Kara Eastman

Candidate for US House of Representatives, NE-02

Current officeholder: Don Bacon

Next election: May 15, 2018


Gun violence in our country is an epidemic with multiple causes. No one change will solve the problem. We must attack it from multiple angles and through increased community support. We need resources for abused children, domestic violence survivors, mental health treatment and yes, common-sense gun safety laws.

Bans on weapons of war and universal background checks are a good place to start. Parents should not be afraid to send their children to school, church, the mall or the movie theater.
— Kara Eastman

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

NE-02

Megan Hunt

Candidate for Nebraska Legislature, District 8

Current officeholder: Open

Next election: May 15, 2018


I’m ready to do the work as a state-level policymaker of identifying and implementing common-sense answers to our nation’s epidemic of gun violence. I’m ready to tell the truth: that we can have effective gun laws that keep kids safe without restricting anybody’s freedom or safety. I have the courage to have that conversation because I know all of us can agree: This violence and carnage can’t go on. It cannot be normalized.

I respect and understand that the topic of gun control is controversial and contentious. I understand and believe that there is no unilateral solution to curbing gun violence. But there is no amount of pressure or attacks from the gun lobby or its supporters that could make me back down from my conviction that now the time for lawmakers to commit to this difficult, but urgent work.
— Megan Hunt

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

LD-08