News from Alliance for Gun Responsibility ~ Weekly Update: Primary Edition


Alliance for Gun Responsibility

 – it’s been a busy week for all of us here at the Alliance!

We’re gearing up for the August 1 primary, and we’ve got plenty of election-related news to share with you today. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates we’re supporting, the upcoming voting deadlines and more:

A proven gun responsibility candidate for the city of Seattle: Jessyn Farrell, proudly endorsed by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility

We recently endorsed Jessyn Farrell for Seattle mayor. As a member of the Washington House of Representatives, Jessyn fought tirelessly for smarter, more comprehensive gun policies. And as mayor, she’ll seek creative solutions for implementing the kind of legislation that prevents tragedies. Read more about Jessyn here >>

With just nine days to go until polls close, we want to remind you to send in your ballot as soon as possible. You can still register to vote in person, but the deadline is tomorrow, July 24. If you’re a registered Washington voter, you should’ve already received your ballot in the mail – but if you haven’t, you can still pick one up at your local voting center. Finally, if you’re planning on dropping off your ballot in person on Primary Day – August 1 – you must do so before 8:00 p.m. Read more about voting in this year’s primary >>

In June, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation hosted a daylong Mental Health and Gun Violence Summit, where experts, legislators, mental health providers, public health employees and GVP advocates came together to brainstorm better ways to address the gun violence epidemic without further stigmatizing Americans living with mental illness. The discussion was candid, heartfelt and productive. Check out the problems and solutions we discussed >>

The Domestic Violence Unit of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office is finding innovative solutions for implementing existing firearm surrender laws and getting guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Action like this empowers domestic violence survivors – and it will save lives. Read more about it here >>

If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to follow the Alliance and Foundation Facebook pages. That’s the best way to stay updated as we continue this all-important fight.

Lastly, we just wanted to thank you once again for your support. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this work without such an incredible, dedicated community behind us.

The Alliance