I was finally doing something. And something was probably better than nothing. Our hand-painted protest signs were like bright splashes of hope against the gray winter sky.
— Julie Flynn Badal, Mother and Writer
©2013 Julie Flynn Badal, The Huffington Post
Mother and Writer
Why weren’t we all taking to the streets, banging pots and pans like those women in Egypt? I wanted to open the window of my apartment in Brooklyn and yell, “Enough is enough!” Maybe others would join in. From our fire escapes and front stoops, we’d all be shouting and wouldn’t stop until something was done.
The founder of One Million Moms, Shannon Watts, had mobilized thousands of mothers across the country via social media. Watts, a mother of five, had shared that desire to do something after the Sandy Hook shooting. She ended up creating her own little Arab Spring from her home in Zionsville, Indiana.
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