This year, an army of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteers in every state across America banded together to elect a gun sense majority for the House. Volunteers flexed their grassroots muscles to support gun sense candidates up and down the ballot, including key state and federal wins beating NRA-backed candidates in Colorado (CO-O6), Kansas (governor), Nevada (governor and attorney general) and Virginia (VA-10).
Moms Demand Action volunteers spent months talking to candidates about gun safety, as well as registering voters, phonebanking, canvassing and getting out the vote for gun safety champions. Volunteers from Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network had conversations with more than 1.2 million voters and helped register more than 100,000 voters across the country, along with partner organizations.
Top – Wisconsin volunteers with Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin who defeated Leah Vukmir; Bottom – Kansas Moms Demand Action volunteers with Governor-elect Laura Kelly
As part of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund’s electoral program, more than 3,000 candidates running for office sought and received a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, pledging to stand up for gun safety if elected into office.
Top – Nevada volunteers and Congresswoman-elect Susie Lee (NV- 03) who defeated Danny Tarkanian; Bottom – Canvassing for Nevada Gun Sense Candidates including Governor-elect Steve Sisolak, Senator-elect Jacky Rosen, Susie Lee (NV-03) and Steven Horsford (NV-04)
Top – Michigan volunteers with Congresswoman-elect Haley Stevens (MI-11) who defeated Lena Epstein; Bottom – Shannon Watts with Colorado volunteers for Governor-elect Jared Polis, who defeated Walker Stapleton, and Jason Crow, who defeated Mike Coffman (CO-06)
Oregon volunteers with Governor Kate Brown who successfully won re-election
Top – Minnesota volunteers canvassing for Congresswoman-elect Angie Craig (MN-02) who defeated Jason Lewis and Congressman-elect Dean Phillips (MN-03) who defeated Erik Paulsen; Bottom – Canvasser in New Mexico volunteering for Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham
Rhode Island volunteers with Governor Raimondo who successfully won re-election
Of the 180 Everytown-endorsed races that have been called so far, nearly 80 percent of candidates have won. These efforts and results prove gun safety is a top priority for many American voters.