Updated on October 30, 2018: Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233+ Congressional Incumbents and Candidates Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

We are proud to endorse additional candidate for the House of Representatives who have made a commitment to ban assault weapons.  These candidates are not incumbents.

Cisneros, Gil [D-CA-39]*

Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48]*

Muscarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]*

Caston, Sean [D-IL-6}*

Dady, Sara [D-IL-16]*

VanOstran, Cort [D-MO-2]*

Welle, Josh [D-NJ-4]*

Morelle, Joseph [D-NY-25]*

Balter, Dana [D-NY-24]*

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2018

Press Contact:
John Kelley

Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates
Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown,CT - The Newtown Action Alliance is proud to endorse 21 Senate and 212 House of Representatives incumbents and candidates for the Midterm Elections on November 6, 2018. The endorsed candidates are either incumbents who have cosponsored Senator Diane Feinstein (S. 2095) and Representative David Cicilline’s (H.R.5087) Assault Weapons Ban legislation or 2018 Midterm candidates* who have made a commitment to support a ban if elected.

On December 14, 2012, a gunman with an AR-15 with high capacity magazines gunned down 20 children and six educators in less than five minutes. Since then, assault weapons have been used by other mass shooters to kill innocent Americans in San Bernardino, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland.

Since the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004, the number of mass shooting incidents has escalated. Semi-automatic military style assault weapons with high capacity magazines are not commonly used to hunt animals or for self defense but are commonly used to hunt innocent human beings in schools, movie theaters, nightclubs, concerts, places of worship and other public spaces. In addition, a recent Violence Policy Center analysis showed that one in four law enforcement officers are slain in the line of duty by an assault weapon.

Po Murray, Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance stated, “It’s simple! Weapons of war do not belong in the hands of civilians and Congress must pass a federal ban on assault weapons to protect our children, families and communities. Those living in Newtown know firsthand that one assault weapon can devastate multiple families and an entire community in a matter of minutes. Polls demonstrate that 67% of Americans support a ban on assault weapons and it’s time for Americans to elect congressional representatives who will listen.”

This message is not approved by, or coordinated with, any candidate for office or any political party. Newtown Action Alliance, www.newtownaction.org, is a 501(c) (4) organization based in Newtown CT, and is an all-volunteer national grassroots organization formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Our mission is to achieve the steady and continuous reduction of gun violence through legislative and cultural change.


*Represents candidates who are not incumbents

Feinstein, Dianne (D)

Murphy, Christopher (D)

Carper, Thomas R. (D)

Nelson, Bill (D)

Hirono, Mazie K. (D)

Ringelstein, Zak (D)*

Cardin, Benjamin L. (D)

Warren, Elizabeth (D)

Klobuchar, Amy (D)
Smith, Tina (D)

Raybould, Jane (D)*

Rosen, Jackie (D)*

New Jersey:
Menendez, Robert (D)

New York:
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D)

Brown, Sherrod (D)

Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D)

Rhode Island:
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D)

O'Rourke, Beto (D)*

Wilson, Jenny (D)*

Sanders, Bernard (I)

Kaine, Tim (D)


*Represents candidates who are not incumbents


Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]

Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]


Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]

Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]

Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]

Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]

Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]

Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]

Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]

Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]

Cisneros, Gil [D-CA-39]*

Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]

Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]

DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]

Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]

Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]

Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]

Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]*

Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]

Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]

Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]

Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]*

Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]

Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]

Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]

Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]

McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]

Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]

Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]

Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]

Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]

Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]*

Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]

Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48]*

Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]

Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]

Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]

Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]

Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]

Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]

Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]

Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]

Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]

Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]


Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]*

DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]

Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]

Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]*


Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]

DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]

Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]*

Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]

Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]

District of Columbia:

Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]


Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]


Baer, Lauren [D-FL-18]*

Carlson, Kristen [D-FL-15]*

Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]

Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]

Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]

Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]

Flores, Mary Barzee [D-FL-25]*

Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]

Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]

Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]

Muscarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]*

Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]

Shalala, Donna [D-FL-27]*

Shapiro, David [D-FL-16]*

Soderberg, Nancy [D-FL-6]*

Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]

Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]


Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]

Lewis, John [D-GA-5]

Scott, David [D-GA-13]


Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]


Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]


Caston, Sean [D-IL-6}*

Dady, Sara [D-IL-16]*

Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]

Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]

Gershowitz, Jennifer Gong [D-IL-17]*

Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]

Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]

Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]

Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]

Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]

Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]

Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]


Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]

Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]


Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]


Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]


Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]


Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]

Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]

Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]

Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]

Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]

Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]

Trone, David [D-MD-6]*


Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]

Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]

Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]

Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]

Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]

McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]

Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]

Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]*


Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]

Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]

Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]

Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]*

Stevens, Haley [D-MI-11]*


Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]*

Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]*

McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]


Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]

VanOstran, Cort [D-MO-2]*


Eastman, Kara [D-NE-2]*


Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]*

Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]

New Hampshire:

Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]

Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1]*

New Jersey:

Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]

Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]

Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]*

Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]

Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]

Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]

Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]

Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]*

Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]

Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]

Welle, Josh [D-NJ-4]*

New Mexico:

Halland, Deb [D-NM-1]*

Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]

New York:

Balter, Dana [D-NY-24]*

Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]

Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]

Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]

Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]

Gershon, Perry [D-NY-1]*

Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]

Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]

Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]

Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]

Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]

Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]

Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]

Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]

Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]

Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]

Shirley, Liuba Grechen [D-NY-2]*

Morelle, Joseph [D-NY-25]*

Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]

Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]

Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]

North Carolina:

Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]

Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]

Price, David E. [D-NC-4]

Northern Mariana Islands:

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]


Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]

Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]

Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]

Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]


Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]

Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]


Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]

Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]

Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]*

Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]

Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]

Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6]*

King, Jess [D-PA-11]*

Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]*

Scott, George [D-PA-10]*

Wallace, Scott [D-PA-1]*

Wild, Susan Ellls [D-PA-7]*

Rhode Island:

Cicilline, David [D-RI-1]

Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]

Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]


Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]

Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]

Hoyos, Renee [D-TN-2]*

Kanew, Justin [D-TN-7]*


Allred, Colin [D-TX-32]*

Burch, Lorie [D-TX-3]*

Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]

Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]

Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]*

Fletcher, Lizzie Pannill [D-TX-7]*

Green, Al [D-TX-9]

Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]

Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]

Litten, Todd [D-TX-2]*

Kopser, Joseph [D-TX-21]*


Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]

Cockburn, Leslie [D-VA-5]*

Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]

Lewis, Jennifer [D-VA-6]*

Luria, Elaine [D-VA-2]*

McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]

Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]

Spanberger, Abigail [D-VA-7]*

Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10]*


Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]


DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]

Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]

Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]

Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]

Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]

Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]


Bryce, Randy [D-WI-1]*

Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]

Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]


Newtown Action Alliance (http://alliance.newtownaction.org/) is a Newtown-based, national grassroots organization formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Our mission is to achieve the steady and continuous reduction of gun violence through legislative and cultural changes.