MADISON – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which would expand background checks, incentivize state red flag laws, fund mental health and school safety programs, and more. State Treasurer and candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Godlewski applauded this swift action but called on the Senate to pursue additional gun safety measures to keep communities safe from gun violence.

“This bipartisan legislation is a critical first step towards safeguarding our communities, and while I applaud the Senate for quickly reaching a commonsense deal, I’m beyond outraged at Ron Johnson’s no-vote today–but not surprised,” said Sarah Godlewski. “Our communities and our children deserve to feel safe at school, places of worship, work, concerts, or the grocery store. It’s time to replace the NRA’s golden boy with a mom who will never back down from the fight.”

While Ron Johnson and the GOP were looking the other way, Sarah acted quickly and urged the Senate to quickly pass this legislation to keep weapons of war out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Sarah also hosted a gun violence roundtable this month in Milwaukee where she heard how gun violence has personally touched residents’ lives and discussed how she will fight for commonsense solutions to address this crisis.

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