Prominent Gun Safety Organizations Unite to Endorse President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for Re-Election
WASHINGTON – In an unprecedented and historic move, a coalition of influential gun safety groups has come together to formally endorse the reelection campaign of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Comprising leading organizations like Brady and Team ENOUGH, Community Justice Action Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund along with its grassroots entities Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, and GIFFORDS, this united front aims to fortify the strongest gun safety administration as the 2024 election approaches.
Prioritizing Comprehensive Gun Safety
Addressing the pressing issue of gun violence that has affected countless lives across communities, particularly among Black and brown Americans, the endorsing groups emphasize President Biden and Vice President Harris’ commitment to treating gun violence as a public health emergency. With their very first executive action on public safety, the administration demonstrated a groundbreaking commitment to community violence intervention and took significant strides towards ending this crisis that has plagued the nation for decades.
Greg Jackson, Executive Director of Community Justice Action Fund, affirmed, “Gun violence, now the leading cause of death for all American children, has touched the lives of countless Black and brown Americans, leaving communities and families torn apart. President Biden and Vice President Harris made historic investments in community violence intervention, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to treating gun violence as the public health emergency that it is.”
Impressive Track Record
The endorsement from these key gun safety organizations comes with an acknowledgment of the administration’s notable accomplishments in the realm of gun violence prevention. President Biden’s past efforts as a senator were lauded, particularly for his role in passing the Brady Bill and the nationwide assault weapons ban. These legislative feats underscore his dedication to curbing gun violence and his ability to stand up against powerful opposition.
Kris Brown, President of Brady and Chair, Brady PAC, underscored this history: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have already brought about historic progress, and Brady is proud to endorse them so they may continue to build upon their legacy.”
The Biden-Harris administration has consistently shown unwavering dedication to ending gun violence in the country. Their accomplishments include breaking the logjam on gun safety legislation, using executive powers to support communities affected by gun violence, and working to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals with dangerous histories.
John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety, highlighted, “President Biden and Vice President Harris’s unflinching commitment to ending gun violence has been evident from Day One.”
The endorsement of President Biden and Vice President Harris is not merely based on past achievements but on their visionary leadership that focuses on tackling the multi-faceted issue of gun violence through a comprehensive approach. The administration’s emphasis on racial justice, systemic inequality, and understanding the root causes of violence is seen as an instrumental approach to addressing this crisis.
Aalayah Eastmond, Parkland survivor and co-founder of Team ENOUGH, asserted, “President Biden and Vice President Harris have made crucial strides in addressing gun violence through a racial justice lens.”
This coalition’s joint endorsement holds immense significance, marking the first time these gun safety organizations have collectively announced their support for a presidential campaign. As gun violence continues to be a critical issue in the United States, particularly affecting communities of color, this endorsement comes at a crucial juncture.
Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Executive Director of Moms Demand Action, stated, “President Biden and Vice President Harris are leading the strongest gun sense administration in American history.”
Unwavering Commitment to a Safer Future
The Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to gun violence prevention is steadfast, encompassing significant legislative achievements, executive actions, and investments in community safety. This united endorsement aims to galvanize efforts to address gun violence and foster a safer future for all Americans.
As the 2024 election draws near, these influential gun safety organizations are poised to play a pivotal role in rallying support for the Biden-Harris re-election campaign, working tirelessly to make a substantial impact in the battle against gun violence.