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How many more mothers are childless today because our Congress isn’t brave enough to act?

May 10, 2013
Nothing is worse than losing a child. This may be one of the few universal beliefs that still holds true in every far reaching corner of the globe. And, I think most would agree that few acts of personal courage are more inspiring than the strength and grace with which many mothers who have...
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Another Toddler Dies. A 3-Year Old in Arizona Shoots Himself in the Face

May 9, 2013
It seems like an everyday thing now. You get online or turn on the TV and there it is. Another headline of a child/toddler getting hold of a gun, playing with a gun, and dying by a gun. Some of the public and media seem to be getting tired or numb to such stories. The Arizona death of a 3-year old...
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Tell Chicago Public Schools: No Rape Music at Prom

April 24, 2013
I vividly remember my high school prom. We were dressed like adults and many anticipated the chance to play the part. Do you remember the scene: doey-eyed teenagers and whispers of all the possible places to spend the rest of the night without adult supervision? For young people, the energy of the...
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Without Economic and Safety Reforms, Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence are at Increased Risk

April 15, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in National Network to End Domestic Violence . Domestic violence victims often describe feeling like prisoners in their own homes – beaten and controlled by abusive partners, silenced, isolated and shamed, without the protections or resources to leave and find...
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Say “Not Again” to Gun Violence in America: A Song and a Perspective from a Dad Abroad

April 10, 2013
I am very grateful to MomsRising for the opportunity to share my music and thoughts with all of you. The repeated, tragic shootings in our country have pained me. I am a proud father of three wonderful teenage daughters. Though a native New Yorker, from the Bronx, I do not live in America, nor have...
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Interfaith Call-in Day to Prevent Gun Violence

April 9, 2013
Over the past few months we have come together in the faith community many times to stop gun violence. We made a difference: our congregants made more than 10,000 calls to the Senate on February 4th in our Faiths Calling campaign. Since the Senate debate and vote on a gun violence prevention...
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Have Moms Forgotten About Newtown?

April 5, 2013
Just three short months after the tragic shooting deaths of 20 first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School... Just weeks after a Chicago infant was killed in cross fire... And just days after President Obama made an impassioned plea to the American people to “remember how we felt 100 days ago,...
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Zina's Story: How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse Into Murder

April 3, 2013
Women in the United States are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than they are in any other developed nation. This violence is directly related to our weak gun laws.
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Speak louder Than Gun Fire

March 28, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I met a woman named Louisa during a protest in front of the NRA’s national headquarters. As I walked beside her, waving my sign that said, “ Smart Gun Laws, Safe Families ,” I asked her, “Has anyone in your family ever been impacted by gun violence?” Literally stopping in her...
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Tears and Prayers at the NRA

March 19, 2013
I have thought a lot about what happened to/with me at the vigil at the NRA on March 14 —and how my story might help inform and move people. I’m offer here a little more detail for what I hope is a contribution to the issue of the price families pay for America’s approach to guns, which is oddly...
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