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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 Spring Newsletter Now Available!4/20/2016

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Philosophy Main Concern with New Supreme Court Justice4/7/2016

State Director’s letter to the editor posted on The Daily Republic.  READ MORE

Defending the U.S. Constitution3/29/2016

State Director’s letter to the editor posted on the Argus Leader.  READ MORE

Update on South Dakota Pain Capable Bill3/9/2016

SB72, An Act to prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain and to provide a penalty therefor, passed in the House Monday with a vote of 59-7.  Check the votes here.  It had previously passed in the Senate.  Check those Senate votes here. SB72 has had several amendments and […]  READ MORE

Attempt to Override Gov. Daugaard Failed3/4/2016

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil:  Who put darkness for light and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” –Isaiah 5:20 Unfortunately, the attempt to override the governor’s veto of HB1008 failed in the House yesterday.  You can check the votes here.  We wanted a YES […]  READ MORE

Override Gov. Daugaard’s Veto3/3/2016

“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) As you know, Gov. Daugaard vetoed HB1008, the Student Privacy bill.  There will be an attempt to override the veto in the House this afternoon.   We are hoping the override will […]  READ MORE

Governor Vetoes School Privacy Bill3/2/2016

Dear CWA Friends, By now you have probably heard that yesterday Gov. Daugaard vetoed HB1008, the student privacy bill.  I’m sure you are as disappointed as we are.  The governor cited “liability concerns” for his reason for rejecting this good bill. You may read my quote in the Argus Leader in response to the Governor’s […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota February 29 Legislative Update2/29/2016

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) Alcohol on SD College Campuses SB102,  An Act to allow certain alcoholic beverage licenses and special event alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued […]  READ MORE

URGENT – CWA of South Dakota February 29 Legislative Update2/29/2016

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13) Please pray and take action on these bills this morning.  Thank you! Alcohol on SD College Campuses SB102,  An Act to allow certain alcoholic […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota February 24 Legislative Update2/24/2016

“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) Calls Needed to Gov. Daugaard on the Student Privacy Bill HB1008 is currently on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.  Urge him to sign HB1008, the student privacy bill. The […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Reports – Victory in the Senate!2/17/2016

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.” – Noah Webster We are pleased to report that HB1008, the student privacy bill, passed in the Senate yesterday afternoon with a vote of 20-15.  Click here to see how your senator voted.  If your senator […]  READ MORE

Open Letter to the South Dakota Legislature Regarding the Transgender Policy From Deeply Concerned Mom With Daughters2/15/2016

Click here to view page 1. Click here to view page 2. February 12, 2016 Alert: URGENT! South Dakota Student Restroom Privacy Bill Vote Tuesday HB1008, An Act to restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools, otherwise known as the student privacy bill, passed in the Senate Education Committee today with a […]  READ MORE

URGENT! South Dakota Student Restroom Privacy Bill Vote Tuesday2/12/2016

HB1008, An Act to restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools, otherwise known as the student privacy bill, passed in the Senate Education Committee today with a vote of 4-2.  Check the votes here.  (We wanted a YES vote.) HB1008 will be debated and voted on in the full Senate Tuesday afternoon, […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Legislative Update – Another Victory in the House2/10/2016

“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) STUDENT PRIVACY BILL HB1008, the student privacy bill will be voted on in the Senate Education Committee Thursday, February 11.  Please contact members of that committee and urge them […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Legislative Update – Your Prayers and Action Are Needed!2/9/2016

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13 ) Government Nondiscrimination Act HB1107, An Act to ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions, passed in the full House […]  READ MORE

Palestinian Authority Pays Terrorists who Murder Jews and Americans2/2/2016

Murdering Jews and Americans comes with benefits.  While the loved ones of the victims are paying the price in tears, terrorists are receiving monthly payments.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) has a formula for paying terrorists incarcerated in Israeli prisons.  The PA calculates pay on a sliding scale – the longer the sentence, the higher the […]  READ MORE

Privacy Bill and Fetal Parts Bill Gain Approval1/29/2016

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” -American Patriot, Patrick Henry Privacy Bill Passes in the House HB1008, An Act to restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools passed in the full House on Wednesday, January 27, with a vote of 58 […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Legislative Update1/27/2016

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13) Privacy Bill Approved We praise God for victory in passing HB1008, An Act to restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms […]  READ MORE

Cultivating a Culture of Life … Coast-to-Coast!1/26/2016

When the laborers are many, we cover an immense amount of field! This past Life Week, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Young Women for America (YWA) advocated for women and the unborn across the United States.   While rallies were booming around the nation, our CWA of Texas ladies held a more somber event […]  READ MORE

Join Us in Defeating the Video Lottery Bill1/19/2016

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil: Who put darkness for light and light for darkness: Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”  –Isaiah 5:20 BE SURE TO SHARE THIS ALERT! Every year there is an attempt to expand video lottery in South Dakota, and this year is no exception.  […]  READ MORE

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