Nearly a hundred conservatives from throughout the Birmingham area braved the Alabama summer heat to join Concerned Women for America (CWA) — the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization — on Thursday, August 23, 2018 for a rally on their national bus tour.
Gathered outside of Hoover Tactical in Hoover, Ala., the CWA team joined with local conservative leaders to rally conservative Alabamians to use their voices encourage Sen. Doug Jones to support Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
This was their only stop in Alabama before heading south to Tallahassee and then Jacksonville, Florida rounding out a national bus tour that will end in Washington, D.C.
“This is the moment conservative women and evangelical voters have been waiting for and a huge reason why they voted for President Trump,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America in a press release.
“This in an historic moment for our nation, and I could not be more proud to stand alongside conservative women across the country in support of Judge Kavanaugh,” continued Nance. “Judge Kavanaugh is uniquely qualified, fair, and impartial and fulfills President Trump’s campaign promise to nominate a constitutional conservative to the Supreme Court.”
“It is so important that everyone be involved with this confirmation process,” said one of the rally’s speakers, former State Rep. Paul DeMarco. “The public sentiment has been supportive of this nominee because he is so well-qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. And our United States senators need to hear from the citizens of Alabama that we want to see Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice.”
The large crowd was among the largest crowds of the entire CWA tour a signal that organizers hope will send a clear message to Senator Jones.
“We had a great crowd out today to show that support and we appreciate Penny Nance for bringing their bus tour to Alabama,” DeMarco added.
The event also drew the attention of Republican Women of Shelby County President Dawn Ray, who’s been affiliated with CWA for over 30 years and supports their mission of protecting and promoting “Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy.”
Ray attended Thursday’s event and said she believes Kavanaugh “is imminently qualified” and “is the right person for the job” on the Supreme Court.
“Kavanaugh has vast experience and a record to support his position as a Constitutionalist. I.e., he has and will interpret the law as the Founder’s intended and believes in the Separation of Powers. The judicial branch was intended to interpret and not create law, which is the legislature’s responsibility,” Ray explained.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kavanaugh will sit on the court for life, or until he chooses to retire.
“The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh should matter not only to Alabamians, but to citizens of all states,” Ray added.
Notable attendees included State Reps. Jim Carns, Matt Fridy, and April Weaver. Jefferson County DA Mike Anderton, Constable Gilbert Douglas. As well as the Jefferson and Shelby County GOP Chairs. Representatives from Kay Ivey’s reelection campaign were also on hand as were ALGOP staff.