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Ali Brown Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Indianapolis chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement applauding Ali Brown for winning her race for Indianapolis City-Council, District 5.
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“For nearly seven years, Moms Demand Action volunteers across the country have shown they’ll do whatever it takes to keep their communities safe. Now, many volunteers are taking their advocacy to the next level by running for elected office and I know that as lawmakers, they will be the ultimate gun sense champions.”
STATEMENT FROM RACHEL GUGLIELMO, A VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE INDIANA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Ali Brown is part of a movement of Moms Demand Action volunteers kicking their advocacy up a notch by seeking — and winning — elected office. We’re proud to stand with her and look forward to fighting for gun safety together.”
Earlier this year, Moms Demand Action volunteer Movita Johnson-Harell, a Philadelphia-based gun violence survivor, was endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, and won a special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 190. Moms Demand Action volunteer Christine McGrath was also endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund earlier this year, and she won her race for Verona Town Council in New Jersey.
Moms Demand Action volunteers know that gun violence kills 100 Americans every day and wounds hundreds more – and they are running for office to enact change and stand up to the gun lobby’s priorities.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs