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February 11, 2022

Utah Lawmakers Fast Track Bill to Cut Off Local Control – Utah Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

The Utah chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action issued the following statement after the House Judiciary committee advanced SB 115, an extreme proposal that would tie the hands of local Utah officials by further prohibiting them from…
February 10, 2022

“Demand a Seat” Kicks Off Second Cohort with More Than 100 Moms Demand Action , Students Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivors Training to Run for Office and Work on Campaigns

Last Week, More than 100 Gun Safety Advocates and Gun Violence Survivors Graduated as Part of the First Cohort The National Program is Investing $3 Million in Recruiting and Training Hundreds of Grassroots Volunteers and Survivors of Gun Violence to…
February 10, 2022

Miami Herald Editorial Board: Florida’s ‘Shoot First’ or ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law is More Than a Legal Matter, It’s An Attitude

Yesterday, the Miami Herald published an editorial on Florida’s culture of violence, cultivated by lax firearm legislation like the state’s “Stand Your Ground” or “Shoot First” law. The piece highlights a number of incidents where disagreements between state residents…
February 8, 2022

Op-ed: A Voice for Ahmad and a Call for Change

Yesterday, on the final day of the fourth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week, the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer published an op-ed by Alicia Campbell, a Survivor Fellow…
February 7, 2022

As the 2022 Legislative Session Begins Today in Oklahoma, Here’s What to Know About Gun Violence in the State

As the Oklahoma legislature returns for the start of the 2022 legislative session today, lawmakers will once again have the opportunity to pass common-sense gun safety bills.  2021 was marked by staggering levels of gun violence fueled by the gun…
February 4, 2022

Students Demand Action Volunteer LaTayla Billingslea Featured as Seventeen Magazine’s “Voice of Change” for the Month of January

Each month, Seventeen Magazine honors one young person as a Voice of Change, someone who is making a difference in their community and the world at large. Today, Students Demand Action National Advisory Board Member LaTayla Billingslea was named…
February 2, 2022

Rise in Raleigh Gun Violence Underscores the Need for Violence Intervention Programming

On Monday night, four people were shot outside a motel in Raleigh, leaving one dead and three wounded, according to Raleigh police. And just last month, a shooting downtown left one man…
February 2, 2022

Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Dangerous Permitless Carry Legislation; Alabama Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

The Alabama chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action issued the following statement after the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1, dangerous legislation to eliminate Alabama’s permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun in public. The Senate…
February 1, 2022

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Newly Released Footage of Road Rage Gun Violence in Florida

Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statements following newly released footage of a road rage shooting in Florida. Dashcam footage…
February 1, 2022

Fourth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Begins

February 1-7 Marks Fourth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week; By Early February, More Americans are Killed With Guns Than are Killed in Other High-Income Countries in an Entire Year On Thursday, Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA) to Join Everytown for…