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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Everytown-Supported Gun Sense Candidate, Wins Re-election in Nevada

November 12, 2022

Everytown Spent Over $3 Million in Nevada this Election, Including Nearly $1 Million to Support Senator Cortez Masto, Successfully Defeating Gun Lobby-Backed Adam Laxalt 

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Made Over Six Million Voter Contacts to Support Gun Sense Candidates Across the Country

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Everytown For Gun Safety Victory Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, declared a major victory today as Nevada voters rejected gun lobby-backed Adam Laxalt and re-elected Catherine Cortez Masto to the U.S. Senate. 

“When a tested gun sense champion like Senator Cortez Masto wins reelection in a state with a long tradition of gun ownership like Nevada, it’s safe to say the politics around this issue have undergone a fundamental shift,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown was proud to support her campaign, and we look forward to working with her to make more progress on gun safety in Washington.” 

“Senator Cortez Masto is a gun sense leader who has advocated time and again for policies that save lives, and our volunteers were proud to remind voters of her impact,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “We campaigned for Senator Cortez Masto because we know she will do what it takes to close dangerous loopholes and continue to stand up to the gun lobby in Nevada and nationwide.”

“Senator Cortez Masto understands the toll that gun violence takes on our communities, and we know that she will continue to fight for our safety in office,” said Aurora Cox, a volunteer with the Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We look forward to building upon the victories of this summer and continuing to stand with Senator Cortez Masto as she fights for common-sense gun safety measures that protect all Americans.” 

Everytown spent more than $3 million in Nevada this election, including nearly $1 million to support Senator Cortez Masto. The spending included Spanish language ads, as Latinos are disproportionately impacted by gun violence in Nevada and throughout the nation. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers made over six million voter contacts through phone calls, text messages, door knocks, and more across the country this election cycle to support gun sense candidates up and down the ballot. 

As part of its efforts this election cycle, Everytown also released polling this fall showing that the vast majority of voters in Nevada support common-sense gun safety laws, including 98% support for background checks on all gun sales. More information is available here.

Read more about Everytown’s electoral engagement in Nevada this cycle here

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