Gun Reform and the Midterms
Join WNDC Members for Reception Benefiting Jennifer Wexton, Gun Reform Candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Members of WNDC are organizing a fundraiser for Virginia State Senator Jennifer Wexton, running in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District to unseat Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock, one of the top recipients of NRA money in Congress. Senator Wexton has been serving her constituency in Northern Virginia for almost two decades, as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a legislator focusing on issues of concern to families. She has been endorsed by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Giffords PAC, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, and the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. (As an added plus, she has also been endorsed by Emily’s List, J Street, League of Conservation Voters, and Human Rights Campaign.) Read her full bio here. For further information regarding this event, contact Shelly Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org
NRA Campaign Spending Tracker
“The Trace,” an independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to expanding news coverage of guns in this country, has compiled an NRA campaign spending tracker, which analyzes FEC reports so you can see exactly how much this gun group is putting behind its favored candidates. The data are updated regularly to “provide a real time picture” of the NRA’s spending in House and Senate races this November. While the preferred candidates will come as no surprise, the amounts spent so far to either support or oppose certain candidates seem a bit extravagant for an organization that claims to be near bankruptcy. (In addition, last week the organization launched a seven-figure national and regional advertising campaign in an attempt to lock in Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next gun-friendly Supreme Court Justice.) To access the NRA Campaign Spending Tracker, click HERE.
Moms Demand Action Endorses its “Gun Sense Candidates”
Moms Demand Action has now endorsed its “Gun Sense Candidates.” These include those running for U.S. Congress and all state-wide offices. These candidates have ledged to vote on the side of gun safety if elected to office. Send this link to your friends and family across the nation! Simply enter your address and a list of these candidates will appear for you. www.gunsensevoter.org
–Shelly Livingston, Acting Chair, Task Force to Prevent Gun Violence