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AFP-South Carolina Joins Nationwide, Full Scale Campaign to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sep 26, 2020 by AFP

Grassroots group mobilizes activists to drive confirmation of Judge Barrett

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

Joining AFP’s robust, nationwide campaign, AFP-SC will leverage the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court. AFP-SC activists will continue to encourage their friends, family, and neighbors across the state to reach Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott throughout Judge Barrett’s confirmation process to swiftly confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court.

As a top target for the nationwide campaign, South Carolinians will soon see layered direct-mail, digital ads, and other tactics urging Senators Scott and Graham to support Judge Barrett.

AFP-SC State Director Andrew Yates issued the following statement:

“Amy Coney Barrett would be a great addition to the Supreme Court. As a constitutionalist, she will refrain from legislating from the bench and will be a staunch defender of our fundamental rights and the separation of powers. As Judiciary Chairman, Senator Lindsey Graham has the opportunity to play a crucial role on the future of our country’s highest court. We applaud his early support for a constitutionalist nominee and encourage him to ensure Judge Barrett is confirmed swiftly by the U.S. Senate. Our activists are ready to hit the ground running in support of this exceptional nominee who will defend the freedoms of every American.”

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 – Judge Laurence H. Silberman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and 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. 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.

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 will 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.