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The Women's March On Washington Isn't About One Day

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Shannon Watts

The Women's March on Washington isn't about one day or one event: it's about the future of our nation. As Martin Luther King, Jr., said in 1963 at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, "We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back."

Ft. Lauderdale Mass Shooting Shows Need For Guns In Airports, GOP Lawmaker Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

A Florida state Senate committee next week will take up legislation that would allow civilians to openly carry guns in airports, college campuses and ...

Let's Try Using Wisdom To End Gun Violence

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Wolfe

To join us in our effort to end gun violence and enact common sense gun laws, follow Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety on Facebook and Twitter. Join us in your community, or start a group of your own.

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

From Behind Bars, Jon-Adrian Velazquez Works to 'Create Healthy Communities' to Reduce Gun Violence by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.21.2016 | 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 w...

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

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2016 | 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 ...

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Mobilizing With Music for Gun Violence Prevention: Interview No. 8 With 'The Million Mom March' Founder Donna Dees by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

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 03.15.2016 | 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.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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 w...

America Can't Wait to Address Gun Violence

Steven Miller | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Steven Miller

If we wait to address gun violence after the grieving is over, nothing will ever change, because the pain of having a loved one killed by gun violence never goes away.

You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.23.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...Meet Jennifer Mascia. Her Job is to chronicle who gets shot in America

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.14.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Although our backgrounds, experiences and the challenges we face in our work are as complex as the causes and the solutions to this epidemic, all have shown that there is more that can be done to end this senseless loss of human life.

'We Are Doing Something About It' -- How 3 Detroit High School Seniors Are Fighting Illegal Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.06.2017 | 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 ...

I Am Doing Something About It... Meet Byron Bigelow

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.28.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

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...

You Can Do Something About It

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.21.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.

Secondosis: A Tale of One Treatable Disease, Left Untreated

Sandro Galea | Posted 11.30.2016 | Science
Sandro Galea

Insofar as public health is about creating conditions that make people healthy, we have a moral imperative to contribute to a greater clarity of message about the potential reduction in injury and death that a true assault on this disease could bring.

Parenting in a Trigger-Happy Country

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.22.2016 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

We have not created a safe environment. As parents and citizens, that's our job. And we have failed. When you fail, you are supposed to change and adapt. You are supposed to act, not cower with helplessness. You are supposed to do something beyond hoping and crossing your fingers or knocking on wood.

Let's All Point and Laugh at the NRA

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Why are we even letting them have a platform? Why are we even entertaining the thought that they are saying anything even remotely rational or fact-based? Enough of this! You don't roll around in the muddy gutter with the NRA, you just point and laugh, point and laugh.

Nancy Pelosi Stops by 21, at a Luncheon for The Armor of Light

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This week at a luncheon at 21, the movie's key figures, an evangelical reverend and anti-abortion activist Rob Schenck, and a remarkable grieving mother turned anti-gun activist Lucy McBride, spoke on a panel, raising the film's issue: can you be both pro-gun and pro-life?

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Wow, that was a surprising response that I got from my last blog post about marching in the 4th of July parade with Moms Demand Action. It sure was wr...

#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.