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Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell For U.S. House


Rep. Mucarsel-Powell is a Survivor of Gun Violence and Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress

New Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell for Congress in Florida’s 26th congressional district. Rep. Mucarsel-Powell also received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell has championed gun safety in the U.S. House, including voting for H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston Loophole.” Rep. Mucarsel-Powell is also a survivor of gun violence whose father was shot and killed. 

“The data makes one thing crystal clear — gun safety is going to be a winning issue in each and every competitive race this year,” said Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown for Gun Safety. “These endorsements are the first step in our election efforts, which will be a devastating one-two punch, combining unprecedented resources and unmatched grassroots power to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.” 

“We’ve experienced the pain of mass shootings and the toll of day-to-day gun violence far too much in Florida,” said Gaby Padron-Loewenstein, volunteer leader of the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action. “So we’re very proud to support Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, who proves time and again how committed she is to ending gun violence in our state.” 

Polling released last week demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.  

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