Univision Communications Inc. Joins the “Wear Orange” Campaign as First Spanish-Language Broadcast Partner

Univision, FUSION, THE ROOT, and Flama Will Join More than 350 Partners, Influencers, Landmarks and Elected Officials Confirmed to “Wear Orange” National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2 NEW YORK CITY & MIAMI—The Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) announced today that Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will become the first Spanish-language broadcast partner to join more than 350 influencers, corporations, partner organizations … [Read more...]

Using My Voice to Make a Change

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On May 23, 2014, I had one of those rare, reflective moments in which I thought to myself, “God, my life is really good.” I’m not the kind of person who has those kinds of thoughts very often; I don’t generally sit back and contemplate how good everything is. But that day was different. It was a Friday afternoon, heading into a three-day weekend. I had a good week at work, it was a beautiful day, and the office manager closed the office down early. My wife and I spent the afternoon together, … [Read more...]

NRA Convention Reaction: Statement From Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts in Response to Donald Trump Remarks

Counterweight to the Extremist Gun Lobby Demands that Political Leaders #MakeAmericaSafeAgain Louisville, KY -- Following presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting, Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement from Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety: "Today Donald Trump received the NRA's endorsement and said he would not let them … [Read more...]

Everytown, California Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation Aimed at Closing Dangerous Gap in California’s Gun Laws, Urge Assembly to Continue Progress

Assembly Bill 1511 Will Bring California’s Background Check Law In Line with Other States That Have Closed the Background Check Loophole; Current Law Gives Dangerous People Easy Access to a Gun Without a Background Check SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Senate’s passage of Assembly Bill 1511. The bill now heads to the Assembly for … [Read more...]

NRA Defeated in Alaska: Everytown, Alaska Moms Applaud Latest Rejection of Guns on Campus Legislation

2016 Legislative Session Ends with Defeat of NRA Priority Legislation to Force Guns On Campus; Latest in a Series of Victories for Gun Safety Across the Country JUNEAU, Ala. – The Alaska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the defeat of Senate Bill 174, which would have forced the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska to allow guns on campus. The University of Alaska system had … [Read more...]

NRA Convention This Week: Moms and Gun Violence Survivors Call on Political Leaders to #Makeamericasafeagain Ahead of Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s Address to the Gun Lobby

***Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Gun Violence Survivors Available for Media Interviews from Kentucky on Thursday and Friday; Screening of “Under the Gun” Documentary to Take Place Saturday in Louisville*** LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the National Rifle Association prepares to hold its annual meeting and before presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the convention, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Day That Ended in Tragedy

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On May 18, 2008, my grandson turned 9-years-old. That same day, his father—my son Jim—was shot and killed. Around 2 p.m., we went over to my son Jim’s house for my grandson’s birthday party. The whole family came over, we had a buffet dinner, and the kids played outside. Jim’s family lived on a cul-de-sac, enabling all the kids in the neighborhood to play together. It was a gorgeous spring day, and an ice cream truck even pulled down into the cul-de-sac—it was like something out of a Norman … [Read more...]