Brady marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day with these endorsements to underscore the urgent need for federal action to prevent gun violence
Washington, D.C., June 5, 2020 - On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, or Wear Orange Day, the Brady Campaign marks the importance of electing gun violence prevention candidates by issuing its 100th endorsement of the 2020 cycle. Today Brady endorses Reps. John Lewis (GA-05), David Cicilline (RI-01), John Larson (CT-01), and Katherine Clark (MA-05). Each of these representatives has demonstrated their sincere and stalwart commitment to preventing gun violence.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“Every day, over 100 people die from gun violence in the United States. We need strong, federal leadership to help end this public health and safety crisis. Thankfully, leadership from members of Congress such as Reps. Lewis, Cicilline, Larson, and Clark have helped to draw attention to this need and fill the void left by an unbothered White House. We need their voices in Congress to continue to work for change.
And, as we have been reminded in recent weeks, not all American’s experience gun violence equally. Black and Brown Americans are disproportionately affected by gun violence, including police violence. It cannot be overlooked that one candidate whom we are endorsing today, Rep. John Lewis, is a giant in American history who has worked his entire life to further our nation’s commitment to equality and human rights. Our commitment to ending gun violence is inseparable from that effort and we must be resolute in understanding that dismantling systemic racism is essential to achieving our goals and creating a safer, more equitable society. We know, too, that these elected officials know this as well and are committed to this effort with us. Brady is proud to endorse Reps. John Lewis (GA-05), David Cicilline (RI-01), John Larson (CT-01), and Katherine Clark (MA-05) in their campaigns for re-election.”
Today’s endorsements mark the 100th candidate that the Brady Campaign has endorsed in the 2020 election. This milestone coincides with National Gun Violence Awareness Day, underscoring our nation’s pressing need for comprehensive legislation to prevent gun violence and save lives.
Given the urgent need for federal action to reform our nation’s gun laws and to reduce gun violence, Brady will continue to issue endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state and local offices ahead of the 2020 elections.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.