Everytown for Gun Safety Endorses Congressional Candidate Katie Porter
For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2018
Contact Luis Vizcaino - Luis.Vizcaino@katieporter.com
Irvine, CA - Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund announced its endorsement of Katie Porter for California’s 45th Congressional District citing her strong support for public safety and common sense gun safety laws.
“We are proud to support these candidates, who have pledged to put public safety ahead of gun lobby priorities. The fact that gun sense champions are running strong campaigns in red, blue and purple states is further proof that the political calculus on gun safety has dramatically shifted,” said John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety.
Katie Porter supports a ban on assault weapons, mandatory background checks on all gun sales, and a healthcare system that provides comprehensive mental health treatment.
“Too many communities across the country have been devastated by gun violence, and here in Orange County, the safety of our communities, of our children, our friends, and our neighbors will be my priority in Congress,” said Katie Porter. “Unlike Mimi Walters who voted 100 percent of the time with the NRA, I will stand up to the gun lobby and special interests that put our public safety at risk.”
Mimi Walters has an A rating and has received close to $20,000 in donations from the NRA. Walters supported concealed carry reciprocity, which lowers the standards for carrying concealed weapons across state lines and would undermine California’s strong gun laws. After numerous school shootings, Mimi Walters continued to side with the NRA instead of taking action to pass stricter gun laws to protect our schools and communities.
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
Katie Porter has also received endorsements from numerous organizations who are focused on common sense gun safety measures and gun violence prevention, including The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Giffords, Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.