In Congress, Representative Kim has been a consistent supporter of legislation to implement background checks on all gun sales and close dangerous loopholes that allow guns to fall into the hands of individuals who have committed domestic abuse. He’s also helped lead the charge to halt the proliferation of dangerous ghost guns and break cycles of violence plaguing our communities by providing funding for community violence intervention programs. As the first Korean American Democrat ever elected to the House of Representatives and the first Asian American from New Jersey elected to federal office, Congressman Kim is acutely aware of the need to disarm hate and keep guns out of the hands of individuals convicted of violent hate crime misdemeanors—especially as the number of reported hate crimes targeting race, ethnicity, and ancestry rose by 23% from 2016 to 2020.
After violent insurrectionists assaulted the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the world got the chance to see Congressman Kim’s empathy and character on full display as he joined custodial workers in cleaning up the damage left behind on that tragic day. This kind of moral leadership is exactly what makes him such an impactful member of Congress, and one that we must protect in 2022. With violent rhetoric becoming commonplace in our greatest deliberative bodies, we need leaders in Washington that can clean up our national dialogue and rise above partisan divides to get real results for the American people. We must reelect Congressman Andy Kim and help build a better future for our children and grandchildren.
We are proud to endorse Andy Kim for the US House of Representatives.
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