September 23, 2020 Blog

Gun Safety at the First Presidential Debate

The most consequential election in a generation is less than six weeks away on November 3, 2020. Are you registered to vote? Will you vote by mail or in-person? Do you know who to call if something goes wrong? If you haven’t already, make your voting plan today.

The first presidential debate is next Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm PT/9pm ET. This will be the first time the candidates face off in this historic election and we’ll be watching closely to see what they have to say about gun violence prevention. Take this quick survey to tell us what gun violence prevention priority you hope the moderators ask about. 

We know we don’t have to tell you how high the stakes are. This election will determine who will be in charge of building a better and safer future for our communities. It will, of course, bring the opportunity to elect a new president. But it will also give us the chance to elect leaders at every level of government who understand that we cannot afford to press pause on gun violence prevention. 

And with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the future of the Supreme Court on the line, the stakes have gotten even higher. We must honor her legacy by voting to protect the democracy she fought so hard for.

— Maureen McGregor is the Strategic Engagement Director at the Alliance.