Everytown for Gun Safety endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

Everytown for Gun Safety endorsed Democratic Reps. Lucy McBath and Marie Newman on Wednesday over the Democratic incumbents they’re challenging in two pivotal primaries of the 2022 選挙サイクル.

Both House lawmakers decided to run in 2022 in different districts than they currently represent due to their statesredrawn congressional maps.
Everytown endorsed McBath over Democratic Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia’s new 7th District and Newman over Rep. Sean Casten in イリノイ’ new 6th District. Bordeaux and Casten had previously been endorsed by the gun control group.
    Everytown considers McBath and Newman theultimate gun safety champions,” and before they were elected to office, both congresswomen were volunteers with Moms Demand Action, a grassroots arm of Everytown.
      I think it is extraordinarily important for this organization to honor those people who started as volunteer leaders and transformed themselves from people who are advocating for legislation to people who are writing legislation,” John Feinblatt, president of Everytown, CNNに語った.
        Everytown had endorsed Casten and Bourdeaux in 2020, 支出 $ 1.2 million in partnership with the House majority PAC to back Bourdeaux. The group at the time called Bourdeaux acommitted gun sense candidateand pointed to Casten’s advocacy for gun measures like background checks.
        Asked why Everytown chose McBath and Newman to endorse in the 2022 予備選挙, Feinblatt said the endorsements were aboutrecognizing their roots as volunteer leaders with Moms Demand Actionand that’s important value to this organization.
          The group plans to announce a spending figure for McBath and Newman at a later date.
          The two endorsements were the first of the 2022 election cycle for the gun control group that’s funded largely by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
          ニューマン, a freshman in Congress, was the spokesperson for Moms Demand Action’s Illinois chapter.
            McBath, 最初に選出されたのは誰ですか 2018, became an activist with Moms Demand Action after her teenage son Jordan was shot and killed at a gas station in 2012 by a man who complained about the volume of the music Jordan and his friends were playing in their car.
            Since last year, Everytown has also been recruiting and training gun violence survivors to run for office.