Monday, July 06, 2020


Andrew Edelson, (201) 926-7249

Sam Dorn, (914) 582-3208  


Today, the Brady Campaign endorsed United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) for reelection. One of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organizations, Brady has played a key role in the effort to implement commonsense gun reforms over most of the last half century.

“Rep. Josh Gottheimer is a proven gun violence prevention champion who has worked tirelessly to pass common-sense laws. From backing H.R.8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, to supporting federal funding for research into gun violence prevention for the first time in over 20 years, Rep. Gottheimer is an advocate for sensible public health and safety policies. His bipartisan work to increase public safety nationwide, such as co-authoring the ALYSSA Act, named for Alyssa Alhadeff, who was murdered in Parkland and has family from New Jersey’s Fifth District, embodies Brady’s mission to create a safer America by taking action, not sides. We need his voice in Congress. Brady is proud to endorse Rep. Josh Gottheimer for reelection,” said Brady President Kris Brown.

“The time for real action on gun safety is now. Like so many Americans, I am sick and tired of having to wage this fight against gun violence, year in and year out, when so many of the potential solutions are sitting right in front of us. This is not a partisan issue. It’s time for Congress to act on common sense bipartisan legislation, including many measures, such as background checks, that have the widespread support of the American people. Too many lives have been cut short already and I refuse to accept that we cannot solve this crisis of gun violence in our nation. I am grateful to be endorsed by Brady and to continue working with them, across party lines, to keep our children, families and communities safe,” said Congressman Gottheimer.

Other notable endorsements for Rep. Gottheimer include:


  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Sierra Club
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • National Education Association
  • New Jersey Education Association
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Jewish Democratic Council of America
  • Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund
  • League of Conservation Voters Action Fund
  • IBEW Local 164
  • End Citizens United

Elected Officials:

  • Governor Phil Murphy
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill
  • Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.
  • Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
  • Senator Joseph Lagana
  • Assemblyman Gordon Johnson
  • Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle
  • Assemblywoman Lisa Swain
  • Assemblyman Chris Tully

Democratic Party Officials & Committees:

  • Democratic State and Passaic Chair John Currie
  • Bergen Chair Paul Juliano
  • Warren Chair Tom Palmieri
  • Sussex Chair Dawne Rowe
  • Sussex Chair Katie Rotondi
  • 137 Democratic Municipal Chairs and local elected officials from across Bergen County
  • Warren County Democratic Committee
  • Sussex County Democratic Committee
  • Bergen County Democratic Committee
  • Passaic County Democratic Committee

First elected in 2016, Congressman Josh Gottheimer proudly represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes 79 towns in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. By bringing people together, fighting for lower taxes and affordable health care, and standing up for Jersey Values, Josh is getting things done for our families and our country.

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