The message from NFRW women to the Senate is loud and clear: "Confirm Amy!"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Thousands of Republican women across the nation signed an online petition issued by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in support of Amy Coney Barrett. The petition calls on the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Barrett to serve as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The message from NFRW women to the Senate is loud and clear: ‘CONFIRM AMY!’” NFRW President Ann Schockett said.
From the moment President Donald Trump nominated this exceptionally revered judge and noted scholar, the NFRW and its “Amy Army” of tens of thousands of grassroots women have actively supported Judge Barrett. In addition to the online petition, the NFRW’s advocacy program includes a letter writing campaign, a rapid response team on social media, and participation in rallies, news conferences and other events.
“The world has come to appreciate and admire Judge Barrett as a brilliant jurist, devoted mother and steadfast American who serves as a role model for women everywhere,” President Schockett said. “She is loyal to the Constitution, will enforce the law and not legislate from the bench.”
Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send Judge Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote.
“Thank you, Chairman Graham and the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for upholding the Senate’s advise and consent role in the selection of judges as prescribed in the Constitution,” President Schockett said. “By refusing to participate in the vote as a protest, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee did themselves, the people they represent, and the Constitution a great disservice. The people who elected these Senators expect them to do their jobs, and that means showing up for hearings and voting.”
The Senate will debate Judge Barrett’s confirmation over the weekend, with the final vote expected on Monday night.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.