For Immediate Release: May 4, 2020
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: In an interview released late last week, Mrs. America star and producer Cate Blanchett referenced Phyllis Schlafly’s extensive writings and archives, which are housed at the Phyllis Schlafly Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Ed Martin, Phyllis’s hand-picked successor, released a letter he has sent to Mrs. Blanchett, inviting her to review the archives she referenced; archives that the show’s creators never consulted.
“It’s really too bad that Cate Blanchett and Mrs. America‘s writers chose not to use one of the greatest gems of this period of history: Phyllis Schlafly’s personal archives,” said Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Phyllis kept an amazing record of historical documents, videos, and audio on the topic of the ERA battle. There’s truly no better place to go to find out both what the pro-ERAers and Phyllis Schlafly’s STOP ERA had to say about the issues!
“Instead, Mrs. America creators apparently didn’t like what historical records they did find. We talked about that in a fact check video last week, when they were caught blatantly fabricating portions of a well-recorded debate. I would love to host Mrs. Blanchett at the Phyllis Schlafly Archives and let her see this incredible collection from one of the greatest American political battles of the 20th century.”