Washington, D.C., February 18, 2020 - Today Brady endorsed Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) in her campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“Since before she was a member of Congress, Rep. Dean has advocated for common-sense gun violence prevention policies. This includes co-founding the PA-SAFE Caucus, a coalition of legislators and advocates dedicated to ending gun violence, while a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In the United States Congress, Rep. Dean has continued her important advocacy, particularly in ensuring that weapons are removed from domestic abusers or situations where a person is in crisis and at risk of suicide. In fact, the first bill that Rep. Dean introduced, H.R. 869, addresses plastic guns that are undetectable to metal detectors. Her foresight and leadership are necessary in Congress. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Dean for re-election.”
Rep. Dean has consistently championed common-sense gun violence prevention policies, including those that help to help reduce gun death by suicide, the leading cause of gun death in the country. Rep. Dean authored an amendment to H.R.8 that clarifies that people at risk of suicide can temporarily transfer their firearms to another person during a crisis. This amendment was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives as part of H.R. 8 in February 2019. Since passed, approximately 35,500 people have been killed by gun violence in the United States. It still has not received a vote in the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Dean shared:
“I am honored to have the support of Brady. Together, I am eager to pass substantive legislation outlined in the Brady Plan to keep all Americans and communities safe. We can and must take action and save lives.”
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.