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.

Board Members

Alan Bennett

Governance Committee Chair

Ashley R. Lantz

Executive Director

Jeanne Connelly


Kath Tsakalakis

Kris Brown

Chair | President, Brady United Against Gun Violence

LuAnn Bennett

Steven Rothstein

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

Tom Grumbly

Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

National Advisory Council

Abbey Clements

Survivor of gun violence | Executive Director & Co-Founder, Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence

Alexis Confer

Political Strategist and Gun Violence Prevention Advocate | Inaugural Executive Director, March for Our Lives

Crystal Cooper

Strategic communications professional | Inaugural March for Our Lives Communications Director

Dave Mitrani

Partner, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock

Fred Guttenberg

Survivor of gun violence | Father of Jaime Guttenberg | Co-Founder, Orange Ribbons for Jaime

Kenny Sandoval

Latino Activist/Senior Advisor, America's Voice

Patricia Oliver

Survivor of gun violence | Mother of Joaquin Oliver | Co-Founder, Change the Ref

Rachel Gonzalez

Gen Z Activist | National Organizing Manager, Brady Campaign

Sam Schwartz

Cousin of Parkland victim Alex Schachter and Gen Z Activist

Stephanie Ervin

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.