Phyllis Schlafly Announces Florida Center
for Protecting the Constitution
We cannot sit idly and allow so-called conservatives
to risk a runaway Constitutional Convention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2016
CONTACT: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Saint Louis, MO: Phyllis Schlafly, founder and chairman of Eagle Forum, announced the formation of the Florida chapter of Phyllis Schlafly’s Center for Protecting the Constitution. This is the second of Phyllis’ state centers. These Constitutional Centers were founded to fight the misconception that the U.S. Constitution is outdated and needs to be changed.
“The Constitution is a miraculous document, written and ratified by extraordinary men, and nothing must be done to risk it,” said Phyllis Schlafly. “It should be protected, not changed, and any call for a new Constitutional Convention must be resisted. I am happy to see these Centers for Protecting the Constitution gain momentum.”
Schlafly announced that Florida attorneys Cindy and Ian Northon will serve as co-directors of the Florida Center.
“I am proud to name Cindy and Ian Northon as co-directors of our Florida Center,” Schlafly said. “Cindy and Ian are highly accomplished attorneys who have fought hard for life and for conservative causes and I trust them in this important work. I believe their legal backgrounds and professional experience will allow them to influence the debate in Florida and to protect the Constitution. I was disappointed to see that the Florida legislature has passed a call for a Constitutional convention (deceptively renamed as the “Convention of States”) – we must explain why this is so bad for America and demand rescission of this call.”
Phyllis Schlafly’s Centers for Protecting the Constitution will host events, educate citizens and leaders, and publish materials. The Centers are supported by Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, a 501(c)(3) founded by Phyllis Schlafly over 35 years ago. All state centers receive support from the Fund to cover staff, printing and other related expenses. Each center will include leadership like Cindy and Ian Northon in Florida as well as Pat Carlson in Texas. Plans are moving forward to open centers in other states that will face Constitutional issues including Utah, Tennessee, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Northon is licensed in Michigan. Mr. Northon is licensed in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida.