Now, Simon is taking her passion for justice to new heights by running for Congress, where she’ll be committed to tackling the issues impacting her future constituents the most—including and especially gun violence. Like so many in this movement, Lateefah Simon knows that gun violence is a public health crisis that must be addressed head on, and she’s determined to pass lifesaving measures like universal background checks, a federal extreme risk law to disarm those who pose a threat to themselves or others, and strong safe storage standards. Simon also knows that we must adequately fund efforts to research the root causes of gun violence and allocate needed funding for community violence intervention programs, and she’ll stand up to the gun lobby and anyone who gets in the way of progress.
For too long, our leaders in Washington DC have put politics over the needs of everyday Americans and refused to pass necessary gun safety laws. While we’ve made some progress in recent years, there is still so much more to do if we are going to build a safer future for the next generation. It’s time to send champions like Lateefah Simon to Capitol Hill to get the job done once and for all. We know she’ll never back down in this fight until every Californian can grow up in a world free from violence.
We are proud to award Lateefah Simon the GIFFORDS Champion Award and endorse her for the US House of Representatives.
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