STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES PENNSYLVANIA #JUSTICE4LIFE TOUR STOP TO URGE U.S. SENATORS TO CONFIRM AMY CONEY BARRETT FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
“We have waited half a century for this opportunity,” said SFLA President Kristan Hawkins. “It’s absolutely vital that the U.S. Senate vote to 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.”
PHILADELPHIA, PA & FREDERICKSBURG, VA (10-19-2020) – Students for Life of America (SFLA) announced on Monday that they will be holding a #Justice4Life tour stop in Philadelphia, PA 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 West Virginia, Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, and Arizona. #Justice4Life tour stops will coincide with Students for Life Action’s (SFLAction) Activism Weekends, happening in eight of the 10 states, 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 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 will respect life in law on the nation’s highest court with the potential to impact millions upon millions of future lives. As we travel across the country in person and virtually, we will be activating a new generation of single-issue voters on the human rights struggle of our day – abortion.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: PENNSYLVANIA TOUR STOP
Friday, October 23rd, 9am EST
Senator Bob Casey’s Office
2000 Market St. Ste. 610
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Confirmed Speakers: Liana Hollendonner; Students for Life
Following the event, students and volunteers will proceed to local neighborhoods to connect with voters about the urgent need to #VoteProLifeFirst on Tuesday, November 3rd. In Pennsylvania, SFLAction canvassing efforts will aim to expose the pro-abortion record of incumbent House Representative Brian Sims. In 2019, a video of Sims harassing pro-life activists who were praying outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood went viral. Sims was forced to apologize for the video.
SFLAction conducted similar student trips over the summer, knocking more on 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 election 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.
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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.