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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Murphy, Rep. Demings, Rep. Deutch, and Rep. Shalala for U.S. House

June 30, 2020

Reps. Murphy, Demings, Deutch, and Shalala 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 Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy for Congress in Florida’s 7th congressional district, Congresswoman Val Demings for Congress in Florida’s 10th congressional district, Congressman Ted Deutch in Florida’s 22nd congressional district, and Congresswoman Donna Shalala in Florida’s 27th congressional district. Each candidate has received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.

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, Everytown went all-out to help elect a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and that majority made gun safety one of their top priorities from Day One,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “In this time of unprecedented crisis, more voters than ever are demanding action on gun safety, and we’ll do everything in our power to help them send an even bigger gun sense majority to the House on Election Day.”

“We are so proud to endorse Reps. Murphy, Demings, Deutch, and Shalala,” said Gay Valimont, volunteer with Moms Demand Action in Florida. “Today, we’re saying loud and clear that lawmakers who have prioritized gun safety can count on our steadfast support.” 

Polling released last month 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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