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Nikki Budzinski

US House Illinois — 13th District Democrat
Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski has always made public service and giving back to others a cornerstone of her career. As a former senior advisor to Governor JB Pritzker and as the chief of staff at the Office of Management and Budget in President Biden’s administration, she worked at the highest levels of state and federal government to level the playing field for workers and to make the American Dream possible for families across the country. For Congresswoman Budzinski, keeping communities safe from gun violence plays a key role in building these kinds of opportunities, and she’s made it a top priority in Congress.

In office, Congresswoman Budzinski has taken a holistic approach to this issue by making sure there are consequences for people who break the law, while also working to disrupt cycles of violence by funding early childhood education programs and street intervention and violence interruption initiatives. She supports the rights we’re granted by Second Amendment, but believes there are commonsense measures that would provide additional safety in our communities—like closing the gun show loophole and working to ensure that law enforcement officers have adequate funding for more training and recruitment. For this reason, she’s been proud to support lifesaving legislation like the Assault Weapons Ban, the Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act of 2023, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2023, and Ethan’s Law.

Illinoisans know better than most that our weak federal gun laws pose a real danger to their state. They deserve a champion in Washington DC who will always fight to end gun trafficking and protect the lives of children and families from Springfield to Champaign. This November, voters across the Thirteenth District have a real chance to reelect such a committed champion in this crucial swing seat by doing everything in their power to ensure that Congresswoman Nikki Budzinksi remains their voice in Washington come 2025. With her in office, we know that real progress in the fight to end gun violence is possible.

We are proud to endorse Nikki Budzinski for the US House of Representatives.