May 9, 2018
VIRGINIA BEACH – Today, Elaine Luria’s campaign for Congress announced the endorsement of Giffords, the gun safety group founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly.
“For more than two decades, Elaine has dedicated herself to serving our country,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “Elaine understands that public service means constantly looking for solutions that make our society safer, stronger, and more harmonious. That’s why as she campaigns for Congress, putting an end to our country’s gun violence crisis is one of her top priorities. With mass shootings so common that few even make national headlines, we need leaders like Elaine who know that the time is now to enact strong gun safety laws. We need leaders like Elaine fighting for us in Washington more than ever.”
“Americans have the right to feel safe in their schools, on their streets, and within our communities.” said Elaine Luria. “In Congress, I will fight for commonsense gun safety measures, like universal background checks, to reduce preventable gun violence and keep our children safe. I’m honored ot be working alongside Giffords to achieve the goal of safer communities.
Elaine is a retired Navy Commander who served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Her campaign raised the most of any Democrat in the state of Virginia for the first quarter of 2018 and has been endorsed by 45 local community leaders throughout Coastal Virginia.