Dear Eagle Forum Members and Friends,
Eagle Forum of Alabama has always very strongly opposed every form of Constitution Convention (Con Con) brought to Alabama’s doorstep. Since my employment began with Eagle Forum of Alabama and before, our state organization has worked tirelessly to stop Con Con. I have always fought, as Executive Director of Alabama Eagle Forum, to oppose Con Con. Here is a list of my activities to fight Con Con on behalf of Eagle Forum of Alabama since my employment began about a year and half ago. I have participated in numerous conference calls led by Janine Hansen on Con Con and also participated in Eagle Forum State leaders’ calls opposing Con Con, led by the national office. I have always joined in the calls when able, provided information about the Con Con fight in Alabama and shared our plans with national leaders and activists. The Alabama Teen Eagles’ Handbook expressly opposes Con Con. When I participated in Teen Eagles in high school, I learned about the problems with the national popular vote, Con Con, and challenges to the Electoral College. The handbook makes it very clear that Eagle Forum of Alabama opposes all forms of Con Cons.
-Dec. 15, 2015 I Spoke to Members of the Lauderdale County Republican Party against Madison Coalition efforts, Roman Buhler push for Con Con when he presented to the group.
-Jan. 14, 2016 Spoke to Huntsville Tea Party on Con Con and Legislative Issues.
-Addressed SB10 and spoke in opposition
-Handed out Phyllis’s pamphlet on Con Con
-2016 Testified at Senate Hearing on SB10 in opposition
-Opposed Compact for America false claims about Eagle Forum
-Handed out Andy’s letter to members of the Committee
-Handed out Judi Caler summary of Compact for America problems and bill summary to members
-2016 Lobbied Members to oppose SB10 and handed out the materials to members who skipped the hearing
-Handed out Andy letter, summary, and Janine Compact write up.
-2016 Murfee Gewin, Eagle Forum of Alabama representative testified in opposition to HB42
-2016 Murfee Gewin lobbied House Committee Members before vote and after
-April 5, 2016 Deborah Love, Visited with Senator Hotzclaw staff on sponsoring a rescission bill to repeal all Con Con calls in Alabama and lobbied other legislators on the issue
-Murfee and Deborah Love continuing to approach about meeting and rescission bill
-April 5, 2016 -Drove Alabama John Birch Society Representative, Mr. Jim McLendon with me to Montgomery to distribute his organizations materials to oppose Compact for America
-2016 -monitored the Con Con resolutions from Senator Pittman upon their discovery. Currently they are dead and have not been placed on calendar. We are continuing to monitor this resolution and its House companion.
This is not a complete list and of course, only covers primarily this year and my activities, but the state organization has a strong reputation on this issue. Please let national leaders know that Eagle Forum of Alabama has a solid record opposing Con Con and actively educating the public and members of the legislature on this issue. Eagle Forum of Alabama has always actively opposed any form of Con Con in Alabama from our organization’s inception. As Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, I would direct Ed Martin to cease making slanderous statements and libel against Eunie Smith and Eagle Forum of Alabama. If these slanderous statements and libel continue from Ed Martin, I will be forced to take further action.
Eagle Forum of Alabama
Office (205) 879-7096