FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2017
Americans For Responsible Solutions PAC Endorses Virginia Candidates Justin Fairfax
WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, announced today their endorsement of Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Herring for Attorney General.
As a former assistant U.S. attorney, Justin Fairfax understands the importance of sensible gun laws and has demonstrated a clear commitment to supporting responsible policies that make Virginia communities safer. Similarly, Attorney General Mark Herring has been a vocal champion for commonsense gun violence prevention measures throughout his tenure as Virginia Attorney General.
Captain Mark Kelly:
“Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is proud to endorse Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring, two leaders who will stand up to the gun lobby and push for bipartisan, commonsense change that prevents gun tragedies in the Virginia and saves lives. Last year, over 36,000 Americans are killed by a gun. Virginia has not been immune to this deadly crisis: somebody is killed with a gun in Virginia every 10 hours.
“As a former assistant U.S. attorney, Justin Fairfax has seen the toll that gun violence has on Virginia families and the barriers prosecutors and law enforcement face in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. And as Lieutenant Governor, I’m confident that he he will work tirelessly to build safer communities for every Virginia family.
“Attorney General Mark Herring has worked to crack down on gun trafficking, protect domestic violence survivors from abusers with guns and make Virginia communities safer. We hope Virginians will re-elect Attorney General Mark Herring, so he can continue fighting for a safer Virginia.”
“I am grateful to have the endorsement of Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC). As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, I understand the importance of commonsense gun laws and the real-life impact they have on our justice system.
“As Lt. Governor, I will fight for commonsense gun laws that make our Commonwealth safer for all Virginians.”
Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC) works to elect candidates at every level of public office who show the political courage to stand up to the gun lobby, are passionate about reducing gun violence in our communities, and who commit to taking action once elected. Since 2013, ARS PAC has supported Champions for Common Sense in key federal, gubernatorial, and state races – and supported the passage of ballot initiatives – in states around the country.