PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY TO RECEIVE WEYRICH AWARD
Who’s Who of Conservatives Gather to Honor the Sweetheart
of the Conservative Movement
St. Louis, MO: On Wednesday, an annual dinner will be held in Washington D.C. to honor the late Paul Weyrich, a warrior of the conservative movement. This year, the Paul Weyrich Award will be given to Paul’s dear friend Phyllis Schlafly, to honor her service and to recognize the 50th anniversary expanded edition of her book, A Choice Not An Echo.
“Phyllis Schlafly and the late Paul Weyrich were first and foremost great friends, so this would be reason enough to honor Phyllis,” said Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring. “They were two of the greatest allies in American conservatism, fighting side-by-side to make America better. Phyllis’s updated book A Choice Not An Echo recounts many of these fights and is a worthy focus of the dinner honoring Phyllis.”
“Paul Weyrich was a tremendous figure in the early conservative movement, and I am proud to have called him my friend,” Schlafly said. “It is truly an honor to receive an award that bears his name and I am thrilled that the dinner has chosen to highlight my updated A Choice Not An Echo for a new generation of conservatives to see. We are facing the very same battles today that Paul and I faced in the last fifty years.”
The annual Paul Weyrich Awards are meant to recognize those who have made major contributions to the cause of liberty.
February 23, 2015
I am so happy that my mentor, the one and only Phyllis Schlafly, is being honored as the recipient of the Paul Weyrich Award on Wednesday, February 25th.
She is my heroine and example. I am in awe of her accomplishments and her energy as she continues to lead the conservative movement. I know of no other person who has influenced the lives of so many people and been the guardian of the unborn, the homemaker and liberty for all.
I first learned about Phyllis and Eagle Forum in 1974 when I joined the all volunteer STOP ERA movement that was spreading across America.
I listened to cassette tapes of her speaking on the reasons the ERA needed to be defeated, and as I was driving across our state to meetings to inform women about this unnecessary, unwanted, and undefined amendment that the feminists and socialists wanted to add to the U.S. Constitution, I would try to emulate her in every way. She has always been very encouraging to me and to all the women who look to her for leadership and guidance on political issues. Her analysis is always right!
I stay amazed at all she does—writing her PS Reports, hosting a weekly radio program, speaking at events across the U.S., writing some 20 books and just last year updating “A Choice Not an Echo.”
America will continue to be influenced by her analysis of the issues, and I will always admire her for being the spokesman for all conservative causes, especially for the unborn, the traditional family and the preservation of the U.S. Constitution.
Thank you, Phyllis. It’s because of you that I became involved in politics and have tried to make a difference in our culture through the political process. My involvement with you and Eagle Forum led me to work to elect many conservative candidates and to seek several positions in the Republican Party, culminating in me being elected to serve as National Committeewoman for Oklahoma (1996-2008). I became the State Leader for Eagle Forum of Oklahoma in 1999 because she called me and said she needed me—and no one tells Phyllis, “No.” I have truly enjoyed being associated with Phyllis and Eagle Forum. I can’t begin to think what my life would have been like if Eagle Forum was not a part of it.
Phyllis is indeed, “The Mother of the Conservative Movement.” Ladies’ Home Journal got it right when they named her as one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century. Truly, she is the most important woman in America in the last 150 years.
I’m proud and honored to know you and call you my friend.
May God bless you today and always.
Sincerely yours for God, Family and Freedom,
Bunny Chambers, President
Eagle Forum of Oklahoma