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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Susie Lee and Rep. Steven Horsford for U.S. House


Rep. Susie Lee and Rep. Steven Horsford 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 Congresswoman Susie Lee for Congress in Nevada’s third congressional district and Congressman Steven Horsford for Congress in Nevada’s fourth congressional district. Each of these candidates received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.

Reps. Susie Lee and Horsford 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.”

“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.” 

“Representative Lee and Representative Horsford are gun sense champions who’ve already demonstrated their commitment to keeping Nevadans safe,” said Wendy Starkweather, a volunteer leader with the Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Come November, we will work tirelessly to ensure that they’re able to continue fighting for gun safety for our families and our communities.”

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.