FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2018
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Pro-life Leaders to Hold Press Conferences in 7 States Targeting Red State Democratic Senators
Washington, D.C. – Beginning Monday, August 6 members of the Pro-life Court Coalition will hold a series of 26 press conferences across Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Montana, and West Virginia urging vulnerable red-state Democratic senators to vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Local leaders and activists will be joined by national pro-life speakers former U.S. congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, Vice President of Government Affairs for Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List); Sue Swayze Liebel, Indiana State Chair for SBA List as well as Coordinator for the National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus; and Jill Stanek, National Campaign Chair for SBA List.
A recent poll commissioned by SBA List found that, of those with an opinion, 58 percent of Americans think President Trump’s nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court (30 percent were unsure, 40 percent in support, 29 percent opposed). Support for confirmation is even stronger among voters in five 2018 Senate battleground states:
- 56% of Florida voters want Nelson to confirm the nominee.
- 56% of Indiana voters want Donnelly to confirm the nominee.
- 57% of Missouri voters want McCaskill to confirm the nominee.
- 68% of North Dakota voters want Heitkamp to confirm the nominee.
- 59% of West Virginia voters want Manchin to confirm the nominee.
“Americans agree: Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a highly qualified nominee who deserves to be confirmed to the Supreme Court with bipartisan support,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “In particular, battleground state voters who elected President Trump by overwhelming margins trust him to nominate only originalist judges who will respect and uphold the Constitution, a key promise fulfilled in Judge Kavanaugh.
“SBA List is mobilizing the pro-life grassroots nationwide and in key Senate battleground states to urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Vulnerable senators up for re-election this year have a choice: stand with the President and their constituents and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, or cave to pressure from Chuck Schumer and the extreme abortion lobby.”
Activists nationwide are mobilizing online at prolifecourt.com to send messages to their U.S. senators. The campaign, coordinated by SBA List, includes email and phone call campaigns to offices, in-state events targeting key senators, a digital advertising campaign, radio and more.
SBA List’s field team of nearly 500 pro-life canvassers has visited more than one million homes in the battleground states of Indiana, Ohio, Florida, and Missouri and has expanded to North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana as part of an historic effort to educate and mobilize voters for the 2018 midterm election. SBA List canvassers are on track to reach two million homes by Election Day.
Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 630,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.