Fullerton, Calif. – TODAY, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Fmr. Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros, who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District. The Brady Campaign has been a tireless advocate for the prevention of gun violence and for safer communities.
“I am pleased to announce that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is officially endorsing Fmr. Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros for Congress in the 2018 primary for California’s 39th Congressional District,” said Kris Brown, Co-President of the Brady Campaign. “While advocating for expanded Brady Background Checks, closing existing loopholes, supporting Extreme Risk laws, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and other common-sense gun policies may seem easy given that the overwhelming majority of Americans support these measures consistent with the Second Amendment, we recognize the courage it takes for Gil to stand up against the corporate gun lobby.”
The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. Jim and Sarah Brady, along with the Brady Campaign, have been on a decades-long quest to prevent gun violence. The Bradys’ tireless efforts culminated in the passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act in 1993. The Brady law has blocked over 3 million prohibited gun purchases and helped save countless lives. The Bradys’ continued leadership has been a driving force on gun violence prevention.
Their endorsement adds to a truly impressive coalition of support including SEIU California, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), UniteHere! Local 11, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Steel Workers, the Orange County Labor Fed, the LA County Labor Fed, the California Labor Fed, IBEW Local 11, LiUNA Local 562, LiUNA Local 300, United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 5, fifteen Democratic members of Congress, more in-district local elected officials than any other Democratic candidate running, women’s rights champion Dolores Huerta, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, and the national Veterans advocacy organization VoteVets.