Everytown Endorses a YES Vote on Washington State I-594, The Nation’s Only Statewide Background Initiative on Ballot this November
Everytown Endorses State and Federal Candidates who have Shown Leadership in Effort to Keep Communities Safe from Gun Violence; TV Ads Featuring Gun Violence Survivors To Air In Local Markets; gunsensevoter.org/endorsements
Everytown for Gun Safety today issued its first-ever list of state and federal candidate endorsements for the upcoming midterm elections. The slate of candidates includes Democrats and Republicans from 28 different states running for state legislative seats, governorships, and seats in both the House and Senate. You can find the full list of endorsements below.
Additionally, Everytown released the first two testimonial TV ads featuring survivors of gun violence that will air in local markets in support of state and federal candidates. The ads include endorsements for Rep. Robin Kelly (IL – 2) and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.
“These are candidates who have shown leadership in the fight to keep our communities safe from gun violence both on the state and federal level,” said John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety. “On a number of issues Washington is broken. That’s why this Election Day the Washington that matters most is Washington State.”
“This is the first time we’re mobilizing moms in this country to turn out and vote specifically on this issue,” said Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We’ve taken the fight to Congress, to statehouses, to corporations, and now we’re bringing this issue to the voting booth. Moms and women are going to vote to keep our communities safe from gun violence, in this election and in all elections ahead.”
Everytown also announced the start of the Gun Sense Voter road show to build a constituency of Americans to vote on gun safety this November and in the lead-up to 2016. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, will join local Moms chapters, gun violence survivors and other gun safety advocates to organize and volunteer for endorsed candidates at campaign stops in Portland, OR, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, ME, Baltimore, and Cheshire, CT over the next three weeks.
The Gun Sense Voter road show will also stop in Seattle where Everytown is the leading national partner in the campaign for I-594, Washington State’s background check ballot initiative that would close the loophole in the law that allows dangerous people like criminals and domestic abusers to buy guns online and at gun shows with no questions asked. Recent polling shows 72 percent of Washingtonians support Initiative 594, the nation’s only statewide background check initiative on the ballot this November. The NRA’s public opposition to I-594 is expected to increase in coming days and weeks.
full list of endorsements
|State||Office||First Name||Last Name|
|DE||SD 2||Margaret Rose||Henry|
|NV||SD 8||Marilyn||Dondero Loop|
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About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand