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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 Melanie Cornelisse, who is running for Virginia’s House of Delegates (HD-78) in the November 2nd general 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 played an essential role in electing gun sense champions in Virginia, and that majority wasted no time passing a landmark package of gun safety bills,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to endorse Melanie, a Moms Demand Action volunteer who has already proven that she will take on the tough fights to keep her community safe.”
“Moms Demand Action volunteers are leaders in their communities, organizing, advocating, and helping affect change each and every day — which is what makes them such effective elected officials,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Volunteer leaders like Melanie have already shown that they’ll do whatever it takes to keep our communities safe from gun violence, and I’m thrilled to see them continue that work as a candidate and in office.”
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