Washington, D.C., September 14, 2020- Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed Senator Ed Markey (MA) in his campaign for re-election to the United States Senate.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“Sen. Ed Markey has been a gun violence prevention champion throughout his time in Congress. From his instrumental support for the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and Violence Against Women Act to his more recent calls for a ban on untraceable ‘ghost guns,’ Sen. Markey has continued to demonstrate his commitment to saving lives and protecting communities. In 2019, Sen. Markey successfully led the fight in the Senate to secure funding for research on the gun violence epidemic -- the first such funding in a generation -- passing it even in a divided Congress. This leadership and record of action is why Brady is proud to endorse Sen. Ed Markey for re-election to the U.S. Senate.”
Sen. Ed Markey shared:
“I am proud and grateful to have the support of the Brady Campaign. The organization is leading the way to end America’s gun violence epidemic by taking an holistic approach to address this public health crisis. This December, I was proud to secure $25 million for gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control, the first time funding has been allocated to study its causes in more than 20 years. Together, we will make the NRA stand for 'Not Relevant Anymore' in American politics and make our communities safer for every child and family."
Senate inaction continues to allow Americans to die by gun violence with its inaction. Leaders like Sen. Markey, who know the importance of putting the lives of their constituents first, ‘taking action, not sides,’ will be the voices that end this epidemic. Brady applauds Senator Markey’s decades of leadership on gun safety, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to help communities across America. That is why Brady is proud to endorse Sen. Ed Markey for United States Senate.
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.