Concerned Women for America

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the organization founded by Beverly LaHaye, wife of conservative activist Tim LaHaye, in 1979.

CWA seeks to "bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy."[1] Its activities center around six "core issues": family, sanctity of human life, education, pornography, religious liberty, and national soverignty.[2]

Anyone who donates any dollar amount (even as little as $1.00) to the organization is then counted among the membership. CWA claims to have "over 500,000" members.

In 2001 the CWA initiated the Culture and Family Institute, headed by Robert Knight, which is intended to "focus. . . with particular emphasis on the homosexual activist movement and other forces that threaten to undermine marriage, family and religious freedom." Knight left CWA in 2006 to head the Culture and Media Institute at the Media Research Center.

CWA operates a think tank, the Beverly LaHaye Institute. It also operates a political action committee, Concerned Women PAC, and a legislative action committee, CWALAC.

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Former personnel

Contact Information

Concerned Women for America
1015 Fifteenth St. N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 488-7000
FAX: (202) 488-0806


Articles and Resources


  1. About CWA, Concerned Women for America, accessed March 11, 2008.
  2. "Our Core IssuesConcerned Women for America, accessed March 11, 2008.
  3. Novak, Viveca. Center to Protect Patient Rights Gave Millions in 2011 to Outside Spenders in Election Accessed 12/17/2012.
  4. Profile: Concerned Women for America, Media Transparency, accessed March 11, 2008.

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