Take Action! Horrifying. An anonymous emailer wrote that if Utah State University didn’t cancel Anita Sarkeesian’s speech about women's rights within 24 hours, then he would commit the “deadliest school shooting in American history.” The warning letter, purportedly from a USU student, was sent to dozens of Utah State University school administrators several days before Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to speak [...]
Inspiring Gun Safety
The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012 refocused the public’s attention on the epidemic of American gun violence wreaking havoc on American families and communities across the country daily. MomsRising’s Gun Safety Campaign educates and engages our members and the general public about gun violence and helps build the political will to enact common-sense solutions to this terrible problem, including:
- Criminal background checks for all gun purchases, including at gun shows and on the Internet.
- A ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
- A federal anti-gun-trafficking statute with real penalties to crack down on straw purchases.
In April 2013, MomsRising helped bring about the first meaningful gun policy reform vote in the Senate in almost 30 years. Although this vote narrowly missed passage, we continue to lead the mom charge demanding action to reduce gun violence, especially the strengthening of background checks on all gun sales.
MomsRising amplifies the voices of moms and family members in the national debate on smart gun legislation, virtually through broadcast and personal media channels, and in real life through meetings and other face-to-face interactions with lawmakers, stakeholders and influencers. We bring mothers and family members directly to Capitol Hill, the White House, local district offices and even the NRA to share their experiences, thoughts and hopes about gun violence. MomsRising also holds accountable corporations that promote irresponsible gun culture, such as LivingSocial, which offers entertainment packages that combine alcohol with recreational shooting.
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Moms Blogging on Gun Safety
Take Action! Scandal, the show created by one of the few women writers and producers working on primetime TV, Shonda Rhimes, regularly has us buzzing with excitement on Thursday nights when it airs. And we are particularly excited right now because of how the new season is unfolding. Already, the Emmy-award winning program has taken [...]
TERRIFIC BREAKING NEWS! Giant thank you to Alicia Keys for partnering with MomsRising.org & others in a big way for her #WeAreHere movement! Want more details about this exciting partnership & project? Check out this great article by Nick Kristof in The New York Times about the partnership here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-alicia-keys-asks-why-are-we-here.html #WEmatter #WeVote #WeArePOWERFUL #WeAreHere
The news a nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her firearms instructor with an Uzi submachine gun during a family vacation has shocked people across the country and the world. As absurd and irresponsible as it is, the gun industry aggressively markets firearms use as "wholesome family fun." Bullets and Burgers, the Nevada establishment where the deadly [...]