Everytown Invested $500,000 to Help Elect Judge Protasiewicz and Volunteers Made Over 100,000 Phone Calls
MADISON — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund released the following statements after Judge Janet Protasiewicz was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Last month, Everytown announced a $500,000 investment to defeat Daniel Kelly and elect Protasiewicz, which included television ads that highlighted how Kelly was a threat to people’s health and safety.
“The people of Wisconsin made it clear they want judges who understand the Second Amendment allows for common-sense laws to keep guns out of dangerous hands,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “With the U.S. Supreme Court taking its cues from the gun lobby, it’s more important than ever to elect judges who take their cues from the Constitution.”
“Our judicial system plays a key role in keeping our families and communities safe, by ensuring that common-sense, constitutional gun laws aren’t undermined,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Every Wisconsinite will be safer thanks to having a majority on the Supreme Court that is providing fair and impartial rulings, instead of just blindly siding with the gun lobby.” In addition to its paid media effort, Everytown activated its grassroots army, with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers hitting the phones to help turn out the vote for Judge Protasiewicz, making over 100,000 phone calls to targeted voters across the state. More information about the Everytown efforts in this election is available here.
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Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
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.