Illinois Moms Want Answers Before Casting Their Votes;
The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has today launched a targeted campaign asking Larry Kaifesh and Darlene Senger to explain their ‘A’ ratings from the National Rifle Association. The NRA supports several extreme positions, including:
- Making it Easy for Terrorists to Buy Guns: The NRA has opposed efforts to block terror suspects from buying firearms and explosives.
- Keeping Felons Armed: The NRA fought for the rights of felons to buy and own firearms.
- Endangering Victims of Domestic Violence: The NRA has opposed laws requiring dangerous domestic abusers to surrender their guns.
The campaign comes just ahead of midterm election as Moms from around the country – and in Illinois – are ramping up mobilization efforts to galvanize support for gun sense champions. The campaign to ask Larry Kaifesh and Darlene Senger to explain their ratings is part of a national campaign to ask candidates to explain their ‘A.’
“Voters in Illinois deserve to know where the candidates stand on public safety and what Larry Kaifesh and Darlene Senger did to deserve their ‘A’ ratings. The NRA believes in putting suspected terrorists, convicted felons, and domestic abusers ahead of our children and the safety of our communities,” said Nicole Chen, a volunteer with the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action. “When Moms cast their votes this November, they’ll turn that ‘A’ rating into last place at the ballot box.”
“Moms across the country are using our voices and our votes to change America’s culture of gun violence, one law, one company and – starting this November – one election at a time,” said Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “The NRA ‘A’ rating – which aligns with extreme positions Americans don’t support – won’t garner votes from Moms this election season. Gun sense champions who pledge to keep our families and communities safe from gun violence will get the votes of American mothers this election and beyond.”
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Mom Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2 million members and more than 38,000 donors. 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