Eagle Forum

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Eagle Forum
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President:Phyllis Schlafly
Vice-president:Eunie Smith
Party:Republican
Year created:1972
Website:http://www.eagleforum.org/
Eagle Forum is a conservative and pro-family organization. According to their website, Eagle Forum's mission "is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise."[1]

History

Eagle Forum was started in 1972, by Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly is known for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment and the movement, Stop ERA, that she started.[2]

Leadership

Eagle Forum's president is Phyllis Schlafly and their first vice-president is Eunie Smith.[1]

Issues

Eagle Forum lists their issues on their website. The following is an abbreviated list:[1]

  • "We oppose all encroachments against American sovereignty through United Nations treaties or conferences that try to impose global taxes, gun registration, energy restrictions, feminist goals, or regulation on our use of oceans."
  • "We support establishing English as our official language."
  • "We support immediate border security to stop the entry of illegal aliens, illegal drugs, women seeking to give birth to "anchor babies," Third World diseases, criminal gangs, and potential terrorists.We oppose all variations of amnesty and guest-worker visas. Our first task is to assimilate the millions of non-English-speaking foreignborn who are legal residents."
  • "We support the private enterprise system and reject the false dogmas that tax-and-spend government or a global economy can solve our social and economic problems."
  • "We support the sanctity of human life as a gift from our Creator, as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence."
  • "We support congressional action to curb the Imperial Judiciary by refusing to confirm activist judges and by withdrawing jurisdiction from the federal courts over areas where we don't trust them, such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the Ten Commandments, the Boy Scouts, and the definition of marriage."
  • "We support the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed in the Second Amendment."
  • "We support making elections honest by requiring positive identification for voters, cleaning up registration rolls, and enforcing ballot security."
  • "We support constitutional amendments and federal and state legislation to protect the institution of marriage and the equally important roles of father and mother.We honor the fulltime homemaker and her rights in joint income tax returns."
  • "We oppose the feminist goals of stereotyping men as a constant danger to women, while at the same time pushing women into military combat against foreign enemies."
  • "Every child should be able to read by the end of the first grade and should be taught to read using phonics.We urge parents to teach their own children to read before they enter school. Reducing illiteracy is an Eagle Forum priority."
  • "We oppose and deplore the dumbing down of the academic curriculum through fads such as Outcome-Based Education and courses in self-esteem, diversity, and multiculturalism."
  • "We oppose liberal propaganda in the curriculum through global education and Political Correctness."
  • "We support parents' rights to guide the education of their own children, to protect their children against immoral instruction and materials, and to home-school without oppressive government regulations.
  • "Eagle Forum was a primary factor in passing the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and we strongly support its enforcement to protect children against psychological testing and mental-health screening without parental consent."

2014 elections

As of December 2, 2013, Eagle Forum has endorsed the following candidates in the 2014 election cycle:[3]

2012 elections

Eagle Forum endorsed several candidates in the 2012 election cycle. Here is an abbreviated list:[4]

Contributions

According to OpenSecrets.org, total contributions for the 2012 election cycle were $221,126.[5]

Eagle Forum spent:[5]

  • $211,826 on contributions to candidates
  • $3,500 on contributions to Leadership PACs
  • $1,300 on contributions to parties

Top recipients

Top 10 largest Eagle Forum recipients in 2012[5]
Recipient Total
Todd Akin $10,000
Michele Bachmann $10,000
Vicky Hartzler $10,000
Steve King $10,000
Keith Rothfus $10,230
Richard Mourdock $8,000
Ted Cruz $7,250
Hans Lessman $7,000
John Cunningham $5,000
Cherilyn Eagar $5,000

Donors

Organizations

According to OpenSecrets.org, Eagle Forum discloses their donors. However, no donors contributed more than $1,000. As a result, no specific donors are identified.[6]

Industries

According to OpenSecrets.org, Eagle Forum discloses their donors. However, no donors contributed more than $200. As a result, no specific industries are identified.[7]

Ballot measures

Opposed

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