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Since 2017, Hundreds of Moms Demand Action Volunteer Leaders Have Run for Elected Office and Dozens Have Won Seats, Including 43 Who Won in 2020
NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today endorsed Moms Demand Action volunteer leader Alexis Gevanter who is running for Connecticut State Senate (SD-36) in the August 17 special election.
Since 2017, hundreds of Moms Demand Action volunteer leaders have run for elected office and dozens have won seats – from town council and school board to U.S. Congress, including 43 who won in 2020. These endorsed candidates represent key gun violence prevention leaders.
“Moms Demand Action volunteers have already proven themselves to be among the most powerful voices in politics, and we couldn’t be more excited to see these volunteer leaders go from changing laws to making them,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to endorse Alexis, whose leadership in the gun violence prevention movement will help her hit the ground running after she’s elected.”
“Moms Demand Action volunteers are leaders in their communities who organize, advocate, and help affect change each and every day — which is why they make such effective lawmakers,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Volunteer leaders like Alexis have already shown that they’ll do whatever it takes to keep our communities safe from gun violence, and I’m thrilled to see her take this step to continue that work as a candidate and lawmaker.”
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs
Last updated: 1.7.2021