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Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today commended President Trump for nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an experienced, qualified, and independent-minded constitutionalist and AFP now commits the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court.
Casey Mattox, Vice President for Legal and Judicial Strategy at Americans for Prosperity, issued the following statement:
“AFP’s activists proudly support the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. We are confident that she will embrace her role to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people while recognizing that we elect Congress, not the courts, to legislate. Any senator, of any party, who wants a Supreme Court that puts the Constitution first, interprets the law as written, and protects our freedoms should be thrilled by Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and commit to her prompt confirmation.”
Mattox and AFP President Tim Phillips will host a live event on AFP’s Facebook Page tonight at 6pm to discuss Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and AFP’s campaign to drive her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Background on AFP’s Campaign:
Americans for Prosperity is launching a significant national ad campaign focusing on eleven key states to scale its activists’ efforts to urge their senators to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
AFP has set up a unique web page at UniteForBarrett.com that empowers individuals to contact their senators, and phone and text grassroots outreach has already activated across the country. Several waves of targeted direct-mail, layered digital, and other tactics to follow in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia in mere days.
AFP heavily engaged its grassroots to support the confirmation of qualified nominees to the Supreme Court in previous years. With the dedicated efforts of its activists nationwide, AFP directly reached more than one million Americans in support of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018 through a combination of door-knocking, phone-banking, and other tactics.
Background on Judge Amy Coney Barrett:
Barrett received her B.A. in English literature from Rhodes College in 1994 and her J.D. from Notre Dame in 1997. While at Notre Dame, she served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and received the Hoynes Prize, the highest honor at the law school.
After receiving her J.D., Barrett served in two clerkships with accomplished, constitutionalist jurists. First, with Judge Laurence H. Silberman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then with Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court of the United States. Barrett worked in private practice for two years in Washington D.C. before embarking on a distinguished career as a law professor at George Washington University, University of Virginia, and University of Notre Dame.
President Donald J. Trump nominated Barrett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on May 8, 2017. She was confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2017. On November 2, 2017, Barrett received her commission to the court.
For further information or to set up an interview, please send an email to Lo Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org.