Washington, D.C., March 2, 2020 - Today, Brady endorsed Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) in her campaign for re-election in 2020.
Brady President Kris Brown stated:
“As a gun violence survivor, Rep. Speier understands the toll that gun violence takes on individuals and their communities. She has been a constant champion of common-sense gun violence prevention policies throughout her time in Congress, including as a cosponsor of H.R.8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019, which has now gone without a vote in the Senate for over a year. Rep. Speier understands these issues. She knows that these laws will make her constituents, all Californians and all Americans safer. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Jackie Speier for re-election.”
Rep. Speier has made preventing gun violence a key priority long before joining Congress. In the California State Assembly, she worked to pass a ban on assault weapons. During her time in Congress, her commitment to keeping Californians safe has not wavered. In the 116th Congress alone, she was a cosponsor of H.R.8, worked to pass H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and helped secure the first funding for federal research into gun violence in over 20 years.
Rep. Speier shared:
“I am deeply honored by Brady’s endorsement, an organization that has toppled political and ideological barriers for decades to make our country safe for all Americans. Each day, an average of 100 Americans are killed with a gun. On average, more than 36,000 Americans -- including close to 3,000 children -- die of firearms injuries each year. As a survivor of gun violence, I know firsthand that the suffering goes far beyond the agony of physical wounds and loss of life. The toll that this national epidemic takes is catastrophic. That is why I will always fight against the gun lobby's death grip on Congress, and I proudly stand with Brady and its fight for common-sense solutions.”
Given the urgent need for federal action to reform our nation’s gun laws and to reduce gun violence, Brady will continue to issue endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state and local offices ahead of the 2020 elections.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.