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Giffords PAC Endorses Annette Taddeo for the US House of Representatives

Washington DC — Today,Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of State Senator Annette Taddeo for the US House of Representatives in Florida’s 27th district. 

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“Like many Floridians, State Senator Annette Taddeo understands the horrors of gun violence. After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she demonstrated grit and courage by swiftly calling for action and denouncing the stronghold the gun lobby had in Florida. Senator Taddeo has since continued to stand on the side of public safety for Florida communities by speaking out against extreme and dangerous policies such as permitless carry. In the House, I know she will always find the courage to support commonsense legislation to keep her state’s residents safe from harm. Now more than ever, we need sensible leaders like State Senator Annette Taddeo in office to help combat the scourge of gun violence once and for all, and to help create a safer, healthier future for all Floridians.”

State Senator Annette Taddeo:

“I am honored to have earned the support of Giffords in our campaign to flip Florida’s 27th district. I fled terrorism at 17 years old – the senseless gun violence we constantly endure is not freedom, it’s terrorism. For the last 5 years in Tallahassee, I’ve fought hard against the NRA to keep our communities safe, sponsoring commonsense gun reforms such as banning assault weapons and coming out against arming our teachers. In Washington D.C., I will keep up that fight to make Miami, and the rest of the country, a safer place.”

In 2017, State Senator Annette Taddeo made history as the first Latina Democrat ever elected to the Florida Senate after flipping a historically red seat blue. In office, she has fought for commonsense solutions to combat gun violence, and as the working mom of a public school student, she knows there is so much more to do to ensure the safety of children in their classrooms. State Senator Taddeo is also acutely aware of the challenges that exist in her state when it comes to passing gun safety laws. In 2021, she sought to circumvent the dangerous actions of her state’s NRA-backed governor by introducing a bill that would repeal the Florida law that forbids local jurisdictions from enacting gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. Each community should be given autonomy to provide additional protections for their children and families, and State Senator Taddeo will be a key ally in the fight to pass federal legislation to protect Floridians further once she’s elected to Congress. Giffords PAC is proud to endorse State Senator Annette Taddeo for the US House of Representatives.


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