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September 2017 Eagle Forum Report



Capitol Hill Report: DACA on the Chopping Block Capitol Hill Report: DACA on the Chopping BlockSeptember 8, 2017 DACA on the Chopping Block   After a campaign of promised immigration reform, President Trump has addressed his next steps with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Many of the left-wing rhetoric makes this action seem like a massive deportation of innocent children. There is more to the story than that.   DACA was a program implemented by President Obama and was solely a work permit and federal benefits program, not a pathway to citizenship. ...

Poll Shows Voters Demanding Conservative Agenda Dear Eagles,   Below is a press release we have disseminated on Capitol Hill today about an astounding poll that predicts a strong backlash against elected officials who vote against a conservative agenda.   Eagle Forum joined with several coalition friends to fund this poll to find out if what we were hearing from our activists around the nation was true:  that people want to see a conservative agenda enacted into law, not just talked about during election cycles.   As you ...

The Mission Continues: September 5, 2017 The Mission Continues: September 5, 2017By Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman, Eagle Forum Anne Schlafly Cori with her mother, Phyllis Schlafly. One year ago today, the founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly, passed away at the age of 92. Eagle Forum is continuing our original mission as Eagle Forum has moved from one voice to many voices! Phyllis Schlafly’s unwavering voice now echoes into the many voices of Eagle Forum leaders and volunteers who were inspired by her to get involved and make a ...

Trump Ends Obama Equal Pay for Unequal Work Regulation Eagle Forum Applauds Trump Administration for Eliminating Business-Killing Regulation September 4, 2017   Alton, IL – “As the nation celebrates Labor Day, Eagle Forum applauds President Trump for withdrawing an Obama Administration regulation that mandated burdensome requirements for businesses to report salary data based on race and sex,” said Eagle Forum President Eunie Smith.   “The purpose behind the regulation was to lay the bureaucratic foundation for enacting ‘comparable worth,’ a radical feminist concept Eagle Forum has been fighting for decades,” ...

Capitol Hill Report: Summer Break is Over September 3, 2017 Summer Break is Over  As the summer recess comes to a close, here are a few major pieces of legislation we can expect to see in the upcoming months.    Budget   The budget is at the top of Congress’s priority list, and as you well know, this will not be an easy fight. Many hot button items will be on the table such as defunding Planned Parenthood, funding for the border wall and deciding whether or not ...

Capitol Hill Report: The New Cash Crop August 18, 2017 The New Cash Crop The legalization of marijuana has been cropping back up in preparation for the upcoming appropriations fights. This issue has been touted by the left as a safe way to boost the economies of states, but the facts paint a different picture.   Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have a law legalizing marijuana in some form. These states’ intentions were to see a rise in revenue, however, they have seen ...

Our Liberty Tree Our Liberty TreeIn honor of Phyllis Schlafly on her birthdate. Our Liberty Tree August 15, 2017 By Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman, Eagle Forum The Liberty Tree in Boston was a symbol of the American Revolution. The Sons of Liberty, including Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, gathered under Liberty Trees to express their vision for a new country and the Liberty Tree represented their aspirations. My mother, Phyllis Schlafly, loved trees, especially big, glorious old trees. Trees symbolized growth and stability and she loved ...

Capitol Hill Report: To the forefront . . . August 11, 2017 To the forefront . . . Even though the House and Senate are currently in recess, President Trump continues to bring the issues of illegal immigration and American jobs to the forefront.  He recently announced his support for the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (S. 1720, “the RAISE Act”) sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA). The RAISE Act makes great strides on a number of immigration issues.   First, this bill uses ...

The Marijuana Industry The Marijuana IndustryAugust 10, 2017 Colorado tries to fight homeless problem that may have been triggered by pot. Fox News’ Alicia Cuna reports…     The City of Denver is grappling with a growing homeless problem, and some people blame marijuana legalization for attracting a growing number of drug users now living on the street.    In Florida, the Seminole Indians are getting involved in the marijuana industry, too. The following article was sent by Pat Andrews, president of Florida Eagle Forum.    Former ...

California Summer Newsletter and COS News California Summer Newsletter and COS NewsAugust 9, 2017 California Eagle Forum president Orlean Koehle shared their summer newsletter with us.  Orlean also mentioned in our July 26 Eagle Forum Monthly Leader call that she had written an article about Mark Meckler and his alliance with some strange bedfellows with regards to Article V. Many of you had asked for a copy of her article and so it is included here.