Giffords Endorses Representative Tim Ryan for the US Senate
WASHINGTON, DC — Giffords PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced today it is endorsing Representative Tim Ryan for US Senate. Representative Ryan has proven to be a passionate public servant, fighting to improve the lives of his constituents and strengthen public safety.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“Tim Ryan has been a longstanding advocate in the House for ending gun violence. He represents the kind of gun safety champion we desperately need in the Senate—one with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. Tim will fight hard on behalf of Ohioans to end this senseless gun violence crisis. I am proud to endorse his bid for Senate. We must continue to elect leaders in the Senate who will do what it takes to make our communities safer and protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners. I know that Tim Ryan is up for the challenge.”
US Senate Candidate Tim Ryan:
“As a dad and the husband of a first-grade teacher, I don’t want to live in a world where we have to worry about whether our kids will come home safe from school. I’m grateful to my friend Congresswoman Gabby Giffords for her courage and leadership in the fight to end gun violence, and I’m proud to have the support of Giffords in this U.S. Senate campaign. As Ohio’s next senator, I’ll keep working to pass commonsense and long-overdue gun safety reforms that will protect Ohioans and keep weapons out of the wrong hands.”
Giffords Gun Owners for Safety Ohio Member Stephen Grundfast:
“As a responsible gun owner and a longtime resident of Akron, Tim Ryan has always cared about me as his constituent and led on the issue of gun violence prevention. I have seen Tim speak up in support of stronger gun safety protections in Congress and on the campaign trail—including joining community leaders in Dayton in the wake of the Oregon District shooting in 2019 and leading a caravan of gun safety advocates to Mitch McConnell’s hometown in Kentucky to demand passage of gun safety reforms. I am excited about the opportunity to elect Tim to the United States Senate to continue to fight for Ohioans and advocate for commonsense rules to end gun violence and keep our communities safe.”
A lifelong Ohioan, Representative Ryan has fought to end the epidemic of gun violence that threatens communities across Ohio. In the face of rising homicide rates in his state, Representative Ryan came out with a strong plan to address gun violence. In the wake of the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton, Representative Ryan led a caravan of gun safety advocates to then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s hometown to demand the Senate take up gun safety legislation, including commonsense proposals to expand background checks and keep guns out of the hands of individuals prohibited from having them. Tim Ryan will help keep Ohioans safe from the devastating impacts of gun violence. Giffords is proud to endorse Tim Ryan for US Senate.
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