CWA of Kansas is part of Concerned Women for America. CWA is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation. The Kansas State CWA Conference will be held on March 15, 2018, in Topeka. Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker. Hers is a face familiar to many from being seen so often on various news programs.
“As an organization we are committed to conservative issues such as the sanctity of life, religious liberty, sexual exploitation and education, among others.” said Barbara Saldivar, Kansas State Director for CWA.
A Meet & Greet Continental Breakfast with Nance and legislators will take place March 15 at 8:00 a.m. at the Kansas State Capitol. Following that, the state conference, Impact 2018, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1001 W Buchanan St. Attendees will be educated on the issues CWA cares about and empowered to stand for its values. Nance will discuss what CWA is working on, its influence in the White House, and what it means to be assertive, yet compassionate. State legislators and other local leaders will also speak on an array of state issues.
Speakers and topics that have been confirmed are:
- Janae Stracke, CWA’s National Field Director: Religious freedom
- Ron Highland (R-District 51), State Representative: Education budget
- Barry Feaker, Executive Director of Topeka Rescue Mission: Sex trafficking in Topeka
- Joe Patton (R-District 54), former State Representative and President of Kansans for Life: The state constitution in relation to abortion