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Moms Demand Action And Everytown: Gun Sense Sweep In Connecticut Is A ‘Resounding Victory For Gun Safety’

2014 Election Marks Evolution in Gun Politics: Candidates Ran on Gun Safety Records and Won, Proving the Polls Right –Connecticut Voters Support Gun Sense

Moms Demand Action and Everytown Mobilized More Than One Million Americans To Vote for Gun Sense Champions This November and Beyond

(Hartford, CT)— Last night’s re-election victories for Governor Dannel Malloy as well as U.S. Representatives Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, and Jim Himes mark a gun sense sweep in Connecticut. Following the election results, the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued the following statement:

“This is a resounding victory for moms and our families,” said Heather Whaley, volunteer with the Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Governor Malloy’s leadership on gun safety will save lives and helped him get re-elected. In Connecticut and in races across the country yesterday, Americans supported policies and candidates that will prevent gun violence.  The victories for Governor Malloy and all of our gun sense champions in Connecticut are proof that you can run on gun safety and win.”

“Connecticut moms are thrilled to see gun sense candidates like Governor Malloy and Congresswoman Esty win  re-election this cycle. Moms volunteered side by side with gun violence survivors, and a broad coalition of gun safety advocates to ensure we elected leaders committed to putting our families’ safety first. The Connecticut chapter connected with thousands of voters across the state and spent the weeks leading up to the election hosting house parties, educating voters about the importance of voting with gun sense, and doing community outreach. Moms have taken the fight for gun safety to the voting booth and we won,” continued Whaley.

In Connecticut, Moms and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund-endorsed the following candidates: Dannel Malloy, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, George Jepsen, Brendan Sharkey and Beth Bye.