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Giffords Supports Melanie Stansbury as a Strong Leader on Gun Safety

Washington DC Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of Melanie Stansbury for the open congressional seat in New Mexico’s First District. 

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: 

“Melanie Stansbury is a fierce advocate for the health and safety of her community, and she will be a champion for New Mexicans in Congress. As a state lawmaker, she was steadfast in opposing the gun lobby and prioritizing legislation that saves lives. I’m honored to lend my voice to her campaign and look forward to her victory so we can make gun safety history in Washington.” 

Melanie Stansbury: 

“We have a responsibility to address gun violence and implement gun safety legislation that saves lives, like requiring universal background checks and trigger locks. That’s why I am proud to have the support of the Giffords, which makes addressing gun violence in our communities a top priority.”

Melanie Stansbury is the Democratic nominee for New Mexico’s First Congressional District and a native of Albuquerque. She has a successful track record of serving her community as a state legislator, and has worked in both the United States Senate on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the US Office of Management and Budget. Since being elected to the state house in 2019, she has passed 14 pieces of legislation addressing childhood hunger, fixing water and food systems, improving education, expanding economic opportunity and public safety, and improving access to healthcare. 

During Stansbury’s time in the legislature, she has been a champion of gun safety laws and voted in support of background checks. In Congress, she will fight to improve our nation’s gun safety laws, including national extreme risk protection orders and federal funding for community violence intervention programs.  


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