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Everytown For Gun Safety Endorses Latest Round of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Running for Office 

May 1, 2024

NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund released its latest round of endorsements of Moms Demand Action volunteers running for office across the country — underscoring the growing power of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers as candidates for office themselves. 

“Moms Demand Action volunteers have a proven track record of fighting tooth and nail to keep their communities safe, so it’s no surprise that candidates who began as volunteers are running strong campaigns,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “It’s a testament to the growing power of the gun safety movement that more and more Moms Demand Action volunteers are making the leap from advocating for gun safety laws to actually writing them.”

“The fact that these incredible volunteers are running for office embodies our movement’s refusal to settle for lawmakers who neglect to take gun violence prevention seriously,” said Angela Ferrell-Zabala, executive director of Moms Demand Action. “We are so proud to watch them step into the political arena and fight for the safer communities we all deserve.”

The full list of candidates endorsed today and the office they are running for is available below:

  • Georgia
    • Ellen Wright, State Senator, District 29
    • Elena Parent, State Senator, District 44
    • Micheal Garza, State Representative, District 46
    • Debra Shigley, State Representative, District 47
    • Shea Roberts, State Representative, District 52
    • Susie Greenberg, State Representative, District 53
    • Anne Allen Westbrook, State Representative, District 163
    • Deborah Gonzalez, District Attorney, Western Judicial Circuit 
    • Laura Judge, Cobb County Board of Education,  Post 5
    • Andrew Cole, Cobb County Board of Education, Post 7
    • Jessica Fleming, Forsyth County Board of Education, District 2
  • Idaho
    • Loree Peery, State Representative, District 2A
    • Todd Achilles, State Representative, District 16B
  • Illinois
    • William Tarver, Kane County Commission, District 10
    • Kelli Wegener, McHenry County Board Chairperson
  • Indiana
    • Joel Levi, State Senator, District 20
    • Shelli Yoder, State Senator, District 40
    • Tiffany Stoner, State Representative, District 25
    • Chris Campbell, State Representative, District 26
    • Matt McNally, State Representative, District 39
  • Kentucky
    • Adam Moore, State Representative, District 45
    • Debbie Wesslund, State Representative, District 48
    • Emma Curtis, Lexington City Council, District 4
  • Maryland
    • Cecelia Reidler, Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education, At Large
    • Navian Scarlett, Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education, At Large
    • Andrea Chamblee, Howard County Board of Education, District 5
  • North Carolina
    • Cristal Robinson, State Representative, District 68
  • Ohio
    • Lesley Verbus, State Representative, District 86
  • Oregon
    • Anthony Broadman, State Senator, District 27
    • Sarah Finger McDonald, State Representative, District 16
    • Ben Bowman, State Representative, District 25
    • Courtney Neron, State Representative, District 26
    • Dacia Grayber, State Representative, District 28
    • Lisa Reynolds, State Representative, District 34
    • Jules Walters, State Representative, District 37
    • April Dobson, State Representative, District 39
    • Marnie Glickman, Portland City Council, District 2

Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund launched “Demand a Seat,” a program to train grassroots volunteers and gun violence survivors to take the next step in their advocacy efforts by running for office and working on campaigns to elect gun sense candidates in 2021. 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. In 2023, 162 volunteers ran for office and 96 won their races. More information on Demand a Seat can be found here.

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