Robin Kelly Announces New Fundraising Effort To Boost Candidates Supporting Commonsense Anti-Gun Violence Measures
Kelly: “We demanded a vote that did not come and we know why. The Republican Congress is still beholden to the gun lobby.”
CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) on Thursday announced the establishment of the Fund to End Gun Violence, a new fundraising effort led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Kelly to elect candidates committed to combating gun violence.
The new effort will direct grassroots support to House and Senate candidates who support commonsense measures to stop the epidemic of gun violence that kills thousands of Americans each year. Joining Kelly and Murphy in this effort are U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.).
“The Sit-In and Filibuster that House and Senate Democrats led last month will be viewed in hindsight as a watershed moment for the anti-gun violence movement, propelling these two moments into a grassroots movement,” said Kelly. “We demanded a vote in the House that did not come and we know why. The Republican Congress is still beholden to the gun lobby.”
“Do not be fooled by the ‘Silence of the Gun Lobby’ following mass shootings in Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and the latest shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas-area police officers. Their silence is feigned, but rest assured their voices are heard loud and clear every day by Republicans in exerting their undue influence with money and threats of election retaliation. The Republicans have their marching orders: Remain silent. No debate. No votes to save lives.”Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
“What is needed now for real change is to elect a Congress that reflects the will of the people.”
The Fund to End Gun Violence will aid the campaigns House and Senate candidates who have made combating gun violence a priority by supporting:
· Passing comprehensive background checks on all commercial firearm sales
· Barring individuals suspected of terrorist activity from buying firearms
· Ending the ban on federally-funded gun violence research at the CDC