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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2010
CONTACT: Phyllis Schlafly or Ruth Carlson — 314-721-1213
Eagle Forum Holds National Leadership Conference
Phyllis Schlafly will host the 39th annual Eagle Forum Leadership Conference this weekend, September 10-11-12, at the Hilton Frontenac Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Some 250 leaders from 50 states are expected to attend. Eagle Council XXXIX opens at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 10 and ends at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Headline speakers will include Rep. Steve King of Iowa, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, author John R. Lott, and Kris Kobach, law professor and the nation's leading authority on immigration law. Friday afternoon will feature an in-depth session on education, especially on the national core curriculum and the battles about what's in social studies textbooks. On Saturday morning, Eagle Forum members will hear from several state legislators who have legislative victories that are a model for other states.
The presentation of a Fulltime Homemaker Award is always a special event of the annual Eagle Council. This year's winner will be Vicki Tiahrt of Kansas, wife of Congressman Todd Tiahrt.
A particular highlight of this year's Eagle Council will be speeches by two remarkable women who will describe how the countries from which they immigrated adopted policies remarkably similar to those pursued by the Obama Administration. Ana Puig will tell what it was like living under Socialism in Brazil, and Kitty Werthmann will describe living under the Nazis and Communists in Austria.
Eagle Forum conferences are always a combination of informative speeches and training to build effective activists. The conference will present specialists in speech training, volunteer lobbying, fundraising, and use of the internet.
Eagle Forum, a national conservative pro-family organization of volunteers, was founded in 1972 in St. Louis. It has about 80,000 members nationwide, with chapters in every state and offices in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Missouri, and Alton, Illinois. Eagle Forum trains its members to participate in the public policymaking function, especially in education, foreign policy, and constitutional issues.