Bucks County, PA- After a weekend of bloodshed at the hands of two mass shooters, Debbie Wachspress, congressional candidate for PA-01, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting he call the Senate back to session and vote on two bills calling for improvements to background checks on the sale of firearms. “These bills, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, passed in the House in February. Since then, mass shootings have dominated national headlines, including Aurora, IL; Virginia Beach, VA; El Paso, TX; and Dayton, OH. In 24 hours we saw 31 lives violently taken, yet Republicans on Capitol Hill still choose to avoid taking effective action. Simply stated, this is unconscionable.”

Wachspress is a veteran advocate for common sense gun laws. In 2000, she served as NJ State Director for the Million Mom March, leading thousands of concerned families to march in Washington, D.C.

Most recently in her role as a School Board Director for the Pennsbury School District, Wachspress voted to approve funds for security equipment and training for school personnel engaged in school violence prevention and response initiatives.

Wachspress announced her candidacy  as a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District (PA-01) last month.