WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2013, the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety works to end gun violence in our communities. Through collaboration with experts, civic leaders, and community members, we advance evidence-based solutions to the crisis of gun violence. We create innovative policy, advocate for changes in laws, and promote community education to reduce gun violence.
In the 2022 election we mounted an aggressive campaign in support of Measure 114, and we continue to fight for its effective and equitable implementation.
Join our fight today for common sense gun laws that will save lives.
OUR MOVEMENT’S HISTORY
Read on for a timeline of common sense, life-saving gun legislation in Oregon supported by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and our partners that is helping prevent guns from getting into dangerous hands. We are building on this foundation of progress to advance community safety.
OREGON ALLIANCE FOR GUN SAFETY
The Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that leads campaigns, lobbies for common sense policies to reduce gun violence, and advances gun safety at the ballot. The Board of Directors is made up of Jenn Lynch, Becca Uherbelau, Gloria Ochoa Sandoval, Michela Bedard and Sarah Finger McDonald.
THE OREGON ALLIANCE FOUNDATION
Our partner, Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Foundation, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that leads public education programs, conducts research, defends gun violence policies in the courts and works to increase awareness about gun violence. The Board of Directors of the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Foundation is made up of Jenn Lynch, Becca Uherbelau, Constantin Severe, Gloria Ochoa Sandoval and Sarah Finger McDonald.
Jenn Lynch is the Founder and Board Chair of the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety. She is a mom of three and lives with her family in Bend, where she works in finance after a career in journalism and business. For most of her life, the most politically active she got was voting. But on December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting shook her to her core. Seeing children killed who were not much older than her own, Jenn felt the horror shared by so many parents that day and knew things needed to change—and also that she could no longer leave it to others to make that change happen.
The next day, she signed up to be the Oregon representative for Moms Demand Action, becoming one of the organization’s founding dozen moms from around the country. Through that work, she saw opportunities for regular people to stand up and make our voices heard for responsible gun ownership and policies that make our communities safer. In 2013, she founded the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety, where she continues to fight for these values.