Lucy McBath has been a consistent supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program.
McBath considers being Jordan’s mom the most important role she will ever have. In 2012, Jordan was senselessly shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida by a man objecting to the music Jordan was playing in his car. McBath left her 30-year long career working for Delta Airlines for her second career focused on reform to make our communities safer for every single American. She began demanding that the clergy, our politicians, and other elected leaders do more to stop the senseless gun violence in America. Then McBath decided that if our leaders would not stand up to the NRA gun lobby and change our laws, she would run for office herself. McBath ran against an NRA-backed incumbent, and won by 1.5 points. Now, Congresswoman McBath is proud to hold the seat once held by Newt Gingrich. She has worked on numerous pieces of legislation that have passed the House, including universal background checks for all gun sales and Red Flag Laws to limit access to firearms for those who are potentially dangerous.