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AFP-FL Commends Senators for Confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Oct 26, 2020 by AFP

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today commended U.S. Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio for confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Since the launch of AFP’s national, full-scale campaign, which began shortly after Judge Barrett’s nomination on Sep. 26th, AFP grassroots activists sent or made more than 750,000 letters and phone calls respectively to their senators in support of Judge Barrett.

AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander issued the following statement:

“During her hearings, Judge Barrett demonstrated her sound judicial philosophy and commitment to adhering to the Constitution. We commend the Senate for voting to confirm this qualified nominee to the Supreme Court. Our state and nation will benefit from Judge Barrett joining the High Court. There was overwhelming support from our activists on Judge Barrett’s nomination, and we thank Senators Rubio and Scott for voting for this excellent nominee who will defend the freedoms of every American on the Supreme Court.”

Background:

Americans for Prosperity launched a full-scale national campaign to mobilize its permanent grassroots infrastructure and empower its activists to support Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the high court.

As part of its campaign, AFP set up a unique web page, UniteforBarrett.com, that empowers activists to share their support of Judge Barrett with their senators. The campaign also included over two million pieces of mail sent across the country and millions of Americans were reached via the group’s targeted digital ads.

The group has also hosted several live videoconferences for the grassroots to hear directly from their senators, including one with Senator Rick Scott, and spearheaded a coalition letter of more than 200 leaders from national and state groups urging senators to confirm Judge Barrett.

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