Most of us woke up on January 1, 2021, optimistic, inspired, and hopeful, despite all that we have endured and witnessed in 2020. Unfortunately, like the rest of the country we sat glued to our TVs on January 6, once again filled with outrage, fear, and overwhelming despair. What happened on Wednesday was a travesty, one of the greatest stains on our country’s history. READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE.

Brian Malte

Executive Director

Brian Malte is a nationally recognized leader in the gun violence prevention movement. Over the course of his 25-year career, Brian has led community-based movements as well as strategic political campaigns for sensible gun reforms.

In 2001, Brian joined the Washington, D.C. office of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. First as National Field Director, then Political Director and lastly as National Policy Director for Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Brian became one of the country’s most familiar spokesmen for the burgeoning gun violence prevention movement.

While at Brady Brian worked with dozens of state legislatures, members Congress and White House officials of both parties. He also oversaw the strategic growth of Million Mom March Chapters across the country.

In 2016 he returned to his California roots to helm the Hope and Heal Fund. Having been a successful community organizer who helped pass many of California’s effective gun laws and build local capacity, Brian now spearheads the philanthropic movement to increase support to local violence prevention organizations and to community advocates working to end gun violence.

Brian’s organizing work, which began in 1994 when he volunteered for Brady – which he officially joined two years later – has been highlighted by Wellstone Action. He has been a featured speaker at many state and national conferences and routinely provides expert analysis to news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NPR and Mother Jones.

Brian received his bachelor’s degree at University of California, and has a master’s degree in from the University of San Francisco.

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