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CWA's Swann Speaks on Flag Day at 'Protect the Pledge' Press Conference

To: National Desk

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

WASHINGTON, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America’s (CWA’s) Director of Government Relations Lanier Swann will join other conservative leaders in speaking at a press conference tomorrow in support of Sen. Jon Kyle’s (R-Arizona) and Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Missouri) Pledge Protection Act.  This legislation would ensure the protection of the phrase “under God” in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.  The press conference will be held on Flag Day, which marks the day in 1777 when John Adams proposed the stars and stripes as the official United States flag.


Swann said, “As Americans commemorate Flag Day, it is also appropriate to remember the importance of keeping God in our Pledge.  CWA strongly supports the mention of God in our nation’s oath in keeping with our constitutional freedoms.  We are free from an established religion and free to worship as we choose.  Our country’s founding fathers were men of faith who intentionally included the phrase ‘under God’ in an oath that serves as a symbol of loyalty and patriotism to our great country.


“The Pledge Protection Act would uphold and protect the sanctity of our age-old Pledge.  Children across the country must continue to have the right to recite our Pledge day in and day out.  The words ‘under God’ make the Pledge not only a patriotic oath, but a public prayer for our country,” concluded Swann.


What: Pledge Protection Act & Flag Day Press Conference


When: Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 12:30 PM


Where: Senate “Swamp,” Upper Senate Park, across from Russell 
           Senate Building, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


*The media and public are welcome to attend this free-of-charge event.


Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.