BRADY CAMPAIGN ENDORSES RALPH NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

BRADY CAMPAIGN ENDORSES RALPH NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly@bradymail.org
Phone: 724-612-3453

BRADY CAMPAIGN ENDORSES RALPH NORTHAM FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON - Today the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Ralph Northam's campaign for governor of Virginia.

Brady Campaign president Dan Gross said, "In Ralph Northam, Virginians will find a leader who is committed to their safety and their rights. And he's got the legislative record to back it up, voting and fighting for expanded Brady background checks as a senator. From helping his state heal in the aftermath of the nation's deadliest school shooting, to his time as a military physician in Landstuhl, Germany, where he treated soldiers wounded in the First Gulf War, Lt. Governor Northam knows what's at stake. He's proven time and again he's ready to fight hard to keep guns out of dangerous hands and has got the experience to get it done."

Ralph Northam said, "I'm proud to have earned the Brady Campaign's endorsement because this issue is personal to me. As an Army doctor during the First Gulf War, I saw what these weapons do to the human body. And as a doctor, I’ve held dying children in my arms, innocent victims of gun violence. I know we cannot afford any more Virginia Techs or Newtowns. We have to act now and prioritize universal background checks and other commonsense policies to keep all Virginians safe."

Brady Campaign Northern Virginia chapter leader Martina Leinz said, "Ralph Northam has been there for Virginians, the gun violence prevention community, and the families of Virginia Tech from the beginning. As a military veteran and a physician, his insight and experience, as well as his leadership, are exemplary. Ralph Northam is the right person at the right time for Virginia."

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About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.