Washington, D.C., September 14, 2020 - Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed Ritchie Torres in his campaign for election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“Ritchie Torres is a devoted community leader who understands the importance of federal action to save more lives from gun violence. As a New York City Councilmember, Torres fought for over $35 million to go toward gun violence prevention initiatives, and he secured an additional $1.5 million for ‘cure violence’ community programs in the Bronx. In the House, we are confident that Torres will fight for universal background checks, extreme risk laws, and a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. We need his leadership, experience and fresh perspective in Congress. Brady is proud to endorse Ritchie Torres for the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Ritchie Torres shared:
"The gun lobby has successfully defeated every attempt at curbing gun violence and legislation that goes to the heart of the crisis. It's shameful and it has to stop if we're ever going to address the gun violence epidemic plaguing our communities. I'm committed to fighting for common-sense gun reform, and I'm proud to have the support of the Brady Campaign. Together, we will take action in Congress to end gun violence in memory of the thousands of lives lost."
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.