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NEW ADS AND POLLING: Everytown Victory Fund and Action Fund Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Pennsylvania


New TV Ads Launching As Part of Seven-Figure Effort

95% of Pennsylvania Voters Support Background Checks on All Gun Sales, 86% Say Gun Violence is Important Issue When Voting

PHILADELPHIA — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown”) announced a new $2.1 million paid media campaign in Pennsylvania for the 2022 midterm elections. The effort will focus on mobilizing voters and calling out candidates beholden to the gun lobby — including U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano — for their opposition to common-sense gun safety laws that makes all of us less safe. The ads will run on TV and across digital platforms, beginning with TV in the Philadelphia media market. 

“The overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania voters are looking for candidates who will stand up for public safety and fight for common-sense gun safety laws,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown’s investment will ensure Pennsylvania voters know the truth: by standing in the way of gun violence prevention laws, extremists Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano 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 Pennsylvania showing the power of gun safety for voters. A full memo is available here but key findings include: 

  • 86% of voters say that a candidate’s position on guns and gun violence prevention is important when deciding who to vote for
  • 95% of voters support background checks on all gun sales
  • 86% 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 
  • 85% of voters support the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in over 25 years 



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