Result Marks Defeat for the NRA — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund Spent More Than $4.2 Million in Georgia this Election, Including $1.2 Million in Partnership with House Majority PAC to Support Carolyn Bourdeaux, Successfully Defeating NRA-Backed Rich McCormick
Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Made More Than 110,000 Calls And Texts to Support Gun Sense Candidates in Georgia
ATLANTA — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund (“Everytown”) and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, today congratulated Carolyn Bourdeaux after she was elected to represent Georgia’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating NRA-backed Rich McCormick. This victory comes after Rep. Lucy McBath was reelected in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, defeating NRA-backed Karen Handel in another defeat for the gun lobby.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund spent more than $4.2 million in Georgia this cycle, including $1.2 million in partnership with House Majority PAC to support Carolyn Bourdeaux against Rich McCormick. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers made more than 110,000 calls and texts to support gun sense candidates in Georgia.
“In electing Carolyn Bourdeaux, Georgians chose a committed gun sense candidate over an NRA ally who opposes common-sense gun laws,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown was proud to support Carolyn Bourdeaux, and we’re excited to help her as she fights for gun safety in Congress.”
“This election, Georgians made it clear that they want gun sense champions in Congress,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Moms Demand Action volunteers supported Carolyn Bourdeaux during her campaign, and they’ll continue to support her as she heads to Washington to fight for common-sense gun laws.”
“Carolyn Bourdeaux knows the toll that gun violence takes on Georgians, and we know that she’ll fight for our safety in Congress,” said Courtney Spriggs, volunteer with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We’ll have her back as she works to pass the common-sense gun laws that we need.”