Washington, D.C., February 7, 2020 - Today Brady endorsed Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) in her campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Dingell during “Gun Violence Survivors Week,” the week dedicated to recognizing the survivors of gun violence and the scope of the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
Brady President Kris Brown stated:
“Rep. Dingell’s speech detailing the pain of witnessing domestic violence between her parents involving a gun highlights the everyday and often overlooked toll of gun violence in our country, and the emotional scars carried by friends and family who witness violence. To quote Rep. Dingell ‘I know better than most the danger [guns] pose.’ It’s that knowledge and the personal strength to stand up for common-sense solutions that make Rep. Dingell a vital voice in Congress. Brady is proud to endorse her for re-election.”
In her time in Congress, Rep. Dingell has demonstrated her commitment to ensuring that our federal government acts to prevent gun violence. In the 116th Congress, Rep. Dingell introduced H.R.569, the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act of 2019, which would close the “Boyfriend Loophole,” which allows non-married persons convicted of abusing their romantic partners to access firearms. Rep. Dingell also joined in championing and voting for H.R.8 and H.R.1112, delivering an impassioned speech in support of the latter on the House Floor, widely credited with securing its bipartisan passage. These bipartisan bills passed the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2019 and have yet to receive a vote in the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Dingell shared:
“Unfortunately, it has become a reality for schools, places of worship, community gatherings that we have to worry about potential violence. Our children should not have to be doing shooter drills as part of their education. The conversation is changing and we must work together to stop senseless gun violence. Brady is an important advocate in this fight and I am honored to receive their endorsement.
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.