NEW AD AND POLLING: Everytown Victory Fund Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Georgia
New Digital Ads Launching As Part of Seven-Figure Effort
91% of Georgia Voters Support Background Checks on All Gun Sales, 85% Say Gun Violence is Important Issue When Voting
ATLANTA — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund announced a new $1.4 million paid media campaign in Georgia for the 2022 midterm elections. The effort will focus on mobilizing voters and calling out candidates beholden to the gun lobby — including Herschel Walker and Brian Kemp — for their opposition to common-sense gun safety laws that makes all of us less safe. The ads will run across digital platforms in the Atlanta media market.
“As our polling indicates, the overwhelming majority of Georgia voters are looking for candidates who will stand up for public safety and fight for common-sense gun safety laws,” said John Feinblatt, head of Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund. “Everytown’s investment will ensure Georgia voters know the truth: by standing in the way of gun violence prevention laws, extremists Herschel Walker and Brian Kemp are a threat to the safety of our families and communities.”
As a part of today’s announcement, Everytown also released a new poll in Georgia showing the power of gun safety for voters. A full memo is available here but key findings include:
- 85% of voters say that a candidate’s position on guns and gun violence prevention is important when deciding who to vote for
- 91% of voters support background checks on all gun sales
- 84% of voters support Red Flag laws, which give families or law enforcement a way to temporarily remove guns from someone who poses a serious threat to themselves or others
- 84% of voters support the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in over 25 years
AD TRANSCRIPT: “HOW EXTREME”
Just how extreme is Herschel Walker?
He opposes a woman’s right to make her own health decisions
He wants to ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest or to save a mother’s life
And he opposes common-sense gun safety laws that save lives
Siding against law enforcement, he’d even make it easier for dangerous people to carry guns in public with no questions asked
Herschel Walker: threatening our health and safety.
His extreme agenda puts us all at risk.