Who We Are
Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country.
Formed leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, Brady PAC was created to serve as a counterweight to “dark money” Super PACs created by the gun industry lobby. It upholds the policy ideals that have been championed by its sister organization, Brady — one of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention grassroots advocacy organizations. Brady PAC supports candidates running for local, state, and federal office who support universal background checks, reenacting the assault weapons ban, extreme risk protection orders, and instituting other common-sense gun violence prevention legislation that will make our homes, schools, and communities safer.
Governance Committee Chair
Ashley R. Lantz
Chair | President, Brady United Against Gun Violence
Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
The Honorable James Moran
Former U.S. Representative (VA-08)
The Honorable William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Former U.S. Representative (MO-1) and Senior Policy Advisor, Pillsbury
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
National Advisory Council
Survivor of gun violence | Executive Director & Co-Founder, Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence
Political Strategist and Gun Violence Prevention Advocate | Inaugural Executive Director, March for Our Lives
Strategic communications professional | Inaugural March for Our Lives Communications Director
Partner, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock
Survivor of gun violence | Father of Jaime Guttenberg | Co-Founder, Orange Ribbons for Jaime
Latino Activist/Senior Advisor, America's Voice
Survivor of gun violence | Mother of Joaquin Oliver | Co-Founder, Change the Ref
Gen Z Activist | National Organizing Manager, Brady Campaign
Cousin of Parkland victim Alex Schachter and Gen Z Activist
PAC Director, Alliance for Gun Responsibility | Founding Partner and Consultant, North Star Strategies
T. Christian Heyne
Survivor of gun violence | Vice President of Policy and Programs, Brady Campaign
A Winning Strategy
That Makes an Impact
Brady PAC takes a comprehensive approach, making strategic investments across all levels of government, up and down the ballot, to create a multiplier effect for positive change. We do not shy away from tough races — aggressively targeting gun industry favorites when warranted.
In the 2022 cycle, Brady PAC raised $3.3 million to support and endorse 224 federal and state candidates, helping elect gun violence survivors and Black, Brown, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and female candidates to office.
Where We Are Going in 2024
In the short years since Brady PAC’s formation, support for our issue continues to swell.
The electoral landscape has never been more important in the fight to end gun violence. Americans are demanding change at the ballot box, and they want it NOW.
Brady PAC harnesses the power of grassroots supporters to fight for new leadership and push back against the gun lobby’s stranglehold on American politics.
Brady PAC focus in 2024 on reestablishing a House GVP Majority by defeating at least 10 of the NRA’s biggest puppets. We will defend our Senate gun safety leaders, and protecting a GVP White House that has taken more federal action date to end America’s gun violence epidemic than any other Administration in recent history.