Submitted by Jennifer Barro, MD, Greenwich Local Group Lead, Moms Demand Action
How do I know that Alexis Gevanter will make a fantastic State Senator? I have seen her in action. Alexis and I have volunteered together for Moms Demand Action, a national nonpartisan gun violence prevention organization with over 6 million supporters. Alexis, a trained attorney, started with Moms in California and brought her energy and determination to our Greenwich local group three years ago. Her talent for listening to input, inspiring others and building consensus was recognized and she quickly rose through the ranks to lead our Connecticut State Chapter. In this leadership role, she was respected for her ability to work with other advocacy organizations, as well as legislators on both sides of the aisle, to promote public safety and effect change across our state.
Alexis is hardworking and undeterred by an uphill battle; she has already spent many days in Hartford and has impacted passage of gun safety legislation. Since earning the Democratic endorsement, Twitter has been lit up with messages of support from lawmakers who know how effective she is and Representative Meskers called Alexis, “a force to be reckoned with.”
The special election for the State Senate seat in the 36th district is on August 17th and you can request an absentee ballot and return it to the Greenwich Town Clerk’s office.
Recent elections in the 36th suggest that this will be a tight race, so every vote matters! Please join me in voting for Alexis Gevanter for State Senate and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Jennifer Barro, MD
Greenwich Local Group Lead
Moms Demand Action
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• Deadline to submit is Aug 10 (one week before election)