President Biden stated immediately that Stefanie Feldman, a longtime coverage advisor to Biden on gun violence prevention, will function Director of the brand new White Home Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention.
The brand new Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention, which might be formally introduced Friday, might be overseen by Vice President Harris. Gun violence prevention advocates Greg Jackson and Rob Wilcox will be part of the administration as Deputy Administrators of the Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention.
Biden stated in an announcement that the Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention “will proceed to do all the things it could possibly to fight the epidemic of gun violence that’s tearing our households, our communities, and our nation aside.” Harris stated the workplace “will play a important function in implementing President Biden’s and my efforts to cut back violence to the fullest extent below the legislation, whereas additionally participating and inspiring Congressional leaders, state and native leaders, and advocates to return collectively to construct upon the significant progress that we’ve made to save lots of lives.”
Feldman has labored for President Biden for greater than a decade. She at the moment serves as Assistant to the President and White Home Workers Secretary, and can now add the function of Director of the White Home Workplace of Gun Violence Prevention to her duties.
Beforehand, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the White Home Home Coverage Advisor, the Nationwide Coverage Director for the Biden-Harris presidential marketing campaign, the inaugural Coverage Director for the Biden Institute on the College of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden Faculty of Public Coverage & Administration. She began her profession in varied coverage roles within the White Home Workplace of the Vice President throughout the Obama-Biden Administration.
A survivor of gun violence, Jackson has led Group Justice Motion Fund, a nationwide, survivor-led gun violence prevention group centered solely on the influence to Black and brown communities.
Wilcox served because the Senior Director of Federal Authorities Affairs at Everytown for Gun Security. His tenure at Everytown has included advising policymakers in any respect ranges of presidency, main the group’s federal advocacy efforts, and testifying earlier than Congress. Beforehand, Wilcox labored at Brady, served on the Board of Administrators of New Yorkers In opposition to Gun Violence, and practiced legislation at a agency in New York Metropolis.