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Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa

June 9, 2020

Theresa Greenfield has Made Gun Safety a Priority; in the U.S. Senate She’ll Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws to Protect Iowans

NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa, lauding her commitment to gun safety. Earlier this year, Greenfield received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement. 

Theresa Greenfield has made common-sense gun safety solutions a priority in her campaign, and credits her farm upbringing for her support of responsible gun ownership. Greenfield supports background checks on all gun sales, closing the “boyfriend loophole,” which allows domestic abusers to purchase guns, and the implementation of red flag laws.

Greenfield’s opponent, Senator Joni Ernst, opposes common-sense gun legislation and has benefited from more than $3 million in financial support from the gun lobby. She has fallen in line with the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda and refused to support common-sense gun laws.

“Theresa Greenfield will fight for common-sense gun safety laws while her opponent, Joni Ernst, has decided to take orders and millions in political support from the gun lobby,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to support Greenfield, who is the gun sense champion Iowans deserve.”

“Time and time again, Joni Ernst has refused to support common-sense gun laws, putting special interest money ahead of Iowans’ safety,” said Katie Albrecht, a volunteer with the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Iowans deserve a Senator who will put our safety first, that’s why we’re proud to support Theresa Greenfield for Senate. Our grassroots volunteers will work tirelessly over the next five months to send Theresa to Washington.”

State polling shows that 75 percent of Iowans support extreme risk laws, and that Iowa voters generally support stronger gun safety laws by a 3:1 margin. In a national survey of 2,500 likely voters, 85 percent of respondents favored Congress passing an extreme risk bill, as well as 78 percent of gun owners. 

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 at least $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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