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AFP-Wisconsin Joins Nationwide, Full Scale Campaign to Confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Grassroots group mobilizes activists to drive confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

By - Sep 26th, 2020 04:25 pm

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) today commended the Trump Administration 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-WI will leverage the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court. AFP-WI activists will continue to encourage their friends, family, and neighbors across the state to reach Senators Baldwin and Johnson throughout Judge Barrett’s confirmation process.

AFP-WI Deputy State Director Annette Olson issued the following statement:

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be an exceptional addition to the U.S. Supreme Court. As an experienced jurist, Judge Barrett understands the importance of upholding the Constitution and interpreting the law as written, rather than legislating from the bench. While Senator Johnson has consistently supported constitutionalists on our courts, we hope Senator Baldwin will consider following his lead. Our activists look forward to helping support Judge Barrett’s confirmation.”

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 to 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.

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. Phone and text grassroots outreach has already activated across the country with 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.

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161. 

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Wisconsinites behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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