Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, Gun Sense Candidate, Wins Re-election in Pennsylvania
Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Made Over Six Million Voter Contacts to Support Gun Sense Candidates Across the Country
LANGHORNE, Pa. — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, declared a major victory today as voters re-elected GOP Representative Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, who voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act earlier this year.
“Representative Fitzpatrick understands that keeping Americans safe from gun violence isn’t a right-or-left issue — it’s a life-or-death issue,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to count Representative Fitzpatrick as a partner, and we look forward to working with him to make more progress in Washington.”
“Representative Fitzpatrick has been a powerful advocate for gun safety in Congress helping pass the first federal legislation in nearly 30 years,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “He’s consistently been on the right side of this issue and we were proud to support his re-election, showing that there’s strong bipartisan support for common-sense gun safety.”
Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers made over six million voter contacts through phone calls, text messages, door knocks, and more across the country this election cycle to support gun sense candidates up and down the ballot.
As part of its efforts this election cycle, Everytown also released polling this fall showing that the vast majority of voters in Pennsylvania support common-sense gun safety laws, including 95% for background checks on all gun sales. More information is available here.
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.