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linda Linda Schauer State Director

State Office: P.O. Box 343 Leola, SD 57456

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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

Five Fallible Humans Defy the Supreme Judge6/29/2015

“But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh.” –Mark 10: 6-8 Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on the marriage case (Obergefell v. […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Attends Conference in Washington, D.C.6/26/2015

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was […]  READ MORE

South Dakota State Director Comments on the Passage of the Pain-Capable Child Protection Act5/26/2015

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 The Pain-Capable Child Protection Act recently passed in the U.S. House. Click here to read my letter to the editor regarding this life-saving legislation as published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.  READ MORE

Your Action Required On South Dakota Transgender Policy5/18/2015

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”  — American Patriot, Patrick Henry The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) has adopted a transgender policy that we find highly objectionable. We worked with the legislature to pass a bill that would have voided that policy. […]  READ MORE

Testimony Before the South Dakota High School Activities Association4/29/2015

On behalf of CWA of South Dakota State Director Linda Schauer requested they repeal their Transgender Policy.  READ MORE

Update on the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s Transgender Policy4/28/2015

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was […]  READ MORE

The Bitter Irony of the Day of Silence4/10/2015

What if I told you that pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) activists are working tirelessly to infiltrate schools and influence children across the country? What if I said activists were taunting and bullying kids in public school and shaming them regarding their religious beliefs that favor traditional marriage? Most parents do not want […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Spring Newsletter Now Available!4/7/2015

Check it out!  READ MORE

Silence the Day of Silence in South Dakota4/7/2015

The Day of Silence, organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), takes place this year on Friday, April 17. The Day of Silence is the king of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools. It started in one university and then, like a cancer, metastasized to […]  READ MORE

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

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