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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

All In For Hillary! A Progressive Mom's Back-To-School To-Do List

Jennifer Rand | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

The following was adapted from a blog entry originally published on my website, Musings from the FeMOMist, on September 2, 2016. For the original ver...

The Scary And Heartbreaking Reason This Mom Photographed Her 3-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents

A mom's viral Facebook post is highlighting the way mass shootings affect even the youngest children. On Wednesday, Stacey Wehrman Feeley posted a pho...

I Have A Voice and I'm Not Afraid To Use It

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

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.

What Women/Moms Need to Know Now: Gun Violence Prevention 101

Jennifer Rand | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

For more information about the history of the gun violence prevention movement, and how the gun lobby has taken over the process, read the companion p...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney advises 'When a film relies on violence for entertainment, walk out.' Interview No. 12

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.   YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

We Need to Talk to People We Disagree With About Fighting Gun Violence says Interview No. 7 Anel Lopez Gorham by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.16.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

I am proud to introduce you to each of them and excited to share their insights into how all of us can be a part of the solution to "Raise The Caliber" of our communities.

Corporate America's Turn Towards Gun Safety

Shannon Watts | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Shannon Watts

Proving the maxim that change is a marathon, not a sprint, after a two-year campaign by American moms to get Facebook to change its gun policies, the tech giant finally responded by prohibiting all unlicensed gun sales on their social media platforms.

This Striking PSA's Twist Ending Is Dark -- And Eye-Opening

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents

Mom and "Saturday Night Live" alum Rachel Dratch stars in a new PSA from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety. Tit...

Single-Issue Voters Can End the #EmptySeat

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
Shannon Watts

President Obama did one other thing this week. He said that one seat in the First Lady's State of the Union guest box will be left empty on Tuesday. It's a seat for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice -- for their families.

Moms Are Committed to Doing 'Whatever It Takes‪' to End This Scourge That Threatens Our Families

Shannon Watts | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Shannon Watts

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."

C'mon Moms, Start Demanding Action for Gun Sense in America!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

It was the Fourth of July in our little Mayberry town and for the first time in our ten years living here, I marched in the annual parade. I was marching with the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

#WearingOrange is More Than Just a Hashtag

Shannon Watts | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Yesterday, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I joined moms, teens, gun violence survivors and everyday Americans fighting for gun sense at a block party in Harold Washington Park on the South Side of Chicago.

No Panic Buttons for the Public: Why Open Carry Is Bad for America

Shannon Watts | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

With rights come responsibilities, and for the safety and security of our restaurants, state capitols, and other public places, we must push back on armed intimidation. After all, there are no panic buttons for the public.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Almost 100 School Shootings Have Occurred Since Newtown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred in the two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a report rel...

An Open Letter to Jay Leno

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Moms Demand Action and our nearly 2.5 million supporters are truly grateful to you, Jay, and to other influencers who have the honor and courage to stand up against gun violence and the lobbyists who perpetuate it.

Moms Have Arrived as a Political Force in Gun Policy Debate

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

It's one thing to back courageous leaders who stand up to the gun lobby, but it's another to thank them with our votes. Last week represented a chance to test the theory that mobilizing moms can be a successful electoral strategy.

The Message Kroger Doesn't Want You to Hear

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

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.

Majority Of Kroger Shoppers Want Gun-Friendly Chain To Ban Guns

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

The cadre of mothers crusading to ban the open carry of firearms in stores has added a new poll to its arsenal. Sixty-four percent of shoppers in s...

Hitting the Road for Gun Sense

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

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.

American Moms Aren't Buying What the NRA Is Selling

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

The National Rifle Association is in a quandary. The organization's leadership, which is sullied by a long history of sexism and misogyny, must continue to grow its market for guns in order to protect gun manufacturers' profits.

Laura Bassett

Moms Push Back Against 'Sexist' NRA Attack | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association has made a concerted effort over the past several years to expand its appeal to women. But in a move that has drawn cri...

Why Moms Across America Are Calling On Kroger To Protect Our Children

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

When confronted with a semiautomatic rifle in the frozen food aisle with our children, how is any mom supposed to know if these are political activists making a statement, or if we should duck and cover?

View The Facts: All Moms Should Support Bill To Protect Victims From Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Some have called the new ad "dramatic" others have said it was "chilling," "haunting" or "grisly." I call it real. In an average month, 48 women in this country are shot to death by current or former intimate partners.

Jillian Berman

How Battles Over God, Guns And Gays Infiltrated Corporate America | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

The gulf between Democrats and Republicans is wider than ever, and this partisan divide is spilling over into the nation's largest and most prominent ...

Jillian Berman

How Moms Became A Force Corporate America Can't Ignore | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

The message from Beyonce and other outspoken feminists is clear. Women today can be, and do, just about anything. Yet when it comes to social activism...