To Whom It May Concern:
Seldom have we had so many victories to report as we do now. I spent two weeks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and it was a great success. Not only did we get our candidate nominated, against the powerful forces of the kingmakers; but we also got the best platform in the history of the Republican party.
This week, I celebrated my 92nd birthday with family and friends. I so appreciate the many messages and good wishes I received from so many of you.
This month I began the 50th year of my Phyllis Schlafly Report. It’s been quite a run: 600 consecutive monthly issues. I believe my reports are setting a high standard for reliable information on the problems facing our Nation.
It was 50 years ago that I adopted the eagle (the American bald eagle) as the symbol of my leadership in politics. I worked with a jeweler to design this pin which is worn by thousands of women (and a few good men) across our country.
Fifty years ago, I established the Eagle Trust Fund to publish the Phyllis Schlafly Report, which includes an eagle on the masthead. And I called together the first of what eventually became Eagle Council, an annual meeting of conservative activists.
And so, when it came time to start a national organization, 40 years ago, the founders chose the name Eagle Forum because they wanted to align themselves with me — because my work, my writing, speaking, and my leadership in politics were already well-known under the Eagle banner (or brand, you might say).
But now, we have so much more work to do. And so I have a special message to those who consider yourself Eagles, who have been associated with me, or with any of our Eagle organizations.
I am asking each one of you to contact me now, if you’ve been using my name, my image, my writings — of course, all of that is my personal property. And if you’ve been using my eagle as your logo, or if you’re using the word Eagle as part of the name of your organization — if you wish to continue to collaborate with me, by using my name, image, writings, or the eagle — I’m asking you to request my permission for your activities and your organization.
Please let me know whether you wish to continue associating with me and my work, using my name, image, writings, or the Eagle logo or Eagle name, and if you do, please ask for my permission for the use of my work and my approval of your organization.
Thank you for all you do and God bless you.