NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today endorsed a second wave of Moms Demand Action volunteers who are running for office up and down the ballot in 2020. Everytown previously endorsed 40 Moms Demand Action volunteers running for office, including seven candidates who are gun violence survivors.
Since 2017, over 100 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. These endorsed candidates represent key gun violence prevention leaders and survivors of gun violence.
“Moms Demand Action volunteers are already one of the most potent forces in American politics, so it’s no surprise that a growing number of them are stepping into the arena and running for office,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is incredibly proud to endorse these candidates, whose experience leading the gun safety movement will allow them to hit the ground running upon being sworn in.”
“Moms Demand Action volunteers continue to show they’ll do whatever it takes to keep their families and communities safe from gun violence,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “These candidates often share that it’s through their work with our organization that they realize their power to shape policy and affect change, and I’m thrilled that they are taking this step toward not just shaping policy, but writing policy.”
Everytown today endorsed:
- Liz Boldon, Minnesota, State House, District 25B
- Sheryl Johnson, South Dakota, State House, District 11
- Ginny Lennox, Georgia, State House, District 20
- Joe MacKey, Indiana, US House District 4
- Aaron Marquez, Arizona, School Board, Phoenix District
- Pranav Nanda, Washington DC, Advisory Neighborhood Commission, District 6C04
- Daveda Quinn, Michigan, Jackson County Commissioner, District 9
- Eve Ryser, California, School Board, Napa Valley District
- Jasmine Surti, New Jersey, School Board, Lawrence Township District
The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action volunteers are committed to continuing to advocate for gun violence prevention amid both public health crises. Moms Demand Action volunteers know that gun violence kills 100 Americans every day and wounds hundreds more – and they are running for office to enact change and stand up to the gun lobby’s priorities.