Press Releases

2017

Great News: U.S. Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Eagle Forum Salutes Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2017 Contact: Colleen Holcomb, Vice-President of Government Relations, 757-277-4848 The 2016 National Republican Party Platform points out that Israel “is the only country in the Middle East where freedom of speech and freedom of religion are found. Therefore, support for Israel is an expression of Americanism, and it is the responsibility of our government to advance policies that reflect Americans’ strong desire for a relationship with no ... Read more

Eagle Forum Announces New Georgia State President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2017 Contact:  Julia Warton, National Field Director,  719.213.4675 Alton, IL – Eunie Smith, President of Eagle Forum, is delighted to announce that Dr. Pat Daugherty of Bishop, Georgia has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors to be the new president of Georgia Eagle Forum. “Pat comes highly recommended to us. She is a wonderful addition to our state leadership roster. Her years of experience will serve Eagle Forum of Georgia and ... Read more

Eagle Forum Welcomes New Colorado State President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2017 Contact:  Julia Warton, National Field Director, 719.213.4675 Eunie Smith, President of Eagle Forum is delighted to announce that Deb Marks of Craig, Colorado has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors to serve as the new president of Colorado Eagle Forum.  “Deb comes highly recommended to us and we believe that she is a wonderful addition to our state leadership roster. Her years of experience will serve Eagle Forum of Colorado ... Read more

U.S. Withdrawal from UNESCO For Immediate Release: October 13, 2017 Contact: Cathie Adams, 972-523-8551 Eagle Forum President Eunie Smith thanks President Trump for withdrawing from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization. Mrs. Smith said, “This is not the first time the U.S. has taken such serious action. President Reagan withdrew U.S. membership in 1984, and I was most disappointed when President George W. Bush chose to reenter UNESCO in 2003.” Mrs. Smith added, “President Trump is absolutely correct to ... Read more

Eagle Forum Board Confirms New Board Members and Officers For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Eagle Forum Board Confirms New Board Members and Officers Immediately prior to the beginning of Eagle Council XLVI in Arlington, Virginia, the Eagle Forum Board of Directors conducted its annual meeting. According to President Eunie Smith, we were delighted to welcome to the Board two new members who were formerly D.C. Executive Directors, Susan Brackin Hirschmann and Kris Ardizzone Ullman, JD. “These ladies beautifully compliment the other directors’ expertise as we plan for ... Read more

Poll Shows Voters Demanding Conservative Agenda Dear Eagles, Below is a press release we have disseminated on Capitol Hill today about an astounding poll that predicts a strong backlash against elected officials who vote against a conservative agenda. Eagle Forum joined with several coalition friends to fund this poll to find out if what we were hearing from our activists around the nation was true:  that people want to see a conservative agenda enacted into law, not just talked about during election cycles. As you ... Read more

Trump Ends Obama Equal Pay for Unequal Work Regulation Eagle Forum Applauds Trump Administration for Eliminating Business-Killing Regulation September 4, 2017 Alton, IL – “As the nation celebrates Labor Day, Eagle Forum applauds President Trump for withdrawing an Obama Administration regulation that mandated burdensome requirements for businesses to report salary data based on race and sex,” said Eagle Forum President Eunie Smith. “The purpose behind the regulation was to lay the bureaucratic foundation for enacting ‘comparable worth,’ a radical feminist concept Eagle Forum has been fighting for decades,” ... Read more

President Trump Upholds Military Readiness; Restricts Transgenders from Military For Immediate Release: July 26, 2017 Contact: Tabitha Walter Email: Tabitha@eagleforum.org ● 202-341-5737 Download or view letter here Read more

Eagle Forum Thanks President Trump for Keeping Promise on Paris Accord For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 Contact: Colleen Holcomb Email: cholcomb@attorneyholcomb.com ● 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.   “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 ... Read more

29 Different Organizations to Trump: Reduce or Rescind Egregious National Monuments June 1, 2017 Today 29 different organizations jointly asked President Donald Trump to reduce and/or rescind egregious national monuments where local support exists to do so. In a letter drafted by Sutherland Institute and delivered Thursday to Trump, the undersigned stated in part: National monuments are no longer about protecting specific historical and cultural sites. Instead, political gamesmanship, outdoor recreation, climate change, and other motivations inconsistent with the original intent of the Antiquities Act rule the designation ... Read more

Paris Climate Agreement May 10, 2017 Eagle Forum was one of forty-four free-market groups to urge President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as a key part of his “plan to protect U. S. energy producers and manufacturers from regulatory warfare not just for the next four years but also for decades to come.” Addressed to the President, the letter began: “We, the undersigned, write in enthusiastic support of your campaign commitments to withdraw fully from the Paris ... Read more

Eagle Forum Welcomes New Executive Director Tabitha Walter Eagle Forum Welcomes New Executive Director Tabitha Walter For Immediate Release For More Information, Contact: Colleen Holcomb Telephone: 757-277-4848 May 1, 2017 (Washington, D.C.)  Eagle Forum, the pro-family 501 (c)(4) organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1975,  is delighted to welcome Tabitha Walter to the Eagle Forum team as the Washington, D.C. Executive Director. Mrs. Walter began her public policy career working as an advocate at the West Virginia State Legislature.  Most recently, Mrs. Walter served as Government Affairs Office Coordinator ... Read more

Eagle Forum Board Confirms New Board Members and Officers For Immediate Release:  January 31, 2017 Eagle Forum Board Confirms New Board Members and Officers Alton, IL  Eagle Forum, the pro-family, conservative organization founded by the late Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 is pleased to announce that on January 28, 2017 the board of directors confirmed three new members, former Missouri Eagle Forum President Lois Linton, Florida Eagle Forum President, Pat Andrews, and former Washington D.C. Executive Director, Colleen Holcomb, to replace outgoing directors, John Schlafly, Andy Schlafly ... Read more

Eagle Forum Applauds Gorsuch Selection For Immediate Release: January 31, 2017 Eagle Forum Thanks President Trump for Keeping His Promise (Alton, IL) Eunie Smith, president of Eagle Forum, the pro-family, conservative organization founded by the late Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, issued the following statement following President Trump’s selection of 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Eagle Forum sincerely thanks President Trump for keeping his promise to nominate an exceptionally ... Read more

Eagle Forum Joins with CWA and Others to Sign Coalition Letter Supporting Sessions Nomination January 6, 2017 Eunie Smith, as acting President of Eagle Forum, joined with other organizations by signing a coalition letter drafted by CWA to support the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. You may read that coalition letter here and refer to its good information as you work with other conservatives in your state to support Senator Sessions’ confirmation. Please let Colleen know what you are doing in your state so we may encourage ... Read more