Shana Hazan Receives Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction and Named Gun Violence Prevention Candidate by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention

Shana Hazan was awarded the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction on June 7. On July 28, Shana announced she was also awarded the designation of Gun Violence Prevention candidate by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP).

SD4GVP is a San Diego-based non-partisan organization aimed at reducing the number of gun deaths and injuries in San Diego County and ending gun violence in America through advocacy and education.

The SD4GVP designation was awarded to Hazan for her strong support of gun violence prevention and marks Hazan’s second designation from a gun violence prevention organization. Hazan was previously awarded the “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction from Moms Demand Action in June.

“On the School Board, I will work in partnership with local gun violence prevention and suicide prevention leaders to raise awareness among district families – using multiple communication channels – about gun violence restraining orders, the importance of safe storage of firearms, and community resources available to support students, parents, and district staff that are at risk,” said Hazan. “I will also ensure our schools use restorative practices that promote positive and inclusive campus climates, prevent gun violence, and curb the school to prison pipeline.”

Hazan, who serves as Vice Chair of the California Children & Families Commission (First 5 California) and is the only parent with a child in SDUSD schools in the District B race, placed first in the top-two primary election in June, defeating two opponents. Winning with more than 52% of the total vote, Hazan earned more votes in the primary than the combined total of her opponents. Hazan outraised her opponent by more than $80,000. She will go on to face Godwin Higa in the general election.