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

Phone: 605-380-6914

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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

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

Two South Dakota Moms have Joined Forces to Fight Common Core and Its Associated Standardized Test12/9/2015

Amber Mauricio, a mother of five from East River, and Shelli Grinager, a mother of three from West River, are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that South Dakota’s adoption of Common Core standards and involvement with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) are unconstitutional.  A similar lawsuit in Missouri was successful, although under appeal, and […]  READ MORE

Merry Christmas From CWA of South Dakota!12/8/2015

Take a moment to read our Christmas letter to you.  READ MORE

Join CWA of South Dakota’s 2016 Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign11/30/2015

“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 godliness and holiness.”  I Timothy 2:1 Dear CWA Friends, It is time to recruit “encouragers” for our 2016 Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign for the 2016 South […]  READ MORE

Flandreau Prayer/Action Chapter Puts Feet to their Prayers11/16/2015

“The effective prayer of a righteous man [or woman] can accomplish much.”  James 5:16b At the monthly Flandreau CWA Prayer/Action Chapter meeting, members continued in prayer concerning the Santee Sioux Tribe’s plan to open a recreational marijuana lounge on tribal property.  The ladies discussed what they might do to counteract these plans, which had been […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Fall Newsletter Now Available!11/5/2015

Check it out!  READ MORE

Is Head Start Really Worth the Cost?9/3/2015

Legislative Liaison Cindy Flakoll responds in the Argus Leader to the new push for universal preschool.  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Commends Senator Mike Rounds For His Outstanding Leadership in His Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood8/3/2015

Read press release put out by Sen. Rounds office: Rounds Actively Working to Defund Planned Parenthood  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota Demands the Defunding of Planned Parenthood7/30/2015

“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.” –I Corinthians 15:58 Dear CWA Friends, A heartfelt thank you to those who responded to my previous alert about the undercover video of a Planned Parenthood representative casually describing the […]  READ MORE

CWA of South Dakota SPEAKS OUT Against the Selling of Baby Body Parts7/15/2015

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” –Psalm 139:13 It is a federal felony to traffic human body parts! This week a shocking video from an undercover investigation shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola describing how selling the body parts of aborted children is part of the Planned Parenthood business […]  READ MORE

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

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