Video highlights how, compared to incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Taylor, Democratic challenger Elaine Luria will draw from her incredibly successful career as a mom, small business owner, and veteran to lead the fight for commonsense gun reform once in Congress.
October 18, 2018 -- Washington, DC -- Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC – America’s only LGBTQ political organization solely focused on gun violence prevention – today released their most recent campaign ad titled “Leader.” The ad highlights how incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) has let both his constituents and his country down by failing to act on the gun violence epidemic while Americans continue to demand change. The ad then shows how Elaine Luria is different: with the experience as a mom, a small business owner, and a highly respected, decorated 20-year Navy veteran, she is listening to the cries for change and is ready to act on this issue in Congress.
Statement from Jason Lindsay, Founder & Executive Director, Pride Fund
“We are proud to support Elaine Luria due to her commitment to making our communities better, safer, and more inclusive places for everyone,” said Jason Lindsay, Founder and Executive Director of Pride Fund. “Speaking as an Iraq war veteran with the U.S. Army, I am confident that Elaine will use her military background as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer to guide her decisions about gun safety and, unlike Representative Scott Taylor, will prioritize the safety of her constituents over the gun lobby’s blood money. Taylor showed his true allegiance to the NRA when he accepted a campaign check from them just one day after the horrific Parkland shooting that took the lives of 17 high school students and educators.”
Pride Fund is proud to release this ad and explain to voters in Virginia’s second district that Elaine is clearly the better option between the two candidates. She is an incredible advocate for gun violence prevention and will support policies we know will save lives, and she is also an incredible LGBTQ ally and will fight for equality and inclusiveness for all. Pride Fund could not be more excited to have her back in this election.
Watch the ad here.
Among Elaine’s gun reform policy stances are the renewal of the assault weapons ban as well as a ban on bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. She also supports a ban on gun sales to those convicted of domestic violence, stalking and/or hate crimes, as well as those on the terrorist watch list. Finally, she also supports allocating proper funding and allowing the Centers for Disease Control to fully research America’s gun violence epidemic. Elaine will also stand up for the rights of the LGBTQ community, and fight to end discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations once and for all. From her commitment to public safety and her prioritization of people over the gun lobby’s money, to her support for equality and inclusivity for everyone, it is clear that she is the leader that Virginia’s second district deserves.
As gun violence in America continues to get worse, the vast majority of Americans have called for common sense gun reform to save lives.
However, lawmakers in the pocket of the NRA, including Congressman Scott Taylor,
have ignored the gun violence problem and stood in the way of progress.
Meanwhile, nearly 40,000 people die each year from gun violence.
But Elaine Luria is listening. And she is ready to act.
Elaine is a mom,
A small business owner,
And a decorated Navy veteran, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer for 20 years.
She is ready to use her experience to serve in Congress,
Where she will work to ensure public safety by fighting for
Universal background checks,
Federal research on gun violence,
And a renewal of the assault weapons ban.
Meanwhile, Congressman Scott Taylor won’t even support universal background checks, a policy that 97% of Americans support.
While he and other Republicans in Congress simply ignore our gun violence problem,
Elaine Luria is ready to answer the call
and be the leader Virginia’s second district deserves.
Paid for by Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.