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NEWS: Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Surpass 1M Texts and 725K Calls to Voters, with Over 50K Made This Past Week

October 5, 2020

Across the country, volunteers with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, the grassroots arms of Everytown for Gun Safety, are hard at work to get out the vote for gun sense candidates up and down the ballot. With less than 30 days remaining until Election Day, Everytown’s grassroots networks are continuing their efforts to outwork and outvote the NRA using every tool at their disposal. 

In the past week, grassroots volunteers attended over 500 virtual and contactless campaign actions, including a group of over 1,300 Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers who made more than 54,000 calls, sent 240,000 text messages, and completed 78 literature drops to residential areas across the country. 

To date, more than 1.1 million text messages have been sent, over 725,000 calls made, and over 700 literature drops have taken place in an effort to help voters create their Voter Action Plan and confirm their support for gun sense candidates up and down the ballot. 


    • Last week, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund with volunteers of the grassroots networks Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, announced the launch of Democracy Demands Action – a large-scale, non-partisan effort engaging their grassroots network of nearly six million supporters to help ensure the safety and integrity of the 2020 election. 
    • The initiative includes three key Election Day actions that volunteers can take in their local communities to support every voters’ right to cast their ballots, including becoming a poll worker, becoming a poll monitor or voter hotline volunteer, and becoming part of the ‘Voter Support Squad’ to provide voters with the resources they may need to stay in line. Read here for more. 
    • Throughout this week, a host of influencers will help to amplify the need for voter integrity by participating in Democracy Demands Action Instagram takeovers, lending their platforms to volunteers from Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action. Today, actress Julianne Moore is sharing  her platform with Moms Demand Action volunteer Sonni Mun. To learn more about Sonni’s story, see below, and be sure to follow #DemocracyDemandsAction throughout the week for more Instagram takeovers.
    • The Demanding Women Series continued last week with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, in conversation with two Moms Demand Action volunteers running for office including: ChaRon Sattler Leblanc (candidate for New York State Assembly) and Christy Clark (candidate for North Carolina House District 98). 
    • Demanding Women 2.0 can be streamed on via Instagram Live @shannonrwatts. 
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    • The Everytown Victory Fund announced a new TV and digital ad slamming Senator Cory Gardner for benefiting from millions of dollars from the gun lobby while voting against common-sense gun safety legislation like background checks on all gun sales. 
    • Everytown Victory Fund will be spending $1 million to run the ad in the Denver TV market and to run it on digital platforms statewide.

Moms Demand Action Volunteer of the Week: 
Sonni Mun is a Moms Demand Action volunteer in New York. She got involved in gun violence prevention work after attending both college and medical school in New Orleans where she witnessed the daily effects of gun violence.  In addition to participating in today’s #DemocracyDemandsAction Instagram takeover with Julianne Moore, Mun has been logging multiple hours phone banking and texting for Moms Demand Action on behalf of candidates including Biden/Harris, Lucy McBath and ChaRon Sattler-LeBlanc among others, and documenting her work on social media.  

Sonni recently returned to practicing medicine after previously retiring, to help her beloved New York City during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you’re interested in learning more, or speaking with Moms Demand Action or Students Demand Action volunteers from around the country, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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