State Senate candidate, Janelle Perez (D-38), has just been endorsed by gun safety PAC, Giffords PAC. The group was founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and has endorsed a slate of gun safety champions in Miami-Dade County who have made gun violence prevention a priority of their campaigns.
Giffords PAC has been very outspoken on the gun issue, including investing more than $1 million to help gun safety champions in Florida. The PAC also just recently launched Giffords Florida, a new initiative dedicated to supporting candidates for local, state, and federal office in the Sunshine State who have the courage to fight gun violence.
"Too many Floridians have lost their lives and so many more survivors face a future that’s been marked by gun violence. Florida’s current leaders are not doing enough. That’s why Giffords is proud to endorse this slate of gun safety champions in Miami-Dade who will prioritize gun violence prevention and support commonsense measures like universal background checks while opposing dangerous proposals like permitless concealed carry," stated Rep. Giffords.
"I am proud to receive Giffords’ endorsement in the fight for a safer Senate District 38 and a safer Florida. Our Governor and radical Republicans in the state legislature have committed to passing open carry next year — putting our children, our community, and our future at risk for preventable gun violence. When elected to the Florida Senate, I vow to fight for the kid of responsible, common sense gun safety measures supported by the majority of Americans that protect us all," stated Perez in response to Giffords' endorsement.
Perez has made her support of universal background checks on guns and gun licensing requirements a pivotal part of her campaign.