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Join Eagle Forum of Alabama for a Night “In the Woods with Phil” on January 22, 2018 at The Club in Birmingham. The 2018 Eagle Forum of Alabama Education Foundation Banquet proceeds will support the educational efforts of the Eagle Forum of Alabama Education Foundation. Phil Robertson will be starring on CRTV’s new show “In the Woods with Phil”. Phil Robertson has been an outspoken critic of political correctness during his time on A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty”. Reserve your table or seats today before they are gone! Check out Phil’s recent speech at Values Voter Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWVm_N8b03k&t=42s
You can register now by mailing in your tax deductible payment today. Your check of $150 per ticket or $1,250 for each table should be mailed to the Eagle Forum of Alabama Education Foundation. Each table seats ten. Be sure to include the names of those attending with registration payment for the banquet . All checks must be mailed to 4200 Stone River Circle, Birmingham, AL 35213 and marked “banquet attending” if you are registering for the banquet. If you would like to make a general donation to the foundation by supporting the banquet mark “banquet donation” on the check.
The reception begins at 5:30 PM. Seating for the banquet will begin at 6:00 PM. The banquet begins at 6:30 PM.
Sponsor the Eagle Forum of Alabama Education Foundation Banquet!
Promote your business or organization by making a tax deductible contribution to the important work of the Education Foundation. Sponsors will enjoy a special gathering with Phil Robertson and photograph with him. Each sponsorship includes a table of ten and two tickets to special gathering with Phil. For more details on the sponsorship benefits and opportunities contact our office today at (205) 879-7096.
Silver Sponsorship $2,500
Two tickets to a special gathering with Phil Robertson before banquet. Photograph with Phil Robertson and a reserved table for the banquet.
Gold Sponsorship $5,000
Three tickets to the special gathering with Phil Robertson before banquet. Photograph with Phil Robertson and a reserved table for the banquet plus more.
Platinum Sponsorship $10,000
Four tickets to a special gathering with Phil Robertson before banquet. Photograph with Phil Robertson and a reserved table for the banquet plus more.
Problems with the Governors $800MM plan:
· It does not follow the Competitive Bid Law; authorizes No Bid Contracts.
O The competitive bid law is in place to protect taxpayers’ dollars and protect against coercion and collusion. Competitively bidding all public works projects is the law in Alabama and it provides the best price with the job completed on time and brings transparency in the use of tax payers dollars. It’s the taxpayers’ method of comparative shopping. Any construction on prisons must be bid competitively using sealed bids opened publicly.
· The funding for this prison project is extremely concerning.
O The $800 Million Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act would ultimately cost at least $1.5 billion and would create a bond debt that Alabamians will be paying on for 30 years and in perpetuity if the Governor sees fit.
O The prison bill calls for Gov. Robert Bentley [and future Governors] and two of his appointed cabinet members to have full authority—by statute—to not only borrow $800 million for his ambitious prison plans but to keep it from public review, thus giving the Governor carte blanche with no real oversight. The use of a lease revenue bond will stop the public from voicing its opinion on borrowing the money while keeping the almost one billion dollars borrowed off the books and in the hands of a very small group.
· It moves prisons out of the communities that have invested in them and rely on them for employment.
o The investments in infrastructure made by communities with prisons to sustain those prisons were leveraged based on the service provided to the prison system. If they lose these prisons the debt service will still have to be paid by citizens through increased utility rates or local taxes. These are the same citizens who will be losing their jobs.
O The loss of direct and indirect jobs would create a negative economic impact on communities that is so significant that it would take many years to recover.
· The enormous cost that will not solve the prison-overcrowding problem or health care problems.
O Sentencing reform passed in 2013 has already started reducing the inmate population from 27,000 before the reforms to 23,000 today. The Bentley plan would only accommodate a total of 16,000 inmates, and in five years the system will still be at 125% capacity. Why not just build one additional prison to specifically address the overcrowding needs?
O There are 4 prisons that were built after the 1990’s: Bullock, Ventress, Easterling, Bibb. Bibb was built in 1998. It is difficult to argue that these structures are in need of replacement.
O Why have we not already purchased the private Perry County facility which would hold 800 inmates and for which bond money was legislated in 2010 under Gov. Riley. Almost 7 years later, nothing has been done to buy it and lower occupancy elsewhere. This Perry County facility would hold 800 inmates.
O The Governor says the debt will be paid through savings by reducing the hours and numbers of correctional officers. However, the prisons are already severely short on correctional officers.
O The immediate need is for increased expenditures on medical care and mental health care, not overcrowding. This bill does not address these medical needs, yet this is the issue about which the courts have expressed concern.
· Place inmates in City and County jails to relieve immediate overcrowding.
· Buy the Perry County Facility.
· Make the necessary renovations to existing facilities and bid the work out. Once the renovations are competitively bid, the price will probably be less than current projections.
· If necessary, build one new facility following the competitive bid law. It is the law.
Banquet guests had the great opportunity to hear and meet special speakers Michael Reagan and Associate Justice Glenn Murdock during the reception at the banquet. Click on this link https://flic.kr/s/aHskPUhqdi to see photographs from the banquet at The Club now! Share your photos on Facebook and tag @Eagle Forum of Alabama. Make sure to not miss upcoming Eagle Forum of Alabama events and breaking policy updates by signing up for alerts and membership today at alabamaeagle.org.
|To: Alabama Legislators
From: Eunie Smith, President Eagle Forum of Alabama
Apparently you have received misinformation regarding Eagle Forum’s position on an Article V Convention. Please read carefully Eagle Forum Board Member Andy Schlafly’s short statement following, forwarded to me on 5/3/15:
“I completely oppose an Article V Convention. It is a dangerous threat to our values and our Nation. Congress or judicial activism would likely require that the voting at such a convention be in proportion to population, and thereby dominated by liberal states. They would probably put a right to abortion and homosexual marriage into the Constitution, and repeal the Second Amendment. There is nothing good that can result from an Article V Convention, because Congress and the Courts will not feel restrained by a new amendment any more than they comply with existing text. Even proposing an Article V Convention has the harmful effect of devaluing the Constitution we cherish.
The original Constitutional Convention was made possible by rules of secrecy against media interference. That is impossible today, and thus the liberal media would obtain the result it wants. Pinning one’s hopes on an Article V Convention today is like a bankrupt man turning to gambling to solve his family’s financial problems. Hard work, in electing good people who defend our existing Constitution, is what is needed. The pie-in-the-sky, dangerous proposal of an Article V Convention should be rejected. (11/16/2014)”
Andrew L. Schlafly, Esq.
Proponents of a Constitutional Convention have insisted that a Convention could be limited to the one issue of a Balanced Budget. However, Yellowhammer quoted the House Sponsor as saying that the “Convention would be limited to a small set of issues….” Unfortunately, such limiting is wishful thinking because a convention once convened, is a law unto itself. All it takes is a majority proclaimed by the chairman of the Convention, and anything goes.
Join the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen!
By now, you’ve most likely seen the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors callously discussing how to dismember aborted babies and sell their body parts for profit.
No one needs Planned Parenthood.
Not in our nation.
Not in our state and federal budgets.
And certainly not in our city of Birmingham.
That’s why you are invited to join Alabama citizens of compassion and conscience for the National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood!
This protest will be one of HUNDREDS of events coast-to-coast on October 10, in cooperation with a coalition of more than 40 pro-life groups. It will be the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen. You don’t want to miss it!
Mark your calendar and bring your friends — especially those who haven’t been out on the front lines like this before. Let’s be the truth tellers in this nation!
We may never have a better opportunity to strip Planned Parenthood of their massive $500 million taxpayer subsidy and expose the truth about this corrupt organization. Plan to attend today.
Bishop Emeritus David Foley
Diocese of Birmingham
Her Choice Birmingham
Abortion Recovery Alabama, with Mitch Kelley leading songs of worship.
Please forward this invite to all of your friends!
For more information on the national event, visit www.protestpp.com.
|“Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”