Everytown Today Endorsed U.S. House and Senate Candidates Who Have Championed Gun Safety
Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed a slate of candidates for the U.S. House and Senate who have championed gun safety. Each of these candidates received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.
“In 2018, the American people sent a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and all signs point to them growing that majority in 2020, and flipping the Senate while they’re at it,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown will do everything in our power to help gun sense candidates mobilize the clear majority of voters who are clamoring for common sense gun laws.”
Polling released in May demonstrates the surging intensity of voters’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a majority of Americans considering background checks on all gun sales “more important” now than before the pandemic began.
U.S. Senate endorsements include:
- Senator Ed Markey in Massachusetts
- Jon Ossoff, candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia
- Raphael Warnock, candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia
- Barbara Bollier, candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas
U.S. House endorsements include:
- Representative Jackie Speier (CA-14)
- Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
- Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01)
- Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
- Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21)
- Nikema Williams for Congress in Georgia’s 5th congressional district
- Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress in Georgia’s 7th congressional district
- Representative Bobby Rush (IL-01)
- Michelle De La Isla for Congress in Kansas’ 2nd congressional district
- Representative Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
- Amy Kennedy for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district
- Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
- Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
- Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02)
- Representative Al Green (TX-09)
- Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
- Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02)
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund spent $30 million during the 2018 midterms, outspending the NRA for the first time. These investments and support helped flip the U.S. House to a gun sense majority.