2014 Election Marks Evolution in Gun Politics: Candidates Ran on Gun Safety Records and Won, Proving the Polls Right –Connecticut Voters Support Gun Sense
Moms Demand Action and Everytown Mobilized More Than One Million Americans To Vote for Gun Sense Champions This November and Beyond
Last night’s re-election victories for Governor Dannel Malloy as well as U.S. Representatives Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, and Jim Himes mark a gun sense sweep in Connecticut. Following the election results, the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued the following statement:
“This is a resounding victory for moms and our families,” said Heather Whaley, volunteer with the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Governor Malloy’s leadership on gun safety will save lives and helped him get re-elected. In Connecticut and in races across the country yesterday, Americans supported policies and candidates that will prevent gun violence. The victories for Governor Malloy and all of our gun sense champions in Connecticut are proof that you can run on gun safety and win.”
“Connecticut moms are thrilled to see gun sense candidates like Governor Malloy and Congresswoman Esty win re-election this cycle. Moms volunteered side by side with gun violence survivors, and a broad coalition of gun safety advocates to ensure we elected leaders committed to putting our families’ safety first. The Connecticut chapter connected with thousands of voters across the state and spent the weeks leading up to the election hosting house parties, educating voters about the importance of voting with gun sense, and doing community outreach. Moms have taken the fight for gun safety to the voting booth and we won,” continued Whaley.
In Connecticut, Moms and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund-endorsed the following candidates: Dannel Malloy, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, George Jepsen, Brendan Sharkey and Beth Bye.
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million supporters and more than 40,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand