FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2018
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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses GVP Champions for Congress
Washington, DC (April 17, 2018) — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is pleased to announce its first two endorsements of 2018. These two “Candidates to Stop Gun Violence” are allies of the gun violence prevention movement. As such, they will use their respective experience and knowledge to find solutions to our nation’s gun violence epidemic. This year will be a turning point for gun violence prevention, and we expect these two candidates to lead the way.
Shira Goodman Candidate for Congress, Pennsylvania 4th District
Shira Goodman served as executive director for Ceasefire PA for the past five years. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has worked closely with Ceasefire PA in the past and witnessed Shira’s steadfast commitment to and knowledge of this issue.
Shira will be at the forefront of the congressional fight to strengthen American gun laws. We strongly endorse her as the Democratic candidate for the 4th district of Pennsylvania.
Lucy McBath Candidate for Congress, Georgia 6th District
Lucy McBath is all too familiar with the issue of the gun violence. In November 2012, Lucy’s son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a Florida gas station over an argument about loud music. The shooting and trial that followed made national headlines.
Lucy’s tragic loss inspired her to fight for change. Following Jordan’s death, she became an active member and spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She is one of the “Mothers of the Movement” — a group of African-American mothers who have lost children to gun violence and are working to make the world safer.
Lucy will use her personal and professional experience to bring change to Washington. She will fight every day to make the world a safer place for the people she represents. We strongly endorse her as the Democratic candidate for the 6th district of Georgia.