By Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman, Eagle Forum
|Anne Schlafly Cori with her
mother, Phyllis Schlafly.
One year ago today, the founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly, passed away at the age of 92. Eagle Forum is continuing our original mission as Eagle Forum has moved from one voice to many voices! Phyllis Schlafly’s unwavering voice now echoes into the many voices of Eagle Forum leaders and volunteers who were inspired by her to get involved and make a difference in our country. Eagle Forum has moved from one voice to many voices. Phyllis Schlafly’s crowning achievement was to encourage volunteers to do more than they ever imagined that they could do. She modeled how American women could have a voice, and women responded with expression, energy, and endurance.
Phyllis Schlafly inspired me, her daughter. The many lessons I learned from my mother include:
- Character counts. Say what you believe, mean what you say, and never mislead or lie. Your word, and the principles that guide you, orchestrate your life. Never waver from the truth.
- Commitment to principle and commitment to people. Stay true to fundamentals and always treat everyone with courtesy – especially someone who disagrees with you. She taught me never to disparage anyone, but in any discussion, stick to the facts. She was renowned for her command of facts on a wide range of topics. I am still in awe of my mother’s cool composure in the face of many vicious attacks.
- Communication with a smile. My mother answered her phone at all hours. She answered her mail and email. She talked to anyone who wanted to talk. Her joyous smile never left her. My mother offers a great lesson in composure and integrity for all of the times when we might get impatient.
What is Eagle Forum?
Founded more than 40 years ago by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to saving America.
Why join Eagle Forum?
You can make a difference. Phyllis Schlafly showed us how to make a difference in our lives, our community, and our nation. Get involved, learn, and stay involved. Our conferences focus on training on current policy issues. Our monthly Eagle Forum Report offers “more facts in fewer words” in the style of Phyllis Schlafly. (Subscribe to the Eagle Forum Report here.)
What does Eagle Forum do?
Eagle Forum advocates respect for God and family as the central building block of a prosperous country. Every issue in America is interconnected. Fiscal and social issues cannot be separated. A strong America is a country with sound Constitutional principles, limited government, personal liberties, strong national defense, economic growth, real education for the next generation, and a country that continuously defends these important values.
How do we promote the Eagle Forum message?
Eagle Council every September, which is a weekend of education and training for Eagles every September is our primary conference. This year, Eagle Council will be held on September 14-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Register here.)
Eagle Forum Report is our monthly mailed newsletter on current issues. (Sign up here.)
Our website, www.EagleForum.org, offers daily updates.
Volunteer state leaders of the many State Eagle Forums are led by volunteer leaders, who monitor their local governments and state legislatures, and organize lobbying campaigns and local educational meetings. (Find your state organization here.)
Eagle Forum Issues Chairmen, who keep us informed on important national issues, including the judiciary, religious liberty, the United Nations and the threats posed by fake science, feminism, gambling, pornography, terrorism, and false patriots who seek to undermine the Constitution of our great nation.
Eagle Forum also lobbies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Colleen Holcomb is our Vice-President of Government Relations and Tabitha Walter is our D.C. Executive Director. They send email weekly alerts to keep Eagles informed on what Congress is doing – or not doing. (Subscribe to our email list here.)
Join Eagle Forum and be prepared for the 2018 elections. We all can learn from Phyllis Schlafly that it is never about the last election; rather, we should always be prepared for the next election. To quote from Phyllis’s regular encouragement to Eagles, “We have so much important work to do!”
I thank all of you for your support and love of my mother, Phyllis Schlafly, over so many years. As she told me several years ago, “I have had a wonderful life.” On the first anniversary of her passing, join me in honoring her commitment to the United States of America. Please join us in supporting her greatest work: Eagle Forum.