Coalition Letter Urging Senators to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Dear Members of the U.S. Senate and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary:

We, the undersigned, write to offer our full support for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. It is not often that such a broad community of stakeholders, representing freemarket, family, faith, education, business, and judicial interests comes together to speak with a clear and singular voice. Now is such a time. Because of the judicial philosophy she embraces, the confirmation of Judge Barrett is of critical importance both to our country and to future generations of Americans.

We believe a judiciary that rules based on the plain text of the Constitution and the law is essential to preserve the functioning of our governmental and social institutions. Judges who inject their own policy views into their decisions are not upholding the rule of law—they are creating new laws. We elect you, our senators, to do that. Judges have no legitimate hand in such business.

After a careful and thorough review of Judge Barrett’s work as a law professor, scholar, and Seventh Circuit judge, we firmly believe she possesses the judicial temperament and philosophy necessary to act as a bulwark for our Constitution and institutions of government. Specifically, we trust Judge Barrett, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will:

• Respect the Constitution
• Protect our freedom
• Defend the separation of powers
• Interpret the law as written
• Not legislate from the bench

We therefore ask the members of the Judiciary Committee to favorably report Judge Barrett’s nomination to the Senate Floor. Likewise, we urge each senator to vote to confirm this highly qualified judge to the Supreme Court.

Sincerely,

Brent Wm. Gardner
Chief Government Affairs Office
Americans for Prosperity

Daniel Garza
President
The Libre Initiative

Nate Anderson
Executive Director
Concerned Veterans for America

David Nammo
Executive Director & CEO
Christian Legal Society

Kim Colby
Director
Center for Law & Religious Freedom

Carrie Severino
President
Judicial Crisis Network

Gary Marx
Senior Advisor
Judicial Crisis Network

Grover Norquist
President
Americans for Tax Reform

David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth

Travis Weber
Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs
Family Research Council

Sen. Jim DeMint
Chairman
Conservative Partnership Institute

Hon. Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute

Hon. Tim Huelskamp
Senior Political Director
CatholicVote

Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List

Catherine Glenn Foster
President & CEO
Americans United for Life

Jenny Beth Martin
Honorary Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Action

Carrie Lukas
President
Independent Women’s Forum

Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation

Tom Fitton
President
Judicial Watch

Matt Schlapp
Chairman
American Conservative Union

Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
ALEC

Kristan Hawkins
President
Students for Life Action

Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation

Jeanne Mancini
President
March for Life Education and Defense
Fund

Ed Corrigan
President & CEO
Conservative Partnership Institute

Carrie Ann Donnell
President & CEO
American Juris Link

Curt Levey
President
Committee for Justice

Ashley Baker
Director of Public Policy
Committee for Justice

Luke Hilgemann
Chief Executive Officer
Hunter Nation

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association

Roland C. Warren
President & CEO
Care Net

Cindi Boston
Vice President of Mission Advancement
Heartbeat International

Jor-El Godsey
President
Heartbeat International

Phil Kerpen
President
American Commitment

Hiram Sasser
Executive General Counsel
First Liberty Institute

Ryan Ellis
President
Center for a Free Economy

John Malcolm
Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government
The Heritage Foundation

John C. Eastman, PhD
Senior Fellow
The Claremont Institute

Mat Staver
Founder & Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Abby Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
And Then There Were None

Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values

Heather R. Higgins
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Women’s Voice

Alexandra Snyder, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
Life Legal Defense Foundation

Alfonso Aguilar
President
Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles

Will Swaim
President
California Policy Center

William J. Waldron, III
President
Divine Mercy Care

Amber S. Haskew
Director of Public Policy
Liberty Counsel Action

Amy O. Cooke
Chief Executive Officer
John Locke Foundation

Andrew F. Quinlan
President
Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Andrew Langer
President
Institute for Liberty

Andrew Shirvell, JD
Founder & Executive Director
Florida Voice for the Unborn

Thomas Campione
Legislative Director
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party

Ann Schockett
President
National Federation of Republican Women

Annette Meeks
Chief Executive Officer
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota

Anthony J. “A.J.” Ferate, JD
Chairman
Center for the Study of an Independent Judiciary

Autumn Leva
Vice President, Strategy
Family Policy Alliance

Bill Ragley
Chairman
Cambria-Somerset Tea Party

Robert Dane
Executive Director
Federation for American Immigration Reform

Jim Waters
President & CEO
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

Brad W. Dacus, Esq.
President
Pacific Justice Institute

Brandon Dutcher
Senior Vice President
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Brett Healy
President
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy

Brian Burch
President
CatholicVote

Captain Dave Funk
President
Iowa Firearms Coalition

Carroll Conley
Executive Director
Christian Civic League of Maine

Cathi Herrod, Esq.
President
Center for Arizona Policy

Charles Sauer
President
Market Institute

Charles T. Moran
Managing Director
Log Cabin Republicans

Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schafly Eagles

Christopher Brooks
Vice President
Harrisburg Lawyers Chapter, Federalist Society

Cici Rojas
Vice-President
The Latino Coalition

Cindy Matthews
Vice President
Covenant Journey

Cole Muzio
President & Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of Georgia

Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring

Craig Richardson
President
Energy & Environment Legal Institute

Cristen Wohlgemuth
President & CEO
Mountain States Legal Foundation

Dale L. Wilcox
Executive Director & General Counsel
Immigration Reform Law Institute

Dan Schneider
Executive Director
American Conservative Union

Jim Tooker
Chairman
Friends of the NRA – Palm Beach

Daniel Perrin
President
HSA Coalition

David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United

Deacon Paul Siewers, PhD
Co-Director of the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship
Bucknell University

Diane E. Spicher
President
Veterans and Patriots United

Dick Seiler
Co-Chairman
912 Group – Murrysville

John Hinderaker
President
Center of the American Experiment

John Stemberger
President & General Counsel
Florida Family Action

Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund

Jonathan Keller
President
California Family Council

Aaron Baer
President
Citizens for Community Values

James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association

Don Thomson
Chairman
Conservative Coalition

Elaine Parker
President
Job Creators Network Foundation

Charles Mitchell
President & CEO
Commonwealth Foundation

Ellen E. Weaver
President & CEO
Palmetto Promise Institute

Eva Andrade
President & CEO
Hawaii Family Forum

F. Vincent Vernuccio
President
Institute for the American Worker

Fr. Michael P. Orsi
Member
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

Jason J. McGuire
Executive Director
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

Fran Bevan
State Leader
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles – Pennsylvania

Heather Weininger
Executive Director
Wisconsin Right to Life

Hon. Jason A. Isaac
Former Texas State Representative & Director of Life:Powered
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Lowman Henry
Chairman & CEO
The Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion

J.T. Mastranadi
Vice President of Government Affairs
The Presidential Coalition, LLC

Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
Rally Forge

Raymond J. LaJeunesse, Jr.
Vice President & Legal Director
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc.

James Franko
President
Kansas Policy Institute

David T. Stevenson
Director, Center for Energy & Environment
Caesar Rodney Institute

Thomas Carroll
Chairman
The Lehigh Valley Tea Party

Michael Boos
Executive Vice President & General
Counsel
Citizens United

Jeff Bradford
President
Human Coalition

David Fowler
President
Family Action Council of Tennessee, Inc.

Jeffrey Mazzella
President
Center for Individual Freedom

Jennifer Schubert-Akin
Chairman & CEO
Steamboat Institute

Jerry Cox
President
Arkansas Family Council

Matt Paprocki
President
Illinois Policy

Robert Alt
President & CEO
The Buckeye Institute

Jessica Anderson
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America

Lisa Correnti
Executive Vice President
Center for Family and Human Rights

Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project

Jim Minnery
President
Alaska Family Council

Tom Giovanetti
President
Institute for Policy Innovation

Bob Carlstrom
President
AMAC Action

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

J. Scott Moody
Chief Executive Officer
Granite Institute

Kimberly Hermann
General Counsel
Southeastern Legal Foundation

Howard Slugh
General Counsel
Jewish Coalition on Religious Liberty

John Helmberger
Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Family Council

Michael Geer
President
Pennsylvania Family Council

Adam Brandon
President
FreedomWorks

Alan R. Ostergren
President & Chief Counsel
The Kirkwood Institute

Jonathan S. Goldstein, Esq.
Board Member
Commonwealth Leaders Fund

Julaine K. Appling
President
Wisconsin Family Action

Karen Bowling
Executive Director
Nebraska Family Alliance

Keith Flaugh
Managing Director
Florida Citizens Alliance

Kelly Shackelford, Esq.
President & CEO
First Liberty

Kevin Roberts
President
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Kimberly Stolfer
President
Firearm Owners Against Crime

Peter Wolfgang
Executive Director
Family Institute of Connecticut

Kurt Bauer
President & CEO
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Alfredo Ortiz
President & CEO
Job Creators Network

Nicole Theis
President
Delaware Family Policy Council

Kurt O’Keefe
Executive Director
Don’t Touch Term Limits, Michigan

Laurie Belsito
Policy Director
Fiscal Alliance Foundation

Michael Altland
Chairman
Free PA

Peter Bisbee
Executive Director
Rule of Law Defense Fund

Lesley Davis
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Linda Chavez
Chairman
Center for Equal Opportunity

Pete Hutchison
President
Landmark Legal Foundation

Richard Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government

Hector V. Barreto
Chairman
The Latino Coalition

Lynn Taylor
President
Virginia Institute for Public Policy

Dan Miller
State Director
Pro-Life Wisconsin

Jim Finnegan
President
Choose Life Illinois

Mark Harrington
President & Founder
Created Equal

Robert J. Romano
Vice President of Public Policy
Americans for Limited Government

Jeanne Allen
Founder & CEO
Center for Education Reform

Jay D. Homnick
Secretary
Marbeh Chaim

Denise Leipold
Executive Director
Right to Life of Northeast Ohio

Allen McCormack, Jr., CPT, OD, USAR (Ret.)
Veteran Advisor
We Who Served

Jeff Bennett
Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance

Lorraine G. Woodwark
Director
Attorneys United for a Secure America (AUSA)

Bishop Samuel Cotto
President & Founder
Casa Hope, Inc.

Mark Jorritsma
President & Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota

Tim Macy
Chairman
Gun Owners of America

Matthew J. Brouillette
President & CEO
Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs

James Taylor
President
The Heartland Institute

Debbie Chaves
Executive Director
Colorado Family Action | CFA Foundation

Jane Richey
Coordinator
Venango County Tea Party Patriots

Mark Miloscia
Executive Director
Family Policy Institute of Washington

Matthew Gagnon
Chief Executive Officer
Maine Policy Institute

Mel Grossman
President
Palm Beach County Tea Party

John Andrews
President
Americans for America

Mike Marsch
President
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc.

Nathan Winters
Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming

Norman Woods
Director
Family Heritage Alliance

Parker Snider
Director of Policy Analysis
Alabama Policy Institute

Pastor Brad Cranston
Founder
Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values

Patrick Purtill
Director of Legislative Affairs
Faith and Freedom Coalition

Sam Stribling
Chief Executive Officer
Eight 14 Solutions

Seton Motley
President
Less Government

Paul Gessing
President
Rio Grande Foundation

Peggy Nienaber
Vice President
Faith & Liberty in the Nation’s Capital

Mike Stenhouse
Chief Executive Officer
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Rev. Vincent Torres
President & Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico

Rhonda Holland
President
Blair County Tea Party

Joni Inman
Executive Director
Colorado Women’s Alliance

John Droz, Jr.
Physicist
Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED)

Rick Esenberg
President
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Hon. George K. Rasley, Jr.
Managing Editor
www.ConservativeHQ.com

Rob Kovach
President
Wisconsin Firearms Owners

Byron Schlomach, PhD
Director
1889 Institute

Caleb Crosby
President & CEO
Alabama Policy Institute

Jennifer Braceras
Director
Independent Women’s Law Center

Robert Roper
President
Ethan Allen Institute

Lanhee J. Chen
David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies
Hoover Institution

Larry Cirignano
DC Representative
Children First Foundation

Russ Brown
President
Center for Independent Employees

Ryan McCann
Executive Director
Indiana Family Institute

Shannon McGinley
Executive Director
Cornerstone Action New Hampshire

Stephen Bloom
Vice President
Commonwealth Foundation

Tammy Kobza
State Director
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles – Iowa

Timothy Head
Executive Director
Faith and Freedom Coalition

Bethany L. Marcum
Chief Executive Officer
Alaska Policy Forum

Bette Grande
Chief Executive Officer
Roughrider Policy Center

Tom Pyle
President
American Energy Alliance

Trent England
Executive Director
Save Our States

Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH
Pennsylvania Director
Gun Owners of America

Matt Batzel
National Executive Director
American Majority

Walter B. Hoye, II
Founder & CEO
Issues4Life Foundation

Ed Wilson
President
It’s Your Tea Party Florida

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