The better question is “who” is Eagle Forum. Eagle Forum is not its board of directors. Eagle Forum is not its bylaws. Eagle Forum is not even its founder, Phyllis Schlafly. Eagle Forum is members and supporters; its “Eagles” as Phyllis affectionately called us. Eagle Forum is a grassroots movement; the lifeblood is its countless volunteers and supporters who, on a daily basis, embody and advocate for the mission of Eagle Forum, which Phyllis envisioned.
To answer this question, we also need to say who Eagle Forum is not. Eagle Forum is not its former directors and officers who are now attempting to use the name Phyllis Schlafly and fundraise in her name. One such organization — Phyllis Schlafly’s American Eagles (sometimes confusingly referred to as “PS Eagles,” “Phyllis’s Eagles” or “Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagles”) — was only created in May of 2016 and has no influence, infrastructure, or name recognition. [Eagle Forum and Phyllis Schlafly’s American Eagles Comparison chart]. The name “Eagle Forum” is valuable because elected officials know that countless Eagles stand behind it; Eagle Forum means business to leaders in Washington D.C. It means business in state capitols around the country thanks to individual state leaders’ hard work and faithfulness. Eagle Forum means respectability to other conservative and pro-family groups. Another rogue organization — Eagle Trust Fund — is a bank account run by Phyllis’s sons John Schlafly and Bruce Schlafly. Eagle Trust Fund is not transparent. Eagle Trust Fund has no membership, no name recognition and, most importantly, no accountability. [Eagle Forum and Eagle Trust Fund Comparison chart].
These former directors and officers treat Phyllis’s name like a commodity that can be slapped onto any organization they create, but they are spending a currency that they do not understand. Phyllis is not a brand name; she was a lightning rod who understood how government could positively or negatively impact the American family and the exceptional American way of life. Her rare insight inspired countless Eagles to join together, under the banner of Eagle Forum, to protect the American family and way of life and advance conservative issues for the salvation of our republic. Eagle Forum and its national cooperative network of grassroots volunteers and advocates were her passion. And, all Eagles are her real and ongoing legacy.
Eagle Forum is an established national organization, which is accountable to its members and supporters, and has a proven track record of effectively advancing conservative causes at each and every level of government across the United States. The trust our supporters place in Eagle Forum is one of our most treasured resources; we strive, daily, to maintain the political influence and infrastructure to put your support to the best possible use. We provide reliable, timely information to our supporters so that their voices can make a difference!
President Trump has ushered in a new chapter in American politics where the power has been returned to the people, but we must use it. A groundswell of grassroots conservatives won President Trump the election; now, we need to help him lead. Conservatives should contribute time, volunteer spirit, and money to our organization with a proven track record of success.
Eagle Forum invites you to join our extensive network of experienced, well-informed and well-respected grassroots volunteers who can reach politicians where they feel it: with their voters. Elected officials recognize the name “Eagle Forum” and the influence it has. Politicians understand that Eagles expect them to lead honestly and responsibly, and know that if they do not, Eagle Forum will hold them accountable to their voters on election day.
Because no other organization has the multi-faceted influence and infrastructure to help realize the potential for historic progress on conservative issues that the Trump presidency holds, we ask that you support Eagle Forum. You need us and we need you!