For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017

Contact: Colleen Holcomb
Email: ● 757-277-4848

Alton, IL: Eagle Forum, the pro-family, conservative organization founded by the late Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, salutes President Donald Trump for keeping his campaign promise to remove the United States from the United Nations Paris Agreement.  

President Trump“Stopping the U.N. mischief was a high priority for our beloved founder Phyllis Schlafly – so much so that Phyllis appointed a Chairman to attend nearly every U.N. climate change meeting since 1997 to report to our activists and lead our efforts to oppose the damaging globalist agenda, like that embodied in the Paris Accord,” said Eagle Forum International Issues Chair Cathie Adams.

“Eagle Forum has watched nations change their position concerning “climate change” from one of non-interest to their current position of seeing it as a “cash cow” for their economies. The anti-American U.N. meetings have promoted the claim that America is mostly to blame for “climate change” because of our industrial strength, which includes burning of fossil fuels.” Adams noted, “The true purpose of the U.N.’s “climate change” agenda is to redistribute American wealth around the globe.”

“In his effort to fundamentally transform America, President Obama betrayed American interests by committing the United States to this poorly negotiated Agreement without the approval of Congress.”

“The UN ‘climate change’ agenda is clearly an attack on “the forgotten man,” American workers, their jobs and our standard of living, as the Accord would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion over the next several decades, and would have resulted in the loss of 6.5 million industrial sector jobs and the complete devastation of our coal industry,” Adams continued.

“By withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, President Trump took a vital stand on behalf of all Americans, but particularly the ‘forgotten men and women’ for whom he pledged to fight.” Adams concluded, “For that we say, ‘thank you, Mr. President.’”