers, workshops and more. CWA of South Dakota will have an exhibit table at the conference. Stop by and say hello! Click here for more information on the SECHE Conference, “Seeking Knowledge, Gaining Wisdom”.  READ MORE

URGENT: Take Action Today to Oppose South Dakota Transgender Bill3/10/2015

HB1195 is an act to declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student’s sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. HB1195 would set the student’s sexual identity as the sex noted on the student’s birth certificate. Yesterday […]  READ MORE

URGENT: South Dakota Non-Public Scholarship/Teacher Grants Needs Your Help3/4/2015

Great News! As you may know SB189 passed in the full Senate yesterday with a vote of 23-12. Click here to check the votes. We wanted a Yes vote. SB189 will be heard in the House Taxation Committee Thursday morning, March 5. SB189 is a good bill that will “provide a tax credit to insurance companies […]  READ MORE

Join CWA of South Dakota in Opposing the Athletic Student Transgender Policy3/2/2015

HB1195 and HB1161 are good bills to repeal the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA). The SDHSAA has adopted a policy to allow “transgender” students to play on the team opposite of their assigned sex at birth. HB1195 and HB1161 would repeal that policy. HB1195 passed in the House with […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update from Pierre – Two Victories and One Defeat Yesterday2/25/2015

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Victory! Non-Public Scholarship/Teacher Grants Passes in Senate We are pleased to report that SB189 passed in the full Senate yesterday with a vote of 23-12. Click here to check the […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update from Pierre – Your Prayers and Actions are Needed2/23/2015

Please take a few minutes to both pray and take action on these important issues. Then, forward this e-mail on to like-minded friend, family, churches and associates. “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men [or women] to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke STOP COMMON CORE! STAND WITH DAN! HB1223 is an Act […]  READ MORE

It Is Not In The Best Interest Of South Dakota To Have Liquor Available 24/72/18/2015

HB1123 is an act to authorize alcoholic beverages to be sold, served, and consumed in certain on-sale licensees during an extended period of time. This is a Deadwood bill. Currently, statewide it is illegal to sell and serve alcoholic beverages between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. HB1123 would wipe out that restriction […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Legislative Update from Pierre – Take Action This Morning!2/17/2015

Must Repeal Athletic Student Transgender Policy HB1195 is a good bill to repeal the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA). The SDHSAA has adopted a policy to allow “transgender” students to play on the team opposite their assigned sex at birth. HB1195 would repeal that policy. HB1195 places, in policy, […]  READ MORE

Calling on South Dakotans to Defend the U.S. Constitution2/16/2015

Your help is needed to defeat HJR 1001 and HB 1069, both of which are a threat to our U.S. Constitution. HJR 1001 calls for a Constitution Convention (commonly known as an Article V Convention) for the purpose of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution. HB 1069 is an effort to restrict delegates […]  READ MORE

Supreme Judge’s Design for Marriage Under Attack1/20/2015

As I was present in the South Dakota State Capitol this week, the issue of same-sex “marriage” began to unfold. I recalled how in 2005, CWA was involved in passing the South Dakota State Marriage Amendment in the legislature. We helped work out the language and lobbied the legislators to ensure passage of HJR1001 in […]  READ MORE

Poised and Ready to Pray and Act During South Dakota’s 2015 Legislative Session1/13/2015

Dear CWA Friends, The 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session begins TODAY! During this 39-day session, we urge all members to participate as grassroots activists by praying and taking action when called upon by CWA of South Dakota. It is imperative that your state representatives hear from you concerning CWA-supported pro-family, pro-life bills. Even more crucial […]  READ MORE

Are You An Encourager?12/9/2014

We live in challenging times. I’m sure you’ll agree that much fervent prayer is needed to restrain the enemy’s assault on our culture. “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Participates in the National Day of Fasting, Repentance, and Prayer – November 2011/12/2014

Every year on the third Thursday of November, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota 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 […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Fall Newsletter Now Available!10/10/2014

Check it out!  READ MORE

Common Core and APUSH Events10/3/2014

In case you missed the two recent events on Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Curriculum Framework, you can still access them using the instructions below. Advanced Placement U.S. History Curriculum Framework Advanced Placement college-level classes in various subjects are offered to the brightest high school students. If they do well on […]  READ MORE

American History Given the Push8/25/2014

Wonderful article on South Dakota education in the Rapid City Journal.  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Common Core Fact Card Now Available!5/28/2014

This is a short and concise resource on the dangers of Common Core in South Dakota. It’s great for passing to a friend who is short on time. Best if printed on white card stock double sided. View and print now.  READ MORE

South Dakota Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Concerning City Council Prayer5/7/2014

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. -1 Corinthians 15:58 You may recall that in our 2013 Fall Newsletter we reported that South Dakota had joined 23 states in a “friend of the court” brief in the […]  READ MORE

Why the ‘media blitz’ behind Common Core?4/14/2014

State Director Linda Schauer’s letter to the editor in the Argus Leader.  READ MORE

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