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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) 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 that will defend the Constitution and not legislate from the bench. Joining AFP’s robust, nationwide campaign, AFP-WV will leverage the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court. AFP-WV activists will continue to encourage their friends, family, and neighbors across the state to reach Senator Joe Manchin throughout Judge Barrett’s confirmation process.
As a top target for the nationwide campaign, West Virginians will soon see layered direct-mail, digital ads, and other tactics urging Senator Manchin to support Judge Barrett.
AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman issued the following statement:
“We urge Senator Manchin to support Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and commit to her confirmation. In previous confirmations, Sen. Manchin rightly put party lines aside to do what was best for West Virginia, by supporting a jurist who put the Constitution first. The people of West Virginia expect Sen. Manchin to support a principled constitutionalist who will defend our freedom, like he has done in the past. Judge Barrett is a highly qualified and experienced jurist who will uphold the Constitution, if confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our activists are excited and energized at the opportunity to help support Judge Barrett’s confirmation.”
AFP Vice President of Judicial Strategy Casey Mattox issued the following statement:
“AFP’s activists proudly support the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. We have thoroughly reviewed her record and 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 confirmation immediately.”
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 by a vote of 55 to 43. On November 2, 2017, Barrett received her commission to the court.
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.