Mother’s Day 2013
This year for Mother’s Day, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is honoring gun violence victims and their families, and empowering American moms to demand that their rights as mothers “shall not be infringed.” The campaign includes videos highlighting how gun violence has changed Mother’s Day for victims, as well as a Mother’s Bill of Rights, DIY paper flowers representing the eight American children shot and killed every day in America, and local gatherings on behalf of our chapters across the country. Click here for details.
No Joke, Moms Vote
On April Fool’s Day, moms around the country will write “No Joke, Moms Vote. Moms Demand Action.org” in chalk on sidewalks in front of their homes, in parks, or in public places. For moms who live in areas where sidewalk chalk is prohibited, we encourage them to make signs and hang them in their home’s windows and cars.
“During Easter weekend, Moms Demand Action asked all Americans to use ‘gun sense’ when answering one simple question: ‘Why is it easier for an American to buy an assault weapon than it is to buy a chocolate Easter egg?,’” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Click here for details.
Paper Dolls, Steel Resolve
We want ALL Moms Demand Action members to participate in “Moms Take the Hill”™ day, regardless of whether they can make it to Washington, DC, on March 13. We are asking moms to cut out and decorate eight paper dolls, representing the eight children who are shot and killed in America every day.As part of our social media campaign, “Paper Dolls, Steel Resolve,” we want moms to Tweet (#paperdollssteelresolve, #momstakethehill) and email images of their paper dolls to their Congressional representatives all day on March 13. .
Have A Heart Campaign
One Million Moms for Gun Control is asking you to send a Valentine to each of your Congressional representatives this Valentine’s Day. Tell your representatives that you are a mom, you vote, and you support common-sense gun laws NOW. One Million Moms for Gun Control will hand deliver your Valentines to the Hill on Valentine’s Day. Click here for all the details.
How Do You Wear Your Heart?
On January 18, 2013, One Million Moms for Gun Control launched the social media campaign “How Do You Wear Your Heart?” to give moms across the country a way to demonstrate they demand new gun control laws.
Instructions: print the template; decorate the heart with your children’s names, initials or anything else that inspires you to demand action for common-sense gun control. We encourage creativity: crayons, fabric and different materials. Pin your heart over your heart and wear it publicly in support of One Million Moms for Gun Control.
We ask moms, dads, grandparents and anyone participating to take pictures of themselves wearing their pin and use those pictures as their Facebook profile. Then answer the question “How Do You Wear Your Heart?” Do you wear it with steel resolve or maybe courageously? Tell us how you wear your heart, and share your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet/Instagram them using the hashtags #howdoyouwearyourheart and #1MM4GC.
Moms Demand Action
On January 2, 2013 One Million Moms for Gun Control urged the 113th Congress to act on The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act introduced by Re. Diana DeGette (D-Colo) and Rep. Carolyn McCarty (D-N.Y.).
To demonstrate momentum among mothers for new and strengthened gun control laws, One Million Moms for Gun Control launched a social media campaign in which moms were asked to use sidewalk chalk to write the slogan ‘Moms Demand Action’ and sign it with a heart and 1MM4GC.org, the acronym and website for One Million Moms for Gun Control, on sidewalks in front of their homes, train stations, schools and other public places. Moms from around the world participated.
This simple act empowers moms to stand up and demand action on common-sense gun control laws. Did you participate but haven’t shared your image yet? We’re still getting submissions, send them to email@example.com