Washington D.C., July 16, 2020 - Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed Rep. Richard Neal (MA-01) in his campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“In the aftermath of the Majory Stoneman Douglass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Rep. Richard Neal worked with young leaders to cultivate and then propose a set of 10 critical steps that Congress could take to prevent future tragedies. As Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Neal used his position to bring greater national attention to the public health consequences and costs of gun violence, and held two hearings during the 116th Congress to address these issues. Rep. Neal was a staunch advocate for dedicated funding for federal gun violence prevention research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute and Health, and a strong supporter of expanding and strengthening the background check system to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Richard Neal for re-election.”
Rep. Richard Neal shared:
“I have great admiration for the work of Brady United and I am truly honored to have their endorsement. During a time of great chaos and social unrest, we cannot lose sight of the ultimate goal: preventing violence and encouraging gun safety,” said Congressman Neal. “This is not a new sentiment: We need to prioritize the safety of all residents by keeping illegal guns off the streets, cracking down on targeted crimes, and refusing to tolerate the actions of individuals that threaten the lives and livelihood of others. As a member of Congress – and a father and grandfather – I will continue to use my voice to advocate for responsible gun ownership and common sense reforms.”
Rep. Richard Neal has demonstrated his commitment to both the gun-violence prevention movement and Massachusetts First District. We look forward to continuing to work with him on this generation-defining issue, and are, once again, proud to endorse Rep. Richard Neal for re-election in the 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.