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Episode Info: JJ, JP, and Christian team up to talk about Virginia elections--namely, how a gun violence majority got elected in Virginia for the first time on record. If Virginia is now a state for gun violence prevention lovers, what does that mean?Today in this Minisode, we cover:what a gun violence prevention majority means;why the Virginia election matters so much; why do people keep saying "if we can do it here we can do it anywhere;" andhow survivors and politicians really made this issue their own. JJ, JP, and Christian also discuss what it's like to do grassroots organizing, how to run a campaign in 2019, and what Virginia signals to the rest of America. Some of the links mentioned in this episode :"2019 Elections and Endorsements"“Brady Celebrates Virginia Election Results.”Similar episodes:Episode 5: Greg Jackson on community organizing, being a survivor, and what to do when you get a call from Air Force OneEpisode 7: Chris Hurst on being a survivor, a politician, and why Virginia elections matterFor more information on Brady, follow us on social @Bradybuzz, or via our website at Full transcripts and bibliography available at Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Music provided by: David “Drumcrazie” CurbySpecial thanks to Hogan Lovells, for their longstanding legal support  ℗&©2019 Red, Blue, and BradyYour hosts:In this episode of "Red, Blue and Brady," the podcast all about gun violence prevention, JJ is joined by JP and also by Christian!  JP is Senior Manager of field operations and grassroots organizing at Brady. Despite being super busy, he enjoys taking time for the podcast. Christian is the Vice President of Policy at Brady, leading all legislative efforts at the federal and state level. He began advocating for stronger gun laws after a man with a history of violence shot his parents on Memorial Day 2005. His father survived multiple gunshots, but his mother was killed. Today, Christian works tirelessly to build consensus both in the states and in Congress. JJ, meanwhile, is the podcast producer and co-host at Brady. She spends her days yelling into a microphone. All of them can be reached @bradybuzz. Support the show...
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