UPDATE: On November 8, 2017, Democrat Ralph Northam won Virginia’s gubernatorial race over Republican Ed Gillespie by 54 to 45 percent. Northam has indicated that gun reform will be at the top of his priorities as governor. Thanks to everyone who supported the Northam campaign!
The Virginia elections are taking place on Tuesday and there is a stark contrast in the gubernatorial race when it comes to the candidates’ positions on gun policy.
It’s little wonder why. Democrat Ralph Northam is a pediatrician and Army veteran who has an exemplary record when it comes to supporting policies that will reduce gun violence.
Northam is known for his bold leadership on gun control. In 2009, when a universal background check bill made it to the floor of the Virginia Senate for the first and only time, Ralph voted YES while many other rural Democrats voted NO. He has the support of gun violence survivors across Virginia, to include Lori Haas, Andy and Barbara Parker, Andrew Goddard, Jeanette Richardson, and many others. They view him as a trusted ally they can count on no matter how difficult a vote or decision might be.
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It’s so important that we stand by our gun violence prevention champions during a time when so many legislators are ignoring horrors like the Las Vegas shooting. Let’s make sure the next Virginia governor is on the right side of policy, and history.