Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Sharice Davids for U.S. House
Rep. Sharice Davids is a Gun Sense Champion 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 Congresswoman Sharice Davids for Congress in Kansas’s third congressional district. Rep. Davids received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Rep. Sharice Davids has 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.”
“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 energy to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.”
“Time and time again, Congresswoman Sharice Davids has shown she is a gun sense champion,” said Amanda Winch, a volunteer with the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Kansas Moms Demand Action volunteers will continue to do everything possible to make sure she heads back to Washington to continue taking on our gun violence crisis.”
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.
Did you know?
Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.