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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Barbara Bollier for U.S Senate and Michelle De La Isla for U.S. House

September 15, 2020

Bollier and De La Isla are Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress

NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Barbara Bollierfor U.S. Senate and Michelle De La Isla for Congress in Kansas’ 2nd congressional district. Both candidates have received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement. As the Mayor of Topeka, De La Isla is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Bollier has been a proven gun safety advocate in the State Senate.

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund spent $30 million during the 2018 midterms, outspending the NRA for the first time. These investments and support helped flip the U.S. House to a gun sense majority. Since then, the U.S. House has passed landmark gun safety legislation, including H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston loophole.”

“In 2018, the American people sent a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and all signs point to them growing that majority in 2020, and flipping the Senate while they’re at it,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown will do everything in our power to help gun sense candidates mobilize the clear majority of voters who are clamoring for common sense gun laws.”

“Both Barbara Bollier and Michelle De La Isla have proven that they are the gun sense champions Kansas deserves,” said Colleen Cunningham, volunteer with Moms Demand Action in Kansas. “Electing Bollier means electing a gun sense majority in the U.S. Senate where common-sense gun legislation currently goes to die and electing De La Isla means protecting our gun sense majority in the U.S. House. We will absolutely do everything we can to send them both to Washington, D.C.” 

Polling released in May demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.  

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.

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