Today was an exciting day on Capitol Hill.  After 30 hours of debate – including a Sunday overnight session – the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Find out how your state’s two senators voted below.

As my colleagues and I put it in our recent op-ed, Barrett is a unicorn to the Left but the future to us.  A woman isn’t supposed to achieve great professional success and raise a large family, and a person of faith isn’t supposed to earn acclaim from legal scholars of every political persuasion and land a seat on the highest court in the land, right?  Wrong.  As Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, Barrett has not “punch[ed] through a glass ceiling, but a reinforced concrete barrier.” Justice Amy Coney Barrett personifies the extraordinary capability of a woman and the hope of America at this pivotal time in our nation’s history.

The addition of a young, originalist justice to the Supreme Court indeed gives Americans of faith and pro-life values specific hope for the potential undoing of Roe v. Wade..  Barrett’s confirmation also provides optimism for the future of religious freedom in our country and the ability of people of faith to exercise their deeply held beliefs without reprisal.

It is expected that Justice Barrett will sit on the bench next Wednesday (the day after Election Day) to hear oral arguments in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.  This landmark case centers on two foster care moms – Sharonell Fulton and Toni Simms-Busch – and the City of Philadelphia. In 2018, the city ended its partnership with Catholic Social Services because the agency would not bow to the city’s demands to change its religious practices and place children with same-sex couples.  Sharonell and Toni are both single women of color who have been called to help at-risk children break the cycle of foster care, but today their homes sit empty.  They have fostered more than 45 kids between them, and are more than willing to continue this heroic work if the agency that aligns with their faith and values – Catholic Social Services – is allowed to reopen with its mission intact.

In addition to the likelihood of the current Supreme Court affirming laws to protect human life and religious liberty, there is also great reason to hope the addition of Amy Coney Barrett will usher in a  return to the Court’s proper role of interpreting laws and the Constitution as written.  If the judiciary fulfills its Constitutional mandate instead of legislating from the bench, pro-family, pro-life and pro-religious freedom Americans can expect to be pleased with the outcome.

Even as we celebrate the positive potential outcomes of Justice Barrett’s confirmation, we remain cautious given the unknown outcome of next week’s election.  It is wise to acknowledge that the significant gains made possible by the newest Supreme Court justice could be undone if the next president of the United States determines to “pack the court.”  Joe Biden has said we’ll “find out after [he’s] elected” what he thinks about court packing.  He’s also voiced his intention to assemble a commission to research the issue.  These messages provide no comfort to pro-life Americans who know Biden’s position on abortion includes support for codifying Roe v. Wade and if given a chance, will appoint pro-abortion, activist judges.  The threat this poses intensifies with the possibility of Democrat leadership growing the number of justices on the Supreme Court with the intention to make it a super-legislature.

Meanwhile, we know President Trump’s record of federal court nominations.  He has appointed more than 200 jurists – including three Supreme Court justices – to the federal bench who are committed to interpreting the law and Constitution faithfully.  Appreciation is due to President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and all senators who have voted to confirm these individuals – and Justice Amy Coney Barrett in particular.

As we look expectantly to the future of the federal judiciary, we do so prayerfully and hopefully as Election 2020 nears.

Sincerely,

Amanda Banks
External Relations Manager

 

Here’s how your state’s 2 Senators voted on confirming Justice Amy Coney Barrett:

Alabama Vote Montana Vote
Jones, Doug – D N Daines, Steve – R Y
Shelby, Richard – R Y Tester, Jon – D N
Alaska Nebraska
Murkowski, Lisa – R Y Fischer, Deb – D N
Sullivan, Dan – R Y Sasse, Ben – R Y
Arizona Nevada
McSally, Martha – R Y Cortez Masto, Catherine – D N
Sinema, Krysten – D N Rosen, Jacky – D N
Arkansas New Hampshire
Boozman, John – R Y Hassan, Margaret Wood – D N
Cotton, Tom – R Y Shaheen, Jeanne – D N
California New Jersey
Feinstein, Dianne – D N Booker, Cory – D N
Harris, Kamala – D N Menendez, Bob – D N
Colorado New Mexico
Bennet, Michael – D N Heinrich, Martin – D N
Gardner, Cory – R Y Udall, Tom – D N
Connecticut New York
Blumenthal, Richard – D N Gillibrand, Kirsten – D N
Murphy, Christopher – D N Schumer, Charles – D N
Delaware North Carolina
Carper, Thomas – D N Burr, Richard – R Y
Coons, Christopher – D N Tillis, Thom – R Y
Florida North Dakota
Rubio, Marco – R Y Cramer, Kevin – R Y
Scott, Rick – R Y Hoeven, John – R Y
 Georgia Ohio
Loeffler, Kelly – R Y Brown Sherrod – D N
Perdue, David – R Y Portman, Rob – R Y
Hawaii Oklahoma
Hirono, Mazie – D N Inhofe, James – R Y
Schatz, Brian – D N Lankford, James – R Y
Idaho Oregon
Crapo, Mike – R Y Merkley, Jeff – D N
Risch, James – R Y Wyden, Ron – D N
Illinois Pennsylvania
Duckworth, Tammy – D N Casey, Robert – D N
Durbin, Richard – D N Toomey, Patrick – R Y
Indiana Rhode Island
Braun, Mike – R Y Reed, Jack – R Y
Young, Todd – R Y Whitehouse, Sheldon – D N
Iowa South Carolina
Ernst, Joni – R Y Graham, Lindsey – R Y
Grassley, Chuck – R Y Scott, Tim – R Y
Kansas South Dakota
Moran, Jerry – R Y Rounds, Mike – R Y
Robert, Pat – R Y Thune, John – R Y
Kentucky Tennessee
McConnell, Mitch – R Y Alexander, Lamar – R Y
Paul, Rand – R Y Blackburn, Marsha – R Y
 Louisiana Texas
Cassidy, Bill – R Y Cornyn, John – R Y
Kennedy, John – R Y Cruz, Ted – R Y
Maine Utah
Collins, Susan – R N Lee, Mike – R Y
King, Angus – I N Romney, Mitt – R Y
Maryland Vermont
Cardin, Benjamin – D N Leahy, Patrick – D N
Van Hollen, Chris – D N Sander, Bernie – I N
Massachusetts Virginia
Markey, Edward – D N Kaine, Tom – D N
Warren, Elizabeth – D N Warner, Mark – D N
Michigan Washington
Peters, Gary – D N Cantwell, Maria – D N
Stabenow, Debbie – D N Murray, Patty – D N
Minnesota West Virginia
Klobuchar, Amy – D N Capito, Shelly Moore – R Y
Smith, Tina – D N Manchin, Joe – D N
Mississippi Wisconsin
Hyde-Smith, Cindy – R Y Baldwin, Tammy – D N
Wicker, Roger – R Y Johnson, Ron – R Y
Missouri Wyoming
Blunt, Roy – R Y Barasso, John – R Y
Hawley, Josh – R Y Enzi, Michael – R Y

 

 

During Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings, even liberal media were impressed by her lack of notes as she answered question after question. Now, she’s become a “meme-phenomenon” with her blank notepad in hand.

It became clear last week that the list of reasons not to confirm Judge Barrett were as long as the notes on Judge Barrett’s blank notepad. This is why her nomination passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a unanimous 12-0 vote, and why protesting Democrats staged antics instead of actually doing their job to participate in the committee vote.

The full Senate is expected to approve Judge Barrett as the Supreme Court’s next Justice, the fifth woman to serve on the highest court.

The future of the Constitution and the proper roles of our branches of government look bright with a Judge Barrett confirmation. Many of the serious threats America faces today to life, family, religious freedom and more found their genesis in bad court decisions where judges or justices attempted to legislate from the bench. Judge’s Barrett’s confirmation is a beacon of hope that the tide is turning back to the proper role of the judiciary — to apply the law equally to all, and to interpret (not create) law as it was intended to mean when written.

But the majority needs as many votes as possible.

If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to write your two Senators, asking them to vote YES to confirm Judge Barrett today!

The vote is expected today, so time is running out to add your voice to those calling for Judge Barrett’s confirmation!

TAKE ACTION NOW

Thank you for taking action!

Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy

P.S. By the way, we’ve made it easy to send a message to your Senators through our Action Center. It only takes 1 minute!

 

 

 

Friends,

I wanted to share this message from Brittany Jones, the Advocacy Director for Family Policy Alliance of Kansas. I thought it was well done and encouraging.

As a proud “girl dad” of a 2 month old daughter, I find it so encouraging to see a woman unashamed to be pro-life, unashamed of her faith, and unashamed to be what the world defines as a “little weird” because her counter-cultural stances is biblical.

I’m also ecstatic that Governor Brian Kemp saw fit to appoint a strong, unashamed pro-life woman of faith to be the key voice in the confirmation effort for Amy Coney Barrett. Pro-life women are making it happen, and my Audrey is so, so proud!

Blessings,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 


America has had the privilege of watching Judge Amy Coney Barrett withstand intense fire with grace, compassion, all while displaying astounding knowledge of the law and legal philosophies without any notes – winning the hearts and minds of many Americans.

Lindsey Graham powerfully opened his remarks on Day 2 of the Supreme Court nomination hearings with Judge Barrett with a powerful statement “It’s ok to be religiously conservative…it’s ok to live your life in a traditional Catholic fashion and you are still qualified for the Supreme Court. To all the young, conservative women, this hearing today is about a spot for you at the Supreme Court, just like there was for Justice Ginsberg.”

This is a powerful picture for not only young women, but all conservatives. There is a place for us.

However, as was clear from these hearings, the Left clearly doesn’t think there is a place for us. Amy challenges their ideas of what a women, a justice, and a member of society at large should be.

The beauty of the American process is that there is a place for all of us in the discussion. It is why conservatives fight for religious freedom and free speech. These God-given rights preserve a place for everyone.

And the beauty of conservative legal principles: We don’t demand an outcome. We trust the process.

The Court should not be about policy outcomes – but instead about allowing our laws to be made by the proper legislative bodies and then allowing the Court to defend the Constitution. But Liberals are terrified of a Court they can’t control. Liberals want the Court to pass their legislative agenda. Conservatives recognize that sometimes we will get decisions we like from the Court and other times we will not. The Court has a duty to the law, not to a political party or to a particular policy.

Conservative judicial philosophies actually give us all a seat at the table. There is room for differing outcomes and policy can still be left to the political bodies.

Now that the hearings are over, we can move forward to a vote by the committee and hopefully a vote by the entire Senate soon.

So we all have a seat,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

Friends,

In just four days, the full U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett’s confirmation would mark a sea change for conservative women of faith:  her nomination has already sent a clear message of support for those who value their faith, family, and conservative values in addition to their careers.

Today we were honored to have a piece published in The Christian Post, authored by four female members of the Family Policy Alliance team. In it, we examine what the (hopeful) confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court signals for conservative women of faith. We’ve shared the text of the article below – plus a bonus link where you can urge your Senators to confirm Judge Barrett!


 

Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn to the left; To us, she’s the future

By Sonja Swiatkiewicz, Amanda Banks, Meridian Baldacci, Autumn Leva

To the Left, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn — she’s not supposed to exist. A woman isn’t supposed to achieve her dreams of professional success without aborting children — let alone with seven children. A person of faith isn’t supposed to possess the intellectual legal prowess to graduate summa cum laude from a prestigious law school, become a judge on a federal appellate court, or be nominated to the nation’s highest court.

But to us, Judge Barrett is the future. All four of us are professional women, working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of law, policy, and politics. All four of us are women of deep faith. Two of us have daughters. One of us is a fellow Hoosier. And we all see our futures and our daughters’ futures in Judge Barrett.

Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it well in his opening comments last week: “This is about you – all the young, conservative women out there.  This hearing to me is about a place for you.  I hope when this hearing is over, there will be a place for you at the table, a spot for you at the Supreme Court.”

To be sure, none of us is claiming that we could one day achieve a nomination to the Supreme Court, or that we are “generationally brilliant,” as Judge Barrett was described by her Notre Dame colleague and as her confirmation hearings have already shown. But make no mistake, Judge Barrett’s nomination (and, we trust, confirmation) marks a sea change for women — and for America.

For starters, abortion is no longer a “women’s rights” issue — not that it ever was. Insisting that women had to snuff out the life within them in order to be successful —and labeling those who didn’t believe that as “anti-woman” — was always a bill of goods.

Unlike Ranking Member Feinstein (D-CA), who called abortion a woman’s “fundamental right” and seemed to refer to pregnancy as “a problem that all women see one way or another in their life,” we consider our ability to bear life a fundamental privilege and view pregnancy as a miracle reserved for women.

As a mother of seven and a devout Catholic, Judge Barrett has a personal life that indicates she not only agrees with us in theory – but in practice as well.

While women of our generation have been told that we must choose between having a family and succeeding professionally – and that to choose family is the less important, less rewarding decision – in Judge Barrett we see a woman who has done both and emulates the dignity, joy, and paramount importance of bearing the title “mom.”

The future of religious freedom in America looks bright with a Judge Barrett confirmation. She stands for the many women – and men – of deep faith in our country, who wonder if there is still a place for them in public life.

As Senator Josh Hawley reminded us, we live in a free country where “there are no religious tests for office.” Your faith – our faith – give us guiding principles for our lives and be an asset – not a hinderance – to our ability to assume fulfilling, consequential roles.

Cultural and political changes, and even decisions from the Supreme Court, have led many Americans to believe that the words “wall of separation between church and state” exist in the Constitution (they don’t). And many believe that faith should be something only expressed inside the four walls of your home and church. Judge Barrett’s confirmation would signal hope to Americans of deep faith that they do not need to hide.

The future of the Constitution and the proper roles of our branches of government look bright with a Judge Barrett confirmation. Many of the serious threats America faces today to life, family, religious freedom and more found their genesis in bad court decisions where judges or justices attempted to legislate from the bench. Judge’s Barrett’s confirmation is a beacon of hope that the tide is turning back to the proper role of the judiciary — to apply the law equally to all, and to interpret (not create) law as it was intended to mean when written.

America’s future looks bright indeed. Even the Left finds it difficult to criticize the expertise and qualifications of Judge Barrett. Liberal media outlets praised her for not using a single note to answer question after question during her hearings, as she cited court rulings, prior confirmation hearings and more. It gives America reason to hope that we can still be respectful and united in affirming a person’s hard work, intelligence, and qualifications, regardless of our ideological or religious agreement.

For the future of America, for us, and for our daughters, the Senate should confirm Judge Barrett.


Please urge your Senators to vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the United States Supreme Court! It takes just one minute at our Action Center.

For the Kingdom,

Autumn Leva, Amanda Banks, Meridian Baldacci & Sonja Swiatkiewicz


  

America has had the privilege of watching Judge Amy Coney Barrett withstand intense fire with grace and compassion, all while displaying astounding knowledge of the law and legal philosophies without any notes – winning the hearts and minds of many Americans.

Lindsey Graham powerfully opened his remarks on Day 2 of the Supreme Court nomination hearings with Judge Barrett with a powerful statement “It’s ok to be religiously conservative…it’s ok to live your life in a traditional Catholic fashion and you are still qualified for the Supreme Court. To all the young, conservative women, this hearing today is about a spot for you at the Supreme Court, just like there was for Justice Ginsberg.”

This is a powerful picture for not only young women, but all conservatives. There is a place for us.

However, the Left clearly doesn’t agree. Amy challenges their ideas of what a women, a justice, and a member of society at large should be.

The beauty of the American process is that there is a place for all of us in the discussion. It is why conservatives fight for religious freedom and free speech. These God-given rights preserve a place for everyone.

And the beauty of conservative legal principles: We don’t demand an outcome.

The Court should not be about policy outcomes – but instead about allowing our laws to be made by the proper legislative bodies and then allowing the Court to defend the Constitution. But Liberals are terrified of a Court they can’t control. Liberals want the Court to pass their legislative agenda. Conservatives recognize that sometimes we will get decisions we like from the Court and other times we will not. The Court has a duty to the law, not to a political party or to a particular policy.

Conservative judicial philosophies actually give us all a seat at the table. There is room for differing outcomes and policy can still be left to the political bodies.

Now that the hearings are over, we can move forward to a vote by the committee and hopefully a vote by the entire Senate soon. If you haven’t already done so, reach out to our Kansas Senators today and thank them for their commitment to support Judge Barrett.

So we all have a seat,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

ICYMI: Earlier this week, Governor Kemp sent out an email regarding our work here in Georgia as together we stand against the onslaught of Leftist attacks from California and New York on the sanctity of life and family values right here in the Peach State.

Family Policy Alliance of Georgia is proud to stand with Governor Kemp and hope that you will join with us in this important work!

Keep reading to see the Governor’s message.


From: Brian Kemp
Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2020
Subject: Standing up for our values

Friends,

In recent weeks, President Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. By all accounts and appearances, this could be a gamechanger – for life, for freedom, for our Constitution, and for returning the Supreme Court back to what the founders intended.

But, as you know, the radical left will fight back tooth and nail – cheating, if they have to – in order to defeat our president, oppose his nominee, and remake our great nation into something utterly unrecognizable. Every day it’s a new lie about the president. Over this confirmation, it’ll be repeated attacks on Judge Barrett’s faith. To their supporters, they’re pledging to pack the courts and end the electoral college if they gain power. All so they can impose a radical agenda that undermines values and attacks the nuclear family.

That’s why I’m so thankful for my friends at Family Policy Alliance of Georgia – an organization that stood with me early on in my campaign, stands against the radical Left and status quo, was instrumental in the Heartbeat Bill, and is hard at work electing pro-life, pro-Trump, pro-family conservatives around our state.

As we enter the homestretch of this election, will you join this great organization by donating $50, $100, $250, or more today to help elect candidates that share our values?

This organization has been one of my closest allies – standing with me against those who want the “values” issues to remain on the sidelines. They’ve also been staunch allies of my pick for Senate, Kelly Loeffler, who, like me, has been in the fight since Day One.

Kelly is leading for the right to life, standing up against the radical left’s agenda, speaking out for faith and for free speech, and becoming the main target for the mainstream media. Family Policy Alliance of Georgia has stood with her every step of the way.

With this Supreme Court pick and with our Heartbeat Bill, the life issue will be front and center this election. Bring it on! We won’t back down, and we won’t shy away. The facts are on our side, and I believe the people of our state are increasingly seeing the need to be on the right side of history – the side of LIFE!

Yet, the attacks from our opponents will be vicious, and they’ll be well-funded. Our allies need air support from organizations like Family Policy Alliance of Georgia – which has the political savvy, the firm faith and convictions, and the tireless efforts needed to get the job done.

Join the movement to elect pro-life, pro-family, pro-faith leaders from the top of the ballot all the way down. The White House is on the line. Our two Senate seats are on the line. Congress is on the line. And, every seat in our Georgia General Assembly is on the ballot. Family Policy Alliance of Georgia is in this fight to win it, so I’m asking you, TODAY, to join them with a generous donation to make a difference this election.

This election is so critical. I count Family Policy Alliance of Georgia as trusted partners in this fight, and I hope you’ll join me in standing with them – because this election is too important for us not to leave it all of the field.

For Our Values,

Brian Kemp

 

P.S.Georgia is a state that values life, and we also understand the centrality of the family. These core, conservative beliefs that we share are under constant attack. Cole Muzio and the team at Family Policy Alliance of Georgia understand the political realities at stake, and they’re committed to building a winning coalition under the Gold Dome. Will you support these efforts today with a $50, $100, $250, or greater donation today?

 

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind in the political world, especially when it comes to the subject of abortion. What has been going on?

Most recently, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for a seat on the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a solid conservative, with a history of textual interpretation of the Constitution and decisions that are based on judicial interpretation, not the activist court track record we’ve been subjected to for decades. A mother of seven, she lives out her support for family values including life. Family Policy Alliance is thrilled that President Trump chose Judge Barrett as his nominee; it provides a great hope for preserving the foundational values of our country.

Another noteworthy event, perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the nomination news, was that President Trump issued an Executive Order requiring the Health and Human Services Department to ensure that federally funded facilities provide life-saving medical care for all infants born alive – meaning it would include those who survive abortions. This is a huge step in the right direction, as some states contemplate or have already passed laws effectively allowing infanticide, by removing protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion.

The third development on the abortion front is the election itself. Never have abortion lines been drawn so sharply between candidates. As we move towards November 3rd, this difference will be further highlighted in debates, the media, and through their political campaigning. To be quite honest, President Trump needs the pro-life movement to win in November, and he knows it. However, he has shown himself to be a man of his word when it comes to protecting unborn children, and we have his strong track record as clear evidence where he will go if reelected.

Those are just a few of the major developments on the abortion front in the past few weeks. There is a lot riding on the next steps on all these issues. So, what can you do?

First of all, VOTE! Only by exercising your most important duty as a citizen of this great country can you make a long-term difference in where we are headed. This applies not only to the presidential race, but also state races (more on that next week). This year you have the option to vote early, or vote by absentee ballot or in person as you have in past years. To get information on all these options, go to our Secretary of State’s website and decide what works best for you.

Secondly, make your voice heard in DC. Feel free to let our state Senators know how strongly you feel about the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. You can contact Senators Hoeven and Cramer through our Action Center and emphasize how important this vote is to you and your family when it comes to preserving your family values.

Third, get involved at a local level. One great way to do this is participating in the 40 Days for Life event currently underway. Let people of North Dakota know that we will stand together outside the abortion clinic in Fargo and in other places in ND and pray for these mothers, their unborn children, and the staff of the abortion clinic to see God’s will for their lives. To participate in 40 Days for Life and sign up for a prayer slot, you can go here:  40 Days for Life. Simply type “North Dakota” in the search box, choose your location, and click to see the details and sign up.

Finally, pray. Pray that God’s will be done in all these processes. It is only through His grace and sovereignty that change will occur on the abortion issue in this country.

We at Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® thank you for your engagement in the political process. Through all our efforts and God’s providence, we can put an end to the needless slaughter of these innocent children.

For life,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

 

President Trump just announced Amy Coney Barrett as his pick to be the next Supreme Court justice, and this announcement… well, it could change everything!

We believe Judge Barrett is a strong, constitutional juror who will restore the Court, roll back the devastating radical agenda that has permeated the SCOTUS oligarchy, and, we pray, defend the fundamental right to life.

As you know, the radical Left already has their knives out. The attacks that have and will come will be intense – and, they’ll be aimed at making religious views look “extreme” and “disqualifying” to be on the Court.

That’s why we’re mobilizing support and engaging in this election all-the-more. Can you join us by contributing $50, $100, $250, or more today? We’re working to raise $9,650 by September 30th, and your help could make all the difference!

Everything is on the line, and Georgia’s own Heartbeat Bill is essentially on the ballot – with the consequences in federal races and the implications for it in state legislative races.

We need your help!

The coming fight will be intense, and it won’t stop with this appointment. It’ll run all the way through November 3rd and beyond, and we’re committed to leading the charge to #FillTheSeat, Defend our American Values, and Keep Georgia, Georgia!

Ready for the Fight,

 

 

Cole Muzio
President & Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of Georgia

P.S. President Trump has delivered on his promises to restore the Court, and the selection of Amy Coney Barrett is another step in fulfilling that promise! Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have pledged to join him. And, this battle is bound to permeate every race across our state. We MUST fill this seat, and we MUST win at the ballot box for LIFE. In time of unprecedented opportunity, join us today with a generous donation to protect the unborn up and down the ballot.

 

Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of Georgia (www.familypolicyalliance.com/georgia) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 

President Trump has made his nomination and now it’s time for us to act!

President Trump has been very transparent with all Americans about the type of jurist he would select—one who will faithfully apply the law and protect the Constitution as written. In naming Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to our high Court, he continues to fulfill his promise to Americans.

Judge Barrett’s record not only demonstrates her faithfulness to interpret the law as written and as its authors intended it—but she has also written extensively about this concept, known as “originalism.” Her professional resume is stellar, leaving no question she is qualified for the position. Her personal life reveals a working mom of seven, including two adopted children and a child with Down Syndrome. And, she’s a woman of deep faith.

In fact, California Senator Dianne Feinstein attacked Judge Barrett for her faith in 2017, and Judge Barrett has already proven she can withstand the brutal attacks of the Senate confirmation process. Senator Feinstein meant it as an insult when she said to Judge Barrett about her faith that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Yet for all of us who are believers, we want—and are called—to live out our faith in such a way that it’s recognizable to the world around us. Judge Barrett is about to face even more brutal attacks on her faith and reputation than she already has, and she will need her faith to sustain her.

In naming Judge Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, President Trump has done his part to keep his promise to Americans. Now, the brutal Senate confirmation process will begin, with political shots being fired about the nominee within hours of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death—before Judge Barrett had even been named. We know the vote will be close.

The Left is scared of Judge Barrett because they know she won’t assist in their strategy to make sweeping changes to our laws and Constitution from the bench. And, she may even provide the vote needed on the Court to undo prior bad decisions that did “legislate from the bench,” leaving both legal and real life devastation in their wake—like Roe v. Wade.

Your help is urgently needed to convince the Senate to quickly confirm Judge Barrett as our next Supreme Court Justice. Will you please take 1 minute to send a letter to your Senators? We’ve made it easy through our Action Center.

TAKE ACTION NOW

For law and for life,

 

 

Autumn Leva
Vice President of Strategy

P.S. Every Senator needs to know that the full weight of the American people is behind Judge Amy Coney Barrett—and that voters are watching every senator’s vote. Please email your senators now!

“…and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” –Deuteronomy 16:18

Dear Friends—

On Friday, September 19, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, passed away following complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87. Upon learning of her passing, President Donald Trump said of Justice Ginsburg, “She was an amazing woman” who “led an amazing life.”

The passing of Justice Ginsburg further enflamed what was already an extremely heated election season. Democratic leaders immediately called for a delay in the nomination process until after the election. Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate, however, have stated their intent to commence the confirmation process immediately upon the President’s nomination.

Earlier this week, President Trump indicated that he will announce his Supreme Court Nominee this Saturday at the White House, and according to multiple sources, there are three women at the top of his shortlist.

Meet Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett sits on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. She graduated top of her class at Notre Dame Law School and clerked for the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Barrett is a devout Catholic and a married mother of seven children (2 adopted).

Meet Federal Judge Barbara Lagoa. Judge Lagoa currently sits on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and prior to joining the federal bench, she was the first Hispanic woman to sit on the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Lagoa is a devout Catholic and the married mother of three children.

Meet Judge Allison Jones Rushing. Judge Rushing sits on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law and previously clerked for Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. Judge Rushing is also a devout Catholic and the married mother of one child. At age 38, she would be the youngest confirmed Justice since the early 1800s.

For those committed to the pro-life cause, this nomination represents perhaps the most significant moment in our history since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Some legal scholars suggest that one more conservative Supreme Court Justice may finally pave the way for the Court to overturn Roe (without relying on Chief Justice John Roberts), and thus, overturn one of the gravest human injustices in American history.

Will one of these women be the next Supreme Court Justice? Will one of these women be the vote needed to protect future generations of unborn babies in the womb?

All eyes will be on the White House this Saturday and on the U.S. Senate in the coming weeks.

During this time, I ask you to join me in prayer for our Nation; for our President and members of the U.S. Senate; for these potential nominees and others; and for the upcoming election. While some may use this time to further promote fear and chaos, let us sow hope and faith – knowing that God Almighty is in control, and that we can rest because He never does.

Prayerfully,


Vince Torres
President & Executive Director