TRENTON, N.J. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today endorsed gun sense champions New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver for reelection this November. Both candidates previously received the 2021 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.
“Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver ran as strong gun sense champions, and since being elected they’ve governed like it,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver can count on the full support of Moms Demand Action volunteers, who aren’t going to let anything stop them from electing gun sense champions up and down the ballot.”
“Leaders like Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver have given us more than thoughts and prayers: they’ve taken action,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Under their leadership, New Jersey has passed a slate of common-sense gun safety reforms and made the Garden State safer for everyone. As gun safety remains a winning issue, Moms Demand Action volunteers will move heaven and earth to elect gun sense champions like Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver up and down the ballot.”
New Jersey has taken action on gun safety under Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver. The state has expanded background checks, implemented an extreme risk/red flag law, and taken executive action to create public safety standards for gun dealers.
The endorsement means that Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver will have a grassroots army of New Jersey Moms Demand Action volunteers supporting them, knocking on doors, making calls and talking with their friends, families and neighbors to help reelect them. Moms and Everytown have nearly 250,000 supporters in New Jersey, including thousands of volunteers.