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Candace Valenzuela is a Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Candace Valenzuela for Congress in Texas’ 24th congressional district. Valenzuela has received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Valenzuela is running on a strong gun violence prevention platform including background checks on all gun sales and passing red flag laws, and has pledged to take on the gun lobby in Congress.
“We’re proud to endorse Candace Valenzuela today,” said Terri Gonzales, volunteer leader with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action. “She has a long history of standing up for the safety of our communities, and we know she’ll continue to do that in Washington.”
In February, Everytown announced “Gun Sense Majority: Texas” — an unprecedented financial and grassroots effort aimed at flipping the State House to a gun sense majority, defending recently elected Texas gun sense champions in the U.S. House, and flipping key congressional seats in the suburbs, particularly in key battlegrounds of Houston, and Dallas-Fort Worth.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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