Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D. NM) gubernatorial campaign:
I nearly lost my life because of policies that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands – and I've made it my mission to end the gun violence epidemic in America.
And if there's just one thing you take away from this email, I want it to be this:The best way we can end gun violence in America is to elect people courageous enough to stand up for commonsense gun laws. In New Mexico, that person is the next Democratic Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham.
In Congress, Michelle has proved time and time again that she will be a champion for gun reform. And as Governor, she plans to continue this work by banning semi-automatic assault weapons and strengthening background checks.
But her opponent, Rep. Steve Pearce, has an “A” rating from the NRA – and you can be sure he'll rubber-stamp the gun lobby's dark and deadly agenda.
The work to keep our children, our families, our communities safe from gun violence starts at the ballot box. That's why I promised Michelle that I would help her raise $10,000 before midnight tonight, so we can end the era of failed Republican leadership on gun reform and finally turn New Mexico blue.
But we're falling short and running out of time – so I'm counting on you to give right now to help Michelle protect New Mexico from gun violence. Please, donate $5 or more right now to elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and turn New Mexico blue.
I'm so proud to be on Michelle's team – and I'm so grateful that you are, too.