Washington D.C., August 14, 2020--Today, the Brady Campaign is proud to endorse Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-08) in his campaign for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared,
“Virginia has become an example of how critical the exercise of voting is to enacting gun violence prevention policies. Just this past November, Virginians went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted for a gun safety majority in the General Assembly, passing some of the strongest pieces of gun safety legislation in decades--strengthening Virginia’s ability to prevent gun deaths and injuries. Rep. Gerry Connolly brings the calls of his fellow Virginians for gun safety to Congress. Rep. Connolly’s support was a critical piece in passing H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and he is a cosponsor of H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, and H.R. 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. We thank Rep. Connolly for his continued leadership and are proud to endorse him for re-election to the House of Representatives.”
Representative Gerry Connolly shared,
"My entire career I've worked to reduce gun violence in our country. I've been honored to stand with the gun violence prevention community, and am proud to be endorsed by the Brady Campaign for re-election to Congress."
We, along with Rep. Connolly, realize that this epidemic cannot be stopped until there is meaningful change at the federal level--bringing the laws passed by the Virginia Legislature to all Americans. We look forward to continuing our work with Rep. Gerry Connolly to champion common-sense gun violence prevention legislation, and are once again proud to endorse him for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.
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.