She has served on the National Eagle Forum Board since the Board’s inception in 1975 and as First Vice President since 1996 on Phyllis Schlafly’s recommendation.
She is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University where she was Vice-President of the Women’s Student Government Association. Her volunteer activities in Alabama began with the Junior League, other service organizations, her church, and her children’s schools. As President of Pro-America (1970), she invited Phyllis Schlafly to speak in Birmingham. In 1972, Eunie co-founded Alabama Stop ERA, which she chaired for its 10-year existence. She was a founder of Eagle Forum of Alabama (1976) and is its longest serving President. She was President of the Womens’ Committee of 100 for Birmingham. She was Chairman of the Ethics and Religious Committee (2011) of the Southern Baptist Convention. She currently serves as a member of the Alabama Supreme Court Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics (2008-2016). She is the recipient of numerous awards for her lifetime of volunteer service including a 1992 Joint Resolution by the Alabama Legislature “for outstanding service in support or pro-family and pro-life causes”. In 2016 she received the “Salt and Light” Award from ALCAP (Alabama Citizens Action Program).
Eunie is the widow of former U.S. Congressman Albert Lee Smith, Jr., the mother of three and grandmother of six. She was singularly honored by Phyllis Schlafly in 2014 with the Eagle Forum Homemaker of the Year Award.
Becky is the Executive Director of Alabama Eagle Forum. She began her journey in conservative grassroots politics when she and her husband founded the Wetumpka TEA Party in 2009, which quickly grew to be the largest and most active TEA Party in Alabama. She served as President until January 2019.
Becky has been a leader in bringing numerous Alabama TEA Parties and other liberty groups together to combat abuses of state and federal government overreach. In June 2013, she garnered national attention after delivering her impassioned congressional testimony about IRS abuses of the Wetumpka TEA Party.
Becky’s passion has led her to work with and serve in leadership roles with other conservative organizations. She has served as the Alabama State coordinator for Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) and also the National Grassroots Coordinator for Grassroots for Victory USA. In that role she helped to unite conservative grassroots groups across the country via their “Let’s Put ‘US’ Back in USA” national tour. She has been an active member of the Stop Common Core Task Force in Alabama and was a state leader for ParentalRights.org. In 2012 she traveled the country as a media correspondent with B!G Voices Media. In 2016, her desire to serve the citizens of Alabama prompted her to run for U.S. Congress in Alabama’s Second District.
Becky’s high-powered energy and activism has been lauded by national conservative figures including Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney and others. She’s a frequent guest on FOX News and FOX Business and multiple conservative talk radio programs across the country. In 2016 Becky received Heritage Action Sentinel’s Firewall for Freedom Award. She was named in Yellowhammer’s 2017 Power and Influence List and was on AL.com’s 20 Most Influential List in 2015.
Becky’s desire for freedom is fueled by her faith in God and love for her family. She has been married to her best friend, Eric for almost 27-years; their daughter Shelley and son-n-law, Omar, have given them two wonderful grandchildren, Samuel Joseph and Irving Lucas. Becky is working to ensure her children and grandchildren will live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Melody has been with Eagle Forum of Alabama part – time since March of 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UAB with a Major in Health Education and Minor in Psychology. A conservative from a young age, she became increasingly involved in public policy after college. She volunteered in local campaigns, attended Eagle Forum functions and supported other conservative causes. Melody served as a Policy Analyst with the Alabama Policy Institute and Administrative Assistant to former Jefferson County Commissioner Bettye Fine Collins prior to coming to Eagle Forum of Alabama. She served as a member of the Jefferson County Republican Party, and its Steering Committee, and also the Alabama Republican Assembly. She served as a member of the Alabama Republican Party’s Resolutions Committee. In 2004, Melody was elected an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York.
Melody is married to Michael Ciamarra. In addition to working with Eagle Forum of Alabama, she takes care of her extended family.
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