New Jersey Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Celebrate Moms Demand Action Volunteer Graelyn Mckeown’s Win in Race for West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education
Graelyn McKeown Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements applauding Graelyn McKeown for winning her race for West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education.
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 JASMINE SURTI, A VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Graelyn shows her dedication to our community as a staunch advocate for gun safety with Moms Demand Action. We know she will work tirelessly to keep our schools the safest place they can be for our children.”
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