We’re Hitting the Campaign Trail

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Giffords Veterans Tour (graphic showing names of candidates and a photo of Captain Mark Kelly)

Veterans are uniquely qualified to address America’s gun violence epidemic—we’re crossing the country to show why.

We’re proud to support more than a dozen veterans running for office this year. In the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, we’re joining seven of them for conversations with their communities on how to protect Americans from gun violence.

More children have died from gun violence this year than soldiers in combat, and Americans won’t stand for it.

Captain Mark Kelly – a Navy combat veteran and former NASA astronaut – along with representatives from VoteVets will facilitate community-led conversations about how gun violence is impacting their cities and neighborhoods. This seven-stop tour will provide a unique opportunity for candidates to hear the voices of those demanding action and detail the solutions they would fight for once elected.

“Military veterans are some of our nation’s foremost experts on guns. They know it’s important to work together to protect both our rights and the security of our communities.” — Captain Mark Kelly

Here’s where we’re headed:

  • Lieutenant Mikie Sherrill (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
    September 7, 2018 | Woodland Park, New Jersey
  • Captain Chrissy Houlahan (U.S. Air Force Reserve, Ret.)
    September 7, 2018 | Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Captain Conor Lamb (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.)
    September 8, 2018 | Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.)
    September 9, 2018 | Lexington, Kentucky
  • Captain Jason Crow (U.S. Army RET)
    September 20, 2018 | Denver, Colorado
  • Lieutenant Commander Gil Cisneros (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
    September 23, 2018 | Los Angeles, California
  • Commander Elaine Luria (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
    September 29, 2018 | Virginia Beach, Virginia