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AFP-NC Joins Nationwide, Full Scale Campaign to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Sep 26, 2020 by AFP

RALEIGH, NC – Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina( AFP-NC) today commended the Trump Administration for nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is an experienced, qualified, and independent-minded constitutionalist that will defend the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.

Joining AFP’s robust, nationwide campaign, AFP-NC will leverage the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court. AFP-NC activists will continue to encourage their friends, family, and neighbors across the state to reach Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis throughout Judge Barrett’s confirmation process.

AFP-NC State Director Chris McCoy issued the following statement:

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be an exceptional addition to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our activists are pleased to see Senators Tillis and Burr express their early support for a constitutionalist nominee. We look forward to supporting Judge Barrett’s confirmation, as she will uphold the Constitution and defend our fundamental rights.”

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 to 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.

 

Background:

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.

Phone and text grassroots outreach has already activated across the country with 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.

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at 571-329-0161.