“Under Becky’s direction, Eagle Forum of Alabama will continue to be a bold and respected voice of conviction, principle, and informed policy in Alabama.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 10, 2019
Contact: Eunie Smith, President (205) 879-7096
Becky Gerritson, Executive Director (334) 452-0453
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—On Thursday, Eagle Forum of Alabama President Eunie Smith and Foundation President Jim Cooper announced Becky Gerritson as its new Executive Director.
Becky has been a strong advocate for conservatism in Alabama since founding the Wetumpka Tea Party in 2009. In 2016 Gerritson received Heritage Action Sentinel’s Firewall for Freedom Award, was named in Yellowhammer’s 2017 Power and Influence List, and was on AL.com Twenty Most Influential List in 2015.
Becky Gerritson gained national acclaim for her testimony before Congress after Obama’s IRS unfairly targeted the Wetumpka Tea Party and other organizations for their conservative beliefs. She has been lauded by conservative figures across the country such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox Business’ Stuart Varney. Gerritson was a Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama District 2 in 2016.
“It is an honor to welcome Becky Gerritson as our Executive Director,” Eunie Smith, President of Eagle Forum of Alabama said. “Becky is an effective conservative leader with a long history of championing the values that Eagle Forum exists to preserve. I have every confidence in Becky’s leadership abilities, and I believe that as Eagle Forum of Alabama Executive Director she will continue to be a bold and respected voice of conviction, principle, and informed policy in Alabama.”
“Eagle Forum has been an influential powerhouse of principled conservative thought and grassroots activism for decades,” Gerritson said Thursday. “I am thrilled to be on the leadership team of this incredible organization. As Alabama moves into 2019 and beyond, it is crucial that our principled conservative voice be stronger and more compelling than ever. I look forward to continuing the fight for our future and our republic with Eagle Forum of Alabama.”
The late Phyllis Schlafly, beloved founding president of Eagle Forum and chairman of its board until her death, wrote in 2016: “Becky Gerritson is a proven leader. She understands that sound governance doesn’t mean just passing bills that the president will sign, as the current Congress continues to do. She knows that sound governance means upholding and defending the Constitution, protecting the security of the American people, and defending the values that have made our country great. Her dedication and passion for the conservative cause has been seen not only by Alabamians but by the nation as she has fearlessly and tirelessly fought against the progressive agenda and big government.”
The mission of Eagle Forum of Alabama is to equip and activate citizens with timely information from a conservative, constitutional point of view on public policy issues that affect the family. For more information about Eagle Forum of Alabama, please visit www.AlabamaEagle.org.