FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018
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Texas Deserves a Senator Who Gives A Damn About Stopping Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence endorses Beto O’Rourke for Senate in Texas
Washington, DC (May 18, 2018) — Enough is Enough.
In the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, we couldn’t wait any longer. Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly shown himself to be a stooge of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and his constituents are dying as a result of his inaction. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence fully endorses Beto O’Rourke for the United States Senate.
Beto O’Rourke will serve the people of Texas, not the gun lobby. He has refused to take any money from the NRA and proudly touts his “F” rating. While serving the 16th District of Texas, Congressman O’Rourke has cosponsored and supported vital gun violence prevention measures like universal background checks, banning bump stocks, and putting the assault weapons ban back into effect. He is also a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
Today, it is abundantly clear that Texans deserve a Senator who will represent them and their safety, not an egocentric lap dog of the gun lobby. In Beto O’Rourke, the citizens of Texas will have a real gun violence prevention champion.