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 six Moms Demand Action volunteers in advance of the Commonwealth’s November 2 election. Dozens of Moms Demand Action volunteers are running for office across the country this year.
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 are key members of the gun violence prevention movement.
“Moms Demand Action volunteers have already proven that they will do whatever it takes to keep Virginians safe from gun violence, so it comes as no surprise that a growing number of them are making the jump from influencing laws to writing them,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to endorse these Moms Demand Action volunteers, whose leadership in the gun violence prevention movement will help them hit the ground running after being elected.”
“Moms Demand Action volunteers are leaders in their communities, organizing, advocating, and helping affect change each and every day — which is what makes them such effective elected officials,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “These volunteers 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 continue that work as candidates and in office.”
Everytown today endorsed:
- Delegate Nancy Guy, running for re-election to the House of Delegates (HD-83)
- Mayor Justin Wilson, running for re-election as Mayor of Alexandria City
- Mark Downey, running for House of Delegates (HD-96)
- Jeffrey Feld, running for House of Delegates (HD-81)
- Jennifer Kitchen, running for House of Delegates (HD-25)
- Katie Sponsler, running for House of Delegates (HD-66)