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(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.
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