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AFP-Utah Statement on Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Oct 26, 2020 by AFP

SALT LAKE CITY – Americans for Prosperity-Utah (AFP-Utah) congratulated Judge Amy Coney Barrett today on her confirmation to the Supreme Court. As a top target included in AFP’s full scale, national campaign, Utahns sent a combined 18,501 letters to Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney along with 13,745 calls to Sen. Romney to encourage them to uphold the Constitution by voting “yes” to confirm Judge Barrett on the Senate floor.

AFP-Utah leveraged the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation through grassroots outreach across the state that was further supplemented by digital ads and direct mail pieces that highlighted her qualifications as a fair and independent-minded judge.

AFP engagement nationwide surpassed engaged seen in previous Supreme Court confirmation efforts. Activists sent or made more than three quarters of a million letters and phone calls to their senators to support Judge Barrett’s confirmation. Over two million pieces of direct mail and 4.3 million peer-to-peer texts by activists were also sent. The grassroots group plans to launch a campaign with ads to thank senators who voted to confirm Judge Barrett.

AFP-Utah State Director Heather Andrews issued the following statement:

“We are proud of Utahns and our activists that helped to fill the open Supreme Court seat with a fair and qualified jurist who will put the Constitution first, interpret the law as written, and protect our freedoms. Thank you, Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, for voting yes in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.”

Background of AFP’s Campaign:

Americans for Prosperity launched a full-scale national campaign to mobilize its permanent grassroots infrastructure and empower its activists to support Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the high court.

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 up a unique 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.

Background Resources:

Utah Engagement

National Engagement