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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Announces First Major Round of Federal Endorsements

July 28, 2022

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown”) announced the first major round of endorsements of candidates running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for the 2022 election cycle. This follows endorsements Everytown made on Tuesday in races for non-federal statewide offices. A full list of endorsed candidates is below and represents members of Congress across 16 states. 

“After working together to break the 26-year logjam on gun safety legislation in Congress, these proven leaders are committed to building on that momentum to address the nation’s gun violence crisis,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. “Ending our gun violence epidemic requires passing strong gun laws, and that requires electing strong gun safety champions like the candidates we’re endorsing today.”

“The gun sense majorities in Congress have delivered life-saving progress on gun safety. Now is the time to keep going by re-electing our champions and growing these majorities,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “These gun sense champions can count on a grassroots army of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers to put everything on the line to get them elected in November.” 

Everytown has already endorsed 121 Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers running for office up and down the ticket, as well as Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-07), a former Moms Demand Action volunteer. Everytown also endorsed statewide tickets in Colorado, Illinois, and New York last month. The full list of candidates endorsed today is available below: 


  • Senator Alex Padilla, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi, candidate for California’s 11th Congressional District 
  • Rep. Mike Thompson, candidate for California’s 4th Congressional District
  • Rep. Doris Matsui, candidate for California’s 7th Congressional District
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell, candidate for California’s 14th Congressional District
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal, candidate for California’s 24th Congressional District
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz, candidate for California’s 25th Congressional District
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar, candidate for California’s 33rd Congressional District


  • Senator Michael Bennet, candidate for U.S. Senate


  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro, candidate for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District


  • Senator Raphael Warnock, candidate for U.S. Senate


  • Rep. Robin Kelly, candidate for Illinois’s 2nd Congressional District
  • Rep. Brad Schneider, candidate for Illinois’s 10th Congressional District


  • Senator Chris Van Hollen, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin, candidate for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District


  • Rep. Katherine Clark, candidate for Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District


  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Rep. Steven Horsford, candidate for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District

New York 

  • Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, candidate for New York’s 8th Congressional District

North Carolina

  • Cheri Beasley, candidate for U.S. Senate


  • Rep. Tim Ryan, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty, candidate for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District


  • Senator Ron Wyden, candidate for U.S. Senate


  • Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, candidate for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District
  • Rep. Dwight Evans, candidate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District

Rhode Island

  • Rep. David Cicilline, candidate for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District

South Carolina

  • Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, candidate for South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District


  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, candidate for Texas’s 18th Congressional District

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