Gwen Moore earns endorsement from LGBT group against gun violence

WiG Wire

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC, an LGBT organization focused on gun violence prevention, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., for re-election.

The group this week announced 16 endorsements for U.S. House and one for U.S. Senate.

Pride Fund endorsed Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, Terri Bonoff of Minnesota, Salud Carbajal of California, Gerry Connolly of Virginia, Eliot Engel of New York, Bill Foster of Illinois, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Dan Kildee of Michigan, Sander Levin of Michigan, Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Jerry Nadler of New York, John Sarbanes of Maryland, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Carol Shea Porter of New Hampshire, Adam Smith of Washington and Brady Walkinshaw of Washington.

The group also endorsed Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate in Illinois.

“We support these candidates because of their demonstrated commitment to support equality and safety for all, and for their commitment to acting on common sense gun reforms,” said Jason Lindsay, founder and executive director of Pride Fund. “We need elected officials who will stand up for people — not for the profits of the corporate gun manufacturers.”

In its announcement, the Pride Fund said, “With this election, we have an opportunity to reclaim our communities from the threat of gun violence. Pride Fund is turning anger into action by working to elect candidates who have committed to making our cities, our states, and our country safer for everyone.”

The Pride Fund endorsed candidates have pledged to support the following key issues:

  • Expanding background checks to cover all gun sales
  • Prohibiting suspected terrorists from purchasing guns
  • Restricting access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
  • Supporting federally funded research on gun violence
  • Preventing individuals convicted of committing hate crimes from purchasing guns

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To learn more, visit www.pridefund.org.