Capitol Hill Report — 7/21/17

July 21, 2017 HHS Cancels Obama’s Failed Sex Ed This month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided to pull $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research from more than 80 institutions. This money was in the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/15/17

July 15, 2017 Eagle Forum Supports Two Amendments With the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at the forefront of the House this week and Appropriations bills moving, Eagle Forum was busy weighing in on two noteworthy amendments. These key amendments … Continue reading

Fighting the promotion of the LGBTQQ agenda

July 12, 2017 State Leader, Chris Owen reports that George Eagle Forum is fighting the GA Safe School Coalition (GSSC), Welcoming Schools and the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) coming from the UN, all promoting the LGBTQQ agenda.  Nurses are being … Continue reading

Student Privacy Letter!

PLEASE SIGN THIS LETTER TODAY TO SUPPORT STUDENT DATA & PSYCHOLOGICAL PRIVACY! Dear Friend of Education Liberty and Student Privacy, After your great work in the last session of Congress to stand against the privacy and freedom of conscience-violating Strengthening … Continue reading

Ohio requests feedback on updated academic standards

July 7, 2017 Robert Lattimer, our Eagle Forum Science Chairman reports, that Ohio requests feedback on updated academic standards. The Ohio Department of Education is updating the state’s science, social studies, and financial literacy standards.  The Department is currently taking input on … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/07/17

July 7, 2017   Protecting Americans The House passed two immigration bills last week backed by President Trump and Attorney General Sessions. The bills tackled illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities.  Most importantly, they increase the safety of Americans across the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/03/17

July 3, 2017 Notable Supreme Court Cases Religious liberty has become the left’s punching bag, forcing the Supreme Court to rule on many cases dealing with this issue alone.  We saw one of those cases this week, along with challenges … Continue reading

Thank you!

July 3, 2017 Dear North Carolina Legislative Leaders: Thank you for your courageous stand in opposing a call for a Convention of the States. To have a large number of unknown delegates from the 50 states messing with our constitution … Continue reading


SPECIAL SUNDAY SEND OFF!   FOR YOUR PLANNING PURPOSES, PLEASE NOTE:  Our final speaker on Sunday, September 17 at 11:15 am will be our dear Eagle Forum friend and ally, the Honorable Michele Bachmann!  Michele will close our 46th EAGLE … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/25/17

June 25, 2017 Our Lips to Bears Ears   In April of this year, President Trump issued an executive order for Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to conduct a 120-day review of several national monuments.  First on his … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/19/17

June 19, 2017   Breathing Life into Healthcare As the Senate is drafting their version of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill, Conservatives are urging that the pro-life provisions from the House version remain.  The Senate is using the reconciliation … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/09/17

June 9, 2017 Finance Fights The House and Senate have been working on three major issues to send to President Trump’s desk by the end of this year: healthcare, the budget, and tax reform. Conservatives should be encouraging their legislators … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/26/17

May 26, 2017 Davis-Oliver Act   Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) recently introduced the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431 “Davis-Oliver Act”) which was marked-up in the House Judiciary Committee on … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/15/17

Senate and House Status   This week, the House is in recess and will return Tuesday, May 16th. The Senate, however, has been in session working hard to confirm President Trump’s nominees including Scott Gottlieb for Commissioner of Food and Drugs … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017   On this first Mother’s Day since the passing of my mother, I am reminded of what my extraordinary mother, Phyllis Schlafly, taught me.   As a teenager, George Washington copied 110 Rules of Civility and Decent … Continue reading

Missouri event with Dan Ford

On 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Paris Climate Agreement

May 10, 2017 Eagle Forum was one of forty-four free-market groups to urge President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as a key part of his “plan to protect U. S. energy producers and manufacturers from regulatory warfare … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

May 2017 Eagle Forum Report

Schools of Mischief Using Schools To Retrain Kids’ Emotions — What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Academic Freedom in K-12 Science Education Defund the Department that Does Not Educate Download or view Report here … Continue reading

Not for Sale

April 28, 2017 Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum activists have been effective advocates on the right side of so many important historic battles. This track record of sound judgment and effectiveness has attracted donors because a donation to Eagle … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Texas Standards

April 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 4/14/17

April 14, 2017 Personnel is Policy This has been a joyful week for conservatives in Washington as Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. We are hearing from our conservative allies that they are … Continue reading

Invasive Surveys

April 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Governor Matt Bevin visits Senate

Shirley Daniel Eagle Forum State Leader reported that Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin visited the Senate during the closing hours of the session to personally thank them, saying it has been a phenomenal session. Gov. Bevin also said he was … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Court Watch Is Watching the Gorsuch Nomination

March 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 … Continue reading

Kentucky General Assembly

March 24, 2017 KENTUCKY – Shirley Daniel reported that the Kentucky General Assembly is drawing to a close and House Concurrent 13 and HJR 54, which called for a Balanced Budget Amendment and an Article V Constitutional Convention, respectively, never … Continue reading

Hearing in the Nevada Legislature on SJR10

Janine Hansen, Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman 775-397-6859,   March 27, 2017, In the Year of our Lord   March 27, 2017 was the first hearing in the Nevada Legislature on SJR10 to Rescind all previous applications for Article … Continue reading

Pro-life day — March 16, 2017

March 24, 2016 ALABAMA – Deborah Love, Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama reported that the Alabama House of Representatives had designated March 16, 2017 as pro-life day and it was a big success for human rights of all … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill – 3/17/17

March 17, 2017   Trump Budget Cuts On Thursday, President Trump released his blueprint budget for FY 2018, and a supplemental Appropriations request to Congress to cut domestic spending in FY 2017 in order to pay for efforts to rebuild … Continue reading

Article V Convention Dead in Georgia

March 10, 2017 Chris Owens, Georgia Eagle Forum President, reports that S.R. 195, a request to Congress to Call an Article V Convention (Con Con) To Limit Terms for U.S. Senators and Representatives is DEAD in Georgia!! She reminds us … Continue reading

Nebraska Legislature

March 10, 2017 Kathy Wilmot contributed the following on behalf of Eagle Forum of Nebraska: a press release written to educate Nebraskans about various bills including LR6, our Con-Con bill (they refer to as Convention of States) was just prioritized this … Continue reading

True Eagle Forum

March 8, 2017 Dear Eagles, Eagle Forum values the support given by many of you over the course of multiple decades. Because Eagle Forum’s successful network of grassroots conservatives is due in large part to donations from its supporters, ensuring … Continue reading

Stop ERA — Again!

March 8, 2017 A major battle is taking place in Nevada to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that will impact our entire nation. ERA passed the Nevada Senate on March 1, 2017, and it is poised to pass the … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 3/03/17

March 3, 2017 President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress President Trump’s Tuesday evening address to Congress was a home run, even according to some of the mainstream media’s most radical liberals.  For example, radical social justice activist and former … Continue reading

COS defeated in Utah State Senate

March 2, 2017 Convention of States was defeated on Feb 23 in the Utah State Senate 12-1-16 after passing the House. “I am just so grateful and feel that this was a great miracle and the Lord blessed us beyond … Continue reading

State Longitudinal Data System

February 24, 2017 ALABAMA – Eagle Forum of Alabama was instrumental in winning a key vote on February 21 in the Alabama Senate to curtail legislation to establish a massive state longitudinal data system.  The battle will be ongoing. Eagle Forum … Continue reading

COS Dead in Washington State!

February 18, 2017 From Cindy Honcoop, President Washington Eagle Forum I am happy to report that Washington State’s SJM 8003 (COS) did not pass out of the State Government committee by yesterday’s deadline and is likely dead for this session. … Continue reading

Streamlining the Texas science standards

February 17, 2017 TEXAS – Bob Lattimer, Eagle Forum’s Science Issues Chairman, submitted an excellent article he wrote titled, “Streamlining” the Texas science standards. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in science dates back to 2010.  While the TEKS … Continue reading

Decisions in Wisconsin’s public schools

February 17, 2017 WISCONSIN – Dottie Feder, State President of Wisconsin Eagle Forum, shared news about the coming Primary in her state. The Spring Primary, scheduled for April 4, typically has low turnout but not this year. What’s at stake … Continue reading

Nevada’s Legislature began this week

February 17, 2017 NEVADA – Nevada’s Legislature began this week and so Eagle State Leader of Nevada, Janine Hansen has moved from Elko to the state capitol, Carson City, which is about 325 miles from her home. She drives home on … Continue reading

Sanctuary Cities and Counties

February 17, 2017 CALIFORNIA – Orlean Koehle wrote to report that Sanctuary Cities and Counties are now called “Indivisible” in California: In Orlean’s liberal city of Santa Rosa, as well as the county of Sonoma through resolutions that were unanimously passed … Continue reading

Stolen Lives Quilt project

February 17, 2017 ALABAMA –  Pat Ellis shared how proud Eagle Forum of Alabama was to be part of the Remembrance Project’s Stolen Lives Quilt project.  Each quilt piece is a 3 x 6 banner displaying faces, names and a short … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 2/17/17

February 17, 2017 This week on “the Hill” we are hearing from our conservative friends that the greatest need from the grassroots is to continue to fight back against the mainstream media’s and the left’s constant onslaught of attack against … Continue reading

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

February 17, 2017 WASHINGTON – State President, Cindy Honcoop reported that Washington Eagle Forum is working with pro-life legislators to pass the WA Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill was proudly introduced this week by Representative Luanne VanWerven, our … Continue reading

COS is no Valentine’s present for Missourians

February 17, 2017 MISSOURI – Anne Gassel, Missouri Eagle Forum’s new Legislative Director, reported that the Resolution for an Article V, Convention of the States, is making its way through the Missouri House. Representative Frederick’s HCR 5 was heard in the … Continue reading

Devos Confirmed – Vigilance is Critical

February 10, 2017 The Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Dr. Karen Effrem, Eagle Forum’s Education Issues Chair, said in response, “We will need to work towards getting her to approve all state plans even if … Continue reading

Reversing Extreme PC in the Military

February 10, 2017 Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness wrote in her recent mailing, “I warned in a message to you last December, advocates of radical social change in our military are not giving up, even though President … Continue reading

The Future of Eagle Forum

February 9, 2017   What is Eagle Forum? The better question is “who” is Eagle Forum. Eagle Forum is not its board of directors.  Eagle Forum is not its bylaws. Eagle Forum is not even its founder, Phyllis Schlafly.  Eagle … Continue reading

Betsy DeVos Nomination

February 3, 2017 A Senate panel is scheduled to vote Monday or Tuesday on President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Dr. Karen Effrem, Eagle Forum’s Education Issues Chair, encourages continued opposition to DeVos’ nomination. “She contradicts President Trump’s … Continue reading

Eagle Forum Applauds Gorsuch Selection

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2017   Eagle Forum Thanks President Trump for Keeping His Promise (Alton, IL) Eunie Smith, president of Eagle Forum, the pro-family, conservative organization founded by the late Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, issued the following statement … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/27/17

January 27, 2017   Wasn’t it refreshing to see that following all of the mainstream media hype over the bitter and vulgar so-called “Women’s March,” that President Trump began the week by reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” prohibiting U.S. foreign … Continue reading

Meet Our New Pro-Life Issue Chairman

January 27, 2017 Welcome Mary Summa! We are thrilled to announce that Mary Summa has agreed to serve as our Pro-Life issue chair. Mary is a decades-long Eagle Forum ally and a great friend who garnered tremendous respect during her … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/20/17

January 20, 2017 This week confirmation hearings were held for Education Secretary designate, Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary designate Dr. Tom Price, Environmental Protection Agency Director designate Scott Pruitt, Secretary of Energy designate, RickPerry, and Secretary of Treasury … Continue reading

Kentucky First Republican Majorities in 95 Years

January 20, 2017 Shirley Daniel, State President of Eagle Forum of Kentucky, sent the following: Christian, Pro-Life Governor Joyously Signs Two New Pro-Life Bills Passed by First Republican Majorities in 95 Years!!! Kentucky Republicans won the House of Representatives by … Continue reading

Time to End Common Core

January 17, 2017   Donald Trump campaigned against Common Core; the Department of Education should end Common Core. Hold Betsy DeVos accountable to Trump’s pledge!   Karen R. Effrem, MD, president, Education Liberty Watch writes:   Some states, like New … Continue reading

Tell your Senators to confirm Sessions

January 16, 2017 Attention Friends: We sent this letter signed by Eagle Forum leaders throughout the country urging Senators to swiftly confirm Senator Jeff Sessions and to speak out against the unfounded liberal attacks against him.  Senator Sessions did a … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/13/17

January 13, 2017   This week the Senate began holding hearings on Trump Cabinet nominees.    Attorney General   The hearings on Senator Sessions’ nominees received the most attention.  Senator Sessions responded to 11 hours of questioning beautifully.  He showcased … Continue reading

Protect Privacy

January 13, 2017 Trayce Bradford writes, “Good morning ladies! I wanted to let you know that Texas Eagle Forum is taking a firm and front line stand on the issue of privacy and safety for women and children. I reached … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/06/17

January 6, 2017 Colleen is looking forward to working with you in 2017 to continue our long tradition of fighting for the issues that we so dearly care about.  She is thrilled to once again be representing our beloved Eagle … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Guilty

January 6, 2017 Deborah Love, Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama sent a report showing that the Select House Panel started off the New Year with 15 criminal referrals for Planned Parenthood and their associates. The chart in the … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/31/16

December 31, 2016 On the Air with Gayle Colleen was a guest on Utah Eagle Forum President, Gayle Ruzicka’s radio program to discuss what we are hearing from the Trump transition team and the importance of the grassroots staying engaged, … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/23/16

December 23, 2016   We teamed up with Longtime Friend, Connie Mackey This week, long-time Eagle Forum friend Connie Mackey and I visited some key congressional staffers to discuss how we can best work together to advance a conservative agenda … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/16/16

December 16, 2016 Last week was a very productive week in Washington. Please be on the lookout for a coalition letter setting forth conservative expectations for the Department of Education, including specific policy expectations and personnel recommendations for assistant secretaries.  … Continue reading