Looking to seize on activist outrage in the wake of the Florida school shooting, Everytown for Gun Safety — the group backed by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg — is launching a “five-action plan” to energize supporters ahead of the midterms.
The plan is the beginning of what is expected to be a major injection of money and action into the 2018 campaign cycle, targeting officials in Congress in state capitals who don’t back gun regulations.
“It’s time to throw them out,” said Everytown President John Feinblatt. A sign of the interest in the cause: Without soliciting any donations, Everytown saw online donations of $750,000 in 24 hours after the latest shooting.
VIDEO: Thousands of people gather at a park in Florida for a candlelight vigil in honor of the 17 victims killed at the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting pic.twitter.com/opsO6XmsBB
— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 16, 2018