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May 2017 Eagle Forum Report
Eagle Forum Report


Capitol Hill Report — 5/22/17 Eagle Forum’s D.C. Directors Colleen Holmes Holcomb and Tabitha Walter, with former Director, Glyn Wright McKay, met with one of the best on the Hill – our good friend, Cong. Dave Brat this week along with other Members and their staffs. They are representing us on the front lines in Washington, D.C., fighting the good fight. Please send your prayers, support, and encouragement so that we may continue to represent Eagle Forum and our causes on ...

Missouri event with Dan Ford Missouri event with Dan FordOn May 4th, Missouri Eagle Forum held a spectacular event with Dan Ford, a noted author, researcher, and speaker on the subjects of liberty and constitutional government.  Mr. Ford has one of the largest private collections of original artifacts and documents from English and early American history.  He gave a fascinating presentation on the story of liberty and property, with an emphasis on the influence of Christianity in public policy.  Lois Linton hosted this wonderful ...

The Women Who Fought for and Against the ERA The Women Who Fought for and Against the ERA by Lane Kaplan-Levinson It’s July 3rd, 1982. Feminists are marching through downtown New Orleans in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA. WDSU covered this march at the time: Under a scalding afternoon sun, several hundred ERA supporters wound their way from Armstrong Park through the CBD and headed for Jackson Square and a round of speeches with the theme: a new day for the ERA. This march was also a jazz funeral, but it wasn’t for ...

Capitol Hill Report — 5/05/17 May 5, 2017 Hitting the Ground Running This week began my orientation to Eagle Forum.  Colleen Holcomb kindly introduced me to key players in the movement who have been long-standing Eagle Forum supporters.  They were more than willing to catch me up on the issues they are working on and offer their assistance.  I had the opportunity to introduce myself at two coalition meetings where I was welcomed very warmly.  I am looking forward to continuing to ...

Eagle Forum Welcomes New Executive Director Tabitha Walter Eagle Forum Welcomes New Executive Director Tabitha Walter For Immediate Release For More Information, Contact: Colleen Holcomb Telephone: 757-277-4848 May 1, 2017 (Washington, D.C.)  Eagle Forum, the pro-family 501 (c)(4) organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1975,  is delighted to welcome Tabitha Walter to the Eagle Forum team as the Washington, D.C. Executive Director. Mrs. Walter began her public policy career working as an advocate at the West Virginia State Legislature.  Most recently, Mrs. Walter served as Government Affairs Office Coordinator ...

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 4/28/17 April 28, 2017 Obamacare Repeal Revived   Our Capitol Hill sources tell us that members of the House Freedom Caucus, some of Eagle Forum’s greatest friends and strongest allies in the House, have agreed to support the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare Repeal and Replace bill that fell short of passage earlier this year, with the addition of an amendment that allows waivers from certain Obamacare requirements. None of our conservative allies is giving a full-throated endorsement ...

Texas Standards Texas StandardsApril 28, 2017 Robert Lattimer Eagle Forum Science Issues Chairman reported the Texas Board of Education retained language in the state’s science standards for the critical analysis of life’s development on April 21. In particular, the “streamlined” standards call for analysis of cellular complexity, the origin of DNA, and abrupt appearance and stasis in the fossil record. These welcome additions should help students evaluate the feasibility of evolutionary processes, and they may provide an opening for alternative ...

Eagle Council Registration Eagle Council XLVI September 14-17, 2017 Attendees should arrive early and register at the Eagle Forum Registration table to pick up name badges, meal tickets and schedules. All registrations must be purchased in advance. Welcome Friends, Our 46th annual leadership and training conference, Eagle Council XLVI, will convene on September 14-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.! Please join us and we encourage you to invite friends to be a part of our wonderful weekend to be held in our nation’s ...

10 Reasons to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment 10 Reasons to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment 10 Reasons to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment: The vague, poorly written language of the ERA does not allow any distinction to be made between men and women – even when it makes sense to do so based on their biological differences. As a result, the ERA will harm women AND their unborn children by overturning laws and programs that benefit them. Harm to unborn children: The ERA would be used to overturn all restrictions on abortion (including the ...

President Trump Needs Our Help April 21, 2017 We received an email from the White House asking for our help with regards to a new guidance memo, “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce,” (see here) which lays out actions to craft a government-wide reform plan that will chart the course for a less intrusive, leaner, more effective, more accountable government. This plan will be delivered as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. To ...

Invasive Surveys Invasive SurveysApril 14, 2017 Dr. Karen Effrem tells parents to BEWARE of invasive surveys within Common Core. Large national organizations like the National Association of State Boards of Education and the American School Counselors Association have already admitted that one of the main purposes of the Common Core standards and the aligned testing is to mold and profile students’ attitudes, beliefs and behavior – through what’s called social emotional learning (SEL) or “21st Century Skills.” Now, these Common ...

Chief Justice Roy Moore presentation April 14, 2017 Eagle Leader and Board Member Pat Andrews shared this video of Chief Justice Roy Moore’s presentation on the Constitution and it’s protection of religious freedom given at the 37th Annual Phyllis Schlafly Luncheon on March 10th in Naples, FL. https://youtu.be/VW3p7Rz8IOc

Spring Newsletter April 14, 2017 Ohio Eagle Forum’s Spring Newsletter is filled with a lot of good information about Ohio legislation, Eagle State news and more. Editor Bob Lattimer also announced the election of Khadine Ritter as the new Chairman of the Ohio Eagle Forum Board, replacing Melanie Elsey who is the retiring Chairman, but remains on the Board. Congratulations to Khadine and thank you, Melanie, for your many years of service as Chairman, and for your long ...

New Chapter Leader / 17th Annual Conference April 7, 2017 Eagle Forum of California welcomes 2nd Generation Eagle David Krive as the new chapter leader for Sacramento!  David is a former Marine and a former Teen Eagle whose parents were the Teen Eagle Leaders for California for a few years. David was also home schooled and is now working with home school youth in Sacramento teaching them debate skills. He works for the State government in their health care program for seniors and he is ...

Women in Combat: History and Today’s Debate Women in Combat: History and Today's Debate April 7, 2017 Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness participated in a forum in Washington, D.C. which explored in depth issues surrounding social change in our military. The Center for Military and Diplomatic History (CMDH), sponsored this first-of-its-kind program that took place at the Institute for World Politics in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 27.  The CMDH, affiliated with the Foreign Policy Initiative, was formed in July 2016 to connect historians to the national security policy ...

The Fallacy of a “Wage Gap” The Fallacy of a “Wage Gap”April 4, 2017 Is there equal pay for equal work in the United States? Yes, for more than fifty years, the Equal Pay Act (1963), administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has enforced “equal pay for equal work” and sex discrimination in compensation is illegal. So why is there an alleged “wage gap” in earnings between men and women? Because Americans are individuals who can make free choices about the type of work they do and ...

Eagle Forum Celebrates a Week of Progress on Campaign Promises April 1, 2017 Dear Friends: This week held multiple victories for conservatives as Congress used the Congressional Review Act to reject harmful Obama Administration regulations. Eagle Forum is particularly pleased with the repeal of regulations dealing with Planned Parenthood and Education: Restoring States Rights to Defund Planned Parenthood. In an exciting turn of events on Thursday, the Senate voted to overturn a regulation prohibiting states from defunding Planned Parenthood. Because two Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), ...

Court Watch Is Watching the Gorsuch Nomination Court WatchMarch 31, 2017   On Tuesday night’s leaders’ conference call, Virginia Armstrong made a few comments that participants seemed to appreciate and also offered some information easily accessible on the Internet. Her comments were basically that she had felt some initial concern about Judge Gorsuch because he has such a blank slate on the homosexual activist agenda and so she “went looking” for solid info and found the following:   (1) She learned that in studying for his Ph.D. in ...

Nevada’s Assembly passed SJR2 the so called Equal Rights Amendment for final passage today Nevada's Assembly passed SJR2 the so called Equal Rights Amendment for final passage today March 20, 2017 Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman 775-397-6859, director@nevadafamilies.org   March 20, 2017, In the Year of our Lord   Sorry, we did all we could!  I was here when we defeated ERA in 1973, 1975, 1977 and on the ballot in 1978 by 68%. It has been very painful for me.    Nevada’s Assembly passed SJR2 the so-called Equal Rights Amendment for final passage today.  Of course, it makes no difference that the deadline was in 1982. 27 ...


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