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A memory wall for victims and survivors to share how gun violence has impacted their lives.

On Mother’s Day, We Honor the Mothers Impacted By Gun Violence

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Meet Julianne Moore’s #WCWs: 12 of the Women Who Power the Movement

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Supporting Grieving Families in Memory of Obi Henderson

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We Can Repair the Despair, Build Bridges, and Learn From Each Other

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The Best Way to Make a Difference Is to Work Together and Stay Connected

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“We Are Losing Our Babies Every Day”

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January 26, 2024

Sixth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Ends With Thousands of Survivor Stories Amplified Across The Country

From Members of Congress to Partner Organizations, Thousands Came Together to Uplift the Voices of Gun Violence Survivors  Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Hosted More Than 80 Events Across the Country; Survivors Shared Stories on MomentsThatSurvive.org,…
January 22, 2024

Sixth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Begins

January 22-26 Marks Sixth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Every Day in America, 120 people Are Shot and Killed, More Than 200 Are Shot and Wounded, and Countless Others Experience the Collective Trauma of Gun Violence NEW YORK –…
May 18, 2023

New York State Assembly Passes Legislation That Will Support Gun Violence Survivors and their Families; Everytown, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action Applaud

Volunteers and Supporters Have Done Over 1500 Digital Campaign Actions Over the Past Two Legislative Sessions Urging Lawmakers to Pass Legislation that will Allow Fair Access to Victim Compensation   New York — Today, the New York chapters of Moms Demand…
“This Mother’s Day I don’t want prayers. I don’t want sentiments. I don’t want cards, and I don’t want flowers. I want action.”

This Mother’s Day: Move with Action

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Kathy Elaine McKnight selfie

Kathy Elaine McKnight: We Aren’t Taking No For an Answer

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Donnitta Marie Sinclair wearing a red Everytown Survivor Network t-shirt and speaking at a podium

Donnitta Marie Sinclair: Growing, Rebuilding, Restoring, and Healing our Community

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Marie Delus wears a Moms Demand Action shirt while speaking at the podium at an event

Marie G. Delus: ‘History will remember us Moms, our legacies are being written’

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Moms Demand Action volunteer Melody McFadden speaks at the podium at a Don't Look Away rally in Washington, DC in 2022

Melody Geddis McFadden: Helping survivors of gun violence smile again

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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…

Florida Mom Still Putting Pieces Together after Daughter’s Suicide

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As a minister, I have officiated the funerals of too many black men in our community, and the crime is on humanity.

My son served our country in Afghanistan, but his brother died by gun violence here at home.

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My Baby Made the Ultimate Sacrifice to Save Her Baby’s Life

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Using My Voice to Make a Change

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Sandy Phillips Fights for Stronger, Smarter Gun Laws in the Aftermath of the Murder of her Daughter in the Aurora Mass Shooting

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A Conversation with Roxanna Green

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13-Year-Old Shot in Face by Friend; Mother Grieves His Loss, and the Lack of Charges in Case

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Missy Jenkins Smith

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Did you know

58 percent of American adults or someone they care for have experienced gun violence in their lifetime.