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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2011

CONTACT: Phyllis Schlafly or Ruth Carlson: 314-721-1213
7800 Bonhomme Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105

Eagle Forum Holds National Leadership Conference
Citizens Gather from Across the Country

Phyllis Schlafly will host the 40th annual Eagle Council on September 16-18, at Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Some 250 leaders from 50 states are expected to attend. Eagle Council XL opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and ends at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.

Headline speakers will include Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of Eagle Forum. Saturday will feature in-depth sessions on integrating the latest technologies into winning campaigns, the Republican presidential nominating process, school tax and bond elections, effective pro-life legislation, preeminence of American law, Agenda 21, Voter Registration Reform, and saving the Electoral College.

The Fulltime Homemaker Award, to recognize the high value of motherhood and personal sacrifice, will be presented on Saturday evening to Teiro Cuccinelli, wife of Ken Cuccinelli.

"Eagle Councils are always a combination of informative speeches and training to build effective citizen activists," said Schlafly. "The Council will present an opportunity to learn from specialists in campaign technology and strategy, volunteer lobbying on specific pro-family issues, and use of the internet and social networking websites."

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.

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