PATRICIA ACKERMAN RECEIVES 2020 MOMS DEMAND ACTION GUN SENSE CANDIDATE DISTINCTION
Carson City, NV (April 23, 2020) – Last night, Moms Demand Action announced that Patricia Ackerman is a recipient of their “2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction.”
Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America. With nearly six million supporters and volunteer chapters in every state, Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families.
Upon news of the distinction, Ackerman stated: “I am honored to receive this distinction. As a gun owner myself, I know that there are proven, pragmatic policy solutions that will save lives while protecting our 2nd Amendment rights.”
In their communication to the Campaign, Moms Demand Action stated: “[T]he Gun Sense Candidate distinction…is a signal to our supporters, volunteers and voters across the country that a candidate stands for gun violence prevention and will govern with gun safety in mind, if elected.”
This is the first candidate distinction that Patricia Ackerman has received. She has received the following endorsements:
Six PAC, a political action committee that endorses six rural progressives;
National Women’s Political Caucus
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of immigrants who arrived in this country after World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia ran away from a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. When her mother fell ill, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.