Washington D.C., August 14, 2020--The Brady Campaign is proud to endorse Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) for reelection to the United States House of Representatives. Rep. McGovern has been a critical member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and personifies the leadership necessary to address gun violence.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared,
"Rep. Jim McGovern is a gun violence prevention champion. In Congress, he has led efforts to establish a Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention, and as Chairman of the Rules Committee shepherded strong bipartisan gun safety legislation to the House floor. He is a co-sponsor of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, H.R 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, and H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, bills that will save the lives of many Americans. If there is to be any amount of continued, meaningful progress in this movement, we need to send strong representatives, such as Rep. McGovern, back to Congress. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Jim McGovern for reelection to the United States House of Representatives."
Representative Jim McGovern shared,
"I’m proud to work together with the Brady Campaign to end the gun lobby’s stranglehold on Congress and fight for common sense, bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation in Washington. In some states in this country, it’s easier to buy a gun that is to vote in an election. It’s not only wrong--it’s a moral outrage. I’m grateful for their endorsement and I promise to keep fighting--as hard as humanly possible--to take on the gun lobby and bring to the House Floor the kinds of gun violence prevention legislation our children and families deserve."
Gun violence is indiscriminate. Rep. McGovern has made stopping this violence a key piece of his leadership. We applaud his work so far, and look forward to working with him in his next term. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Jim McGovern for reelection 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.