#Justice4Life Tour in West Virginia: Urge Senator Manchin to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett

STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA AND WEST VIRGINIA FOR LIFE ANNOUNCE FOUR WEST VIRGINIA #JUSTICE4LIFE TOUR STOPS TO URGE U.S. SENATOR JOE MANCHIN TO CONFIRM AMY CONEY BARRETT FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

Mobile Billboard to Follow the Tour Calling on Manchin to Keep his Pro-Life Promises

“We have waited half a century for this opportunity,” said SFLA President Kristan Hawkins. “It’s absolutely vital that the U.S. Senate confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, and, as we continue to travel across the country in-person and virtually, we are activating a new generation of single-issue voters on the human rights struggle of our day – abortion.”

“When Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, he promised to appoint Justices to the Supreme Court, who would interpret the law instead of making new law as occurred when Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were decided. Trump has kept his promise to his supporters. Can we count on Senator Joe Manchin to keep his promise to vote to confirm such nominees?” asked Wanda Franz, West Virginia for Life

CHARLESTON, WHEELING, MARTINSBURG, FAIRMONT, WV — (10-16-20) – Students for Life of America (SFLA) and West Virginia for Life announced on Friday that they will be holding a #Justice4Life tour stop in four West Virginia cities as part of a nationwide #Justice4Life, 10-state tour to demand the U.S. Senate confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court and to urge voters to #VotePro-LifeFirst in this pivotal election.

The national tour will also stop in Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Montana, Texas and Arizona. #Justice4Life tour stops will coincide with Students for Life Action’s (SFLAction) Activism Weekends, happening in eight of the 10 cities, where students and volunteers will canvas to urge voters to #VoteProLifeFirst. With a Supreme Court vacancy in play, the importance of strong pro-life leaders in the White House, Senate, and House has never been clearer – which makes the need for voters to #VoteProLifeFirst even more urgent this Election.

The West Virginia tour will include a mobile billboard traveling the state, reminding Sen. Joe Manchin of his pro-life promises and asking for his vote to confirm Judge Barrett. Click here to see the visual.

“The importance of judicial vacancies has been a reason to vote Pro-Life First since 1973, making this moment in time critical to the future of our nation,” said SFLA and SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins. “The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett offers a rare opportunity to put a Justice who respects life in law on the nation’s highest court with the potential to impact millions upon millions of future lives. As we continue to travel across the country in-person and virtually, we are activating a new generation of single-issue voters on the human rights struggle of our day – abortion.”

“This is the most important election ever,” noted Franz. “The America we love is threatened by powerful forces, who want to tear down our system of government. They know they can’t pass their own terrible agenda through our constitutional system, because the people control the agenda through their vote. The people have never accepted abortion-on-demand, paid for with tax dollars That’s why we need Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court to restore the constitutionally-determined balance of power and to return power to the people.”

MEDIA ADVISORY: WEST VIRGINIA TOUR STOPS

On Monday, Oct. 19th:
10am ET, Charleston, WV
Senator Manchin’s Office
900 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV
Confirmed Speakers Include: Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life/SFLAction; Marla Mercer, West Virginia Citizen; Sadie Shield, West Virginia University Students for Life; Melody Potter, Chairwoman of the West Virginia Republican Party; Beth Bloch, RNC National Committeewoman in West Virginia; Rev. Bill Huddleston, Tabernacle of Praise; Kathie Hess Crouse, Candidate for the WV State Senate District 8; Barry Holstein West Virginia Citizen.

4pm ET, Fairmont, WV
Senator Manchin’s office
230 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV
Confirmed Speakers Include: Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life/SFLAction; Wanda Franz, West Virginians for Life; Marla Mercer, West Virginia Citizen; Sadie Shield, West Virginia University Students for Life; Autumn Lindsey and Mallory Finch, SFLA’s SCOTUS Squad.

On Tuesday, October 20th
10am ET, Wheeling, WV
The Old State House
1413 Eoff St Wheeling Academy of Law & Science
Wheeling, WV
Confirmed Speakers Include: Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life/SFLAction; Wanda Franz, West Virginians for Life; Marla Mercer, West Virginia Citizen; Sadie Shield, West Virginia University Students for Life; Autumn Lindsey and Mallory Finch, SFLA’s SCOTUS Squad.

5pm ET, Martinsburg, WV
Senator Manchin’s Office
261 Aikens Center
Martinsburg, WV
Confirmed Speakers Include: Tina Whittington, Students for Life; Pam Brush, Berkeley County West Virginians for Life; Autumn Lindsey and Mallory Finch, SFLA’s SCOTUS Squad.

ALREADY THIS YEAR: SFLAction has been conducting student trips over the summer, knocking on more than 50,000 doors and making more than 200,000 phone calls to educate voters in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kansas. As a result, numerous pro-choice Republicans were defeated in primary races, including incumbent Arizona State Senator Heather Carter, who was unseated by pro-life challenger Nancy Barto. Click here to read more about SFLAction’s results in this cycle.

“What we’re doing this cycle is working. Period,” said Hawkins. “We spend every school year building relationships with students. Now, we’re mobilizing them, and our efforts are having an impact in critical races across the nation.”

MEDIA NOTE: For critics who argue that Judge Barrett’s background includes pro-life associations, an abortion viewpoint is not unusual for Supreme Court nominees. Click here to read Hawkins’ op-ed at RealClearPolitics on how abortion views have been ignored for past nominees – such as Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. Click here to read Hawkins’ op-ed at Fox News outlining how feminist opposition to Barrett’s nomination doesn’t line up with the views of most women.

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at khamrick@studentsforlife.org.

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.