This Is Important To Me

This is not the first time you’ve heard this: elections matter. I founded the Gun Violence Prevention PAC because it became clear to me after years of fighting for responsible gun laws, the only path to victory was a gunsense majority.

Let’s start at the top. The gun lobby has spent unprecedented millions on a candidate determined to eliminate all gun free zones, putting all of us in danger all of the time. Hillary Clinton believes we can protect second amendment rights while at the same time preventing felons, terrorists and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns. I agree.

Let’s talk about home. Chicago passed a grim milestone Monday night when the 600th person was shot and killed this year. Loopholes in our laws allow guns purchased legally here in Cook County to be passed on to criminals and gang members without accountability. We can’t close these loopholes because the gun lobby has a grip on too many lawmakers in Springfield.

It’s the same bullies at the national level and the state level.  I’m confident we can beat them here at home. All candidates on the list below are gunsense candidates. The highlighted names are votes that we can gain in the senate and house on November 8th. We need these votes. Let’s make it happen.

This work is hard and it will be a battle every year to elect and maintain a majority in each chamber. We can’t afford to quit because when we do, more lives are lost, more families are broken and more neighborhoods are ripped apart by the gun violence.

It happened to me. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.

Omar Aquino, 2; Patricia Van Pelt, 5; Heather Steans, 7; Christina Castro, 22; Corinne Pierog, 25; Kelly Mazeski, 26; Laura Murphy, 28; Julie Morrison, 29; Melinda Bush, 31; Christine Benson, 38

Theresa Mah, 2; Cynthia Soto, 4; Juliana Stratton, 5; Sonya Harper, 6; Chris Welch, 7; Arthur Turner, 9; Ann Williams, 11; Sara Feigenholtz, 12; Kelly Cassidy, 14; John D’Amico, 15; Lou Lang, 16; Laura Fine, 17; Robyn Gabel, 18; Merry Marwig, 20; Barbara Flynn Currie, 25; Christian Mitchell, 26; Monique Davis, 27; Thaddeus Jones, 29; Elgie R. Sims, Jr. 34; Will Guzzardi, 39; Jaime Andrade, Jr., 40; Kathleen Carrier, 42; Anna Moeller, 43; Cynthia Borbas, 45; Deb Conroy, 46; Stephen H. Swanson, 48; Valerie Burd, 50; Martin Moylan, 55; Michelle Mussman, 56; Elaine Nekritz, 57; Scott Drury, 58; Angelique Bodine, 69; Kathleen Willis, 77; Greg Hose, 81; Stephanie Kifowit, 84; Bobby Pritchett, 94; Natalie Manley, 98; Carol Ammons, 103

This note will be on facebook. Please share, tweet and do all that stuff you do. Thanks and Peace,

Tom (Donate here.)


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The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded by gun violence survivors
to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.