In Total, 20 Moms Demand Action Volunteers Who Have Been Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Are Running for Office This Fall
Earlier This Year, Moms Demand Action Volunteer Movita Johnson-Harell Was Elected to the Pennsylvania State House, and Moms Demand Action Volunteer Christine McGrath Was Elected to the Verona Town Council in New Jersey
NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today endorsed six Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteers who are running for office in 2019.
“Moms Demand Action volunteers have a hard-earned reputation for doing whatever it takes to pass gun safety laws, so it’s no surprise that more and more of them are cutting out the middleman and running for office,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to endorse these Moms Demand Action volunteers, who are exactly what a growing majority of American voters are looking for: proven gun sense champions.”
“These Moms Demand Action volunteers are taking their dedication to gun violence prevention to the next level by running for elected office,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “After years of advocacy in their communities, they’ve learned what it takes to pass good public policy. I know the volunteers we’ve endorsed will work tirelessly to make their communities safer.”
Everytown today endorsed:
- Meagan Matteson, Ohio, Bexley City Council
- Rachel Friend, Colorado, Boulder City Council
- Karla Psaros, Massachusetts, Braintree School Committee
- Sabrina Shields-Cook, Iowa, Ames School Board Director At Large
- Cori Sherman North, Kansas, Salina School Board, USD 305
- Graelynn McKeown, New Jersey, West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education
Moms Demand Action volunteer Movita Johnson-Harell, a Philadelphia-based gun violence survivor, was endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund earlier this year, and won a special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 190. Moms Demand Action volunteer Christine McGrath was also endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund earlier this year, and won her race for Verona Town Council in New Jersey.
Moms Demand Action volunteers know that gun violence kills 100 Americans every day and wounds hundreds more – and they are running for office to enact change and stand up to the gun lobby’s priorities.