Everytown for Gun Safety Launches $700,000 Effort to Protect State Supreme Courts
Everytown’s First Electoral Effort in State Supreme Court Races WillFocus on Michigan and Districts 2 and 3 in Illinois
NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Illinois announced a new effort to elect justices to state Supreme Courts who will provide fair and impartial rulings. The effort, backed by a $700,000 investment, is focused on electing Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden to the Michigan Supreme Court, and Elizabeth Rochford (District 2) and Mary O’Brien (District 3) to the Illinois Supreme Court. Digital ads will run in each state/district, including YouTube pre-roll, Roku, Facebook, and Instagram, and will be supplemented by direct mail and paid search ads.
“Everytown is proud to back state Supreme Court candidates who understand the Second Amendment leaves plenty of room for common-sense gun safety laws,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “The dangerous rulings coming from the U.S. Supreme Court means it’s all the more important that we elect state judges who reject the gun lobby’s guns everywhere agenda and respect the people’s right to protect themselves from gun violence.”
Our lives, our rights, and our future are at stake.
And our courts are the last line of defense.
It’s why the Michigan Supreme Court needs Richard Bernstein and Kyra Harris Bolden.
They’ve led on gun safety, fought to protect our families and keep guns out of schools
And they’ve stood up for a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.
They’re proven leaders committed to justice in our communities.
We can count on Bernstein and Bolden for the Supreme Court.
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.