July 22, 2021 Blog

Commonsense Conversations Episode 6: Endorsements!

Commonsense Conversations with the Alliance is back by popular demand! This time, we mixed things up a bit and invited two colleagues—PAC director, Stephanie Ervin and political and government affairs manager, Dylan O’Connor—to join Renee for a behind-the-scenes look into the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund’s endorsement process. 

The Alliance learned the hard way that it wasn’t enough to just have supportive elected officials. In order to make the bold progress necessary to prevent gun violence, we needed elected leaders who would champion the issue. And so the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund was born. Since then, the Victory Fund has endorsed hundreds of gun responsibility champions at every level of government. 

Watch the episode to hear the full story of how the PAC began and learn more about what the endorsement process looks like today. 

You can see a list of 2021 endorsed candidates here. We hope Commonsense Conversations is an engaging and informative way to learn more about our work. Stay tuned for more episodes! In the meantime, you can find all our past episodes here.

Kristen Ellingboe is Communications Manager with the Alliance.