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Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Moms Demand Action Volunteer Leaders in New York Ahead of June 22 Election

June 11, 2021

Since 2017, Hundreds of Moms Demand Action Volunteer Leaders Have Run for Elected Office and Dozens Have Won Seats, Including 43 Who Won in 2020

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today endorsed three Moms Demand Action volunteer leaders who are running for office in New York’s June 22 primary election. The candidates endorsed today are: 

  • Laura Burns, who is running for Nassau County Legislator (District 6) and is a Moms Demand Action volunteer leader
  • Barbara Walsh, who is running for Dutchess County Legislator (District 22) and is a Moms Demand Action volunteer leader
  • Michele Hill-Davis, who is running for Wilton Town Council and is a Moms Demand Action volunteer leader and former Everytown Survivor Fellow

Since 2017, hundreds of Moms Demand Action volunteer leaders have run for elected office and dozens have won seats – from town council and school board to U.S. Congress, including 43 who won in 2020. These endorsed candidates represent key gun violence prevention leaders.

“Moms Demand Action volunteers have already proven themselves to be some of the most powerful advocates in New York politics, leading the charge to pass life-saving measures to regulate ghost guns, hold the gun industry accountable, and temporarily disarm people who pose a threat to themselves or others,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to endorse these candidates, whose leadership in the gun violence prevention movement will help them hit the ground running after they’re elected.”

“Moms Demand Action volunteers are leaders in their communities who organize, advocate, and help affect change each and every day — which is why they make such effective lawmakers,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “These volunteer leaders have already shown that they’ll do whatever it takes to keep our communities safe from gun violence, and I’m thrilled to see them take this step to continue that work as candidates and lawmakers.”

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