Faces of Courage: Paula Bowe


My daughter, Tonya Raines, was loved by everyone she met. Her heart was filled with joy and was as huge as the hole left in my family after her ex-boyfriend murdered her. Tonya dated this man for less than a year. She broke up with him after he became violent with her, first attacking her with a broom handle and another time with an iron. Tonya ended the relationship and got a restraining order. On December 5, 2007, Tonya was visiting a friend in an apartment complex, where the … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Takes on Kroger at Annual Investor Meeting


After Kroger Pressured Radio Stations into Pulling Ads Highlighting the Absurdity of its Gun Policy, Moms Rally at Kroger’s Investor Meeting and Refuse to be Silenced;
 momsdemandaction.org/Kroger Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Mary Reed, who was shot alongside Rep. Gabby Giffords in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting on the premises of a Safeway grocery store, joined nearly 60 members of Moms Demand Action from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee to … [Read more...]

More than One Million Americans Pledge to Be ‘Gun Sense Voters’, Support Candidates and Policies to Prevent Gun Violence in 2014 Election and Beyond


Voting Underway in Washington State for I-594, the Nation’s Only Statewide Background Check Initiative on Ballot This November Moms and Gun Violence Survivors Commence GOTV Activities This Week to Support Gun Sense Champions Across the Country; gunsensevoter.org Everytown for Gun Safety announced today – one week out from Election Day – that more than one million Americans have pledged to be “Gun Sense Voters”, part of the organization’s campaign to build a constituency of Americans who will … [Read more...]

New Poll Shows Majority of Kroger Shoppers Want an End to Open Carry at Kroger


Poll Released as Moms Gear Up to Rally Tomorrow Outside of Kroger’s Annual Meeting to Remind Investors that Customers Want to Shop at Stores with Gun Sense As Investors Descend on Cincinnati, Ads Run in Cincinnati Enquirer and on Local Radio Stations; momsdemandaction.org/kroger After more than 300,000 petition signatures and nearly 13,000 phone calls demanding that the nation’s largest supermarket chain stop allowing the open carry of guns in its stores, a new poll conducted by Benenson … [Read more...]

Faces of Courage: Debbi Black

Nina, left, with her sister Yvonne.

As a mother, my first instincts are to do whatever it takes to protect my children. Raising my two daughters, Yvonne and Nina, I wanted them to know the warning signs of domestic violence. I was open with my girls about the dangers of being in an abusive relationship, because I was in one myself for a long time. I knew firsthand the damage and pain domestic violence can cause, and I hoped my girls would never have to suffer through a situation like I did. When I developed the courage to leave my … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Marysville-Pilchuck High School Shooting


Washington State School Shooting is the 87th Since Newtown; See Full List Here In response to the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington today in which multiple students were shot and two students, including the shooter, are reportedly dead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the below statements. Everytown for Gun Safety, of which Moms Demand Action is a part, has been keeping track of instances in which a gun is discharged at American schools … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Campaign Asks Representative Joe Heck and Cresent Hardy To Explain Their ‘A’ Ratings as NRA Continues Support for Access to Guns by Suspected Terrorists, Convicted Felons, and Domestic Abusers


Nevada Moms Want Answers Before Casting Their Votes; Visit: http://momsdemandaction.org/joe-heck-explain/ http://momsdemandaction.org/cresent-hardy-explain/ The Nevada chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has today launched a targeted campaign asking Representative Heck and Cresent Hardy to explain their ‘A’ ratings from the National Rifle Association. The NRA supports several extreme positions, including: Making it Easy for Terrorists to Buy Guns: The NRA has … [Read more...]