LTE: Cristin McCarthy Vahey for a Safer Connecticut
I enthusiastically support Cristin McCarthy Vahey’s campaign for re-election as State Representative for the 133rd District.
I first met Cristin McCarthy Vahey in November 2015. I had recently moved to Fairfield and she greeted me at my polling location with a warm smile and kind words. As I became more involved in my new community, I continued to run into Cristin at meetings and events. It is clear that Cristin cares about the issues that are important to my family. She doesn’t just show up at town events, she puts her full weight behind important legislation in Hartford.
In particular, Cristin’s inspiring and consistent record of supporting gun sense legislation has been unwavering. This is an issue of importance to me. On May 4, 2000, my dear friend and college roommate died by gun suicide. Over the past twenty years, I’ve tried to honor her memory by working to create a future free of gun violence. In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, I attended Fairfield’s first Moms Demand Action meeting and, of course, Cristin was there. It’s not surprising that Cristin has been recognized as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate of Distinction. She helped pushed for a ban on ghost guns and safe storage. Common sense measures we can all agree on.
I believe that electing policymakers like Cristin, who take concrete steps to implement stronger gun laws, will help to keep our communities safer.