For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Alec Johnson for State Representative District 11: Alec@AlecJohnsonForTexas.com
Texas Candidates for Gun Sense: Jen Ramos at jenramos.tx@gmail.com

Alec Johnson for State Representative, District 11, Joins Dozens of Texas Gun Sense Candidates Across the State in Calling for Sensible Gun Legislation

May 21, 2018- In the wake of the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, Alec Johnson is proud to sign a joint statement with dozens of other Texas Candidates for Gun Sense in calling for sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety.
“We are gratified to have the participation of so many Texas state legislative candidates with the Moms Demand Action distinction participate in this statement,” said Claire Barnett and Alec Johnson, coordinators of the joint statement. “Our constituents are ready for concrete action to solve this devastating epidemic, and Texas is fortunate to have candidates across the entire state committed to pursuing sensible gun policy.”

Regarding the shooting at the Santa Fe, Texas High School, May 18, 2018.

A Joint Statement by Texas Candidates awarded the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction

Our hearts break for all those affected by the horrific shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School. Nothing we write will diminish the grief and anguish sweeping over this community. Nothing can remove the fear that students across the nation feel every day as they go to school. No words can reassure parents dropping their children off at school that they won’t lose them in what was once regarded as a safe haven.
It’s time for effective action and leadership, not more thoughts and prayers. Every one of us is proud to have been granted a Candidate Distinction from the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense organization. We mean to earn that today and every day by giving our full-throated support to their sensible proposals to end gun violence and promote gun safety, which include:
  1. Criminal background checks on all gun sales.
  2. Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
  3. Red Flag Laws.
  4. Prohibiting bump stocks.
  5. Funding gun violence prevention research.
  6. Stopping permitless carry.
  7. Keeping guns out of schools and off college campuses.
  8. Stopping gun trafficking and straw purchasing.
  9. Promoting responsible gun storage and ownership.
Texans are ready to make the changes necessary to protect our children and each other. We look forward to working with folks in our own communities who are willing to stand up and fight the epidemic of gun violence that plagues us all. There’s a role for all of us to play, and we encourage those who are interested to visit www.momsdemandaction.org.
Signed by:
Gwenn Burud, candidate for Senate District 9
Fran Watson, candidate for Senate District 17
Rita Lucido, candidate for Senate District 17
Steven Kling, candidate for Senate District 25
Lisa Seger, candidate for House District 3
Alec Johnson, candidate for House District 11
Michelle Ryan, candidate for House District 17
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, candidate for House District 45
Erin Zwiener, candidate for House District 45
Sheryl Cole, candidate for House District 46
Jose “Chito” Vela, candidate for House District 46
Elaina Fowler, candidate for House District 47
Laura Haines, candidate for House District 63
Andrew Morris, candidate for House District 64
Michelle Beckley, candidate for House District 65
Sharon Hirsch, candidate for House District 66
Samuel Hatton, candidate for House District 71
Stephanie Phillips, candidate for House District 73
Armando Gamboa, candidate for House District 81
Nancy Bean, candidate for House District 93
Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin, candidate for House District 97
Mica J Ringo, candidate for House District 98
Ramona Thompson, candidate for House District 106
Terry Meza, candidate for House District 105
Joanna Cattanach, candidate for House District 108
Brandy K Chambers, candidate for House District 112
Julie Johnson, candidate for House District 115
Claire Barnett, candidate for House District 122
Alex Karjeker, candidate for House District 129
Fred Infortunio, candidate for House District 130
Gina Calanni, candidate for House District 132
Marty Schexnayder, candidate for House District 133
Adam Milasincic, candidate for House District 138