Washington D.C., July 16, 2020 - Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) in his bid for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“Rep. Mark Takano has long championed gun violence prevention in Congress. In addition to his strong support for common-sense policies like universal background checks, Rep. Takano has made ending the epidemic of veteran suicide a top priority as Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Veterans are 150 percent more likely to die by suicide than non-Veterans, while nearly 70 percent of Veteran suicides involve firearms. Disturbingly, female Veterans are 220 percent more likely to die by suicide than their non-Veteran counterparts. Rep. Takano understands the complexities and breadth of gun violence in all of its forms and he is committed to making America safer for current and future generations. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Mark Takano for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Representative Mark Takano shared:
“I am honored to be endorsed by the Brady Campaign. For more than 40 years, they have helped lead the fight against gun violence in our nation. In the next Congress, I look forward to working alongside Brady and all advocates for measures to reduce gun violence as we build a better and safer America.”
Rep. Mark Takano has demonstrated his commitment to public safety during his time in Congress. We are confident that he will continue this important work upon his re-election in November. Brady is proud to once again endorse Rep. Mark Takano for the U.S. 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.