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DES MOINES, Iowa – Following the victory of Claire Celsi in the race to represent Iowa Senate District 21, the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, released the following statement. This is an important victory for the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action. Celsi was an active volunteer with Moms Demand Action prior to her run for office, and volunteers were out in force to support Celsi, who was endorsed by the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund.
STATEMENT FROM KATIE ALBRECHT, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE IOWA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I’m so proud of Claire, who is such a force for good in Iowa. Having volunteered with her as part of the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action, I know that Claire is determined to to do everything she can to keep our families safe. I look forward to working with her to build a culture of responsible gun ownership in Iowa.”
STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“For more than five years, Moms Demand Action volunteers and gun violence survivors have pushed lawmakers to enact common-sense gun laws. Now, our volunteers are becoming the lawmakers and leaders who will help keep American families safe. Winning candidates like Claire are proof that gun safety is a winning issue at the ballot box. A new wave of gun sense champions has emerged, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
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