Washington, D.C., November 6, 2018 - Tonight, thanks in large part to the massive youth movement sparked by the Parkland shooting in February, voters across America elected a Congress that will put gun safety first and foremost in 2019. Team ENOUGH, the youth initiative of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, released the following statement applauding the vote and the efforts from students coast to coast.
Team ENOUGH executive council member and Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond stated:
“We’ve been working for months to drive students to the polls and to make sure our generation is heard this year, but now the real work begins. From the time hundreds of thousands of us marched on Washington and across the country to now, we’ve been focused on turning out the vote and making sure our elected officials represent us. And now, we’re going to keep marching, we’re going to keep fighting, and we’re going to keep working to make sure that we get the change we so desperately need.”
Adam Friedman, Team ENOUGH executive council member and former national Jewish youth group leader, added,
“From Parkland to Pittsburgh, we’ve seen too often this year what gun violence can do to our communities. But we organized, we marched, we fought, and now we’re winning. We are going to disarm hate and make sure that we hold this new Congress accountable for the promises they’ve made.”
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.