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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania voters agree: We must pass stronger gun laws.

That’s why Everytown is going all-in to ensure we elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in Pennsylvania.

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Complete your ballot in blue or black ink.

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Put the ballot inside the smaller secrecy envelope and seal it. If you don’t put your ballot inside the smaller envelope first, it won’t be counted. Then put the smaller secrecy envelope inside the larger ballot-return envelope.

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Sign, date, and fill out the voter declaration on the back of the larger ballot-return envelope

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Why Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania voters have made it clear that support for gun safety legislation is at the top of the list when it comes to the 2020 election. A recent survey from Everytown found that:

  • Voters in Pennsylvania support stronger gun laws by a 9:1 margin
  • 78% of voters consider a candidate’s position on guns “very important” to their vote in 2020
  • A majority of voters say they would never vote for a candidate who doesn’t support background checks on all gun sales
  • A majority of voters – including critical swing groups like independents, suburban women, and undecided voters – support legislation that would require background checks on all gun sales, block domestic abusers from owning guns, and supported the enactment of red flag laws

Pennsylvanians deserve lawmakers who will do what’s best for their families. Even with such strong support for gun safety legislation, Pennsylvania’s Republican leaders have refused to pass any gun safety measures, instead putting special interests like the gun lobby over the health, safety, and security of Pennsylvania families. These legislators have left Pennsylvanians no choice but to replace them in November and Everytown is working hard to flip the state legislature and secure a gun sense majority in both chambers.

In 2018, we saw a wave of gun sense candidates win across the country and Pennsylvania was no exception. Yet with Pennsylvania a battleground district in the Presidential election, it is more important than ever for us to ensure the protection of those gun sense champions.

What is a Gun Sense Candidate?

The Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction lets voters know which candidates will stand up for gun safety if elected into office. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers across the country have been distributing questionnaires to candidates to ensure that those with the Gun Sense Candidate distinction will advocate for safer communities. These candidates have proven that they will support stronger gun laws.

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The Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction lets voters know which candidates will stand up for gun safety if elected into office. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers across the country have been distributing questionnaires to candidates to ensure that those with the Gun Sense Candidate distinction will advocate for safer communities. These candidates have proven that they will support stronger gun laws.

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