Andy Kim Announces Endorsement from the Giffords PAC
MARLTON, NJ — Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the Giffords PAC.
“I heard about the shooting in Uvalde, Texas as I was going to pick up my boys from elementary school. I haven’t found the words to talk to my boys about what happened, even as they tell me about the “bad guy drills” they do in their classrooms. Children should not have to experience the trauma of anticipating a mass shooter entering their school. We should not have to worry about mass shooters as we try to enjoy time with our families. Public spaces should be safe,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “Gun violence is everywhere in America from the classroom to the grocery store. It doesn’t have to be this way. I voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the largest gun violence prevention package in 30 years — to close loopholes, increase access to mental health services, and expand background checks. There is more to do. We have the tools to end gun violence, this November let’s choose a better way.”
“Congressman Andy Kim has always been an advocate for strengthening our nation’s gun laws and passing common-sense solutions to end America’s gun violence epidemic. In Congress, Representative Kim has been a consistent supporter of legislation to implement background checks on all gun sales and close dangerous loopholes that allow guns to fall into the hands of individuals who have committed domestic abuse,” spokesperson for Giffords PAC, Kevin O’Keefe, said.. He’s also helped lead the charge to halt the proliferation of dangerous ghost guns and break cycles of violence plaguing our communities by providing funding for community violence intervention programs.
O’Keefe went on to say, “As the first Korean American Democrat ever elected to the House of Representatives and the first Asian American from New Jersey elected to federal office, Representative Kim is acutely aware of the need to disarm hate and keep guns out of the hands of individuals convicted of violent hate crime misdemeanors. After violent insurrectionists assaulted the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the world got the chance to see Kim’s empathy and character on full display as he joined custodial workers in cleaning up the damage left behind on that tragic day. This kind of moral leadership is exactly what makes him such an impactful member of Congress, and one that we must protect in 2022.”
Congressman Kim is proud to represent the community where he grew up. He continues to have a strong coalition of grassroots support that has been behind him since 2018 and helped him secure two historic victories. Without taking a dime of corporate PAC money, Congressman Kim’s campaign has raised more than $5 million this cycle through grassroots support. Prior to serving in Congress, Congressman Kim worked as a civilian advisor to four-star generals and at the Pentagon, and served under both Republican and Democratic Presidents. He now resides in Moorestown with his wife Kammy and two young sons.