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AFP-PA Releases New Video Ahead of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Oct 9, 2020 by AFP

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) today announced the release of new video ads in the Keystone State in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation. These ads supplement the significant digital, direct-mail, and grassroots efforts already underway and come just ahead of the start of the confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, October 12, 2020.

View “Constitutionalist” video ad.
View “Qualified” video ad.

The first wave of direct-mail hit homes in the middle of this week to encourage Pennsylvanians to share their support for Judge Barrett’s confirmation with Sens. Pat Toomey with the second wave of mail to follow shortly.

View example of mail piece here.

The full scale, national media campaign highlights Judge Barrett’s qualifications as a fair and independent-minded judge, and her philosophy makes her a fitting candidate for the Supreme Court. She will put the Constitution first, interpret the laws as written and protect Americans’ freedoms.

AFP-PA State Director Ashley Klingensmith issued the following statement:

“Activists continue to beat the drum across the state to educate Pennsylvanians on the qualities and philosophy that makes a strong judge. So far, constituents have generated more than 10,000 letters and calls to Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey to support Judge Barrett’s confirmation. This outpouring of support serves as proof that Keystone State residents want to see her confirmed to the high court.”

Background on AFP’s Campaign:

Americans for Prosperity’s national campaign, which currently focuses on thirteen key states, launched minutes after President Trump nominated Judge Barrett with digital ads and phone and text grassroots outreach.

AFP also set up a unique web page that empowers activists to contact their senators in support of Judge Barrett. Several waves of targeted direct-mail, layered digital, and other tactics are being deployed in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia throughout the coming weeks.

AFP activists have already produced more than 300,000 calls and letters to their senators since the beginning of the campaign to confirm Judge Barrett.

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.