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March 29, 2013

Mobilizing to prevent further gun violence

From left, Rep. Stacey Newman, Shannon Watts and Dr. Michelle Sandberg. by state Rep. Stacey Newman, Dr. Michelle Sandberg and Shannon Watts We were strangers before the Newtown, Conn., massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-olds…
March 28, 2013

Moms Demand Action’s Katerina Rodgaard on CNN — OBAMA: “Shame On Us If We’ve Forgotten”

Katerina Rodgaard, a dance teacher whose student, Reema Samaha, 18, was shot and killed in the massacre at Virginia Tech introduced both the President and Vice President today at the White House. Watch Katerina’s interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
March 28, 2013

Moms Demand Action member Katerina Rodgaard introduces President Obama before speech on Common Sense Measures to Protect Children From Gun Violence

(click for video content) The following is the complete transcript of President Obama’s remarks on gun violence on Thursday in Washington. (Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.) KATERINA RODGAARD: Good morning. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Morning. MS. RODGAARD: First,…
March 26, 2013

‘Moms Demand Action’ pushes gun bill in Annapolis

Young lobbyists need their nourishment to be effective in making their case for the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 in Annapolis, MD. When you get out of that rhetoric and you see what is at stake for us and what…
March 26, 2013

Michael Moore: ‘We want to join hands with all NRA members’ who are rational

We want to join hands with all NRA members who are sane and rational and believe we should have sensible gun control laws in this country. Recent polling that shows 57 percent of Americans “want assault weapons banned,” and 91…
March 21, 2013

Mass shootings turn Orange County, CA mom into gun control activist

Deborah Hernandez, an Orange County mother, was so disturbed by recent mass shootings that she responded by launching an Orange County chapter of Mothers Demand Action, a national organization that formed after the Newtown shootings that calls for gun control.
March 21, 2013

Moms Demand Action Impact on The Hill on The Ed Show

Click for video content. Gun debate featured on the Ed Show, Wednesday, March 20, 2013…
March 18, 2013

The Gun Debate In Congress – The Diane Rehm Show

Click to listen to The Gun Debate In Congress on The Diane Rehm Show, featuring Jennifer Fiore vice president of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.Four gun control measures are on their way to the…
March 18, 2013

The Second Amendment does not imply unlimited access to weapons

On a recent family vacation, as I stood in the security line at the airport, I imagined the public outrage if there were a separate gate through which 40 percent of the crowd could enter the terminal, completely unchecked, completely…
March 17, 2013

RANDALL BEACH: Enough is enough: A mom and her daughter go to Washington

Hannah Kolb, 19, left, and her mother Brenda King of Guilford who have joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. They were in Washington this week, meeting with the Connecticut legislative delegation on the issue…
March 16, 2013

Boulder sees hundreds turn out to exercise gun rights, or protest

We come today as people of peace, people of compassion and faith, seeking ways to end gun violence. We affirm that peace begins with each of us, in our homes, on our streets, in our theaters, in our schools and…
March 16, 2013

In Washington, Ohio Moms Push for Gun Control

By Jessica Wehrman, The Columbus Dispatch WASHINGTON — On the day after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure expanding background checks to private gun sales, three Columbus-area moms came to Washington to…
March 16, 2013

Moms, Now 80 Chapters and 80,000 Members, Make the Case for Gun Control

Members of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America protest outside the Indiana State House on March 9. (Photo: Michelle Pemberton, The Indianapolis Star) Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded in December, now has 80 chapters…
March 15, 2013

Hoosier moms lobby for gun control legislation on Capitol Hill

By Tanya Spencer, theindychannel.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana woman who founded a gun control movement was in Washington with other Hoosier women on Wednesday to rally for gun control legislation. Shannon Watts.Zionsville mom…
March 14, 2013

OFFICIAL STATEMENT — Senate Judiciary Committee passes Assault Weapons Ban

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America “On behalf of all American mothers, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds the passage of the Assault Weapons Ban in the Senate Judiciary Committee today, the 3-month anniversary of…
March 13, 2013

Moms Take The Hill: Mountain View Mom Pushes for Tougher Gun Control Laws

Several members of the Bay Area contingent of Moms Demand Action flew together to D.C. from SFO. Here are Amanda Mortimer of Ross, Sarit Schube of Palo Alto, Sara Smirin of Los Altos, Christine Tachner of Mountain View, Hilary Weisfeld…
March 12, 2013

Clinton Hill Dad to Discuss Gun Control in D.C. Wednesday

In a country where eight children are shot and killed every day, it is imperative that Congressional representatives hear directly and frequently from American mothers. — Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
March 12, 2013

Local Philadelphia mothers rally for gun control laws

A group of 30 area mothers will travel to Washington, DC., on Wednesday to lobby for “common-sense gun laws” as part of an event organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. About 200 mothers from over…
March 12, 2013

Michigan women lobbying Congress on gun legislation

By STEVE CARMODY, michiganradio.org Several Michigan women are on their way to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress for stricter national gun laws. They’ll be part of a major lobbying effort on Wednesday, March…
March 12, 2013

Montclair, New Jersey Moms ‘Take the Hill Day’ in Washington, D.C. on March 13

By Donna Henschel, nj.com Over 200 moms from more than 30 states will travel to Washington, DC, on Wed., March 13, 2013 to participate in ”Moms Take the Hill”, a grassroots event organized by Moms…
March 12, 2013

Moms Take the Hill Day™

We are from diverse backgrounds and professions, and from different parts of the country … we are busy with children, families and work, but urgency of this issue has prompted us to travel at our own expense to the Capitol…
March 11, 2013

Bay Area moms take gun control message to Washington

(watch video content) From KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA Nearly a dozen Bay Area moms will take their gun control message to Washington D.C. next Wednesday. The group “Moms Take the Hill”…
March 10, 2013

Indiana Statehouse site of dueling protests over gun rights

(Mobile: click for video link) By Michael Boren, indystar.com A group fighting for gun control and another fighting for gun rights protested on two sides of the Indiana Statehouse Saturday morning.
March 10, 2013

After Losing Stepson in Gun Death, Illinois Business Owner Donates to Gun Safety Group

Genetta Jackson, owner of King’s Kloset in Oak Park, will donate 30 percent of proceeds from this Sunday to the gun safety advocacy group Moms Demand Action.

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.