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People of Faith Rejoice As “Justice” Neil Gorsuch Is Confirmed As Supreme Court Justice

Duluth, GA – Millions of voters of faith across the country cast their ballots last November for then-candidate Trump, largely based upon his pledge to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and today is a major victory for people of faith across the country as President Trump delivered with the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 for confirmation of Judge Gorsuch one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his colleagues thwarted the liberal Democrats attempt to usurp the will of the people through a partisan driven filibuster of the nomination of Judge Gorsuch by voting to end debate and allow his nomination to come to the floor for today’s historic vote.

“We are grateful and pleased that Justice Gorsuch will now sit on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Chairman Ralph Reed. “President Trump deserves enormous credit for choosing an outstanding nominee, and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are also to be commended for valiantly fighting for Justice Gorsuch’s nomination.” 

In the weeks leading up to the vote, Faith & Freedom Coalition launched a pro-Gorsuch campaign that included over one million emails, one million pieces of direct mail, over 500,000 postcards, and 500,000 phone calls into targeted states with sitting Democratic Senators that were won by President Trump last year, to rally evangelical and conservative Catholic voters to encourage these Senators to end the filibuster and to vote in favor of Judge Gorsuch.

“Confirmation of Justice Gorsuch was the number one legislative priority of Faith & Freedom Coalition and today we celebrate this major victory with people of faith across the nation,” said Executive Director Tim Head. “The Constitution and rule of law won this day and now one of the most eminently qualified nominees to the Supreme Court our nation has ever seen will serve on the highest court in the land.”

Faith & Freedom Coalition, in addition to the digital, email and phone campaign, also issued a “key vote” alert to millions of faith based voters across the country, and will include the vote to end debate as part of the 115th Congressional Scorecard. Fifty-two Republicans joined Democratic Senators Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly to vote yes on his nomination.

Faith & Freedom To Issue Key Vote On Gorsuch Confirmation – Millions of Voters of Faith Will Hold Senators Accountable

Duluth, GA – The Faith & Freedom Coalition will issue a key vote alert for millions of faith based voters across the country and include the vote in our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress as the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court comes to a floor vote.

“During the campaign President Trump promised to nominate a conservative judge to replace Justice Scalia, and the largest number of voters of faith in U.S. electoral history voted overwhelmingly for President Trump based largely upon that promise,” said Executive Director Tim Head.

This week, Faith & Freedom Coalition launched phase two of its campaign to rally evangelical and conservative Catholic voters to encourage Senators Bill Nelson of Florida, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Jon Tester of Montana, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri to vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Faith and Freedom’s campaign includes 500,000 pieces of mail, over one million emails, and thousands of activist calls into the Senate offices of sitting Democratic Senators in states that voted for President Donald Trump last November.

“The first wave of mail, emails and calls that hit several weeks ago in West Virginia and Florida to rally Christians in support of Judge Gorsuch was just a drop in the bucket compared to this second phase aimed at vulnerable Democratic Senators who are up for re-election in 2018,” said Head.

Based largely on then candidate Trump’s promise to nominate a conservative Supreme Court Justice, exit polls showed astonishing margins for Trump among evangelicals and conservative Catholics in key states such as Florida (85%), Ohio (77%), and Wisconsin (71%) and similar results in other battleground states.

Statement On Congressional Resolution To Deny Title X Funds To Planned Parenthood

Duluth, GA – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, released the following statement today on passage of H.J. Res. 43 today by the U.S Senate, overturning an Obama era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directive that forced states to provide Title X funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations performing abortions. The joint resolution, introduced by Senator Joni Ernst and Representative Diane Black, passed the U.S. House last month and now goes to President Trump.

“Thanks to Sen. Ernst, Rep. Black, and other pro-life members of the House and Senate, the federal government has taken the first step to stopping taxpayer subsidizing of the largest abortion provider and dealer of fetal body parts in the U.S. States are now free to redirect Title X taxpayer funds away from abortion providers, ending the federal governments overreach and support for Planned Parenthood.”

Voters of Faith Will Hold Senators Accountable If Neil Gorsuch Not Confirmed

Voters of Faith Will Hold Senators Accountable If Neil Gorsuch Not Confirmed

By Timothy Head, as featured on Newsweek.com

Millions of evangelical Christian and pro-life conservative Catholic voters, who overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump last November, are watching intently as the United States Senate now considers the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

This massive bloc of voters, which made up a record 26 percent of the total electorate and who helped put Trump over the top with an overwhelming 81 percent, based their votes largely on the president’s ironclad pledge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench.

Then-candidate Trump’s commitment to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, the most brilliant conservative jurist of our time, with a widely respected conservative nominee with a razor-sharp intellect, temperament and legal knowledge were never questioned by religious conservatives and now the president has delivered on that promise.

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Statement On David Friedman’s Confirmation As U.S. Ambassador To Israel

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation today of David Friedman to serve as United States Ambassador to Israel.

“People of faith across the country are extremely excited about the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The Trump administration is ushering in a golden age of U.S – Israel relations and we look forward to working with Ambassador Friedman as he works to strengthen the solidarity between the United States and the people of Israel.”

Faith & Freedom Coalition Issues Letter of Support For American Health Care Act

Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, sent the following letter today to members of the U.S. House Republican Conference, to inform them of Faith & Freedom’s support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its inclusion as a “key vote” to repeal and replace Obamacare as part of the Faith and & Freedom Coalition Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress.  Click the graphic below to read the full letter.

Faith & Freedom Coalition To Hold 2017 “Road To Majority” Conference June 8-10 In Washington, DC

Washington, DC – Following the largest and most successful election cycle to date for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, which included 1.2 million door knocks, 10 million phone calls, 22 million pieces of educational mail, and 30 million voters guides to 117,000 churches, providing the margin of victory for President Donald J. Trump and down ballot conservative candidates, Faith & Freedom announces the 2017 Road to Majority conference to be held June 8th through the 10th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Road To Majority is the nation’s premier grassroots conference for mobilizing and equipping people of faith and conservative activists to influence state and federal policy and help elect like minded conservative officials.

Last year Faith & Freedom hosted over 1,000 conservative activists from across the country and heard from speakers such as President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and many more.

“We expect over 1,500 grassroots activists from across the country to attend Road To Majority this year and leave better equipped to influence elected officials to strengthen families, promote time-honored values, and protect the dignity of human life and marriage, said Executive Director Tim Head. “The energy created at Road To Majority last year helped propel conservatives across the country across the finish line in November and we look to continue the course toward conservative governance through grassroots trainings and events at Road To Majority 2017.”

In the coming weeks Faith & Freedom Coalition will have lots of new and exciting announcements surrounding Road To Majority including the line-up of speakers, strategic partners, and details about the three day program. The official website for Road To Majority 2017 is www.roadtomajority.com.

At ‘Minnesota Justice Forum,’ National and Local Leaders Discuss Bipartisan Justice Reform Strategies

Hosted by the U.S. Justice Action Network, the Forum Highlighted Smart, Cost-Effective Justice Reform Efforts in Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN – Today, the U.S. Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan group working to reform the justice system in Minnesota and around the country, hosted members of the state legislature, county attorneys, city attorneys, county commissioners, and local leaders to discuss conservative, cost-effective approaches to justice reform. Leaders from the U.S. Justice Action Network were joined by prominent representatives from Faith & Freedom Coalition and local leaders in a discussion to lead the event.

“While Minnesota has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country, the state has seen one of the fastest growing prison population rates in the nation since 2003,” said Jenna Moll, Deputy Director, U.S. Justice Action Network. “For the last several years, the state’s legislators have taken a number of positive steps to reform the justice system. However, we have far more work to do to increase public safety and improve correctional outcomes in Minnesota, learning from other states which have achieved bipartisan, smart reforms in recent years.”

From left to right: Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition; Jenna Moll, Deputy Director, U.S. Justice Action Network; and Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative.

Building on the reforms of recent years, like the drug sentencing reform legislation from last year, the speakers at the forum offered insight into strategies on civil asset forfeiture reform, particularly as it pertains to H.F. 389, an innocent joint-owner forfeiture reform currently on both the House and Senate floors waiting for final passage, as well as strategies for probation reform and for justice reinvestment. The discussion was led by Jenna Moll, Deputy Director of the U.S. Justice Action Network; Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition; and Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative.

“Today’s Minnesota Justice Forum was a great first step towards achieving a conservative approach to the justice system,” said Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition. “Elected officials, like the ones in attendance today, have the opportunity to ensure safer communities by focusing on reform efforts that are smart, targeted, and cost-effective.”

“Minnesotans have long worked towards implementing smart reforms that make our communities safer and stronger,” said Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative. “While there is still work to be achieved, today’s event was a great step forward in ensuring a more just and effective system.”

The U.S. Justice Action Network collaborates with law enforcement, builds state-based coalitions, and engages in aggressive public education to raise awareness and pass real criminal justice reforms. Today’s Forum brought together diverse voices and decision makers to discuss ways to ensure a more effective justice system that makes communities safer, all while saving taxpayer dollars.
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The U.S. Justice Action Network is the first action organization in the country to bring together progressive and conservative partners, collaborate with law enforcement, and employ federal and state-specific lobbying, public advocacy, and public education efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms.

Faith & Freedom Executive Director Tim Head Meets With President Trump To Discuss Human Trafficking

Washington, DC – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, issued the following statement concerning his meeting today with President Trump and federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities, and other non-profit organizations, to discuss ways to identify and prosecute human trafficking cases, and assist victims of trafficking. 

“Today President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and Ivanka Trump displayed their commitment to stopping human trafficking and achieving justice for victims of trafficking. It was my honor to be included in today’s meeting, alongside allies in the effort to combat human trafficking, to begin the process, as President Trump stated, “to bring the full force and weight of the U.S. government to combat the epidemic of human trafficking.”