If you're like me, you're feeling frustrated, angry, depressed and sad; sick of guns, sick of violence and fear; sick of thoughts and prayers, sick of moments of silence; sick of endless lists of names and #hashtags and changing your profile picture to match the color or symbol of the latest mass killing.
We are wrapping up a long, cruel summer of senseless, preventable gun violence. Americans are being gunned down in our churches, schools, movie theaters, military recruitment centers, workplaces, and homes. Which is why we're turning September 10 into a national day of action to make good on our pledge to do "whatever it takes."
For months, Moms have called on Kroger to make a safer and more family-friendly shopping environment by prohibiting the open carry of firearms in its stores, just as brands including Target, Starbucks, and Panera have done. Instead of meeting with us and reconsidering an irresponsible policy, Kroger's leadership has refused to listen.
There are only 33 days between now and Election Day, and Moms Demand Action volunteers across the country are doubling down on our pledge to bring one million gun sense voters to the polls. I've personally committed to crisscrossing the country between now and Election Day to meet the incredible moms and women who are working to change our culture of gun violence.