Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Statement on Georgia Special Election

WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2017 — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC — America’s only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention — offered the following comments on the recent election results in the Georgia special election. Pride Fund endorsed Jon Ossoff as a candidate in March, provided campaign and fundraising support, and helped mobilize supporters to get out the vote throughout the primary and the general election.

“The choice was clear in this hotly contested special election. Karen Handel is blatantly anti-LGBTQ and touted her “A” rating from the NRA,” said Jason Lindsay, Executive Director of Pride Fund. “Pride Fund is disappointed with Jon’s loss, but we will be spending the next year and a half holding Karen Handel accountable to the voters of Georgia’s 6th, to parents and families, working people, and the LGBTQ community.” ...

Full statement here