March 28, 2024

Congressman Andy Kim Lands Major Endorsement From Brady PAC in His Bid for U.S. Senate

MOORESTOWN N.J. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim received the endorsement from Brady PAC, a national gun violence prevention organization dedicated to creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates running for local, state, and federal office who support universal background checks, reenacting the assault weapons ban, extreme risk protection orders, and instituting other common-sense gun violence prevention legislation that will make our homes, schools, and communities safer.

“Too many families have buried loved ones because of senseless gun violence and it’s long past time for our country to have the courage to take meaningful action on this issue,” said Congressman Kim. “I’m proud to be backed by Brady PAC, an organization that has been a leader in gun violence prevention across the country, and I am ready to continue fighting for common sense gun control reform in the Senate.”

“Andy Kim is decent, empathetic, thoughtful, and effective. He has always led, from his very first moment running for office, on the promise of a better and safer America for our children,” said Parkland dad and Brady PAC senior advisor, Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Taylor Guttenberg. “We at Brady are honored to endorse Andy Kim as the next Senator from New Jersey.”

“Democracy, anti-corruption, and public safety are on the ballot this year in New Jersey. Andy Kim will make history as the first AAPI U.S. Senator from the east coast, and he will equally make an astounding impact on reducing gun violence among communities of color,” said Ashley Lantz, executive director of Brady PAC. “We look forward to working with Andy in the U.S. Senate."

As a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Congressman Andy Kim has been a leader in enacting meaningful legislation. In Congress, Andy co-sponsored and voted to pass into law the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, a landmark bill that represented the biggest advancement in gun violence prevention in more than a decade. The law includes enhanced background checks, protections for victims of domestic violence, and hundreds of millions of dollars for states like New Jersey for mental health services. Kim has also co-sponsored and worked to pass in the House the Enhanced Background Checks Act, which would close critical loopholes and improve background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and has also co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban.

Congressman Andy Kim is a three-term Member of Congress first elected in 2018 and is the first Asian American elected to federal office from New Jersey. In 2018 and 2020, Andy defeated two self-funding millionaires in a district carried by former President Trump, and in 2022 Kim defeated his third self-funding millionaire opponent by 12 points.

In his three terms in Congress, Andy has worked hard to lower costs for New Jersey families and help support small businesses through challenging times. Andy has also been a leading champion in fighting against corruption in our broken politics.