For Immediate Release:

August 22, 2023


For More Information:

Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA Action Executive Director, (267) 515-1220,


CeaseFirePA Action Endorses Gun Safety Champion Lindsay Powell for PA House of Reps

Sept. 19 Special Election is Key to Maintaining PA House’s Gun Safety Majority


PITTSBURGH, PA — Today, CeaseFirePA Action, the Commonwealth’s leading gun violence prevention advocacy organization, announced its endorsement of Lindsay Powell, candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the September 19th special election.

Lindsay Powell in the 21st House District earned this endorsement by demonstrating a commitment to support life-saving gun violence prevention legislation and continued investments in community violence intervention programs in Harrisburg.

“All Pennsylvanians deserve to feel safe and be safe while walking in their neighborhood, shopping at the grocery store, and attending school. And no one should ever have to receive the crushing news that their loved one has taken their own life with a firearm. Sadly, that’s not the Commonwealth we currently live in, where an estimated 1,900 Pennsylvanians died by firearms in 2022,” said Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA Action’s Executive Director. “Lindsay will continue the push for life-saving laws from safe storage to helping to end illegal firearm trafficking. With lives on the line, I urge all voters in the 21st House Districts who care about safer communities to make their voices heard and cast their ballot for this gun safety champion.”

Endorsement decisions were exclusively based on candidate responses to a brief questionnaire asking about their support for various gun violence prevention policies. Completion of the questionnaire was a prerequisite for endorsement. All major party candidates in the September 10, 2023 PA House Special Election were invited to complete the questionnaire.


As the Commonwealth’s leading gun violence prevention organization, CeaseFirePA Action works to ensure everyone can live a life free from gun violence. We organize with communities closest to the issue, hold those in power accountable, and maximize the strengths of every member in our broad coalition.

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