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 from Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition on the passing of Dr. Timothy LeHaye
“The nation has lost a true giant in the evangelical Christian movement with the passing of Timothy LaHaye,” said Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head. “Everyone at Faith & Freedom mourns the loss of Dr. LaHaye and we offer our thoughts and prayers to Beverly and the entire family. Tim was a devoted husband, father, leader, minister and writer and will be sorely missed.”
Below is a statement from Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, on the National Basketball Association’s decision to remove the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.
“The NBA’s decision to punish the state of North Carolina simply because it protects the privacy of its citizens in bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities is an assault on common sense and strong families. The NBA should focus on basketball, not left-wing and special interest politics. Unless and until the NBA allows men to enter WNBA locker rooms, it should leave bathroom policy to state legislatures.”
Statement from Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, on the release of Faith & Freedom radio ads this week in Missouri supporting unborn children and ensuring the safety of women.
“In the wake of yet another Supreme Court decision that threatens the safety of women and the lives of unborn children, Faith and Freedom Coalition re-urges all Americans that the status quo is not acceptable in our commitment to protect innocent human life. It is paramount for people of faith to know that their elected officials value life as the most sacred of rights and we encourage citizens of Missouri to thank committed champions like Missouri law professor Joshua Hawley for his uncompromising defense of those who have no voice.”
Below is a statement from Tim Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 2013 Texas law that banned partial birth abortions, required abortion clinics to meet hospital surgical standards, and said that a doctor who performs abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.
“The U.S. Supreme Court once again failed to protect the rights, health and safety of women and unborn children today in its Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision. Texas and many other states have enacted common sense laws that protect the rights of the unborn and the health and safety of thousands of women subjected to the horrific conditions of abortion clinics across the country, and its shameful that the Supreme Court overturned these safeguards. The Court’s failure today is another example of the urgency to elect a pro-life President in November who will be responsible for filling the enormous vacancy left by Justice Scalia’s passing and possibly fill other seats on the Court. The pro-life community must also unite to elect legislators across the country who will work to protect women and unborn children.”
Statement from Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, on the release of Faith & Freedom radio ads this week in Missouri in support of religious freedom.
“Historic global times such as these call for principled men and women from across our nation to rise up with one voice and beckon us to stand in the gap. Faith and Freedom Coalition offers our deepest appreciation to Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri professor Joshua Hawley and encourage citizens of Missouri to thank them for their unwavering commitment to and unrelenting defense of our first freedoms to hold to faith and to live that faith out in every facet of our lives.”
Duluth, GA – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, issued the following statement today on the defeat of Proposition One in the city of Houston, Texas. Read more
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