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A group of 18 Iowa activists backed U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Thursday.
“Our nation is facing an epidemic of gun violence and I truly believe there are common-sense solutions to address this public health crisis. Senator Booker is the candidate with the most comprehensive gun safety proposal and the only candidate with a firearm suicide prevention plan,” Gun Violence Prevention Activist Rebecca Truszkowski said. “I’m ready for a leader who will model love and empathy, and work to unite our broken nation. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Cory Booker for President.”
Booker has made gun control one of the central issues of his presidential campaign.
The senator also got the backing from some environmental activists.
“When I hear Cory give a speech, I feel a profound hope that our nation’s divisions can be healed. He worked with Democrats and Republicans alike on the landmark Criminal Justice reform that became law last year — a rare bipartisan victory,” said Jason Snell, Strategic Relations and Co-Director at Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids. “He treats his fellow Senators like fellow human beings, not as enemies to be destroyed. Before the February caucus, see Cory in person. His strength, compassion, and wisdom is what our nation needs to back away from the dark precipice and reconnect to our common humanity.”