Overwhelming Success in First Election Cycle
Voters Show Strong Support for Gun Safety
November 17, 2014
In its first year in operation, five of the 6 endorsed candidates in the Illinois Senate and 21 of 26 candidates in the Illinois House claimed victory in the 2014 election cycle, forming G-PAC’s list of gun safety “Champions.”
“G-PAC is now in a unique position to make meaningful progress with elected officials who can advocate for gun safety measures in the Illinois House and Senate,” said G-PAC Executive Director Kathleen Sances. “G-PAC’s ‘Champions of Gun Safety’ will help tip the balance of power in Springfield away from the gun lobby and back where it belongs, protecting our children, families and communities. They are the real winners in this battle.”
G-PAC was founded to counter the political influence of the gun lobby in Springfield. Using highly targeted direct mail designed to elect public officials with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in Springfield, G-PAC has begun building a coalition of legislators committed to ending the epidemic of gun violence. With a winning record in the 2014 primary and general elections, the organization will fight to ensure passage of a common sense gun safety agenda. A complete list of Gun Safety Champions can be found here.