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Everytown Releases Endorsements, TV Ads and Announces Gun Sense Voter Campaign Road Show Heading to Washington State

September 23, 2014

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;

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 Candidates
State Office First Name Last Name
CA AG Kamala Harris
CO Gov John Hickenlooper
CO SD 11 Michael Merrifield
CO SD 16 Jeanne Nicholson
CO SD 19 Rachel Zenzinger
CO SD 22 Andy Kerr
CT Gov Dan Malloy
CT AG George Jepsen
CT HD 88 Brendan Sharkey
DE HD 15 Valerie Longhurst
DE SD 2 Margaret Rose Henry
DE SD 11 Bryan Townsend
MD Gov Anthony Brown
MD AG Brian Frosh
MD SD 27 Mike Miller
MD HD 15 Kathleen Dumais
MD HD 30 Mike Busch
MD SD 20 Jamie Raskin
MN Gov Mark Dayton
MN HD 42A Barb Yarusso
MN HD 48A Yvonne Selcer
MN HD 49A Ron Erhardt
MN HD 49B Paul Rosenthal
MN HD 51B Laurie Halverson
MN HD 56B Will Morgan
NV SD 8 Marilyn Dondero Loop
NV SD 9 Justin Jones
NV AD 18 Amy Beaulieu
NY Gov Andrew Cuomo
NY AG Eric Schneiderman
OR Gov John Kitzhaber
PA Gov Tom Wolf
US House Candidates
District First Last
AZ-2 Ron Barber
CA-11 Mark DeSaulnier
CA-12 Nancy Pelosi
CA-14 Jackie Speier
CA-17 Mike Honda
CA-19 Zoe Lofgren
CA-24 Lois Capps
CA-26 Julia Brownley
CA-28 Adam Schiff
CA-3 John Garamendi
CA-31 Pete Aguilar
CA-32 Grace Napolitano
CA-36 Raul Ruiz
CA-5 Mike Thompson
CA-7 Ami Bera
CA-9 Jerry McNerney
CO-1 Diana DeGette
CO-7 Ed Perlmutter
CT-3 Rosa DeLauro
CT-5 Elizabeth Esty
FL-18 Patrick Murphy
IA-2 Dave Loebsack
IA-3 Staci Appel
IL-2 Robin Kelly
IL-5 Mike Quigley
IL-8 Tammy Duckworth
MA-3 Niki Tsongas
MA-7 Mike Capuano
MD-3 John Sarbanes
MD-5 Steny Hoyer
MD-7 Elijah Cummings
MD-8 Chris Van Hollen
MI-13 John Conyers
MI-14 Brenda Lawrence
MN-5 Keith Ellison
MS-2 Bennie Thompson
NC-4 David Price
NH-1 Carol Shea-Porter
NH-2 Anne Kuster
NJ-11 Bonnie Watson Coleman
NY-1 Tim Bishop
NY-12 Carolyn Maloney
NY-15 Jose Serrano
NY-17 Nita Lowey
NY-18 Sean Maloney
NY-2 Pete King
NY-24 Dan Maffei
NY-3 Steve Israel
NY-4 Kathleen Rice
PA-2 Chaka Fattah
PA-7 Pat Meehan
PA-8 Mike Fitzpatrick
PA-13 Brendan Boyle
RI-1 David Cicilline
RI-2 James Langevin
VA-11 Gerry Connolly
VA-3 Bobby Scott
VA-8 Don Beyer
VA-10 John Foust
WA-1 Suzan Del Bene
WI-4 Gwen Moore
US Senate Candidates
State First Last
CO Mark Udall
DE Chris Coons
HI Brian Schatz
IA Bruce Braley
IL Dick Durbin
LA Mary Landrieu
MA Ed Markey
ME Susan Collins
MI Gary Peters
MN Al Franken
NC Kay Hagan
NH Jeanne Shaheen
NJ Cory Booker
NM Tom Udall
OR Jeff Merkley
RI Jack Reed
VA Mark Warner
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 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 Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

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