Arlington, VA – Today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is releasing a targeted web ad urging Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court bench without delay.
“American veterans fought to defend our Constitution,” the ad narrator says. “We dedicated our lives to defend it. And Judge Neil Gorsuch would do the same. Qualified. Experienced. Committed to preserving our rights. A justice who will respect the Constitution and uphold it. The Supreme Court justice Americans deserve.”
The web ad urges viewers to contact Sen. Manchin using a CVA switchboard and ask him to support Judge Neil Gorsuch.
The ad is part of a larger series CVA is launching this week in North Dakota, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, and Montana targeted at Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Jon Tester (D-MT).
CVA Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement:
“American veterans dedicated our lives to defending the Constitution, and we’re confident that Judge Neil Gorsuch will do the same from the Supreme Court bench. Gorsuch’s opinions are drawn from the text of the law, not a political agenda, which is why we can trust that he will secure the freedoms we fought to protect. Throughout this nomination process, Americans from both sides of the aisle and all walks of life have stepped forward in support of Gorsuch – now it’s time for Senator Manchin to do the same. CVA activists are committed to letting the Senator know that confirming Gorsuch is the responsible thing to do, and that he will have his constituents to answer to if he fails to adhere to the will of the people of West Virginia.”
Sen. Manchin has said that he will not filibuster Gorsuch’s confirmation process, but has not expressed support for the nominee. Manchin is up for re-election in 2018.
CVA has supported Judge Neil Gorsuch since the night President Trump announced him as the nominee. Since that time, the group has led an unprecedented grassroots effort to pressure the Senate to support Gorsuch’s confirmation.
Already, CVA activists have made hundreds of thousands of calls to citizens in eleven targeted states asking them to contact their Senators in support of Gorsuch. CVA also launched targeted a direct mail campaign in support of Gorsuch and is promoting a digital tool which allows constituents to contact their Senators via email, Facebook, Twitter, and phone. The group recently concluded a “Future of the Courts” tele-town hall series featuring Senators Cruz (R-TX), Sasse (R-NE), Lee (R-UT), and Ernst (R-IA) in which CVA activists participated in an active discussion around Gorsuch’s nomination.
Last week, the American Bar Association gave Judge Neil Gorsuch its highest rating, unanimously declaring him “well-qualified.”