From the NGVPC statement:
We asked the candidates in contested races for City Council and School Committee about their plans to help make Newton a leading city in Gun Violence Prevention. We want to thank every candidate who answered our survey – we know your schedules are very busy and we really appreciate your time.
[These are] candidates whose visions for GVP in Newton most align with the holistic approach necessary to enact real change. We feel very fortunate to live in a city where every candidate is in support of gun violence prevention measures. You can see their complete answers here and make your own decision about who will best represent your approach.
Our decisions were made based on candidates’ response to our survey, their support of (Council Ordinance) 145-21, their thoughtful approach to legally defensible legislation and their view of effective gun control as including equal access to education, affordable housing, mental health services and social support systems. We also considered candidates’ past records and public statements in our assessment.