The Appointment Recognizes the Millions of Voters Who Demanded Gun Violence Prevention and Scott’s Decades of Determined Activism to Make Our Nation Safer
Washington, D.C., December 14, 2020 – The Brady Campaign thanks Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi for recognizing Mattie Scott’s decades of patriotism and activism by appointing her an Elector for California in today’s Electoral College vote for President and Vice President of the United States.
Mattie Scott is the President of Brady California, the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation, and has advocated for gun violence prevention for over 20 years, following the murder of her youngest son George C. Scott in 1996. She has served as a delegate for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and serves on the San Francisco Chief of Police African American Police Advisory Board.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown shared:
“Speaker Pelosi’s appointment is a fitting tribute to both Mattie’s decades of advocacy and to the millions of Americans who went to the polls in November to elect leaders who champion common-sense gun safety policies. 100 people die from gun violence every day in the United States and we are thankful that Speaker Pelosi recognizes just how vitally important the voices of survivors of gun violence are in educating and reminding our leaders how their actions, and inaction, impact public safety every single day. Mattie’s presence as one of California’s electors is a needed reminder of the importance of the need to address our nation’s gun violence epidemic – a need that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris understand well. That today’s vote occurs on the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut underscores the need for immediate and substantive action to address this crisis.
The Brady Campaign thanks Speaker Pelosi for similarly recognizing this need and thanks Mattie for her leadership and moral clarity in advocating for gun violence prevention for over two decades. We are grateful that today Mattie can cast a vote for the strongest gun violence prevention ticket in history.”
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.