Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Max Rose, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Antonio Delgado, and Jackie Gordon Are Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress
New Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Jackie Gordon for Congress in New York’s second congressional district, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries for Congress in New York’s eighth congressional district, Congressman Jerry Nadler for Congress in New York’s 10th congressional district, Congressman Max Rose for Congress in New York’s 11th congressional district, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for Congress in New York’s 12th congressional district, and Congressman Antonio Delgado for Congress in New York’s 19th congressional district. Each of these candidates received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Reps. Jeffries, Nadler, Rose, Maloney, and Delgado have championed gun safety in the U.S. House, including voting for H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston Loophole.” Jackie Gordon is running on a gun safety platform that includes support for background checks on all gun sales and other common-sense gun safety measures.
“The data makes one thing crystal clear — gun safety is going to be a winning issue in each and every competitive race this year,” said Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown for Gun Safety. “These endorsements are the first step in our election efforts, which will be a devastating one-two punch, combining unprecedented resources and unmatched grassroots power to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.”
“It’s unacceptable that 100 Americans are shot and killed every single day in this country,” said Natalie Tevethia, a volunteer with the New York chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We need to pass laws that will keep people safe across the nation — and our first step is supporting these endorsed candidates who will stand up for common-sense gun safety.”
Last week, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown”) and Students Demand Action, a part of Everytown, announced the launch of New York’s new Students Demand Action Virtual Field Office, focused on registering young voters virtually. Last month, Everytown and Students Demand Action announced a $1.5 million program to register 100,000 young voters.
Polling released last week demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.
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.