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AFP-WV Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Oct 26, 2020 by AFP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) congratulated Judge Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation by the Senate to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court and commended its grassroots activists for their incredible work to ensure Judge Barrett’s confirmation. Since the launch of AFP’s full-scale campaign, AFP grassroots activists have made and sent more than 750,000 – three quarters of a million – phone calls and letters to their senators urging them to confirm Judge Barrett to the high court. This includes tens of thousands of letters and phone calls AFP-WV activists made to Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia.

AFP-WV’s permanent grassroots infrastructure was supplemented by digital ads and direct mail pieces urging Senator Manchin to support Judge Barrett.

AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman issued the following statement:

“AFP-WV is excited to congratulate Judge Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation to our country’s highest court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a highly qualified and experienced jurist who will respect the Constitution and protect our fundamental rights. We commend Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s support of Judge Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our activists, however, express severe disappointment in Sen. Joe Manchin’s refusal to rise above partisan politics to support the confirmation of such a clearly qualified, constitutionalist judge. West Virginians have made clear their support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and we applaud our activists for their incredible effort over the last several weeks. All Americans will benefit from having Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.”

Background:

Wheeling News-Register Op-Ed: Manchin Should Vote to Confirm Judge Barrett (10/10/20)

AFP-WV Urges Manchin to Support Judge Barrett’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court (10/06/20)

AFP-WV Joins Nationwide, Full Scale Campaign to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett (09/26/20)

The national campaign, which focused on Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia, launched just minutes after President Trump nominated Judge Barrett on Sep. 26 and included a robust mix of targeted direct-mail, layered digital ads, and other tactics to supplement activists’ efforts across the country. 

AFP also set up a unique UniteForBarrett.com web page that empowered activists to share their support of Judge Barrett with their senators, and the group’s state leaders have taken the conversation directly to the grassroots by talking to members of their communities, writing op-eds in local newspapers, and hitting the airwaves. The group has also hosted several live videoconferences for the grassroots to hear directly from their senators and state attorneys general, and spearheaded a coalition letter of more than 200 leaders from national and state groups urging senators to confirm Judge Barrett.   

AFP activists sent or made more than 750,000 letters and phone calls to their senators urging them to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Direct Mail Examples:

View “constitution” mail piece

View “gavel” mail piece

Digital Ad Examples:

View digital video ad #1: A Proven Constitutionalist

View digital video ad #2: A Qualified Nominee